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DUSTY HILL ON THE MEND – ZZ TOP ROADSHOW TO RESUME FIRST OF THE YEAR

ZZ TOP have just announced that scheduled tour dates will resume at the first of the year, stating, “Dusty’s well being is paramount.” The statement is in reference to Dusty Hill, the band’s bass-guitarist, who, earlier, took a mis-step on his tour bus and injured his hip, whose energies are now aimed at rehab in […]

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THE STORY BEHIND THE BEARDS OF ZZ TOP

Guitarists Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill have been wearing the signature look since the late ’70s, while the group’s drummer, whose name is ironically Frank Beard, prefers to maintain a clean shave. Billy in recent years revealed that he and Hill were once offered $1 million to cut off their facial hair, but they declined. […]

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ZZ Top “Live At Montreux 2013″ Now Available On Blu-Ray and DVD!

The Montreux Jazz Festival has always been a special place for ZZ Top. The band has turned in many memorable performances at the festival and bassist Dusty Hill has amassed a collection of event posters, some given to him personally by the late Claude Nobs, the festival’s founder. In July 2013, the band made its […]

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Billy Gibbons Reveals His Favorite Place in Texas!

My favorite place is H&H Car Wash and Coffee Shop, in El Paso, because you can get a taco while you wait for your car to get cleaned. The exotic call of thinking, “Let’s clean up this vehicle and, while we’re at it, get a taco” — it just doesn’t get much better than that. […]

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Billy Gibbons Performs W/ Reggie Watts on ‘CONAN’!

Given his generally unpredictable style and the overall air of secrecy surrounding its release, it’s impossible to guess what comedian Reggie Watts has in store for listeners with his upcoming album, ‘Scarves & Cabbages.’ But if his appearance alongside ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons on the July 22 episode of ‘Conan’ is any indication, it’ll […]

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Billy Gibbons Joins Johnny Winter on New Song, “Where Can You Be”

ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons sits in with the late Johnny Winter on the appropriately titled ‘Where Can You Be,’ a blast of incendiary 12-bar blues-rock that you can listen to above. The song marks the first music released from Winter’s all-star ‘Step Back‘ album, which will be released less than two months after Winter’s untimely […]

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ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Ventures Into EDM W/ David Guetta

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons is crossing over into dance music territory, thanks to a recent, unlikely collaboration with David Guetta. As Billboard reports, the guitarist met up with the EDM producer in Ibiza after his band’s recent European tour for a fruitful exchange of their diverse areas of expertise. “I wanted to know how they […]

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ZZ Top, Jason Derulo, and Florida Georgia Perform at the CMT Awards

The legendary ZZ Top opened up the performance, and the handsome guys of Florida Georgia Line made their way to the stage just moments later. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, Luke Bryan exploded out of the stage — seriously. What an entrance that was! Of course we knew that Jason Derulo […]

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PERFECTING THE PLAYLIST: TRES HOMBRES & FANDANGO

By the time they released their third (and best) album Tres Hombres, it seemed that ZZ Top were pulling blues-rock nuggets out of some mythical desert goldmine. As well, they had established themselves as tellers of Texas tall tales with the guitar firepower to back it up. However, after Tres Hombres followed Fandango — an odd album where the first […]

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