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ZZ Top: 40 Years of Rock ‘n Roll & Cars

For over forty years, ZZ Top has been recording, touring, and residing on classic rock stations. The trio of Billy Gibbons on guitar, Dusty Hill on bass, and Frank Beard on drums has remained the same since first forming in Houston back in 1970. They’re instantly recognizable thanks to the long beards of Gibbons and […]

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ZZ TOP PLAYED ITS FIRST SHOW TOGETHER 45 YEARS AGO TODAY

On this date in February 1970, ZZ Top played at a Knights of Columbus Hall on old U.S. 90, a gig booked by Beaumont radio personality Al Caldwell of KLVI, who would later also broadcast the band’s first recordings. This would be the band’s first show together with their now-iconic lineup of Billy Gibbons, Dusty […]

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ROLLING STONE: ZZ TOP & WEEZER TEAM UP FOR JIMMY KIMMEL’S MASH-UP MONDAYS ON FEB 2ND

Jimmy Kimmel Live will shake up its regularly scheduled musical performances this February with a new series, “Mash Up Mondays,” bringing together two artists for a special one-off gig. “Mash Up Mondays” kicks off February 2nd with Weezer and ZZ Top — or as host Jimmy Kimmel re-dubbed them in a press release, “Wee-Z Top” […]

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ZZ TOP & WEEZER TEAM UP FOR JIMMY KIMMEL’S “MASH-UP MONDAYS”

JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE TO DEBUT MUSICAL “MASH UP MONDAYS” STARTING FEBRUARY 2 Beginning February 2, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live will debut its new take on the show’s musical performances with “Mash Up Mondays.” Every Monday in February, once-in-a-lifetime musical performances will be created showcasing two artists paired up to form one unlikely supergroup. Alternative music […]

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ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK: YOU THINK YOU KNOW ZZ TOP?

All things considered, keeping tabs on ZZ Top is pretty simple — their lineup hasn’t changed in decades, and neither has their distinctive brand of Texas boogie rock. But that doesn’t mean ZZ lore doesn’t contain its share of little-known facts, and we cover some of the most interesting in this edition of You Think […]

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LOS ANGELES: ADOPT THE ARTS CHARITY FOR MUSIC IN SCHOOLS ON JANUARY 12

LOS ANGELES! Adopt the Arts is honoring Billy F Gibbons and Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band for their contributions to music and culture… the event takes place next Monday, January 12th w/ a special performance at The Roxy Theatre… All proceeds go towards keeping music in public schools – come out and show […]

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[VIDEO] SUPERGROUP KINGS OF CHAOS FEATURING ZZ TOP, AEROSMITH, CHEAP TRICK AND MORE

KINGS OF CHAOS — the touring project featuring former and current members of AEROSMITH, GUNS N’ ROSES, ZZ TOP, CHEAP TRICK and EXTREME — is in the middle of another South African tour. Joining returning KINGS OF CHAOS members Matt Sorum, Gilby Clarke and Duff McKagan (all of whom were formerly in GUNS N’ ROSES) […]

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FOO FIGHTERS HBO SERIES ‘SONIC HIGHWAYS’ FEATURES BILLY F GIBBONS

This past Sunday, Billy F Gibbons was featured on the Foo Fighter’s HBO series ‘Sonic Highways’ … In the episode focusing on the music scene in Austin, Texas, Billy talks about his early band The Moving Sidewalks and origins of ZZ Top. The music scene was cultivated from Blues, Folk, and Rock, with legends sucha […]

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BILLY F GIBBONS PERFORMING 2 SHOWS IN NEW YORK

New York! Billy F Gibbons is coming to town November 10-11 to perform at 2 very special events in the city, check them out below: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Wall Street Rocks For Our Heroes – Veterans Day Benefit Show Billy F Gibbons/John Popper/Warren Haynes plus The All Star Band On November 10, Wall Street Rocks […]

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ZZ Top, George Thorogood, Gregg Allman Among Rock Acts Playing 2015 Stagecoach Festival

ZZ Top, George Thorogood and Gregg Allman will have something on common with country superstars Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton come next April: all are among the artists performing at the 2015 Stagecoach Music Festival in California. Now in its ninth year, the three-day festival is set for April 24-26, 2015, and takes […]

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