CLEVELAND SCENE: Veteran Rockers ZZ Top Prove Texas Blues is Alive and Well

The blues has been an art form for decades. Just when you think it might have run its course, a band like the Black Keys or an artist like Gary Clark Jr. comes along to bring the genre back to life. Through it all, ZZ Top, that little band from Texas, has remained a constant. […]

BALTIMORE SUN: ZZ Top bring a kind of perfection to Wolf Trap

Early in the ZZ Top show Tuesday night at Wolf Trap – between “Gimme All Your Lovin’” and “I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide” – Billy Gibbons paused to address the audience. “We’ve been coming around with you for four decades,” he said. “Same three guys” – and, lifting his guitar – “same three chords.” Laughter and […]

Billy F Gibbons launches solo project “The BFG’s” ; album “Perfectamundo” due out this October

For Immediate Release – Concord Records is releasing Perfectamundo on October 23, 2015. It’s the debut solo album from Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top guitarist/vocalist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, who is backed by a handpicked group of musicians dubbed The BFG’s on this unique outing. As the title may suggest, the album […]

The Guardian UK: ZZ Top “Beardy boogie merchants make every gesture count”

SSE Arena, Wembley, London
The highpoints are fabulous in a career-spanning set that moves effortlessly between dirty, sludgy blues and radio-friendly sheen

Billboard: Mike Flanigin Teams Up With ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons on ‘The Drifter’

Veteran Texas sideman Mike Flanigin made his first-ever solo album, The Drifter, with a little help from his friends. And after 25 years of playing, including a residency with Austin’s famed Antone’s house band, that list is impressive. The Drifter, due out Aug. 21, features contributions from ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Gary Clark Jr., Jimmie […]

ZZ Top & Blackberry Smoke announce “Grooves & Gravy” Tour

ZZ Top recently wrapped up its spring tour itinerary, which included some joint shows with Jeff Beck, and now the Texas trio has announced plans to launch a nationwide headlining trek running from late summer to early fall. The Grooves & Gravy Tour will kick off on August 13 in Glen Allen, VA and is […]

Billy F Gibbons backs the Olympic Auditorium Project in Los Angeles

The reverend Billy F Gibbons has a special message about the Olympic Auditorium Project, a kickstarter pledge to raise enough funding to finish this feature documentary on the legendary venue in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. WHAT IT IS – THE OLYMPIC AUDITORIUM PROJECT We’re making a feature length documentary that tells the story […]

Happy Birthday Dusty! He’s older and wise(cracke)r…

ZZ Top – the high-octane band famous for rock classics praising the female form (“Legs,” “Tush”) – no longer makes frequent appearances on the charts like it did in the ’70s and ’80s. But Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard continue to tour relentlessly despite all now being eligible for Medicare. ZZ Top will […]

Pajama Party! ZZ Top / Jeff Beck tour comes to a comfy conclusion

The conclusion of the most recent leg of the tour joining rock legends ZZ Top and Jeff Beck was occasion for the players and crew to send up ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons. It’s long been Billy’s habit to roam the backstage area after performances clad in pajamas. Billy’s proclivity to don sleepwear directly after concert […]

[VIDEO] Stagecoach 2015: ZZ Top packs Palomino stage

ZZ Top completely overwhelmed the Palomino Stage on Saturday night at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio. The Houston group started with the uptempo “Under Pressure” and kept the blues rock rolling with songs like “Gimme All Your Lovin.’” (While the latter song sounded great, it was a little bit slower than the pace […]