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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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[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 […]

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Interview w/ Get Out: ZZ Top spins into Valley for poolside gig

Hall of Fame rockers ZZ Top conjure up many images — crazy beards, custom cars, spinning guitars and music videos featuring voluptuous women with long legs — but longevity has always been at the heart of this little ol’ band from Texas. Since embarking on the music scene in 1969, ZZ Top has sold 50 […]

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ZZ Top’s Return to Stagecoach Reinforces Love of Desert, Country Music Roots

ZZ Top guitarist and vocalist Billy F Gibbons may be the Lone Star State-proud leader of one of the most famous and most successful little ol’ rock bands from Texas, but he’s also planted some deep, deep roots in Palm Springs — and he loves coming back to the area every chance he gets. Here, […]

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ZZ Top to Perform During Coca-Cola 600 Pre-Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

ZZ Top, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, will bring their iconic tunes, trademark beards and dark sunglasses to Charlotte Motor Speedway for what promises to be an energetic pre-race concert to get fans revved up before the green flag falls on the […]

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ZZ Top rocks Adler; leaves Q-C crowd hot and bothered

Full Story via QCtimes Was it hot in the Adler Theatre on Thursday night or was it just ZZ Top? Playing to a near-capacity crowd of 2,300 in an inexplicably warm theater, the Texas blues-rockers led a session of their greatest hits and a couple of prime album cuts in their 75-minute set. Fans of […]

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