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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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15 YEARS AGO: ZZ TOP GETS XXX RATED

Back in 1999, ZZ Top celebrated their 30th anniversary by releasing their 13th album, ‘XXX.’ It’s a wrongly overlooked, dirty little comet of an album that features both new studio and live recordings. From the fuzzed-out cyborg rock of the opening ‘Poke Chop Sandwich‘ to the dark, appropriately cinematic blues of ‘Made Into a Movie‘ […]

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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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