An all-star cast came together to record the forthcoming ZZ Top tribute album, A Tribute from Friends. Bands and artists that covered the legendary band’s songs include Wolfmother, Nickelback, Daughtry, Wyclef Jean, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Filter, Mastodon, Jamey Johnson and Coheed and Cambia, according to Blabbermouth.
Yet, one of the most interesting contributors to the album, due out October 11, is a supergroup that was put together specifically for this tribute. Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, the foundation of Fleetwood Mac, brought on guitar great Jonny Lang and superstar Steven Tyler to form The M.O.B. The band kicks off the compilation with their version of “Sharp Dressed Man.”
“We’re delighted to honor ZZ Top this way,” Fleetwood said. “Their legacy, like that of the original Fleetwood Mac, is steeped in the blues we all love so much. I know that Steven and Jonny feel as strongly about their legacy as John and I do.”
In related ZZ Top news, frontman Billy Gibbons recently compared his songwriting work on the band’s forthcoming album (due next year) topornography.
A Tribute from Friends tracklist:
1. The M.O.B., “Sharp Dressed Man”
2. Filter, “Gimme All Your Lovin’”
3. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, “Tush”
4. Nickelback, “Legs”
5. Wolfmother, “Cheap Sunglasses”
6. Duff McKagan’s Loaded, “Got Me Under Pressure”
7. Coheen and Cambria, “Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers”
8. Mastodon, “Just Got Paid”
9. Wyclef Jean, “Rough Boy”
10. Daughtry, “Waitin’ for the Bus”/“Jesus Just Left Chicago”
11. Jamey Johnson, “La Grange”
Thanks for the report to Bryan Wawzenek, Gibson.com.