ZZ Top Honored with “A Tribute From Friends” Album

ZZ Top: A Tribute From FriendsA new tribute album to “Little Ol’ Band from Texas” is now available, featuring performers from across the music world. ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends is the fourth collection of covers to pay homage to the southern rock legends and has all their classic hits.

Among the lineup is former Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie, who joins Mick Fleetwood, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and guitarist Jonny Lang to form the M.O.B. The group kicks off the album with their take on “Sharp Dressed Man.”

Other notable bassists trying to do their best Dusty Hill impression include Filter’s Phil Buckman, Catherine Popper of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Nickelback’s Mike Kroeger, Wolfmother’s Ian Peres, Duff McKagan and Jeff Rouse of Loaded, Michael Todd of Coheed and Cambria, Mastodon’s Troy Sanders and Daughtry’s Josh Paul.

“…We were told there was going to be a ZZ Top tribute album a while ago and logically asked, ‘Who are we paying tribute to?,’” ZZ Top said in a statement. “Then we found out that a bunch of great artists were paying tribute to us and we were in disbelief. For the past 40 or so years, all we’ve done is get out there and crank it and try to have a good time while doing so. To a great extent, we’ve succeeded since we’re still having a good time so that would be reward enough for ‘the same three guys playing the same three chords’. Now comes A Tribute From Friends and we’re so delighted that our music resonates with these great musicians whom we so admire.”

Preview and download A Tribute From Friends:

ZZ Top A Tribute From Friends Track List:

  1. Sharp Dressed Man (The M.O.B. – Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Jonny Lang & John McVie)
  2. Gimme All Your Lovin’ (Filter)
  3. Tush (Grace Potter & The Nocturnals)
  4. Legs (Nickelback)
  5. Cheap Sunglasses (Wolfmother)
  6. Got Me Under Pressure (Duff McKagan’s Loaded)
  7. Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers (Coheed & Cambria)
  8. Just Got Paid (Mastodon)
  9. Rough Boy (Wyclef Jean)
  10. Waitin’ for the Bus / Jesus Just Left Chicago (Daughtry)
  11. La Grange (Jamey Johnson)

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