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ZZ Top Celebrate 50 Years with Album, Tour
New Albums

ZZ Top Celebrate 50 Years with Album, Tour

In another piece of evidence that 1969 was an incredible year for music, ZZ Top was formed. Now the iconic rock band is celebrating their 50th anniversary with a new album and a massive tour.

ZZ Top Halts Tour Due To Dusty Hill Ailment
News

ZZ Top Halts Tour Due To Dusty Hill Ailment

ZZ Top’s 2017 tour has come to a halt after legendary bassist Dusty Hill has taken ill. The band’s Tonnage Tour has concluded with plans to reschedule missed dates, they wrote on Twitter. “ZZ Top’s tour is temp. suspended & are arranged for rescheduling” they wrote, adding on their website that “ZZ’s cornerstone bass guitarist, Mr. Dusty Hill, is addressing...

ZZ Top Releases First Official Live Album
New Albums

ZZ Top Releases First Official Live Album

ZZ Top has the longest-lasting original lineup of any major rock band – the Texas trio of Billy Gibbons (guitar), Dusty Hill (bass) and Frank Beard (drums) have remained together for more than 45 years. But until now, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have gone without releasing a live album. More than four decades on, they’ve assembled LIVE...

ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill Fractures Shoulder, Dates Rescheduled
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ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill Fractures Shoulder, Dates Rescheduled

ZZ Top has been forced to cancel a string of tour dates after Dusty Hill injured his shoulder. The bearded bassist was preparing to take stage in Lubbock, Texas when he was tripped by an unlit step-up backstage. The band’s website explains that Hill has subsequently undergone treatment for a fractured shoulder. “My physicians told me that this type of...

ZZ Top Cancels Tour Dates After Dusty Hill Injury
Concerts & Tours

ZZ Top Cancels Tour Dates After Dusty Hill Injury

It’s been a rough year for Dusty Hill. Last month, the ZZ Top bassist was sidelined for surgery to remove kidney stones. Now the band has announced that the rest of their co-headlining tour dates with Jeff Beck have been canceled after Hill fell and injured his hip. Live Nation officials stated he fell inside the band’s tour bus, adding...

ZZ Top Releases “The Very Baddest” Compilation
New Albums

ZZ Top Releases “The Very Baddest” Compilation

It’s not often that a greatest hits collection includes material recorded for a variety of different labels over the course of a career. But ZZ Top fans are in luck with 2-disc set, , which includes music issued by three labels during the legendary Texas blues rockers’ career, which began back in 1969. The band has had the same lineup...

ZZ Top Postpones Tour for Dusty Hill Surgery
Concerts & Tours

ZZ Top Postpones Tour for Dusty Hill Surgery

ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill has been sidelined after suffering from kidney stones. The bearded four-stringer will need surgery to remove them, which will force the band to postpone the launch of their summer tour. “ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill is slated to undergo surgery to remove two kidney stones this week, necessitating a delay in the start of the...

Fender Custom Shop Announces Limited Edition Gold Top Dusty Hill Precision Bass
Basses

Fender Custom Shop Announces Limited Edition Gold Top Dusty Hill Precision Bass

Rounding out the Fender Custom Shop’s Artist Collection bass additions for the summer is the Limited Edition Gold Top Dusty Hill Precision Bass. Limited to 50 bass worldwide, Fender reports the new model is identical to the one Dusty is currently touring with and differentiates itself from other Precisions with a custom designed Seymour Duncan pickup, a custom neck shape,...

Best Of ZZ Top For Bass
Sheet Music & Instruction

Best Of ZZ Top For Bass

Hal Leonard set their sights on the music of that little ol’ band from Texas with the release of Best Of ZZ Top For Bass. Part of the “Bass Recorded Versions” series, the 64-page book focuses on Dusty Hill’s bass lines on 15 ZZ Top tunes from over the years. The music is presented in both standard notation and tab....

Fender Custom Shop Introduces Dusty Hill Signature Precision Bass
Basses

Fender Custom Shop Introduces Dusty Hill Signature Precision Bass

The Fender Custom Shop has expanded its Artist Series instruments with the Dusty Hill Signature Precision Bass. Available in Black and Nocaster Blonde, the bass oozes old school with a road worn finish and reverse headstock. The ZZ Top bassist helped tweak the bass, which features a custom designed Seymour Duncan pickup, a custom neck shape, and rear-routed controls. The...