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ZZ Top Unveils New Album with the Late Dusty Hill, “RAW Whiskey Tour” Dates
Concerts & Tours, News

ZZ Top Unveils New Album with the Late Dusty Hill, “RAW Whiskey Tour” Dates

ZZ Top has announced a new album, “RAW”, that will be released on July 22nd. It features the group’s classic lineup of Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard, and Dusty Hill. The current lineup, with Elwood Francis on bass, has also announced a new tour.

Dusty Hill’s Bass and Vocals Will Be On Next ZZ Top Album
News

Dusty Hill’s Bass and Vocals Will Be On Next ZZ Top Album

Dusty Hill may have passed away last month, but we haven’t heard the last of him. ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons revealed that Hill had already recorded his bass parts as well as vocals for an upcoming album.

In Memoriam: Dusty Hill
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Dusty Hill

We’re sad to report that another icon of the electric bass has left us. ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill passed away in his sleep, the band stated on their website. He was 72 years old.

ZZ Top Unveils North American Tour
Concerts & Tours

ZZ Top Unveils North American Tour

ZZ Top has just announced a massive North American tour for 2021/22 that will mark the Texas trio’s first shows since February 2020. It will pick up where they left off – celebrating five decades of rock and roll.

ZZ Top: “La Grange” on the Howard Stern Show
Bass Videos

ZZ Top: “La Grange” on the Howard Stern Show

A few days ago, The Howard Stern Show shared a video from their vault featuring a 2013 appearance by ZZ Top. The clip starts with some background on “La Grange”, before Dusty Hill and the guys kick in to an extended version of the tune.

ZZ Top Documentary “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” Now Available
News

ZZ Top Documentary “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” Now Available

Get out your cheap sunglasses, because the ZZ Top documentary “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas” is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and streaming.

ZZ Top: Brown Sugar (Live From Gruene Hall)
Bass Videos

ZZ Top: Brown Sugar (Live From Gruene Hall)

Eagle Rock Entertainment shared this video recently, in advance of a new ZZ Top film that is set to release on February 28th. Here’s a clip from “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” which features the band performing “Brown Sugar.”

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...