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    "I don’t know of anything that we have more fun doing.  In fact, we’ve been in this band longer than marriage, longer than school, longer than anything we’ve ever done.  And it doesn’t seem like 30 years either!"  Billy Gibbons

    In The Beginning . . . 

    Billy Gibbons was a guitarist with Moving Sidewalks, a Houston, Texas band in the late 60s.  When that band broke up, Billy and his manager Bill Ham began looking for another band opportunity.  Another Houston musician, Frank Beard joined forces with Billy and they began auditioning for a bass player.  Having no luck finding the right "fit" with the audition process, Frank recommended the bass player from his old band American Blues, Dusty Hill.  With Dusty on board, they began to meld their influences into the signature sound they have been known for these past 30 years.  Smokey blues, delta music and hard hitting rock guitar came together to produce that "Little Ol Band From Texas."  They are distinct in their sound, immediately recognizable in appearance and the only rock & roll band out there that has all their original members in tact after 30 years!

    What Are They Up To Now?

    "We still enjoy playing together, and as a band, that means a lot, if not everything in this unified pursuit of the collective unknown." Billy Gibbons

    The definitive southern rock/blues band ZZ Top is still criss-crossing the US in support of their last CD, "XXX."  Their dates last into early March 2000.  At venues where they play, Confederate flags are draped everywhere and the capacity crowds are in a "party til you puke" mode hours before the doors open.  Although the band has a 30 year history, their fans run the gamut of generations and all have the same appreciation of the guitar driven rock with southern blues roots.

    When the lights go out, the night belongs to the legend.  What more do you need to say about "That Little ‘Ol Band from Texas?"  Dusty, Billy and Frank can fill an arena with more nasty guitar licks and kick ass rhythms than any six men and that’s just what they do.  No pyrotechnics or flashy costumes are necessary, just pure, adventurous music making.  New tracks from the "XXX" CD such as "Fearless Boogie" (the first single) and "Poke Chop Sandwich" were recognizable ZZ Top fare and blended right into the songs that get the partied out crowds to their feet.  You know what I’m talkin bout . . . "Cheap Sunglasses," "Give Me All Your Loving" and "Legs," (complete with fuzzy guitar and bass!)  And what could possibly top that?  How about an encore featuring "La Grange?"
     

    Genre:  Blues/Rock

    ZZ Top is:
    Billy Gibbons - Guitar 
    Dusty Hill - Bass
    Frank Beard - Drums
     

    Career Album 
    Discography:

  • First Album (Warner Bros.)1971
  • Rio Grande Mud (Warner Bros.)    1972
  • Tres Hombres(Warner Bros.)1973
  • Fandango! (Warner Bros.)1974
  • Tejas (Warner Bros.)1976
  • Best of  (Warner Bros.)1977
  • Dequello(Warner Bros.)1979
  • El Loco (Warner Bros.)1981
  • Eliminator (Warner Bros.)1983
  • Afterburner  (Warner Bros.) 1985
  • Sixpack (Warner Bros.) 1987
  • Recycler (Warner Bros.) 1990
  • Greatest Hits(Warner Bros.)1992
  • One Foot In The Blues(Warner Bros.)1994
  • Antenna (RCA)1994
  • Ryhtmeen (RCA)1996
  • XXX(RCA) 1999

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    Career Turning Point:
    Hit single "La Grange" from their third album, "Tres Hombres" (Warner Bros.) 1973
     

    Visit the Official ZZ Top home page

    Purchase ZZ Top Music at the iconoSTORE! 

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