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ZZ Top set to perform at State Farm Arena on Tuesday

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:33:23 GMT

Festiva recently caught up with ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons via email. The band will perform Tuesday at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo.




Peter Mayhew, Sam Smith: Today's celebrity birthdays list

Fri, 19 May 2017 16:40:48 GMT

Birthday wishes go out to Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew and singer Sam Smith. Mayhew celebrates his 73rd birthday today.




May 19 celebrity birthdays

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:49:00 GMT

He's an actor you may not recognize, but you certainly know his movie character. He has the role of Chewbacca in the Star Wars franchise.




NWS: Hail, strong winds possible during rainy week in Alamo City

Wed, 17 May 2017 02:22:41 GMT

An NWS projection shows the weather patterns expected to come through the San Antonio area this week and into the weekend. An NWS projection shows the weather patterns expected to come through the San Antonio area this week and into the weekend.




ZZ Top brings Tonnage Tour to Sugar Land

Tue, 16 May 2017 21:27:28 GMT

ZZ Top performs at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Houston. ZZ Top performs at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in Houston.




Lone Star Round Up - A Hot Rodder's Shangri-La

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:29:22 GMT

When the Lonestar Round-Up, sponsored by The Kontinentals Car Club, hits Austin, TX in early April each year it's like the whole dang town has turned into a cool car Shangri-La. The very air vibrates with sweet exhaust notes from engines housed in pre-1964 American automobiles and the Americana music that Austin, The Live Music Capital of the World, is famous for.




ZZ Top coming to Des Moines

Mon, 15 May 2017 15:05:20 GMT

Legendary rock band ZZ TOP will appear at the Des Moines Civic Center on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. ZZ TOP has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.




Chris Stapleton Visits the Charlie Rose Show on PBS

Fri, 12 May 2017 21:21:15 GMT

Chris Stapleton joined legendary journalist and talk show host Charlie Rose for a special interview on last night's PBS program. The visit also included a performance of Stapleton's new single, "Either Way."




Border radio stars of old heard once again at Menger Hotel

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:52:09 GMT

Border blaster stations such as XERF in Acuna were the topic of a panel discussion Thursday at the Association for Recorded Sound Collections conference at the Menger Hotel. Border blaster stations such as XERF in Acuna were the topic of a panel discussion Thursday at the Association for Recorded Sound Collections conference at the Menger Hotel.




Alice Coopera s new album, a oeParanormal,a due in July, featuring U2, ZZ Top, Deep Purple members

Thu, 11 May 2017 20:22:07 GMT

Alice Cooper has unveiled full details about his forthcoming studio effort, which is titled Paranormal and will be released on July 28. The 12-track collection features guest appearances by U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. , ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons and Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover , as well as by the three surviving members of the original Alice Cooper band - bassist Dennis Dunaway , drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce . Cooper collaborated on three new songs with Dunaway, Smith and Bruce, and those tracks will appear on a special bonus mini-album packaged with Paranormal that also will feature select live recordings.




Undercover FBI cocaine sting in Sydney McDonald's car park

Wed, 10 May 2017 21:26:01 GMT

Big smack: Undercover FBI sting in a Sydney McDonald's car park smashes an international cocaine and money laundering ring The final blow for a transcontinental cocaine empire was an undercover FBI agent standing in a McDonald's car park in Sydney. He was there to receive $200,000 in two heat-sealed packages from Auburn pastry maker Zeki Atilgan and ship it back to California.




Chris Stapleton Performs 'Broken Halos' on 'The Howard Stern Show'

Wed, 10 May 2017 16:53:06 GMT

Chris Stapleton was a guest on "The Howard Stern Show" yesterday. Listen to excerpts of his interview and watch his full performance of "Broken Halos" Additionally, earlier this week, Stapleton and his band performed "I Was Wrong" on "TheTonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."




ZZ Top Revisiting Early Albums With New Box Set [News]

Wed, 10 May 2017 12:09:34 GMT

Legendary Texas rockers ZZ Top have announced that they will release "Cinco: The First Five LPs", a vinyl box set delivering the group's first five albums, on June 9. Legendary Texas rockers ZZ Top have announced that they will release "Cinco: The First Five LPs", a vinyl box set delivering the group's first five albums, on June 9. The Box Set package will include "ZZ Top's First Album" , 1972's "Rio Grande Mud", 1973's "Tres Hombres", "Fandango!" and 1976's "Tejas." The albums established Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard's finely-tuned blend of blues, hard rock, southern rock and more, with 1973's "Tres Hombres" providing the band's commercial breakthrough thanks, in part, to their first hit, "La Grange."




Five by three: Vinyl box set featuring ZZ Top's first five albums due out next month

Wed, 10 May 2017 12:09:33 GMT

Cinco: The First Five LPs will feature 180-gram vinyl editions of 1971's ZZ Top's First Album , 1972's Rio Grande Mud , 1973's Tres Hombres , 1975's Fandango! and 1976's Tejas . The collection's five discs are packaged in a box designed to resemble the ornate custom "Nudie" suits ZZ Top's members were known for wearing onstage back in the day.




ZZ Top returning to its musical launching pad

Wed, 10 May 2017 07:41:08 GMT

ZZ Top returns for its annual pilgrimage to San Antonio, where the band played its first gig under that name. ZZ Top returns for its annual pilgrimage to San Antonio, where the band played its first gig under that name.




ZZ Topa s Billy Gibbons talks Berry, Haggard and Prince before Biloxi shows

Tue, 09 May 2017 20:15:52 GMT

Billy Gibbons is nothing if not prolific. The venerable ZZ Top guitarist continues to tour with the band on the Tonnage Tour, which kicked off Feb. 18 at the Saenger Theater in Mobile, as well as playing shows with rock royalty Kings of Chaos and the Merle Haggard tribute show in Nashville.




Chris Stapleton, Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Bacon reveal "first draft" of ...

Tue, 09 May 2017 13:13:38 GMT

Chris Stapleton was the musical guest on Monday's The Tonight Show , and demonstrated his comedy chops, joining host Jimmy Fallon and one of Jimmy's other guests, Kevin Bacon for the segment, "First Drafts of Rock." The recurring sketch pretends to take a look at original versions of classic rock tunes -- in this case, ZZ Top 's 1983 song "Legs."