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ZZ Top: La Futura – review

Sat, 08 Sep 2012 14:38:00 +0000

The first ZZ Top album for nine years opens with the most remarkable rock'n'roll song of the year. Gotsta Get Paid is an adaptation not of some old blues or boogie, but of the Houston hip-hop classic 25 Lighters by DJ DMD with Lil' Keke and Fat Pat. It doesn't sound like hip-hop, naturally – it's reconfigured as a dirty, lazy, heavy groove, Billy Gibbons's growling guitar and voice front and centre. It's simply brilliant. In fact, their 15th album would sound amazing even if the songs weren't up to scratch – Gibbons and co-producer Rick Rubin have done a remarkable job in making the band sound both timely and timeless, and fiercer than at any time in their career. But the songs hit the mark pretty consistently, too: on Consumption, with its hiccups and pauses, ZZ Top sound like an engine coughing and spluttering and roaring into life; Chartreuse picks up where Tush left off; I Don't Wanna Lose, Lose You could have been buffed up for Eliminator, but is all the better for being unpolished. It's an unexpectedly wonderful return from an undervalued band.

ZZ Top is about to release new album "La Futura"

Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:19:00 +0000

ZZ Top fans should get ready to see first studio album "La Futura" in nine year. The album will be officially release on 10th of September.

Rick Rubin and Billy Gibbons of the band are the producers.This is the band 15th Studio Album.It is made up of 10 tracks and was recorded at Foam Box Recordings in Houston and at Shangri La Studios in Malibu.

Of the follow-up to 2003's 'Mescalero', Gibbons says: "We thought long and hard about what this album should be. We wanted to recall the directness of our early stuff but not turn our backs on contemporary technology. The result of this melding of the past and the present is, of course, 'La Futura'."

ZZ Top are currently on tour in North America.

The 'La Futura' tracklisting is:

'I Gotsta Get Paid'
'Over You'
'Heartache In Blue'
'I Don't Wanna Lose, Lose, You'
'Flyin' High'
'It's Too Easy Mañana'
'Big Shiny Nine'
'Have A Little Mercy'

ZZ Top back to Tulsa

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 22:11:00 +0000

To perform the shows at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, ZZ top is now back to Tulsa.

It had been almost an year when they did played the venue to a sold out crowd.Tickets start at $50 and go on sale Sept. 6.All patrons must be at least 21 years old. 

Their hits include “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Tush,” “Just Got Paid,” “Tube Snake Boogie,” “Pearl Necklace,” “Legs” and more.

The band has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide. 

ZZ Top new album to be release next month!!!

Sun, 05 Aug 2012 09:47:00 +0000

(image) The long wait of 9 years for ZZ Top new album now comes to an end. ZZ top new album La Futura will be release next month.

It would be their 15th studio album to follow up last release back in 2003. 11 September is date fixed for the release of La Futura.

Guitarist Billy Gibbons says: "We thought long and hard about what this album should be. We wanted to recall the directness of our early stuff, but not turn our backs on contemporary technology.

 "The result of this melding of the past and the present is La Futura."

ZZ Top tribute band Entertain into Sutton

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 00:24:00 +0000

Some smart dressed men are rocking into the borough this August

The ZZ Tops will recreate all the magic of the original Texan rock band, ZZ Top.

The three man tribute band are preparing to blow the roof off the Boom Boom Club in Sutton with their big beards and crazy guitars.

Nik Ryan portrays front man Billy Gibbons in looks, style and sense of humour and promises to have the crowd on their feet.

Mr Ryan says: “We are about five years in at the moment.
“I went to see ZZ Top at the Brixton Academy and watched them rocking and rolling and thought it was about time to start a tribute band.

It’s been a good journey and it continues to be so.

“We really really enjoy the music.

“We try and sum up the fun of a ZZ Top show in all its glory.”

ZZ TOP album ‘A Tribute From Friends’ will be celebrated with the arrival

Wed, 19 Oct 2011 15:18:00 +0000

(image) ZZ TOP, the Texas trio for over 40 years of musical landscape have been the key, his career reveal on December 2nd album ‘A Tribute From Friends’ will be celebrated with the arrival.

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Say ZZ Top themselves: “For the past 40 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.”

'A Tribute From Friends' track-listing is as follows:

1) ‘Sharp Dressed Man’ – The M.O.B. (featuring Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler, Fleetwood Mac drummer & bassist, Mick Fleetwood & John McVie, plus US guitar great Jonny Lang)
2) ‘Gimme All Your Lovin’’ – Filter
3) ‘Tush’ – US folk, blues, rock outfit Grace Potter And The Nocturnals
4) ‘Legs’ – Nickelback
5) ‘Cheap Sunglasses’ – Wolfmother
6) ‘Got Me Under Pressure’ – Duff McKagen’s Loaded
7) ‘Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers’ – Coheed & Cambria
8) ‘Just Got Paid’ – Mastodon
9) ‘Rough Boy’ – Wyclef John
10) ‘Waitin’ For The Bus’ / ‘Jesus Just Left Chicago’ – Daughtry
11) ‘La Grange’ – US country star Jamey Johnson

ZZ Top have claims the first ever La Grange Fest

Sat, 24 Sep 2011 14:38:00 +0000

(image) ZZ Top have claims the first ever La Grange Fest is happening in the Bee Cave, Texas on 22nd Oct, it has been announced.

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Bill Lynyrd Skynyrd and the state's three most famous outlaw country star will be joined by Jamey Johnson.

500 lucky fans to a ‘La Grange Pit’ I'll have a chance, right in front of the stage section roped, but only when they buy a package on the band's official Web site.

For other bands to perform scheduled and will soon announce a complete headline.

A fall festival for the band's tour comes in the middle. The timing of these shows couldn’t be better given the band are the subject of an all-star tribute record that arrives on Oct. 11.

Even in the spring of 2012 when their new album scheduled for release and are working on.

ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons Hoping To Connect With Rolling 'Stone Keith Richards

Sat, 20 Aug 2011 19:57:00 +0000

(image) ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons said that if they choose to work with a partner, guitarist of the Rolling 'Stone Keith Richards will unquestionably.

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During a recent radio interview, Gibbons was asked about his dream collaborators and responded: "Absolutely. Keith [Richards], are you busy?"

Gibbons recently "Mississippi Queen" ax-slinger next single release Unusual Suspects for a track is linked with former Mountain guitarist Leslie West.

Gibbons notes that it was a fast-paced collaboration, saying: "Leslie's fast. The affair of getting together and trashing it out can't be beat."

When asked about his guitar idols, Gibbons replied:

"Jimmy Reed, Jimmie Vaughan, Bo Diddley, all the Kings, Clapton, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix. Yeah, he's in there twice, and that's on purpose."

ZZ Top the purveyors of a unique style of Texas blues

Wed, 10 Aug 2011 20:41:00 +0000

(image) ZZ Top, Texas, a unique style of blues purveyors, 2 October is coming to Spotlight 29 Casino.

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Tickets for the concert at 8 pm $ 75, worth $ 85 and $ 95, and Casino on sale at 10 am Aug. 12 at the box office, online and by phone.

Billy Gibbons, Fred Beard and Dusty Hill first joined up in Houston in 1970 and joined Texas grungy blues during the next several years developing his signature blend.

Gibbons is also a walk today to establish a reputation as the premier Blues guitarists.

The trio’s list of hits includes “La Grange,” based on John Lee Hooker’s “Boogie Chillin’,” “Cheap Sunglasses,” “Legs,” “Tush,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’’ and “I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide.”

ZZ Top band have released details of their forthcoming new record

Thu, 28 Jul 2011 21:52:00 +0000

ZZ Top band have released details of their forthcoming new record, which appears on the album are available "hopefully by the end of 2011" should.Speaking to Houston's Fox 26, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons explained that the band's 2003 'Mescalero' is the first studio recording of "soon to hit the streets".“We're preparing for the release of ZZ Top's next recorded work - soon to hit the streets - hopefully by the end of 2011. This year is gonna be a banner year on a number of levels but we're throwing our hat in the ring."Gibbons continued that ZZ Top with legendary producer guru Rick Rubin have been working on new album. Speaking about the partnership.He adds, “We have stepped out and joined forces with a notorious character within the record world...Mr. Rick Rubin. Rick has successfully brought in his particular piece of magic in offering a few suggestions, and basically stepped back and he said 'you really don't have to get much better; just do what you do'. He realizes the foundational piece of this great American art form of the blues penetrates so much of popular music, he said 'just turn it up and let's go'".So what can fans expect from the new ZZ Top offering? Billy explained. "Since the music is a return to the early ZZ Top roots, I believe there's always that Tex-Mex accompaniment. I wouldn't be surprised if we leaned that direction again."The guitarist explained, "We're having a blast. It's loud, it's fast... streamlined right on down the line. ZZ Top is just what it is."[...]

ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons says the Texan trio in 2011

Sun, 26 Jun 2011 21:49:00 +0000

ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons says the Texan trio in 2011, before the end of their first studio album since 2003 Mescalero plan to continue. Gibbons told Houston’s Fox 26, shortly before leaving for the band’s summer European tour, “This year’s going to be a banner year on a number of levels, but we’re throwing our hat in the ring”. Gibbons confirmed that producer Rick Rubin, as yet untitled album, which is now "free tracking" and the mixing board was looking for. “Rick has successfully brought in his particular piece of magic in offering a few suggestions,” Gibbons said. “Basically he stepped back and said, ‘You don’t have to get much better, just do what you do.’ So that’s what we’ve been up to.” Gibbons also mentioned that tracks so far recorded are “loud and fast” and “a return to the roots.” Gibbons added, “There’s always that Tex-Mex accompaniment. I wouldn’t be surprised if we lean that direction again.”[...]

ZZ Top will be releasing its first new CD in seven years

Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:55:00 +0000

Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top says that "The Little Ol' Band from Texas" his first new CD in seven years will be issued and breaking entertainment news of music industry expert, Dave Morales was the first to know.Gibbons, Hill and Frank Beard with the dust of ZZ Top Morales developments combined with the band flew abroad for a summer tour to begin in Europe in which to participate.ZZ Top with another 36 years the longest running - with all its original members is a rock band. Gibbons interview with the actor as a film expert BackstageOL website by Jack Hamilton and includes interviews with the directors involved is one of several taken by Morales.[...]

ZZ Top new song name is 'Flvin' High'

Wed, 08 Jun 2011 16:49:00 +0000

ZZ Top camp, NASA Astronaut Michael Fossum appropiately new songs name is 'Flyin' High' has become the first person from outside. Fossum is a good friend of the band, when this route was working something out there for the first time ordinary fact of their work place 02M Soyuz TMA spacecraft, but this song is heard. 'Flyin' High' Texan boogie rockers new album on their fourteenth studio will offer hope to join. Rick Rubin right now - being nominated album is ready. Astronaut Fossum Russian cosmonaut Segei Japan spatial Agency JAXA by Volkov and Satoshi Furukawa latest Soyuz ISS mission is joined.[...]

ZZ Top a night show to the nTelos Wireless Pavilion

Tue, 31 May 2011 13:14:00 +0000

ZZ Top perform a night show of Texas-steeped rock and blues to the nTelos Wireless Pavilion for a Tuesday.Guitarist Billy F. Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard are recognized for their iconic sunglass-wearing style, red car. Three men in 1969 after leaving his former band teamed up. The three man's album include "Eliminator" and "Afterburner" which young MTV fans who share their magic to bring down important role of car keys on hand to see musicians enjoying his fame include a wall ply Are. Here revealed hits from “Eliminator” include “Gimme All Your Lovin,” “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Legs.” Other hits include “Cheap Sunglasses,” “Velcro Fly,” “La Grange” and “Tush.” [...]

ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd are share bill at United Spirit Arena

Wed, 11 May 2011 16:10:00 +0000

ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd are share the bill Sunday night at the United Spirit Arena. Which group do you like best and why? ZZ Top Have you seen before? If so, what keeps you going back to see them again?My brother a sound engineer in Australia, he sent me a e-mailed that he saw ZZ recently down under, and said they still put on a whale of a show. What do you think? Show you will see this weekend? Why? (or why not?)[...]

ZZ Top new album released at the end of this year

Sun, 17 Apr 2011 12:49:00 +0000

(image) ZZ Top on a new album "in full production", its long-awaited followup to 2003's Mescalero, which guitarist Billy Gibbons predicts will be released at the end of this year.

Texas trio has been recording on the Houston and his home studio in Los Angeles both, Gibbons told

According to Gibbons that bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard are as for the sound "still just making a lot of loud noise. We still pose as interpreters of the blues. We can't invent it; it's already been invented. But we can do it our way."

Also according to Gibbons, ZZ Top tribute album is also on the way, alongside Foo Fighters, Nickelback and Kid Rock taking part.

ZZ Top alongside Lynyrd Skynyrd for the Rebels & Bandoleros Tour

Mon, 28 Mar 2011 21:54:00 +0000

(image) Veteran rock trio ZZ Top will take to the road alongside Lynyrd Skynyrd for the "Rebels & Bandoleros Tour" by eastern U.S.

Two alums of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Wichita, KS May 12 headlining tour with the show kicking, expired two weeks the country will be venturing through the eastern half.

The 11-date run stops by theaters and arenas before wrapping up May 29 in Orange Beach, AL. The full itinerary is listed at right.

ZZ Top's most recent release, "Mescalero," surfaced in 2003, while Lynyrd Skynyrd unveiled "God & Guns," the southern rock outfit's 11th studio effort, in 2009.

Wild Dad Role Played By ZZ Top's Billy Gibson In US TV Drama

Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:25:00 +0000

A wild dad on US TV drama Bones played by ZZ Top's Billy Gibson.

Billy reappeared in the drama playing the dad of pregnant Angela Montenegro, played by Michaela Conlin, offering an unusual baby name.

'It came to me during a song - can't be more perfect than that, can it?,' he explained to his daughter's boyfriend, Dr. Jack Hodgins.

'It could work for either a boy or a girl, that's the beautiful part - Staccato Mumba.'

After putting his foot down - insisting the baby would be either Michael or Katherine, depending on the sex - Jack ended up on a wild bender with Billy, being sick in an alleyway after too much tequila - and with a tattoo of Billy with the word 'Dad' across it. announce ZZ Top perform at Newcastle

Sun, 06 Mar 2011 15:45:00 +0000

(image) can announce that ZZ Top will perform at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on 20th April 2011.

At this event packages are available on request and join premier tickets, a pre-show hospitality package, complimentary car parking, and other VIP privileges.

Tickeys are available on starting at $119.

Organisers hope the ticket sales quickly and most unique artists in music from a concert attended by most of the opportunity to a large number of guests would expect.

The Newcastle Entertainment Centre can also be used for exhibitions and has a showground space can hold up to 3,000 people.

ZZ Top Jesus Just Left Chicago video and lyrics

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 22:11:00 +0000


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ZZ Top Jesus Just Left Chicago - Lyrics

Jesus just left Chicago and he's bound for New Orleans.

Well now, Jesus just left Chicago and he's bound for New Orleans.

Yeah, yeah.

Workin' from one end to the other and all points in between.

Took a jump through Mississippi, well, muddy water turned to wine.

Took a jump through Mississippi, muddy water turned to wine.

Yeah, yeah.

Then out to California through the forests and the pines.

Ah, take me with you, Jesus.

You might not see him in person but he'll see you just the same.

You might not see him in person but he'll see you just the same.

Yeah, yeah.

You don't have to worry 'cause takin' care of business is his name.

Texas Honored ZZ Top

Sat, 19 Feb 2011 23:05:00 +0000

A name for themselves and Texas has been made by ZZ top.Now, ZZ Top will be honored with some hardware for their contributions to Texas culture.

The 2011 Texas Medal of Arts has been received by ZZ top this year reported by Houston Press.

The creative excellence, exemplary talents and outstanding contributions by Texans was spotlight and celebrated in the awards.

ZZ top have been working on a new album, to be produced by Rick Rubin. It will be the band’s first record since 2003’s Mescalero.

ZZ Top Hill's custom made hat found in Odessa

Sun, 30 Jan 2011 20:07:00 +0000

Dusty Hill ZZ Top singer and bassist is getting his hat back.

On the HBO television series "Deadwood" during a cameo,the hat was made for Hill to wear.

During a Dec. 9 concert in Odessa,Hill's headwear disappeared.

The Odessa American did stories about the missing hat. A person, who declined to give his name, left the hat at the newspaper's offices on Monday.

Hill is "Over the Moon" after knowing that Hat will returned says ZZ Top publicist Bob Merlis.

ZZ Top to rock Motorplex

Thu, 20 Jan 2011 23:04:00 +0000

American country rockers ZZ Top has been booked out for concert in April at the Perth Motorplex in Kwinana Beach.

On Easter Saturday, April 23,Texan trio will play a show for this week has been confirmed by promoter Andrew McManus Presents and Peel Projects.

ZZ Top have sold more than 20 million records worldwide since the 1970s and were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

Their massive Australian hits include Legs, Gimme All Your Lovin’ and Sharp Dressed Man.

ZZ Top last toured Australia in 2000 and will play seven dates including Kwinana. Rose Tattoo and The Poor will support the band.

ZZ Top Tribute coming to Loretto Tavern

Sat, 25 Dec 2010 22:57:00 +0000

On Dec 10,at Loretto Tavern,Canada’s top Tribute to ZZ Top had performed.

Triple X is an authentic tribute band, reproducing Billy Gibbon’s style and stage charisma with as much of a real experience as possible, all the way to the beards. They will give the closest reproduction of the real thing with the music, the look, the stage props and production.

ZZ Top rocks Odessa

Mon, 13 Dec 2010 00:02:00 +0000

On Thursday the rock band ZZ Top came to the Ector County Coliseum to play for the first time since 1999.

Each time they came, they bring something new to offer fans,They’ve played five times previously in the 1980s and early 1990s.

ZZ Top's Bass Guitarist Dusty Hill and lead singer Billy Gibbons played in concert at the Ector County Coliseum on Thursday night.