ZZ Top - NewsThe latest news from ZZ Tophttp://zztop.com/newsShow Us Your Best ZZ Top Photos!!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/11/06/images/assets/medium.QFS6z78dn3VeiuBE7MNy9gg_XSgHHPlGkUZPArBkPHw.jpg" /><br /><p>The world renowned rock band ZZ Top are inviting photographers from the U.S. to submit their finest photography inspired by <a href="http://tlnt.at/1mdO2NB" target="_blank">any song in the ZZ Top catalog</a> <span style="line-height: 1.5;">for the chance to be selected as one of 10 winners to each photograph ZZ Top on a selected date of their upcoming 2014 Summer Tour in a </span><a href="http://www.talenthouse.com/photograph-for-zz-top#details" style="line-height: 1.5;">city nearest to the winners location.</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Additionally, one overall photographer from the 10 winners will be selected to receive $2,500.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.talenthouse.com/photograph-for-zz-top" target="_blank"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">http://www.talenthouse.com/photograph-for-zz-top</span></a></p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:13:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/208153ZZ Top & Jeff Beck – VIP Packages Available Now!<p>Greetings.!<br /> <br /> We have recently partnered up with the Legendary Jeff Beck to hit the road this summer!<br /> <br /> VIP Packages are available via pre-sale starting right now! Get up close seats and your chance to hang backstage after the show with ZZ TOP!<br /> <br /> See you on the road!<br /> <br /> -ZZ TOP<br /> <br /> **Note that we are using a new company for our VIP Packages and you will buy the package direct from the shows ticket page, not from zztop.com as on previous tours.<br /> <br /> Dates on Sale Today (10 AM local times)<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4175894&REFERRAL_ID=tmfeed&crosssite=TM_US:736523:338247" target="_blank">8/8 - Missoula, MT Ogren Park</a><br /> <a href="http://ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3aTWS%3aPCUT14:PCUT0810%3a&linkID=twspok#__utma=157149988.2120364168.1396991456.1396991456.1396991456.1&__utmb=157149988.1.10.1396991456&__utmc=157149988&__utmx=-&__utmz=157149988.1396" target="_blank">8/10 - Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheatre</a><br /> <a href="http://www.ticketmaster.com/zz-top-jeff-beck-murphys-california-08-15-2014/event/1C004C84EAA3A2A7?artistid=736523&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1" target="_blank">8/15 - Murphys, CA Ironstone Amphitheatre</a><br /> <a href="http://www.axs.com/events/249650/zz-top-jeff-beck-tickets?skin=thejoint" target="_blank">8/16 - Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino</a><br /> <a href="http://www.fiddlersgreenamphitheatre.net/events/zz-top-jeff-beck/" target="_blank">8/20 - Englewood, CO Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre</a><br /> <a href="http://www.protixonline.com/event-details?id=1906" target="_blank">8/22 - Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre</a><br /> <a href="http://www.foxwoods.com/zztopjeffbeck.aspx" target="_blank">8/31 - Manshantucket, CT MGM Grand at Foxwoods Casino</a><br /> <a href="http://concerts.livenation.com/event/1D004C7EFC6592EC?crosssite=TM_US:736523:237654" target="_blank">9/4 - Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre</a><br /> <a href="http://www.ticketmaster.com/zz-top-jeff-beck-st-augustine-florida-09-07-2014/event/22004C82D9E6848C?artistid=736523&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=1" target="_blank">9/7 - St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheater</a><br /> <a href="http://concerts.livenation.com/event/0C004C86A8977711?crosssite=TM_US:736523:98413" target="_blank">9/12 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:00:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/207063ZZ TOP AND JEFF BECK TO EMBARK ON SUMMER TOUR<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/05/08/images/assets/medium.DPAAgr6SiZke1e0zMFZfFidNcHD-iDy0sqqzbJJ9fBw.png" /><br /><p>This August will see long time music legends and mutual admirers, ZZ Top and Jeff Beck on tour together for the first time. The tour launches in Missoula, MT on August 8 and will run for five weeks with stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, Detroit, Boston and NYC . . . (more dates TBA).<br /> <br /> Formatted with musical synergy in mind, stops along the touring route will offer fans a full Jeff Beck set, followed by a full ZZ Top set, with a finale that joins the English fret master with the Texas rockers for a collaboration each night of the tour.<br /> <br /> ZZ Tops Billy Gibbons, speaking on behalf of band mates Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, noted that Beck has long been a source of musical inspiration from the time when Beck played in the Yardbirds, the seminal hard blues-based Britrock band. Gibbons commented, Ever since experiencing s Boogie, the prospect of performance with Jeff Beck on the deck brings us into focus with the curator of crunch.<br /> <br /> Likewise, Beck has been an enduring fan of ZZ Top, from even before their ascendance in popularity in the 70s and 80s. He remarked, Ever since Eliminator I thought it would be great to play with ZZ Top, and went on to declare Billy Gibbons, The Professor of Grunge.<br /> <br /> This tour is not the first live collaboration between the two camps. Gibbons joined Jeff Beck and his band on stage at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 at New Yorks Madison Square Garden, where they performed The Jimi Hendrix Experiences Foxey Lady and ZZ Tops hit Rough Boy together. The following year Jeff Beck joined ZZ Top in Lucca, Italy for an extended rendition of the bands signature piece La Grange. This, however, marks the first time Jeff Beck and ZZ Top will have done any sort of extensive touring together.<br /> <br /> ZZ Top, formed in the Houston area of Texas in 1969, became a huge national touring act in the 70s and darlings of MTV in the 80s, going on to sell tens of millions of records. Their unique hybrid of dirty blues, hard rock, incorporating new sounds and technology, earned them induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 with Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones doing the honors.<br /> <br /> Jeff Beck, a native of London and two-time Rock And Roll Hall of Famer (with The Yardbirds in 1992, and on his own in 2009), helped set the template in the 60s for the solo-heavy, feedback-laden, rock guitar hero archetype. He formed the Jeff Beck Group by the end of that decade with then-unknown vocalist Rod Stewart, eventually going solo, with forays into fusion and beyond in the mid-70s. Beck, like ZZ Top, has continually incorporated new sounds and technologies into his work throughout his half-century long career. Lately, Beck has been working on a new studio album, his first since the 2010 release of the critically acclaimed Emotion & Commotion, which earned him two Grammy Awards and the highest charting debut in his career.<br /> <br /> <strong>ZZ Top with Jeff Beck Tour Itinerary:</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.zztop.com/events">August 8 Ogren Park Missoula, MT<br /> August 9 Chateau Ste. Michelle Woodinville, WA<br /> August 10 Cuthbert Amphitheatre Eugene, OR<br /> August 12 The Mountain Winery Saratoga, CA<br /> August 13 Greek Amphitheatre Los Angeles, CA<br /> August 15 Ironstone Amphitheatre Murphys, CA<br /> August 16 The Joint Las Vegas, NV<br /> August 20 Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre Englewood, CO<br /> August 22 Zoo Amphitheatre Oklahoma City, OK<br /> August 23 Starlight Theater Kansas City, MO<br /> August 24 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Maryland Heights, MO<br /> August 27 DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston, MI<br /> August 28 Ravinia Highland Park, IL<br /> August 31 MGM Grand Theater @ Foxwoods Mashantucket, CT<br /> September 2 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Boston, MA<br /> September 3 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD<br /> September 4 Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY<br /> September 6 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Alpharetta, GA<br /> September 7 St. Augustine Amphitheater St. Augustine, FL<br /> September 12 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands, TX</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:20:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/207043'Snake & Mongoose' Available Now on DVD and Streaming<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/04/05/images/assets/medium.gSso_NLzn42u_skey85eCF4xfR1Tk3bn3oS1QYc_vAA.jpg" /><br /><p>Ladies & Gents --<br /> <br /> We highly recommend you checking out Snake and Mongoose, an excellent racing film featuring music from ZZ Top. It was a pleasure being a part of the film and were quite fond of one of the co-stars : Gilligan Gibbons who played the part of Brenda Greer.<br /> <br /> Give it a rip!<br /> <br /> -ZZ Top</p> <p>Check out the official site for the movie at <a href="http://snakeandmongoosemovie.com" target="_blank">snakeandmongoosemovie.com</a></p> <p>Follow on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/snakeandmongoose" target="_blank">Facebook</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/snake_mongoose" target="_blank">Twitter</a> to stay up to date.</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:33:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/206493ZZ Top To Play Ravinia Festival<p>ZZ Top has announced that they will be joining the Ravinia Festival lineup this summer. Regarded as the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States, the Ravinia Festival is a series of concerts held every summer between the months of June and September. The guys will be playing their show on August 28, and you can get your tickets here starting April 15.<br /> <br /> For more details or to purchase your tickets, head over to the event page:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.zztop.com/events/254233">August 28- Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:00:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/203003ZZ Top Announces Show in Tampa, FL<p>ZZ Top has announced a new show in Tampa, Florida! This FREE SHOW will be taking place on March 2 at Busch Gardens. For details on how to get admission to this concert, head over to the <a href="http://seaworldparks.com/en/buschgardens-tampa/events/bands-brew-and-bbq/?from=Front_Page_Main_Promo#tab581C046C1C564374A1ADF8FD5396EC1B" target="_blank">Busch Gardens website</a>.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.zztop.com/events/254223">March 2 Tampa, FL @ Busch Gardens</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 26 Feb 2014 07:00:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/202993ZZ Top European Tour<p>ZZ Top is headed to Europe this Summer. Dont miss your chance to see them. The band will be kicking off their European run on June 11 at the Bergenfest in Norway and are set to tour the continent through July 2. Tickets for most shows are available now, so get yours today.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.zztop.com/events">June 11 - Bergen, Norway @ Bergenfest<br /> June 13 - Oulu, Finland @ Raattii Football Stadium<br /> June 14 - Helsinki, Finland @ Kaisaniemen Puisto<br /> June 18 - Allborg, Denmark @ Skovdalen<br /> June 20 - Cologne, Germany @ Tanzbrunnen<br /> June 21 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Schleyerhalle<br /> June 22 - Hinwil, Switzerland @ Rock the Ring Festival<br /> June 24 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Heineken Music Hall<br /> June 25 - Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National<br /> June 26 - Esch Sur Alzette @ Rockhal<br /> June 28 - Nimes, France @ Festival de Nimes<br /> June 29 - Lyon, France @ Festical Les Nuits Fourvieres<br /> June 30 - Milan, Italy @ City Sound open Air<br /> July 2 - Saarbruken, Germany @ Saarlandhalle Saarbrucken</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:48:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/201233ZZ Top Announces Concert in Visalia, CA<p>ZZ Top has announced another California concert date! This show will be at the Fox Theatre in Visalia, CA on April 2. VIP Upgrades will be available on Feb. 1 at 10am local time.<br /> <br /> Check out the event page for details:<br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/event/249163">4/2/2014 - Visalia, CA @ Visalia Fox Theatre</a><br /> <br /> ZZ Top Premium VIP Upgrade includes:<br /> -Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> -Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> -ZZ Top Poster<br /> -Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:00:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/199723ZZ Top Pre-Sale For Two New Concert Dates<p>ZZ Top announces two more concert dates! VIP packages and concert tickets will be available starting tomorrow (Jan. 15) at 10am local venue time.</p> <p>For more details, check out the events listed below:</p> <p><a href="http://www.zztop.com/events/246123">3/9 in Lincoln, NE @ Pershing Center</a><br /> <a href="http://www.zztop.com/events/246133">3/23 in Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre</a><br /> </p> <p><strong>ZZ Top Premium VIP</strong> Includes:<br /> - Reserved Concert Ticket<br /> - Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> - Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> - ZZ Top Poster<br /> - Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:51:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/197803Billy F. Gibbons To Take Part In 2014 Musicians Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/09/11/images/assets/medium.Yw9RzZeSsugZ10XWT-8RzqO8FifPK10_F5VaTfbtX5A.jpg" /><br /><div>Neil Young and ZZ Tops Billy Gibbons are among the stars who will be on hand to welcome the latest class of inductees into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville in January. The 2014 induction ceremony will be held on January 28 at Nashvilles Historic Municipal Auditorium, the home of the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.</div> <div></div> <div>Other well-known artists who also will participate in the gala include folk singer/songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Duane Eddy and Brenda Lee, veteran country group The Oak Ridge Boys, and blues rocker Kenny Wayne Shepherd, whos a member of Stephen Stills new supergroup, The Rides.</div> <div></div> <div>Among this years honorees will be Peter Frampton, Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive fame, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan and his group Double Trouble, and blues guitar legend Buddy Guy. Also being inducted will be the late Ben Keith, who played pedal-steel guitar with both Young and country legend Patsy Cline. In addition, Roy Orbison will be posthumously honored with the first Iconic Riff Award for his classic, Oh, Pretty Woman.</div> <div></div> <div>Tickets for the 2014 Musicians Hall of Fame Awards Show and Induction Ceremony can be purchased now at Ticketmaster.com.</div> <div></div> <div><a href="http://suretone.com/billy-f-gibbons-to-take-part-in-2014-musicians-hall-of-fame-induction-ceremony/">Source</a></div> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Fri, 10 Jan 2014 07:57:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/197013ZZ Top Pre-sale: West Wendover, NV<p>People of Nevada! ZZ Top is coming to the Peppermill Hotel & Casino in West Wendover this March. VIP packages and pre-sale tickets will be available starting at 10am (local time) on Friday Jan 10th.</p> <p>Click below for purchase links and details.</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/246593">3/28/14 - West Wendover, NV @ Peppermill Hotel & Casino</a></p> <p><strong>ZZ Top Vip Package includes:</strong><br /> - One Premium Reserved Concert Ticket<br /> - Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> - Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> - ZZ Top Poster<br /> - Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:22:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/197303ZZ Top 2014 Tour Dates Announced<p>ZZ Top has announced new tour dates for 2014 in the US, Canada and Europe. The band will be touring select cities in the United States and Canada through March and April before heading abroad in June. Tickets and VIP packages for most dates are available now.<br /> <br /> Check out the full list of events below for more details:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.zztop.com/events">3/7/14 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up<br /> 3/8/14 Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre<br /> 3/9/14 Lincoln, NE @ Pershing Center<br /> 3/12/14 Brandon, MB @ Keystone Centre<br /> 3/13/14 Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre<br /> 3/14/14 Moose Jaw, SK @ Mosaic Place<br /> 3/16/14 Cold Lake, AB @ Cold Lake Energy Centre<br /> 3/17/14 Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium<br /> 3/18/14 Edmonton, AB @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium<br /> 3/20/14 Kelowna, BC @ Prospera Place<br /> 3/21/14 Victoria, BC @ Save On Foods Memorial Centre<br /> 3/22/14 Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre<br /> 3/29/14 Laughlin, NV @ Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino<br /> 3/30/14 Temecula, CA @ Pechanga Resort and Casino<br /> 4/4/14 Rancho Mirage, CA @ Agua Caliente Casino<br /> 4/5/14 Mesa, AZ @ AZ Bikeweek<br /> 6/11/14 Bergen, NOR @ Bergenfest<br /> 6/20/14 Cologne, GER @ Tanzbrunnen<br /> 6/21/14 Stuttgart, GER @ Schleyerhalle<br /> 7/2/14 Saarbrucken, GER @ Saarlandhalle Saarbrucken</a><br /> <br /> <strong>ZZ Top Premium VIP Includes:</strong><br /> - Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> - Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> - ZZ Top Poster<br /> - Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 08 Jan 2014 11:07:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/197023ZZ Top Pre-Sale for Rancho Mirage, CA<p>ZZ Top has announced another concert in Southern California! The show will be taking place at the Agua Caliente Resort and Casino, and tickets and VIP packages will be available starting Jan. 8th at 10am local time.</p> <p>Check the link below for event details:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/245283">4/4/14 - Rancho Mirage, CA @ Agua Caliente Casino</a></p> <p><strong>ZZ Top Premium VIP Includes:</strong><br /> Premium Reserved Concert Ticket<br /> Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> ZZ Top Poster<br /> Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 07 Jan 2014 15:19:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/196963Temecula Pre-Sale!<p>Wake up Southern California! ZZ Top is coming to town, and we have ticket pre-sale info for you. Pre-Sale for tickets & VIP packages begins on Tuesday 1/7/14 at 10am local time.</p> <p>There are two VIP options available for purchase.</p> <p>Check out all the details at the link below:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/240373" target="_blank">03/30/14 Temecula, CA @ Pechenga Resort & Casino</a></p> <p></p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:45:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/196663Upcoming ZZ Top Pre-Sales<p>Get yourself the gift of ZZ Top this holiday season!</p> <p>Four more shows on their tour schedule will have ticket & vip pre-sales tomorrow. Check out all the details below:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events">3/7/14 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up<br /> 3/18/14 Edmonton, AB @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium<br /> 3/20/14 Kelowna, BC @ Prospera Place<br /> 3/29/14 Laughlin, NV @ Riverside Resort Hotel and Casino</a></p> <p><strong>ZZ Top Premium VIP</strong> Includes:<br /> - Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> - Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> - ZZ Top Poster<br /> - Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:15:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/193763ZZ Top in Canada<p>ZZ Top is heading North!</p> <p>The band just announced a run of dates taking them through Canada in March of 2014. Check out all the dates below:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events">03/12/14 Brandon, MB @ Keystone Centre<br /> 03/13/14 Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre<br /> 03/14/14 Moose Jaw, SK @ Mosaic Place<br /> 03/16/14 Cold Lake, AB @ Cold Lake Energy Centre<br /> 03/17/14 Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium<br /> 03/21/14 Victoria, BC @ Save On Foods Memorial Centre<br /> 03/22/14 Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre</a></p> <p>Ticket Pre-Sales starts on December 3rd, with tickets going on sale to the general public on December 6th.</p> <p>Stay tuned for more news!</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Mon, 02 Dec 2013 08:00:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/191723Catch ZZ Top in Denver!<p>ZZ Top just announced another tour date - this time in Denver, CO. Tickets and VIP packages will be available starting 11/20/13 at 10am local venue time. Click the link below for more details:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/238543">3/8/14 - Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre</a></p> <p><strong>ZZ Top Premium VIP Includes:</strong><br /> Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> ZZ Top Poster<br /> Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:54:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/190543ZZ Top Pre-Sale: Hollywood, FL<p>ZZ Top has another pre-sale opportunity coming up! This time for their show in Hollywood, FL in December.</p> <p>The pre-sale for tickets & VIP packages will start at 10am local time on October 29th. Click the link below for details and purchase links:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/227193">12/28/13 - Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live</a></p> <p><strong>VIP Packages include:</strong><br /> - Reserved Seated Ticket<br /> - Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> - Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> - ZZ Top Poster<br /> - Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:56:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/186613ZZ Top & Duck Dynasty?<p>Check out Dusty & Billy on the set of Duck Dynasty with Willie Robertson!</p> <p><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zz_top_new/ZZ%20%26%20Duck.jpeg" width="100%" /></p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:18:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/182723Spend New Years Eve with ZZ Top!<p>Heres your chance to spend New Years Eve with ZZ Top!</p> <p>They will be playing at <strong>Harrahs in Cherokee, NC on 12/31/13</strong> and well have pre-sale tickets & vip packages on sale starting on <strong>October 2nd at 10am local venue time</strong>. Check out the link below for details and purchase links:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/225613">12/31/13 - Cherokee, NC @ Harrahs</a></p> <p><strong>VIP Packages include:</strong></p> <p>- 1 Premium Reserved Seat Ticket<br /> - Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> - Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> - ZZ Top Poster<br /> - Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 01 Oct 2013 12:18:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/181733ZZ Top Live! Ruth Eckerd Hall 12/27<p>ZZ Tops current tour will bring them through Clearwater, FL for a stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall this December, and we have important pre-sale news for you! Check out the link below for all the details and purchase info for VIP packages and concert tickets:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/227183">12/27/13 Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall</a></p> <p>Pre-sale begins at 10am local time on Wednesday September 18th.</p> <p><strong>VIP Packages include:</strong></p> <p>- 1 Premium Reserved Seat Ticket<br /> - Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> - Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> - ZZ Top Poster<br /> - Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>See you in Clearwater!</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:28:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/178613Lima, OH: Pre-Sale Info<p>People of Ohio! For pre-sale information on tickets & vip packages for ZZ Tops concert at the Lima Civic Center, click the link below:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/224403">10/25/13 Lima, OH @ Lima Civic Center</a></p> <p><strong>VIP Packages include:</strong><br /> - 1 Premium Reserved Seat Ticket<br /> - Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> - Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> - ZZ Top Poster<br /> - Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p></p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 11 Sep 2013 07:00:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/176443Upcoming Pre-Sales: Phoenix / Catoosa / Orlando<p>3 more pre-sales for dates on the ZZ Top Fall/Winter tour schedule start tomorrow (Sept 4th). Tickets & VIPs will be available at 10am local time for the dates below:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/219963">10/13 Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona State Fair</a><br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/189983">10/18 Catoosa, OK @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino</a><br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/221173">12/29 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live</a><br /> <br /> <strong>VIP Packages include:</strong><br /> - Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> - Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> - ZZ Top Poster<br /> - Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 03 Sep 2013 11:19:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/174403Tickets & VIPs Available for 3 More Shows!<p>Great news! Tickets and VIP packages for 3 more shows on ZZ Tops current tour are available now.</p> <p>Heads up if you are in Michigan, or up north in Canada.</p> <p>Click any of the shows below for purchase links and details:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/221163">10/26 Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino Resort</a><br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/201133">11/11 Ottawa, ON @ Scotia Bank Place</a><br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/201153">11/13 Moncton, NB @ The Centre at Casino New Brunswick</a><br /> <br /> <strong>ZZ Top Premium VIP Package includes:</strong><br /> - Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> - Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> - ZZ Top Poster<br /> - Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:00:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/171923More Pre-sales!<p>The dates just keeping coming! Another handful of dates on ZZ Tops Summer/Fall touring schedule have pre-sale ticket opportunities and VIP packages starting today & tomorrow. Check out all the details below, and click a specific date for purchase links:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/219943">10/11 Mescalero, NM @ Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino</a><br /> <strong>Presale starts at 10am local time on 8/15 | Public on Sale: 8/16</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/219953">10/12 Santa Fe, NM @ Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino</a><br /> <strong>Presale starts at 10am local time on 8/14 | Public on Sale: 8/17</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/202823">10/23 Springfield, IL @ Sangamon Auditorium</a><br /> <strong>Presale starts at 10am local time on 8/15 | Public on Sale: 8/19</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/201123">11/9 Orillia, ON @ Casino Rama Entertainment Centre</a><br /> <strong>Presale starts at 10am local time on 8/15 | Public on Sale: 8/20</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/219973">11/21 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium</a><br /> <strong>Presale starts at 10am local time on 8/14 | Public on Sale: 8/16</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>ZZ Top Premium VIP Package includes:</strong><br /> - 1 Premium Reserved Seat Ticket<br /> - Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> - Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> - ZZ Top Poster<br /> - Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 14 Aug 2013 07:00:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/170163ZZ Top Live in Midland, TX: Pre-sale Info<p>Midland, TX!</p> <p>ZZ Top will be coming through town this October, and pre-sale tickets & VIP upgrades are going on sale this coming Wednesday August 7th. Check out all the details below:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/219423">10/15/13 - Midland, TX @ Wagner Noel PAC</a></p> <p><strong>ZZ Top Premium VIP Package</strong><br /> - 1 Premium Reserved Seat Ticket<br /> - Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> - Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> - ZZ Top Poster<br /> - Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:45:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/168313Chattanooga, TN - Tickets & VIP Upgrades On Sale Now!<p>ZZ Top are in the midst of a summer tour in support of their latest album La Futura and arent stopping any time soon. Dont miss your chance to see them when they come through Tennessee! Tickets & VIP upgrades for their show in Chattanooga, TN are on sale now.</p> <p>For details click the link below:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/216713">9/13/13 - Chattanooga, TN @ Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium</a></p> <p>The ZZ Top Premium VIP Upgrade includes:</p> <p>- Premium Reserved Concert Ticket<br /> - Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> - Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> - ZZ Top Poster<br /> - Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard<br /> </p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:38:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/165593Cleveland & Bossier City: Tickets On Sale 7/12<p>Tickets & VIP upgrades for ZZ Tops shows in Cleveland, OH & Bossier City, LA will be available starting Friday July 12th at 10am local venue time.</p> <p>For details click one of the links below:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/211183">9/1/13 - Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica</a><br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/212723">10/5/13 - Bossier City, LA @ Horseshow Bossier City</a></p> <p>The ZZ Top Premium VIP Upgrade includes:</p> <p>- Premium Reserved Concert Ticket<br /> - Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> - Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> - ZZ Top Poster<br /> - Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard<br /> </p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:18:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/162723San Antonio, TX Pre-Sale<p>Hello San Antonio!</p> <p>ZZ Top will be playing at the Majestic Theater in October as part of their Summer/Fall tour, and pre-sale tickets will be available for 48 hours starting tomorrow!</p> <p>The pre-sale begins on<strong>Tuesday (July 9th)</strong> at <strong>10am local venue time and ends on Thursday (July 11th) at 10am local venue time</strong>.</p> <p>Click the links below for details:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/211193">10/8/13 San Antonio, TX @ Majestic Theater</a></p> <p>Premium ZZ Top packages are available for these shows, and include:</p> <p><strong>ZZ Top Premium VIP</strong><br /> - Premium Reserved Concert Ticket<br /> - Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> - Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> - ZZ Top Poster<br /> - Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:21:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/161993In The Studio with Red Beard<p>Check out an interview with Billy, Dusty & Frank from In The Studio with Red Beard below:</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="415" scrolling="no" src="http://www.inthestudio.net/widget/zztop" width="280"></iframe></p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:03:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/160973Presale!: Newport News, VA<p>Another date on ZZ Tops extensive Summer/Fall tour schedule will have pre-sale tickets available <strong>Tuesday (July 2nd)</strong> at <strong>10am local venue time</strong>. Click the links below for details:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/211173">9/8/13 Newport News, VA @ Ferguson Center for the Arts</a></p> <p>Premium ZZ Top packages are available for these shows, and include:</p> <p><strong>ZZ Top Premium VIP</strong><br /> - Premium Reserved Concert Ticket<br /> - Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> - Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> - ZZ Top Poster<br /> - Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Mon, 01 Jul 2013 07:00:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/160093Ready For Another Pre-Sale?<p>Indiana & New Jersey: ZZ Top is headed your way this fall, so be ready for the pre-sale tomorrow!</p> <p>Pre-sale tickets & VIP packages will be available at 10am local venue time tomorrow June 26th. Click one of the links below for details and purchase links.</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/200503">10/24/13 - Elizabeth, IN @ Horseshoe Southern Indiana</a><br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/208943">11/18/13 - New Brunswick, NJ @ State Theatre</a></p> <p>VIP Packages include:</p> <p><strong>ZZ Top Premium VIP Upgrade</strong><br /> - Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> - Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> - ZZ Top Poster<br /> - Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 25 Jun 2013 06:53:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/159493Pre-Sale Today (6/19): Two Shows!<p>Two more dates on ZZ Tops extensive Summer/Fall tour schedule will have pre-sale tickets available today at 10am local venue time. Click the links below for details:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/197743">10/19/13 Thackerville, OK @ Winstar Casino</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/202833">11/15/13 Lincoln, RI @ Twin River Casino</a></p> <p>Premium ZZ Top packages are available for these shows, and include:</p> <p><strong>ZZ Top Premium VIP</strong><br /> - Premium Reserved Concert Ticket<br /> - Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> - Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> - ZZ Top Poster<br /> - Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 19 Jun 2013 07:00:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/158233Pre-Sale Tomorrow! (6/19): Thackerville, OK<p>Another date on ZZ Tops extensive Summer/Fall tour schedule will have pre-sale tickets available tomorrow at 10am local venue time. Click the link below for details:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/197743">10/19/13 Thackerville, OK @ Winstar Casino</a></p> <p>Premium ZZ Top packages are available for this show, and include:</p> <p><strong>ZZ Top Premium VIP</strong><br /> - Premium Reserved Concert Ticket<br /> - Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> - Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> - ZZ Top Poster<br /> - Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard<br /> <br /> Stay tuned! Tomorrow well announce another show & pre-sale.</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:58:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/158153Available now - ZZ TOP: THE COMPLETE STUDIO ALBUMS<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/14/11/images/assets/medium.WGljwAAC8jiZVQnm0PvDFvU_3jenRXsNc5xDJ_M17Zw.jpg" /><br /><p>Available now - <strong>ZZ TOP: THE COMPLETE STUDIO ALBUMS</strong> (1970-1990) boxed set. Celebrate the Texas trios music legacy with this 10-CD collection, spanning 100 tracks including their hit albums like RIO GRANDE MUD, EL LOCO, and ELIMINATOR.<br /> <br /> Each album is presented in a wallet sleeve with faithfully reproduced original artwork. And for the first time on CD, get the original 1970s mixes for ZZ TOPS FIRST ALBUM, and other long-requested original mixes.<br /> <br /> Journey with ZZ Top from the honky tonks of Texas to biggest arenas of the world. Get <strong>THE COMPLETE STUDIO ALBUMS</strong> here on Amazon.com: <a href="http://smarturl.it/zztop-complete">http://smarturl.it/zztop-complete</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:37:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/157013Pre-Order Tomorrow (6/12): 2 More Shows!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/12/14/images/assets/medium.g7VKfwswcDmX1B61u7d7ayMjciuLJZTwpJKw8bbdjRI.png" /><br /><p>Wednesday & Thursday are Pre-Sale Days!</p> <p>Tomorrow, Wednesday June 12th & Thursday June 13th- there will be pre-sales right here at <a href="http://zztop.com">zztop.com</a>. Tickets & VIP packages will go on sale at 10am local venue time for the below two shows.</p> <p>Click the show of your choice for details & purchase links:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/206213">8/22/13 - Comstock Park, MI @ Rock The Rapids Festival</a>(Wed 6/12)<br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/201143">11/12/13 - Quebec City, QC @ Pavilion de La Jeunesse</a>(Thurs 6/13)</p> <p><strong>ZZ Top Premium VIP Upgrade</strong> includes:</p> <p>-Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> -Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> -ZZ Top Poster<br /> -Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>See you on the road!</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 11 Jun 2013 11:58:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/156763More Tickets & VIP Packages!<p>Tickets & VIP Packages for a handful of dates on ZZ Tops ongoing summer/fall tour go on sale tomorrow! Canadian fans - now is your chance! Check out all the dates below for details:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/200493">October 4 - Fayetteville, AR @ Arkansas Music Pavilion</a>(On Sale Now!)<br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/200423">October 20 - Salina, KS @ Stiefel Theatre for The Performing Arts</a>(On Sale 5/29 at 10am)<br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/201093">November 6 - London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens</a>(On Sale 5/29 at 10am)<br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/201103">November 7 - Sudbury, ON @ Sudbury Arena</a>(On Sale 5/29 at 10am)<br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/201113">November 8 - Sault Sainte Marie, ON @ Essar Centre</a>(On Sale 5/29 at 10am)<br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/200433">November 16 - Huntington, NY @ The Paramount</a>(On Sale 5/29 at 10am)<br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/200443">November 17 - Huntington, NY @ The Paramount</a>(On Sale 5/29 at 10am)</p> <p><strong>ZZ Top VIP Packages include:</strong><br /> <br /> Tier 1 Reserved Concert Ticket<br /> Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> ZZ Top Poster<br /> Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 29 May 2013 07:00:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/153631Important News: ZZ Top in Warsaw<p>ZZ Top had to pull out of their upcoming show in Warsaw, Poland next month. The band released the statement below:</p> <p>"We are disappointed that we will not be coming to Warsaw to perform next month. Weve only had very positive experiences whenever weve played in Poland and look forward to performing there again in the future." A representative for the band pointed out that other projected tour dates had to be deferred in order to build the Ursynalia date into ZZ Tops touring schedule, adding, "Honoring the terms of performance contracts is fundamental to the touring business in every country in which ZZ Top has ever appeared. We regret that the bands fans in Warsaw will not be able to see them there next month but we had no choice in the matter in light of the promoters non-compliance."</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Fri, 24 May 2013 09:02:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/152971Paso Robles: Pre-Sale Tickets & VIP Packages Available Now<p>ZZ Top has a long summer tour ahead of them, and more pre-sale tickets & VIP packages went on sale today! Check out the link below for all the details:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/199063">7/30/13 - Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheater</a></p> <p>This offer will run through Thursday 5/16 at 5pm PT. So act fast!</p> <p>The <strong>ZZ Top Premium VIP Package</strong> includes:<br /> <br /> - One Premium Reserved Concert Ticket<br /> - Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> - Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> - ZZ Top Poster<br /> - Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 14 May 2013 16:02:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/150431ZZ TOP: THE COMPLETE STUDIO ALBUMS (1970-1990)<p>Warner Bros. Records Salutes The Texas Trios Musical Legacy With Boxed Set Featuring Original Mixes Of The Bands First 10 Albums!<br /> <br /> The 10-Disc Collection Arrives June 10th.<br /> <br /> ZZ TOP Will Launch a U.S. and European Tour on May 2nd.</p> <p>LOS ANGELES Back in 1969 Billy F Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill joined together in Houston as ZZ TOP. The band that would unassumingly go on to be known as That Little Ol BandFrom Texassoon made rock history with a string a hugely successful record releases and tour dates.Over the next 20 years, the trio went on to critical and commercial acclaim, selling millions of albums and concert tickets around the world, while earning induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and status as one of the only bands to have ever been awarded an RIAA Platinum (domestic sales of 10 million or more) album.<br /> <br /> Warner Bros. Records explores the impressive scope of ZZ TOPs musical legacy with a boxed set that includes the original mixes for the bands first 10 albums. ZZ TOP: THE COMPLETE STUDIO ALBUMS (1970-1990) will be available on June 10 for a suggested list price of $59.99.<br /> <br /> The set, including the albums initially released on the London label as well as the string of Warner Bros. hits that followed, includes ZZ Tops First Album (1971), Rio Grande Mud (1972), Tres Hombres (1973), Fandango! (1975)*, Tejas (1976), Degello (1979), El Loco (1981), Eliminator (1983), Afterburner (1985) and Recycler (1990). Each album is presented in a wallet sleeve that faithfully reproduces the original artwork, including the gatefold designs used for Tres Hombres and Tejas. The set presents, for the first time on CD, the original LP mixes for: ZZ Tops First Album, Rio Grande Mud and Tejasthat have long been on the wish lists of the bands most fervent fans.<br /> <br /> Today, Gibbons, Hill and Beard remain together performing and recording as, they often say "the same three guys playing the same three chords." The trio offered a statement regarding the forthcoming release of ZZ Top: The Complete Studio Albums (1970 -1990): re gratified that the albums from the first 20 years of the band are going to be made available in this set. re especially delighted to note the restoration of ZZ Tops First Album, Rio Grande Mud and Tejas has been incorporated; its good to have been made whole again on a certain level."<br /> <br /> The collection spans 100 tracks that follow the bands journey from the honky tonks of Texas to the stages of the world, starting with the earthy blues and electrifying boogie that defined their 70s sound Just Got Paid, La Grange, and Cheap Sunglasses. THE COMPLETE STUDIO ALBUMS closes with the featured on the groups biggest singles from the 80s and Sharp Dressed Man from the Diamond-certified Eliminator, and the #1 hits Sleeping Bag and from its multi-platinum follow-up Afterburner.<br /> <br /> ZZ TOP will hit the road in next month for concert dates in the U.S. and Europe, starting May 2 in Newkirk, Oklahoma and ending July 7 in Linz, Austria.</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:53:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/148361EXCLUSIVE Presale Tickets & VIP Packages AVAILABLE NOW! Kresge Auditorium 8/8/13<p>ZZ Top is coming to Interlochen, MI in August and performing at Kresge Auditorium. Were running an EXCLUSIVE PRESALE for the next 24 hours and have some of the best seats in the house available! VIP Packages are also available for this date, but act quick as these will be going fast. Click the link below for details:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/189803">Aug 8th 2013 - Interlochen, MI @ Kresge Auditorium</a></p> <p><strong>ZZ Top Premium VIP Package</strong> includes:<br /> -1 Premium Reserved Concert Ticket in Rows 1-5<br /> -Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> -Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> -ZZ Top Poster<br /> -Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Sat, 13 Apr 2013 16:43:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/144431THE MOVING SIDEWALKS REUNITING!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/12/09/images/assets/medium.5qPZr4h9RqPSUoXAkGt2LAz8c1-uTeBYDb-3xxmrl18.jpeg" /><br /><p><strong>THE MOVING SIDEWALKS</strong>, the psychedelic blues rock band that <strong>BILLY GIBBONS</strong> led before <strong>ZZ Top</strong>, will be reuniting for a show at the <strong>Austin Psych Fest in Austin, TX</strong> Saturday April 28th at Carson Creek Ranch. Tickets and info <a href="http://www.austinpsychfest.com/2013-festival/">here</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 02 Apr 2013 10:32:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/141091InTheStudio with Redbeard<p><strong>Sharp Dressed Men Of ZZ TOP
Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill And Frank Beard For 10x Platinum Album Eliminator 30th Anniversary.</strong><br /> <br /> Dallas, TX - MARCH 18, 2013. North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind Historys Greatest Rock Bands goes to Houston, Texas via Memphis Tennessee for the 30th anniversary of the ten million selling album Eliminator from ZZ Top. The little ole band from Texas carved out a unique niche in 1970s rock, but it would be the March 1983 release of Eliminator that would take ZZ Top from bad and nationwide to international super stars. The introduction of synthesizers had actually occurred on ZZ Tops 1981 album El Loco, but the sound was perfected along with their songwriting on Eliminator which delivered three hits Gimme All Your Lovin, Sharp Dressed Man, and . Billy Gibbons tells host Redbeard why Memphis was such an important place for ZZ Top to record many of their most popular albums.<br /> <br /> <em> When you get into Memphis and you start breathing that air and that musical vibe hits you, its just right there. It inspires you to write. You can go to Memphis and theres just something that comes over you.</em><br /> <br /> ZZ Top /InTheStudio interview is available now to <a href="http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/zz-top-eliminator-30th-anniversary/">STREAM</a><br /> <br /> Direct Link to InTheStudio <a href="http://www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations/ “www.inthestudio.net/radio- stations">broadcast affiliate radio station list</a>.<br /> <br /> Direct Link to <a href="http://www.inthestudio.net">InTheStudio</a><br /> </p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:10:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/137661VIP Packages Are Now Available For the Following Dates<p>Check out the dates below! Click for more details.</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/167723">3/15 - Sydney, AU</a><br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/167743">3/19 - Southport, AU</a><br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/169573">5/9 - Morristown, NJ</a><br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/169583">5/14 - Englewood, NJ</a><br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/169593">5/17 - Hampton, NH</a></p> <p>VIP Packages include the following:<br /> <br /> - Concert Ticket (General Admission or Reserved in First 5 Rows)*<br /> - Q&A Session with ZZ Top<br /> - Photograph with ZZ Top<br /> - ZZ Top Poster<br /> - Commemorative VIP Laminate and Lanyard</p> <p>*Depending on venue</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:12:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/126621Australia w/Guns 'N Roses<p>Australia! VIP ticket packages are now available for ZZ Tops tour dates with Guns N Roses in March! Check out all the details below:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/167693">March 9th Perth, AUS @ Perth Arena</a><br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/167703">March 12th Sydney, AUS @ Allphones Arena</a><br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/167713">March 13th New Lambton, AUS @ Hunter Stadium</a><br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/162773">March 17th Melbourne, AUS @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl</a><br /> <a href="http://zztop.com/events/162783">March 20th Brisbane, AUS @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:43:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/125151THE MOVING SIDEWALKS!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/13/00/images/assets/medium.OWNBYx6bnrVOnboOI9CFdo6DwiJDPttFL62SbrFunbY.jpg" /><br /><p><strong>THE MOVING SIDEWALKS</strong>, the psychedelic blues rock band that BILLY GIBBONS lead before ZZ Top, will be reuniting for a show at BB King Blues Club in New York March 30! Tickets available <a href="http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=2388" target="_blank">here</a><br /> <br /> Before achieving multi platinum success with that "little ol band from Texas" ZZ Top, a young Billy Gibbons lead a hard charging psychedelic blues rock outfit called The Moving Sidewalks featuring Dan Mitchell on drums, Don Summers on bass, and Tom Moore on keyboards. Starting in 1966 these four helped pioneer a style of music that sounds as spontaneous and combustible today as it did then. Rooted in Texas soul and rhythm & blues and influenced by Austins 13th Floor Elevators, Jimi Hendrix, and early California psychedelia, they pushed the sonic envelope, hot rodding 12 bar blues. And in 1967 that sound took them to #1 on local radio with the garage rock classic, "99th Floor" and out on the road w/ Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Jeff Beck Group w/ Rod Stewart and more.</p> <p>But The Moving Sidewalks came to a stop in the summer of 69 when Tom Moore and Don Summers were drafted just before the release of their debut lp Flash, a heady brew of muscular hallucinatory rock. For more than 45 years The Moving Sidewalks music and their friendship have endured. From hippie jam bands to garage bands you can hear their influence. Now Dan, Tom, Don, and Billy are taking the stage again to celebrate their legacy and the release of Moving Sidewalks - The Complete Collection.</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Fri, 25 Jan 2013 10:00:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/124501Win a '33 Ford Coupe from ZZ Top!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/05/04/images/assets/medium.nSXKXD2s8P2smIcPAyg3A_au6si09oNGTkHV6S1FmiQ.png" /><br /><p>ZZ Tops best-selling album, Eliminator, came out 30 years ago, and iHeartRadio is celebrating the records anniversary in the best way possible - by hooking you up with a 33 Ford Coupe like the one on the album cover!</p> <p>The hot rod comes equipped with a limited-edition La Futura guitar and the bands full music catalog, including their new album, La Futura. And in addition to the car, which will be given to you personally by ZZ Top, you and a guest will get flown out to a stop on ZZ Tops 2013 tour, sit front row at the show, and meet the band backstage.</p> <p>Its an iHeartRadio Ultimate Experience!</p> <p><a href="http://www.iheartradio.com/ultimatecontests/zztop/#ixzz2IpeXNfkd" target="_blank">Get all the details here</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:37:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/124431New Tour Dates in Europe & Australia<p>ZZ Top has announced tour dates in Europe and Australia! The band will be headlining shows and playing festivals throughout Europe 18 Jun 14 Jul.</p> <p>ZZ Top will also head down under, playing shows with Guns N Roses in Australia March 9 March 20. For a full list of upcoming tour dates, <a href="http://zztop.com/events">click here</a>.</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:19:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/120801ZZ Top donates gear for charity<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/02/01/medium.bik54920seps.jpg" /><br /><p>Dusty, Billy and Frank signed guitars and a drumhead for an auction being held by the nonprofit 1Matters, a campaign to see 60,000 soldiers housed. Head over the the ebay page to bid!<span id="fbPhotoSnowliftCaption" class="fbPhotosPhotoCaption"><span class="hasCaption"> <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=181042613242" target="_blank" rel="nofollow nofollow"><span>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/</span><wbr></wbr><span>eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item</span><wbr></wbr>=181042613242</a></span></span></p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:30:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/115843New "I Gotsta Get Paid" Music Video<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/15/09/medium.89798ft27c6j.jpg" /><br /><p>Watch the brand new music video for "I Gotsta Get Paid" now. New video, same formula: Cars, legs and beards.</p> <p>Watch video <a href="http://vevo.ly/VTnxRb" target="_blank">HERE</a>.</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:15:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/103901ZZ Top to receive Living Legend award at Classic Rock Roll Of Honour 2012<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/02/06/medium.8myj08j68fvj.jpg" /><br /><p>From <a href="http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/zz-top-to-receive-living-legend-award-at-classic-rock-roll-of-honour-2012/" target="_blank">ClassicRockMagazine.com</a>:</p> <p>The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour enters its eighth year and is proud to announce the first of 2012s winners: ZZ Top. The biggest award of the night Living Legend will be presented to Texas finest at our awards ceremony in November.</p> <p>The eighth annual Orange Amplification Presents The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour in association with <a href="http://www.currencies.co.uk" target="_blank">currencies.co.uk</a> will take place at Londons Roundhouse on Tuesday, November 13.</p> <p>The Living Legend Award has become one of the most coveted awards in the music industry. It is only ever awarded to those artists who have truly cemented their place in the rock pantheon with past winners including Jeff Beck, Alice Cooper, Jimmy Page, Lemmy, Ozzy Osbourne and Iggy Pop.</p> <p>This years winners, ZZ Top, are no strangers to winning accolades with VMA and VH1 Awards and induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame (inducted by Keith Richards) among their achievements. This award marks a new pinnacle.</p> <p>As Billy Gibbons tells <em>Classic Rock</em>: ZZ Top band members are excitedly gearing up to attend the 2012 Classic Rock Awards, a celebration held in a timely manner following the long awaited release of the new ZZ disc, <em>La Futura</em>. Good times for sure! Weve stuck it out long enough to where this once unpredictable style, which has no basis other than oddness, brought us back into vogue.</p> <p>With a career spanning over four decades and with more than 50 million albums sold, the Tres Hombres Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill are always in the medias lists of top rock acts and continue to sell out arenas around the world.</p> <p>Classic Rock has also announced its shortlist for the coveted reader-voted categories for this years Roll Of Honour and fans can cast their all-important vote now at <a href="http://http://awards.classicrockmagazine.com/?ns_campaign=BM_crawards2012&ns_mchannel=hl&ns_source=classicrockmagazine&ns_linkname=creditorial&ns_fee=0" target="_blank">www.classicrockmagazine.com/awards</a>.</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:40:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/99141ZZ TOP on the Tonight Show<p>Tune in tonight, Friday September 21st, to the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC to see ZZ Top performing "I Gotsta Get Paid" LIVE! 11:35pm/10:35pmCT!</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Fri, 21 Sep 2012 16:20:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/98741Interview: Billy Gibbons on ZZ Top's NYC live setlist<div class="black gallery_info"> <div id="gallery_body" class="black"> <div id="gallery_body_content"> <p class="MsoNormal">From <a href="http://beta.musicradar.com/news/guitars/interview-billy-gibbons-on-zz-tops-nyc-live-setlist-560234/1" target="_blank">Music Radar</a>:</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Hot on the heels of the release of their stripped-down, oh-so-bluesy, Rick Rubin-produced new album La Futura, ZZ Top played a rousing and rambunctious show at New York City's famed Beacon Theatre last night (12 September).</p> <p class="MsoNormal">MusicRadar caught up with guitarist Billy Gibbons this morning to get his thoughts on the performance and to go over the tracklist song by song:</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Man, it was so warm last night, the feeling in that room. Everybody was so happy to be there, and they brought such a spirit into the place. When youre on a stage like that, with a crowd like that, you cant help but be lifted up. In a word rockin! The place was full of energy.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">It deserves mentioning the absolute quality of sound in that room. Ive talked to Gregg Allman about it, and we suspect that the molecules have been resonanted into complete, total alignment. You cant beat that room.</p> <p>s a grand theatre, but when youre on the stage performing and youre looking out, you cant take it all in which is beneficial, really, because it would be so distracting to the craft of playing music. Those towering figurines in the corners do come into focus from time to time, and theyre a sight to behold."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>Read the track by track breakdown <a href="http://beta.musicradar.com/news/guitars/interview-billy-gibbons-on-zz-tops-nyc-live-setlist-560234/2" target="_blank">HERE</a></p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:10:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/97001La Futura In Stores now!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/12/04/medium.ekg273sorxka.jpeg" /><br /><p>ZZ Top's first album in 9 years, LA FUTURA, is now in stores EVERYWHERE! Pick up the CD at your favorite retailer or download it from iTunes <a href="http://smarturl.it/LaFuturaZZ" target="_self">HERE</a>!</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 11 Sep 2012 15:25:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/96501NEW YORK CITY INSTORE SIGNING<p><span class="userContent">ZZ Top will be signing copies of LA FUTURA at J&R - Park Row in NYC on September 11 at 5pm! Pre-order the new ZZ Top CD at the store and receive a wristband to meet the legendary group on September 11. In-store only. While supplies last.</span></p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 05 Sep 2012 11:40:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/95511Vote for ZZ Top for Band of the year<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/15/05/medium.jnl5424g2sca.jpg" /><br /><p>ZZ Top has been nominated for Classic Rock Magazine's Band of the Year award! Vote for them here: <a href="http://awards.classicrockmagazine.com/awards/band-of-the-year" target="_blank">http://awards.classicrockmagazine.com/awards/band-of-the-year</a></p> <p><img src="http://media.classicrockmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/ROC174.covercd-610x8261.jpg" border="0" width="442" height="557" /></p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:20:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/94701ZZ Top Joins Veterans Matter “60,000 Soldiers Housed” Campaign for Homeless Veterans<p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pgb9ll5Ubvk" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><strong>ZZ Top Joins Veterans Matter 60,000 Soldiers Housed Campaign for Homeless Veterans</strong><br /> <br /> <em>New Program Has Housed 20 Homeless Veteran Families in 6 Months</em><br /> <br /> Toledo, OH s really disturbing that nowadays it has somehow become acceptable for American soldiers damaged by the physical or mental trauma of war to be abandoned, forgotten, and left homeless on the streets of our nation. On those streets they have been beaten, robbed and some even killed. If this kind of thing happened behind enemy lines wed be outraged, says ZZ Tops Dusty Hill. Veterans matter and we should and must take care of our own, notes the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.<br /> <br /> The federal government has documented over 60,000 homeless veterans abandoned on the streets and in the shelters of our nation. ZZ Top is helping do something about it by signing on to support and promote Veterans Matter, a rapid response pilot program created by 1Matters.org, which has already helped house 20 homeless veteran families in its first six months. 1Matters is a nonprofit, based in Toledo, Ohio, that has the support of singer John Mellencamp and others associated with the music industry.<br /> <br /> Veterans Matter was conceived by Ken Leslie, a former homeless person who is founder of 1Matters.org following a conversation with the local coordinator for Healthcare for Homeless Veterans.<br /> <br /> The government has a really effective HUD and VA partnered program (HUD-VASH) which provides housing, case management and other services to unhoused veterans, Leslie said. We recognized a major and usually insurmountable barrier to access this housing is the fact that unhoused veterans often do not have jobs or the income to cover the required deposits and first month rent.<br /> <br /> The Veterans Matter pilot program was conceived in February to provide those upfront costs. Because the only access to the program is through the local HUD-VASH case manager, every veteran referred to Veterans Matter has already been pre-screened and preapproved by the VA for the housing voucher, case management, and selected property.<br /> <br /> All we do is write the check to the landlord. This simplicity allows 100% of the money raised to actually help the veteran families. This also guarantees a 100% success rate in getting those veterans housed, Leslie explained.<br /> <br /> Billy F Gibbons, singer and guitarist for ZZ Top, commented, When we heard about this we were most impressed. We appreciate that this program is it is not one of those feel-good virtual-fundraising-under-veterans-names-programs. They get in, get the job done, and leave.<br /> <br /> Gibbons is referring the programs public design. As allocations are only matched to the available HUD-VASH vouchers, the amount needed to be raised for each area is limited to the number of vouchers available for that region.<br /> <br /> For example for FY 2012, Bridgeport, CT has only ten vouchers allocated. If the average first month/deposit is $750 per voucher, only $7,500 needs to be raised to match those vouchers and get ten veteran families housed.<br /> <br /> On the high end is Los Angeles CA, with 800 vouchers. Based on the same example, only $600,000 would be needed to match the local vouchers.<br /> <br /> "In my 23 years of working on the issue of homelessness, I have seen groups exploit the unhoused for financial gain. With 100% of the funds going to help the unhoused veteran family and no overhead or operating cost other than writing a check, this program is completely transparent. This not meant to be a massive program; it is, rather, an aggregation of small programs in communities in all 50 states working to get unhoused veterans and their families off the streets and into housing one at a time," Leslie said.<br /> <br /> The local pilot program estimated 35 VASH vouchers for the region and upfront costs of $750 so only $26,250 needed to be raised. The local Promedica Advocacy Fund immediately funded the program. Leslie points out the writing and mailing of 35 checks over a year does not justify staff costs or overhead. The program has already helped 20 veteran families in 11 cities and two states. Four of the veterans have been women, and nearly half have come from the recent OIF/OEF.<br /> <br /> Representing the band, Dusty Hill has taped a public service announcement which can be viewed on the Veterans Matter website (veteransmatter.org). The band intends to help promote the "60,000 Soldiers Housed" campaign and Veterans Matter program during their upcoming tour to support the release of LA FUTURA, their first studio album in nine years.<br /> <br /> Frank Beard, drummer for the band, said, re happy to do our part to get the word out. We urge our musician friends to help us promote the 60,000 Soldiers Housed campaign and rally Americans to help get every unhoused veteran housed in their own community. How do you get 60,000 unhoused soldiers off the streets? One at a time.</p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:10:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/94241Interview: Billy Gibbons talks ZZ Top's La Futura track-by-track<p class="MsoNormal"><strong>From <a href="http://beta.musicradar.com/news/guitars/interview-billy-gibbons-talks-zz-tops-la-futura-track-by-track-557227/1#%211" target="_blank">Music Radar</a>: </strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal">A lot of producers would have the drummer come in on Monday, then theyd call the bass player in on Tuesday, the guitar player would show up on Wednesday and maybe the singer on Thursday," says ZZ Top guitar king Billy Gibbons. "When we got together with Rick Rubin, he said, My idea of ZZ Top is three guys playing together at the same time with the red light turned on. That sounded just right to us."</p> <p class="MsoNormal">And so it was that for their forthcoming album, La Futura, their first full-length since 2003s Mescalero, that the "little ol band from Texas" hooked up with the maverick producer. Gibbons and Rubin had rubbed shoulders before their first meeting occurred 25 years ago during a rave at Knotts Berry Farm. Rubin had expressed interest in working with the trio over the years, but what sealed the deal, according to Gibbons, was when the producer said, Hey man, I dont have to rewire ZZ Top. My job is to make you guys work, work and work. And we said, What Rick didnt know was, that was music to our ears, because thats what we enjoy doing the most.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The recording process, which Gibbons admits was a "protracted affair," spread out over a nearly four-year period (during which time the band frequently broke for touring). The first session was an experimental jam in Los Angeles. "We werent writing or recording," says Gibbons. "This was Rick and a couple of engineers sitting behind the glass observing a ZZ Top having fun. It was enough for Rick to start seeing the dynamic with the two other band members he didnt really know."</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Formal recording dates started later, at Shangri La Studios in Malibu, a facility close enough to Rubins house that he could walk to it. "We still played as a band, and we got a chance to jam the spirit was the same as it was when we started," says Gibbons. "Rick wanted us to work hard, but he placed an emphasis on us being casual and having a good time. And I found out that one of his high cards is patience. He was in no hurry to run the risk of having something half-baked. His attitude was, s gonna take as long as it takes until its right.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">After two months, the band had amassed roughly "20 CDs worth of starter piece material, songs, ideas and jam sessions," says Gibbons. It was then, before another touring phase was about to begin, that Gibbons and Rubin met on the pier in Santana Monica to talk about how to move forward. "Rick said, Go back to Texas and draw as much as you can from our couple of months together. As you go along, well keep a line of communication open to see if were getting somewhere. And thats what we did. So I produced a number of tracks and we whittled them down to a nice, manageable batch.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Gibbons acknowledges that some artists havent always had a smooth ride with Rubin, and he admits that the stop-start nature of recording La Futura at times brought the band "to the brink of frustration," but he has nothing but high praise for the producer: Rick was even gracious enough to give us fair warning right at the beginning," he says. "ve been at this a while, but it hasnt always worked out for me, he said. So he was upfront and said that at anytime, if we were finding stones in the pathway, that we should be men enough to address it. I took that so sincerely, especially since I knew that Rick was a fan. In setting up such a generous, two-way street, we avoided the pitfalls that have plagued him with certain artists in the past.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The resulting album, 10 blazing tracks of gritty, funky and grinding blues that captures ZZ Top in classic, unadulterated peak form, blew Gibbons away when he first heard it. "We didnt receive delivery of the finished piece until only two weeks ago," he says, "and I must say, we were quite pleased to hear the final version. What you suspect youre hearing is what youre getting: three guys playing the same three chords."</p> <p class="MsoNormal">He adds, "Its a funny thing because the record took so long to reach its completion, we had forgotten some of its magical moments. And now we have to go learn it so we can play it live!"</p> <p class="MsoNormal">As for the album title, Gibbons offers the following anecdote: Rick said to me one day, ve loved everything youve done, including all of those Mexican titles youve incorporated. And I said, Well, Rick, youve brought us into the future. He looked at me and said, How would you say the future in Tex-Mex? And I said, La Futura. And there it was - La Futura."</p> <p>ZZ Tops La Futura will be released on 11 September. On the following pages, Billy Gibbons walks us through the bold and biting album track-by-track.</p> <h4><strong>FOLLOW THE TRACK BY TRACK, STARTING WITH "I GOTSTA GET PAID"<a href="http://beta.musicradar.com/news/guitars/interview-billy-gibbons-talks-zz-tops-la-futura-track-by-track-557227/1#%212" target="_blank"> HERE</a></strong></h4> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 22 Aug 2012 09:30:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/93251Pre-order La Futura on iTunes<p>La Futura is officially available to pre-order on iTunes in the United States! Get on it! <a href="http://smarturl.it/LaFuturaUS" target="_blank">http://smarturl.it/LaFuturaUS </a></p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:00:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/92091LA FUTURA ARRIVES THIS SEPTEMBER FROM ZZ TOP<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/14/04/medium.50443767q721.jpeg" /><br /><p>The first new studio album from ZZ Top in nine years is LA FUTURA, set for release September 11 by American Recordings. The album harks back to the hallmark raw sound of the band's formative years and will, inevitably, be considered a return to form on multiple levels. LA FUTURA, produced by Rick Rubin and Billy F Gibbons, the bands guitarist/singer, finds the legendary group infusing the newly recorded work with the electric blues/roots approach that typified ZZ Top's earliest work while, at the same time, reaching for new sonic horizons. At its fundament, this is the incarnation of the band whose influence resonates today with such artists as The Black Keys, Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age and many others.<br /> <br /> Now celebrating their 42nd year with the same line-up, Gibbons along with bassist/vocalist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard have come up with ten tracks that reflect the bands intuitive take on rock brought to new, sometimes surreal, plateaus. We thought long and hard about what this album should be, commented Gibbons. 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.<br /> <br /> The fact that the new albums title is in Spanish is a nod to an early ZZ Top tradition manifested in the titles of some of the bands earliest albums including Tres Hombres, Fandango!, El Loco and Degello. Known for decades by the sobriquet That Little Ol Band From Texas, ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Keith Richards in 2004 and has maintained a very active international and domestic touring schedule over the intervening years. They signed to American Recordings a few years ago and have been working on what would become LA FUTURA in spurts since then. Last year they finally entered Foam Box Recordings in Houston, working full time to lay down the tracks that would comprise LA FUTURA. Additional recording for the album took place at Shangri La Studios in Malibu, CA.<br /> <br /> The four songs that kick off LA FUTURA, I Gotsta Get Paid, and Over You debuted last month as Texicali, a digital preview collection exclusively available from iTunes that achieved significant critical and sales success. I Gotsta Get Paid, performed by the band in video spots for the Jeremiah Weed line of beverages raised awareness of the song that was inspired by the 1990s underground Houston rap song 25 Lighters by DJ DMD with Lil Keke and Fat Pat. USA Today named "I Gotsta Get Paid its top pick of the week, citing the band for unleashing "its trademark grit and grease in a raw, bluesy rough-and-tumble treatment..." No Depression called "Consumption" "a grinding groove with a bit of Texan funk squeezed into the grooves." Music Radar analyzed "Consumption," noting, "The groove is fat, crunchy and full of swagger," summing the effort us as "ZZ Top crankin' up some fresh, vital roadhouse blues."<br /> <br /> Also part of LA FUTURA is, fittingly, High. The track made its interstellar debut when it was piped into the Soyuz spacecraft at the time of its launch to the International Space Station thirteen months ago. Before it was fully completed, the song was heard onboard at the request of NASA Astronaut Mike Fossum, a long-time ZZ Top fan and intimate who had caught wind of it in an earlier conversation with Dusty Hill.<br /> <br /> LA FUTURA also includes I Dont Wanna Lose, Lose, You that has a real garage rock feel while Big Shiny Nine is a double entendre tour de force. s Too Easy Ma is a down tempo lament, written by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, whose chorus includes the lyric s too easy to feel good. Heartache In Blue includes vocals shared by Gibbons and Hill and can be likened to country blues as reimagined for the 21st Century. The album closes with Have A Little Mercy, a down and dirty funky tune, complete with tempo shift, that should serve to underscore the ZZ Top motto that you just cant lose with the blues.<br /> <br /> ZZ Top is currently on an extensive tour of European concert halls and festivals that kicked off earlier this week at Moscows Crocus Hall with other dates in Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, France, Switzerland and Norway. The band will embark on a string of U.S. dates thereafter, highlighted by a rare New York appearance at The Beacon Theatre the day after the release of LA FUTURA. A major multi-tiered marketing campaign will coincide with the release of LA FUTURA, bringing the good news that, at long last, theres a new ZZ Top album to the nation and the world.<br /> <br /> LA FUTURA track listing:<br /> <br /> 1. I Gotsta Get Paid<br /> 2. Chartreuse<br /> 3. Consumption<br /> 4. Over You<br /> 5. Heartache in Blue<br /> 6. I Dont Wanna Lose, Lose, You<br /> 7. Flyin High<br /> 8. Its Too Easy Maana<br /> 9. Big Shiny Nine<br /> 10. Have a Little Mercy<br /> <br /> ZZ TOP Tour Dates:<br /> <br /> July 16 - Moscow, Russia - Crocus Hall<br /> July 18 - St Petersburg, Russia - Yubi<br /> July 20 - Imatra, Finland Saimaa Open Air<br /> July 21 - Helsinki, Finland Kaiserfest<br /> July 23 - Ystad, Sweden Oja Castle<br /> July 24 - Brondby, Denmark Criketbanen<br /> July 26 - Tienen, Belgium Suikerrock Festival<br /> July 27 - Paris, France Olympia<br /> July 29 - St Julien, France Guitare en Scene<br /> July 31 - Avenches, Switzerland Rock Oz Arenes<br /> August 3 - Notodden Norway Notodden Blues Festival<br /> August 14 - Bakersfield, CA - Bakersfield Fox Theater<br /> August 15 - Santa Rosa, CA - Wells Fargo Center for the Arts<br /> August 17 - Lincoln, CA - Thunder Valley Casino<br /> August 18 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery<br /> August 19 - Concord, CA - Sleep Train Pavilion<br /> August 21 - Eagle, ID - Eagle River Pavilion<br /> August 22 - Troutdale, OR - Edgefield<br /> August 24 - Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater<br /> August 25 - Airway Heights, WA - Northern Quest Resort & Casino<br /> September 7 - Scarborough, ME - Scarbourough Downs<br /> September 8 - Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center<br /> September 9 - Big Flats, NY - The Summer Stage at Tag's<br /> September 12 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre<br /> September 14 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center<br /> September 15 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater<br /> September 16 - Sevierville, TN - Smokies Stadium</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:45:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/90461Classic Rock Magazine<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/13/10/medium.xko296qtnvfe.jpg" /><br /><p>For those across the pond, be sure to pick up a copy of the latest Classic Rock Magazine, featuring yours truly on the cover!</p> <p><img src="http://media.classicrockmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/ROC174.covercd-610x8261.jpg" border="0" width="442" height="597" /></p> <p><strong>The brand new issue of Classic Rock is the stores now with not <em>uno</em>, not <em>dos</em>, but <em>tres hombres</em> on the cover. Yes, its the return of ZZ Top!</strong></p> <p>Theres also a sensational free CD, <em>The Best Of The Year So Far</em>, featuring Def Leppard, The Darkness, Joe Bonamassa, Asia, Mark Tremonti and more including ZZ Tops sensational new track <em>I Gotsta Get Paid</em>.</p> <p>Heres whats inside <em>Classic Rock</em>s August edition:</p> <p><strong>ZZ Top</strong> Three years in the making and nine years on from their last album, theyre back theyre back with a new record with Rick Rubin at the helm and a rocket up their ass.</p> <p><a href="http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/the-new-issue-of-classic-rock-is-on-sale-now-21/" target="_blank">READ MORE HERE</a></p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:40:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/88461Billy Gibbons and Fleetwood Mac<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/13/00/medium.5ied27wz79kn.jpeg" /><br /><p></p> <p>In case you haven't heard,Billy Gibbons is featured on the upcoming compilation album<em>Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac</em>, out August 14th. From<a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/song-premiere-billy-gibbons-and-co-oh-well-20120621#ixzz1ySS3PcWS" target="_blank">RollingStone.com</a>, "Billy joins Blake Mills and Matt Sweeney to scruff up the Peter Green-written 1969 track<em>Oh Well</em>, charging the original with heavily distorted riffs and deliberate, ramshackle percussion. The trio's<em>Oh Well</em>snarls and stomps with serious crunch."</p> <p>Listen to<a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/song-premiere-billy-gibbons-and-co-oh-well-20120621#ixzz1ySS3PcWS" target="_self">Billy Gibbons' "Oh Well"</a>right now!</p> <p>Photo Credit: Stacy Barbour / RollingStone.com</p> <p></p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 10 Jul 2012 17:05:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/86961An Update About The Cancelled June 9 ZZ Top Show in Alabama<p>Thank you all again for your continued support. If you purchased tickets through <a href="http://zztop.com">ZZTop.com</a>, you will be getting a refund for the cancelled show in Atmore, AL. We apologize for the delay. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we work out with the venue on the best logistical steps to get you all a refund. We understand this has been a long process and for that we sincerely apologize. The band and management have been working tirelessly to try and reschedule a show, but unfortunately, scheduling conflicts prevents a show date in the near future from happening. Dont worry though, Alabama, well be back soon!</p> <p></p> <p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 27 Jun 2012 09:06:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/85431USA Today Pick of the Week<p>ZZ Top's "I Gotsta Get Paid" is USA Today's "Pick of the Week" this week!</p> <p>"The Pick of the Week is <em><strong>I Gotsta Get Paid</strong></em> by ZZ Top, one of four tracks on EP <em>Texicali,</em> the trio's first new studio work in nine years. That "Lil Ol' Band From Texas" unleashes its trademark grit and grease in a raw, bluesy rough-and-tumble treatment of <em>25 Lighters,</em> the 1998 drug-hustling rap by fellow Houstonians DJ DMD, Lil' Keke and Fat Pat." Read more <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/reviews/story/2012-06-18/listen-up-playlist-zz-top-joss-stone/55677224/1" target="_blank">HERE</a>!</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 20 Jun 2012 10:35:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/84551Billy Gibbons joins Joe Walsh on CMT Crossroads<p><a href="http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/walsh_joe/artist.jhtml">Joe Walsh</a> will join forces with <a href="http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/chesney_kenny/artist.jhtml">Kenny Chesney</a>, <a href="http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/paisley_brad/artist.jhtml">Brad Paisley</a>, <a href="http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/bryan__luke/artist.jhtml">Luke Bryan</a>, <a href="http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/zz_top/artist.jhtml">ZZ Top</a>'s Billy Gibbons, <a href="http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/evans_sara/artist.jhtml">Sara Evans</a> and <a href="http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/hunter_hayes/artist.jhtml">Hunter Hayes</a> for a new episode of <a href="http://www.cmt.com/shows/dyn/cmt_crossroads/series.jhtml"><em>CMT Crossroads</em></a> premiering June 23 at 11 p.m. ET/PT on CMT. Read more <a href="http://www.cmt.com/news/news-in-brief/1685957/joe-walshs-cmt-crossroads-features-kenny-chesney-brad-paisley-luke-bryan.jhtml" target="_blank">HERE</a>.</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 19 Jun 2012 13:55:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/84391VIPs Available for NEW Dates with Lynyrd Skynyrd!<p>We are excited to announce that VIP packages (including tickets) are available NOW for <strong>NEW</strong>ZZ Top dates with Lynyrd Skynyrd! Get a guaranteed up close ticket to the show!</p> <p>Here is what's included in each of the VIP Packages:</p> <p><strong>ZZ Top Diamond Package - $250</strong><br /> Guaranteed Ticket in First Five Rows<br /> Meet and Greet with ZZ Top<br /> Personal Photo with ZZ Top<br /> VIP Early Entrance to Venue<br /> Autographed VIP Only Lithograph<br /> Exclusive VIP Only Laminate<br /> Crowd Free Merch Shopping</p> <p><strong>ZZ Top Gold Package - $125</strong><br /> Guaranteed Ticket in First 15 Rows<br /> VIP Early Entrance to Venue<br /> VIP Only Lithograph<br /> Exclusive VIP Only Laminate<br /> Crowd Free Merch Shopping</p> <p>See below or <a href="http://zztop.com/events/page/2">click here</a> for a list of the new dates that are currently on sale.</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/113491">9/7 Scarborough, ME at Scarborough Downs</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/113501">9/8 Mansfield, MA at Comcast Center</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/113521">9/14 Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/113531">9/15 Maryland Heights, MO at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - St. Louis</a> **Presale only available until Friday at 10am PT. Get em before they're gone!</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/113541">9/16 Sevierville, TN at Smokies Park</a></p> <p></p> <p>See you at the show!</p> <p>ZZ TOP</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 13 Jun 2012 15:40:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/83581Wind Creek Hotel & Casino Cancellation<p> <p class="p1">The scheduled concert appearance of ZZ Top and 3 Door Down on Saturday, June 9th at the Wind Creek Hotel & Casino Amphitheater was cancelled based on a determination that structural condition of the stage made it unsafe for the performers, their crews and the audience.</p> <p class="p1">ZZ Top issued the following statement, once it was confirmed that both ZZ and 3DD wouldn't be able to perform:</p> <p class="p1">"We're definitely from 'the show must go on' school but had to draw the line this time when we found out that numerous hazards were present at the venue. We couldn't, in good conscience, do the show knowing that the safety for those on and off stage would be in jeopardy. We had hoped the situation would have been addressed and corrected by show time but, sadly, that wasn't the case so we just had to 'pull the plug' for the sake of all concerned. We hope our fans and friends understand that the decision that was made was the only one we could abide in light of those conditions."</p> </p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:10:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/83131Thanks..!<p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman","serif";">Just sending a sincere "Thanks..!" for pumping up a sizzle surrounding the iTunes "TEXICALI" 4 song digital download. A fine reception, indeed! We'll see ya' at the ZZ TOP show and have a ball. XOXO Billy, Frank, and, Dusty</span></p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:30:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/82921TEXICALI RELEASE DAY!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/04/09/medium.96vf48sxg6gl.jpg" /><br /><p><span class="text_exposed_show">Today is the day!! Texicali, a four track digital collection from ZZ Top that offers the first new studio recordings from That Little Ol Band From Texas in nine years, is<a href="http://smarturl.it/Texicali" target="_blank">available now</a>.<span class="text_exposed_show">The four new songs, available<a href="http://smarturl.it/Texicali" target="_blank">from iTunes</a>and all digital retail outlets, offer a preview of the groups full-length album, as yet untitled, that will be released on American Recordings late this summer or early fall. Those purchasing the four songs will benefit from a pro-rated discount on the purchase of the full album when it is released.</span><br /> <br /> The four tracks that comprise Texicali, like the forthcoming album, were produced by Rick Rubin and the bands Billy F Gibbons and include I Gotsta Get Paid, Over You and The first of these is heard in a just-launched campaign for the Jeremiah Weed line of malt beverages that has generated tremendous on-line buzz for the video (youtube.com/jeremiahweed) that depicts Billy, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard performing -- to the delight and amazement of the patrons of a convenience store -- in a walk-in cooler. I Gotsta Get Paid, based on the underground 1990s rap song 25 Lighters, is also heard on the soundtrack to the international box office hit Battleship. The title of the collection is a reference to the locations where the album was recorded. founding of ZZ Top more than 42 years ago and an acknowledgement that the bands line-up has remained constant ever since.<br /> <br /> Based on the visibility of the Gotsta Get Paid song, we decided to make available more of a taste of the album than just the one song, said Americans Rubin. s the beauty of the new digital landscape; we can put out what we want when we want, in the best service of the artist.<br /> <br /> Notes Gibbons, We were itching to get some new music out before the full album release; making available these four tracks seems like a good way to accomplish that most expeditiously. Dusty, Frank and I are happy with whats been accomplished in the studio so we figured wed provide some hot and tasty hors d before the main course is served this fall.<br /> <br /> The band embarks this week as the headliner for a six-week Gang of Outlaws tour that includes bills shared with 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson. Thereafter, ZZ Top departs for Europe where they will be playing concert and festival dates in Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, France, Switzerland and Norway in July. Additional North American dates are planned for August and September. All of this activity underscores the fact that ZZ Top continues as a vital force in music today, more than 42 years after its founding and with its ever-enduring line up totally intact.</span></p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 05 Jun 2012 10:00:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/81091Listen to "Chartreuse"<p>Take a listen to brand new song "Chartreuse" on RollingStone.com now! The brand new ZZ Top EP "Texicali" out TOMORROW June 5th on iTunes! <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/song-premiere-zz-top-chartreuse-20120604" target="_blank" rel="nofollow nofollow">http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/song-premiere-zz-top-chartreuse-20120604</a></p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Mon, 04 Jun 2012 09:55:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/81861Preview New Song "Consumption"<p>ZZ Top will release a four-song digital collection called Texicali, but you can hear one of those cuts, a stunning piece of boozy, bluesy greatness called "Consumption", right now on MusicRadar.com. Listen here: <a href="http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/song-premiere-zz-top-return-with-the-blues-stunner-consumption-546713#.T8jF7KESGkY.facebook" target="_blank">http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/song-premiere-zz-top-return-with-the-blues-stunner-consumption-546713#.T8jF7KESGkY.facebook </a></p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Fri, 01 Jun 2012 12:00:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/81651Get Your ZZ Top VIP Packages Before They're Gone!<p>Thanks to everyone who picked up their VIP Package for the "Gang of Outlaws" tour. We can't wait to hit the road and get to hang out with you guys!</p> <p>For the shows that aren't sold out yet -- make sure you get the jump on it and <a href="http://www.zztop.com/events">pick up your package today</a> as sales will be closing very soon. Don't want you all to miss out!</p> <p>Below are all the tour dates still available:</p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/96011">5/26 Atlantic City, NJ at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort - Etess Arena</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/96021">5/27 Mashantucket, CT at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Casino</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/96031">5/30 Scranton, PA at Toyota Pavilion</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/96041">6/1 Winston-Salem, NC at Lawrence Joel Coliseum</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/96051">6/2 Fort Bragg, NC at Fort Bragg</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/96061">6/3 Fredericksburg, VA at The Job.com Pavilion</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/96071">6/5 Glen Allen, VA at Innsbrook Pavillion</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/96081">6/6 Simpsonville, SC at Charter Amphitheatre</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/96091">6/8 St. Augustine, FL at St. Augustine Amphitheater</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/96101">6/9 Atmore, AL at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/96111">6/10 Alpharetta, GA at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/96131">6/15 Estero, FL at Germain Arena</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/96161">6/19 Southaven, MS at Snowden Grove Park & Amphitheater</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/96171">6/20 Nashville, TN at Bridgestone Arena</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/96181">6/22 Baton Rouge, LA at Baton Rouge River Center</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/96201">6/24 Dallas, TX at Gexa Energy Pavilion</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/96211">6/26 Des Moines, IA at Wells Fargo Arena</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/96221">6/27 Clarkston, MI at DTE Energy Music Theatre</a></p> <p><a href="http://zztop.com/events/96231">6/29 Hinckley, TX at Grand Casino Hinckley</a></p> <p></p> <p>Hope to see you at the show!</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Thu, 10 May 2012 16:10:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/78241New ZZ Top Single "I Gotsta Get Paid"<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/03/06/medium.9a0pn6y3fgbw.jpeg" /><br /><p>ZZ Top has partnered up with Jeremiah Weed to bring you the band's first NEW single in nine years, "I Gotsta Get Paid"! This is one badass video, follow the link to watch: <a href="http://budurl.com/ZZTopVideo" target="_blank" rel="nofollow nofollow">http://budurl.com/ZZTopVideo</a></p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 08 May 2012 10:05:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/77231Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill welcome Freddie King to Hall<ul> <li><strong></strong></li> </ul><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:40:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/72311Rio Grande Mud 40th Anniversary<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/10/01/medium.6z8t838619f5.jpg" /><br /><p><a href="http://ultimateclassicrock.com/tags/zz-top">ZZ Top</a>s 1972 sophomore album Rio Grande Mud turns 40 this month. The album is best known as home to the longtime concert favorite Just Got Paid, which features a particularly thrilling slide guitar showcase from Billy Gibbons.</p> <p>ZZ Tops First Album yes, thats what they called it hadnt made much of an impression on the charts when it came out the year before, but s lead track, which featured vocals from bassist Dusty Hill, made a bit of a dent, becoming their first charting single. (Things would really bust open for the group with 1973s Tres Hombres.</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 04 Apr 2012 15:30:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/69811VIP Packages Available Now for Gang Of Outlaws Tour!<p>The little ol' band from Texas is gearin' up to hit the road again and this time, they're bringing friends! ZZ Top will be touring with 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson starting May 25th in Manchester, NH. We are also excited to announce that exclusive VIP Packages are <a href="http://www.zztop.com/events" target="_blank">available NOW</a> for select dates!! Get a guaranteed up close ticket and even get to hang backstage and meet the boys after the show!</p> <p>All of the VIP Package details are listed below:</p> <p><strong>ZZ Top Diamond Package - $250</strong><br /> Guaranteed Ticket in First Five Rows<br /> Meet and Greet with ZZ Top<br /> Personal Photo with ZZ Top<br /> VIP Early Entrance to Venue<br /> Autographed VIP Only Lithograph<br /> Exclusive VIP Only Laminate<br /> Crowd Free Merch Shopping</p> <p><strong>ZZ Top Gold Package - $125</strong><br /> Guaranteed Ticket in First 15 Rows<br /> VIP Early Entrance to Venue<br /> VIP Only Lithograph<br /> Exclusive VIP Only Laminate<br /> Crowd Free Merch Shopping</p> <p><a href="http://www.zztop.com/events">Click here</a> for a list of the dates that are currently offering VIP Packages. If your city isn't on sale yet, we will let you know as soon as it is.</p> <p></p> <p>See you at the show!</p> <p>ZZ TOP</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 27 Mar 2012 06:00:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/68101GANG OF OUTLAWS TOUR ANNOUNCED STARRING ZZ TOP AND 3 DOORS DOWN WITH SPECIAL GUEST GRETCHEN WILSON<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/06/11/medium.7053qppcpe84.jpg" /><br /><p>Sure to be one of this touring seasons hottest packages, The Gang of Outlaws Tour, brings three leaders of their respective genres together for six weeks of performances this May and June. Joining the legendary ZZ Top are 3 Doors Down and, on most of the dates, Gretchen Wilson. The tour will alight at select eastern, southern and mid western venues, kicking off May 25 in Manchester, NH.<br /><br />ZZ Top, That Little Ol Band From Texas will be topping the bill and playing the songs that have made the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers American music icons in the forefront of blues-based rock for more than forty years. The bands line-up of Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard has been intact all that time a feat unequalled in the annals of music history. Their catalog of massive hits includes Sharp Dressed Man, Gimme All Your Lovin and more. It is expected theyll preview new material from their forthcoming release over the course of The Gang of Outlaws Tour.<br /><br />Notes Gibbons, re really looking forward to working with the guys from 3 Doors Down and Gretchen too, if we may borrow from the late, great Robert Johnson, clear those stones from the pass way on this phenomenal tour. The Gang of Outlaws is ready to ride!<br /><br />ZZ Top will be partnering up with southern alternative rocks hugely successful 3 Doors Down, straight out of Escatawpa, Mississippi. The group -- Brad Arnold, Matt Roberts, Todd Harrell, Chris Henderson and Greg Upchurch-- brings its multi-platinum catalog of hits and album tracks to the tour including their #1 smash hits When Im Gone and Here Without You, and their latest chart topper s Not My Time. Says lead singer Brad Arnold of Gang of Outlaws, The tour is huge! We have the honor to share the stage with some amazing artists, including one of my favorite bands, ZZ Top! We cant wait to bring Gang Of Outlaws to your town.<br /><br />Rounding out the bill in style is Gretchen Wilson, representing the distaff side of the Gang of Outlaws. Her breakthrough hit, Redneck Woman is well known as the anthem of southern sass and femininity. Her catalog of rock-inspired country hits includes multiple platinum albums and such single smashes as Here For The Party, When I Think About Cheatin All Jacked Up and more. She expressed her feelings about her participation in a no uncertain terms: Obviously I couldnt be more excited that I am to be part of this tour Fabulous guys, fabulous musicians!<br /><br />Gang of Outlaws Tour tickets and information available at GangOfOutlaws.com<br />Gang of Outlaws Tour dates<br />May 25 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Arena*<br /> 26 - Atlantic City, NJ Trump Taj Mahal/Etess Arena*<br /> 27 -Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods*<br /> 30 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion**<br />June 1 - Winston Salem, NC - Joel Coliseum*<br /> 2 - Fayetteville, NC - Fort Bragg*<br /> 3 - Fredericksburg, VA - Celebrate Virginia Live!*<br /> 5 - Richmond, VA Innsbrook Pavilion*<br /> 6 - Simpsonville, SC - Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park*<br /> 8 - St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre*<br /> 9 - Atmore, AL Wind Creek Hotel & Casino Amphitheater**<br /> 10 - Alpharetta, GA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre*<br /> 12 - Hollywood, FL - Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel**<br /> 15 - Estero, FL - Germain Arena*<br /> 16 - Orlando, FL - Universal Orlando Resort Music Plaza Stage**<br /> 17 - Clearwater, FL - Tropicana Field*<br /> 19 - Southaven, MS - Snowden Grove Park & Amphitheater*<br /> 20 - Nashville, TN- Bridgestone Arena*<br /> 22 - Baton Rouge, LA Baton Rouge River Center*<br /> 23 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*<br /> 24 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion*<br /> 26 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena*<br /> 27 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre<br /> 29 - Hinckley, MN - Grand Casino Amphitheatre*<br />*ZZ Top, 3 Doors Down, Gretchen Wilson<br />** ZZ Top, 3 Doors Down<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Mon, 26 Mar 2012 10:20:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/67891Billy F Gibbons honors Hubert Sumlin<p>Billy F Gibbons joins Eric Clapton and Keith Richards to honor Hubert Sumlin in New York City.</p> <p>From: <a href="http://www.soundspike.com/story/3923/keith-richards-eric-clapton-join-forces-for-hubert-sumlin-tribute/" target="_blank">http://www.soundspike.com/story/3923/keith-richards-eric-clapton-join-forces-for-hubert-sumlin-tribute/</a></p> <div class="byline" style="margin-bottom: 2px;">SoundSpike Contributor</div> <div class="byline" style="margin-bottom: 15px;">Published February 27, 2012 03:49 PM</div> <div class="storycopy"> <p><a href="http://www.soundspike.com/artists/the-rolling-stones-145/" title="The Rolling Stones news, tour dates, photos and tickets"> The Rolling Stones</a>' <a href="http://www.soundspike.com/artists/keith-richards-2461/" title="Keith Richards news, tour dates, photos and tickets"> Keith Richards</a> and <a href="http://www.soundspike.com/artists/eric-clapton-289/" title="Eric Clapton news, tour dates, photos and tickets"> Eric Clapton</a> were among a flock of rock and blues superstars who turned up in New York City last Friday (2/24) to pay tribute to late bluesman <a href="http://www.soundspike.com/artists/hubert-sumlin-3167/" title="Hubert Sumlin news, tour dates, photos and tickets"> Hubert Sumlin</a>.</p> <p>The four-hour show at the sold-out Apollo Theatre in Harlem also brought out <a href="http://www.soundspike.com/artists/buddy-guy-1418/" title="Buddy Guy news, tour dates, photos and tickets"> Buddy Guy</a>, <a href="http://www.soundspike.com/artists/elvis-costello-336/" title="Elvis Costello news, tour dates, photos and tickets"> Elvis Costello</a>, <a href="http://www.soundspike.com/artists/warren-haynes-2374/" title="Warren Haynes news, tour dates, photos and tickets"> Warren Haynes</a>, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Taj Mahal and many others to honor Sumlin, who was Howlin' Wolf's longtime guitarist. Sumlin died in December at the age of 80.</p> <p>In addition to noting Sumlin's passing, the concert was also a benefit for The Jazz Foundation, which provides aid to jazz and blues musicians.</p> </div> <div class="storycopy"> <p>Other big names in attendance -- and onstage -- included Keb Mo, Robert Randolph, Haynes' Allman Brothers Band partner Derek Trucks, Jimmie Vaughn, and blues harp pioneer James Cotton.</p> <p>Sumlin's memorial service in December was <a href="http://www.soundspike.com/story/3453/jagger-richards-pay-for-bluesman-hubert-sumlins-funeral/" target="new">paid for</a> by Richards and fellow Rolling Stone Mick Jagger.</p> </div><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:15:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/64291RollingStone.com Video Interview<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/15/04/medium.wmb321zrlsh1.png" /><br /><p><a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/videos/new-and-hot/zz-top-billy-gibbons-on-the-bands-next-album-20111129" target="_blank">Billy Gibbons on the band's next album</a> [Video]</p> <p><a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/music/artists/zz-top">ZZ Top</a> has spent a long time working on their next album, but guitarist Billy Gibbons assures <em>Rolling Stone</em>'s David Fricke that the new disc is coming along very well. "The good news is that under the direction of Rick Rubin, ZZ Top has stepped into a new arena with a very understanding producer," says Gibbons, who adds that the next record should be pretty streamlined and straightforward. "When you add up the days in the studio, it hasn't allowed us much time to do much else than plug straight into an amp and play as a trio. We're not afraid to experiment when time allows, but these are things that don't normally pop up in a ZZ session. It's just, go in and get it."</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 06 Dec 2011 15:05:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/53841ZZ Top on NPR Today<p>Be sure to tune in to NPR's All Things Considered today 11/23 at 4:30 PM Eastern. Billy Gibbons appears about 2/3s into the piece!<br /> <br /> Or listen at their <a href="http://www.radiodiaries.org/" target="_blank">brand new website</a>.</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 23 Nov 2011 13:20:00 -0800http://zztop.com/news/52711Billy Gibbons and Johnny Depp Rock Out<p></p> <div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/1.5em 'Lucida Grande', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; margin: 8px;"> <p>Billy Gibbons and Johnny Depp held an impromptu performance at the Continental Club in Austin after La Grange Fest. Check it out!</p> </div> <p></p> <p> <object width="480" height="360"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/MGkbJU6x0IE?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="480" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/MGkbJU6x0IE?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always"></embed> </object> </p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 01 Nov 2011 12:45:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/50861Review of La Grange Fest by Austin Chronicle<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/08/07/medium.e0n77q1tay15.jpg" /><br /><p>Never mind Johnny Depp and Billy Gibbons joining Bill Carter onstage at the Continental Club Saturday night. YouTube footage proves far more satisfying than having had to outmaneuver the star-crossed midnight mob at the South Congress speakeasy. Rather the real scene proved an unlikely setting: ZZ Tops actual performance at the Backyard.</p> <p>Between Austin poster icon Michael Priests wild 60th birthday bash in South Austin Friday night and three crusty days of the Austin Record Convention up on North Lamar, the Austin Film Festivals pint-sized Pirate of the Caribbean took local gawkers by storm, the Texas Book Festival allowed Butch Hancock to multi-task Sunday with Chronicle mystic Michael Ventura at the Capital in the afternoon and then the Flatlanders at Threadgills Jimmy Petit benefit last night, and what was advertised as ZZ Tops 1st Annual La Grange Fest paired Texas lil ol blues trio with Lynyrd Skynyrd.</p> <p>Normally, that last entry wouldnt register past a desire to see ZZ Top at the Moody Theater, especially when considering Lynyrd Skynyrd counts a sole original member while the headliners, who doubtlessly played on bills with the original in the 1970s, counts the same Tres Hombres. And yet Jamey Johson proved ample incentive in addition to my girlfriends ZZ Top for President bumper sticker and ardent loyalty to the threesome.</p> <p>Johnsons 2010 double-disc The Guitar Song raised a chorus of Nashville hosannahs for the Alabama native and ex-Marine, who co-wrote George Straits 51st straight No. 1 Give It Away in 2006, and although we missed him headlining the Moody earlier this year, his Backyard set seemingly impressed everyone.<br />The burly, bearded singer-songwriter's second song was an impeccably deep-voiced reading of Willie Nelsons Night Life, followed by his own authentic country accounting t Cash My Checks, which was matched by an inspired cover of Johnny Paychecks 11 Months, 29 Days, with its refrain of busted in Austin. All three twanged in stark contrast to Slipknot singer Corey Taylor strumming the evening open with countrified covers of Tom Petty (You Got Lucky), the Rolling Stones (Dead Flowers), and Ramones (), that last one rolling over Dee Dee into Johnny inside the Ramones crypt.</p> <p>Lynyrd Skynyrd proved worse past the initial chill/thrill of hearing one of the original bands favorite opening combos, Working for MCA and I Aint the One. Had Skynyrd Nation not outed the sevenpiece led by surviving guitarist Gary Rossington, late singer Ronnie Van Zandts youngest brother Johnny, and former Blackfoot shredder Rick Medlocke as a glorified tribute act, the ensuing run of s Your Name, That Smell, Sweet Home Alabama, and finally wouldnt have felt so Viva Las Vegas. True, Down South Jukin Street Survivors chicken picker I Know a Little, and even Gimme Three Steps scratched some deep-seated classic rock itch, but ZZ Top couldnt come on fast enough.</p> <p>Broadcasting the show live on Sirius XM, the timeless Texas boogie kings stuck close to the set list found on the recent Live From Texas DVD and CD, recorded in Nov. 2007 at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie. Both formats blare pleasingly raw, but at the Backyard ZZ Top caught fire. Got Me Under Pressure blew like a ruptured water main, while Waiting for the Bus and Jesus Just Left Chicago dug a blues trench, but with m Bad, Im Nationwide bassist Dusty Hill made his bass sound like the suspension bridges on the video screen behind him. Cheap Sunglasses followed thick as molasses, and when Gibbons paid tribute to his hero Jimi Hendrix with Hey Joe, Hill chased with the whipit that was Party on the Patio.</p> <p>The bassist's voice on vibrated high but deep, like thick glass patio furniture being shattered, and it met its steel-string match in Gibbons Sunburst Les Paul on Just Got Paid, carving canyons of blues that turned into solid rock on the ensuing Eliminator triptych. Gimme All Your Lovin so thick as to evoke the La Brea Tar Pits, Sharp Dressed Man, and found the man with no beard, as Gibbons introduced drummer Frank Beard, doing much of the leg work, while Cousin It and Cousin Itt lit into encores La Grange and like 1975.</p> <p>In almost two decades of live ZZ Top worship, I'd never witnessed such a primal performance from the band. Going to the Continental Club afterward never even crossed my mind.</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 26 Oct 2011 11:45:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/50361Review of La Grange Fest by Austin360!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/14/07/medium.844xnr29qlrp.png" /><br /><p><a href="http://www.austin360.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/music/entries/2011/10/23/review_zz_top_and_lynyrd_skyny.html" target="_blank">Review: ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Backyard</a></p> <p>BEE CAVE Fired up the hog and took the old lady to the new Backyard here Saturday night to see ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Id not seen the former in forever and the latter in never. We got exactly what we expected: long lines to get in and out, a handful of delusional Skynyrd fans waving the Confederate battle flag, hits and a whole lot of guitar. We can safely proclaim the first La Grange Fest, which also included the very talented singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson and Corey Taylor from (!) Slipknot a success.</p> <p>Id love to tell you about Corey but, yeah, traffic took care of that. Johnson enjoys the complementary advantages of having a very expressive voice and story-songs that Daniel Woodrell might write. Great stuff, and the crowd was primed to be in a receptive mood.</p> <p>Skynyrd, a band known as much for one plane crash as well as its 86 guitarists, brought out That Smell, s Your Name, Gimme Three Steps, Sweet Home Alabama and, but of course, Stairway to Heaven. I mean Free Bird. If youre like me you were probably in line for the bar or the bathroom for at least one of those and lines were a reality for both of those attractions because this crowd was getting its drank on.</p> <p>I know these guys are the definition of a guilty pleasure band. I know that the current iteration contains exactly one original member, but that band was together for, what, five years in the 70s? This bunch, led by Johnny Van Zant, has been together since the late 80s, making them perhaps the worlds only tribute band thats a tribute to THEMSELVES. Thats some trick if you think about it.</p> <p>As ever, the three-man guitar attack was equally impressive and wearying. Those guys are very competitive seeing who can cram the most notes into every bar, but, in fairness, thats what theyre about.</p> <p>And there lies Skynyrds great contrast with ZZ Top, the undisputed grand champions of Texas blues rock, with a lineup unchanged since 1970. (Name another band thats stayed together without a lineup change that long. Ill wait here.) Billy Gibbons cant play as fast as any of the Skynyrd guys, but hes all about working up greasy licks that sound like him and no one else. Sometimes virtuosity can leave you cold; Gibbons distinctive playing never fails to enhance the tune, not to mention bringing a smile to himself and the crowd.</p> <p>Gibbons and the other dos hombres are essentially a nostalgia act, too, but what a stack of hits. In fairness, the opener, Got Me Under Pressure, dates merely to 1983, as does Sharp Dressed Man, Gimme All Your Lovin and That album packed them in, didnt it? And thats not even the sweet spot of the bands catalog Cheap Sunglasses, Jesus Just Left Chicago and of course Free Bird. I mean La Grange. Those all got spirited airings Saturday night. You cant name a festival after one of your songs and then not play it, even if it is swiped from a John Lee Hooker riff.</p> <p>Now entering their fifth decade together, these guys have every right to not work it as hard as they do. They do, and good for them. All together now: A how-how-how-how.</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Mon, 24 Oct 2011 15:05:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/50151ZZ Top LIVE from La Grange Fest on SiriusXM!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/04/11/medium.991mqk83309e.jpg" /><br /><p>Hear ZZ Top LIVE in concert from the bands first-ever La Grange Fest at the Backyard in Austin, TX this Saturday, October 22 at 10:30pm ET exclusively on SiriusXMs Outlaw Country (channel 60). Its the bands first real time live concert broadcast to be heard in North America over the course of their 40-year career.<br /><br />Not a SiriusXM subscriber? Get a Free 7-Day Online Trial of SiriusXM at <a href="http://www.siriusxm.com/freetrial" target="_blank">www.siriusxm.com/freetrial</a>.<br /><br />SiriusXM U.S. satellite service is available only to those at least 18 and older in the United States. See Customer Agreement for complete terms at <a href="http://www.siriusxm.com" target="_blank">www.siriusxm.com</a>.</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 19 Oct 2011 15:45:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/49691ZZ TOP HOST LA GRANGE FEST THIS SATURDAY AT THE BACKYARD IN AUSTIN<p>This Saturday sees the debut of ZZ TOPs La Grange Fest in Austin, TX. Its a ZZ Top-hosted music festival on Saturday, October 22 at Austins The Backyard. Doors are open at 5 PM and the show kicks off at 6 PM.<br /><br />Featured with ZZ Top are Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jamey Johnson and Corey Taylor. Skynyrd and ZZ Top have a relationship that dates back to the early 1970s and they have worked together extensively ever since. Theyve most recently shared concert bills on the Rebels & Bandoleros Tour.<br /><br />Jamey Johnson is one of the key contributors to the just-released <em>A Tribute From Friends</em>, the album of ZZ Top cover songs by a slew of the bands admirers including Nickelback, Grace Potter, Daughtry, Wolfmother and The M.O.B. (Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Johnny Land and John McVie) and others. His contribution to the collection is, appropriately La Grange with none other than ZZ ax man Billy Gibbons guesting on the track thats the albums closer. <br /><br />Corey Taylor is a recent addition to La Grange Fests line up and hell be performing an acoustic set on Saturday. Taylor is the multiplatinum selling, New York Times best-selling author and Grammy Awardwinning singer/ songwriter in Slipknot and Stone Sour, two of the most successful bands in rock music today. Theres a distinct possibility that hell be joining ZZ Top for a song or two.<br /><br />ZZ Tops La Grange Festperformance will be carried live over SiriusXMs Outlaw Country Channel with a scheduled start time of 10:30 PM/Eastern. It marks the bands first real time live broadcast to be heard in North America over the course of their careerspanning over 40 years.<br /><br />La Grange Fest is a reflection of the ZZ Top tradition of raucous revelry set to a down n dirty beat and is presented by our good friends at Jeremiah Weed. La Grange Fest takes its name from the bands ode to the Texas town that was home to the notorious Chicken Ranch, later the subject of the musical The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas Billy Gibbons, discussing the forthcoming show, noted, re looking forward to having a good time with all of our friends and fans on the 22nd. Down Austin way is gonna be the place to be that day, doncha know La Grange Fest reconnects ZZ Top with its Texas roots and legacy quite specifically. Just this year the band received the Texas Cultural Trusts 2011 Texas Medal of the Arts and was previously named Official Texas Heroes by the states House of Representatives. The Texas Commission on the Arts has named Billy Gibbons as 2012 Texas State Musician.<br /><br />In recognition of the heroic efforts of so many Texas firefighters during the recent spate of wildfires in the state, La Grange Fest attendees will be asked to donate to the Texas State Firemens and Fire Marshals Association, the Lake Travis Fire Department and the Bastrop Fire Department.</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 19 Oct 2011 15:20:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/49681The Reviews are Comin' in...<p><a href="http://streetdate.radio.com/2011/10/11/album-review-zz-top-honored-with-release-of-new-tribute-album-featuring-unique-array-of-generation-spanning-artists/" target="_blank">Album Review: ZZ Top Honored With Release Of New Tribute Album Featuring Unique Array Of Generation Spanning Artists</a><br /> <br /> ZZ Top, often hailed as That Little Ol Band from Texas have a brand new tribute album out in their honor featuring all the old favorites with an interesting twist. The album, produced by the infamous trio of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill & Frank Beard drops today and packs in 11 covers performed by an unlikely cast, to say the least. Artists from various time periods such as Coheed and Cambria, Aerosmiths Steven Tyler, newly reunited Wolfmother and Duff McKagans band Loaded are just a few of the names that came together to honor the trio with the creation of <em>ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends</em>.<br /> <br /> When the idea was in its infancy, the band was already excited to hear that so many great artists wanted to contribute as they said We found out that a bunch of great artists were paying tribute to us and we were in disbelief. <a href="http://streetdate.radio.com/2011/10/11/album-review-zz-top-honored-with-release-of-new-tribute-album-featuring-unique-array-of-generation-spanning-artists/" target="_blank">Click here</a> to check out a great rendition of the ZZ Top classic as performed by Nickelback.</p> <p>From start to finish, <em>A Tribute From Friends</em> never falls short of a anything but timeless as each rendition certainly has its own unique flare. The opening track Sharp Dressed Man (which is arguably one of the albums biggest highlights) sets a tone for the record and features a passionate performance from an all-star cast by the likes of Aerosmiths Steven Tyler along with Fleetwood Macs Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and if thats not enough, guitar legend Jonny Lang makes an appearance on the track as well. Got Me Under Pressure as performed by Loaded is a headbanger from start to finish that packs in a huge punch with a classic late 80s feel and serves as one of the most driven songs on the record. Another highlight worth noting is the mega-hit La Grange performed by Jamey Johnson; a song originally about a bordello on the outskirts of La Grange, Texas that would become one of ZZs early trademark songs. It kicks off with that classic riff that we all know and love and then comes right in with Jameys vocals which suit the song perfectly. Adding to the feel of the song is the band behind him that plays with a passion as if they wrote the song yesterday. Check out an early live performance of La Grange from ZZ Top below.</p> <p>After all was said and done, the band had this to say about the finished product and the feeling of having a tribute album in their name; To a great extent, weve succeeded since were still having a good time (as a band) so that would be reward enough for the same three guys playing the same three chords. Now comes <em>A Tribute From Friends</em> and were so delighted that our music resonates with these great musicians whom we so admire.<br /> <br /> Here is the full track listing and list of artists that appear on <em>ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends</em>.<br /> <br /> Sharp Dressed Man The M.O.B. (Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Jonny Lang & John McVie)<br /> Gimme All Your Lovin Filter<br /> Grace Potter & The Nocturnals<br /> Nickelback<br /> Cheap Sunglasses Wolfmother<br /> Got Me Under Pressure Duff McKagans Loaded<br /> Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers Coheed & Cambria<br /> Just Got Paid Mastodon<br /> Rough Boy Wyclef Jean<br /> for the Bus / Jesus Just Left Chicago Daughtry<br /> La Grange Jamey Johnson</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 11 Oct 2011 15:25:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/48911A Tribute From Friends out NOW!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/10/09/medium.gb6r3y0b5qh7.jpg" /><br /><p>It's here!!! The awesome new ZZ Top tribute album "A Tribute From Friends" is out in stores and <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id468470874?ls=1" target="_blank">on iTunes</a>!</p> <p>Be sure to pick up your copy today!</p> <p>Use this coupon at participating Best Buy stores (valid in store only, not bestbuy.com) for a discount on the CD.</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 11 Oct 2011 13:20:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/48891ZZ Top Tribute Album Out Tomorrow!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/11/03/medium.2nsw8klr5zjw.png" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: Times; line-height: normal; font-size: medium;"></span>The awesome new ZZ Top tribute album "A Tribute From Friends" hits stores tomorrow! Be sure to check back here tomorrow for all the best ways to get your copy! </p> <div style="color: #000000; font: normal normal normal 12px/1.5em 'Lucida Grande', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: #ffffff; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; margin: 8px;"></div> <p></p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Mon, 10 Oct 2011 12:20:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/48711TWEET TWEET TOP Contest<p>To enter:<br /><br />1. <strong>Follow @ZZTop on Twitter</strong><br /><br />2. <strong>Entries can be submitted in 2 ways: </strong><br /> A: Tweet at @ZZTop your favorite track from the "ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends" album. <br /> Listen to all of the tribute tracks at: <a href="http://listn.to/zztop" target="_blank">http://listn.to/zztop</a><br /><br />-or-<br /><br /> B: Tweet at @ZZTop and your twitter followers a link to pre-order the "ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends" album on iTunes. Copy and paste this link <strong>ONLY</strong>: <a href="http://bit.ly/TributeFromFriends" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/TributeFromFriends</a><br /><br />3. Once you enter, keep your eye on your Twitter Direct Messages. We may be contacting you to let you know you've won! <br /><br /><strong>Rules and Regulations </strong><br /><br />- The contest spans from 9/29/2011 - 10/13/2011 (weekends excluded)<br />- You <strong>MUST</strong> be following @ZZTop on Twitter to enter the contest.<br />- Tweeting @ZZTop your favorite track from the "ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends" album is considered a contest entry. You can listen to all of the tribute songs at: <a href="http://listn.to/zztop" target="_blank">http://listn.to/zztop</a><br />- Tweeting @ZZTop the link <a href="http://bit.ly/TributeFromFriends" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/TributeFromFriends</a> is considered a contest entry.<br />- You can enter as many times as you want - the odds of winning are increased with every entry.<br />- Secret prizes will be randomly included in poster shipments - the odds of receiving a secret prize are not increased with entries. <br />- Each person can only win one time.<br />- Once selected as a winner you must follow the directions as explained in the direct Twitter message to receive your prize - if you do not respond to the direct message within 24 hours you will forfeit your prize and another winner will be selected.<br /><br />*ZZ Top show of your choice must be within the continental United States and must occur during the calendar period between 10.11.11 - 10.10.12. Transportation, accommodations or meet n greet access is not provided. If prize is not used within the specified time period, another prize may not be substituted and winner will receive no compensation, monetary or otherwise as a result. However, prize may be transferred to any person upon prize winner's request.</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:15:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/47691A Tribute From Friends iTunes Preorder Available Today!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/02/13/medium.i78b3bj86k5g.png" /><br /><p>ZZ Top's <em>A Tribute From Friends</em> is <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/id468566973" target="_blank">available for peorder</a> now on iTunes. Order your copy today to expedite the rockin'!</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 28 Sep 2011 11:05:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/47561ZZ Top Pre-Order Bundle Available Now!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/12/10/medium.s2q0772xc8wf.jpg" /><br /><p><span style="font-family: Times; line-height: normal; font-size: medium;"> </span></p> <div style="color: #000000; font: normal normal normal 12px/1.5em 'Lucida Grande', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: #ffffff; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; margin: 8px;"> <p>Hey everyone, if you haven't gotten the pre-order bundle yet hurry and get yours before they're all gone! You will get a copy of the new tribute from record featuring bands like Jamey Johnson, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals and Wyclef Jean doing amazing renditions of some of ZZ Top's Greatest Hits!</p> <p>Oh, and with every cd comes and an exclusive new T-Shirt designed by Billy Gibbons himself! <a href="http://www.zztoplive.com/store" target="_blank">Click here to get yours</a>!<a href="http://www.zztoplive.com/store"></a></p> </div> <p></p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 28 Sep 2011 08:45:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/47531Go Cruisin' With ZZ TOP<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/06/14/medium.07a25421trl9.png" /><br /><p>Headliners ZZ Top and George Thorogood and the Destroyers will be joined by John Kay and Steppenwolf, The Marshall Tucker Band, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, Foghat, Molly Hatchet, Johnny Winter, The Edgar Winter Band, The Outlaws, Artimus Pyle, Blackfoot, Pat Travers, Devon Allmans Honeytribe, SwampDaWamp, The Chris Hicks Band, Preacher Stone, Ryan Balthrop, Whiskey Myers, and Crossfyre with each playing multiple sets in an array of ship board venues. Fans will have an unprecedented opportunity to rock the waves while rocking out to their favorite bands on a 4 night cruise to CocoCay private beach island and Nassau, Bahamas!<br /><br />Almost as long as four football fields and 18 decks, the fabulous Liberty of the Seas is one of the largest ships sailing today offering multiple music and entertainment venues, an array of restaurants and dining outlets, full sized volleyball and basketball courts, a boxing ring and even a FlowRider wave generator enabling guests to surf the sea while cruising above the ocean!</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 27 Sep 2011 14:30:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/47481Guitar World: La Grange Fest Coming!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/00/00/medium.yx46g024546c.jpg" /><br /><p><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/zz-top-announce-la-grange-fest-featuring-lynyrd-skynyrd" target="_blank">ZZ Top Announce "La Grange Fest," Featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd</a></p> <p>While their as-yet-untitled new album may not surface until early next year, there's still plenty to be excited about from the ZZ Top camp. And it's called La Grange Fest.<br /> <br /> Everyone's favorite Texas trio have announced the first ever La Grange Fest, which is set for October 22 in Bee Cave, Texas. Joining the band on the bill are legendary Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd and country singer Jamey Johnson.<br /> <br /> If just attending isn't enough, you can also purchase a package via <a href="http://www.zztoplive.com/" target="_blank">zztoplive.com</a> that will grant you access to an exclusive, roped-off area in front of the stage known as the La Grange Pit.</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 20 Sep 2011 10:45:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/46581NY Daily News On "A Tribute From Friends"<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/12/01/medium.42j0h9bmb2xv.png" /><br /><p><a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/2011/09/18/2011-09-18_fall_music_lineup_industrys_greatest_like_nirvana_kelly_clarkson_ryan_adams_retu.html?print=1&page=all" target="_blank">Fall music lineup: Industry's greatest, like Nirvana, Kelly Clarkson, Ryan Adams return with latest</a></p> <p>BY Jim Farber <br /> DAILY NEWS MUSIC CRITIC<br /> <br /> Sunday, September 18th 2011, 4:00 AM<br /> <br /> Where have all the superstars gone?<br /> <br /> They've certainly made themselves more scarce this fall, a period when they're usually as common as court appearances by Lindsay Lohan.<br /> <br /> To be sure, a fistful of sure-fire sellers are locked and loaded for release, including Coldplay, Drake, Nickelback, Mary J. Blige, Lady Antebellum and Susan Boyle.<br /> <br /> There's also fresh work aborning from Kelly Clarkson, Joe Jonas and Akon, though none of those releases can be considered guaranteed smashes. What would have been a biggie Metallica limited the sales potential of its latest work by design. It's an arty collaboration with Lou Reed, not exactly a name bound to wow the band's metal-loving core.<br /> <br /> Part of the relative paucity of can't-miss hits has to do with the continuation of a trend from the past few years in which the major labels stopped segregating their top-shelf items to the leaf shedding season. Instead they began doling them out over the year, the better to avoid eating into each other's press attention and market potential during increasingly dicey times.<br /> <br /> More, this year the industry can't repeat a recent pattern in which the heavy hitters of hip hop waited until right before Christmas to put out their most potentially lucrative works. They already blew the wad this summer with a new CD from Lil Wayne plus that pas de deux between Jay-Z and Kanye West.<br /> <br /> Yet, there's a deeper and more distressing reason for the downshift in blockbuster likelies:<br /> <br /> At this point, there simply aren't enough pop superstars to go around.<br /> <br /> Perhaps you've heard? The music business isn't exactly soaring these days. Worse, they can't expect things to get much better, given the ever diminishing sales patterns created by the Internet's war on monetization.<br /> <br /> All this goes a long way toward explaining why the most exciting releases of the fall and there is no shortage of them come from either newer names, historic-minded releases or stars who command substantial cults, usually in the 300,000 range.<br /> <br /> Folks like the latter command a fan base likely to still actually pay for music. The stress on historic releases has to do with a rear-view focus in pop in general. This season it will present itself in important packages by acts from Pearl Jam to Miles Davis to Nirvana to Hank Williams (unfinished recordings).<br /> <br /> The fall will also see some prized comebacks, including the first Jane's Addiction studio album in eight years, the first Jayhawks work in 16, and a reunion of the fantastically wan English singer June Tabor with the rollicking Brit-trad act Oysterband after 21 years apart.<br /> <br /> Closer to the mainstream, the season will host the debuts from this year's two top American Idols: Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina, singers still unproven in the marketplace but whom the industry prays will become their superstars of tomorrow.<br /> <br /> Even without such magical creatures, music can not only endure but even excite. In fact, some of the most interesting fall releases suggest music may soon hold some of its greatest joys in years.<br /> <br /> Oct. 11<br /> - Ryan Adams "Ashes & Fire": Another year, another Ryan Adams album. The latest from the highly prolific songwriter features a guest shot for everyone's favorite duet partner: Norah Jones.<br /> <br /> - Lauren Alaina "Wildflower": One week after the release of her rival Scotty McCreery's CD, runnerup Lauren Alaina issues hers. I smell a rematch.<br /> <br /> - Evanescence "Evanescence": The first album in five years from the band that made goth metal go pop.<br /> <br /> - Joe Henry "Reverie": An all-acoustic work from one of Americana's best songwriters (not to mention finest producers). Features guest spots from the lilting Lisa Hannigan and the wiry Marc Ribot.<br /> <br /> - Joe Jonas "Fastlife": The solo debut from the, let's-face-it, best looking member of the Jonas clan.<br /> <br /> - Martina McBride "Eleven": The latest effort from country pop's biggest voice.<br /> <br /> <strong>- Various Artists "ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends": The use of the word "friends" in the title sounds like a bit of a warning. It suggests not all the participants in this ZZ Top salute are the most astute choices. They include Steven Tyler, Wyclef Jean, Mastodon and more.</strong><br /> <br /> - Ben Folds "Retrospective: Best Imitation of Myself": A three-CD look back at the quirky songwriter's progress from 1995 to now.</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Sun, 18 Sep 2011 12:20:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/46911Newsday.com Talks ZZ Top Tribute<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/11/09/medium.54972616jv11.jpg" /><br /><p><a href="http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/music/tributes-pour-out-in-zz-top-tunes-1.3121873" target="_blank">Tributes pour out in ZZ Top tunes</a></p> <p>Wyclef Jean, ZZ Top fan? Apparently.<br /> <br /> Jean is among the artists paying homage to "that little ol' band from Texas" on an upcoming album, "A Tribute From Friends." The 11 tracks, out Oct. 11, feature classic ZZ Top tunes redone by Jean ("Rough Boy") and the likes of Nickelback ("Legs"), Filter ("Gimme All Your Lovin' ") and Wolfmother ("Cheap Sunglasses").<br /> <br /> "We were told there was going to be a ZZ Top tribute album a while ago and logically asked, 'Who are we paying tribute to?' Then we found out that a bunch of great artists were paying tribute to us and we were in disbelief," the band -- Billy F. Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard -- said in a statement. "For the past 40 or so 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.'<br /> <br /> "Now comes 'A Tribute From Friends' and we're so delighted that our music resonates with these great musicians whom we so admire."<br /> <br /> Hmmm. Well, there's also a Daughtry take on the album -- "Waitin' for the Bus" / "Jesus Just Left Chicago." With friends like him . . .<br /> <br /> ZZ Top plays Monday at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury. Tickets, $29.50-$49.50, through <a href="http://www.livenation.com" target="_blank">livenation.com</a>.</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Thu, 25 Aug 2011 12:05:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/46891ArtistDirect Talks "Cool Lineup" For ZZ Top Tribute<p><a href="http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/zz-top-tribute-album-due-out-oct-11/9049211" target="_blank">ZZ Top Tribute Album Due Out Oct. 11</a></p> <p>The music and legacy of ZZ Top will be celebrated with the Oct. 11 release of "A Tribute From Friends." <br /> <br /> The album, to be released by Show Dog-Universal Music, features 11 classic ZZ Top songs interpreted by top-flight artists working in a broad range of musical genres. All of the album's tracks have been newly recorded, specifically for this project. These include Filter's performance of "Gimme All Your Lovin'," Grace Potter and the Nocturnals' take on "Tush," as well as Wyclef Jean's "Rough Boy," "Legs" from Nickelback and Wolfmother's interpretation of "Cheap Sunglasses." What a cool batch of artists, right? <br /> <br /> The album kicks off with "Sharp Dressed Man," from The M.O.B., Mick Fleetwood's ad hoc group that includes fellow Fleetwood Mac founder John McVie as well as Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and guitar great Jonny Lang. Fleetwood commented, "We're delighted to honor ZZ Top this way. Their legacy, like that of the original Fleetwood Mac, is steeped in the blues we all love so much. I know that Steven and Jonny feel as strongly about their legacy as John and I do." <br /> <br /> After Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, the original--and continuing--members of ZZ Top were informed that A Tribute From Friends was in the offing, they issued the following statement: <br /> <br /> "When we were told there was going to be a ZZ Top tribute album a while ago and logically asked, Who are we paying tribute to?' Then we found out that a bunch of great artists were paying tribute to us and we were in disbelief. For the past 40 or so 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." <br /> <br /> The co-executive producer of A Tribute From Friends is Carl Stubner, ZZ Top's manager, who noted, "A Tribute From Friends underscores the legacy of ZZ Top in the most musical way possible and illustrates just how important Billy, Dusty and Frank have been to successive generations. It was a privilege to work with the pantheon of brilliant artists who contributed their efforts and so much love to this project." <br /> <br /> A TRIBUTE FROM FRIENDS TRACK LISTING: <br /> <br /> 1. "Sharp Dressed Man" The M.O.B. (Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Jonny Lang & John McVie) <br /> 2. "Gimme All Your Lovin'" Filter<br /> 3. "Tush" Grace Potter & The Nocturnals<br /> 4. "Legs" - Nickelback<br /> 5. "Cheap Sunglasses" Wolfmother<br /> 6. "Got Me Under Pressure" Duff McKagan's Loaded<br /> 7. "Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers" Coheed & Cambria<br /> 8. "Just Got Paid" Mastodon<br /> 9. "Rough Boy" Wyclef Jean<br /> 10. "Waitin' for the Bus / Jesus Just Left Chicago" Daughtry<br /> 11. "La Grange" Jamey Johnson<br /> <br /> Which tribute track are you most excited about?</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:50:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/46881AOL's The Boot Article<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/zztoplive/media/13/05/medium.0ylt4v4r44dy.jpg" /><br /><p><a href="http://www.theboot.com/2011/08/24/jamey-johnson-zz-top-tribute-album/" target="_blank">Jamey Johnson Pays Tribute to ZZ Top</a><br /> <br /> Jamey Johnson stands as the lone country artist celebrating the career of ZZ Top on the upcoming album, 'A Tribute From Friends,' due out October 8. Covering the band's 1973 classic 'La Grange,' the country rebel joins an all-star roster, including rockers Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Daughtry and Nickelback.<br /> <br /> When asked about the project, founding ZZ Top members Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard responded, "When we were told there was going to be a ZZ Top tribute album a while ago and logically asked, 'Who are we paying tribute to?' Then we found out that a bunch of great artists were paying tribute to us and we were in disbelief. For the past 40 or so 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."<br /> <br /> ZZ Top has sold more than 50 millions albums worldwide, 25 million stateside. Best known for their classics 'Gimme All Your Lovin',' 'Legs' and 'Sharp Dressed Man,' the band scored eight Top 40 singles, including six mainstream rock No. 1 hits. ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.<br /> <br /> 'A Tribute From Friends' Track List:<br /> <br /> 1. 'Sharp Dressed Man' - The M.O.B. (Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Jonny Lang & John McVie)<br /> 2. 'Gimme All Your Lovin'' - Filter<br /> 3. 'Tush' - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals<br /> 4. 'Legs' - Nickelback<br /> 5. 'Cheap Sunglasses' - Wolfmother<br /> 6. 'Got Me Under Pressure' - Duff McKagan's LOADED<br /> 7. 'Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers' - Coheed & Cambria<br /> 8. 'Just Got Paid' - Mastodon<br /> 9. 'Rough Boy' - Wyclef Jean<br /> 10. 'Waitin' for the Bus / Jesus Just Left Chicago' - Daughtry<br /> 11. 'La Grange' - Jamey Johnson<br /> <br /> Fans eager to catch Jamey perform live can find the singer's concert schedule <a href="http://www.jameyjohnson.com/tour/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:15:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/46901Gibson.com Article<p><a href="http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/News/zz-top-0824-2011/" target="_blank">Steven Tyler, Wolfmother and Others Record ZZ Top Tribute Album</a></p> <p>An all-star cast came together to record the forthcoming ZZ Top tribute album, <em>A Tribute from Friends</em>. Bands and artists that covered the legendary bands songs include Wolfmother, Nickelback, Daughtry, Wyclef Jean, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Duff McKagans Loaded, Filter, Mastodon, Jamey Johnson and Coheed and Cambia, according to Blabbermouth.<br /> <br /> Yet, one of the most interesting contributors to the album, due out October 11, is a supergroup that was put together specifically for this tribute. Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, the foundation of Fleetwood Mac, brought on guitar great Jonny Lang and superstar Steven Tyler to form The M.O.B. The band kicks off the compilation with their version of Sharp Dressed Man.<br /> <br /> re delighted to honor ZZ Top this way, Fleetwood said. Their legacy, like that of the original Fleetwood Mac, is steeped in the blues we all love so much. I know that Steven and Jonny feel as strongly about their legacy as John and I do.<br /> <br /> In related ZZ Top news, frontman Billy Gibbons recently compared his songwriting work on the bands forthcoming album (due next year) topornography.<br /> <br /> <em>A Tribute from Friends</em> tracklist:<br /> <br /> 1. The M.O.B., Sharp Dressed Man<br /> 2. Filter, Gimme All Your Lovin<br /> 3. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, <br /> 4. Nickelback, <br /> 5. Wolfmother, Cheap Sunglasses<br /> 6. Duff McKagans Loaded, Got Me Under Pressure<br /> 7. Coheen and Cambria, Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers<br /> 8. Mastodon, Just Got Paid<br /> 9. Wyclef Jean, Rough Boy<br /> 10. Daughtry, for the BusJesus Just Left Chicago<br />11. Jamey Johnson, La Grange</p> <p>Thanks for the report to Bryan Wawzenek, Gibson.com.</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 24 Aug 2011 11:30:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/46861ABCNewsRadioOnline.com Article<p><a href="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/music-news/2011/8/24/daughtry-plays-tribute-to-zz-top-on-new-cd.html" target="_blank">Daughtry Plays Tribute to ZZ Top on New CD</a></p> <p>Last year, Chris Daughtry joined rock legend Carlos Santana on the album Guitar Heaven. This year, he and Daughtry are paying tribute to some other rock legends: famed Texas trio ZZ Top.</p> <p>Daughtry is one of the many acts featured on A Tribute From Friends, an album of ZZ Top classics recorded by today's artists. The band performs a medley of two ZZ Top numbers on the disc: "Waitin' for the Bus" and "Jesus Just Left Chicago." Speaking about their participation in the record, Chris said in a statement, "We were completely honored! A classic great band with amazing songs? We're in!" Talking about ZZ Top's music, Chris said, "It's classic! Simple chord progressions, great riffs with hooky choruses...very inspiring to a band like us.<br /> <br /> In addition to Daughtry, other acts on the album include Steven Tyler, Wyclef Jean, Nickelback and Mick Fleetwood and John McVie ofFleetwood Mac. It'll be in stores October 11.</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Wed, 24 Aug 2011 11:25:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/46851Jambands.com Article<p><a href="http://www.jambands.com/news/2011/08/23/grace-potter-the-nocturnals-wolfmother-and-mastodon-pay-tribute-to-zz-top" target="_blank">Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Wolfmother and Mastodon Pay Tribute To ZZ Top</a></p> <p>October 11 is the official release date of <em>ZZ Top A Tribute From Friends</em>. This eleven track compilation draws together newly-recorded versions of ZZ Top classics, interpreted by a range of artists. The album leads off with Sharp Dressed Man, which is credited to The M.O.B., a group that features Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Jonny Lang and John McVie. Other tracks include Grace Potter & The Nocturnals performance of Wyclef Jeans take on Rough Boy and Jamey Johnsons version of La Grange.<br /> <br /> Upon learning of the album, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, responded via statement: When we were told there was going to be a ZZ Top tribute album a while ago and logically asked, Who are we paying tribute to? Then we found out that a bunch of great artists were paying tribute to us and we were in disbelief. For the past 40 or so years, all weve done is get out there and crank it and try to have a good time while doing so. To a great extent, weve succeeded since were 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 were so delighted that our music resonates with these great musicians whom we so admire.<br /> <br /> <em>Track Listing ZZ Top A Tribute from Friends</em><br /> <br /> Sharp Dressed Man The M.O.B. (Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Jonny Lang & John McVie) <br /> Gimme All Your Lovin Filter <br /> Grace Potter & The Nocturnals <br /> Nickelback <br /> Cheap Sunglasses Wolfmother <br /> Got Me Under Pressure Duff McKagans LOADED <br /> Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers Coheed & Cambria <br /> Just Got Paid Mastodon <br /> Rough Boy Wyclef Jean <br /> for the Bus / Jesus Just Left Chicago Daughtry <br /> La Grange Jamey Johnson</p><p>From <a href="http://zztop.com/">zztop.com</a></p>Tue, 23 Aug 2011 11:20:00 -0700http://zztop.com/news/46841