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ZZ Top
ZZ Top


Background information
Origin Houston, Texas United States
Genre(s) Blues Rock
Southern Rock
Hard Rock
Years active 1969—present
Label(s) RCA Records
London Records
Rhino Records
American Recordings
Associated acts Moving Sidewalks
American Blues
Website Website
Members
Billy Gibbons
Dusty Hill
Frank Beard



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ZZ Top Overview


Information

ZZ Top (pronounced /ˌziːˌziː ˈtɒp/) is an American blues rock band, formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. Comprising of Billy Gibbons (vocals and guitar), Dusty Hill (vocals, bass, and keyboards), and Frank Beard (drums and percussion), ZZ Top was ranked number 44 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.". The trio's original lineup has been intact for over 40 years; their longevity together of 41 years has placed them second only to the Four Tops, whose original band members remained intact from 1953 until the death of Lawrence Payton in 1997. ZZ Top retained the services of the same manager, Bill Ham, until September, 2006.


Albums
Mescalero (2003) XXX (1999) Rhythmeen (1996) Antenna (1994) One Foot In The Blues (1994) Greatest Hits (1992) Recycler (1990) Afterburner (1985) Eliminator (1983) El Loco (1981)


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News

ZZ Top Recording New Album With Rick Rubin

September 16, 2010
ZZ Top are recording their first new studio album in seven years, singer Billy Gibbons has confirmed. The veteran blues rock band have teamed up with producer Rick Rubin on the project, who has previously worked with Metallica and Linkin Park.  Read more 

Emerson, Lake & Palmer and ZZ Top To Headline New London Festival

December 7, 2009
Emerson, Lake & Palmer and ZZ Top are set to headline a brand spanking new rock festival in London next year. Both rock veterans play the inaugural High Voltage Festival which takes place on July 24 and July 25, 2010 at Victoria Park in East London.  Read more 

ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons Travelled To O2 Arena Show By Tube

November 3, 2009
ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons decided to travel to the band's show at London's O2 Arena last Wednesday by tube - only for it to break down after one stop. The bearded wonder thought that it would be a good idea to do the tourist thing and hop on the Circle line to the show, but fell victim to one of London Underground's most unreliable lines.  Read more 

Black Keys To Collaborate With ZZ Top

October 23, 2008
The Black Keys are off to Los Angeles to work with rock legend and guitarist Billy F. Gibbons for possible tracks on ZZ Top’s upcoming album. ZZ Top is planning to record their new album with producer Rick Rubin, who is looking to get back to the band’s legendary blues rock sound.  Read more 

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