ZZ Top

ZZ Top

 

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ZZ Top /ˈzztɒp/ is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band has, since 1970, consisted of bassist and lead vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons (the band's leader, main lyricist and musical arranger), and drummer Frank Beard. "As genuine roots musicians, they have few peers", according to former musician, critic and collector Michael "Cub" Koda. "Gibbons is one of America's finest blues guitarists working in the arena rock idiom [...] while Hill and Beard provide the ultimate rhythm section support."[1]

The band released its first album—called ZZ Top's First Album—in 1971. Beginning with blues-inspired rock, the band incorporated new wave, punk rock and dance-rock by using synthesizers. The band is also known for its humorous lyrics laced with double entendres and innuendo.

The band's top-selling album is the 1983 Eliminator, which sold more than 10 million copies in the United States. Total record sales of 25 million place ZZ Top among the top-100-selling artists in the United States, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.[8] That includes 11 gold, seven platinum and three multi-platinum records as of 2016, according to the RIAA. By 2014, ZZ Top had sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.[9]

ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

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Eliminator
 
Eliminator is the eighth studio album by the American rock band ZZ Top.
Back to the Future Part III
 
Back to the Future Part III is a 1990 American science fiction Western comedy film and the third and final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy.
La Grange
 
La Grange is a song by the American rock group ZZ Top, from their 1973 album Tres Hombres.
Legs
 
"Legs" is a song performed by the band ZZ Top from their 1983 album Eliminator.

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ZZ Top and John Fogerty Join Forces for Blues and Bayous Tour
  –  February 27, 2018
Pleasant, Mich. Tickets go on sale March 2 at 10 a.m. local time. Both ZZ Top and Fogerty are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and their country music connections run deep. ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons and bassist Dusty Hill helped kick off the ...
ZZ Top to rock El Paso in April
  –  January 30, 2018
ZZ TOP's music is recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful and Texas-American in derivation. The band's support for the blues is unwavering both as interpreters of the music and preservers of its legacy.
ZZ Top Front Man Billy Gibbons’s Outfit Is the Fashion Inspiration Men Need Now
  –  April 5, 2018
And while the musician may have been in Los Angeles today ... as did Willie Nelson. Looks like ZZ Top and Gibbons were onto something when they penned the 1983 hit “Sharp Dressed Man.” Now, let’s see if Gibbons will score the campaign he deserves.
From Benton to ZZ Top and back, musician has heart for kids
  –  March 27, 2018
BENTON — He remembers it was 1966, and the gymnasium in Dyess, Arkansas, was hot. He was 9 years old, and the musician, a local artist come home, was set to take the stage soon. “I watched The Statler Brothers, the comedian, June come out, and I had ...
Everything You Need to Know About Arizona Bike Week's Concert Series
  –  April 13, 2018
Local bands also get a chance to shine. This year's Bike Week festivities, which take place daily through Sunday, April 15, will feature gigs by ZZ Top, Chevelle, and Shinedown, as well as variety of local acts and artists. Here's a look at what's ...
ZZ Top Announce Cinco No. 2 Box Set
  –  April 12, 2018
(hennemusic) ZZ Top will release "Cinco No. 2: The Second Five LPs", a vinyl box set delivering the group's first five albums, on June 1. The package includes 1979's "Deguello", 1981's "El Loco", 1983's "Eliminator", 1985's "Afterburner" and 1990's "Recycler."
ZZ Top box set featuring vinyl versions of band's second five albums due out in June
  –  April 11, 2018
Available on June 1, the new box set features 180-gram vinyl versions of 1979's Degüello, 1981's El Loco, 1983's Eliminator, 1985's Afterburner and 1990's Recycler. Degüello reached #24 on the Billboard 200, and has sold more than 1 million copies in the ...
ZZ Top announce 5xLP box set Cinco No. 2
  –  April 10, 2018
ZZ Top have announced the second in their series of career-spanning box sets. Cinco No. 2 covers the period 1979-1990 and contains the albums Degüello, El Loco, Eliminator, Afterburner and Recycler. Each album will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl and ...
ZZ Top Front Man Billy Gibbons’s Outfit Is the Fashion Inspiration Men Need Now
  –  April 5, 2018
Left: Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top; Right: A showgoer at Pitti Uomo Fall 2018 Move over, Justin Bieber, with your socks and sandals! Take a rest, Harry Styles, with those floral-print Gucci suits! There’s a new—or rather, aged like a fine wine—street ...
ZZ Top Cancels Summer Northern Quest Concert, Tours With John Fogerty
  –  April 4, 2018
ZZ Top was forced to cancel his Northern Quest Resort and Casino concert this summer with Robert Cray due to an artist scheduling conflict. The concert, originally scheduled for July 29, was a part of the eighth annual Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert Series.
Shellabration Inc. plans on selling out, ZZ Top headliner
  –  April 4, 2018
Shellabration is excited to announce Austin Hanks as direct support for ZZ Top on Saturday, June 30 at Rogers Sports Complex in Fort Dodge. A second opening act will be announced at a later date (pending approval). In addition to having six songs featured ...
Festival at Sandpoint announces lineup featuring ZZ Top, Amos Lee, Gavin DeGraw
  –  April 2, 2018
The Festival at Sandpoint announced its star-studded 2018 lineup yesterday (and no, it was not an April Fool's Day stunt), ringing in its 36th year with two weekends of rock, pop, folk and bluegrass at Sandpoint's War Memorial Field in August. Tickets for ...
The Festival at Sandpoint announces summer lineup, including ZZ Top
  –  April 1, 2018
SANDPOINT, Idaho – This is not another April Fools' Day attempt at pulling the wool over your eyes! The Festival at Sandpoint released its summer lineup this morning. Some of the big names stopping by the festival include ZZ Top, Sublime with Rome and ...
ZZ Top to rock Summerside this August
  –  March 19, 2018
Classic rock fans rejoice — legendary rock band ZZ Top will be playing in Summerside, P.E.I., this August. Credit Union Place announced Monday afternoon that the rock trio, known for hit songs such as Sharp Dressed Man, La Grange and Gimme All ...
ZZ Top and John Fogerty Talk Upcoming Summer Tour
  –  March 16, 2018
(hennemusic) ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons and John Fogerty are sharing a preview of their summer US tour in a new interview with Rolling Stone. The "Blues And Bayous" trek will begin in Atlantic City, NJ on May 25, with shows scheduled to wrap up in ...
ZZ Top to headline Magic City Blues Festival in Billings in August
  –  March 8, 2018
BILLINGS - ZZ Top is coming to Billings to headline Magic City Blues Festival in August. The bearded rockers will be in downtown Billings at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 3 for the three-day festival. Tickets go on sale Friday. BELGRADE - All schools in Belgrade will be ...
John Fogerty, ZZ Top announce co-headlining tour featuring Indy stop
  –  March 1, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Fans of CCR and ZZ Top will be delighted to hear the legends have joined forces for a 2018 tour, including a stop here in Indianapolis. “The Blues and Bayous Tour” kicks off May 25 and features a June 13 date at Ruoff Home ...
John Fogerty, ZZ Top coming to Coachman Park in Clearwater
  –  February 28, 2018
Here's a good argument to start at the bar: Who's a better American rock band, Creedence Clearwater Revival or ZZ Top? While you debate that, rejoice in this: CCR's John Fogerty and ZZ Top are going on tour together this summer, and they're planning a stop ...
John Fogerty and ZZ Top bringing ‘Blues and Bayous Tour’ to Oklahoma
  –  February 27, 2018
Legendary rock musicians John Fogerty and ZZ Top are coming together for the “Blues and Bayous Tour” this spring. The trek, which launches on May 25, will make stops from coast to coast across the United States, including a June 10 Oklahoma City show ...
ZZ Top and John Fogerty Join Forces for Blues and Bayous Tour
  –  February 27, 2018
ZZ Top and John Fogerty, some of the most significant influencers of modern country rock, will take their Blues and Bayous Tour to 25 cities this summer. The collaborative run kicks off May 25 in Atlantic City, N.J. and closes June 29 in Welch, Minn.
John Fogerty, ZZ Top will team up at Treasure Island outdoors on June 29
  –  February 27, 2018
Turn it up. The Treasure Island Casino outdoor music series will get loud on June 29 with Rock Hall of Famers John Fogerty and ZZ Top sharing a bill. Fogerty, who always turns his guitars up to 11, is known for all the classics he wrote for Creedence ...
ZZ Top, John Fogerty coming to Pensacola
  –  February 27, 2018
Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill (r-l) of ZZ Top performing, Las Vegas, Nevada, photo (AP) Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill (r-l) of ZZ Top performing, Las Vegas, Nevada, photo (AP) A couple of "sharped dressed men" and a former member of Credence Clearwater ...
ZZ Top, John Fogerty come to Borgata Memorial Day weekend
  –  February 27, 2018
Legendary rock musicians John Fogerty and ZZ Top will hit the road together, and the tour kicks off May 25 at the Event Center at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. At this point, the Blues and Bayous Tour lasts 24 dates and will not be coming to ...
ZZ Top, John Fogerty announce joint tour with stop in Youngstown
  –  February 26, 2018
Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Rock musicians John Fogerty and ZZ Top are ...
ZZ Top announces rescheduled tour date
  –  February 20, 2018
Legendary Rock n Roll Hall of Famers, ZZ Top, announce rescheduled tour date for New Orleans. The Tonnage Tour will make a stop at the Saenger Theatre on Sunday, May 20th at 7:30 pm. The band previously had to reschedule their November 12th date due to ...

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