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Queen Named Band Of The Year At Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Awards

5th November 2014

Queen have been named Band of the Year at the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour presented by Orange Amplification awards.Icons in rock music from past and present were celebrated at the event at The Avalon...

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Johnny Winter Teamed Up With Fellow Guitar Greats For Final Album

1st September 2014

Blues legend Johnny Winter's final album will be a star-studded affair featuring famous friends including Eric Clapton, Ben Harper, Billy Gibbons, Dr. John and Joe Perry.The guitar great passed away suddenly in Switzerland in July...

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Steven Tyler & Billy Gibbon To Join Kings Of Chaos On Tour In South Africa

21st August 2014

Guns N' Roses spin-off supergroup Kings Of Chaos are swelling their ranks by recruiting Steven Tyler and Zz Top star Billy Gibbons for upcoming dates in South Africa.The part-time collective, which features Matt Sorum, Duff...

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Zz Top's Billy Gibbons Working On Dance Project With David Guetta

11th August 2014

Zz Top guitarist Billy Gibbons is seeking to branch out into the world of electronic dance music by hitting the studio with French Dj/producer David Guetta.The legendary Tush rocker recently met up with Guetta on...

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Jeff Beck & Zz Top To Tour America Together This Summer

3rd April 2014

Guitar greats Jeff Beck and Billy Gibbons have become the latest rock icons to team up for a U.S. tour.Beck will join Gibbons' band ZZ Top on the road for a five-week summer trek, which...

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Crown Classic Rock Roll Of Honour

14th November 2012

Lynyrd Skynyrd brought the Classic Rock Roll of Honour to a close last night (13.11.12) with a scintillating set. The Southern US rockers - anchored by Johnny Van Zant, Gary Rossington and Rickey Medlocke -...

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Billy Gibbons Turned Down $1 Million Deal To Shave Beard

3rd July 2012

Zz Top stars Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill turned down a $1 million (£625,000) deal to shave off their famous beards in a 1984 razor commercial.The rockers, widely recognisable by their facial hair, were approached...

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Mgmt, Marianne Faithfull & Billy Gibbons Pay Tribute To Fleetwood Mac

18th June 2012

Mgmt, Marianne Faithfull and Zz Top star Billy Gibbons are among the acts who have revamped classic Fleetwood Mac songs for a new tribute album.Mgmt have tackled Future Games, Faithfull reworked Angel and Gibbons covered...

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Fascinating Fact 13078

19th March 2012

Zz Top star Billy Gibbons has created his own sauce line, called Bfg. The spicy range is said to be in "extremely limited quantities" and contains a range of flavours from "fire-inducing" to "sweet, tangy,...

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The Things They Say 23647

4th December 2011

"Start with five dashes of my Bfg pepper sauce, followed by three ounces of tomato juice, one raw egg, one cube of ice, a shake of black pepper, and a big, tall straw." Zz Top...

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Noel Gallagher Has Video Row With Katie Holmes

14th November 2011

Katie Holmes demanded Noel Gallagher hand over video footage of a meeting between the two stars.The 'Everybody's on the Run' singer was in New York to film an appearance on the 'Late Show With David...

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The Things They Say 23269

27th October 2011

"We're very fortunate that it all came together as easily as it did... Everybody jumped in very quickly and wanted to be a part of it. The song selections were a smooth process. I was...

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Johnny Depp Plays 'Surprise' Show

26th October 2011

Johnny Depp played a surprise concert in Texas.The Hollywood heartthrob is currently in Austin to promote new movie 'The Rum Diary' and stunned the crowd at the Continental Club by performing an impromptu set with...

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Johnny Depp Rocks Out With Gibbons After Film Festival Appearance

26th October 2011

Johnny Depp thrilled revellers drinking at a club in Austin, Texas after launching into a surprise set with Zz Top rocker Billy Gibbons.The actor was in the city for the Austin Film Festival to pick...

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Slash Stunned By Billy Gibbons' Guitar Gift

12th September 2011

Zz Top star Billy Gibbons left pal Slash stunned when he sent the former Guns N' Roses rocker a rare issue Les Paul guitar from his own new custom line as a wedding anniversary gift.The...

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Conan O'brien's Beard To Be Shaved By Ferrell

19th April 2011

Conan O Brien 's famous beard is under threat after the comedian and actor Will Ferrell threatened to shave it off when he next appears on the host's talk show. Conan O Brien welcomes the...

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Billy Gibbons In Talks To Front Whiskers Tv Show

4th March 2011

Zz Top star Billy Gibbons is using his famous whiskers to land a reality Tv project.The Sharp Dressed Man singer is in talks to front a new show about competitive beard and moustache growers. In...

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Ronnie Wood Announces All-star Album

25th August 2010

Slash and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea will both appear on Ronnie Wood's solo album. Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie has announced his first solo album since 2001, 'I Feel Like Playing', which will feature...

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Carrie Underwood Set For Country Success

4th March 2010

Carrie Underwood has been nominated for six Academy of Country Music Awards.The singer will fight it out to retain her Top Female Vocalist of the Year accolade - which she has won for the last...

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Zz Top Star's Tube Experience

4th November 2009

ZZ TOP guitarist BILLY GIBBONS shunned a chauffeur-driven car ahead of the band's recent gig in London - deciding to test out the city's public transport network instead.The rocker wanted to experience the British capital...

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Yoko Ono Wins Mojo

12th June 2009

Yoko Ono claims John Lennon would not have been surprised that she won a major music honour.The widow of the late Beatles legend was handed a Lifetime Achievement gong - her first ever music award...

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Zz Top Regret Snake Tour

8th October 2008

ZZ TOP star BILLY GIBBONS still regrets 'taking Texas to the people' on tour - after discovering that rattlesnakes and buffalo don't make good stage companions. The rocker created a stage set in the shape...

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Zz Top Star Gibbons To Wed Ikea Couple

13th February 2008

ZZ TOP rocker BILLY GIBBONS is to wed a Texas couple in an IKEA furniture store on St. Valentine's Day (14Feb08). The couple, Paul Burgess and Patricia Calmers, won a contest for the all-expenses paid...

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Shaver Remarries His Ex

26th October 2006

Country singer/songwriter BILLY JOE SHAVER has remarried his ex-wife WANDA LYNN CANADY ZZ TOP star BILLY GIBBONS presided over the ceremony on 13 October (06) in Las Vegas, Nevada Shaver has a habit...

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Chesney Takes Top Acm Award For Second Year

24th May 2006

Singer KENNY CHESNEY took home the top prize at last night's (23MAY06) 41st annual Academy Of Country Music (ACM) Awards for the second year in a row. The HOW FOREVER FEELS star was named Entertainer...

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Paisley + Yoakam To Lead Buck Owens Tribute

23rd May 2006

BRAD PAISLEY and DWIGHT YOAKAM will lead a tribute to late country icon BUCK OWENS at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada next week (beg29MAY06). ZZ TOP star BILLY GIBBONS and...

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Gibbons Sick On Expensive Wine

5th May 2006

ZZ TOP star BILLY GIBBONS was left red-faced after guzzling a $100,000 (GBP57,000) bottle of classic wine during a recording session - and promptly throwing up. The guitarist joined pal AL JOURGENSEN to record PRUNE...

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Zz Top Star Shows Off His Cars + Guitars

20th July 2005

ZZ TOP star BILLY GIBBONS is opening up his garage to show off his impressive collection of cars and guitars. In new coffee table photo book BILLY F GIBBONS: ROCK + ROLL GEARHEAD, the...

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Simpson Thrills Willie With Birthday Treat

3rd May 2005

Country legend WILLIE NELSON celebrated his 72nd birthday in style on Saturday (30APR05) when DUKES OF HAZZARD co-star JESSICA SIMPSON surprised him onstage with a tune. Nelson was performing to a sell-out crowd at...

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