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Zz Top Manager Bill Ham Dies

The manager/producer passed away at his home in Austin, Texas on Saturday (18Jun16). Ham began his career as a recording artist for Dot Records. He went on to become a record...

Zz Top Cancel String Of Spring Dates As Bassist Recovers From Shoulder Injury

The bearded rocker fell just before the band hit the stage in Lubbock, Texas on Thursday night (14Apr16), and dislocated his shoulder. He was hospitalised and the trio was forced to cancel...

Zz Top Scrap Weekend Shows As Bassist Recovers From Dislocated Shoulder

The rockers pulled the plug on a show in Lubbock, Texas on Thursday night (14Apr16) after Hill dislocated his shoulder in a fall just before showtime.He was hospitalised for treatment and now he and his...

Dislocated Shoulder Forces Zz Top Star Dusty Hill To Scrap Texas Show

The bearded rocker took a tumble as he was stepping off the band's tour bus in Lubbock and was too injured to go on with the show, according to TMZ.com. The 66-year-old...

Ellie Goulding And Zz Top Join Glastonbury Line-up

The raft of newly announced acts will join previously disclosed headliners Adele, Muse and Coldplay in playing the event at Worthy Farm, England, which runs from 22 to 26 June (16). Also...

Billy Gibbons Starring In Car Reality Tv Series

The rocker has teamed up with professional hot rod builder Jimmy Shine to find the "perfect fixer-upper" to restore in Rockin Roadsters. In the show, the pair settles on a “rusted and dinged-up”...

Venue Website Sparks Zz Top Glastonbury Speculation

In December (15), the trio announced they were going on tour, and the European leg of the trek kicks off in France on 26 June (16), the day Britain's iconic music festival ends....

Billy Gibbons Remembers Blues Idol Long John Hunter

The singer/songwriter, born John Thurman Hunter, Jr., passed away at his home in Phoenix, Arizona on Monday (04Jan16), aged 84, according to an announcement on his Facebook.com page. The cause of his death was not...

Billy Gibbons Postpones The Start Of Tour

The guitarist was set to travel the U.S. with his solo project Billy Gibbons and the BFG's from 10 November (15) in Atlanta, Georgia but he has now scrapped the first dozen dates...

Billy Gibbons Returns To Cuban Music Roots For New Bilingual Solo Album

The Sharp Dressed Man singer took Latin percussion lessons from his bandleader father Freddie Royal's friend Tito Puente in his teens and now he's keen to show off his salsa and Afro-Cuban skills...

Eric Clapton & Billy Gibbons Add Tributes To B.b. King

The blues icon passed away in Las Vegas, aged 89, and his famous friends and fans have taken to social media to say goodbye. Clapton, who collaborated with King on the 2000...

Billy Gibbons Planning Latin-themed Solo Album

Zz Top star Billy Gibbons is going back to his musical roots and planning a solo album full of Latin sounds.The guitar great has always been a huge fan of Cuban music and studied the...

Zz Top And Weezer Team Up For Bizarre Tv Mash-up

The members of Weezer and Zz Top have joined forces for a new U.S. Tv initiative, and will perform as Wee-Z Top.The odd union will feature as part of musical showcase Mash Up Mondays on...

Dusty Hill Returns To Stage After Hip Injury

Rocker Dusty Hill returned to the stage with his Zz Top bandmates on Monday (26Jan15) after a tour bus crash injury forced him off the road last year (14).The group had to scrap a tour...

Zz Top And Jeff Beck Tour To Resume Next Year

Zz Top and Jeff Beck are hoping to reschedule their disastrous summer (14) tour for next spring (15) after scrapping dates to allow bass player Dusty Hill to recover from a tour bus fall.The joint...

Zz Top Scrap Remainder Of Jeff Beck Tour

Rockers Zz Top have scrapped the remainder of their North American summer tour with guitar great Jeff Beck to allow bass player Dusty Hill to recover from a hip injury.The 65 year old, who recently...

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

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...

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

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...

Zz Top Star Dusty Hill To Undergo Surgery

Zz Top have delayed the first week of their upcoming summer tour to allow bassist Dusty Hill to undergo surgery.The rocker needs to have two kidney stones removed, and his doctor has advised him to...

Kid Rock To Sell Tour Tickets At Just $20 All Summer Long

Kid Rock has made a massive step in the music industry by capping his upcoming US tour ticket prices at a bargain $20 in the hope of creating a better experience for fans.The 'All Summer...

Bonnaroo Festival 2013 Lineup Announced: Our Top 5 Picks Beyond The Headlines

This year’s Bonnaroo Festival takes place in Manchester, Tennessee, on June 13-16 and the lineup is boasting some pretty heavyweight talent, with the likes of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Mumford & Sons and Sir...

Bjork, Paul Mccartney And R Kelly: Variegated Lineup For Tennessee's Bonnaroo Festival

The Bonnaroo festival line-up has been released and it's something to get yourself excited about. Not got a ticket? You'll definitely want to get yourself one once you see who'll be performing. The Bonnaroo festival...

Music Legends Honoured At Classic Rock Awards

Zz Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Nikki Sixx were honoured at the 2012 Classic Rock Roll Of Honour awards in London on Tuesday evening (13Nov12).ZZ Top picked up The Living Legend Award at the annual bash,...

Elvis Presley And Zz Top To Be Inducted Into Memphis Music Hall Of Fame

Elvis Presley and rockers Zz Top are to be among the first acts inducted into the new Memphis Music Hall of Fame in Tennessee next month (Nov12).The Hound Dog hitmaker and the hirsute blues-rockers will...

Skrillex And Jack White Lead The Festivities At Virgin Mobile Freefest

Skrillex and Jack White were amongst the highlights of Saturday’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest (October 6, 2012). Over 50,000 people crowded into the Merriweather Post Pavilion to enjoy the three stages worth of music, from the...

Zz Top To Be Awarded With Classic Rock Magazine Living Legends Award

ZZ Top are to be honored as living legends by the editors of Classic Rock magazine. The bearded rockers, writers of songs such as Gimme All Your Lovin', follow in some illustrious footsteps indeed, with...

Zz Top Releasing First Album In Nine Years

Rock legends Zz Top are set for a chart comeback this autumn (12) with their first album in nine years.The Tush hitmakers have been on a recording hiatus since 2003's Mescalero, but guitarist Billy Gibbons...

Billy Gibbons Turned Down $1 Million Deal To Shave Beard

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...

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

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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