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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...

Zz Top Pull Out Of Alabama Show Over Safety Concerns

Zz Top pulled the plug on a gig in Alabama on Saturday night (09Jun12) over safety concerns.The trio have released a statement explaining their decision to scrap the Atmore show, revealing they feared the stage...

Fascinating Fact 13078

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,...

The Things They Say 23647

"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...

Noel Gallagher Has Video Row With Katie Holmes

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...

Gallagher: 'Holmes Demanded I Cut Her From Website Video'

Noel Gallagher was left flabbergasted backstage at the Late Show With David Letterman earlier this week (beg07Nov11) when actress Katie Holmes asked to be deleted from video footage the rocker's pal shot.The former Oasis star...

Johnny Depp Plays 'Surprise' Show

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...

Johnny Depp Rocks Out With Gibbons After Film Festival Appearance

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...

Mick Fleetwood Plans To Turn One-off Supergroup Into A Working Band

Rocker Mick Fleetwood is keen to reassemble supergroup M.O.B. because he loved working with Jonny Lang and Steven Tyler on a track for the new Zz Top tribute album.The Fleetwood Mac star and bandmate John...

Slash Stunned By Billy Gibbons' Guitar Gift

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...

Stars Collide For Zz Top Tribute Album

Wyclef Jean, Grace Potter and Nickelback are among the eclectic mix of stars paying tribute to bluesy rockers Zz Top on a new album.The acts have recorded new versions of the trio's hits, including Legs,...

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Man Up - Review

Truly enjoyable British romantic-comedies come along so rarely (Four Weddings and a Funeral was more than 20 years ago) that there's cause to...

Mariachi El Bronx Lead Latest Additions To Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 Line-Up

They'll also be performing on the Lock Up stage as The Bronx.

Bradley Cooper And Emma Stone Take On 'Aloha' Critics

'Aloha', the new film from Cameron Crowe ('Almost Famous', 'Jerry Maguire'), opens this weekend in North America

Glastonbury's Emily Eavis Reveals She Received Death Threats Over Kanye Booking

With a little under a month to go before it kicks off, probably the most talked-about thing....

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Jason Schwartzman's Meanest Role To Date?

Ahead of the upcoming UK release of 'Listen Up Philip', the film's star, Jason Schwartzman...

'Spy' Is Melissa McCarthy's Big Break Out

Melissa McCarthy is now getting a chance to hold a movie up on her name alone.

'Danny Collins' Is a Risk that Paid Off for Al Pacino

Al Pacino shines in 'Danny Collins'

Trevor Noah To Replace Jon Stewart On 'The Daily Show' For The First Time On September 28th

Trevor Noah, the new host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ when Jon Stewart departs...

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