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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...

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,...

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

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...

Zz Top Working On Long-awaited Album

Rockers Zz Top are hard at work recording their first new album in eight years and they've confirmed the long-awaited release should be available by the end of 2011.The band hasn't released any new material...

Billy Gibbons In Talks To Front Whiskers Tv Show

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...

Heavy Metal Stars Rock Christmas

LEMMY, ANVIL, ZZ TOP and ALICE COOPER are set to rock in the festive cheer this Christmas (10) with a new double album of heavy metal holiday tunes.Eagle Rock Entertainment bosses have collected the most...

Ronnie Wood Announces All-star Album

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...

Sandra Bullock's Surprise Serenade

Sandra Bullock gave a surprise serenade at the Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood recovery show on Tuesday (22.06.10).The Oscar winning-actress - who has only recently begun a return to public life following revelations...

Zz Top To Play Chile Fundraiser Gig

ZZ TOP are planning a concert in Chile to raise funds for the country following February's (10) devastating earthquake.The gig will mark the first high profile rock concert in the South American country since it...

Mayer, Beck & Zz Top To Rock With Clapton At Crossroads

JOHN MAYER, JEFF BECK and ZZ TOP will join blues icons B.B. KING and BUDDY GUY at ERIC CLAPTON's third Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, Illinois.The event, which benefits Clapton's Crossroads Center in Antigua, will...

Zz Top Star's Tube Experience

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...

Beyonce Knowles' Singapore Getaway

Beyonce Knowles is set to rent a £5 million Singapore apartment.The 'Crazy in Love' singer will be headlining the city's F1 Rocks concert next month and she and rapper husband Jay-Z want somewhere luxurious to...

Slash & Mayer Join Zz Top For House Of Blues Show

SLASH and JOHN MAYER turned ZZ TOP's Friday night (21Aug09) show in Hollywood into a star-studded affair when the two modern guitar greats joined the Texas trio onstage.The group was forced to hastily arrange shows...

Black Eyed Peas' Race-y Show

Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce Knowles and N.E.R.D. are to perform at the Singapore Grand Prix.The event - which will also feature performances from ZZ Top, Simple Minds, Chinese singer Jacky Cheung, Taiwanese hip-hop band Da...

Tyler Injury Prompts Aerosmith To Scrap Two More Shows

An undisclosed injury to AEROSMITH frontman STEVEN TYLER has prompted the rockers to postpone another two shows on their summer tour with ZZ TOP.Tuesday night’s (07Jul09) show in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the band’s concert...

Tyler Is Injured Aerosmith Member

Frontman STEVEN TYLER has been named as the injured AEROSMITH band member, who has cost the rockers three shows on their U.S. summer tour with ZZ TOP.Details of what ails the singer have not been...

Band Injury Forces Aerosmith To Scrap Ohio Show

A mystery band illness has put a temporary halt to AEROSMITH's summer tour with ZZ TOP.The rock supergroup postponed Wednesday's (01Jul09) concert in Cincinnati, Ohio, listing only "an injury within the band" for the cancellation....

Yoko Ono Wins Mojo

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...

Aerosmith To Hit The Road With Zz Top

AEROSMITH have postponed work on their new album so they can tour with ZZ TOP this summer (09). Health issues initially prompted the band to call off recording sessions - and now they hope to return...

Zz Top Regret Snake Tour

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...

Zz Top Team Up With The Black Keys

American rockers ZZ TOP are to team up with THE BLACK KEYS to record a new track - thanks to producer RICK RUBIN. Rubin, who has signed ZZ Top to his label American Recordings, introduced...

Stars To Pay Tribute To Troops

ZZ TOP, TOBY KEITH and JANET JACKSON will join forces to pay tribute to American troops stationed overseas as part of a global concert next month (Sep08). The acts will join rapper Snoop Dogg and...

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