Sad news as Rock and Blues legend Dusty Hill of ZZ TOP has died suddenly, in his sleep. He was 72 years old. News of his death was shared on the bands’ social media pages by surviving members Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard. Known for his iconic voice, bass style and beard, Hill rocked for over 50 years in the band, as well as becoming a pop culture icon in television, movies, and commercials. He sang lead vocals and harmonized wonderfully. We send our condolences to Dusty’s family, bandmates, friends, and fans at this difficult time.
As previously reported Eagle Rock Entertainment, in conjunction with Emmy Award-winning Banger Films (Rush, Iron Maiden documentaries, Hip-Hop Evolution on Netflix) will release the definitive story of ZZ Top this winter. ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas, which will be released via Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD, Blu-ray and digitally on February 28, 2020. Celebrating 50 years as a band, this film will show the notorious band in a light never seen before. The release is available along with exclusive “That Little Ol’ Band” merchandise bundles from the link below. The trailer features the band themselves, but also testimonials from Josh Homme (Queens of The Stone Age) and actor/musician Billy Bob Thornton. Watch it now! Continue reading
After an astounding 46 years as one of America’s premier rock bands, ZZ Top are still able to draw big crowds and thrill with their no nonsense bluesy rock. It’s the simplicity of the concept that has maintained the bands’ lasting charm. As their motto goes: “Same three guys, same three chords.” And it still works after all these years. Out on the road continuing to play behind the Live At Montreux DVD (Eagle Rock Records), ZZ Top are kicking as much ass as they ever have. At a recent tour stop at Arizona’s Talking Stick Resort, and playing a set of greatest hits, deep cuts, and covers (Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters), the band was in top form. Thanks to Melina Dellamarggio of Melina D. Photography for sharing this photo set with Ghost Cult.