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ZZ Top Announce 2013 North American Tour

The rock and roll machine known as ZZ Top are heading back to the US for another round of concerts in support of their new album 'La Futura.' The tour kicks off May 2 and runs through the 25th.

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30 Years Ago: ZZ Top Release ‘Eliminator’

Very few classic rockers went through a transformation as jarring, or as triumphant, as ZZ Top did 30 years ago today (March 23, 1983) with the release of 'Eliminator.'

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Lanier Greig, Founder Member of ZZ Top, Dies at Age 64

Keyboardist and bassist Lanier Greig, who was one of the original members of legendary rock band ZZ Top, died last week in Austin. He was 64.

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5 Rock Supergroups We Wish Were a Reality

The list of incredible supergroups can go on a while, but have you ever sat and wished two bands that never played together, actually did (or would)? We put together a list of five supergroups we wish actually existed -- either past or present.

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Two Special Guests Announced to Open ZZ Top Show at The Oil Palace

The Oil Palace has announced two special guests that will open the show for ZZ Top at Sunday's (October 28) concert - "Not in the Face" Band and Hudson Moore!

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Beards for ZZ Top — See Some of the Craziest Beard ‘Art’ in the World

For some, when thinking about ZZ Top, their massive beards are first to come to mind before their music. In honor of their upcoming show at The Oil Palace, it seems appropriate to introduce East Texas to the growing trend of beard art.

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ZZ Top is Coming to the Oil Palace [VIDEO, CONTEST]

By now you've probably hear us talking about this - ZZ Top is coming back home to Texas for a concert at the Oil Palace on Sunday, October 28th!

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5 Songs That Remind Me of High School [VIDEOS]

I was just thinking of this the other day while driving and hearing the song "A Girl Like You" from The Smithereens. It made me think of some of the top songs that remind me of ye ol' high school.

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ZZ Top Coming to Dallas in June + Releasing New Digital EP [VIDEO]

ZZ Top kicked off its Gang of Outlaws tour with 3 Doors Down on Friday, and the trek is going to bring them to Texas on June 24.

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Mastodon, Nickelback and Others Appear on Album Celebrating ZZ Top, ‘A Tribute From Friends’

The hats, the videos and let’s not forget those long beards: Visually, ZZ Top certainly has left a lasting impression on popular culture over the last four decades.

But many of the Texas trio’s songs are just as memorable. That is confirmed by the wide range of contemporary rock acts — including Mastodon, Coheed & Cambria, Nickelback and Wolfmother — that have recorded 11 of ZZ Top’s tunes for ‘A Tribute From Friends,’ due Oct. 11.

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Rick Rubin Talks New Records from Metallica, Chili Peppers, ZZ Top, and More

He’s been one of the most sought-after producers in rock for 25 years — and now that he’s also co-chairman of Columbia Records, Rick Rubin is also one of the busiest, with his hands in a dizzying list of current and upcoming projects.

Rubin discussed a number of those albums during a recent Billboard interview, conducted to celebrate the huge success of Columbia artist Adele’s new album, ’21′ (which, yes, Rubin co-produced). Up next on the schedule is the latest Red Hot Chili Peppers release, which he describes as a “Red Hot Chili Peppers that you’ve never heard before.”

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ZZ Top Perform at Place du Palais for Monaco Live Festival
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Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top at CenturyTel Center

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