Earlier this month, ZZ Top performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival and wanted to do something for the festival's founder, Claude Nobs. Nobs -- a good friend of Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill -- died in January at the age of 76.
Generally speaking, ZZ Top isn't a band we tend to look to for innovation and change; they do one thing, and they do it very, very well. But the Texas trio can still surprise us sometimes, as evidenced by their recent collaboration with the British synth-pop veterans in Depeche Mode.
Tonight (March 30), Billy Gibbons will perform with the Moving Sidewalks, the band he was in prior to forming ZZ Top, for the first time since their 1969 breakup. In a new interview, Gibbons described what it was like to return to his garage-rock roots.
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.
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.