Texas-based blues rockers ZZ Top and the progressive metal group Queensryche are among the acts confirmed to appear at this year's Sturgis Rally concert at the Buffalo Chip Music Festival. Billed as the "largest music festival in motorcycling," the annual event features a mix of classic rock and country acts. This year's rally takes place Aug. 2-11 in South Dakota.
From pretty much any point on the planet, Australia is far away, which has the unfortunate effect of making touring there an extremely occasional event for even the biggest rock stars. This spring, however, it'll be Guns N' Roses' turn to head down under -- for a series of dates that will see them playing five of the continent's biggest cities with ZZ Top as a supporting act, along with Australian rock legends the Angels.
The first clash in the opening round of the 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Bowl finds us covering the entire rock and roll alphabet, as Aerosmith and ZZ Top square off. Over the next month, 16 of rock’s biggest bands will compete against each other in a series of single-elimination matches to determine the champs of rock.
Most of us, of course, know the long-bearded Billy Gibbons for his work with ZZ Top, but before that, he was a member of the '60s psychedelic outfit the Moving Sidewalks. Now, the guitar great has revealed plans to reunite with that band for a one-off show in support of the career retrospective, 'Moving Sidewalks: The Complete Collection.'
British amp manufacturer Orange Amplification isn't just known for its distinctive-looking speakers and cabinets -- they're also responsible for the annual Classic Rock Roll of Honor ceremony held annually in the UK, and this year's awards show saw ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Rush going home with high honors.