Billy Gibbons, who joined the often-mocked Canadian band Nickelback on the title track for their 2005 studio effort 'Rockstar,' makes no apologies about an association that began with a chance meeting.
For the last 45 years, ZZ Top has been the most dependable bands in rock and roll, sticking with the same three-man lineup while groups like the Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath and even AC/DC underwent a series of personnel changes. But did you know that in the brief time before the Little Ol’ Band from Texas settled on their current configuration, no less than three other people were in the group? Here are their stories.
ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill isn't the most-interviewed member of the band, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have his share of stories to tell -- like the time he drove himself to the hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the abdomen.
After rising to prominence in the '70s and bringing Texas boogie blues to the Top 40 in the '80s, ZZ Top entered the '90s in a rather unusual position: as members of the rock establishment, with $35 million in the bank thanks to a rich new deal with RCA Records.
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