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ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Remixes New Depeche Mode Single

ZZ Top and Depeche Mode
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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.

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Billy Gibbons Looks Back on ZZ Top’s First 10 Albums

Billy Gibbons
Rick Diamond, Getty Images

"We were three guys, we had three chords and the future was wide open."

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Top 10 Dusty Hill ZZ Top Songs

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Sean Gardner/Stringer, Getty Images

To some fans, Dusty Hill is that other bearded guy in ZZ Top – the one with only four strings instead of six, making far less frequent trips to the microphone stand. But to diehard classic rockers, the bassist is both the living be

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Weekend Songs: ZZ Top, ‘Just Got Paid’

ZZ Top, 'Rio Grande Mud'
Warner Bros. Records

Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords, and tight harmonies, but it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times — and there’s no better time than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work, and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.

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ZZ Top – Best Classic Rock Artists A-Z

Classic Rock A to Z
Michael Putland / David Wolff, Getty Images

We wrap our our A-Z list of classic rock bands with that little ol' band from Texas, ZZ Top.

Ever since their debut album from 1971, the band has tapped its bluesy roots in songs that feature guitar rif

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New ZZ Top Box Will Include Original Mixes of First 10 Albums

ZZ Top
Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

ZZ Top have a new box set coming out in June, and this time they're getting it right. The 10-CD 'ZZ Top: The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1990)' will include, for the first time, the original mixes of the band's early records. That's great news for anyone who's been stuck listening to the '80s remixes of these classic albums for all these years.

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ZZ Top to Join Kid Rock on ‘$20 Best Night Ever’ Tour

Kid Rock and ZZ Top
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Kid Rock is gearing up for a monster summer tour that includes low ticket prices, free parking, and a special appearance from his good friends in ZZ Top on many of the dates.

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ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Ready For First Gig in More Than 40 Years with the Moving Sidewalks

Moving Sidewalks
Sandrine Lee

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.

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ZZ Top Announce 2013 North American Tour

Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images
Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

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’

ZZ Top
Warner Bros. Records

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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