In this classic rock interview to mark the forty-fifth anniversary of “Fandango”, my guests Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard in “That Little Ol’ Band from Texas” ZZ Top were tellin’ tall tales here In the Studio long before Netflix or Amazon Prime were ever invented! -Redbeard
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Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard In the Studio for “Deguello”
the 1973 ZZ TOP album Tres Hombres, the boys discuss the infamous Chicken Ranch outside of Houston, the inspiration for their breakout hit”La Grange” and years later the Broadway musical Best Little Whorehouse in Texas ; redneck roadsurfing from the back of a pickup truck in an iron cage in”Master of Sparks”; Queen Bee barbeque; and why legendary University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal was not a ZZ TOP fan.
One of the priceless pieces of twenty-five years of rock history, almost criminally tossed in a dumpster by the new owners of Q102 Dallas/Ft Worth in August 1998, was a tape cartridge that I had dubbed from a cassette containing a live medley of ZZ Top‘s encore of “Lagrange/ Tush” which had closed their headlining […]
One of my secret weapons at making ROCK 103 the top-rated radio station in Memphis from 1980 through 1983 was the friendship that developed with the late legendary John Fry and his wonderfully talented staff at the world-renowned Ardent Studios nearby. As it turned out, one of my personal favorite bands, Houston-based ZZ Top, had […]
There has been a flurry of news coming from the Texas twisted world of ZZ Top in the last week and it’s all good. First, bass player/ singer Dusty Hill has recuperated sufficiently from a nasty backstage fall in the Spring to rejoin the band for some very high-profile gigs in the UK and Europe […]
Rock Hall Snubs: Ozzy Osbourne
In 2013 Black Sabbath made headlines once again with their first album in over forty years to debut at the top of the album sales chart with 13 . Here’s a live medley of “Iron Man” and “Children of the Grave” by Ozzy Osbourne April 28, 1982 at Memphis Mid-South Coliseum, one of the […]
rock’n’soul playlist of the greatest rockers like the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Bob Seger, Creedence Clearwater Revival, ZZ Top, and twenty-five more all paying tribute to Detroit’s Motown and Memphis’ Stax African-American musical giants, presented to commemorate American Black History Month.
the Black Crowes’ fraternal core of singer Chris Robinson and guitarist Rich Robinson have arrived at a “Wiser Time” in order to mount a major 30th anniversary tour playing “Shake Your Moneymaker” in 2020