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ZZ Top First Album 50th Anniversary- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

In Spring 1972 ZZ Top released the much-improved second album Rio Grande Mud,  the vastly  underrated follow-up to the woolly ZZ Top's First Album  containing "Brown Sugar".  The stronger songwriting and much better production sound of such…
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ZZ Top- Afterburner 35th Anniversary- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

Thirty-five years ago ZZ Top's"Afterburner" came out. But don't go looking for it in the 2019 ZZ Top rockumentary film "That Little Ol' Band from Texas" .That otherwise well-done pastiche of just some of the chapters in this colorful trio's fifty year telenovella implied that all meaningful recording by ZZ Top wrapped at the conclusion of "Eliminator" way back in 1983. Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard join me here In the Studio  on the thirty-fifth anniversary of "Sleeping Bag","Stages","Woke Up with Wood", and "Planet of Women".

ZZ Top- Fandango 45th Anniversary- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

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

ZZ Top- Deguello- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard In the Studio for “Deguello”
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ZZ TOP- Tres Hombres- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

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.

Jeff Beck w/ Steven Tyler- Train Kept a Rollin’- Hollywood Bowl 2016

In tribute to Jeff Beck celebrating his 50th anniversary in 2016, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler comes full circle by saluting Jeff Beck's Yardbirds days with "Train Kept a Rollin' ". You can find this and similar musical tributes from Billy Gibbons, Buddy…
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ZZ TOP- Eliminator 35th Anniversary- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

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…