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ZZ Top to release new album, ‘Raw,’ in July, dedicated “in righteous memory” of late bassist Dusty Hill

ZZ Top has will release a new album called Raw on July 22 that was recorded in conjunction with the famed blues-rock trio's 2019 documentary, That Little Ol' Band from Texas. That film included a segment where ZZ Top's classic lineup -- singer/guitarist Billy Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard -- played an intimate set of songs from their back catalog at historic Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, Texas, and that "raw" performance served as the basis for the album.
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Remembering ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill

Dusty Hill, who passed away on July 28, was born Joseph Michael Hill in Dallas on May 19, 1949. He and his older brother Rocky were raised by their mother, Myrl, who moved the family to Memphis when Dusty was five. By night she was a nightclub singer and by day and she worked in a café that was frequented by a talented youngster named Elvis Presley.
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Whiskey Myers Honor Late ZZ Top Bass Player Dusty Hill With “La Grange” Cover

Respect. As many of you may know, the music world said goodbye to ZZ Top bass player Dusty Hill this past week, who passed away at the age of 72. And during last night’s show at Sweetwater Pavilion in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, fellow Texas rockers Whiskey Myers took the opportunity to pay homage to the music legend. Performing the ZZ Top hit “La Grange,” Whiskey Myers frontman Cody Cannon passed the lead vocal duties to guitar player Cody Tate. It’s […] The post Whiskey Myers Honor Late ZZ Top Bass Player Dusty Hill With “La Grange” Cover first appeared on Whiskey Riff.
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ZZ Top Play First Concert Since Bassist Dusty Hill’s Death

ZZ Top played their first concert since the death of bassist Dusty Hill on Friday in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. While guitarist Billy Gibbons didn’t speak at length about his late bandmate, he acknowledged the bassist a few times during the show, as well as Hill’s desire for the band to continue on without him. “We’re gonna have a good time in here tonight,” Gibbons told the audience following the opener “Got Me Under Pressure.” “Got a new guy up here, as you know. Dusty gave me the directive. My friend, your pal, Elwood Francis is gonna hold it down behind me.” Later in the...
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ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dies In His Sleep At 72

HOUSTON (AP) — Dusty Hill, the long-bearded bassist for the million-selling Texas blues rock trio ZZ Top, known for such hits as “Legs” and “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” has died at age 72. In a Facebook post Wednesday, guitarist Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank Beard said Hill died in his...
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ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dies at 72

Joseph “Dusty” Hill, ZZ Top’s bassist for more than 50 years, has died, the group’s longtime rep confirmed. No cause of death was cited. The band’s Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard issued a statement: “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX.  We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top’. We will forever be connected to that ‘Blues Shuffle in C.’ “You will be missed greatly,...
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Remembering ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill

ZZ Top’s bearded bassist, Dusty Hill, 72, died in his sleep at home in Houston on July 28. The band’s Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard announced the news in a statement on ZZ Top’s official website. “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed...
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Dusty Hill death: ZZ Top bassist dies aged 72

ZZ Top’s longtime bassist and backing vocalist Dusty Hill has died, aged 72. The news was confirmed by Hill’s bandmates, Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard. In a statement, they said: “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX.”
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