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Billy Gibbons talks about the upcoming ZZ Top studio album


Billy Gibbons talks about the upcoming ZZ Top studio album

ZZ Top was formed in Houston, Texas back in 1969 and stayed with the same line-up for 52 years until 2021 when the band’s bassist Dusty Hill died at the age of 72.  Before his passing the band was already working on a new studio album that as the guitarist and singer Billy Gibbons revealed in an interview with Classic Rock will be soon released, featuring Hill’s playing on some songs and also their new bassist Elwood Francis. Their most recent album is “La Futura” released in 2012 and according to him the new one might be out still in 2023.


Billy Gibbons talks about the upcoming ZZ Top studio album

“Are things coming to the boil yet? Yeah, in fact we are currently reviewing the tracks that deserve completion. Dusty is on some of those, so is Elwood. What’s fascinating is that we have three or four tracks with them both, they’re trading off. The only tell-tale difference is that Dusty, playing with his fingers, sounds a little warmer.”

“I would hope so, but we’ve got lots of road work ahead, including a summer [US] tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd, who despite the recent passing of Mr Rossington are ready to carry on. That will be a tribute to Gary,” Billy Gibbons said.

ZZ Top toured across the United States during the last months and now the band will take a break while Gibbons starts his “Big One Tour” across Europe. He has scheduled dates for Austria, Switzerland, United Kingdom, France, Belgium and Netherlands.


  • 28 – Vienna Gasometer, Austria
  • 29 – Zurich Volkshaus, Switzerland


  • 2 – London O2 Shepard’s Bush Empire, UK
  • 3 – Birmingham O2 Institute Birmingham, UK
  • 5 – Albi Festival Pause Guitare, France
  • 6 – Paris Olympia, France
  • 8 – Brussels Cirque Royal, Belgium
  • 9 – Weert Bospop Festival, Netherlands
  • 11 – Bournemouth O2 Academy Bournemouth, UK

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