Thursday, September 6, 2012

La Futura is almost here!

So most of the pre-sale orders of La Futura should ship tomorrow, worldwide release on Monday, US on Tuesday...what do you think the Boyzz will do to promote the release? They already have a record signing in New York, Letterman appearance is likely, where else will they pop up? Where do you La Futura will chart? It looks like La Futura is #25 on Amazon right now so a top 20 debut is possible. Maybe top 10 even? According to Wikipedia Mescalero peaked at 57, XXX at 100 (that seems low?), Rhythmeen at 29, and Antenna at 14. So could this be their highest charting release since Antenna or even Recycler? Find us on Facebook at

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

To Russia With Love: ZZ Top returns to Moscow and St. Petersburg

Lots of news leaking out this week!

MOSCOW, March 6. / Correspondent. ITAR-TASS George Perov /. American rock band, "Zee Zee Top" / ZZ Top / back to Russia. Legendary bearded present an anthology of his work and the new song on July 16 in the capital, and July 18 - in St. Petersburg.

As reported today correspondent. ITAR-TASS promoters of the famous trio, "the musicians will play all their hits including, as expected," Jesus Just Left Chicago "," Sharp Dressed Man "and" Tush ", and possibly, the material from the forthcoming this year - After a long silence - a new, yet unnamed, album. "

The "Zee Zee Top," was founded in 1969 in Houston / Texas /. In 1970, after some rearrangements, the guitarist and vocalist Billy Gibbons / Billy Gibbons / bassist and vocalist Dusty Hill / Dusty Hill / Frank Beard, and drummer / Frank Beard /. The composition of the rock band, which has since remained unchanged even once, is a rare example of stability. But "calling card" team has an impressive vegetation on the faces of Gibbons and Hill, while Beard, whose name, ironically, translates to English as a "beard" is limited to only a mustache.

On account of "Texas Three" - 14 studio albums, the last one, "Mescalero", was released in 2003. As has been noted by many music commentators, "Zee Zee Top," in spite of the unusual repertoire and the sound is not quite usual for a European audience, always be more than compensated for it at concerts, which invariably turn into sparkling extravaganza of rock 'n' roll spirit of the insane in 1970 's.

"Zee Zee Top," has twice been to Moscow - in 1996 and 2010. The third meeting with the capital account will be July 16 fans in the concert hall "Crocus City Hall," and July 18 the U.S. team will perform in St. Petersburg.

Very Interesting!

Houston we don't have a problem!

We are headed to Houston today and promise a full report on the Rodeo show this Thursday.

Until then, a new date has been announced for June 17 at the Tampa Bay Rays game in Florida.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

New shows announced in Europe! (updated)

So the touring schedule so far this year is as follows:

Spring (U.S.A.)
Houston Rodeo March 8

Early Summer (U.S.A.)
Tampa Bay June 17 (new)
Chicago area July 1

Late Summer (Europe)
Russia St. Petersburg July 16 (new)
Russia Moscow July 18 (new)
Finland July 21
Sweden July 23
Denmark July 24
France July 27
Norway Notodden Blues Fest Aug 2-5? (new)

No other U.S. dates announced yet. No major festival dates or co-headliners yet.

I would expect additional U.S. dates to announce soon from April-June, with the European dates filling up quickly as well.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Monday morning Houston Rodeo announcement

Hello everyone:

We have been gone for a while because, frankly, not much has been going on, and we have moved a lot of our info to Facebook.

However, with the new 2012 tour hopefully being announced soon, and a new (the last?) album being released in the next few months, things should heat up a bit.

Monday morning we expect the Houston Rodeo to announce their full entertainment lineup. They will be having at least one or two classic rock acts and we hope ZZ will be one of them. If so, we will be heading to Tejas for the show, and for any possible warmup shows.

Hopefully we will be able to set up a few extra-special things for those who want to join the festivities.

Stay tuned for the Newzz.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New song Titlezzz

Gibson.com has quoted Billy Gibbons from an article in Mojo magazine (?)
as providing further details on the new album, including song titles and
producers, to be released in 2011:

ZZ Top's new album is now finished, being mixed, and will be released
in the fall of 2011. Billy Gibbons tells Mojo magazine, "It sounds and
feels like Tres Hombres, with a few elements of the Eliminator period
thrown in. A pretty wide range, from basic blues to slightly more fancy
stuff.

Songs recorded include "Flyin' High," "More Slower Blues." "Chartreuse"
and "Have A Little Mercy." The latter is, says Gibbons, inspired by
early B.B. King cuts.

The sessions have been executive-produced by Rick Rubin (Red Hot Chili
Peppers, Johnny Cash, Metallica, etc). Gibbons adds, "The thing about
Rick is he pushes the artists to spend more time reaching down deeper
than they normally would."

ZZ top recorded at the famous Shangri La Studios in Malibu with
engineeer Dave Sardy (Oasis, Jet). The trio then moved back to Texas, to
Foam Box Recordings in Houston, with long-time engineer Joe Hardy. "It
was the Sardy and Hardy party," said Gibbons.

A version of "Flyin' High," which is not confirmed for the album, has
already debuted: played en-route to the International Space Station on
Russia's Soyuz spacecraft. "We figured it'd be the perfect song to pass
along to the astronauts," said Gibbons.

Not every song will be as as radio-friendly as "Flyin' High", insists
Billy. "More Slower Blues" is "simply one chord, that never stops."

ZZ Top have yet to reveal the album's title and its final tracklisting.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New song --Flyin' High debuts in outer space!

Just when I thought the land of ZZ couldn't get any stranger...while we have been sleeping, the band has not. Our friends at the Antenna Head News blog have found a new song by ZZ Top, their first new material in eight years-- that has been debuted by NASA in outer space! On mobile so cannot post the link right now but it is out there.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

ZZ Top: The Musical?

OK, this is such a weird rumor, but it comes from a very reliable source.

Supposedly there is some sort of ZZ Top musical that is in development right now?
The rights have been sold and it is being worked on right now?

If this ever happens, remember, you heard it here first. If it never happens...well, then this post never happened.

Frank Beard, laying down some drum tracks for the new ZZ Top album...

...at least that's what it seems from a recent Twitter post from Rick Rubin.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

BFG 44

Supposedly this is Billy's new brand of hot sauce? BFG or BFG 44. We have't heard anything abotu it, so not sure if it's true or one of those things Billy just tells people.

Anyway, if anyone has one of the bottles he supposedly handed out in Austin at SXSW, please send us a scan/photo of the label!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

OK< this looks to be something close to the full ZZ/Skynyrd Tour Schedule for May

As always, subject to change, check zztop.com when they eventually add the dates:


May 12, 2011 Intrust Bank Arena
Wichita. KS US More Info »

May 13, 2011 Bell County Expo Center
Belton. TX US More Info »

May 14, 2011 Zoo Amphitheatre
Oklahoma City. OK US More Info »

May 19, 2011 Bangor Waterfront
Bangor. ME US More Info »

May 20, 2011 Tag's Summer Sound Stage
Big Flats. NY US More Info »

May 21, 2011 Times Union Center
Albany. NY US More Info »

May 22, 2011 Covelli Centre
Youngstown. OH US More Info »

May 26, 2011 Peoria Civic Center
Peoria. IL US More Info »

May 27, 2011 Black Oak Mountain
Lampe. MO US More Info »

May 28, 2011 CenturyTel Center
Bossier City. LA US More Info »

May 29, 2011 Amphitheater at the Wharf
Orange Beach. AL US More Info »

More Spring Datezz on the Way...

...including May 29 in Orange Beach, AL.