Wednesday, May 21, 2008

ZZ Top on American Idol Finale!!!

The Boyzz played Sharp Dressed Man with Idol winner David Cook and, somewhat surprisingly, it did not suck; it actually rocked a bit.

Two observations: 1) This is probably the first time in a long time they have played SDM without recorded vocals; and 2) Frank has a new kit with what appears to be a big lip-print on it. Can't pick out any other details on YouTube.

Here it is:

Sunday, May 18, 2008

First clip from the new DVD

OK, we've shown you the cover already, now here is the first clip from the new DVD.

We hope the whole dvd isn't full of the quick edits this clip has...this is supposed to be a "live" show, not a music video!!! Anyway, here it is...

Monday, May 12, 2008

Coming soon on DVD!

Where's Elwood???

So, has anyone seen Billy's long-time guitar tech Elwood Francis yet on this tour?

We have heard that Sammy Sanchez is on the ZZ Top tour instead of Elwood and that EF is back with the Black Crowes?

This is all just a rumor but we know Sammy did the Florida shows with the band and no one has reported seeing him yet on this tour...

Sunday, May 11, 2008

ZZ Top 2008 U.S. Tour Set List

Here is an *unconfirmed* set list that has been flying around for ZZ Top's 2008 U.S. tour. Some real gems here:

1 Gimmie all your lovin'
2 I Thank You
3 Waitin' for the Bus
4 Jesus just Left Chicago
5 It's Only Love (A real treat!)
6 Bad & Nationwide
7 I need you tonite( I was floored when they played this one)
8 Cheap Sunglasses
9 Pincushion
10 Just got Paid
11 Chevrolet (Haven't heard this one live in years)
12 Planet of Women
13 Legs
14 Sharp Dressed Man
15 Tube Snake Boogie
16 La Grange BBQ Sloppy Drunk
17 Tush

Edited to add:

We know these set lists aren't 100% correct (X is listed twice) but it at least gives you the flavor.

ZZ Top Supports the Troops: And Billy Gets Close to Jessica Simpson (some guys have all the luck!)

Check out this story and rehearsal photos about the concert the Boyzz played in California for our servicemen and women his week:

So, if they soundcheck together, does that mean they played a few songs together???

UPDATE: Supposedly they did These Boots Are Made for Walkin' and it will be shown at some point on NBC???

Friday, May 9, 2008

It's (semi-) official: ZZ signs with Rick Rubin

Well, according to an interview with Billy conducted by BW&BK, the long-rumored collaboration with Rick Rubin is now officially a go:

Of course, that interview says they haven't been in the studio yet, which conflicts with other things Billy has said, but hey, that's the way ZZ does things.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Set lizzts for 2008 tour?

OK, does anyone out there have a set list for this tour yet?

The first two dates of the tour have already been cancelled for unknown reasons, so we need "proof of life" that this tour is actually happening. The A&M Gridiron Bash was cancelled for reasons that have nothing to do with the Boyzz, but we're not sure why the Beaumont show at Ford Park was cancelled. Anyone have any inside info??? Did the Bossier City, Louisiana show actually take place? Is anyone going to the California shows this week?

We will be back for a while.

Well, we had a great time at one of the Florida showzz over Christmas, and since the band is on tour right now, we may post irregular updates to this blog again.

Don't expect much and you won't be disappointed;)