Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: ZZ Top, The Split Squad, Mrs. Smith & The Rage, and more!

ZZ Top/Beacon Theatre/March 1, 2017

As a child in Houston, Texas, Billy Gibbons listened to classical and country music. His musical trajectory was re-carved when he saw Elvis Presley perform on television, however, and he became transfixed by rock and roll. At age 13, he received an electric guitar and …

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An Interview With Billy Gibbons: Rockin’ Around The World Aboard The ZZ Top Party Train

Billy Gibbons is one of the most recognizable artists in music and has been called one the greatest guitar players in the United States by none other than Jimi Hendrix. With five decades of rock and roll under his belt, a legendary beard under his chin, and the Tonnage Tour …

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Rant’N’Roll: ZZ Top & Gov’t Mule Rock The Sands

Bethlehem, PA—It was Hippie Night at the Sands Entertainment Center. That li’l ol’ band from Texas, ZZ Top, now fully formed as a monolithic icon with sterling sound, mouth-watering material and an old-fashioned propensity for tried’n’true show biz moves guaran-damn-teed to get the geezers and the gamblers, the kids and …

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ZZ Top: Live In Germany 1980

In April 1980, ZZ Top packed up their Texas-shaped stage, embarking on their first ever European tour. The band was filmed live for their very first night performing for the German music television show Rockpalast, telecasting live across much of Western Europe by Eurovision.

Fans whistle and cheer to …

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Reality Check: Why The Hell Is There a Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame In The First Place?

“Boys, I’m not gonna go on and on about this fucking spirit shit. I’ll talk about the blues and influences and how I dig you guys and bing-bam-boom, I’ll be out of there. It’s just fucking rock n’ roll, after all.”
– Keith Richards to the members of ZZ Top …

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ZZ Top: Color Me Beard

A band whose facial hair might be more famous than their music, the makers of “Sharp Dressed Man” were on tour this year with Aerosmith before Steven Tyler took a doozy of a fall and broke his shoulder. Now with some time on their hands, ZZ Top has embarked on …

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