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On 11 October, the music and legacy of ZZ Top, otherwise known as "That little ol' band from Texas" will be celebrated with the release of an album called A Tribute From Friends.
Paying their respects to Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard are a disparate group of talents, all of whom have their way with classic ZZ Top tracks. They are as follows:
1. Sharp Dressed Man - The M.O.B. (Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Jonny Lang and John McVie)
2. Gimme All Your Lovin' - Filter
3. Tush - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
4. Legs - Nickelback
5. Cheap Sunglasses - Wolfmother
6. Got Me Under Pressure - Duff McKagan's Loaded
7. Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers - Coheed & Cambria
8. Just Got Paid - Mastodon
9. Rough Boy - Wyclef John
10. Waitin' For The Bus/ Jesus Just Left Chicago - Daughtry
11. La Grange - Jamey Johnson
MusicRadar can report that A Tribute From Friends is one heck of a good time, a rollicking set of stellar tunes served up with both gusto and reverence.
On the following pages, ZZ Top's own Billy Gibbons discusses how the album took shape, and offers his thoughts on some of the cuts. Read on...