ZZ Top perform Got Me Under Pressure with a 17-string bass guitar

Dusty Hill left some big shoes to fill in ZZ Top and Elwood Francis is doing a grand job, but we didn't see this coming; the band's former tech and current bassist used a 17-string bass guitar to perform Got Me Under Pressure at their show in Hunstville, Alabama on 5 November captured by YouTube user ace11115. 

Why? Why not! And Elwood got to grips with it by focussing on two-three of the of the strings: wise man. 

And the bands furry and fuzzy guitars are back for Legs too – this time in 'Royal Purple'. We're less keen of what sounds like a pre-recorded lead vocal track for Billy Gibbons here though…

ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons: "Gimme All Your Lovin’ is all about tone. Get the grind and you got it goin’ on

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar in the UK. When I'm not rejigging pedalboards I'm usually thinking about rejigging pedalboards.