Following the old adage that, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," legendary Texas bluesman Johnny Winter recent told Billboard that he plans to record a sequel to last year's Roots, and album which saw him team up with an all-star casts of guest musicians — including Vince Gill, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes and more — to pay homage to the music that started it all.
Tomorrow, ZZ Top will release an EP called Texicali, featuring four brand-new tracks off their upcoming full-length album. Among the tracks featured on the EP will be "I Gotsta Get Paid," the band's new single which debuted last month in a commercial for Jeremiah Weed.
When the Rev. Billy Gibbons isn’t playing a Gretsch Billy-Bo or a Pearly clone on the road, there's no telling what the Texas guitar connoisseur might be sportin’! A short YouTube clip from a July 2011 show in France features Billy with a sexy T-type by TAO Guitars of Brussels, Belgium. The El Mirage axe is a one-off guitar for Gibbons springing from TAO’s T-Bucket platform, a sort of space-age, George Jetson, retro-modern T-type interpretation.
ZZ Top -- who are planning a new album for 2012 release -- have announced the first dates of their Gang of Outlaws tour, which will feature support from 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson. The tour kicks off May 25 in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top recently visited Guitar World HQ to pose for the January 2012 GW cover photo. While he was here, he grabbed a silver Sharpie and added some signature Billy Gibbons flare to a brand-new cherry red Epiphone SG Special. His designs appear on the entire body of the guitar, and you can check it out in this photo gallery.
Guitar World is ringing in the holidays with ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons. With a long-awaited ZZ Top album on the way, the Reverend Willie G. has a wealth of things to celebrate this holiday season. Plus, Slash, Zakk Wylde, Lamb of God and Judas Priest talk about their upcoming albums and projects for 2012.