November 2020

ZZ Top

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Charlie Starr Hooked ZZ Top

Hooked: Blackberry Smoke's Charlie Starr on ZZ Top's "Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings"

October 27, 2020
The Southern-rock frontman honors the Texas boogie legends for their 50+ years of "fantastic tone and tasteful playing."
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Hooked Johnny Stachela

Hooked: Allman Betts Band's Johnny Stachela on ZZ Top's "Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings"

September 8, 2020
How the sharp-dressed men's Fandango hit transformed the string bender's career by introducing him to the blues.
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NAMM '19 - MXR | Dunlop | Way Huge Dookie Drive, Billy Gibbons Siete Santos Octavio Fuzz, Supa Lead

January 25, 2019
Listen to signature pedals for the famed ZZ Top guitarist and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong , as well as a British-sounding dirt box.
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Stomp Stations of the Stars

February 23, 2016
A behind-the-scenes look at eight of the most remarkable pedal collections we’ve seen in quite some time.
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Beyond Blues

Beyond Blues: Billy Gibbons

February 6, 2016
Learn a few secrets about how the king of Texas boogie-rock combines attitude with soul.
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Rig Rundown

Top 15 Rig Rundowns of 2015

December 30, 2015
Take a look at the most popular Rig Rundowns of the year.
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Billy Gibbons: Havana Meets Houston

October 27, 2015
ZZ Top’s guitar wizard honors his childhood roots on Perfectamundo—his first solo record ever—with a mix of Afro-Cuban beats, rumbling Hammond B-3, and plenty of gritty, greasy, growling guitar.
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Rig Rundown: ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill [2015]

September 16, 2015
The Texas rockers have used the same tone formula for decades, but when it comes to gear and making a statement, they’re kings of style.
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Musikmesse '14 - Gibson Custom Shop Billy F. Gibbons Goldtop & Collector's Choice '60 Les Paul Demos

April 18, 2014
See and hear two new LP creations—one based on a vintage holy grail and a new signature model for the ZZ Top 6-stringer.
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ZZ Top Gear Gallery

November 19, 2013
Guitarist Billy Gibbons’ and bassist Dusty Hill’s toys can be summed up by three Bs: bold, Bolin-made, and because they said so.
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Rig Rundown - Billy F. Gibbons - ZZ Top

June 7, 2011
Rebecca Dirks is On Location with Elwood Francis, guitar tech for Billy F. Gibbons to check out Billy's live rig. See the Gretsches and Les Pauls, check out the detailed settings on Billy's Marshal JMP-1s, and learn what strings, picks, and slides Reverend Willy G. uses night after night.
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Media Preview February 2010

Media Preview February 2010

January 14, 2010
Queen: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock, Let It Bleed: The Rolling Stones, Altamont, and the End of the Sixties, Jimi Hendrix Gear, Thin Lizzy – Are You Ready?, Billy Idol – In Super Overdrive Live, ZZ Top – Double Down Live
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