ZZ Top is perhaps the quintessential Texas band, producing great music for a legion of worldwide fans. ZZ Top consistently sells out performances, sold multiple millions of albums and played at a presidential inaugural ball. Combining blues and rock music with their sparkling sense of humor during a live performance, ZZ Top never holds back. ZZ Top accepted its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 after 35 years of playing together, and the band was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2008. When interviewed, band members have shared pleasant surprise at everything life has dealt them.
ZZ Top's International Greatest Hits
Billy Gibbons praised Rick Rubin, their producer, for the spontaneity and broad latitude of the songs performed as ZZ Top. Rolling Stone magazine regards Gibbons as one of "America's finest blues guitarists, and Hill and Beard are the ultimate rhythm section." In 2016, ZZ Top launched a greatest-hits recording project. While most of the album was recorded live in New York City, it also carried tracks from Paris, Vancouver, Rome and Ireland, all with their own unique sound. Their international Greatest Hits album reflected the international fame the band has achieved.
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What are some of ZZ Top's best-selling albums and songs?
ZZ Top released 23 albums during five decades. The ZZ Top six-pack contains 59 songs and takes three hours and 30 minutes to play. A few of the featured songs in the set are "Brown Sugar," "Goin' Down to Mexico," "Old Man," "Neighbor, Neighbor," "Just Got Back From Baby's," "Backdoor Love Affair," "Ko Ko Blue," "Jesus Just Left Chicago," "Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers," "Hot, Blue, and Righteous," "Jailhouse Rock," "Nasty Dogs and Funky King," "Blue Jeans Blues," "Tush," "El Diablo," "Ten Dollar Man," "Pearl Necklace" and "Party on the Patio." Some of ZZ Top's albums include: ZZ Top Antenna, One Foot in the Blues, ZZ Top Mescalero, Chrome, Smoke, and BBQ, Live from Texas and La Futura.
What's on ZZ Top's concert schedule?
Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard of ZZ Top began their 2019-2020 50th Anniversary Tour at the Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas. They played "LaGrange," "Cheap Sunglasses" and "Sharp Dressed Man." Fans will most likely be treated to a live version of ZZ Top's Goin' 50 Unboxing Video celebrating 50 years of "beards, blues, hot cars, and fuzzy guitars," a Texas-size set of ZZ Top's greatest hits that transformed the Tres Hombres from Tejas with silly songs, like "Tube Snake Boogie," into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.
How many awards has ZZ Top won?
ZZ Top won Grammy Awards as the Best Rock Vocal Group in 1984 and 1987 for their hit songs, "Afterburner" and "Eliminator." They won Juno International Album of the Year awards in 1984 and 1987. ZZ Top won MTV Video Music Awards honoring the Best Group Video of the Year for "Sharp Dressed Man" and "Legs" in 1984 and Most Experimental Video for "Rough Boy" in 1986. ZZ Top received the MTV Video Music Award for Best Video from a Film for their single "DoubleBack" in 1990, part of Back to the Future III.