1. ZZ Top 'In Full Production' on New Album, Preps Tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd

    March 29, 2011 8:30 AM EDT Z Z Top is "in full production" on a new album, its long-awaited follow-up to 2003's "Mescalero," which guitarist Billy F. Gibbons predicts will be out "by the end of the year." Gibbons tells Billboard.com that the Texas trio has been working on the set in…

  2. ZZ Top / Oct. 5, 2008 / Cleveland (Allen Theatre)

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Driven with precision like a timeless classic car maintained and updated for each era, ZZ Top belies nearly 40 years of high mileage with its guitar-defining sound. Driven with precision like a timeless classic car maintained and updated for each era, ZZ Top belies nearly 40 years of high…

  3. ZZ Top Gets Busy On First Album Since 2003

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With a live DVD, a new album and some touring on the docket, ZZ Top is revving up for a busy year. With a live DVD, a new album and some touring on the docket, ZZ Top is revving up for a busy year. While he was hanging out at this year's South By Southwest Music + Media Conference in…

  4. ZZ Top Splits With Label, Manager

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock act ZZ Top has ended its run with RCA, to which it signed a reported five-album, $30 million contract in 1992. Veteran rock act ZZ Top has ended its run with RCA, to which it signed a reported five-album, $30 million contract in 1992. The group has also parted ways with longtime…

  5. Honorees React To Rock Hall Induction

    November 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST "It's just very cool," ZZ Top bassist tells Billboard.com of his band's pending induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. "I'm very excited about it and very honored. It's great company we're kee "It's just very cool," ZZ Top bassist…

  6. Chrome Smoke & BBQ

    November 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hot on the heels of their recent RCA release "Mescalero," the Texas triumvirate of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard get the boxed-set treatment. Hot on the heels of their recent RCA release "Mescalero," the Texas triumvirate of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank…

  7. Mescalero

    September 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT That lil' ol' band from Texas delivers another satisfying serving of rock'n'roll comfort food. That lil' ol' band from Texas delivers another satisfying serving of rock'n'roll comfort food. Three decades on, its now techno-enhanced brand of border blues…

  8. ZZ Top Gets Boxed In A BBQ Shack

    September 05, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A career's worth of music by the "little 'ol band from Texas" will be compiled for "Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The ZZ Top Box." A career's worth of music by the "little 'ol band from Texas" will be compiled for "Chrome, Smoke & BBQ: The…

  9. New ZZ Top Set Finally Surfaces In September

    July 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Originally expected in April, ZZ Top's "Mescalero" will be released Sept. 9 in the U.S. via RCA (and a day earlier internationally). Originally expected in April, ZZ Top's "Mescalero" will be released Sept. 9 in the U.S. via RCA (and a day earlier internationally…

  10. Surgery Sidelines ZZ Top's Beard

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard underwent an emergency appendectomy in Paris over the weekend, where the band had arrived to perform last night (Oct. 14) at Le Zenith. ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard underwent an emergency appendectomy in Paris over the weekend, where the band had arrived to perform…