Rocks Off's Ultra-Hip Rodeo Concert Guide: ZZ Top
Name: ZZ Top
AKA: "ZZ Fucking Top"
Genre: Tube snake boogie
Best Known Song(s): "Tush," "La Grange," "Pearl Necklace," every other video on MTV between 1983 and 1985
Key Demographic: Wannabe bikers, actual bikers, those who appreciate the simple aesthetic of shades and a beard.
Previous HLSR Appearance(s): 2002-03, 2007, 2009
Houston Connections, If Any: Formed here in 1969(!). Singer/guitarist Billy Gibbons still calls H-Town home.
If You Like This, Chances Are You'll Like: Lone Star, B.B. King, and Hustler magazine
Odds of Wearing a Hat: 66 percent
Because He/She's Bald? Gibbons and Dusty Hill are rarely, if ever, seen hatless. Drummer Frank Beard, on the other hand, has never been photographed wearing a hat that we know of.
Odds of Onstage Injury: It's a concern. All three band members are 62 years old, though they've never been known for taking Nugent-esque Tarzan leaps across the stage.
Odds You're Sick To Death Of The Song "Legs:" 80 percent, but you won't care when you see them play it live.
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