ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill Mourned By Fellow Rockers

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Fellow rockers are paying tribute to ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, who died in his sleep overnight on July 28, 2021, at age 72. When his bandmates, Frank Beard and Billy Gibbons shared the news of his passing, they closed with “You will be missed greatly, amigo.”

Below are tributes from several fellow musicians who wrote about Hill’s “beautiful soul,” calling him “a rock and roll institution.”

Fogerty toured with ZZ Top many times. They performed together at Hill’s final concert.

In 2018, the legends hit the road on the “Blues & Bayous” tour.

Watch Fogerty and the Top’s Billy Gibbons rehearse favorites from both bands.

Fellow bassist Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers wrote, “Ahhhh man, I love Dusty Hill. A true rocker. What a straight jammer.”

Blue-eyed soul singer Paul Young paid tribute to the member of “the coolest band on the planet.”

Brian May wrote, “No! It cannot be. I’m so sad. RIP Dusty Hill.”

Who knew?

Paul Stanley wrote, “What an icon. @ZZTop’s bassist forever. So unique. Always a gentleman from the days of us opening for them through the recent days of them opening for us. I don’t know what to say but “Thank you” and “Rest however you damn well choose!”

Kenny Wayne Shepherd wrote, in part, “RIP Dusty Hill. The soundtrack of my life has been heavily influenced by your music. Thank you my brother.”

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  1. Rick
    #1 Rick 28 July, 2021, 22:05

    Their music was so tight I don’t know how to get any better on that

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