Magnet: ZZ Top Frontman Billy F Gibbons Brings the Blues to Times Square

ZZ Top frontman and Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Billy F Gibbons recently released sophomore solo album The Big Bad Blues (Concord), and he’s on tour now supporting the 11-track LP, which features Gibbons originals as well as covers of songs by the likes of Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley. Gibbons’ live band is made up of hot-shit left-handed guitarist Austin Hanks, drummer (and fellow Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer) Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) and—on a few songs—longtime ZZ Top guitar tech Elwood Francis. Gibbons and crew recently played two nights at the intimate Iridium in Times Square, and MAGNET photographer Wes Orshoski was there for the first show, witnessing the band’s fearless boogie.

Photo: Wes Orshoski
Photo: Wes Orshoski
Photo: Wes Orshoski
Photo: Wes Orshoski

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  • Paul
    November 18, 2018 at 8:11 pm  - Reply

    man the Big Bad Blues is big and blues, and great! thanks for the music.

  • Big Dave Gorman
    November 19, 2018 at 1:18 am  - Reply

    Thanks for the music BFG blues as good as it gets!!!
    Miss you man!

  • Maureen Mccall
    November 19, 2018 at 12:13 pm  - Reply

    Saw the show last night at the Troubador…..first Billy G show….flew from Canada to catch show….wow..impressed beyond expectations…..met some incredible people/fans….Will do this again.

  • Kerry Valley
    November 19, 2018 at 1:50 pm  - Reply

    Saw the Tempe-(Phoenix) Show, it lived up to expectations! And like with anything good, didn’t last long enough! For an old geezer, Mr. Gibbons is pretty COOL!

  • Captain Jack
    November 19, 2018 at 11:12 pm  - Reply

    Fantastic Vegas show at Brooklyn Bowl! So glad I was there and up close and could share the fun with my daughter. So close could touch your shoe but didn’t think that would be nice. Keep on rockin’ the blues!

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