Express UK: ZZ Top NEW album: Billy F Gibbons spills all on exciting 2020 plans ‘coming up’

ZZ TOP guitarist Billy F Gibbons has teased plans for a new album coming together in 2020.

By GEORGE SIMPSON

He revealed: “In fact, I was just on the phone just yesterday with the noted producer Mr Rick Rubin.”

The former co-president of Columbia Records has worked with stars from Adele, Kayne West and Justin Timberlake to Metallica, AC/DC and Johnny Cash, so surely there’s some exciting news coming up for ZZ Top fans?

Gibbons continued: “Rick’s got a few ideas that he threw into the mix. He’s raring to get us back in the room.

“He likes to work on the West Coast, so it’s between Texas and California where we dream this stuff up.”

The 70-year-old said: “It’s unusual. We don’t really have time to argue, ‘cause we’re so caught up trying to figure out who’s going to make the first musical mistake [laughs].”

“That is what has made it so interesting throughout the decades.

“We’ve really come to the point [where] the one thing we agree, we three, [is] still enjoying getting to do what we get to do.

“And once we hit the stage it’s always with a grin and again, it’s not about who’s going to make the first mistake, it’s about how we’re going to get out of it! [laughs].”

The last time ZZ Top made a studio album was in 2012 with La Futura. Since then, Gibbons has released his first two solo records, with the latest being 2018’s The Big Bad Blues.

Nevertheless, the trio are now gearing up to work on what will be their sixteenth studio album together.

As usual, ZZ Top have been jamming at their favourite hang out down in Houston, Texas.

Gibbons said: “It’s called Foam Box recordings [and] where we get to gather and try out a few new things.”

He revealed: “In fact, I was just on the phone just yesterday with the noted producer Mr Rick Rubin.”

The former co-president of Columbia Records has worked with stars from Adele, Kayne West and Justin Timberlake to Metallica, AC/DC and Johnny Cash, so surely there’s some exciting news coming up for ZZ Top fans?

Gibbons continued: “Rick’s got a few ideas that he threw into the mix. He’s raring to get us back in the room.

“He likes to work on the West Coast, so it’s between Texas and California where we dream this stuff up.”

Complete article: https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/music/1235682/ZZ-Top-new-album-Billy-Gibbons-interview-ZZ-Top-documentary-Dusty-Hill-Frank-Beard

2 thoughts on “Express UK: ZZ Top NEW album: Billy F Gibbons spills all on exciting 2020 plans ‘coming up’”

  1. U guys kick ass and hey Billy G this is Rod Beeman I’m the one who give U at model of the after Bruner I hope u still have it. And hope 2c u sometime

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