ZZ Top Tribute Album Includes Filter, Nickelback, Daughtry, Steven Tyler, Jonny Lang, Members Of Fleetwood Mac

A new ZZ Top tribute album includes interpretations by Filter, Nickelback, Daughtry, Steven Tyler, Jonny Lang, members Of Fleetwood Mac and more. ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons told MusicRadar.com, “It’s funny: We were first given a thumbnail sketch of an idea for a ZZ Top tribute album. So we said, ‘Great. Who are we paying tribute to?’ That’s when we were told, ‘No, no, no! Artists are paying tribute to ZZ Top.’ … So the tables turned very quickly.”

Gibbons goes on to say the band was “stunned, flattered and humbled” and even called up some friends who helped contribute tracks.  Billy says he “was prepared for trouble, with 12 bands all wanting to play La Grange. But everybody had their own favorite ZZ Top song they wanted to do. There was no fighting over who was going to do what… One by one, these crazy interpretations of ZZ Top started arriving. Each one had its own special personality.”

Here’s a look at the track list for ZZ Top, A Tribute From Friends,  set for release October 11th:

1. Sharp Dressed Man – The M.O.B. (Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Jonny Lang and John McVie)
2. Gimme All Your Lovin’ – Filter
3. Tush – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
4. Legs – Nickelback
5. Cheap Sunglasses – Wolfmother
6. Got Me Under Pressure – Duff McKagan’s Loaded
7. Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers – Coheed & Cambria
8. Just Got Paid – Mastodon
9. Rough Boy – Wyclef John
10. Waitin’ For The Bus/ Jesus Just Left Chicago – Daughtry
11. La Grange – Jamey Johnson

Until you get your copy of the tribute CD, here’s some classic ZZ Top footage:

Live in Texas in 2007:

Live in Germany in 1980 (and amusingly mislabeled instead of Tube Steak Boogie):

and here’s The Jeff Beck Band and Billy Gibbons covering Jimi Hendrix:


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