The passing of Dusty Hill will NOT mark the end of ZZ Top

Author Annija Raga - 29.7.2021

The rock & metal community is having very, very tough times, on July 28 yet another death of a legendary musician has been announced – Dusty Hill, ZZ Top‘s bassist since year 1969, has passed away in his sleep.

That left the fans heartbroken and questioning whether ZZ Top will continue without Dusty, and the band has now stated – they WILL continue. Dusty had insisted that, when the day comes, ZZ Top still goes on – Billy Gibbons told SiriusXM radio host Eddie Trunk the following in a message confirmed by ZZ Top‘s publicist Bob Merlis:

” As Dusty said upon his departure, ‘Let the show go on!’, and… with respect, we’ll do well to get beyond this and honor his wishes.”

Billy Gibbons

The band’s longtime guitar tech, Elwood Francis, will take over the bass duties, as Dusty had wished. Elwood made his live-show debut with ZZ Top last Friday, filling in after Dusty was forced to leave the band’s tour due to what was reported as a hip injury.

” Dusty emphatically grabbed my arm and said, ‘Give Elwood the bottom end, and take it to the Top’! He meant it, amigo. He really did.”Billy Gibbons

Chaoszine sends the biggest colodences to Dusty’s family, friends and fans around the world.