The surviving members Frank Beard (Frank Beard) and Billy Gibbons (Billy Gibbons) issued a statement saying: “Today, we feel the news that our partner Dusty Hill passed away in his sleep at his home in Houston, Texas. Sorry.” “Together with many ZZ Top fans around the world, we will miss your firm presence, your kind nature, and your lasting commitment to provide a huge bottom for the’top’.”
The band was founded in 1969. Soon after Hill joined, he stayed at ZZ Top for more than 50 years until his death. Hill performed with Beard and Gibbons, and together they continued to release a series of hit songs and released 15 studio albums. Their most famous hits include “La Grange”, “Tush” and “Gimme All Your Lovin'”.
Hill was born in Dallas, and after trying to break into the music industry there, he eventually moved to Houston, where he met Gibbons.
Last week, the band’s official website shared the news that Hill was excluded due to “hip problems”.
Elwood Francis, the band’s long-time guitar technician, replaced Hill.
“According to Dusty’s request,’The show must continue!” the band wrote in a statement.
Although Gibbons is the lead singer of most of the band’s songs, Hill still came forward and sang the early hit song “Tush”. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
You may even have seen various appearances of him on the screen, such as “Back to the Future Part 3” and “Dead Wood”.
“You will miss it very much, my friend,” Beard and Gibbons added the statement.