Thursday, June 11, 2009

ZZ Top To Celebrate 40th Anniversary On VH1 Storytellers

ZZ Top celebrates their 40th anniversary with the same lineup on an episode of VH1 Storytellers taped at Chicago's Congress Theatre on March 31. "VH1 Storytellers: ZZ Top" premieres Saturday, June 27 at 10:00 p.m. on VH1 and will air on VH1 Classic and Palladia, MTV Networks' high-definition music channel on Saturday, July 4 at 9:00 p.m.

The Texas trio answers questions from the audience, renews one couple's wedding vows, and tells the stories behind such hits as "La Grange" (about the real "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas") and "Sharp Dressed Man."

Also in the hour, guitarist Billy F. Gibbons talks about the band's travails as opening act for Janis Joplin and bassist Dusty Hill shows off his Walter Brennan imitation. The episode will feature the band revealing the inspiration and stories behind such classic hits as "Just Got Paid," "Jesus Just Left Chicago," "Gimme All Your Lovin'" and "Tush."

ZZ Top live at Rockpalast 1980 :

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