Tuesday, June 21, 2016

AUDIO: ZZ Top preview Jeff Beck appearance on new live album

ZZ Top are streaming a performance of their 1985 single, “Rough Boy”, featuring Jeff Beck as a preview to their forthcoming package “Greatest Hits Live.”

Due August 12, the set delivers 15 classic tunes and marks the Texas trio’s first official live album after 45 years as a band.

The project presents material recorded over the course of several tours in cities all around the world, and features two guest spots by Beck – including a collaboration on the Tennessee Ernie Ford / Merle Travis standard “Sixteen Tons.”

“We spend the biggest stretch of every year out on the road, whippin’ wire, poundin’ skin, and rockin’ it way up,” says Billy F. Gibbons. “This is the true document of life de la ZZ. In an abstract surrealism style, this collection is a definitive chronicle of the band hangin’ together for four plus deluxe decades, getting down to do what we get to do. Enjoy and listen to loudness!”

ZZ Top’s “Greatest Hits Live” will be available on CD, gatefold LP & digitally through all streaming & download stores.

ZZ Top will play a special warm-up show at the O2 Academy in Birmingham, UK next week before performing at the Glastonbury Festival on June 24.

They’ll then spend much of July touring Europe before hitting the road throughout North America for dates which include shows with Gregg Allman and Gov’t Mule.

ZZ Top
“Greatest Hits Live”

Release date: August 12

01. “Got Me Under Pressure”
02. “Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers”
03. “Cheap Sunglasses”
04. “Waitin’ For The Bus”
05. “Jesus Just Left Chicago”
06. “Legs”
07. “Sharp Dressed Man”
08. “Rough Boy” (with Jeff Beck)
09. “Pincushion”
10. “La Grange”
11. “I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide”
12. “Tube Snake Boogie”
13. “Gimme All Your Lovin’”
14. “Tush”
15. “Sixteen Tons” (with Jeff Beck)

See also:

ZZ Top announce US dates with Gov’t Mule
ZZ Top postpone spring US shows following injury
ZZ Top postpone US shows following injury
ZZ Top and Gregg Allman announce US tour
Search ZZ Top at hennemusic