Wednesday, July 24, 2019

VIDEO: ZZ Top previews That Little Ol Band From Texas documentary

ZZ Top are streaming a video trailer for their new documentary, “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas.”

Produced by the Emmy award-winning Banger Films, the project tells the story of how three teenage bluesmen - Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard – became one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet, all while maintaining a surrealist mystique that continues to intrigue fans and entice onlookers 50 years after the band’s inception.

Buoyed by candid band interviews, never-before-seen archive, animation, celebrity fan testimonials (Billy Bob Thornton, Joshua Homme and more), and an intimate performance at the legendary Gruene Hall shot exclusively for this documentary, “That Little Ol’ Band” runs the gamut, from the absurd to the poignant, from squalid Texas bars to MTV heroics, all in celebration of this notoriously private, but larger than life, power trio.

In the end, “ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band From Texas” unravels the extraordinary tale of a band whose image we know, but whose story we don’t.

US screenings of the film will begin on August 13; for full details, visit

The documentary arrives in sync with the launch of ZZ Top’s 50th anniversary US tour, which will open in Ridgefield, WA on August 16.

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