New ZZ Top Album Soon
Billy Gibbons Teases Upcoming Studio Effort
Back in September 2019, bassist Dusty Hill revealed to UCR that they’ve “got a lot in the can” and that “there’s a good chance” ZZ Top will churn out a follow-up to 2012’s “La Futura.” And more recently, guitarist Billy Gibbons revealed to Express all about the band’s plans for 2020. It’s been half a century since their classic lineup formed.
He said, “It’s called Foam Box recordings [and] where we get to gather and try out a few new things… In fact, I was just on the phone just yesterday with the noted producer Mr Rick Rubin.”
Rick Rubin produced “La Futura” and has worked with various artists from different genres – the Beastie Boys, AC/DC, Johnny Cash, Slayer, Metallica, Slipknot, Justin Timberlake, Tom Petty, and Rage Against the Machine to name a few.
Gibbons also added, “Rick’s got a few ideas that he threw into the mix. He’s raring to get us back in the room. He likes to work on the West Coast, so it’s between Texas and California where we dream this stuff up.”
Speaking about the upcoming album, Gibbons shared: “So it’ll be coming up, probably in the next few months I hope. It’s a bit premature for a proper announcement, but it’ll be forthcoming, yeah.”