Watch The Last Song Dusty Hill Performed With ZZ Top
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He Will Be Missed
Bassist Dusty Hill played his last concert on July 18, 2021 at Louisville, Kentucky’s Iroquois Amphitheater. This was mere days before Hill’s death. It marked the end of one of the most stable and enduring lineups in rock ‘n roll history. The trio of Texas blues rockers remained solid for five decades, which is quite an achievement.
ZZ Top played a 15-song set which mostly featured their greatest hits. They wrapped it up with their classic tune “Tush”. Hill looked like he’s in fine form, but he might just be in pain. He was sidelined for their next gigs because of “hip issues” and was replaced by longtime guitar tech Elwood Francis.
“I think life is there for you to grab it and be positive,” Hill told Classic Rock magazine in a 2010 interview. “Just look for the good everywhere. If you walk around expecting shit to happen, then it will.”
“It’s a cliché and sounds so simplistic, but it’s down to the three of us genuinely enjoying playing together,” he said about ZZ Top’s classic lineup. “We still love it, and we still get a kick out of being on stage. We also have enough in common to maintain a bond between us but sufficient differences to keep our individuality.”