ZZ Top Pays Tribute To Jimi Hendrix With “Hey Joe”
This Will Blow Your Mind!
It’s amazing when legendary musicians pay tribute to another or in this case, tip their hat to one of the Guitar Gods — Jimi Hendrix. During ZZ Top’s performance on April 28, 2011 at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney; they played one of Hendrix’s most iconic songs — “Hey Joe.” Not only was this a major hit but Chas Chandler discovered Hendrix while he was performing his arrangement of this track!
“Hey Joe” was the last song Jimi Hendrix performed at the Woodstock festival in 1969 and as such, it was also the final song of the whole festival.
This is an incredibly good version which is not surprising given that ZZ Top is one of the best American rock bands EVER. Being inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, they have a total of 7 platinum records and 11 gold records!
Of the group, music writer Cub Koda said “As genuine roots musicians, they have few peers; Gibbons is one of America’s finest blues guitarists working in the arena rock idiom […] while Hill and Beard provide the ultimate rhythm section support.”
Hendrix’s music never gets old and with an iconic band playing one of his songs, it’s a must-see for all the rockers out there!