ZZ Top Warns Fans About ‘Fake’ Dusty Hill Merchandise
ZZ Top has warned fans about unauthorized and counterfeit products being sold online purporting to celebrate the memory of their late bassist Dusty Hill.
“ZZ TOP, its representatives, and the family of Dusty Hill have become aware of unauthorized merchandise being sold on the internet purporting to celebrate the memory of Dusty Hill (‘RIP Dusty,’ ‘Thank you, Dusty’ etc.),” the band said in a statement posted on social media. “Please be aware that neither the band nor Dusty’s family has approved the sale of any merchandise or promotions connected to Dusty.”
“It is sad and unfortunate that many people are trying to ‘cash in’ on Dusty’s untimely death,” they continued. “Please know that no monies generated by these bogus goods are paid to the band or to Dusty’s family. It is our hope that all of you who cherish Dusty’s memory and love this band will honor Dusty by refraining to purchase any of these bootlegged goods.”
“We further hope that you will inform others of this inappropriate and illegal behavior,” the members added. “Please know that ZZ TOP will pursue all available remedies to put a stop to the sale of unauthorized merchandise relating to Dusty Hill or ZZ TOP. We are saddened by our loss, and will protect Dusty and ourselves to the fullest extent of the law.”
Dusty Hill passed away in his sleep on July 28, 2021. He was replaced in ZZ Top shows by longtime band roadie Elwood Francis.