- Oct 18, 2007
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- East Coast - USA
- Political Leaning
Maybe Tommy Shannon (Double Trouble, Arc Angels, Storyville) is available? Or Randy Bermudes (Fabulous T-Birds)?This should be the final chapter of ZZTop. Sad that it is but good things do come to an end.
I rather not see them pick up another bassist as it just wouldn't seem right.
A number of bands do have a revolving door for musicians but after 50 years of just the three of them those are mighty big shoes Dusty left.
I think it is like when one's spouse passes away. It is just seems too soon to talk about a replacement.Maybe Tommy Shannon (Double Trouble, Arc Angels, Storyville) is available? Or Randy Bermudes (Fabulous T-Birds)?
I think it is like when one's spouse passes away. It is just seems too soon to talk about a replacement.
But this shouldn't be the finale for Billy and Frank so they very well may find another bassist.
But that will take some getting used to.,
Wow, what a busy tour they have scheduled for the rest of the year.
From Variety:Wow, what a busy tour they have scheduled for the rest of the year.
From that interview it is obvious this passing this was not unexpected.
It really doesn't change anything in the whole scheme of things. But it appears Dusty told Billy he wanted the show to go on so Dusty may have had some premeditation of his own death.From Variety:
Says Gibbons: “Passing through the grieving process, I can tell you it’s no less than anyone else that loses a good friend or a close associate. And at the same time, knowing that this came up so suddenly — going to bed and not waking up… That was the luck of the draw. He was in, and he was out.”
...So it wasn’t anything where you had partly expected it or thought, boy, he’s seriously ill, and he might have a real problem on his hands?
Well, it’s no secret that over the past few years he had a pretty rough go with a broken shoulder, followed with a broken hip. And he had some problems with some ulcers.
...Is there an official cause of death now, or is it just he really fell asleep and didn’t wake up, and people don’t know?
That’s about all they can determine. Let’s face it, you don’t necessarily pass away from a broken shoulder or broken hip. Although the attending physician had earlier warned him that bursitis was not uncommon, even arthritis, and they said it’s not a very comfortable place to be. And I could tell that he was moving a little slow. He said, “Boy, this shoulder and hip are really starting to become a problem.” But, as of this juncture, yeah, it was off to dreamland and beyond. https://variety.com/2021/music/news...z-top-dusty-hill-died-carrying-on-1235031028/