Apart from marking the 45th anniversary of ZZ Top
with "The Very Baddest of ZZ Top
" compilation, guitar master Billy Gibbons
has some fresh music on the horizon as well.
It might surprise a portion of fans, but Billy has joined forces EDM producer David Guetta
, recently wrapping up between eight and 10 new tunes."I wanted to know how they did certain things, and of course they were badgering me to bring the guitar to the forefront,"
Gibbons told Billboard
. "They said, 'Y'know, the only thing missing in dance music is a good guitar player.' I said, 'Let's see if we can bring the two together and make it shake.' That resulted in eight or 10 cuts that, by and large, I would consider completed."
Although the results might be unexpected, the guitarist still insists that it's that very same experimentation with electro sounds that rose ZZ to new heights back in the day. "It's a far cry from what people might expect - 'Gibbons and electronic stuff?'"
he noted. "But a lot of people have overlooked the fact that one of the things that made 'Eliminator' so interesting was the opportunity to go into that experimental side of things and fool around with the coolest new toys that could be found in the recording studio. I'm always fascinated by that, so my time in Spain was very fruitful,"
Not much info was unveiled regarding the new music, so stay tuned for fresh details.