ZZ Top Debuts New Song In Space

The good news is ZZ Top has finally produced some new music; the bad news is that you would have to be in outer space right now to hear it.

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The good news is ZZ Top has finally produced some new music; the bad news is that you would have to be in outer space right now to hear it. HoustonPress.com reports the first bit of music from ZZ Top's long-awaited, long-delayed, semi-mythical forthcoming album has leaked...but not anywhere on Earth. Astronaut and friend of ZZ Michael Fossum, currently headed to the International Space Station on a Russian spacecraft, is carrying a copy of "Flyin' High," which the band evidently plans to put on this album, according to a release from longtime publicist Bob Merlis Tuesday afternoon: Fossum has maintained friendships with Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, the members of ZZ Top, for some time, dating back to even before the missions he flew aboard the US Space Shuttle in 2006 and 2008. He caught wind that one of the tracks on the new album, the band's first studio recording since 2005, is entitled "Flyin' High." No further information was given in the news release about when ZZ Top fans back here on Earth might be able to listen to either "Flyin' High" or the album. However, Gibbons told Billboard.com back in March that the album will be out by the end of the year, and that the Texas trio has been working on the new record in both Houston and Los Angeles. "I've got a little studio at my house out in L.A.," he says, "and it kind of takes the load off to be able to leave Texas, go to California, stay there for awhile and then you get to leave California and come back to Texas." As for the sound, Gibbons notes that he, Hill and Beard are "still just making a lot of loud noise. We still pose as interpreters of the blues. We can't invent it; It's already been invented. But we can do it our way." Gibbons adds that the album will be comprised primarily of originals but that the group "might cover a couple of things." Thanks for the report to Hennemusic.com.

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    vunterslash
    thedarkblues06 wrote: joshhaggart wrote: yo man that daggon zz rock playing daggon space shuttle pretty cool man talkin bout rock in space a good daggon show man man i tell you wut boy them boys over with ZZ Top are some kind of fukkin' creative geniuses boy i'll tell you sumthin else i'd love to be in dat dere deep space listen to this shiit with a nice cold Natty Light mmhmm sounds good ROLL TIDE! In all seriousness, I can't wait for the new album to come out. Really cool of him to be listening to it in space too.
    Hahaha my favorite comment so far
    CrawlingHorror
    To his dismay, Gibbons found that space aliens prefer to torrent his songs. Damned intergalactic pirates!
    guitarlad89
    Anjohl wrote: institutions wrote: That's pretty got-dang impressive, I tell you what. It's "I tell Hue Hut"
    wrong, its "i'll tell hue hwat"
    fuzmeister
    Excited to see what direction the new album takes. Early ZZ Top had such tasty riffs.
    Ryukyu Dragon
    Freohr7 wrote: vanillasky wrote: But is it truly a debut if only one or two people will be able to listen to it? Considering the percentage of people in space listening to ZZ Top, Yes.
    I lol'd at this XD
    limpidgreen345
    RC52190 wrote: I'm sick of UG's intricately thought out headlines just to attract as many people as possible by misleading them. This headline completely suggests that ZZ Top is actually going to perform in space. The idea of a headline is to attract people but not by giving them the complete wrong idea.
    Welcome to UG, dude... get used to it...
    Raedwald
    They've already played in space anyway. Or their heads have at least (see the video for Rough Boy ).
    RC52190
    I'm sick of UG's intricately thought out headlines just to attract as many people as possible by misleading them. This headline completely suggests that ZZ Top is actually going to perform in space. The idea of a headline is to attract people but not by giving them the complete wrong idea.
    Skullivan
    jurnag12 wrote: meow1992 wrote: Pagan_Poetry wrote: Rats. I thought it would have been them performing in space or something. Their beards would never survive zero gravity though. zero gravity would never survive the beards I can imagine all of their gear and other stuff floating around and their beards staying perfectly in position.
    This reminded me of their fuzzy custom guitars that spin, but in ZERO GRAVITY!!!
    Freohr7
    vanillasky wrote: But is it truly a debut if only one or two people will be able to listen to it?
    Considering the percentage of people in space listening to ZZ Top, Yes.
    thedarkblues06
    joshhaggart wrote: yo man that daggon zz rock playing daggon space shuttle pretty cool man talkin bout rock in space a good daggon show man
    man i tell you wut boy them boys over with ZZ Top are some kind of fukkin' creative geniuses boy i'll tell you sumthin else i'd love to be in dat dere deep space listen to this shiit with a nice cold Natty Light mmhmm sounds good ROLL TIDE! In all seriousness, I can't wait for the new album to come out. Really cool of him to be listening to it in space too.
    jurnag12
    meow1992 wrote: Pagan_Poetry wrote: Rats. I thought it would have been them performing in space or something. Their beards would never survive zero gravity though. zero gravity would never survive the beards
    I can imagine all of their gear and other stuff floating around and their beards staying perfectly in position.
    hildesaw
    institutions wrote: That's pretty got-dang impressive, I tell you what.
    Bobby, give me the got-dang vidjagame.
    meow1992
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: Rats. I thought it would have been them performing in space or something. Their beards would never survive zero gravity though.
    zero gravity would never survive the beards
    Anjohl
    institutions wrote: That's pretty got-dang impressive, I tell you what.
    It's "I tell Hue Hut"
    cfhdomination
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: Rats. I thought it would have been them performing in space or something. Their beards would never survive zero gravity though.
    Their beards would anchor them down despite zero gravity. Except of course for Frank Beard, who has no beard at all.
    vanillasky
    But is it truly a debut if only one or two people will be able to listen to it?
    joshhaggart
    yo man that daggon zz rock playing daggon space shuttle pretty cool man talkin bout rock in space a good daggon show man
    Pagan_Poetry
    Rats. I thought it would have been them performing in space or something. Their beards would never survive zero gravity though.