ZZ TOP frontman Billy Gibbons has confirmed that the band was not concerned in a lately introduced property sale from the group’s late bassist Dusty Hill.
This previous weekend, an property sale “of the contents of [Dusty‘s] prior residence” was held at The Guilded Monkey Market warehouse in southwest Houston, Texas that includes furnishings, framed posters, paintings and different gadgets.
Gilded Monkey Market’s Thom Anderson instructed CultureMap that the preliminary data the property sale firm launched to the press incorrectly insinuated that the Dusty Hill‘s household was behind this sale. He blamed a “clerical error” for the mishap and added that contents had been being accessible on the market by the brand new house owners of Hill‘s residence within the prestigious Carlton Woods neighborhood in The Woodlands.
Within the preliminary assertion asserting the sale, Anderson instructed CultureMap: “The household is aware of how beloved Dusty was in Houston and Texas and throughout the nation. They’re excited to share a few of his most private gadgets together with his followers.”
Gibbons instructed TMZ that he was initially excited when he heard Hill‘s property was going up on the market — till he realized his household had nothing to do with it.
“I noticed a poster asserting one thing, ‘Get a chunk of rock and roll historical past,'” Billy mentioned. “And, in fact, I’ve acquired a variety of issues that Dusty and I shared. However come to search out out that when Dusty‘s home was offered, the brand new house owners determined to scavenge up a chunk right here and a chunk there — some issues that had been left behind.”
The 72-year-old Hill died on July 28, 2021 in his sleep at his Houston, Texas residence. ZZ TOP has continued taking part in exhibits since Hill‘s dying, with the group’s longtime guitar tech Elwood Francis taking on on bass. Based on the band, Francis will proceed to play with ZZ TOP for the foreseeable future.
ZZ TOP performed its first present following Hill‘s dying on July 30, 2021 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Francis made his reside debut with ZZ TOP on July 23, 2021 on the Village Commons in New Lenox, Illinois after Hill was pressured to return to Texas to deal with a hip challenge.
Hill joined ZZ TOP a yr after its formation in 1969.