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"A Tribute From Friends" fOr ZZ Top: 11 hip bands and solo artists bow with exclusive cover record against the Texans

Although they are often affectionately known as "That little ol 'band from Texas" referred to, but the name and the sound of ZZ Top has over four decades an indispensable part of the international music scene. On the upcoming compilation album "A Tribute From Friends" (release date: 16:12) at the bow 11 hottest bands with cover versions of them, the Blue rock legends from Houston that honor of being last, due to them.

The impressive compilation album that appears in Show Dog / Universal Music, combines 11 exclusive reinterpretations of classics from the pen of three Texans. Celebrated musicians from different corners and genres have contributed cover versions for - invariably pieces that were recorded exclusively for this album. Among the highlights of "A Tribute From Friends" among other "Gimme All Your Lovin '" in the version of filter, of Grace Potter The Nocturnals Contributed Low "Tush" as Wyclef Jean's "Rough Boy", the Nickelback-Low "Legs" and "Cheap Sunglasses", here reinterpreted by Wolfmother.

Opened, the tribute album with the sensational cover of "Sharp Dressed Man", the The M.O.B. added - Mick Fleetwoods casual combo to be the Fleetwood Mac-Buddy John McVie as Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) and the guitar legend Jonny Lang belong. Micks comment: "We think it's great that we are doing that with a song ZZ Top bow can. Your musical heritage is just soaked in blues as the music of the early Fleetwood Mac, and this love of the blues connects us. I'm sure, that Steven and Jonny the very similar look like John and me."

After this Billy F. Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard - The original and still current members of ZZ Top - Were informed that various artists "A Tribute From Friends" worked, they published the following lines: "When we heard that a ZZ Top tribute album was planned, we wondered course immediately who we because there really should pay tribute? But then we found out that it was different thought and had planned a series of great musicians, this plate us devote to what we turn simply could not believe. Since then about 40 years, we do nothing more than to go through the world, turn up the volume control and to amuse ourselves as well as possible. Largely us is also managed, because we still have fun doing it, and that alone is worth a lot when you consider that we are dealing with 'the same three guys are still playing the same three chords'. But now comes this album, 'A Tribute From Friends', and we are incredibly pleased that our sound responsive all these great musicians whose work we admire so much. "

Other songs by "A Tribute From Friends" include admissions of "Waitin 'For The Bus / Jesus Just Left Chicago" (Daughtry), "Got Me Under Pressure" (Duff McKagan's LOADED) and mastodon-interpretation of "Just Got Paid". Coheed Cambria finally controlled the programmatic anthem "Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers" when, during the Country icon Jamey Johnson the unforgettable "La Grange" has rausgepickt. Chris Daughtry, Lead singer of the same name, responded with the following words to the invitation to participate in this project: "It is of course an honor for us! A timeless band with Hammer songs in the back catalog? Of course we are there here! "His commentary on the songs of ZZ Top"These are classic! Simple chord progressions, great riffs and catchy choruses - all very inspirational for a band like ours. "

Carl Stubner, the manager of ZZ Top and Co-Executive Producer of "A Tribute From Friends", commented that this compilation album "the musical legacy of the band supported the most musical way possible and very good shows how important Billy, Dusty and Frank for future generations were and are. It was an honor to work with all these excellent musicians who have given anything and had so much passion for the cause. "

Since Billy, Dusty and Frank the last day of 1969 took the decision a band called ZZ Top for reasons, they have sold worldwide over 50 million albums. Although many of their greatest hits on "A Tribute From Friends" are gathered, the list does not stop there still long: Other career highlights were, for example, "Pearl Necklace", "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide" and "Tube Snake Boogie"; this they have released a number of hugely successful albums, such as the a Diamond Award for 10 million units sold excellent "Eliminator" and awarded gold and platinum LPs "Afterburner", "Fandango!", "Deguello", "recyclers", "Antenna", "El Loco", "Tejas", "Tres Hombres" and other compilations. This massive hit repertoire, paired with award-winning videos and a For decades full tour schedule has ZZ Top made one of the biggest rock bands on the planet - and even beyond: a song from her upcoming album You recently presented exclusively in the Soyuz capsule ...

have only this year ZZ Top assigned by the Texas Cultural Trust Texas Medal of the Arts won, after already the House of Representatives of the State to "Official Texas Heroes" had been declared. In 2004 had Keith Richards they in the skirt Roll Hall of Fame was added and this step justified by the exceptionally consistent performance and longevity of the band. At the top, however, the Stones guitarist led to the fact that ZZ Top "Are completely penetrated by the Blues", whereupon he the Texans even as the "heartbeat of her home country and the heartbeat of the rock Roll "Marked.

"A TRIBUTE FROM FRIENDS" -- TRACKLISTING

1. "Sharp Dressed man" - The M.O.B. (Mick Fleetwood, Steven Tyler, Jonny Lang John McVie)

2. "Gimme All Your Lovin '" - Filter

3. "Tush" - Grace Potter The Nocturnals

4. "Legs" - Nickelback

5. "Cheap Sunglasses" - Wolfmother

6. "Got Me Under Pressure" - Duff McKagan's LOADED

7. "Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers" - Coheed Cambria

8. "Just Got Paid" - Mastodon

9. "Rough Boy" - Wyclef Jean

10. "Waitin 'For The Bus / Jesus Just Left Chicago" - Daughtry

11. "La Grange" - Jamey Johnson

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