ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill passed away at the age of 72. Dusty was crucial member of the band, the very essence of ZZ Top itself – for many years. It is unclear if Dusty’s death is related to his hip injury from before, that the band announced in the past weeks. Dusty was a part of the iconic rock band from 70’s and 80’s, that got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His was a true rock n’ roll star. He recorded many crucial rock records, live albums and compilations – with the band. That are still being listened and admired by their fans and audience worldwide.
Check out the official statement of the band regarding Dusty’s death:
“We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top’. We will forever be connected to that “Blues Shuffle in C.” The boys add, “You will be missed greatly, amigo.”
The band also released the statement few weeks regarding his hip injury:
”The members of ZZ Top, Billy, and Frank, would like to share that Dusty, their fearless Bass player, is on a short detour back to Texas, to address a hip issue. They await a speedy recovery and have him back pronto.
Per Dusty’s request “The show must go on!”. With that directive, ZZ Top has put the services of Mr. Elwood Francis, their trusted guitar tech of the past two decades, into play with his slide guitar, bass guitar, and harmonica playing in full swing.
“And with Elwood to our right, rest assured ZZ Top will deliver their good time, signature show”. “Billy’s big guitar, crushing drums from Mr. Beard, and Elwood securing the bottom end continues the delivery with those famous three chords we all dig”.
Demon Reports team sends the support to his family, band members and fans. RIP, you will be remembered!
Check out their music video for the “Sharp Dressed Man”, below: