ZZ Top Tribute Album Coming
A Tribute From Friends, an album dedicated to Texas trio ZZ Top will be released on October 11th.
It feature 11 of the group’s classics covered by an array of artists ranging from Nickelback to Wyclef Jean.
The band said in a statement, “We were told there was going to be a ZZ Top tribute album a while ago and logically asked, ‘Who are we paying tribute to?’ Then we found out that a bunch of great artists were paying tribute to us and we were in disbelief . . . we’re so delighted that our music resonates with these great musicians whom we so admire.”
Tribute albums can be a tricky outing between being totally married to the original songs and artists over doing it with putting their own spin on them. But just looking at the following songs and who they’ve been paired with, this collection could have all sorts of possibilities.
“Sharp Dressed Man” – The M.O.B.
“Gimme All Your Lovin’” – Filter
“Tush” – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
“Legs” – Nickelback
“Cheap Sunglasses” – Wolfmother
“Got Me Under Pressure” – Duff McKagan’s Loaded
“Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers” – Coheed & Cambria
“Just Got Paid” – Mastodon
“Rough Boy” – Wyclef Jean
“Waitin’ for the Bus / Jesus Just Left Chicago” – Daughtry
“La Grange” – Jamey Johnson