ZZ Top

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 2004

Inducted by: Keith Richards

Nominated in: 2004

First Eligible: 1996 Ceremony

Inducted Members: Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard

Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2004 (ranked #149) .

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Tres Hombres (1973)
Eliminator (1983)

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La Grange (1973)
Tush (1975)
Sharp Dressed Man (1983)
Legs (1983)
Gimme All Your Lovin' (1983)

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15 comments so far (post your own)

You can lead the horse to water BUT too often blues'rock is overlooked to accomodate'pop'noise.
ZZTOP should have been here LONG AGO.

Posted by Anthony Armstrong on Wednesday, 05.23.07 @ 21:54pm

Inducted in '04. Try reading. I hear it's big with the kids these days.

Posted by William on Wednesday, 05.23.07 @ 22:10pm

Thank you "shitface" for that well thought out comment about how much ZZ Top suck. Who cares about writing why the suck because according to you, all that matters is they "suck." And as an added bonus, we get an extra comment about how they should have better facial grooming skills.

Posted by Keebord on Wednesday, 12.24.08 @ 15:27pm

Hahahaha....Keebord, thanks for making me laugh! 'Shitface' is a shitface!:)


Posted by Child in Time 27 on Wednesday, 12.24.08 @ 18:43pm

they suck really bad

Posted by WOLFGANG on Wednesday, 04.8.09 @ 07:52am

ZZ Top, one of the best trios ever. Good, old, American, rock 'n' roll at it's best.

Anyone know that Billy Gibbons is a fan of Paul Di'Anno(of Iron Maiden fame)?

Posted by Dude Man on Thursday, 09.3.09 @ 21:47pm

These guys are Texans bluesmen and kept it a live from the 70's to now....Gee who would of ever thought lol

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 09.13.09 @ 14:02pm


01. 1987 Bo Diddley
02. 1991 Jimmy Reed
03. 1993 Cream

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 02.8.11 @ 10:38am

ZZ Top, the greatest musical act to have touched all areas of talent, reached all groupings of listeners and have endured beyond the glitz and glam of the industry, long live ZZ Top.

Posted by El Tonio on Tuesday, 02.14.12 @ 20:02pm

Saw the Texas Trio at Bonnaroo. Played at midnight. Went thru all their hits. Vocals not quite as good (these guys are older than dirt), but guitar/drum action was right there.

Finished up with LaGrange.

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 06.20.13 @ 08:46am

Always loved this band's music and they've always had a great defining sound. I thought they would be good live but for some reason they didn't cut it with me at Bonnaroo. Maybe its because all my energy was used for Paul McCartney, but I almost was put to sleep. Too bad I missed out on La Grange....always an energetic guitar song!

Posted by Jason Voigt on Friday, 06.21.13 @ 20:29pm

THese guys really knew how to do it. They combined southern blues with hard rock. And then in the '80s they put synthesizers in. These guys were genius when it comes to writing their own music. They were massively innovative. Not sure about influence. But they deserved to go in

Posted by Karl Singleton on Sunday, 03.2.14 @ 12:34pm

I gave these guys another chance almost 2 wks ago when they came to St. Louis. They did way better than they did at Bonnaroo a year ago. I think they were probably uncomfortable being only one of hundreds of acts playing at a festival, who knows. But they were very comfortable to have all of their true fans right in front of them and they played all the hits, the way the people wanted to hear and see them!

Posted by Jason Voigt on Friday, 09.5.14 @ 17:50pm

It is always ABBA to ZZTOP when looking at A-Z lists of bands/artists.It will always be like this in the years to come.That encure ZZTOP's place in rock history - even if you don't like them.The main thing is that they are still rocking live whereby tons of other so-called "rock bands" are long forgotten.Give them the respect they deserve.Long live ZZTOP.

Posted by Marius Terblanche on Friday, 01.2.15 @ 11:24am

ZZ Top Are My Favourite Three Piece Band Besides The KISS Trio Of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Eric Carr

Posted by Roger Daltrey on Monday, 06.27.16 @ 19:57pm

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