Those three bearded dudes from Texas, the guys who like to splash around in the Rio Grande mud, are VH1’s next Storytellers guests. ZZ Top recently taped their show in Chicago, and it was rocking. It airs on Saturday, June 27 at 10 pm ET. It airs on VH1 Classic and Palladia on Saturday, July 4 at 9:00 pm ET.
Stay tuned: We’ll be posting a sneak performance of a Storytellers song this weekend.
The group was in rare form for this eventful gig.
The Texas trio answer questions from the audience, renew one couple’s wedding vows, and tell the stories behind such hits as “LaGrange” (about the real “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”) and “Sharp Dressed Man” (during the song’s video shoot a homeless personstarted critiquing everything on the set and band and crew went on to follow his advice). Also in the hour, guitarist Billy F Gibbons talks about the band’s travails as opening act for Janis Joplin and bassist Dusty Hill shows off his Walter Brennan imitation. The episode will feature the band revealing the inspiration and stories behind such classic hits as “Just Got Paid,” “Jesus Just Left Chicago,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’” and “Tush.”