Dusty Hill, the man who held down bass guitar duties and lent his unmistakable vocals to hits such as “Tush,” “Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers” and “Heard It on the X,” died Wednesday, July 28, 2021. He was 72. He had been off the road for a short while, with ZZ’s guitar tech Elwood FrancisContinue reading “ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill, 1949-2021”
Monthly Archives: July 2021
Bateman drums: Old school, new ideas from Blasters legend
Legendary Blasters & Red Devils drummer Bill Bateman shares his drum-building secrets (and great gig stories) in rare magazine interview
Groanin’ Lester Butler onstage in 1996
If you lived around LA in 1996, there were plenty of chances to catch “Groanin’ Lester Butler” snoozing the blues at Jack’s Sugar Shack, Blue Cafe, the House of Blues, and many other haunts.
Listen: Red Devils climb ‘Mountain Stage’ for live radio show (1992)
Listen: #TheRedDevils on @MountainStage live Oct. 4, 1992. Four rare radio recordings of the band in top form @wvpublic
Incident in Room 410: How The Red Devils were banned from Days Inn, 1992
They destroyed their rooms, and they checked out late. How The Red Devils found themselves banned after a disastrous stay at Days Inn in 1992.