At the end of 1992, Lester Butler told the Los Angeles Times how this “blues bar band” was living the dream.
These 1992 Dallas Morning News stories feature a good Lester Butler interview, and the beginning of Mike Flanigin’s first stint with The Red Devils
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”
Listen: #TheRedDevils on @MountainStage live Oct. 4, 1992. Four rare radio recordings of the band in top form @wvpublic
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.
It’s Black Friday in the United States today, but No Fightin’ brings you some rare, unheard Red Devils for free. “Ridin’ in the Moonlight,” “Ride With Your Daddy Tonight,” “Pretty Baby” … whatever you call it, it’s The Red Devils Live at the King King club in Hollywood, California, 28 years ago, Nov. 30, 1992.Continue reading “Video: Ride With the Devils Tonight”
Nofightin.com is following The Red Devils on tour through Europe, whether they like it or not. Come here for our dispatches from every show as we go. Words and others by J.J. Perry; tour photography by Tina Hanagan ZZ ROOFTOP (Show 1: Stimmen Festival, Lorrach, Germany 21.7.17) I wrote about The Red Devils show earlier.Continue reading “Chasing the Devils’ Tale: Tour dispatches from Europe (parts 1-7)”
[words: J.J. Perry; all photographs by Tina Hanagan] An evening rain Friday cooled and soaked the thousands waiting in line for the Stimmen Festival in Lorrach, Germany. The crowd was patient under ponchos and umbrellas and canopies on Lorrach’s historic streets, waiting in line to get into the marketplace stage area. But we couldn’t helpContinue reading “25 years on, the Devils’ power remains”
Moments ago, Mike Flanigin on Instagram posted a pic of “Return of The Red Devils,” the band’s first album since their debut “King King” 25 years ago. (Skipping the 1994 “Blackwater Roll” EP.) The post confirms what nofightin.com has heard over the past several weeks: That the band would have a new disc for saleContinue reading “The Red Devils return with first new album in 25 years”
The Red Devils are back, having just completed their first three gigs in 23 years. They returned triumphant June 2-4 in The Netherlands. Photos and videos of the shows are plentiful, and too many to catalog here. Many of the videos are captured in The Red Devils Facebook group. Also check the Facebook pages forContinue reading “5 takeaways from The Red Devils reunion weekend”