ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill, 1949-2021

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”

‘Footprints on the moon’: Paul Size looks back at The Red Devils

The Red Devils guitarist knows that the band he was in three decades ago will always be a part of his life. “There’s too many extraordinary things that went down that it’s not going to go away,” Paul Size tells nofightin.com.

Paul Size, the guitarist and the guitar

You can’t be an “underrated” guitar player if everyone who hears you play is blown away. Paul Size might be underground, but he is never underrated. The mighty Rev. Billy F. Gibbons again touts The Red Devils’ guitarist, this time in a Music Radar story, “The 10 Guitarists Who Blew My Mind”: 8. Paul Size:Continue reading “Paul Size, the guitarist and the guitar”

Can a record change your life?

“Can you believe we are really here?” That was our theme throughout our European adventure. “Can you believe we are in this hotel room with Paul Size?” “Can you believe we are watching ZZ Top in this tennis area?” “Can you believe we are in the middle-of-nowhere, England?” “Can you believe we are in theContinue reading “Can a record change your life?”

Chasing the Devils’ Tale: Tour dispatches from Europe (parts 1-7)

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)”

25 years on, the Devils’ power remains

[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”

Red Devils & ZZ Top fans: Welcome to nofightin.com

For ZZ Top fans and those just discovering The Red Devils for the first time, we’re glad you could make it to nofightin.com. What took you so long? We’ve been here since 2009, cataloging the music and stories of The Red Devils and the late, great Lester Butler. Wander around and find rare music, videosContinue reading “Red Devils & ZZ Top fans: Welcome to nofightin.com”

Billy F. Gibbons touts The Red Devils on eve of tour

It’s getting real people. The Red Devils first show of 20 will be starting in just a few hours. Billy F. Gibbons has all the details on his site with the NoFightin.com release “The Return of The Red Devils.” We are looking forward to getting out to shows later this month … keep watching NoFightin.comContinue reading “Billy F. Gibbons touts The Red Devils on eve of tour”

New date(s) added: Red Devils July 2017 calendar

UPDATED JULY 4: One more added: July 27 at Enler Delta Blues Club in Comber, Ireland. UPDATED JULY 1: The Red Devils have filled in July 16 with a gig at Das Hobo — the Hobo Jazz Bar — in Hildesheim, Germany. Big Pete confirmed that one with nofightin.com Friday, and we have updated this post. IContinue reading “New date(s) added: Red Devils July 2017 calendar”