Rocks Off's Ultra-Hip Rodeo Concert Guide: ZZ Top

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Date: March 8

Name: ZZ Top

AKA: "ZZ Fucking Top"

Genre: Tube snake boogie

Best Known Song(s): "Tush," "La Grange," "Pearl Necklace," every other video on MTV between 1983 and 1985

Key Demographic: Wannabe bikers, actual bikers, those who appreciate the simple aesthetic of shades and a beard.

Previous HLSR Appearance(s): 2002-03, 2007, 2009

Houston Connections, If Any: Formed here in 1969(!). Singer/guitarist Billy Gibbons still calls H-Town home.

If You Like This, Chances Are You'll Like: Lone Star, B.B. King, and Hustler magazine

Odds of Wearing a Hat: 66 percent

Because He/She's Bald? Gibbons and Dusty Hill are rarely, if ever, seen hatless. Drummer Frank Beard, on the other hand, has never been photographed wearing a hat that we know of.

Odds of Onstage Injury: It's a concern. All three band members are 62 years old, though they've never been known for taking Nugent-esque Tarzan leaps across the stage.

Odds You're Sick To Death Of The Song "Legs:" 80 percent, but you won't care when you see them play it live.

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