VH1 Storytellers: ZZ Top Premieres on VH1 Saturday, June 27 at 10:00 PM
ZZ Top — the major rock band that holds the record for the most enduring line-up of all original members — had the audience on their feet as they celebrated their 40 year anniversary with an episode of VH1 Storytellers taped at Chicago’s Congress Theatre on March 31.
Fans can watch this exclusive performance when “VH1 Storytellers: ZZ Top” premieres Saturday, June 27 at 10:00 PM on VH1 and will air on VH1 Classic and Palladia, MTV Networks’ high-definition music channel on Saturday, July 4 at 9:00 PM.
The Texas trio answer questions from the audience, renew one couple’s wedding vows, and tell the stories behind such hits as “La Grange” (about the real “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”) and “Sharp Dressed Man” (during the song’s video shoot a homeless person started 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.
In addition to the hits noted above, 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.”
“VH1 Storytellers: ZZ Top” is a production of VH1. Patrizia DiMaria produces with Lee Rolontz and Bill Flanagan serving as executive producers.
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