ZZ Top Frontman Billy F Gibbons Brings The Blues To Time Square

ZZ Top frontman and Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Billy F Gibbons recently released sophomore solo album The Big Bad Blues (Concord), and he’s on tour now supporting the 11-track LP, which features Gibbons originals as well as covers of songs by the likes of Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley. Gibbons’ live band is made up of hot-shit left-handed guitarist Austin Hanks, drummer (and fellow Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer) Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) and—on a few songs—longtime ZZ Top guitar tech Elwood Francis. Gibbons and crew recently played two nights at the intimate Iridium in Times Square, and MAGNET photographer Wes Orshoski was there for the first show, witnessing the band’s fearless boogie.