ZZ Top & John Fogerty with George Thorogood
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ZZ TOP a/k/a “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and,in 2004,the Texas trio wasinducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course, there are only three of them –Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard —but it’s still a remarkable achievement that they’re still very much together after almost 50years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio. “Yeah,” says Billy, guitarist extraordinaire, “we’re the same three guys, bashing out the same three chords.” With the release of each of their albums the band has explored new ground in terms of both their sonic approach and the material they’ve recorded. ZZ TOP is the same but always changing.
John Fogerty is a true American treasure.As leader of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Fogertyforged a distinctive, groundbreaking sound all his own, equal parts blues, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B, swamp boogie, and Southern fried rock ‘n’ roll, all united by his uniquely evocative lyrical perspective.Fogerty is a Grammy winner and has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as well as the Songwriters Hall of Fame.He is the only musician to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame for his song, “Centerfield,” a staple at baseball stadiums across the country.Among Fogerty’s many hit songs, both as a solo artist and as leader of CCR, highlights include “Centerfield,” “Proud Mary,” “Susie Q,” “Fortunate Son,” “Born on the Bayou,” “Bad Moon Rising,” and “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” among many others.In 2019, Fogerty celebrated 50 years in music with a worldwide tour including a return appearance at Wynn Las Vegas’ Encore Theater.His most recent show, “My 50 Year Trip,” a tribute to the 50thanniversary of Woodstock, features a collection of Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) hits,including songs from the set list of his performance at the legendary Woodstock music festival in 1969 among other fan favorites.An album,“50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks,” was released on November 8, 2019.In April 2020,while self-quarantining together theFogerty Family,featuringJohn with his sonsShane, Tyler and daughter Kelsy, gathered in their home studioto play some music together. A weekly video series began and became so popular that a digital EP,Fogerty’s Factory,was released via BMG onFogerty’s 75thBirthday, May 28, 2020. An extended,Fogerty’s Factoryfull album was released on November 20, 2020.
George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Since 1976, they’ve sold over 15 million albums, built a classic catalog of hits, and played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows. They broke records with their 50 Dates/50 States Tour, delivered landmark performances at Live Aid and on SNL, and became mainstays of radio, MTV and stages worldwide for more than two generations. Through it all, they’ve remained one of the most consistent – and consistently passionate – progenitors of blues-based rock in pop culture history.
For the past 45 years, it’s been very good to be George Thorogood & The Destroyers. And in 2021, their Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years Of Rock will prove why like never before.
“If you’re content, you may as well be dead.” George laughs with his familiar rasp. “I think everyone has thoughts about retiring, but the phone keeps ringing. You want me and The Destroyers to come to your town, set up our gear, wear some cool threads and play ‘Who Do You Love?’ End of conversation. Let’s rock!”