Dusty Hill
American musician
Dusty Hill
Joseph Michael "Dusty" Hill is the bassist and co-vocalist with the American rock group ZZ Top.
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A Chorus Of Poets, Differently Caroling
Huffington Post - 2 months
At a recent literary/gala reading in Los Angeles, I found myself cringing a bit as the renowned poet Rita Dove was introduced to the audience as a "national treasure". Certainly the word-choice was meant to be extravagantly laudatory, though inevitably accompanying the "national treasure" accolade, I knew, would be "lifetime achievement" awards (and also inevitably) a review reassuring readers that this poet-treasure was "not a poet of the past" - that she is, in fact, actually "read" by an au courant public! The unacknowledged assumption inherent in all this courtly mean-well is unwittingly dismissive: that poets of a certain age are perhaps a bit past their "shelf date" relevancy. This assumption derives, naturally, from a "brand" sensibility, a product-mindset - from which poetry was fortunately exempt for a long time, mainly because it was not looked upon by our broad U.S. culture as "marketable". Poetry was not considered marketable because few people read in general and ...
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And to All a Warm Night
Huffington Post - about 1 year
'Twas the night before Christmas, And asleep in his car Were the vet's wife and sweet children As he touches his scar. It is far too easy to envision a homeless veteran sleeping in his car this Christmas Eve. He's shivering, trying to shake off the cold that can't be shaken off because it has burrowed into the very marrow of his bones. What's more heartbreaking to imagine are his 6-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter in the back seat, both trembling against their mother, as she desperately tries to use her body heat to warm them. But it's a losing battle; that same bone-chilling cold has them shivering as well. To them, Christmas will mean a hot ham dinner and a candy cane served at a soup kitchen. Now imagine that same father and mother, "she in her kerchief, and he in his cap," in their children's oh-so-perfectly warm rooms at night, tucking them in, then reading them The Night Before Christmas, as the children sink their heads into their soft pillows, in their v ...
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Everything You Need To Know About The 2013 World Series From A(dam Wainwright) To Z(Z Top)
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Adam Wainwright. The starter in Game 1 for the St. Louis Cardinals, Wainwright has continued his postseason dominance into 2013. Having famously sealed the Cardinals trip to the 2006 World Series with a knee-buckling curveball to Carlos Beltran, then with the New York Mets, Waino has produced sterling career postseason numbers: The 32-year-old righty has a 4-1 record and 4 saves to go with a 2.10 ERA in the postseason. Boston Strong: The outfield at Fenway Park has been adorned with the "B Strong" logo throughout the postseason, a symbol of Boston's unity and resilience following the bombings at the Boston Marathon. The bombing occurred just a short walk from Fenway Park and the team has honored first responders and victims throughout the season and during the playoffs. Carlos Beltran. At age 36, Beltran is making his first appearance in the World Series. Despite putting up incredible stats during previous postseason trips with the Astros, Mets and Cardinals, the switch-hitting ou ...
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Steven Rosen: The 30 Best Post 50 Albums Of 2012
Huffington Post - about 4 years
(Written/Compiled for Rock's Backpages, www.rocksbackpages.com) THE 84 ROCK'S BACKPAGES contributors -- and other invited music aficionados who participated in its second Senior Moments poll -- had a heap of fun with their list titles. As if "senior moments" and "silver-haired top tens" (both coined by RBP's editorial director Barney Hoskyns) weren't sly enough, David Quantick came up with the wonderful acronym MOPO -- "Music of Older People Origin." Robert (Robot) Hull rather bluntly labeled his submission "Top Ten Albums of the Year by Old Farts." Tim Riley's tag was "Geezer Youth." Holly Gleason called hers "Top 10 Dinosaur Rock Records." We could go on. And yet, for all the merriment, there was also commitment to the cause. While rock may have started as youth music, and that's still an artistically vital and commercially lucrative part of it, it is indeed only a part of it. Older musicians who were influenced by rock and all its related streams -- country, sou ...
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Christopher Drozd: Runnin' Nekkid
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"You made this happen," said my friend Roy Wallack as we met outside the Santa Monica, Calif. public library's auditorium. Roy's a Los Angeles Times fitness columnist, and the author of numerous books, including the popular "Bike for Life." I'm there to buy his latest book and hear his presentation on "Barefoot Running, Step by Step." He continues, "You introduced me to Pose Method for that technique article in Runner's World some years back, which led to barefoot running, and then to Ken Bob who lived just 10 miles from me." Co-author Ken Bob added, from behind his graying, Dusty Hill beard, "Yeah, it's all your fault." After 20 years of runnin' nekkid, barefoot Ken Bob Saxton is a well-known barefoot running personality. His 3:19 marathon isn't particularly remarkable until you consider he ran it, and some 76 other marathons, and several hundred shorter races, without shoes. "Born to Run" author Christopher McDougall says when it comes to barefoot running, "Ken Bob is the ...
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Rock Hall responds to Axl Rose, confirms Chili Peppers to play
LATimes - almost 5 years
This post has been corrected. Plase see note at bottom for details. Guns N' Roses founding member Axl Rose had a message Wednesday for the the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which will hold its induction ceremony in Cleveland on Saturday without him. "I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me," Rose wrote in a letter unveiled on Pop & Hiss. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has heard Rose's declaration and now responded. “We are sorry Axl will not be able to accept his Induction in person," read a statement from a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame spokeswoman. So ... that settles that? Probably not, as the spokeswoman noted that "other members" of the band are still on the guest list. As of Thursday afternoon, Guns N' Roses slinger Slash was still planning to attend, and longtime bassist Duff McKagan will be in Cleveland promoting a book.   PHOTOS: Axl Rose's famous feuds ...
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Popular Demand
NYTimes - over 5 years
Ticketmaster began in 1976 as a telephone ticket service for music concerts and expanded into sports and other entertainment events. It leads the industry, and still offers tickets for artists like Chris Brown or ZZ Top, above, with Dusty Hill, left, and Billy Gibbon. Competition is fierce in the ticket sales industry, especially between Live
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ZZ Top at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Aug. 26 - Hartford Courant
Google News - over 5 years
ZZ Top, the Texas trio of Billy Gibbons on guitar, Dusty Hill on Bass and Frank Beard on drums bring theirblues roots music Ives Concert Park in Danbury Aug. 25 and at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Aug. 26. The band has been together with the same lineup since
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ZZ Top at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Aug. 26 - Hartford Courant
Google News - over 5 years
ZZ Top, the Texas trio of Billy Gibbons on guitar, Dusty Hill on Bass and Frank Beard on drums bring theirblues roots music Ives Concert Park in Danbury Aug. 25 and at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Aug
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ZZ Top, Joan Jett rock marine museum - So Md News
Google News - over 5 years
Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill transitioned through several sets of guitars during the duration of the show, including their recognizable white, feathered pair. Choreographed two-step moves and guitar sways marked Gibbons and Hill's stage presence
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LV MUSIC: ZZ Top plays short show from long career at Mountain Laurel Center - Allentown Morning Call (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Guitarist Billy Gibbons and bassist Dusty Hill, both now in their early 60s, as is drummer Frank Beard, did everything they did in their videos back in the day – if a bit slower. They swung their guitars togther. They stood behind each other to sway in
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ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons discusses blues, beards and more - Lehighvalleylive.com
Google News - over 5 years
Gibbons and his fellow band members — bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard — have been making women, and their guitars, squeal for more than four decades. Though the band had developed a sizeable following by the late 1970s, it wasn't until
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ZZ Top, Lynryd Skynyrd coming to American Bank Center on Oct. 21 - Corpus Christi Caller Times
Google News - over 5 years
MICHELLE CHRISTENSON/CALLER-TIMES File ZZ Top's bassist Dusty Hill (left) and guitarist Billy Gibbons rock the stage at the American Bank Center in 2007. The group is returning Oct. 21 with Lynyrd Skynyrd
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ZZ still tops here and beyond - nwitimes.com
Google News - over 5 years
Guitarist and vocalist Billy Gibbons, bassist/vocalist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard are often referred to by their faithful as "that little ol' band from Texas," but their catalog of classic albums has proven anything but diminutive
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A (Partial) List of Things I’ve Done With Sources
D Magazine - over 5 years
Since there has been a fair amount of controversy on the lines you can and cannot cross with a source, here is a partial list of things I have probably done with sources. Smoked cigarettes Drank drinks Slept in their van Ate crab cakes (even though I’ve been a vegetarian for a decade) (even though I didn’t like crab cakes even when I wasn’t) Took a (bad) photo of them in front of a statue of Stevie Ray Vaughan Accosted Dusty Hill, bass player from ZZ Top, at some sort of … party? Believed that they smoked crack on accident that one time Watched a stupid football game on Thanksgiving Hired a vital staff member Pretended I had met someone I hadn’t Invented a fairly believable scenario about meeting that person that wasn’t so much invented as stolen from someone who had actually met that person Walked a dog Agreed with him that, yes, that code enforcement guy was a total bitch Let her pay for lunch even though I knew that was wrong and I felt bad about it, bu ...
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Southern Maryland's busy summer - So Md News
Google News - over 5 years
Formed in Texas more than 40 years ago, ZZ Top is one of the few storied rock bands that retains its original members: Billy Gibbons (guitar, lead vocals, harmonica); Dusty Hill (bass, vocals); and Frank Beard (drums, percussion)
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dusty Hill
    TEENAGE
  • 1969
    Age 19
    In 1969, Hill was a member of a fake version of the British band The Zombies with Beard.
    More Details Hide Details In 1968, the band decided to leave the Dallas–Fort Worth area and relocate to Houston. At this time, however, guitarist Rocky Hill wanted to focus on "straight blues", while Dusty wanted the band to rock more. Rocky left the band and Dusty and Beard moved to Houston, joining guitarist/vocalist Billy Gibbons of Houston psychedelic-rockers Moving Sidewalks in the recently formed ZZ Top just after they released their first single in 1969. Dusty Hill's on-screen appearances include Back to the Future Part III, Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme, WWE Raw and Deadwood, and as himself in the 11th-season episode of King of the Hill, "Hank Gets Dusted", in which Hank Hill is said to be Dusty's cousin. He also made an appearance on The Drew Carey Show as himself auditioning for a spot in Drew's band, but is rejected because of his attachment to his trademark beard which he refers to as a 'Texas Goatee'.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Born
    Born on May 19, 1949.
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