ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons, 71, shows off his unusual sense of style in a quirky hat as he shops in Beverly Hills
Billy Gibbons showed off his unusual sense of style as he shopped in Beverly Hills on Wednesday.
The ZZ Top frontman, 71, donned a very quirky gray tasseled hat as he made his way to Bristol Farms in California pushing a cart.
He completed his look with a pair of dark jeans, a navy jacket and a white shirt and looked in good spirits for the outing.
Outside: ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons, 71, showed off his unusual sense of style as he shopped in a very quirky hat in Beverly Hills on Wednesday
He wore a black mask according to local rules amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Billy, who is ZZ Top’s lead guitarist and vocalist, formed the band in 1969 before releasing the band’s debut album in 1971.
The band lost bassist Dusty Hill in July last year after he died in his sleep at the age of 72.
Star: Billy, who is ZZ Top’s lead guitarist and vocalist, formed the band in 1969 before releasing the band’s debut album in 1971 (pictured in 2015)
The rocker, who was one of the founding members of the legendary 1970s rock band, had health issues before he died.
Dusty had to sit down during one of his last performances with his band. After the set, the star was helped offstage.
The performance was with bandmates Billy and Frank Beard, 72, on July 18 at the Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville, Kentucky.
He sat on a large speaker for the entire show and, according to TMZ, had to be helped off stage.
Hitmakers: The band lost bassist Dusty Hill in July last year after he died in his sleep aged 72 (Billy is pictured with Dusty in 2019)
Tops: ZZ Top released Tres Hombres in 1973, which reached No. 8 on Billboard’s 200 albums chart. The group is seen above in this undated file photo. From left to right: Beard, Gibbons and Hill
Dusty had to drop out of later ZZ Top performances while nursing a hip injury.
After Dusty’s death, Billy admitted “the aqueducts (have) been coming and going” since his bandmate’s passing, but spoke of the musician’s desire to see the band continue.
He told Variety, “I had a few moments with the aqueducts coming and going, and I really felt a sense of relief.
Hard to share: ‘We are saddened to learn today that our compadre, Dusty Hill, passed away in his sleep at his home in Houston, TX,’ a statement said in July
‘I said, ‘Gee whiz, maybe I’m human after all.’ It comes from a very deep and glorious place, in terms of knowing that after 50 years with the guy, we were all united at – no pun intended – united at the hip.
“But knowing that we can carry forward his wishes and give him all due respect… You know, he was adamant.
“He said, ‘I’m going to come down and see what happens. In the meantime, the show must go on. Do not forget it. And he was pointing his finger and shaking it.
The trio: The news was shared by his bandmates, Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard in July. The image above shows the band in 1984. From left to right: Hill, Gibbons and Beard