ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Shares Animated Video For “Jingle Bell Blues”

Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) has shared an animated video for his latest single “Jingle Bell Blues.” The track is a reworked version of the holiday classic “Jingle Bells” and it can be purchased as a limited edition 7 inch HERE.

Gibbons previously commented:

“It dawned on us that everybody loves Christmas music and everybody loves the Jimmy Reed blues vibe, so we figured we’d combine them. We threw in some hot rod references for good measure because our preferred sleigh is the horsepower-propelled kind.

I suppose it could have been produced with a small hole and we wouldn’t have had to deal with the adapter, but this is, at its essence, a juke box record. It was even mixed with that in mind

Around Christmas, it always seems that there are five to ten holiday selections listed in the lower right corner of a typical juke box in a typical juke joint, the song titles and artist names printed on wreath-bedecked title strips. Our hope is for ‘Jingle Bell Blues’ to be one of those records. Bing Crosby, David Bowie, Elvis, Brenda Lee, Jose Feliciano, Otis Redding, Mariah Carey, Nat King Cole, Gene Autry, and not forgetting Adam Sandler, need some company and we’d be thrilled to provide it in the spirit of the season.”

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Releases New Single “Jingle Bell Blues”

Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) has released a new single called “Jingle Bell Blues.” The track is a reworked version of the holiday classic “Jingle Bells” and it can be streamed below. You can also purchase it as a limited edition 7 inch HERE.

Gibbons commented:

“It dawned on us that everybody loves Christmas music and everybody loves the Jimmy Reed blues vibe, so we figured we’d combine them. We threw in some hot rod references for good measure because our preferred sleigh is the horsepower-propelled kind.

I suppose it could have been produced with a small hole and we wouldn’t have had to deal with the adapter, but this is, at its essence, a juke box record. It was even mixed with that in mind

Around Christmas, it always seems that there are five to ten holiday selections listed in the lower right corner of a typical juke box in a typical juke joint, the song titles and artist names printed on wreath-bedecked title strips. Our hope is for ‘Jingle Bell Blues’ to be one of those records. Bing Crosby, David Bowie, Elvis, Brenda Lee, Jose Feliciano, Otis Redding, Mariah Carey, Nat King Cole, Gene Autry, and not forgetting Adam Sandler, need some company and we’d be thrilled to provide it in the spirit of the season.”

Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) To Release New Solo Album “Hardware” In June, Premieres “West Coast Junkie” Video

Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) has announced that his new solo album “Hardware” will be released on June 4. You can find a video for the effort’s first single, “West Coast Junkie,” below. Gibbons commented:

“We holed up in the desert for a few weeks in the heat of the summer and that in itself was pretty intense. To let off steam we just ‘let it rock’ and that’s what Hardware is really all about. For the most part, it’s a raging rocker but always mindful of the desert’s implicit mystery.”

“Hardware” Track Listing:

01. “My Lucky Card”
02. “She’s On Fire”
03. “More-More-More
04. “Shuffle, Step & Slide”
05. “Vagabond Man”
06. “Spanish Fly”
07. “West Coast Junkie”
08. “Stackin’ Bones” (featuring Larkin Poe)
09. “I Was A Highway”
10. “S-G-L-M-B-B-R”
11. “Hey Baby, Que Paso” (Texas Tornados cover)
12. “Desert High”

Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) Premieres “Rollin’ And Tumblin'” Video

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons has shared an official video for his cover of “Rollin’ and Tumblin’.” This track appears on his 2018 solo album “The Big Bad Blues.” Gibbons said the following about the song, which was originally recorded by Hambone Willie Newbern in 1929:

“Rollin’ and Tumblin’ is the musical embodiment of our favored slogan ‘blues you can use,’. No matter how it’s interpreted, it’s the sound of the now and the future, too! We’re happy to have it out again as our contribution to continuum that is the blues.”