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Billy Gibbons: Rhythmeen & Blues

Mike Mettler, Guitar, May 1997

SEEING ZZ TOP'S Billy Gibbons without his trademark shades on is like viewing the emperor with no clothes: it's a startling vision. Yet here's the Reverend Billy F. himself, decked out in a weather-beaten leather ensemble and a striped ski cap, his shades taking up quiet residence on a nearby couch while the lanky Texan is on the phone to the concierge of the ritzy New York City hotel he's staying at to take care of some important business.

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