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ZZ Top drives 'Eliminator' home Part 4

The momentum launched by Eliminator propelled ZZ Top through the rest of the ’90s. The next several years found the boys digging deeper into the new technology. And with a bigger budget, the trio’s live shows became Vegas-worthy extravaganzas.

ZZ Top drives 'Eliminator' home Part 3

"One of the key pieces to [ZZ Top’s] sound is the fact that as musical instrument manufacturers starting inventing new contraptions to play on, we embraced them with a sense of experimentation,” remembers Billy Gibbons with a laugh. “Of course, as the old saying goes, we instantly threw the manuals out the window. So a lot of that stuff was purely experimental, and at the same time we didn’t hesitate to embrace it. It was really interesting.