Addiction/recovery organization named after late Byrds/Flying Burrito Brothers guitarist will mark its official launch in Austin, Texas, next month with a star-studded concert, followed by a private VIP fundraiser
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Don’t ever accuse Wanda Jackson of resting on her laurels or living in the past.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member (and contemporary of Elvis Presley) took time during her South by Southwest showcase Wednesday night to perform new material alongside her classics as well as say a few kind words about producer Jack White.
"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.
Changes ahead: There was a new decade underway and a new musical wave, with clothes and haircuts as electrified as the tech-heavy songs being played — or programmed. There was also a new TV channel that played music-video clips all day and night, so those clothes and haircuts became that much more important. How could three boogie blues players already in their thirties (and wearing that long facial hair) find a place among the slickly presented and produced musicians of this new generation?