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ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Ready For First Gig in More Than 40 Years with the Moving Sidewalks

Moving Sidewalks
Sandrine Lee

Tonight (March 30), Billy Gibbons will perform with the Moving Sidewalks, the band he was in prior to forming ZZ Top, for the first time since their 1969 breakup. In a new interview, Gibbons described what it was like to return to his garage-rock roots.

“We’re taking things in reverse,” he told the Village Voice. “The enticement of unlearning is certainly working its magic with the band and being able to tag the energy that was flying around in 1967 is rewarding.”

The Moving Sidewalks are playing at B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill in New York as part of the Cavestomp! series of garage-rock concerts. What was originally expected to be a one-off show to celebrate the release of ‘The Complete Moving Sidewalks‘ has resulted in a second date — in Austin, Texas on April 28 — and some new material that will be recorded in the near future.

“What’s been fascinating is what it has stimulated in the way of writing,” he continued. “Not only have we gotten together and polished up existing songs, but we’ve started writing in that style.”

The project has the full blessing of his ZZ Top bandmates, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard. “They’re kind of excited, asked me if I can get them tickets,” Gibbons said.

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