Billy Gibbons Plans New Moving Sidewalks Album

©Sandrine Lee

©Sandrine Lee

Billy Gibbons has told ABC News Radio that he is planning a new Moving Sidewalks album once ZZ Top finish their current tour. Plans for the record go back to the Moving Sidewalks’ reunion gigs in 2013, which marked their first performances since the band split up in 1969. After the shows, Gibbons recalled getting together with the other members of the band and asking, “Why not? Let’s bring it up to date.”

Gibbons teased a sound that blurs the lines between eras in his career. “Once we lit the fuse then it became a game of lighting a fire, which brought us back into the studio … And there is a bona fide studio revisitation of some ZZ Top-inspired Moving Sidewalks numbers,” he said, adding that the band’s chemistry makes this more than a reunion for nostalgia’s sake. “Talk about players — those guys are fierce. They are not afraid of getting down with it.”

Although it’s still too early to talk details, Gibbons teased a sound that blurs the lines between eras in his career. “Once we lit the fuse then it became a game of lighting a fire, which brought us back into the studio … And there is a bona fide studio revisitation of some ZZ Top-inspired Moving Sidewalks numbers,” he said, adding that the band’s chemistry makes this more than a reunion for nostalgia’s sake. “Talk about players — those guys are fierce. They are not afraid of getting down with it.”

The band released a belated compilation in 2013 entitled ‘The Complete Moving Sidewalks


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