It’s been a sad week for the rock music community. We’ve just shared the sad loss of former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison and not long following his death, the music community lost another legend.
This time a bassist from ZZ Top, the band’s legendary bassist Dusty Hill passed away at 72. According to Dusty Hill’s bandmates, he passed away at his home, in Houston Texas. They’ve posted a statement from social media accounts to share Dusty Hill’s loss.
“We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX,” the surviving ZZ Top members write. “We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top’. We will forever be connected to that “Blues Shuffle in C. You will be missed greatly, amigo.”
After sharing the sad news about legendary bassist Dusty Hill, ZZ Top decided to cancel all their upcoming shows. This June, ZZ Top announced a 75 concerts massive tour, kicking off this month. Dusty Hill wasn’t on stage for the first event because of a hip injury. This was supposed to be a “short detour” as they’ve said. Currently, there isn’t any information if ZZ Top will continue their mega tour with a stand-in bassist or if they’ll cancel the tour entirely. We will share any updates about it.
Reactions To Dusty Hill’s Death
Paul Stanley, Ozzy Osbourne, John Fogerty, Flea, Zakk Wylde, Warren Haynes, Tony Iommi, David Coverdale, Scorpions, Foghat, Kentucky Headhunters, Blackberry Smoke, Steve Miller Band, 38 Special, and the Allman Brothers Band included the rock musicians and colleagues who expressed their condolences via social media. Dusty Hill was discussed on August 6 in the Last Word obituary show on BBC Radio 4. Phil Robertson, the star of Duck Dynasty, said that Hill’s widow had requested him to deliver the eulogy during the memorial ceremony. On August 7, 2021, Dusty Hill was buried during a private ceremony.
Famous musicians reacted to Dusty Hill’s death via their social media accounts. Ossy Osbourne tweeted “Rest In Peace #DustyHill of @ZZTop. My thoughts go out to @BillyfGibbons and Frank Beard and all the #ZZTop fans around the world” while Alex Skolnick said “Tough week in music. Damn.” pointing out to another loss this week. There are plenty of famous faces from rock music who shared their sad reactions through their social media accounts.
What is ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill’s cause of death?
At 72, Dusty Hill passed away at his home in Houston, Texas, on July 28, 2021. Later, Dusty Hill’s wife said that he wanted to continue his physical treatment for his persistent bursitis.
According to Hill’s desires, Gibbons indicated ZZ Top will carry on with bassist Elwood Francis, the group’s longstanding guitar tech. To quote Gibbons, “Give Elwood the bottom end, and carry it to the top, Dusty firmly said, grabbing my arm. Friend, he meant it. He did, in fact.”
We share our condolences and wish all the best to the family and friends of Dusty Hill. As we’ve said before, we will post any updates about the future of ZZ Top as soon as they’ve publicly announced.