Foo Fighters saluted ZZ Top‘s late-bassist, Dusty Hill, during their stop in Cincinnati on July 29th, according to NME.com. Drummer Taylor Hawkins sported and T-shirt which read, “Dusty RIP,” with the band playing a bit of ZZ Top’s “Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers” and “La Grange” in honor of Hill, who died in his sleep on July 27th at age 72.
On Friday (July 30th), ZZ Top played its first gig since the death of Dusty Hilli n Tuscaloosa, Alabama. After the show’s opening number, “Got Me Under Pressure,” an upbeat Billy F. Gibbons addressed the crowd, stating: “We’re gonna have a good time in here tonight. . . ‘Got a new guy up here, as you know. Dusty gave me the directive. My friend, your pal, Elwood Francis, is gonna hold it down behind me.” The band then launched into their classic cover of Sam & Dave‘s “I Thank You.”
As the show progressed, he name-checked Hill’s replacement one more time adding: “How about that Elwood, tearing up that bottom there for Dusty” and joked that Francis was growing a beard to fit his new role in the ‘Top. (Rolling Stone)