Joe Michael "Dusty" Hill Bassist and Vocalist of ZZ Top Has Died at 72

July 28, 2021

“We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston,” the group wrote. “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.'” - ZZ Top

From Vic Stah Milien:

"ZZ Top was the first cassette tape I ever owned. My mom & dad bought me a Mako Guitar, Peavey Amp, and a ZZ Top Cassette Afterburner. It was 1985 and I was well on my way to rocking out the sounds of these dudes right there in my hometown of Houston"