Dusty Hill, the bassist for the bearded band ZZ Top, died Wednesday, after taking time off from touring because he was having issues with his hip. He was just 72.
Famous for hits such as “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Gimme All Your Lovin'” the Texas group was huge in the ’80s and continued to perform to sell-out crowds.
Tributes from fellow musicians have flooded in.
“Man am I sad to hear this,” Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea said in statemeent. “A true rocker, Dusty Hill, who laid it down deep and real. I will always listen to you, as will anyone who ever wanted to rock out, and we will all be moved.”
Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley said he’ll cherish all the times their bands shared the stage.
“So unique. Always a gentleman from the days of us opening for them through the recent days of them opening for us,” Stanley said. “I don’t know what to say but ‘Thank you’ and ‘Rest however you damn well choose!’”