| Documentary, Biography, Music
The story of how three oddball teenage bluesmen became one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet.
When Gibbons's Houston band was booked to open for The Jimi Hendrix Experience, the only way they could fill their assigned 40-minute time slot was to include the two Hendrix songs they knew, "Foxy Lady" and "Purple Haze." As he revved into the opening chords of the latter, Gibbons spied Hendrix staring at him from the wings. When he came off, Gibbons says, Hendrix told him: "I like you. You got a lotta nerve."
Himself, owner of Robin Hood Studios:
ZZ Top plays the blues, but they don't sing the blues. They turn the blues into party music.