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    R.I.P. Dusty Hill

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    WOW. Rip.
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    ZZ Top were in an episode of King Of The Hill, where we find out that Dusty and Hank are cousins. Apparently, at Hank and Peggy's wedding reception, Dusty got up onstage with the band and played an 18 minute version of Radar Love with a bass solo in it.

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    WHOA.

    Oh, damn.

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    Man, this sh*t is getting old. Every week news of the passing of a great musician from my era.

    Dusty, with your long white beard and colorful suits, you're going to fit right in.
    Thank you for sharing your musical soul to us these many decades.
    You brought joy to people with your music, fly high sir!
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    Sad news.RIP Dusty.
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    No no no!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Man, this sh*t is getting old. Every week news of the passing of a great musician from my era.
    Yeah, well, that's the funny thing about age: the longer you live, the more likely it is that your number is going to be up soon. It sucks, but that's the way it is. And it not just musicians, it's actors, artists, etc.

    But it's known different than say, in the 1980's, when all the stars from the 30's-50's were regularly passing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    Yeah, well, that's the funny thing about age: the longer you live, the more likely it is that your number is going to be up soon. It sucks, but that's the way it is. And it not just musicians, it's actors, artists, etc.

    But it's known different than say, in the 1980's, when all the stars from the 30's-50's were regularly passing.
    dude, I live in a retirement community here in Florida, those reminders are around us every day.
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    Sad, but true...

    I remember, some comedian(may have been Groucho Marx) once joked "I don't read the obituary column anymore, my name might be in it"..lol
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    Oh shit - one of my favorite bands - never forget how Fandango blew me away then Tres Hombres and Rio Grande Mud - just loved the band and his bass playing was always so right. I actually bumped into him in a casino in Atlantic City many years ago, same evening Senator Al Dimato ran up to me and grabbed my (then very red) beard “for good luck”. I guess he didn’t see Dusty was there. RIP Dusty.

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    Wow. End of an era... he will be missed.
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    yikes, totally unexpected (to me anyways)

    RIP Dusty
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Damn sad news. RIP.

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    So sad about it. FAB player!
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    Sad news. RIP.
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    De Guello is the first album that comes to mind when I hear the name Dusty Hill. Rest in peace, hombre.

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    Well this is sad news, indeed. Great bassist, great singer... R.I.P. Dusty... and ZZ.

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    It's strange....yesterday I listened to hours of ZZ Top while working...Deguello, Fandango, Tres Hombres, Rio Grande Mud.......after not having spun them for ages. Then, to wake up and see this news this morning.....
    "And this is the chorus.....or perhaps it's a bridge...."

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    Rest in Peace, Dusty.

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    Sad to hear. RIP.

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    Pluto TV in the US is playing a 2013 ZZ Top concert from Montreux right now (0900 EST) - and I think this was already on the schedule.

    *they followed up with a Texas concert and will replay the Montreux gig straight after it.
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    Surprising, and another kick in the groin.
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    sad news for sure...

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    I haven't listened to much of them in ages, but I remember never wanting to switch/turn them off as a child. A very good player and seemingly decent human being is taken from us again! This is starting to be absurd.
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    Loved them in the 70's. Tres Hombres was my favorite. Every song is great! I work for a major car rental company in Burbank California and about 10 years ago the band walked into my rental office. As soon as they appeared I said "Welcome beer drinkers and hell raisers!" They all smiled and said in their Texas drawl a big "Howdy!" I rented them a car and had a nice talk with them. I remembered the inside cover photo of Tres Hombres which showed a huge photo of a mouth watering Tex-Mex meal that made you drool, especially after hitting the bong I asked about it, and they said the restaurant was in San Antonio. That night I revisited Tres Hombres after not hearing it for many years, and it sounded just as great as in the 70's and IMO is a vital classic rock album. Sad to hear of Dusty's passing. And I hope ZZ Top will find another bass player to fill Dusty's boots. RIP amigo.
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