ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill has died after suffering hip issues — but his band member Billy Gibbons said the “show must go on” as the bassist’s funeral is expected to take place next week.
Speaking to Variety on Thursday afternoon, Gibbon’s said: “The show must go on. Don’t forget it.”
His interview comes as the remaining ZZ Top band members will resume their tour on Friday, Variety reported.
The 72-year-old rock icon passed away in his sleep at his home in Houston, Texas, the band confirmed on Wednesday.
Hill recently suffered from a hip injury that forced him to drop out of several shows over the past week. However, it is not clear if that is related to his sudden death.
Elwood Francis is taking Hill’s place as ZZ Top’s guitarist, copying Hill’s iconic beard as well.
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