ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and electronica specialist David Guetta have collaborated on “eight or 10 cuts” which are expected to appear shortly.
Texas trio ZZ Top - whose biggest hit was Gimme All Your Lovin' -were on tour throughout Europe in June, after which Gibbons travelled to Ibiza where he met Guetta.
“I wanted to know how they did certain things, and of course they were badgering me to bring the guitar to the forefront,” Gibbons told Billboard.
“They said, ‘Y’know, the only thing missing in dance music is a good guitar player.’ I said, ‘Let’s see if we can bring the two together and make it shake.’”
Gibbons is keenly aware that the idea of ZZ Top’s loping raunch-rock wedded to pulsing electronica sounds unfeasible.
“But a lot of people have overlooked the fact that one of the things that made (ZZ Top’s]) Eliminator (album) so interesting was the opportunity to go into that experimental side of things and fool around with the coolest new toys that could be found in the recording studio, “ he says. “I'm always fascinated by that, so my time in Spain was very fruitful.”