Tributes to ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill: Paul Stanley, Bootsy Collins, Slash, Flea and more pay tribute online

The band is expected to continue on rocking without Hill, at his request.

The music world has reacted to the passing of Dusty Hill, with many paying tribute to the late ZZ Top bassist on social media.

Hill’s bandmates broke the news of his death yesterday (29 July) in a statement shared on Facebook: “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX.”

“We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top. We will forever be connected to that ‘Blues Shuffle in C. You will be missed greatly, amigo.”

ZZ Top will continue on after Hill’s passing, according to rock radio host Eddie Trunk who shared a text message he got from guitarist Billy Gibbons.

“Billy told me okay to share w/fans: As Dusty said upon his departure, ‘Let the show go on!’ and…with respect, we’ll do well to get beyond this and honour his wishes.”

Paul Stanley of KISS tweeted: “Always a gentleman from the days of us opening for them through the recent days of them opening for us. I don’t know what to say but ‘Thank you’ and ‘Rest however you damn well choose!’”

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea wrote on Instagram: “Man am I sad to hear this. 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. I heard it on the X, beer drinkers and hell raisers. Rest In Peace my bass brother, you jam infinity.”

“We are devastated to hear about Dusty’s passing,” John Fogerty tweeted. “We were so blessed to share the stage with the great Dusty and ZZ Top many times, and if that wasn’t Rock and Roll heaven, I don’t know what is. The show we did together just last week would be his last. So heartbreaking.”

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