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ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band from Texas (2019)

The story of how three oddball teenage bluesmen became one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet.

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Sam Dunn
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Billy Gibbons ... Self (as Billy F. Gibbons)
Dusty Hill ... Self
Frank Beard ... Self
ZZ Top ... Themselves
Robin Hood Brians Robin Hood Brians ... Self - owner of Robin Hood Studios (as Robin Brians)
Josh Homme ... Self (as Joshua Homme)
Terry Manning ... Self
'Country' Winston Marshall 'Country' Winston Marshall ... Self (as Winston Marshall)
Steve Miller ... Self
Howard Bloom ... Self - publicist for ZZ Top from 1976 to 1979
Ralph Fisher ... Self - animal trainer and former rodeo-clown
Billy Bob Thornton ... Self
Tim Newman ... Self
Dan Auerbach ... Self
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Produced by the Emmy award-winning Banger Films, ZZ TOP: THAT LITTLE OL' BAND FROM TEXAS tells the story of how Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard became one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet, all while maintaining a surrealist mystique that continues to intrigue fans and entice onlookers 50 years after the band's inception. Buoyed by candid band interviews, never-before-seen archive, animation, celebrity fan testimonials (Billy Bob Thornton, Joshua Homme and more), and an intimate performance at the legendary Gruene Hall shot exclusively for this documentary, "That Little Ol' Band" runs the gamut, from the absurd to the poignant, from squalid Texas bars to MTV heroics, all in celebration of this notoriously private, but larger than life, power trio. In the end, ZZ TOP: THAT LITTLE OL' BAND FROM TEXAS unravels the extraordinary tale of a band whose image we know, but whose story we don't.

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When Beard auditioned to join Gibbons in a new band (because he had lost nearly all his mates in The Moving Sidewalks to either the draft or going on with their lives), Beard says, "I was jacked up on speed, so I made him jam for eight hours." He urged Gibbons to give his friend Dusty Hill a shot at bass, so at his audition the guitarist suggested they try a "shuffle in C," which, Gibbons recalls, "lasted for three solid, uninterrupted hours." Hill was in. See more »

Quotes

Dusty Hill: We've never said we're a blues band; we are interpreters of the blues.
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Soundtracks

Just Got Paid
Written by Billy Gibbons and Bill Ham
Performed by ZZ Top
Published by BMG Rights Management Canady obo Music Of Stage Three
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By arrrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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If you've ever wondered about the TRUE history of ZZ Top, you should watch it
26 July 2019 | by DoogieHowdySee all my reviews

Had the chance to watch a release of this on a Norweigan site while the boyZZ were touring Europe. QUITE entertaining! These guys are the single, longest-lasting band together with the original members, for 50 years now and are still touring strong. Always mysterious, you'll learn things behind the beards (and the Beard) you probably never knew. It's very well done and extremely entertaining. They're Hall of Famers, "Official Heroes for the State of Texas" and three really nice guys. They're ZZ Top. Nuff' said!


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English

Release Date:

4 September 2019 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band from Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

Nashville, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$14,879

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,879
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