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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
Josh Homme ... Self
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 »

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Tim Newman: [on the comic, magic persona he devised for the band in their early MTV videos] Their mission was to help young people who were having a real crappy life.
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Band with a heart the size of Texas
8 March 2020 | by crmorgan6See all my reviews

Loved seeing the guys progress from a 60's psychedelic rock band into the early 70's MTV juggernaut that they became. Bummed, however, that they left out the notorious time Tonya Harding skated to 'Sleeping Bag' in a professional competition.


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13 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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