Dusty Hill Net Worth
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Dusty Hill is an American musician who is best known as is the bassist, keyboardist, and co-vocalist of the rock group ZZ Top who has a net worth of $60 million dollars at the time of his death. However, it is not possible to make an exact calculation about the fortune of this great Singer. We have estimated Dusty Hill’s net worth, salary, money, income, and assets.
|Net Worth:||$60 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 19, 1949 (72 years old)|
|Profession:||Singer, Songwriter, Bassist, Musician, Singer-songwriter|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Dusty Hill Died
The bassist and founder of the ZZ Top band Dusty Hill died this Wednesday at the age of 72 at his home in Houston (Texas), as announced by the musical group itself on social networks.
“We are saddened to hear that our friend, Dusty Hill, passed away in his sleep at his home in Houston, Texas,” band members Frank Beard and Billy Gibbons wrote in a statement.
I hate that my social media has become more of an obituary but such is life, young or old, we are but mere mortals when our time comes.
— Jeff Scott Soto (@jeffscottsoto) July 28, 2021
In it, they have indicated that they will miss “his firm presence, his good nature and his lasting commitment” to provide “that monumental background to the ‘Top'”. «We will always be connected to that ‘Blues Shuffle in C’. We will miss you, friend », they have fired.
In 1969 he founded, together with drummer Frank Beard and guitarist Billy Gibbons, the blues/rock band ZZ Top, which became popular after the 1983 release of the album ‘Eliminator’, with which it sold more than 17 million copies.
Who is ZZ Top?
ZZ Top is an American group of southern rock, blues, and hard rock formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The group’s members are Billy Gibbons vocals and guitar, Dusty Hill bass and vocals, and Frank Beard drums. They have the merit of being one of the few rock groups that still retains its original members after more than 40 years, in addition to having kept the same manager and producer, Bill Ham. They reached the peak of their commercial success in the ’70s and 80s, but they continue to tour and release records to this day. ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 15, 2004.
Gibbons and Hill are also famous for the quirky guitars they use, many of them co-designed with master luthier John Bolin. Gibbons and Hill are always portrayed wearing sunglasses (a nod to their 1979 song Cheap Sunglasses), similar (or sometimes identical) clothing, and their extremely long beards. In 1984 the Gillette firm offered Gibbons and Hill a million dollars to shave in a television commercial. They declined the offer.
The members of ZZ Top had previously played in different Texas bands (including The Moving Sidewalks or The American Blues) before joining in late 1969. Gibbons first invited Beard to join his project of forming a blues trio. rock and later, when they were looking for a bass player, Beard came up with the name Hill, his former partner on The American Blues. In 1994 ZZ Top signed a five-record deal with RCA Records. Many fans consider that the recordings of this stage are artistically above the previous works of the group, but they are unhappy with the promotion that RCA gave to these releases.
In 1999 they published the album that gives rise to the 30th anniversary of the band: XXX. In July 2000, while touring Europe, Hill was diagnosed with hepatitis C, forcing several concerts to be canceled. Since then he has made a remarkable recovery. In 2003, a complete collection of recordings from their years spent on the London and Warner Bros labels was released. It is entitled Chrome, Smoke & BBQ. In 2006 it was reported that ZZ Top was recording their fifteenth studio album, but no album was finally released. On May 16, 2007 they announced the cancellation of the international tour due to Dusty Hill’s disease: a benign tumor in the ear.
On July 2, 2008, they sign a new contract with the American Recordings company, owned by producer Rick Rubin, with the intention that Rubin relaunch his career as he did years before with Johnny Cash or Neil Diamond. They plan to release a new album soon, which, according to Gibbons, they already have almost everything recorded and it is “full of flaws, as we want it to be”. On July 20, 2009, they appeared on the wrestling program Monday Night Raw on the USA Network, being the hosts (general managers) of the program for a day. In August 2011 Billy Gibbons confirmed the recording of a new studio album, starting the recording in Malibu, California, and then moving to Huston, but there was still no confirmed name and a date close to April 2012 was being considered for his departure.
In May 2012 Dusty Hill announced that by the first week of June the first four tracks would be released online in digital format pending the release of the full album. On July 4 they went on sale under the name Texicali (SP format). At the beginning of August Dusty reported through social networks the title of the full album: “La Futura”, as well as published the cover of the LP. It went on sale as scheduled on September 11.
The album is produced by Rick Rubin. The first single, “I Gotsta Get Paid” debuted in an ad campaign by Jeremiah Weed and is featured on the soundtrack in the movie Battleship.