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Talk Ain't Cheap

Zz_top_color_2_low_resThis oughta spice up tomorrow's MTV Video Music Awards: Jaded Insider hears that none other than ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons will make a guest appearance during the broadcast with the Raconteurs for a cover of ZZ's immortal "Cheap Sunglasses." Sayeth the Bearded One, "I'm really looking forward to getting into some good blues-toned guitar work with Jack [White] and company. These guys are the real deal and it'll be nice to play the VMA's again. ZZ did the first one, if memory serves."

Gibbons certainly seems to stay in tune with new and notable rock bands, having been spotted hanging backstage last fall at New York's Irving Plaza after a Black Keys show. Jaded Insider was there to watch Gibbons let the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach try on his signature shades, while Dan's father, having flown all the way in from Akron, Ohio, looked on in amazement. Let's not forget that Billy also guested on Queens Of The Stone Age's last album, "Lullabies To Paralyze," where he dirtied up the already creepy "Burn the Witch."

August 30, 2006 | Permalink

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