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ZZ Top Album Delayed By Rick Rubin

ZZ Top Album Delayed By Rick Rubin
4/25/2012 10:33 AM ET

The release of ZZ Top's first new album in nine years is being pushed back. ZZ Top member Billy Gibbons explained that the delay was not the doing of the band, but instead was due to the insistence of producer Rick Rubin.

"I guess the irony of the whole picture is that the band is wondering. Where is this thing?" Gibbons said to Noise11's Paul Cashmere.

"When do we hear it? Rick's funny. We've been friends for as long as I can remember. Triple decades and this is the first time we have broken the mold as business pals."

Gibbons did defend the producer, though, saying that the final product would probably justify the delay. Gibbons explained that Rubin "has a sense of intuition that can't be beat."

"The only real directive was 'don't change much' and I said 'okay' and he said 'listen, if we stumble into something that's really insane and it works I'm going to keep it' and I said 'that's good.'"

Meanwhile Gibbons is keeping himself busy with the launch of his new BBQ sauce.

by RTT Staff Writer

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