Dusty Hill death – Billy Gibbons introduces Elwood Francis as ZZ Top take to stage for first time since bassist tragedy

ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill has died after suffering hip issues — but his band member Billy Gibbons said the “show must go on” as the bassist will be replaced with Elwood Francis.

Speaking to Variety on Thursday afternoon, Gibbon’s said: “The show must go on. Don’t forget it.”

Elwood Francis is taking Hill’s place as ZZ Top’s guitarist, copying Hill’s iconic beard as well.

Gibbon’s interview comes as the remaining ZZ Top band members will resume their tour on Friday, Variety reported.

The 72-year-old rock icon passed away in his sleep at his home in Houston, Texas, the band confirmed on Wednesday.

Hill recently suffered from a hip injury that forced him to drop out of several shows over the past week. However, it is not clear if that is related to his sudden death.

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