Yesterday (July 28, it was reported that ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill has passed away at the age of 72. No cause of death has been publicly disclosed.
Since then, tributes to the late bassist have begun to pour in from prominent members of the hard rock and metal community. MetalSucks has compiled some of those tributes below. We will continue to add more as they come in.
Share your own homage to Howe in the comments section. Please be respectful.
Slash (Guns N’ Roses)
Zakk Wylde (Ozzy, Black Label Society)
Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer)
Paul Stanley (Kiss)
Rex Brown (ex-Pantera, ex-Down, etc.)
Alex Skolnick (Testament)
Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Mike Inez (Alice in Chains)
Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine)
Vernon Reid (Living Colour)
Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big, Winery Dogs, etc.)
Stephen Pearcy (Ratt)
David Coverdale (Whitesnake)
Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)
Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, ex-Velvet Revolver, ex-The Cult, etc.)
Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses)
Zach Myers (Shinedown)
Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Journey, etc.)
Brian May (Queen)
Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
John Corabi (The Dead Daisies, ex-Mötley Crüe, etc._