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Hard Rock and Metal Musicians React to the Death of ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill


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.

Ozzy Osbourne

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)



Living Colour

Vernon Reid (Living Colour)

Sacred Reich



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)


Tony Harnell

John Corabi (The Dead Daisies, ex-Mötley Crüe, etc._

Chris Holmes (ex-W.A.S.P.)

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