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With a hip-hop cover and legendary producer Rick Rubin on board, ZZ Top supercharged their classic boogie rock with their 2012 album, ‘La Futura’.
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The song comes off the Americana stars’ newest album, ‘Closer Than Together’.
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A collection of 20 little-known facts about one of the true titans of country music.
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