ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Sings the Blues on New Christmas Track (Video)
ZZ Top front man Billy Gibbons is getting into the holiday spirit with the release of a new song, “Jingle Bell Blues.”
The song– recorded in the holly jolly month of June in Nashville–is a 12-bar-blues-infused version of the Christmas classic “Jingle Bells.” The song is now available as a digital download and via streaming services, while a limited-edition seven-inch vinyl single pressed on red-translucent vinyl will be released on December 10.
“Around Christmas, it always seems that there are five to ten holiday selections listed in the lower right corner of a typical juke box in a typical juke joint, the song titles and artist names printed on wreath-bedecked title strips,” Gibbons said. “Our hope is for ‘Jingle Bell Blues’ to be one of those records. Bing Crosby, David Bowie, Elvis, Brenda Lee, Jose Feliciano, Otis Redding, Mariah Carey, Nat King Cole, Gene Autry, and not forgetting Adam Sandler, need some company and we’d be thrilled to provide it in the spirit of the season.”
Fans can pre-order now at Gibbons’ official online store, comes with an old-school vinyl center hole adapter with “Billy F Gibbons” written on it. The single’s flip side features an etching of a whitewall tire.