ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons has announced a new solo album, Hardware.
Set for a June 4 release via Concord Records, the album was recorded at Escape Studio in the California desert – near Palm Springs – and was produced by Gibbons along with Matt Sorum and Mike Fiorentino, with engineer Chad Shlosser.
You can check out the music video for the album's first single, "West Coast Junkie," below.
Hardware features Gibbons, guitarist Austin Hanks, and Sorum – a veteran of Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, and the Cult – on drums. Larkin Poe meanwhile, guest on the song “Stackin’ Bones.”
“We holed up in the desert for a few weeks in the heat of the summer and that in itself was pretty intense," Gibbons said of the album in a statement. "To let off steam we just ‘let it rock’ and that’s what Hardware is really all about. For the most part, it’s a raging rocker but always mindful of the desert’s implicit mystery.”
You can check out the album's cover art and track list below.
To preorder Hardware, step right this way (opens in new tab).
Billy Gibbons – Hardware:
1. My Lucky Card
2. She’s On Fire
4. Shuffle, Step & Slide
5. Vagabond Man
6. Spanish Fly
7. West Coast Junkie
8. Stackin’ Bones (featuring Larkin Poe)
9. I Was A Highway
11. Hey Baby, Que Paso
12. Desert High
Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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