Billy F Gibbons: Rock + Roll Gearhead

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10.1 X 11.5 X 1.2 inches | 3.85 pounds

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About the Author

Billy F Gibbons is a musician, actor, and hot rod and car customizer perhaps best known as the lead guitarist for ZZ Top.

Tom Vickers is a longtime music industry pro, having worked as a journalist, manager, A&R man, publicist, and producer.

A renowned photographer residing in the Bay Area, David Perry defined the modern hot rod pin-up in the early 1990s. His other books include Hot Rod Pin-Ups and Hot Rod Kings.


Part tome, part bio, and all definitively Billy. - Vintage Guitar
The cars and the music are part of the same enterprise: creating a shared landscape of the mind, a fantasy land where Mr. Gibbons' music provides a soundtrack for imagined journeys. . . . Many will be happy to ride along. - New York Times
Reveals the tales behind dozens of his favorite guitars, and offers the lowdown on 10 of his hottest hot rods. . . . Of course, the book also offers plenty of Gibbons' Texas-fueled pearls of wisdom. - Guitar World
A fascinating look at the history of a great band and Gibbons' life-long twin passions. - Peter Egan, Road & Track
A love letter to rodded '34 coupes, chopped Cadillacs . . . and assorted customized Gibsons, Fenders, and Magnatones. - Daily Telegraph
Any fan of cars or guitars will welcome this hefty document . . . staring with envy at Gibbons' gorgeous axes and hipster wheels for hours on end. - Jim DeRogatis, Chicago Sun-Times