The first-ever full-length documentary focusing on that little ol’ band from Texas, ZZ Top, is on its way from Banger Films, the production company behind Super Duper Alice Cooper. The as-yet-untitled movie is being made with the Texas trio’s full cooperation.
The film will offer a candid look at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group, and will feature interviews with the band members and their friends and musical associates. The documentary will also include previously unseen footage and photos, as well as unheard rare audio tracks.
“We’re excited that Banger Films have undertaken the challenge setting the ZZ Top story into motion,” says frontman Billy Gibbons. “The band is enthusiastic about the effort. Yes, it’s going to be a fact-based documentary yet considering the subject matter, we expect there to be a continuing element of the band’s infamous surrealism.”
To enhance the movie, filmmakers Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn are asking fans to contribute or help track down rare pics, audio and video footage.
“We’re big admirers of ZZ Top, so we’re thrilled to be working on this film,” says Dunn. “ZZ Top is rock’s longest-standing power trio and have influenced legions of rock, pop and country artists, but there’s very little archival material documenting this band’s past. So we need their fans to help us out!”
Those interested in submitting material to the movie can send an email description of the photos, audio and video they have to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject “ZZ Top Fan Submission.”
Gibbons currently is on the road in the U.S. supporting his recent solo album, Perfectamundo, after which he and ZZ Top will launch a new North American tour that gets underway on March 18 in Thackerville, Oklahoma.