GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: (L-R) Dusty Hill, Frank Beard and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top perform on the Pyramid Stage during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. Now its 46th year the festival is one largest music festivals in the world and this year features headline acts Muse, Adele and Coldplay. The Festival, which Michael Eavis started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid just £1, now attracts more than 175,000 people.

ZZ Top are an American institution, and a very rare one: the band have had no lineup changes since Billy F. Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard got together in 1969; they released their debut, ZZ Top’s First Album, in 1971. Their most recent (and probably final) album, La Futura, produced by Rick Rubin, was released in 2012 and was their strongest effort — by far — since 1983’s Eliminator.

Indeed, songs from La Futura pop up often in our list of the band’s best songs, making them another rarity: a band with something to say, when they were well over four decades into their career. And if it turns out to be their last, that’s even more rare: a legendary band who went out with a classic album.

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