Who is Billy Gibbons and what did he say about Dusty Hill?

The members of the band ZZ Top are mourning the loss of one of their own.

Longtime bassist for the band, Dusty Hill, died on July 28, 2021.

Billy Gibbons is a member of the band ZZ Top


Billy Gibbons is a member of the band ZZ TopCredit: Getty – Contributor

Who is Billy Gibbons?

William Frederick Gibbons, who is known professional as Billy Gibbons, is one of the founding members of the rock band ZZ Top.

In the band, Gibbons plays the guitar and is the primary lead vocalist.

Prior to his start with the band, Gibbons, who is 71-years-old, began his musical journey with the band Moving Sidewalks and even opened up four dates for the Jimi Hendrix experience.

Between 2005-2014, Gibbons could also be seen on seven episodes of the TV drama Bones as he played the role of Angela’s Dad/Sarge.

Outside of the band, Gibbons has also produced three solo albums throughout his career.

What did Billy Gibbons say about Dusty Hill?

Gibbons and Hill were bandmates up until his death.

Following his death, Gibbons and other bandmate  Frank Beard, announced the news to the media that he had passed away in his Houston home.

“We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top,’” they said in a Facebook post.

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“We will forever be connected to that ‘Blues Shuffle in C.'”

Prior to his death, the band members also said that Gibbons was taking a “short detour,” back to Houston on July 23, 2021 following unknown hip issues.

It is unknown if the hip issues played a role in his death.

Is Billy Gibbons married?

Since 2005, Gibbons has been married to Gillian Stillwater, 56.

Born Ellen Oetjen on March 8, 1965, it is unknown why she changed her name.

Despite being married to one of the highest paid musicians, Stillwater has been able to keep a low profile over the years as not much information is available on her.

Billy Gibbons announced that his bandmate Dusty Hill had passed away on July 28, 2021


Billy Gibbons announced that his bandmate Dusty Hill had passed away on July 28, 2021Credit: Getty – Contributor

What is Billy Gibbons net worth?

ZZ Top is one of the most successful rock bands in history.

Due to their success, according to Celebrity Net Worth, Gibbons has an estimated net worth of $60 million.

Gibbons has been performing on stage since his late teens and his net worth comes from both his acting and musical career.

In 2011, Gibbons also published the book, Billy F Gibbons: Rock + Roll Gearhead.

Gibbons is also known for his extensive automobile collection.

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Celebrity Net Worth reported that Gibbons and his wife own a 1933 Ford Coupe, 1948 Cadillac Series 62, a 1950 Ford Business Coupe, and a 1958 Ford Thunderbird.

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