Sad news for Gibbons fans. Speculation had been rife that ZZ Top guitarist is about to announce his retirement from music, at age 71, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 21/09/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a guitarist isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a guitarist-singer just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Monday evening, #ThankYouBilly was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“Billy Gibbons was unlike any other guitarist we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouBilly”
— @universalObserver, 20 Sep 2021
“Didn't Billy Gibbons retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 20 Sep 2021
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