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ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill passes away at age 72

Dusty Hill, the longtime bassist for rock band ZZ Top, died today in his sleep at home in Houston. He was 72. Hill had recently suffered a hip injury that prompted his departure from the band’s 021-22 tour of North America, which was set to include a Las Vegas residency.

Stevie Nicks Reflects On Solo Debut Bella Donna For Its 40th Anniversary

Stevie Nicks’ debut solo album Bella Donna was released 40 years ago today. To celebrate, Nicks has posted an entry from her journal in which she reflects on the making of the album and what it meant for her career. She began by shouting out her background vocalists Lori Perry-Nicks and Sharon Celani: “I wanted us to sound like the girl version of Crosby Stills and Nash. I did not want the record to sound anything like Fleetwood Mac — that would have defeated the dream.”