ZZ Top and David Guetta team up to record ‘eight or ten’ new songs in Ibiza

Guitarist Billy Gibbons confirms studio session with EDM DJ

Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top has confirmed that he recently recorded an album worth of material with David Guetta.

The unlikely duo met up earlier this year for a recording session in Ibiza and laid down ten completed tracks with Gibbons telling Billboard that he expects the results to be heard by fans in the near future.

Discussing what went on inside the studio, Gibbons said: “I wanted to know how they did certain things, and of course they were badgering me to bring the guitar to the forefront. They said, ‘Y’know, the only thing missing in dance music is a good guitar player.’ I said, ‘Let’s see if we can bring the two together and make it shake.'”


“It’s a far cry from what people might expect — ‘Gibbons and electronic stuff?'” Gibbons added. “But a lot of people have overlooked the fact that one of the things that made (ZZ Top’s) ‘Eliminator’ so interesting was the opportunity to go into that experimental side of things and fool around with the coolest new toys that could be found in the recording studio. I’m always fascinated by that, so my time in Spain was very fruitful.”

Earlier this year Giorgio Moroder revealed that he too is working with Guetta while MGMT have also hinted that they had discussed a collaboration with the DJ in 2013.