ZZ Top: A Tribute from Friends

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ZZ Top: A Tribute from Friends
Compilation album
Released October 11, 2011 (2011-10-11)
Genre Rock
Length 45:37
Label RCA
Producer Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

ZZ Top: A Tribute from Friends is the fourth tribute album to honor American rock band ZZ Top. It includes performances from Daughtry, Nickelback, Wolfmother, Filter and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith among others.

Background information[edit]

The album includes 11 cover tracks such as "Gimme All Your Lovin'," "Legs," a combination of two songs "Waitin' for the Bus"/"Jesus Just Left Chicago" and "La Grange."


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
American Songwriter 2.5/5 stars[2]
Classic Rock Revisited B[3]
HitFix (mixed)[4]
Loudwire 4/5 stars[5]
The Oklahoman (mixed)[6]

Upon release, ZZ Top: A Tribute from Friends debuted at number 121 on the Billboard 200, and number 8 on the Top Hard Rock Albums, selling 4,000 copies.[7][8] The album also debuted at number 151 on the Canadian Albums Chart.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Artists Length
1. "Sharp Dressed Man"   The M.O.B. (Steven Tyler, Mick Fleetwood, Jon McVie, Jonny Lang, Brett Tuggle) 4:03
2. "Gimme All Your Lovin'"   Filter 3:10
3. "Tush"   Grace Potter and the Nocturnals 2:49
4. "Legs"   Nickelback 3:15
5. "Cheap Sunglasses"   Wolfmother 4:14
6. "Got Me Under Pressure"   Loaded 3:48
7. "Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers"   Coheed and Cambria 3:13
8. "Just Got Paid"   Mastodon 3:35
9. "Rough Boy"   Wyclef Jean 3:05
10. "Waitin' for the Bus / Jesus Just Left Chicago"   Daughtry 6:31
11. "La Grange"   Jamey Johnson 8:04


  1. ^ Thomas Erlewine, Stephen. "ZZ Top: A Tribute from Friends Review". Allmusic. All Media Guide (Rovi). Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  2. ^ Gil de Rubio, Dave (October 18, 2011). "Various Artists: ZZ Top — A Tribute from Friends". American Songwriter. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  3. ^ Wright, Jeb. "ZZ Top – A Tribute From Friends". Classic Rock Revisited. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  4. ^ Newman, Melinda (October 17, 2011). "Album Review: Daughtry, Mastodon, Nickelback, Grace Potter and Steven Tyler salute ZZ Top". HitFix. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  5. ^ Conaway, Alanna. "ZZ Top, ‘A Tribute From Friends’ – Album Review". Loudwire.com. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  6. ^ Triplett, Gene (October 28, 2011). "CD review: Various artists, ‘ZZ Top: A Tribute From Friends'". The Oklahoman. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  7. ^ Mansfield, Brian (October 19, 2011). "Lauren Alaina's 69,000 sales mean a top-five debut". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  8. ^ "ZZ Top: A Tribute from Friends Charts". Allmusic. All Media Guide (Rovi). Retrieved 2011-10-07. 
  9. ^ "Nielsen SoundScan Charts". Canadian Online Explorer. Sun Media. Retrieved 2011-10-07.