Ever wonder how ZZ Top got its name? Billy Gibbons says the band was inspired by a trend they noticed among blues artists.
Gibbons says back in 1969 he and his bandmates were looking at blues posters and noticed that a lot of artists like B.B. King used their initials.
Gibbons then came up with the name ‘ZZ King’, but since it was too similar to B.B. King he changed it to ZZ Top.