ZZ Top recently signed to Rick Rubin’s American Recordings imprint, and are about to commence work on a new album Rubin will produce. During the sessions, ZZ Top axeman Billy Gibbons is hoping to bring in another band to work with. That band is Akron, Ohio, two-piece the Black Keys.
"I'm such a big fan of those guys ... It makes total sense," said Gibbons, who saw the The Black Keys during a fall 2005 show at New York's Irving Plaza. "And that's pretty down and dirty, which is good for ZZ Top."
Whether or not the collaboration will actually happen is up in the air (Rubin has told Gibbons he’d be interested), but Gibbons already recorded 15 songs for the project.