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Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers – A ZZ Top Guide


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This book is also available in FOREIGN EDITIONS

Book Description:

(UK: Soundcheck Books, 2014; 192 pages, PB. ISBN: 978-0957144279)

The essential history of ZZ Top from their 1969 roots to the present day. Daniels' provides a review of the band's studio output, their tours and gigs, awards won as well as mini biographies of all the members and their influences and those who they have influenced. There is also plenty of fascinating and fun trivia charting their rise to fame. The music and legacy of one of America's most prominent and popular rock bands is celebrated and explored in Daniels' fun and fact filled guide.




"At the end of the day, almost any ZZ Top fan will like this book. It's a fine effort, as it includes all of what must be included and more."
Jeb Wright - Classic Rock Revisited (


"What it does is exactly what it says on the cover - it is a guide into one of America's best loved bands from their inception in 1969 to date. Everything you could ever want to know about ZZ Top is contained within the pages of Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers."

Nikk Gunns – Get Ready To Rock (


"Neil Daniels' Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers: A ZZ Top Guide should make it to the bookshelf of every rock listener – ZZ Top fans in particular, but not only. The book is a coherent, comprehensive source of information on all things ZZ Top..."
Alexandra Mrozowska – Hardrock Haven (


"The book is an insight into the group's rise to fame, the funny times and their rise to become iconic bearded rocking heroes. I really enjoyed the section on ZZ Top trivia, there's funny and intriguing examples to make you smile and laugh out loud."

Alison Bear – The Mayfair Mall Zine (


"As a beginner's guide to ZZ Top this is fantastic and a great wealth of information. For the average fan there are some interesting facts that you may not have known."

Celtic Bob – Metal-Rules (


"As has come to be expected from Neil, he has done a great job of researching and brings out a lot of good stories of the band and their music."
Eric Banister – Music Tomes (


"Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers is a detailed and animated book, which celebrates the great American band, ZZ Top. Through the eyes and ears of those who admired them (and even those on-the-fence purists), we relive their star-studded moments onstage, on video and in the studio. If there is a band which truly has 'Legs', this is it. Daniels gets an A for every Z."

Lisa Torem – Penny Black Music (



"This is fact packed, interesting, has rare photos (in a centre section only), checks in at 245 pages, don't forget to put on a ZZ CD as you sit down."

Christine Moore – Blues Matters Magazine


"It's through fact-packed, pub-quiz-winning stuff."

Henry Yates – Classic Rock Presents The Blues


"Neil Daniels has produced a part biography / part celebration of the trio and so the book is entertaining [and] comprehensive..."
Rob McKenzie – Fireworks


"Daniels can tell a story, he has proved that; he keeps our interest and serves the music...this may be just what you're looking for in a fun, easy to digest, lovingly created book on an easy to love, not easy to know band."

Steve Swift – Powerplay


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