It was on this day in 2021, when longtime ZZ Top bassist Joseph Michael "Dusty" Hill died at his home in Houston at the age of 72. Hill had been suffering from chronic bursitis. After the news spread of his passing, musicians around the world paid condolences through social media, including Paul Stanley, Ozzy Osbourne, John Fogerty, Flea, Zakk Wylde, Warren Haynes, Tony Iommi, David Coverdale, Scorpions, Foghat, Kentucky Headhunters, Blackberry Smoke, Steve Miller Band, 38 Special, and the Allman Brothers Band. Hill would be buried in a private service on August 7, 2021.
In honor of the Dallas native and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, check out the 'Untold Truth of Dusty Hill,' above.