It’s a sad truth of the world that anywhere tragedy strikes, the scammers will be right there to take advantage – even the death of ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill.
ZZ Top has been hunting down online scammers trying to ‘cash in’ on Hill’s death by selling counterfeit merch with messages like ‘RIP Dusty’. The band put out a statement warning fans that these products aren’t authorized, writing “no monies generated by these bogus goods are paid to the band or to Dusty’s family.”
ZZ Top has continued their summer and fall tour with longtime guitar tech Elwood Francis taking over for Hill.
Do you own any ‘bootleg’ band merch? Did you know it was fake?