The official music video for “She’s On Fire,” the latest single from ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons, is the fourth single from his new solo album, Hardware. The album, released on June 4 via Concord Records, was recorded at Escape Studio in California’s high desert, near Palm Springs, and was produced by Gibbons along with Matt Sorum and Mike Fiorentino, with engineer Chad Shlosser providing additional production.
Sorum, veteran of Guns ‘N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver and The Cult, also serves as Hardware‘s drummer and was joined in the album’s core band by guitarist Austin Hanks. The same Gibbons-Sorum-Hanks aggregation recorded The Big Bad Blues, Gibbons’s earlier solo effort for Concord and winner of the Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Award.
In contrast to The Big Bad Blues and Perfectamundo, Gibbons’s debut solo album, almost all of the Hardware repertoire is original and rock-oriented with eleven of the album’s twelve songs written by Gibbons, Sorum, Fiorentino and Shlosser. The sole exception is “Hey Baby, Que Paso,” originally recorded by the Texas Tornadoes. The album’s title is a tribute to legendary recording engineer the late Joe Hardy who worked with Gibbons and ZZ TOP dating back to the mid-1980s. Sonically, the album was influenced by the high desert circumstance of its recording. Says Gibbons: “The desert settings, replete with shifting sands, cacti and rattlesnakes makes for the kind of backdrop that lends an element of intrigue reflected in the sounds created out there.”
Hardware track listing:
01. My Lucky Card
02. She’s On Fire
04. Shuffle, Step & Slide
05. Vagabond Man
06. Spanish Fly
07. West Coast Junkie
08. Stackin’ Bones (featuring Larkin Poe)
09. I Was A Highway
11. Hey Baby, Que Paso
12. Desert High
This post first appeared on Rock Confidential.
Watch Billy Gibbons’ Music Video For New Solo Track “She’s On Fire”