ZZ Top are following The Beatles by having a Las Vegas production based on their music -- the Fab Four have Loveby Cirque du Soleil.
Sharp Dressed Man, a rock musical featuring ZZ's biggest hits, is in development for next year. It's described as an "outrageous, bawdy musical romp about a Lone Star auto mechanic who becomes a modern-day Robin Hood, stealing hearts -- and car parts -- with the help of his merry band of beer drinkers and hell raisers."
ZZ's Billy Gibbons says, “We’re excited about this fantastic project and look forward to hearing our music in a new innovative context. Fans have often told us that we’ve provided the soundtrack to their lives, and this is very much in line with that kind of enthusiastic thinking.”
Gibbons, along with bandmates Dusty Hill and Frank Beard are the executive producers.
Meanwhile,David Lee Roth says he would like to do a Vegas residency.
Speaking to Hollywood Life, he says, "I just pursued this. I was over at the House of Blues [recently]. There's lots and lots of people requesting. I kind of am the patron saint of midnight when everybody's guilty of all ages. It'd transcend neighborhoods. You can be wearing a cowboy hat or you can be wearing five-inch clogs out there with sparkles in your hair. You can have dreadlocks or a crew cut, you can wear a military uniform to work or you can wear a bikini to work and you know what David Lee Roth brings to the proceedings, okay?"
Roth was one of the first rock acts to do a Vegas residency before it became the norm for the likes of ZZ Top, Elton John, Rod Stewart,Santana, Def Leppard, KISS, Journey and John Fogerty. He did two of them in 1995, but they didn't go over particularly well.