Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers

A ZZ Top Guidejacket image ZZ Top

By Neil Daniels

* Published: January 2014
* Paperback and Kindle
* ISBN: 9780957144279
* Price: £14.99
* Includes an 8 page colour plates section

Buy from and (Kindle and Paperback)

Read an extract at Google Books  


Read reviews:

  • “A must-read for any fan of the Texan trio”. Alison Bear Mayfair Mall Zine
  • Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers’ is a detailed and animated book … Daniels gets an A for every Z.” Lisa Torem, Raging Pages at
  • “It’s thorough, fact-packed, pub-quiz-winning stuff … bags of fun.” Henry Yates, Classic Rock Presents The Blues
  • “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 iluded and more.” Jeb Wright,
  • “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
  • “Neil Daniels has produced a part biography/part celebration of the trio and so the book is entertaining [and] comprehensive …” Rob McKenzie, Fireworks
  • “Everything you could ever want to know about ZZ Top is contained within the pages of Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers.” Nikk Gunns,

The Ultimate Guide To Those Sharp Dressed Men.

Fifteen studio albums, fifty million records sold, and more awards than you can shake a stick at – including an induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame – have made ZZ Top legends. So, let’s celebrate ‘em in a fact-packed handbook that gives you the lowdown on the Texas trio that’s been rocking for well over 40 years and are still going strong. What you get here is:

  • The essential history of the band from their 1969 roots to the present day.
  • A review of the band’s studio output, plus notable tours and gigs.
  • Mini-biographies of the boys, plus their influences and who they in turn have influenced.
  • Awards won, plus bits and pieces of fascinating and fun trivia charting their rise to fame.

Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers celebrates the music and legacy of one of America’s most prominent and popular rock bands. It’s everything you ever needed to know about ZZ Top, but were afraid to ask. So, what are you waiting for? Crank up the volume and give Messrs Gibbons, Hill and Beard all your lovin’.

About The Author

neil danielsNeil Daniels is the author of over a dozen books on rock and metal and has contributed to many music magazines, fanzines and websites. Visit and Neil’s GoodReads author profile For more information, contact Phil Godsell




[schema type=”product” name=”Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers” description=”A ZZ Top Guide” brand=”Neil Daniels” manfu=”Soundcheck Books” model=”Book” prod_id=”ISBN 9780957144279″ price=”£12.99″ condition=”New” ]