The Meaning Behind the Band Name: ZZ Top

Named after guitarist Billy Gibbons' heroes B.B. King and Z.Z. Hill, opting for initials like them for recognition.

Initially considered "Z.Z. King" but changed to "ZZ Top" signifying ascent to the top like a king.

Influenced by guitar legends like Jimi Hendrix, Gibbons crafted the name to echo their style.

The name's uniqueness contributes to their iconic status, enhancing their blues-rock legacy.