ZZ Top singer, Billy Gibbons, has revealed that he and fellow band mate Dusty Hill were offered money from a high-profile razor company to appear in an advertisement where they shaved their beards.
Gibbons added that it was “a prospect not to be contemplated, no matter the compensation.”
Gibbons told Brave Worlds that he and hill were approached by Gillette, who offered $1 million, to shave off the group’s iconic long beards.
The offer came in 1984, and adjusted for inflation that offer would be worth $2.25 million today.
When asked why not, Gibbons responded, “No dice. Even adjusted for inflation, this isn’t going to fly. They prospect of seeing oneself in the mirror clean-shaven is too close to a Vincent Price film … a prospect not to be contemplated, no matter the compensation.”
The pair and their drummer, Frank Beard, are currently working on their long-awaited 15th studio album in their home studio. The album, which is currently untitled, will be their first since 2003′s ‘Mescalero’.