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ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and country rocker Tim Montana launch new Whisker Bomb hot sauce line

ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and country rocker Tim Montana launch new Whisker Bomb hot sauce line

Credit: Josh MarxBesides being a lover of guitars and cars, ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons is a hot sauce aficionado, and the rock legend has teamed up with his friend, similarly long-bearded country rocker Tim Montana, to introduce a new line of the spicy condiment called Beez & Teez Whisker Bomb.

The sauce comes in two versions, Whisker Bomb Original and Whisker Bomb Have Mercy ¡HOT!. The original is a traditional Louisiana-style sauce that Gibbons and Montana say is blended with “a Texas flair,” while the Have Mercy ¡HOT! features a blend of habañero peppers grown in the high desert of Peru and has a robust, tart flavor.

Both sauces come packaged in five-ounce bottles and are available exclusively at select H-E-B stores in Texas, and online for everyone at

Gibbons has collaborated musically with Montana on a number of occasions, including co-writing the 2013 song “This Beard Came to Party,” which was adopted by the Boston Red Sox as the team’s anthem during their World Series-winning run that year.

“Tim is something of kindred spirit both in music and as regards his lengthy facial locks,” Billy says in a statement. “As it happens, he’s also a Mexican food aficionado and, like me, favors things on the spicy side. It was only natural that we got to jamming, so to speak, and came up with a formula for a hot sauce we could call our own.”

Montana, meanwhile, notes, “One of [Gibbons’] enduring slogans is ‘tone, taste and tenacity.’ As it turns out, that applies not only to guitar playing so we’re proud that Beez & Teez Whisker Bomb has all three of those bases covered — in a most flavorful way.”

Billy previously launched his own BFG brand of hot sauce and barbecue sauce in 2012.

By Matt Friedlander
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