ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons teamed up with rock legend Dion in Dion's music video for "Bam Bang Boom," the latest release from his upcoming Blues With Friends album.
The two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees performed from their homes in the video (courtesy of Ultimate Classic Rock), showcasing a loving ode to Dion's wife Susan through its lyrics: "You saved my soul, little girl / You eased my worried mind."
“This is another song that started as phrases I wanted to sing. ‘I stepped into love.’ The lyric does a good job of describing what happened when I first met Susan,” Dion explained in a statement. “We were both teenagers. She was new to my very Italian neighborhood in the Bronx and she was a redheaded transplant from Vermont. Bam bang boom!”
He added, "Billy Gibbons was a joy to work with on this. There’s nobody like him."
Blues With Friends is set to release on June 5 and features an all-star list of featured artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Beck, Van Morrison, Paul Simon and more.
Bob Dylan paid his respects to Dion in the forthcoming album's liner notes, writing, “Dion knows how to sing, and he knows just the right way to craft these songs, these blues songs. He’s got some friends here to help him out, some true luminaries. But in the end, it’s Dion by himself alone, and that masterful voice of his that will keep you returning to share these blues songs with him.”