ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons Plays Capitol Hill Unveiling Of Vaclav Havel Bust

November 19, 2014 8:19 PM

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WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner unveiled a bust of late Czech leader Vaclav Havel Wednesday with an unorthodox musical accompaniment -- a quick acoustic blues performance by ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.

Boehner explained the selection of the bearded bluesman for the honor by noting that Havel took great joy from rock ’n’ roll and American blues, and that Gibbons is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Gibbons was happy to oblige, but also seemed to find the choice somewhat offbeat.

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