ZZ Top is an American rock band that formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band released its debut album in 1971. ZZ Top is best known for their strong blues roots and humorous lyrical motifs; however, throughout the years, their style has changed to include some rock, new wave, punk rock, and dance-rock. ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. As a group, ZZ Top possesses 11 gold records, and 7 platinum records. Their most successful album is titled Eliminator, and their newest album was released in 2014 called The Very Baddest.