LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The Texas rock band ZZ Top has ended its 37-year relationship with the company that has managed its career since it began, Lone Wolf Management.
A press release from talent agent Bob Merlis said that the "Tush" rockers and Lone Wolf have settled on an amicable parting of the ways and effectively ended one of the music industry's longest-running management relationships.
"For nearly four decades we have made music history together." said Lone Wolf Management representative Bill Ham. "Lone Wolf will always be grateful for the overwhelming loyalty and support from fans around the world, the labels, the promoters, the agencies, the vendors, the media, and so many others who helped make this possible. We wish the band all the best for continued success."
During their musical career with the management company, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard produced 12 best-selling albums and received one of the Recording Industry Association of America's first Diamond Awards for their "Eliminator" album.
The release said that ZZ Top's deal with BMG has also expired and the band will detail its future plans at a later date.