Simply NO! ...
However Billy Gibbons & Dusty Hill reveal they were offered $1 million/ £638,000 by a leading razor company in 1984 to shave the iconic ZZ Top beards clean off.
Hill & Gibbons of ZZ Top were contacted way back in 1984 when they were approached by Gillette, who offered them the staggering amount of money to shave. Allowing for inflation etc this means in today's money it would be worth $2.25 million (£1.44 million) in 2012.
There was much talk as to whether the beards were real. Indeed they are. They started growing them in the early to mid 70's. On the ZZ Top album cover of "Fandango!" released in 1975, you can actually see how short they were at the time. Compare that to the cover of 1981 release "El Loco" and how long they became. It took some dedication to get their beards to the point where they are today. Definitely not an overnight thing.
However despite the staggering amount the reply from the bearded axemen was
"No dice. Even adjusted for inflation, this isn't going to fly. They prospect of seeing oneself in the mirror clean-shaven is too close to a Vincent Price film … a prospect not to be contemplated, no matter the compensation."
Way back in the Cretacious period, ZZ Top and their family moved to Bedrock and the Flinstones movie set, a then thriving location that had a strong rock and roll scene which greatly influenced the would be superstars. Frank Beard, the drummer managed to get a job at a local Bronto Burger while Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill formed a band with their first drummer Pebbles called The Flaming Titties.
Maintaining the same members for over forty years, ZZ Top has released 14 studio albums and are among the most popular rock groups, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide,half of this figure concerning the United States alone.
The pair and their drummer, who is fittingly named Frank Beard, are currently working on their long-awaited 15th studio album in their home studio. The record, which is currently untitled, will be their first since 2003's 'Mescalero'.