The nickname for his guitar, Miss Pearly Gates, is where the character of Angela Pearly Gates Montenegro gets her middle name on the TV series Bones. Gibbons plays her father on the series.
Gibbons is well known for playing a 1959 Gibson Les Paul guitar that he calls Miss Pearly Gates.
Unknown: People think of God as an old guy up in the sky with a long beard. Someone who looks a bit like Billy Gibbons. Well, Billy Gibbons sure ain't God, but we could go ahead and posit the theory that God created the ZZ Top guitarist in his image to play.
Billy Gibbons: We've been playing here a long time ... and it's the same three guys right here. And we be playing the same three chords for you right here.
Billy Gibbons: Muddy Waters taught us "You don't have to be the best one, just be a good 'un." That just about says it all, always strive to be a good 'un.
Billy Gibbons: Sounds like the blues are composed of feeling, finesse, and fear.