Speaking with Rolling Stone, Gibbons said:
"When I was 13, I got a guitar and my dad - being the consummate entertainer - sent me to New York to study Latin percussion. I learned maracas, timbales, clavas, bongos - you name it. And having lived in Mexico a couple of years, I know just enough Spanish to get me in trouble."
However, Gibbons will be fitting recording sessions for the solo album around ZZ Top's rather busy 2015 touring schedule:
"It's turning out to be such an obtuse, oddball, unexpected left turn from ZZ Top," he said. "But there is something to it."
Billy Gibbons Interviews + Masterclass Lesson - Guitar Interactive Magazine Issue 15