Flashback: Jerry Lee Lewis Drops F-Bomb on the Opry

January 20, 2015

“Let me tell ya something about Jerry Lee Lewis, ladies and gentlemen: I am a rock and rollin', country-and-western, rhythm and blues-singin' motherfucker," the music icon known as "The Killer" told the Grand Ole Opry audience on January 20th, 1973....



10 Best Music Books of 2014

December 22, 2014

In 2014, the rock star tell-all autobiography train rolled on with Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Carlos Santana, Mick Fleetwood, George Clinton, Paul Stanley and Billy Idol among others all getting their turn. But some of the years best books were the stories...

Album Review

Rock & Roll Time

October 28, 2014

For his follow-up to 2006's Last Man Standing and 2010's Mean Old Man, Jerry Lee Lewis once again invites his famous friends to play on some old favorites. This time, though, he's not in a duetting mood. Lewis relegates the likes of Keith Richards, Robbie...


Hear Jerry Lee Lewis' New Song 'Rock & Roll Time'

June 24, 2014

Rock & roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis is set to have a big year, as the 78-year-old Killer will release Rock & Roll Time, his third album in a decade, and Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story, a biography written by Pulitzer Prize winner...


The Killer at Peace: Jerry Lee Lewis' Golden Years

November 4, 2014

In July, for what he says was the first time in his 60-year career, Jerry Lee Lewis took a vacation. "I had to ride a train," says Lewis in his thick Louisiana drawl, reclining in his favorite leather chair in his living room. "I was really looking forward...


Jerry Lee Lewis Goes Wild on 'Bad, Bad Leroy Brown'

August 20, 2014

In 1956, Jerry Lee Lewis made his first ever recordings at Memphis' Sun Studio, the home of the legendary label founded by Sam Phillips. Some three decades later, across town, he began recording with Sam's son Knox, playing songs like Chuck Berry's...



Jack White Reissuing Classic Sun Singles

December 5, 2013

Jack White's Third Man Records label will be reissuing singles by Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and D.A. Hunt, as part of a partnership it has with Sun Records. As with a previous series of re-releases that featured 45s by Johnny Cash, Rufus Thomas and...


20 Killer Rock Star Moves

July 10, 2013

On YouTube, you'll find dozens of people playing guitar with their teeth – yet only one of them is famous for it: Jimi Hendrix. The very best rock star moves will inspire millions of imitators to make fools of themselves. So before you try...


T Bone Burnett Brings Electromagnetic Recordings Label to Capitol

October 30, 2013

Producer-songwriter T Bone Burnett is hitching his newly formed record label, Electromagnetic Recordings, to Capitol Music Group. Burnett will have multiple roles within the Capital brand, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In addition to signing his...


15 Rock & Roll Rebels

June 3, 2013

Deep down, the bad boys are quite often the sensitive ones – the ones who feel the world's pain. They don't "do what everybody else does" because they don't understand why things have to be that way. And they often welcome the ostracism they get...



Jerry Lee Lewis Sideman Fatally Shot in Memphis

October 15, 2012

A member of Jerry Lee Lewis' band was shot and killed in Memphis over the weekend, WMC-TV reports. Bassist B.B. Cunningham, 70, had a night job as a security guard for an apartment complex. Police told Memphis' Commercial Appeal that Cunningham heard...


Jerry Lee Lewis Marries Cousin's Ex-Wife

March 30, 2012

Jerry Lee Lewis has married his cousin's ex-wife, CNN reports. This is the seventh marriage for the 76-year-old rocker, who wed Judith Brown on March 9th in Natchez, Mississippi. Brown was once married to Lewis' cousin Rusty Brown. Lewis is no stranger...


Rare Bowie, Dylan Interviews Donated to Library of Congress

June 18, 2012

Former Capitol Records/EMI president Joe Smith has donated a boatload of interviews with over 200 musical stars to the Library of Congress, which announced the news today on its website. In a statement, the Library noted that the tapes feature chats...



Week in Rock History: Jerry Lee Lewis Records 'Great Balls of Fire'

October 3, 2011

This week in rock history, Jerry Lee Lewis laid down "Great Balls of Fire," Janis Joplin passed away, Aerosmith bailed their stoner fans out of jail, Sinéad O’Connor enraged American TV watchers and Oasis released (What’s the Story)...


Exclusive Stream: Chris Isaak's Barn-Burner 'Miss Pearl'

September 1, 2011

Click to listen to Chris Isaak's 'Miss Pearl' Before he became a throwback rock star, Chris Isaak fought as an amateur boxer while attending college in Japan. Homesick, he wandered into a record shop and found a reprint of Elvis Presley's "Sun Sessions."...



Jerry Lee Lewis: Still Killing

September 30, 2010

I don't need no rocking chair!" sings Jerry Lee Lewis, refusing to get off the bed to take a seat. Lewis is on his bed in the cluttered back room of the Lewis ranch, 25 miles from Memphis, in Nesbit, Mississippi. Outside it's 104 de­grees; the shades...


More Top Stories: Katy Perry, Phish, Allison Iraheta

September 3, 2010

Katy Perry to Perform on 'SNL' Katy Perry will make her first Saturday Night Live appearance when she performs on the show's season premiere. Former SNL cast member Amy Poehler will host the show, which airs September 25th. [ Entertainment...

Song Review

"Mean Old Man"

August 17, 2010

Kris Kristofferson sang the original version of this country stomper, but its hard-edged crankiness is pure Jerry Lee. "If I look like a voodoo doll . . . who'd rather bite you back than crawl, that's what I am," Lewis snarls on the single, the first...

Album Review

Mean Old Man

September 7, 2010

Jerry Lee Lewis is the original, archetypal rock & roll rebel, and he's still pulverizing the piano keys more than half a century after he recorded "Great Balls of Fire." The terrific Mean Old Man — an even better "comeback" record than Lewis'...


More Top Stories: Jerry Lee Lewis, Howard Stern

September 3, 2010

Jerry Lee Lewis Biopic to Star Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman? Director Terrence Malick is reportedly working with actors Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman on a biopic about Jerry Lee Lewis. Lewis was also the subject of the 1989 film Great Balls of Fire...