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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....


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...


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...


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...


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."...


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...


Johnny Cash Christmas Specials Released on DVD

November 13, 2007

Today The Johnny Cash Christmas Special from 1976 and '77 hit stores on DVD via Shout! Factory, marking the first time in thirty years the two shows will be readily available. The '77 program, which was taped at Nashville's famed Grand Ole Opry, features...


Johnny Cash Honored in L.A.

October 26, 2005

"Johnny Cash crossed all boundaries," said Joaquin Phoenix, appropriately dressed in black, from the stage of Los Angeles' Pantages Theater for the taping of I Walk the Line: A Night for Johnny Cash. The TV special, to air November 16th on CBS, is a combination...


Led Zeppelin Earn Lifetime Achievement Grammy

January 4, 2005

Led Zeppelin, Jerry Lee Lewis and the late Janis Joplin are among those slated to be honored with the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys on February 13th at Los Angeles' Staples Center. The other recipients are jazz pianist Jelly...


The Devil and Jerry Lee Lewis

December 13, 1979

I'm the toughest son of a bitch that ever shat out of a meat ass," Jerry Lee Lewis said, deliberately. Having just done a show, he was sweating, stripped to the waist and balancing precariously on a rickety wooden chair in the wine cellar of a would-be...


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...


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)...


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...


Jagger, Clapton Rock With Jerry Lee Lewis on Fall Album

July 15, 2010

In 1968, Jerry Lee Lewis rebounded from a decade of bad press when he scored his first country hit, "Another Place Another Time." The success kicked off a string of 30 Top 10 country successes, including the Number One single "To Make Love Sweeter For...


The Killer Reloaded

October 19, 2006

Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 1011 from October 19, 2006 . This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's premium subscription plan. If you are already a...


Norah Jones, Dave Matthews Go to Bridge School Benefit

September 23, 2005

Norah Jones, Bright Eyes, Dave Matthews and Jerry Lee Lewis are among the performers for the nineteenth annual Bridge School Benefit concert on October 29th and 30th at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, near San Francisco. Bridge...


Ron Wood Empties His Pockets on the Rolling Stones' Latest Tour

December 29, 1994

It is a homey rock & roll scene in Ron Wood's San Antonio hotel suite: Scarves are draped over the lamps, hand-labeled tapes are scattered around, candles are burning. Wood bounds to the door with a Guinness Stout and a wide grin. "D'you have a minute?"...