Jerry Lee Tearing It Up With Rock Legends
Rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis has drafted some of the biggest names in rock for his first new studio album since 1995.Rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis has drafted some of the biggest names in rock for his first new studio album since 1995. According to his manager Jimmy Ripp, the as-yet-untitled set will feature B.B. King, Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Neil Young, Toby Keith, Robbie Robertson, Kid Rock, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, Little Richard, Buddy Guy, Don Henley and Kris Kristofferson.
"It was 20 of the easiest phone calls I ever had to make," Ripp tells Billboard. "Everyone wanted to play with the Killer." The set is expected to be released in late May or early June via DreamWorks Nashville.
Lewis' last studio album was 1995's "Young Blood" for Sire, which failed to reach The Billboard 200.
The 69-year-old artist, who earned a Lifetime Achievement award at the Grammys last weekend, has three shows on his schedule at present: April 11 in Green Bay, Wis., April 30 at Memphis' Beale Street Music Festival and May 6 in Lancaster, Pa.