1. Jerry Lee Lewis Box Set Producer on Unearthing Rarities From the 'Dustiest Corners of the Sun Vaults'

    April 19, 2016 6:26 PM EDT There are some classic artist-label combinations that are part of music business lore. Elvis Presley ’s run with RCA comes to mind, as does The Beatles and Capitol. In that same breath, one could also place Jerry Lee Lewis and Sun Records.  Though his days with the label only accounted for…

  2. Sun Records' Deep Catalog Gets a Spotlight in New Sync Licensing Deal

    January 25, 2016 9:00 AM EST Wanting a larger share of the sync market, Sun is offering 1,100 tracks from its historic catalog of American music. Sun Records has one of the most revered catalogs in American music. Now its songs, from the legendary Johnny Cash to forgotten musicians recorded decades ago in Memphis, are…

  3. Conan O'Brien & Peter Guralnick Talk Sam Phillips' Life & Music at Grammy Museum: What We Learned

    November 20, 2015 6:46 PM EST On Thursday night at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, Conan O'Brien sat down with Peter Guralnick, author of  Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll, to discuss the legendary music figure. O'Brien and  Guralnick  discussed Phillips' career (he's most…

  4. T.G. Sheppard Enlists Willie Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis & More for 'Legendary Friends & Country Duets'

    October 09, 2015 8:58 PM EDT Putting together an album of collaborations can be a long process. Country legend T.G. Sheppard knows that fact better than anyone. On Oct. 30, the singer will release  Legendary Friends & Country Duets , a collection that features many of the singer’s favorite performers. Sheppard told …

  5. New Orleans Jazz Fest Day 6 Highlights: Elton John, T.I., Jerry Lee Lewis & More

    May 03, 2015 4:12 PM EDT While there aren't official numbers available yet from Saturday (May 2) attendance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, it was one of the event's largest and most crowded days in recent years. It was mostly for one headliner: Sir Elton John , whose two-hour-plus set…

  6. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Jerry Lee Lewis Returns

    November 07, 2014 5:45 PM EST Also: Ryan Adams' four-song 7-inch vinyl EP debuts. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Taylor Swift dominated the tally, as her new 1989 album crashed in at No. 1. It sold 1.287 million copies in the week ending Nov. 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Roadmap to Taylor Swift…

  7. B.B. Cunningham Jr., of Hombres & Jerry Lee Lewis, Dies in Shootout

    October 15, 2012 8:30 AM EDT B.B. Cunningham Jr., a member of Jerry Lee Lewis ' band who earlier scored a hit in The Hombres , was killed in a Memphis shootout early Sunday, police said. Police said Cunningham was working as a security guard at an apartment complex on Memphis' southeast side, when he heard a…

  8. Graceland (the Tourist Attraction) Turns 30

    June 13, 2012 9:30 AM EDT When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that's helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers.…

  9. Dick Clark Leaves a Rockin' Legacy: An Appreciation

    April 19, 2012 10:00 AM EDT Foremost among his countless contributions to popular culture and the music business, Dick Clark took rock 'n' roll out of bedroom radios and placed it on televisions in living rooms and dens across America. Nearly five decades later, after creating and hosting game shows, the…

  10. Tom Jones Joins 'House's' Hugh Laurie to Celebrate Album Release

    October 03, 2011 10:50 AM EDT When in doubt, Tom Jones told the 200 people sardined into the tiny Mint nightclub Friday night to see "House" star Hugh Laurie interpret vintage blues, go with "Great Balls of Fire." Jones joined Laurie at the end of his hourlong record release performance for "Let…

  11. Miranda Lambert: How Her Chart-Topping Side Project Defies Decades of Nashville Convention

    September 06, 2011 1:05 PM EDT With the coronation of her side project, Pistol Annies' "Hell on Heels," Miranda Lambert is the first artist in the 47-year history of Billboard's Country Albums chart to have notched No. 1s solo (her first three, 2005-09) and as part of a separately-named, non-all-star…

  12. Chris Isaak Says Early Elvis Is 'In My DNA'

    August 18, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Chris Isaak says the forthcoming "Beyond The Sun" -- a collection of songs by Sun Records artists that he recorded in the famed Memphis studio -- is "an album I've been wanting to do probably my whole life." "If you asked me... If I had to be in a life or death…

  13. Record Store Day Highlights: Pearl Jam, Bob Dylan, Regina Spektor & More

    April 15, 2011 7:32 AM EDT As Record Store Day approaches on April 16, the fourth annual event continues to be an increasingly valued channel through which to sell music. The number of stores expected to participate will be about the same as last year: about 1,400 around the world. But the number of retail exclusives…

  14. My Chemical Romance's 'Danger Days' Track-By-Track

    November 17, 2010 1:15 PM EST My Chemical Romance 's upcoming fourth album, "Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys," went through a long journey before arriving at its final stages. After a year of work on the record, the band decided to start over, and reintroduce their high-concept,…

  15. Bruno Mars Live: Billboard Tastemakers Video

    October 21, 2010 2:45 PM EDT Chart Article Our new video series presents a closer look at -- and an exclusive performance from -- the cool artists hitting the Billboard Tastemakers chart , which brings you the top-selling albums each week based on an influential panel of indie stores and small regional chains. Bruno Mars…

  16. Jerry Lee Lewis Looks Back on Career for 75th Birthday

    September 29, 2010 11:35 AM EDT "The Killer" is running low on ammo as he marks his 75th birthday on Wednesday. Jerry Lee Lewis can still pound out "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire" on his piano, and he just released a new album with help from the likes of Mick…

  17. Jerry Lee Lewis Enlists Legendary Friends for New Album

    August 31, 2010 4:25 PM EDT J erry Lee Lewis wants to make one thing clear: The title of his new album, "Mean Old Man," isn't a reference to the Killer himself. "No, it has nothing to do with me whatsoever," the 74-year-old rock'n'roll legend says. "It's named for the Kris…

  18. U2, Metallica, Jagger Celebrate Rock Hall Of Fame

    November 02, 2009 11:07 AM EST U2 brought three generations of chart-toppers - Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and the Black Eyed Peas - with them onstage Friday at another night of mix-and-match magic at Madison Square Garden. Metallica brought the thunder to Lou Reed and Ray Davies . It was the second of two concerts to…

  19. Jerry Lee Lewis To Release New Single

    August 26, 2009 1:22 PM EDT Jerry Lee Lewis is releasing his first country CD since the 1970s later this year, which will feature several tracks written by Kris Kristofferson . The first single, "Mean Old Man," will be released by Shangri-La Music and was made available for download Tuesday (Aug. 25).…

  20. May 22, 2009

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Everything She Wants,” Wham! 1972 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Oh Girl,” Chi-Lites. 1971 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Sticky Fingers,” the Rolling Stones. 1967 – Florence Ballard appears with the Supremes for the last time on “The Tonight Show.” 1966 – Bruce…

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