Rockabilly

  1. Adele Planning To Record Country, Bluegrass Music

    August 05, 2011 7:07 AM EDT British singing sensation Adele may have rescheduled most of her American summer tour because of laryngitis, but the artist did manage to pick up some U.S. influences during the short time she spent singing across the pond. And now she says she pl ...

  2. Americana Awards Celebrate Legacy Of Wanda Jackson

    September 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Wanda Jackson had no idea the influence she would have on future rock 'n' roll women when she carved a sharp, distinctive line across the heartwood of the new genre back in the 1950s and '60s. The rockabilly queen with the knockout ...

  3. Elvis Presley Box Set Due Dec. 8

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A few months after the Beatles box sets made retailers scramble to fill orders, the King of Rock 'n' Roll is getting the royal treatment. Legacy Recordings is marking Elvis Presley's 75th birthday in January with a 100-song box set ...

  4. Cramps Frontman Lux Interior Dies

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Cramps frontman Lux Interior passed away today (Feb. 4) at a Glendale, Calif., hospital due to a pre-existing heart condition, the band's publicist confirms to Billboard. He was 60. The Cramps formed in 1976 and were part of the now legendary ...

  5. Metallica, Run-D.M.C. Lead Rock Hall Inductees

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Metallica, Run-D.M.C., Jeff Beck, Little Anthony and the Imperials and Bobby Womack will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during an April 4 ceremony at Cleveland's Public Hall. Run-D.M.C. becomes just the second rap act named t ...

  6. Italian Promoter Virus Concerti To Open U.K. Office

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Italian promoter Virus Concerti is planning to open an office in London. Its GM Attilio Perissinotti tells Billboard.biz: "We've recently arranged shows in London, in collaboration with Friends & Partners, for larger acts like Ligabu ...

  7. Rockabilly Fest 2005 Kicks Off In Jackson, Tenn.

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Event runs August 4-6. Charlie Rich, Jr., the Tennessee Three, Sonny Burgess, Doc Wooten, Ace Cannon, Carl Mann, the Jordanaires and Narvel Felts are among the artists slated to perform at “Rockabilly Fest 2005” in Jackson, Tenn. at the Carl Perki ...

  8. Big Al Downing Dies

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering African-American country artist was 65. Pioneering African-American country artist Big Al Downing died July 4 at a hospital near his home in Leicester, Mass. Downing, 65, was felled by complications from Leukemia, with which he had been ...

  9. Beat Box

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran producer Bobby O releases his first new studio album since 1988, when he released a cover of Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds" on his Bobcat label. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Veteran producer Bobby O releases his ...

  10. Elvis Is 1,000th U.K. Chart King

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley's 1959 bestseller "One Night" (RCA) returned to No. 1 in the United Kingdom yesterday (Jan. 16), becoming the 1,000th chart-topper in the history of the national singles chart. Elvis Presley's 1959 bestseller &quo ...

  11. Elvis Is 1,000th U.K. Chart King

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley's 1959 bestseller "One Night" (RCA) returned to No. 1 in the United Kingdom yesterday (Jan. 16), becoming the 1,000th chart-topper in the history of the national singles chart. Elvis Presley's 1959 bestseller &quo ...

  12. Global Pulse

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST RCA will mark the 70th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth by reissuing 18 of the King's hit singles. Read Tom Ferguson's column. RCA will mark the 70th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth by reissuing 18 of the King's h ...

  13. Setzer Sets December Dates

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Brian Setzer Orchestra has booked a brief run in support of "Boogie Woogie Christmas," to be released Oct. 12 by Surfdog Records. The Brian Setzer Orchestra has booked a brief run in support of "Boogie Woogie Christmas," to ...

  14. Yep Roc Heats Up With Reverend Signing

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rockabilly/punk trio Reverend Horton Heat has signed with Yep Roc Records, with the group's label debut, "Revival," due June 29. Rockabilly/punk trio Reverend Horton Heat has signed with Yep Roc Records, with the group's label ...