The name JR Ewing is from the tv series "Dallas".
JR Ewing started up in 1998, and never had any intention of becoming as big as they did. They recorded a single that led to the following European tour. As the years went by, they achieved a certain degree of success, but in early 2006, they decided to call it a day, and the band split up.
They released 3 albums during their existence, "Calling in dead" (2000), "Ride Paranoia" (2003) and "Maelstrom" (2005).