Quote:

"Elvis Presley is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century."

(Leonard Bernstein)


Quote:

"If you're an Elvis fan, no explanation is necessary; If you're not an Elvis fan, no explanation is possible."

(George Klein)


Quote:

"For a dead man, Elvis Presley is awfully noisy."

(Professor Gilbert B. Rodman)


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"History has him as this good old country boy, Elvis is about as country as Bono!"

(Jerry Schilling)


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"Absolute id crashed into absolute superego...as the uptightset man in America shook hands with just about the loosest."

(Mark Feeney on the 'Elvis meets Nixon' meeting)


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"Elvis is everywhere"

(Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper)


Quote:

"...especially in the South, they talk about Elvis and Jesus in the same breath"

(Michael Ventura, LA Weekly)


Quote:

"The image is one thing and the human being is another...it's very hard to live up to an image"

 

(Elvis Presley, Madison Square Garden press conference, 1972)


Quote:

"Elvis was a major hero of mine. I was actually stupid enough to believe that having the same birthday as him actually meant something"

(David Bowie)


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"No-one, but no-one, is his equal, or ever will be. He was, and is supreme"

(Mick Jagger)


Quote:

"I wasn't just a fan, I was his brother...there'll never be another like that soul brother"

(Soul legend, James Brown)


Quote:

"Before Elvis there was nothing!"

(John Lennon)


Quote:

"There were rock 'n' roll records before Heartbreak Hotel, but this was the one that didn't just open the door…it literally blasted the door off its rusted, rotten, anachronistic hinges...producing, no propelling, a fundamental, primordial and unstoppable shift in not only musical, but social, political and cultural history"

(JNP, BBC website)


Quote:

"Elvis, the musician, is largely a relic belonging to the baby boomer generation...Elvis, the icon, is arguably one of the most potent symbols of popular culture"

( Dr. John Walker)


Quote:

"It [rock & roll] was always about Elvis; not just because he was Elvis, but because he was the big star"

(Bono from U2)


Quote:

"If they had let me on white radio stations back then, there never would have been an Elvis"

(Little Richard)


Quote:

"Elvis loved opera, and he especially liked Mario Lanza. He would watch The Student Prince which was set in Heidelberg, over and over again. He loved the power of the big voices. And he loved big orchestras. He liked real dramatic things"

(Marty Lacker in 'Elvis and the Memphis Mafia')


Quote:

"If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead"

(Johnny Carson)


Elvis' #1 Pop Singles on Cashbox, USA:

Heartbreak Hotel (1956)

Don't Be Cruel (1956)

Hound Dog (1956)

Love Me Tender (1956)

Too Much (1957)

All Shook Up (1957)

Teddy Bear (1957)

Jailhouse Rock (1957)

Don't (1958)

Stuck On You (1960)

It's Now Or Never (1960)

Are You Lonesome Tonight? (1960)

Surrender (1961)

Good Luck Charm (1962)

Return To Sender (1962)

In The Ghetto (1969)

Suspicious Minds (1969)

Burning Love (1972)


Elvis Facts:

Elvis was 6' tall

 

Elvis' natural hair color was dark blond

 

Elvis' blood type was O Positive

 

Elvis' shoe size was 11D

 

One of Elvis'( maternal) ancestors, Morning White Dove (born 1800, died 1835), was a full-blooded Cherokee Indian

 

Elvis' uncle, Noah Presley, became Mayor of East Tupelo on January 7, 1936

 

The Presley family moved to Memphis on November 6, 1948

 

Elvis was issued a Social Security card in September 1950 with the # 409-52-2002

 

In 1954 some of the shows played by Elvis & The Blue Moon Boys were at the Overton Park Shell; the Bel-Air Club; Sleepy-Eyed John's Eagle's Nest Club and the Louisiana Hayride

 

Elvis' first manager was Scotty Moore, then Bob Neal, before signing with Colonel Tom Parker

 

The first DJ to play an Elvis record was Fred Cook (WREC), not Dewey Phillips (WHBQ). However, Dewey had the distinction of being the first DJ to play an Elvis record in its entirety

 

Elvis once dated famous stripper, Tempest Storm

 

Elvis was filmed from the waist up only during his 3rd and final appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show

 

In the 50s Elvis was friendly with rising stars, Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner and Ty (Bronco Lane) Hardin

 

Gladys Presley was 46 years old when she died, not 42, as many books suggest

 

The Roustabout album sold 450,000 copies on its initial release, 150,000 copies more than any of the preceding three soundtrack LPs. It was Elvis' last "soundtrack" album to reach #1 on the major album charts in the US

 

Elvis received $1m for filming Harum Scarum (aka Harum Holiday). The film grossed around $2m in the US

 

Elvis and Priscilla married on May 1, 1967

 

They were officially divorced on October 9, 1973

 

Elvis earns nearly $3.5m in 1968 and pays just over $1.4m in income tax

 

Elvis' return to live performing in Las Vegas on July 31, 1969 was in front of an "by invitation only" audience. Stars in attendance included Wayne Newton, Petula Clark, Shirley Bassey, Burt Bacharach and Angie Dickinson

 

On January 9, 1971, the national Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) announced Elvis as one of "The Top Ten Young Men of the Year". Elvis spoke at the official awards ceremony on January 16

 

"Elvis: Aloha From Hawai" made entertainment history on January 14, 1973, when it was beamed around the world by satellite. In the Philippines it drew 91% of the audience, in Hong Kong 70%. The viewing audience was estimated at more than 1 billion

 

For his 4 week Hilton Vegas season in August 1973 Elvis received $610,000

Sales of Elvis' 1973 album, Raised On Rock, were less than 200,000 units on its initial release

 

Elvis paid $2,959,000 in income tax in 1973

 

In December 1976 Elvis was sworn in as a special deputy sheriff of Shelby County (Memphis) by Sheriff Gene Barksdale

 

Elvis' final live concert was in Indianapolis on June 26, 1977

When Elvis died, he and his father Vernon, were embroiled in an FBI investigation called Operation Fountain Pen

More than 1,500 books have been published about The King in more than 30 languages

 

At Dec 2005 Elvis' biggest selling album in the US is the budget priced, Elvis' Christmas Album, with accredited sales of 9 million units (fingers crossed it reaches 10 million to give Elvis his first "Diamond" award)

 

By early2006, Sony BMG's "collectors label", Follow That Dream, had released more than 50 Elvis CDs

 

During the 1980s, tour guides at Graceland stated that Elvis' biggest selling album (globally) was Moody Blue, with sales exceeding 14 million

 

While Sony BMG estimates Elvis' global sales exceed 1 billion, the company is unable to substantiate this figure. Accredited sales worldwide are estimated to be less than 400 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2018

Wednesday 8 August 2018
'Where No One Stands Alone' Duet Preview: Released today Elvis duets with his daughter Lisa Marie on the newly revamped version of “Where No One Stands Alone” the title track from the upcoming compilation of gospel songs.
The two singers alternate and harmonize over piano and pedal-steel on the ballad, which, in its original form, appeared on Elvis Presley’s 1967 LP How Great Thou Art.
RCA/Legacy Recordings, which will release Where No One Stands Alone on Friday, paired the song with a lyric video featuring family photos and in-studio footage of Lisa Marie Presley in the vocal booth. The footage was shot in studios in Nashville, Hollywood and New York, including two sites where Elvis himself had sang.
“It was a very powerful and moving experience to sing with my father,”
Lisa Marie Presley wrote in the CD liner notes. “The lyrics speak to me and touch my soul. I’m certain that the lyrics spoke to my father in much the same way.”
“Recording with all that history, in studios that Elvis recorded his most memorable tracks, with the singers that backed Elvis in his most powerful performances, and with the raw emotion of his daughter Lisa Marie singing ‘with’ her father in the same room her father sang in a memory that we will cherish for the rest of our lives, and beyond,” album producer Joel Weinshanker noted.
The 14-track album also features new backing vocals from many other Elvis collaborators, including Darlene Love; Dr. Cissy Houston; Terry Blackwood, Armond Morales, Jim Murray , Donnie Sumner, Bill Baize and Ed Hill.
CLICK HERE to YOUTUBE for the video
(News, Source;EPE/RS/ElvisInfoNet)

New Exhibits at Graceland: Two new exhibits will be unveiled during Elvis Week at Elvis Presley's Memphis at Graceland!
"Lisa Marie: Growing Up Presley" will open August 10 and features personal items from Lisa Marie's childhood and music career.
"Where No One Stands Alone: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley" is an expanded exhibit inside Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum and will focus on the king's gospel work.
The new 'Lisa Marie: Growing Up Presley' exhibit will include personal items from her childhood including her record player, roller skates and clothing, as well as items from her musical career. The exhibit explores Lisa the daughter, the mother, her charity work, her career, as well as how she continues to carry on her dad’s legacy at Graceland. As part of “Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum” Where No One Stands Alone: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley is an expansion which includes his three GRAMMYs, sheet music, original acetates, and much more, all related to Elvis’ love of gospel music.
Also new is the just-opened Hillbilly Rock exhibit featuring country music and early rock ‘n’ roll artifacts from The Marty Stuart Collection.
Go here to EPE Elvis Week Schedule for more info
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)


Saturday 28 July 2018
'Saved' "new" Gospel Album taster: First sample from the "new" Gospel album, featuring the fabulous Darlene Love (NBC special) it is 'Saved'.
The album 'Elvis Presley - Where No One Stands Alone' features 14 original performances of gospel songs with newly recorded instrumentation and backing vocals, all in support of Elvis' original lead vocal recordings.
"Saved" is an energetic gospel-rock call-and-response tune with some fun rhythmic twists, sassy lyrics and Darlene Love jumping in on background vocals. And in classic Elvis fashion, the king testifies as he gives up his errant ways.
Love, who first sang with Elvis on his 1968 NBC TV special, shares, "I had the honor to perform a terrific version of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stroller's 'Saved' on the popular ABC TV show Shindig in 1965 with The Blossoms. Though we never recorded it officially it predates Elvis' version which I sang background vocals for with the group."
Elvis once said, "Since I was 2 years old, all I knew was gospel music. It became such a part of my life, it was as natural as dancing. A way to escape my problems, and my way of release." We can feel the glory!
CLICK HERE to YOUTUBE to listen.
Starting off with extremely different instrumentation it is not as bad some "remakes" with a nice bluesey ending, although "hard-core fans" will probably not be impressed.
(News, Source;Parade/ElvisInfoNet)



Saturday 21 July 2018
New "Chapel in the Woods" At Graceland: EPE have announced a brand-new Chapel in the Woods. The newly constructed chapel (see pic right) will feature a grand ceiling and windows throughout to allow the beautiful surroundings of the Graceland woods to be the back drop for couples to be married or renew their vows. Located just steps from The Guest House at Graceland, the Chapel in the Woods makes for the most iconic and memorable wedding destination.
To christen this new chapel, Graceland is hosting a day of love,(??) featuring couples whose love were inspired by Elvis, whether on a visit to Graceland or during Elvis Week. The Chapel in the Woods will be hosting one special wedding and an amazing ten vow renewals on August 13, 2018.
For the last 18 years, nestled in the woods beside Elvis Presley's Graceland, stood the original Chapel in the Woods.
The quaint wedding venue, (below pic looking oh so cute) located on the iconic property of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, has been host to almost 2,000 weddings, dedications, and vow renewals. The all-new chapel features modern design by HBG Design (Guest House at Graceland). Maintaining the intimate feel, 75 guests can be hosted at this charming new location.
During Elvis Week 2018, fans and friends are invited to an open house at the new chapel from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm on August 16, 2018, when celebratory wedding cake will be served.
Marking the 2,000th wedding at Graceland, the first wedding in the new chapel will be between Julie and Marc, who met three years ago at Elvis Week 2015.
Ccouples who met at Graceland or Elvis Week and would like to take part in a group vow renewal on August 13, 2018 ..Click here to Graceland website for info
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis Week 2018 Special Guests: EPE is pushing the publicity for Elvis Week with less than one month to go.
This year's Special Guests include ...
August 11 - Lisa Marie Presley new Elvis gospel album "Where No One Stands Alone" special listening party.
August 11 - Ultimate ETA Contest champs Gordon Hendricks, Cody Slaughter and Bill Cherry at 'ELVIS: The Greatest Hits' ETA Show
August 12 - Rex and Elisabeth Mansfield at Elvis Presley Fan Club Presidents' Event.
August 13 - Elvis' bass player, Norbert Putnam at Elvis Fan Reunion.
August 14 - Darlene Love live in concert plus she'll be a special guest at the Conversations on Elvis: Co-Stars on August 14.

August 14 - Millie Perkins (Wild in the Country), Michael Dante (Kid Galahad), Ginny Tiu (Girls!Girls!Girls!) Conversations on Elvis: Co-Stars

August 14 - 'The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Celebration Concert' with Bill Baize, Donnie Sumner, Larry Strickland and Ed Hill, and Elvis' Imperials, featuring Terry Blackwood, Darrell Toney and Lynn Royce Taylor. They will be joined by Jim Murray and Armond Morales and "Cissy" Houston at 'Conversations on Elvis: Gospel' August 15.
August 16 - Steve Binder, writer Allan Blye, guitarist Mike Deasy, music director Billy Goldenberg and dancer Tanya Lemani at 'Conversations on Elvis: '68 Special'
August 17 - Ann Moses "Tiger Beat Magazine"(see Ann Moses EIN interview here), TG Sheppard; Donna Rhodes Morris, Billy Blackwood (Voice), Mark Kogan (Tour promoter) 'Conversations on Elvis: Elvis Connections'.
August 18 - Ronnie Tutt at 'Elvis Week Brunch' plus 'Elvis Live in Concert - with an All Star Band' along with former members of the Stamps Quartet.

To check out the full schedule and for tickets go here to EPE website
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)


Lisa Marie to tour with Elvis hologram? No!: Once again it only goes to show the media interest in Elvis' legacy as the US National Enquirer (the same mag that published "Abraham Lincoln Was A Woman")  has now published a story that Lisa Marie is planning to head out on a tour featuring her late father Elvis Presley as a hologram.
Supposedly Lisa Marie will "bring the magic of Elvis back to life in a hologram tour featuring herself and Elvis singing duets together of all of Elvis' most popular songs."
The supposed reasons for the tour are that her financial situation is in dire straits and that she is willing to do just about anything to make a living these days, especially since she can no longer count on her mom, Priscilla Presley for money.
The truthful bit is that Lisa Marie has a new duet she has recorded with Elvis adding her voice to a gospel track "Where No One Stands Alone." - The rest of the story was supplied by unnamed "Close Sources"
Ah, you gotta love those tabloids!!!
(News, Source;NE/ElvisInfoNet)

Monday 9 July 2018
Elvis Week 2018 - starts one Month from today!: Elvis Week 2018 runs from August 9-18, ten days celebrating the Music, Life and Legacy of Elvis Presley.
Among the very special guests will be Lisa Marie Presley, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Legend and Elvis' '68 Comeback Special performer Darlene Love live in concert, making her first-ever Elvis Week appearance; Gospel and Soul legend and former Elvis back-up singer Dr. Emily "Cissy" Houston, also making her first Elvis Week appearance; Elvis' acclaimed drummer from the TCB Band, Ronnie Tutt; and many more.
Highlights of the week's events include a special tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the legendary '68 Comeback Special, fans can join Lisa Marie Presley for an exclusive launch party for the "Where No One Stands Alone" album on Saturday, August 11, a live concert performance with Elvis on the big screen, a special Lisa Marie Presley autograph opportunity and the Candlelight Vigil held on the evening of August 15.
Other guests include Michael Dante, who co-starred with Elvis in "Kid Galahad"; Former members of The Stamps and Armond Morales, Tanya Lemani George, belly dancer "Little Egypt" Plus army buddies Rex and Elisabeth Mansfield. Click here to EPE Elvis Week 2018 schedule.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Friday 22 June 2018
'Elvis - Where No One Stands Alone' New Release: EIN beat Graceland to the official announcement but EPE have now posted....
.. Groundbreaking New Elvis Album features 14 Original Performances of Gospel Songs with Newly-Recorded Instrumentation and Backing Vocals featuring Legendary Presley Alumnae including Darlene Love, Cissy Houston, The Imperials and The Stamps
RCA/Legacy Recordings will release "Elvis Presley - Where No One Stands Alone," a new Elvis album celebrating the artist's everlasting love of gospel music, on Friday, August 10.
Produced by Joel Weinshanker, Lisa Marie Presley and Andy Childs, "Where No One Stands Alone" introduces newly-recorded instrumentation and backing vocal contributions from music legends who'd performed on-stage and/or in-the-studio with Elvis. It also includes a reimagined duet with Elvis and his daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, on the album's title track and spiritual touchstone.
"It was a very powerful and moving experience to sing with my father," wrote Lisa Marie in her notes for the album. "The lyrics speak to me and touch my soul. I'm certain that the lyrics spoke to my father in much the same way."

Background vocalists on the album include: Darlene Love (who first sang with Elvis on his 1968 NBC television special); Dr. Emily "Cissy" Houston (who, with The Sweet Inspirations, sang with Elvis on-stage beginning in 1969); Terry Blackwood, Armond Morales and Jim Murray (members of The Imperials, who sang on Elvis' How Great Thou Art - with the title song winning the 1967 Grammy for Best Sacred Performance); and Donnie Sumner, Bill Baize, Ed Hill and Larry Strickland (members of longtime backup group, The Stamps).
Pre-Order special- EPE / Shop Graceland will have exclusive, limited edition versions of the album on blue 12" vinyl and cassette configurations.
Fans purchasing the CD, exclusive blue vinyl, and cassette together from ShopGraceland.com will receive a limited edition lithograph signed by Lisa Marie Presley. Click here to pre-order from ShopGraceland.

"Elvis Presley - Where No One Stands Alone" provides new musical perspectives on 14 of the singer's favorite pieces of gospel music, from the reverential to the celebratory, with song selections including Presley's

beloved enduring gospel classics (the 1965 Top 5 smash "Crying In The Chapel," "How Great Thou Art," "You'll Never Walk Alone"), praise-filled gospel-rockers (Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller's "Saved") and traditional hymns and spirituals ("So High," "Stand By Me," "In The Garden," "Amazing Grace").
Elvis Presley once said, "Since I was two years old, all I knew was gospel music. It became such a part of my life, it was as natural as dancing. A way to escape my problems, and my way of release." It was Elvis'
explosive mix of styles--blues, bluegrass, country, swing, pop--that generated his iconic world-changing rock n' roll, but it was the hymns, spirituals and church music of his childhood, the deep-seated gospel roots that sustained Elvis and his musical vision throughout his life.
Friends and family would often recall hearing Elvis sing gospel tunes at home and to warm up before concerts. "We do two shows a night for five weeks," Presley said in an interview featured in the documentary 'Elvis On Tour' "A lotta times we'll go upstairs and sing until daylight-gospel songs. We grew up with it... It more or less puts your mind at ease. It does mine."
Lisa Marie states in the album notes, "This was his favorite genre - no question about it. He seemed to be at his most passionate, and at peace while singing gospel. He would truly come alive - whether he was singing just for himself and me at home, or on stage in front of thousands of fans."
TrackList 1. I've Got Confidence 2. Where No One Stands Alone (with Lisa Marie Presley) 3. Saved 4. Crying In The Chapel 5. So High 6. Stand By Me 7. Bosom Of Abraham 8. How Great Thou Art 9. I, John 10. You'll Never Walk Alone 11. He Touched Me 12. In The Garden 13. He Is My Everything 14. Amazing Grace
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Join Lisa Marie Presley at Elvis Week Album Launch: Fans can join Lisa Marie Presley at Elvis Week for an exclusive launch party for the "Where No One Stands Alone" album on Saturday, August 11 at 1:00 pm at Graceland.
Celebrate this "once in a lifetime" moment with Lisa Marie as we listen to this powerful and emotional duet with her father of the album's title track for the first time.

Lisa Marie, who co-produced the album, will be joined album co-producers Joel Weinshanker and Andy Childs, along with John Jackson (Senior Vice President, A&R, Legacy Recordings/Sony Music Entertainment) to discuss the making of this incredible new album celebrating Elvis' love for gospel music.

 

Go here to EPE EW 2018 Schedule book tickets.

(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)


'Lisa Marie' Aircraft gets fresh Coat of Paint: EPE have announced that both of Elvis' air-crafts on display in Memphis are being spruced up for Elvis Week 2018.
With all her financial woes one suspects that Lisa Marie herself might like a shiny spruce-up as well.
Elvis' "Flying Graceland," the Lisa Marie jet, is getting ready for summer - and Elvis Week! - with a fresh coat of paint.
The Lisa Marie and Elvis' smaller Lockheed Jetstar, the Hound Dog II, are in the process now of being repainted. The paint job will be completed soon.
Elvis purchased the 1958 Convair 880 in April 1975 and named it Lisa Marie after his daughter. He spent more than $800,000 having the jet remodeled. The customized jet features a living room, conference room, sitting room, and private bedroom, as well as gold-plated seat belts, suede chairs, leather covered tables, 24-karat gold-flecked sinks and more.
The Lockheed Jet Star, customized by Elvis with a yellow and green interior, was primarily used for taking Elvis' manager and his staff from city to city during his concert tours.
Both planes are on permanent display at Graceland.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Lisa Marie claims she is Broke (again): In the on-going court cases with both her former business manager, as well as her ex husband Michael Lockwood, Lisa Marie is again claiming her former business manager squandered her entire share of Elvis‘ $100 million fortune partly due to bad investment in 'American Idol'.
With the Lockwood case, Lisa Marie previously claimed she was $16 million in debt, $10 million of which was back taxes alone.
Perhaps the new Elvis Gospel album of which she is co-producer will help alleviate her financial woes
In new court documents Lisa Marie alleges that Barry Siegel assured her that her finances were in “good shape” while he whittled her $100 million trust down to just $14,000 in poor investments, including a hefty investment in the “American Idol” holding company, which went bankrupt after the show’s initial run ended in April 2016.
In her filing, Presley alleges that Siegel and Provident Financial Management billed her $4.9 million to manage her $100 million trust, amounting to a salary of just over $700,000 per year for Siegel.
“Had Siegel disclosed the trust’s true financial condition to Presley and restricted spending to the trust’s ‘income’ rather than its principal assets, Presley would have lived comfortably on an annual budget of between $1.5 and $2 million per year, after taxes,” the documents claim.
She accuses Siegel of liquidating the trust’s assets after the “Idol” investment failed to generate income in order to accommodate her lifestyle, alleging that he recommended she spend twice her annual post-tax income. That spending reportedly includes a $9 million estate in England with a balloon payment of $6.5 million in 2015 that the trust didn’t cover. She also claims that mortgages on her Hidden Hills, CA and Hawaii homes were worth more than the properties themselves by 2010.
Siegel and Provident Financial Management scoffed at Presley’s allegations, claiming in a countersuit that her money problems are simply due to her own exorbitant spending.
They are seeking $800,000 in damages and argued that because Lisa Marie is going through a difficult time with her divorce from fourth husband Michael Lockwood, she’s pinning her troubles on them.
Michael Lockwood has demanded $40,000 in spousal support from Lisa Marie but a  judge ruled that while she doesn’t yet need to shell out monthly spousal support to the unemployed musician, she would have to pay $50,000 to his attorney towards his court fees.
(News, Source;UKTabloids/ElvisInfoNet)

Sunday 10 June 2018

'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' October DVD release: As we all hoped the HBO documentary 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' will be getting a DVD release by SONY Pictures on 16th October 2018.
(How odd that it is not during Elvis Week).
The DVD is noted as being a "Collectors Edition" so hopefully it will contain lots of extras that fans have been waiting for.

"Elvis and Elvis's music pointed to black culture and said, 'This is filled with the force of life,'" noted Bruce Springsteen, "If you want to be an American, this is something you need to pay attention to."
The documentary seizes on moments, rehearsals, outtakes, when Presley's grit and fervor blasted away corniness and shtick. It shows him touching down in gospel music at his bleakest times and, near the end, strains to present him as a spiritual figure. Its finale is from that 1968 TV special: his wrenching performance of "If I Can Dream," longing for equality and redemption during a year of social turmoil. It shows Presley's passion and control, his visceral drama, his mastery.


The price and content have not yet been confirmed.
We will post more info as soon as we have it.

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

For all 'The SEARCHER' News and Reviews go to EIN's spotlight on 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher'

Lisa Marie at Elvis Week Update: Fans who making plans for Elvis Week specially to see Lisa Marie being interviewed need to note that she has changed her itinerary and will now be on August 11.
EPE states, Due to a schedule change, Lisa Marie Presley's appearance at Elvis Week 2018 has been moved from August 15 to a special appearance and interview for the launch of a new project to be announced soon.

Lisa Marie event will now be held on Saturday, August 11, at 1:00 p.m. at the Graceland Soundstage.

EPE notes that more details on this project will be released in the upcoming weeks.
Tickets for the Lisa Marie special appearance and interview event are $30 and on sale now.
Click here to EPE to see Elvis Week 2018 schedule.


(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)


Celebrate the Holiday Season at Graceland: Do you feel that there is not enough Elvis after Elvis Week has ended? Well don't fear as following last year's successful, inaugural Holiday Concert Weekend, the celebration will continue December 2018 at Elvis Presley's Graceland!
The 2018 Graceland Holiday Concert Weekend is December 14-15, and it will feature three festive live concerts at the Graceland Soundstage at Graceland's new Elvis Presley's Memphis entertainment complex.
On Friday, December 14, enjoy a live concert featuring Elvis' biggest Christmas hits. Then, on Saturday, December 15, it's two themed concerts on one night: an Elvis Gospel Christmas concert and an Elvis Star-Studded Rock 'n' Roll show.
Go here to EPE for more Christmas/Holiday info
(News, Sources,EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

 

 

Saturday 28 April 2018
'The Searcher' Separates the Trailblazer From His Tragedy: The New York Times has published a substantial and very positive review of the new HBO documentary.
It includes.. 
... There are no fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Nor is there a television with a bullet hole in its screen. Drugs, an unavoidable topic, are mentioned in sympathetic tones as an overworked performer's self-medication.
"Elvis Presley: The Searcher" strives to rescue the Elvis Presley story from its tabloid side. Instead, it presents a biography of an artist and musician who was both spectacularly gifted and unconscionably misdirected. Guided by his own ideas and instincts, he transformed 20th-century culture in the 1950s. But afterward, treated by his manager as a commercial workhorse, he spent years making trivial movies and performing as a nostalgia act.
The documentary presents Presley's relationship to African-American music as one of affinity and appreciation, not exploitation. "Elvis and Elvis's music pointed to black culture and said, 'This is filled with the force of life,'" Mr. Springsteen comments. "If you want to be an American, this is something you need to pay attention to." The excerpt chosen from "King Creole," the 1958 Presley film set in New Orleans, shows Presley listening to and then joining African-American street vendors' cries, acknowledging their influence.
  "He did not invent rock 'n' roll per se," Tom Petty bluntly notes, citing Little Richard and Joe Turner. "What he did was different" a fusion of all Presley had absorbed. He was not a copyist. The film and boxed set include enough of Presley's sources to demonstrate how thoroughly he personalized songs like Arthur Crudup's "That's All Right" and Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon of Kentucky": the two sides, drawn from (black) blues and (white)

bluegrass, of his first single for Sun Records. In retrospect, it was a perfect, archetypal mission statement of how he would defy categories.
(After the army) the rock revolutionary, under Parker's management, was supposed to fall into line as an entertainer. Sadly, he did.
There was no other career map at the time, and the Colonel did not encourage artistic exploration. Through the eventful mid-1960s Elvis was contractually bound to make movies with lame songs and diminishing returns. One of the documentary's most bitterly telling finds is an audio interview with a defeated-sounding Presley, where he says that while he'd like to make "artistic" films, "if what you're doing is doing O.K., you're better off sticking with it."
The documentary seizes on moments,  rehearsals, outtakes, when Presley's grit and fervor blasted away corniness and shtick. It shows him touching down in gospel music at his bleakest times and, near the end, strains to present him as a spiritual figure. Its finale is from that 1968 TV special: his
wrenching performance of "If I Can Dream," longing for equality and redemption during a year of social turmoil. It shows Presley's passion and control, his visceral drama, his mastery. But it can't explain all that he left undone.
Go here to the New York Times for the full review
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
For all 'The SEARCHER' News and Reviews go to EIN's spotlight on 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher'

Graceland Expansion Proposal: The plans for the Graceland campus expansion shows two exhibit buildings of 80,000 square feet each on either side of the "live Event Center" EPE wants to build on the western border behind its Elvis Presley's Memphis entertainment complex.
The plan and rendering released last Monday by Graceland managing partner Joel Weinshanker, also includes:
* A "Made in USA Outlet" building of more than 64,000 square feet directly across the boulevard from the Guest House at Graceland.
* An aircraft hangar for the two restored jets owned by Elvis Presley.
* A new wing for the Guest House.
Weinshanker also touts 1,000 new jobs to be created by the expansion.
Graceland is now seeking financing for both the arena and exhibit space with approval earlier this month from the Economic Development Growth Engine, the city-county agency that approves economic incentives for such projects.
The EDGE board approved a plan that would specifically increase the flow of city and county property tax revenue through a tax increment financing district, or TIF, to the financing of the Guest House at Graceland and Elvis Presley's Memphis. Graceland would then use the money it now puts toward financing those two projects toward the financing of a 6,000- to 7,000-seat arena estimated to cost $50 million.
Graceland's new legal position is that the OK'd arrangement means it can build the arena and not violate the non-compete agreement the Memphis Grizzlies.
City chief legal officer Bruce McMullen also said he had hoped Graceland and the Grizzlies could work out some agreement without the matter being decided in court.
(News, Source;SM/ElvisInfoNet)

Lisa Marie's Ex-Manager Demands Court Dismiss Lawsuit: Lisa Marie Presley's former business manager claims she squandered millions of dollars of her famous father's fortune, and is asking the court to dismiss her shocking claims against him.
In court documents Barry J. Siegel's attorney said Lisa Marie is blaming Siegel for her uncontrollable spending. The affidavit is a response to Presley's petition filed in Los Angeles Probate Court that alleges her ex-business manager lost her $100 million fortune by investing in American Idol, and left her in $500,000 in credit card debt.
Elvis Presley's daughter accused Siegel of "reckless and negligent mismanagement and self-serving ambition," in court documents filed in February 21 and is suing Siegel for "breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, constructive fraud negligence, negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment and accounting."
Siegel's attorney, Leon Gladstone, said Presley's motion should not be discussed in probate proceedings, but instead belongs in civil court.
"Presley concedes that, in retrospect, she could and should have 'enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle' and lived 'comfortably' on the $1.5 to $2 million she received annually from 2005 forward," Gladstone wrote in the affidavit. "While the untouched $40 million could have grown as much as $75 million.
In other words, the 2007 transaction effectively set Lisa Marie up to receive a steady, substantial stream of income while she secured a fortune in the tens of millions of dollars- if only she had kept her hands off the $40 million."
The attorney added the bulk of Presley's allegations are contradictory.
Meanwhile, Lisa Marie is due in court this Friday for a hearing on her ongoing divorce battle with ex Michael Lockwood, who is demanding financial support from her.
(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)

Priscilla Named Liberty Bowl 2018 Most Distinguished Citizen: AutoZone Liberty Bowl has named Priscilla Presley its 2018 Most Distinguished Citizen Award recipient.
She is the first non-sports figure to receive the honor since 2008.
Priscilla Presley as Elvis Presley's ex-wife is the reason Graceland is open to the public to preserve the King of Rock 'n Roll's legacy.
Elvis' Graceland mansion was dragging down his estate with taxes by the early 1980's, leading accountants and bankers to push for selling the house. Priscilla, however, thought her late ex-husband's home could preserve his legacy if it were opened to the public.
Priscilla has said that, "Every time I go in there, I feel like Elvis is going to come down the stairs any minute.  I have no doubt that he's there, somewhere, his spirit. I think people feel that."
With a $500,000 investment secured by Priscilla, the home opened to the public in 1982. It has since became a worldwide tourist draw for Elvis Presley Enterprises.
"Just like Graceland, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl is one of Memphis'

great treasures," said Priscilla adding that she is honored to join the ranks of other people given such a prestigious award.
"Many people have received this award, and I appreciate very much being included on this list," she said.
Priscilla says she will attend the June 24th presentation at the Hilton Memphis Hotel.
A live auction will accompany the award presentation with going to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet) 

'Secrets of Vernon's Office' New EPE video: April 10  was Vernon Presley's birthday and to celebrate EPE posted a new episode of the Gates of Graceland where they go inside Elvis' father's office at Graceland.
When guests tour Graceland, they can take a peek inside Vernon's office but now is the chance to see more.

Go inside the office, dig through Vernon's filing cabinets and more - with host Tom Brown and Angie Marchese, Graceland's Vice President of Archives.

It's a cute look inside - runs 20 minutes.

CLICK HERE to YouTube to watch.

(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis: The Searcher' "A beautiful way to rediscover the man": The Washington Post writes, 'Elvis Presley: The Searcher' is a beautiful way to rediscover the man who became King. Here is Elvis, rehabbed at last and brought down from his lofty and lunatic afterlife as an icon, reminding us that he was once just a man.
Of course, he was never just any man, he was ELVIS - from birth, it seems. The surviving twin of a doting mother, raised up from the Depression dirt of Tupelo and postwar slums of Memphis, opening his mouth in front of Sam Phillips' microphone and seamlessly merging black and white American song traditions into a form that was new and everlasting. He was imbued with the holy spirit of gospel music and landed instead on something faddishly called rock 'n' roll.
With a raft of producers that includes Priscilla Presley, director Thom Zimny's insightful and stirring documentary is a fine demonstration of how the passage of time can help place even the biggest and most over-loved superstars into a blessed relief. The film is a calm and deeply empathetic recounting of Presley's life.
A careful melange of archival film and sonic clarity, "The Searcher" is a fine reassessment of Presley's origins and impact. Its many sources, whether alive or dead (from Elvis himself to Col Parker to writers such as Alan Light and Jon Landau and musicians such as Robbie Robertson and Emmylou Harris) are heard in interviews rather than seen by a camera, which helps maintain a serious focus.
The only place "The Searcher" feels noticeably incomplete is when
the end arrives, perhaps out of deference to Priscilla's involvement or perhaps as a trade-off for access to a trove of archival material. Elvis' death at age 42 in 1977 is seen more as a release from misery than a preventable excess, and there's not one peep about his amazing and profitable afterlife as a dead icon.
The documentary also seems determined to settle old scores with Colonel Parker, who died in 1997 and whose management of Presley's career is portrayed here as cruelly constrictive and creatively tragic, choosing for his client a path strewn with cornball movies and, in the final years, Las Vegas servitude. A suggestive theory sort of hangs there: Even the King was beholden to the man, but still he rises.
The Washington Post
(News, Source;WP/ElvisInfoNet)

"Depressed Elvis killed himself" Tabloid Lies!: This week several bottom-scraping media sites and newspapers have been reporting that "Priscilla says 'Depressed Elvis killed himself'". THIS IS TOTAL RUBBISH.
The story was fabricated by a low-life UK tabloid and since then has been copied to other media sites. The supposed source is a Priscilla quote in the new documentary 'The Searcher'. While in the HBO doco Priscilla does claim that "she and loved ones had failed to try and wean Elvis off (prescribed) drugs" and that Elvis always stated that he knew what he was doing. There is no suggestion of suicide.
While EIN has suggested that Priscilla has created "false-memories" previously to help promote new EPE products, i.e. "Elvis said he wanted to build The Guest House At Graceland" or "Elvis always wanted to record with the RPO", this time we believe this is all tabloid fabricated lies.
In fact Priscilla has now commented on the story..
"I never said Elvis was depressed and killed himself. My words "he knew what he was doing" were totally taken out of context.
This story originated from a UK tabloid.  They credited 'The Searcher' as the source of this fabricated story.
Shame on them! They know what they are doing, trying to sell papers by writing untruths.
Thanks to those who see it for what it is: 'Fake News'
"
Ginger Alden has also added...
"There is no truth to the new stories being recently spread around. Elvis was looking forward to many things, marriage, more children, serious films and his next tour. He was in a good mood.. He was ready to go back on stage, something he loved with all of his being. The garbage being placed out to the public is wrong, untrue and needs to stop! I encourage all Elvis fans to please know and understand that Elvis Presley would never and did not commit suicide."
Marty Lacker (RIP) was always forthright about the issue and the lies that Elvis' step-brother, Rick Stanley, was peddling.
Marty wrote that, "Elvis was not a weak person he would never try to do that. I wouldn't believe anything any that the Stanleys claim or say."
EIN says that Elvis fans should make sure that the general public are not fooled by this idiotic 'Fake News' and that Elvis' great legacy is not sullied by this rubbish.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Saturday 31 March 2018 - - - Easter Greetings from Elvis ! - - -

Elvis sunglasses set sale price record: A pair of Elvis Presley’s glasses has sold at auction in Los Angeles for a record-breaking final sum. The 14K, chrome and plastic custom sunglasses,  personally owned by the singer, went for of $159,900 -- the highest price ever paid at auction for a pair of the King’s specs.

Elvis was photographed wearing the glasses on multiple occasions, including on his last summer vacation in Hawaii in 1977.

The Legends of Hollywood & Music Auction saw collectors and fans from around the world frantically bidding both online and by phone. “To our knowledge and research, this is the highest price ever paid at auction for a pair of Elvis Presley’s glasses,” said Brigitte Kruse, owner and lead auctioneer at GWS Auctions, the people who managed the sale. “Our bidders from around the world made this one of the most exciting auctions we have ever held.”

(News, Source: Forbes.com)


Largest Elvis Week Ever Expected at Graceland, Memphis, August 9-18: Fans from around the world will gather at Graceland® in Memphis to celebrate and honor the life of Elvis Presley™ during Elvis Week™ 2018 – which will be the biggest Elvis Week in history. Unprecedented concerts, special performances and guest appearances will take place from August 9 through 18 at Graceland’s new entertainment complex, Elvis Presley’s Memphis.
Among the very special guests will be Lisa Marie Presley, who will appear on stage at the Graceland Soundstage on August 15; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Legend and Elvis’ ’68 Comeback Special performer Darlene Love live in concert, making her first-ever Elvis Week appearance; Gospel and Soul legend and former Elvis back-up singer Dr. Emily “Cissy” Houston, also making her first Elvis Week appearance; Elvis’ acclaimed drummer from the TCB Band, Ronnie Tutt; and many more.
Highlights of the week’s events include a special tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the legendary ’68 Comeback Special, a concert and conversation honoring Elvis’ gospel recordings, a live concert performance with Elvis on the big screen, a special Lisa Marie Presley autograph opportunity and the Candlelight Vigil. Fans will enjoy stories from people who knew Elvis, bid on auction items, and celebrate with special events throughout the week.

Tickets for all Elvis Week events went on-sale this weekend. For additional ticket information, including exclusive Elvis Week packages, visit the Elvis Week ticket page.
Most events will take place at the Graceland Soundstage, a state-of-the-art production and performance space in the heart of Graceland’s new entertainment and exhibit complex, Elvis Presley’s Memphis, directly across the street from Graceland Mansion.
There is limited availability at The Guest House at Graceland resort hotel on select nights during Elvis Week.
Go HERE to EPE's Elvis Week 2018 for tickets and more info
(News, Source;BusinessWire/ElvisInfoNet)
Note that EIN suspects that the 2018 Elvis Week attendance numbers will in fact be "way down" compared to the 40th Anniversary - and with lots of European fans saving money by attending the special "Elvis Week Garden Party" in Randers, Denmark which features a stunning array of guests including, Linda and Sam Thompson, Dick Grob, James Burton, Glen D Hardin, Ronnie Tutt, Alanna Nash and The Imperials. See details below.

How Lisa Marie ended up penniless!: Now the tabloids are weighing in about Lisa Marie's bad financial decisions.
Which of course could all be a ruse to stop her ex-husband getting his share of the estate in the bitter up-coming divorce proceedings.

The story includes ...
.... ELVIS is still worth hundreds of millions, but a turbulent personal life and bad decisions have left Lisa Marie Presley virtually penniless as she claims to have just $US14,000 to her name.
Where did it all go wrong for the troubled singer, 50, whose turbulent personal life has been the subject of tabloid fodder for decades?

Elvis Presley placed fourth on Forbes’ annual list of the top-earning dead celebrities last year, earning $US35 million in 2017, 40 years after his death.
On Lisa Marie's 25th birthday in 1993 she inherited her father’s estate, which, thanks largely to the stewardship of her mother, Priscilla, had grown to an estimated $US100 million.
She was owner and chairman of the board until 2005, when she sold 85 per cent of the estate’s business holdings, excluding his expansive property Graceland, which she kept.

Now, Lisa Marie claims her former business manager Barry Siegel swindled her out of the vast majority of her fortune, leaving her with only $US14,000.
In turn Siegel and his company allege it was her own out-of-control spending that led to her perilous financial situation.
According to court documents Lisa Marie owes $US10 million in taxes and $US6 million on her home in England.

Lisa Marie married Michael Lockwood, her forth marriage, in 2006. She filed for divorce after 10-years and with their two twin girls.
Legal documents filed by Presley as part of divorce proceedings paint a picture of an unstable home life, as she battled drug and alcohol problems.

Lisa Marie has stated, "I had to go to rehab several times. I was a mess. I couldn’t stop. The last year of our marriage I was abusing cocaine terribly, it was bad."

Scientology is also being mentioned. Scientology was introduced to Lisa Marie in 1977 by her mother Priscilla. Over the years she rose through the ranks of the mysterious church, becoming an influential and well-respected member, even accepting a Humanitarian Award for her activities within the church.
But in the past decade she is said to have had a growing dissatisfaction with Scientology, and in 2016 officially defected.
But her mother and 28-year-old daughter, actor Riley Keough, are both still devout Scientologists, and are reportedly fighting to get her to rejoin the church.
Elvis himself was deeply sceptical of Scientology saying after a visit, "There’s no way I’ll ever get involved with that son-of-a-bitchin’ group. All they want is my money."
And indeed, Scientology may explain at least some of the Elvis estate’s missing millions: It’s rumoured that Priscilla gave the church a hefty share of his estate.

(News, Source;Tabloids/ElvisInfoNet)


Saturday 10 March 2018
Elvis' RIAA "Certified" Album Sales More Than 146.5 Million: SONY / Legacy and RCA Records acknowledge the astounding ongoing impact of the music and artistry of Elvis Presley, whose all time RIAA certified album awards in the US now top 146.5 million units. (perhaps more says EIN!)
As Presley's catalog achieves new Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum sales awards as certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Elvis continues to inspire, inform and transform popular culture.
Elvis, the second most awarded solo performer and third most awarded act in RIAA history (after the Beatles at #1 and Garth Brooks at #2) has racked up more Gold Records (101) than any other act and is the only artist still earning RIAA certifications whose connection to the association dates back to its founding.
In 1958, the inaugural year of the RIAA Gold & Platinum program, Elvis' "Hard Headed Woman" became one of the RIAA's first three Gold singles and the very first in Elvis' ongoing string of Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum certifications.
Over the past year, 17 Elvis Presley catalog titles have been awarded RIAA certifications, with 11 of those albums reaching Gold (or Platinum) status for the very first time.
HOWEVER there has always been a discrepancy over RIAA's total sales measurements.. 
- The basis for RIAA’s overall artist announcements totally exclude singles - of which Elvis is the true king.
- The RIAA certifications are based on documented sales figures but in the case of Elvis the RCA figures are incomplete, most importantly sales during the 12 months after Elvis' death are unaccounted for.  BILLBOARD wrote in September 1977 that RCA shipped 20 million records a week. They had as many as 40 pressing plants working overtime to cope with the demand. RCA November releas
- Figures are based on "certified" albums sales, but this becomes VERY interesting because neither The Beatles nor Garth Brooks have any albums that have not been certified, Elvis however has more than 200 non-certified albums which combined sales would also have been yet more millions.
EIN published several articles on this in 2001 - with input from Roger Semon & Ernst Jørgensen.

While things have greatly changed over the last 16 years (unlike Garth Books, Elvis has been slack and recorded no new studio material!) the sales numbers for Elvis are however still not the complete picture.
Click here to "Is Elvis the Biggest Selling Recording Artist? - Sorting Out Records Sales Stats & RIAA Rules"
New 2017 and 2018 certifications are shown below...
GOLD - Elvis Presley Christmas Duets, An Afternoon In The Garden, Elvis' Greatest Jukebox Hits, Elvis Rock, The Great Performances, White Christmas.
GOLD Multi-Disc Set: He Touched Me, Artist Of the Century, Peace in the Valley, Christmas Peace, HITstory.
PLATINUM - Heart And Soul, That's The Way It Is, Elvis Ultimate Gospel.
MULTI- PLATINUM - Elvis: A Legendary Performer Vol. 1 (3X), It's Christmas Time (4X), Elvis 30 #1 Hits (6X).
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Lisa Marie Ordered to Pay Up: Lisa Marie was dealt a new financial card last week in the midst of her ongoing divorce case against ex Michael Lockwood. Inside a L.A. court room, Presley and Lockwood stood beside their attorneys as Judge Patrick Cathcart ordered the singer-songwriter to pay her estranged husband $100,000. The figure is to cover his attorney's projected fees in preparation for their August trial in their divorce case stemming from 2016.
Lisa Marie has 30 days to pay him the full amount.
Michael Lockwood sasy that Lisa Marie is lying about the mountain of debt she claims to be under, and about how much money she's earning. He points out she claimed to be making $104,000 per month in 2016, but also claimed she owed the IRS $1.67 million. Lockwood says that would mean she owes more than she made in income that year
The mother of four was stoic during the hearing and sported sunglasses. Both Presley and Lockwood did not speak during the hearing nor did they acknowledge each other afterward in the hallway.
The ruling comes on the heels of newly filed legal documents from Presley alleging she is more than $16 million in debt, including $10 million in tax bills from past years.
Lisa Marie filed for legal separation from Lockwood back in June 2016 after 10 years of marriage.
(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)

Monday 26 February 2018

Lisa Marie Presley Sues Her Former Manager for More Than $100 Million: Lisa Marie’s legal battles are far from over.  Elvis Presley’s daughter is suing her former manager,  Barry Siegel, after a failed investment. Presley claims that Siegel, who ran the trust that Elvis left for his daughter when he died in 1977, sold 85 percent her interest in Elvis Presley Enterprises for $100 million in 2005, according to the court documents obtained by  Us Weekly.  The singer-songwriter says in the docs that Siegel used the money from the sale to invest in Core Entertainment, which is the parent company of American Idol. Core went bankrupt in 2016, and as a result, Presley claims she lost $24.5 million.

“Siegel never provided Lisa with the required accounting at any time after the Core deal,” the court docs read, adding that “Siegel reportedly led Lisa to believe she was in ‘good shape’ with her finances.”
The “Nobody Noticed It” singer, 50, is suing Siegel for $100 million because she believes that she has “been damaged in an amount that has not yet been fully ascertained, but is believed to be in excess of $100 million,” the docs read.
As previously reported, Lisa Marie recently made headlines for her financial woes. She claimed in a court documents related to her divorce from Michael Lockwood on February 14 that she was $16 million in debt. According to the documents Lisa Marie owes more than $10 million in taxes from 2012 to 2017 (see EIN story below) and has defaulted on her debt of more than $6 million from her United Kingdom home. Presley also owes $263,050 in professional frees, $47,844 in credit card debt and an estimate of $250,000 in miscellaneous unpaid bills.

Lisa Marie revealed her financial struggles in response to a request from Lockwood that she help pay part of his $450,000 in attorney fees. Presley and Lockwood, who share 9-year-old twin daughters, called it quits in June 2016 after more than 10 years of marriage.
Other media report that Siegel says Presley has “uncontrollable spending habits” and he has filed his own lawsuit against her.
(News, Source:US Magazine/ElvisInfoNet)

Sunday 18 February 2018
Lisa Marie Presley is more than $16 million in debt?!?:  So where’s all the money, honey?! According to court documents filed on Valentine’s Day, Lisa Marie noted that she only has a total liquid assets of less than $20,000 and owes more than $10 million in unpaid taxes for the the years 2012 to 2015. Presley filed the court documents in response to the nasty ongoing divorce proceedings with her estranged husband, Michael Lockwood, who is suing Presley for spousal support and attorney’s fees.
According to the paperwork, Presley’s current business manager Justin Stiegemeyer claims his client “had not been provided with proper accountings or notices or been kept abreast of her finances” by her former business manager and that at the time they were fired, Presley had “total liquid assets of less than $20,000.”
Lisa Marie's ex Michael Lockwood won't face any personal charges following her claims he possessed inappropriate photos of children. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation looked into the matter but could not determine any crime had occurred.
Presley does receive a monthly salary of $4,361 from her late father Elvis Presley’s estate, and has $100,000 in dividends and interest from investments.
Presley and Lockwood, who married in 2006 and had twin daughters in 2008, have been locked in a bitter divorce battle for two years.
Lockwood has requested spousal support and asked Presley to cover his attorney’s fees.
(News, Source;UKTabloids/SM/ElvisInfoNet)

Thursday 1 February 2018
Happy 50th Birthday Lisa Marie!: It's hard to believe but today is Lisa Marie's 50th birthday. Lisa Marie was born February 1st 1968, nine months to the day after Elvis and Priscilla's wedding in Las Vegas on May 1, 1967.
The world has long been fascinated with the children of celebrities. While she has had her ups and downs life must have been a truly emotional roller-coaster being the daughter of Elvis. Unlike many celebrity children Lisa Marie has been famous her entire life, pretty much every second.
Cameras were in Priscilla’s Baptist Memorial Hospital room in Memphis, Tenn., after Lisa Marie was born in 1968. And they even followed her parents, with Priscilla in a wheelchair, as they headed home for the first time.
Lisa Marie has gone on to become a star in her own right, her 2003 debut album, To Whom It May Concern, went platinum and the world has watched her every step of the way.
Lisa Marie has been married four times. She first married Chicago-born musician Danny Keough in 1988, having two children, Riley Keough (actress born 1989) and son Benjamin Keough, born in 1992.

More famously she also married Michael Jackson and actor Nicolas Cage, before marrying music producer Michael Lockwood, father of her twin girls.
Her relationship with Michael Lockwood has ended with nasty on-going court cases
Lisa Marie Presley is also chairperson of the "Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation' formed by EPE in 1984 to continue Elvis's own tradition of generosity and community service and to honor his memory.
Right, Riley Keough, Lisa Marie and twins Harper Lockwood and Finley Lockwood.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lisa Marie

(Go here for more on Lisa Marie)
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Wednesday 31st January 2018
"Elvis was my first love" says Linda Thompson: Fox News recently reported on Linda Thompson remembering Elvis some forty years on.
Linda Thompson told them "I was always a fan, but I didn't think he would transcend time and space and become the iconic, almost religion he is now,"
Thompson was crowned Miss Tennessee back in 1972. She first met Presley at a movie theater. The former pageant queen described how Presley, whose marriage to Priscilla Presley had ended, was abusing prescription pills. The pair dated from 1972 until 1976.
Talking about Elvis' health issues she noted, "I don't have such an ego that I think I could have made a difference. But I know I did
take very good care of him and probably extended his life by a few years. I felt a keen responsibility to take good care of him.
Elvis was my first love, the one who altered my life the most. He was the first, and that's always very special. Time and circumstances will express themselves no matter what you do."
While Thompson went on to marry Bruce Jenner, now Caitlyn Jenner. She also later wed music producer David Foster, but they split in 2005. Still, she still keeps Presley in her heart.
"Elvis was very old-fashioned, I think that was one thing that he very much appreciated and valued in me, that I was a virtuous girl at the time. I wasn't that young, but I was a Southern Baptist. I grew up very conservatively and traditionally. I wanted to save myself for marriage, and he just thought that was very commendable. He didn't want to put the pressure on me to commit before I was ready. He was a Southern gentleman, a lovely human being."
Thompson also revealed she learned "romantic love" from Presley while living with him in Las Vegas and Graceland, as well as when they hit the road together for his performances.
"I learned just about everything about love, both good and bad. One of the biggest lessons I learned from living with Elvis and loving him for so many years was that we're all human, and no matter what level one has reached in terms of fame, they're still human beings.
It's a disservice, really, when we put celebrated people on a pedestal and don't allow them to be human. It's a very lonely experience for the individual. It's not a sustainable way to live. I think that happens to a lot of people who find themselves thrust into the spotlight. Life becomes a little distorted for them."
Thompson had no regrets about their romance.
"I absolutely adored him. And I still feel a connection to his soul because he was such a good human being and a charismatic figure. I got to know him very intimately as a human being, not just Elvis Presley the icon.
I still feel that and there's a raw spot in my heart when I see him or hear him sing. I have to stop what I'm doing and just remember the great love that we shared. That doesn't go away. That stays in the heart forever."

Click HERE to EIN's exclusive Linda Thompson interviews.
Go here to our book review of her biography 'A Little Thing Called Life.
(News, Source;Fox/ElvisInfoNet)

EPE suing Pool Companies for Guest House death: According to The Blast on-line news site, EPE is suing two pool companies that worked on the pool at the Guest House at Graceland, claiming they should be held liable for the bacteria that lead to one visitor dying after a stay there.
A woman named Linda Godsey died on June 21, 2017 after she allegedly contracted Legionnaires' Disease following a stay at the Guest House at Graceland.
Godsey's widow and her family sued EPE three months after she passed away.
The lawsuit claimed nine people, including Godsey, contracted the disease from the hot tub and swimming pool at the hotel.
In new court documents obtained by The Blast, EPE has now filed suit against Memphis Pool Supply, who

serviced and maintained the pool, and Santa Barbara Control Systems, who manufactures the equipment that was installed to monitor the bacteria levels in the pool and hot tub.
EPE claims the two parties are at fault, claiming either the equipment failed in some way, or it was not properly monitored or maintained. They want Memphis Pool Supply and Santa Barbara Control Systems to be held liable for any damages won by Godsey's family.
Memphis Pool Supply and Santa Barbara Control Systems each responded to EPE's suit, saying they should not be held liable for the water quality. They also accuse EPE and the hotel of failing to properly maintain the sprinkler system on the hotel grounds and for failing to make sure the water aerosolized from the sprinkler systems did not enter the pool or hot tub.
They demand the counter-suit be thrown out and the judge not hold them completely liable for any judgment.
(News, Source;TB/ElvisInfoNet)

EPE's Best moments of 2017: Graceland have posted their 'Top Moments of 2017'.
No matter what year it is, the New Year's Resolutions at Graceland are always the same:
Celebrate the life and legacy of Elvis Presley.
Find new and interesting ways to tell Elvis' story so that it's always fresh, even to Elvis fans who have visited the king's castle a hundred times.
Introduce Elvis to a new generation of fans.
This year, 2017, we can say we did all those things - and on a much larger, more grand scale than ever before.
This year, Graceland and Elvis fans celebrated Elvis in amazing ways that were, you guessed it, fit for a king.
Here are the 20 "best moments of 2017" as chosen by EPE in no particular order!
20. New Gold and Platinum Awards for Elvis' two albums with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, "The Wonder of You" and "If I Can Dream."
19. New Elvis Tunes -
'Elvis Christmas album with RPO' and  "Elvis Presley - A Boy From Tupelo - The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings"
18. Elvis on Tour -
World tour of "Wonder of You" with a live orchestra with Elvis on the big screen in the US,  Europe and Australia.
17. Elvis on Tour: The Exhibition -on display now at The O2 in London.
16. Gates of Graceland
Graceland's web series continues to delight fans with more behind-the-scenes action and artifacts.
15. KISS Me Quick
A popular new exhibit at Elvis Presley's Memphis is Icons: The Influence of Elvis Presley.
14. The Guest House at Graceland Turns One
The Guest House at Graceland celebrated its first anniversary in October
13. Sold! The Auction at Graceland
Three Auctions at Graceland this year with the Elvis Week auction the biggest money earner ever.
12. Celebrity Visitors to Graceland
This year we welcomed many celebrity visitors, including Niall Horan, Kesha, Aloe Blacc, Jon Bon Jovi, and The Beach Boys' Mike Love.
11. The Ultimate Return
Elvis Week's 10 previous winners at Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist 'The Ultimate Return'.
10. Gordon Hendricks Wins 2017 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest
9.  Elvis' Birthday Celebration
8. 2017 Lighting Ceremony

Elvis' friend George Klein flipped the switch on Graceland's lights with the help of Graceland CEO Jack Soden.
7. Graceland's Holiday Concert Weekend
Fans from around the world gathered at Graceland for the first-ever Holiday Concert Weekend. The weekend wrapped up with Elvis Live in Concert, which featured an all-star band with Elvis on the big screen. The shows earned standing ovations, the Holiday Concert Weekend will return in 2018!
6. Racquetball Building Renovations
To help keep Graceland in its original state, Elvis' Racquetball Building received a major facelift this year
5. Musical Journey with Graceland Excursions
The luxury Graceland Excursions motorcoach will take you on a educational - journey into Elvis' roots.
4. Elvis Week 2017
Elvis Week marked the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley's passing, and it was an emotional, but memorable, week.
3. Candlelight Vigil 2017
The 39th annual Candlelight Vigil, which marked the 40th anniversary of Elvis' passing, was a family affair, with Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley and three of Lisa's children, Ben, Harper and Finley, in attendance.
2. Elvis' White Piano Returns to Graceland
Elvis' white piano changed hands several times over the years, but this year - 60 years after Elvis purchased it - the piano returned home to Graceland.
1. Elvis Presley's Memphis Opens
On March 2, 2017, Graceland opened its new, 200,000 square foot, state-of-the-art exhibit and entertainment complex, Elvis Presley's Memphis. The complex allows our Archives Team to display more Elvis artifacts than ever before. The complex houses the world's largest Elvis museum, Elvis: The Entertainer Career Museum, and a new, large automobile museum, called Presley Motors plus extra exhibits.
Click here to EPE website to read more.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Thursday 11th January 2018
Graceland Celebrates Elvis’ Birthday: On Monday Graceland Celebrated Elvis’ Birthday with the cutting of the cake plus the opening of the new 'Hollywood Backlot' Exhibit.
The new Exhibit at “Elvis Presley’s Memphis” complex features sets and artefacts from “Sun Records” Television Series
Graceland guests from around the world gathered on the front lawn of Elvis Presley’s iconic home this morning to celebrate Elvis’ birthday, joining city officials and Graceland executives as Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell, Jr. read the official proclamation for “Elvis Presley Day” in Memphis and Shelby County.  The specially-prepared birthday cake was a tribute to Elvis’ 1968 Comeback Special, as Graceland kicks off its year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary year of this milestone TV event.
EPE also marked the occasion by officially opening its newest exhibit at Elvis Presley’s Memphis. The “Hollywood Backlot” exhibit features production sets and artifacts from the acclaimed television series “Sun Records” produced by ThinkFactory Media. Filmed in Memphis and aired on CMT network in 2017 (until the second series was cancelled), the eight-episode series chronicled the meteoric rise to fame of pioneering musicians Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. Guided by Sun Records founder and producer Sam Phillips, these young musicians combined the styles of “hillbilly country” with the 1950s R&B sound created by artists like B.B. King, Fats Domino and Ike Turner, and changed the course of music forever.
Included in this one-of-a-kind exhibit are iconic set pieces that will transport guests back to the historic Memphis Recording Service studio and WHBQ Radio – during the birth of rock ‘n’ roll.
Click here to watch the 2018 Elvis Birthday Proclamation Ceremony.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Priscilla's step-father Paul Beaulieu has died: Priscilla Presley's stepfather, Paul Beaulieu, has died. He passed away in the Brentwood, CA home that Elvis Presley gave to him, on Thursday, Jan. 4 from kidney failure. He had been in declining health for several years. Paul Beaulieu is bottom left in this photo of Elvis & Priscilla's wedding.
Funeral services are expected to take place sometime next week in Santa Monica, CA and many members of Priscilla's family, including daughter Lisa Marie Presley and granddaughter Riley Keough, will attend. A source close noted that Priscilla is trying to keep the news of her father's passing quiet at this time to avoid paparazzi interest in the matter.
Nearly one week before Paul's death, his actress granddaughter Riley took to Instagram to share a sweet snapshot of herself FaceTiming her grandfather.
Priscilla first met Elvis, in 1959 when she was just 14 years old and living with her family in Wiesbaden, Germany, where Paul was working as an Air Force officer. Elvis was also stationed there as an Army sergeant.
Priscilla has admitted that her stepfather Paul was not too keen on her dating Elvis at first. "I’ll never forget it. My father said, 'Absolutely not!' My mother said, 'I won’t let you walk across the street to see Elvis Presley!' I knew this was going to be a battle." When Elvis wanted to see Priscilla again, she recalled that her father "interrogated" her. "He wanted to know, 'What happened the first night? Why does he want to see you again?'" Priscilla then revealed that Elvis came to her house "in full uniform" to speak to her parents. "He came absolutely decked out in white gloves, hat, everything! Already Elvis had won my father over! They talked for an hour and a half."
(News, Source;Various/ElvisInfoNet) 

Monday 8th January 2018 - - - HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELVIS !! - - -

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELVIS

EIN wishes Elvis all the best, where ever he is, celebrating his 83rd Birthday.

 

Fifty-six years ago today in 1962 Elvis celebrated his 27th birthday at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas - (photo right).

  

Elvis was there with Memphis girlfriend Bonnie Bunkley as well as Joe Esposito & friends. Elvis also met up with one of his favourite songwriters Don Robertson.
President Nigel Patterson of the Elvis Information Network Fan Club (Australia's oldest Elvis fan club) was also there to present Elvis with a special Birthday cake. 

Tuesday 2 January 2017 - - - HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our readers - - -
Elvis and Priscilla at Christmas: So many of us have spent Christmas with Elvis' music, but Priscilla Presley actually spent Christmas with Elvis.
At NPR –World café Priscilla recently shared heartwarming memories of holidays with the King, from the first time they ever exchanged gifts to their tree-trimming traditions as a married couple living at Graceland, to how that changed when Priscilla gave birth to their daughter, Lisa Marie, and how Priscilla feels when she hears Elvis' music now.
While the interview is basically a promo piece for the 'Christmas with Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' album she did have a few interesting comments to share
... Christmas was Elvis' favourite time of year, he was like a kid at this time of year. He liked buying gifts. He had liked to pick out his own gifts to give to his friends. He would call his jeweller to bring over a selection and he would go shopping as well. Elvis just love giving. We would have Santa come and see Lisa when she was just two years old. It was Elvis' father dressed up and he loved doing it.

The one thing I loved was decorating the Christmas tree. I'd do something with the girls who were married and who worked with Elvis. I wanted it to look perfect. I would let Elvis and a couple of the guys add the tinfoil to look like little icicles hanging-down, but Elvis would roll it up and throw it like a snowball at the tree. Then everyone would join in. I remember getting so mad because it messed up the look of the tree.
... Elvis didn't want to play his own to his music around the house, he was a little embarrassed, a little shy about playing his own records. If he was playing anyone's records it would be other artists like Roy Orbison - ''Pretty Papers" he loved that - Brenda Lee, and Glenn Campbell, different artists he would listen to. We had the radio on a lot, he listened to all the new material on the radio.
"


CLICK HERE to NPR –World café to listen to the 20 minute interview
(News, Source;NPR/ElvisInfoNet)


Elvis’ granddaughter interested in playing DC Comics super-villain “Poison Ivy’: Riley Keough has informally thrown her name onto the list of hopeful actresses that want to play Poison Ivy on the big screen, with the character's next appearance scheduled for Gotham City Sirens. How much would her grandfather love that!

We haven't seen Pamela Isley in a movie since the disastrous Batman and Robin, from Joel Schumacher in 1997, when Uma Thurman took on the character. It's been over 20 years and fans should be able to wipe their collective memory of the campy portrayal. However, Fox's Gotham hasn't had the best track record with Poison Ivy on the small screen, either. That version of the character has gone through four changes since the show began, never finding the correct way to integrate Poison Ivy. 

A fan on Twitter asked Elvis' granddaughter who she'd rather play in a movie, with a choice between Poison Ivy and Batgirl. The actress chose Poison Ivy and claimed that the character was her favorite, which isn't exactly begging for the part, but it's a start. The chances of seeing Poison Ivy on the big screen again are looking pretty slim at this point in time after the Justice League movie came out and tanked, weakening the DCEU and leading to substantial changes behind-the-scenes at Warner Bros. The Gotham City Sirens project is rumored to be in development as is the Batgirl movie, but the status of both projects is currently up in the air. Pamela Isley is a major component to Gotham City Sirens, joining up with Catwoman and Harley Quinn, but it looks like Harley Quinn will next be seen in Suicide Squad 2 and then possibly in a Joker and Harley Quinn spin-off movie, but like most of the projects in development, it's hard to tell which ones will end up being made. Margot Robbie's portrayal of Harley Quinn is all of the rage at the moment, so Gotham City Sirens may be on the backburner.

If Poison Ivy were to show up in the DCEU in the near future, Riley Keough would be a pretty good choice. Her work with director Steven Soderbergh in Magic MikeLucky Logan, and Starz series The Girlfriend Experience all prove that she has some serious acting ability and can fit into whatever role that is thrown at her. Fans have been waiting to see Keough back in the action genre since her work in 2015's Mad Max: Fury Road, so hopefully a chance at the Poison Ivy role ends up happening. You can check out what the actress had to say about portraying Poison Ivy courtesy of Riley Keough's Twitter account. (News, Source: MovieWeb.com)



2017

Monday 25 December 2017 .... "Well, it's Christmas time pretty baby"...
Everyone working at EIN wishes all of our readers a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Let's wish for a happy & peaceful 2018 ...

I hear a choir
Singing sweetly somewhere
And a glow fills my heart
I'm at peace with the world
As the sound of their singing fills the air

Oh why can't every day be like Christmas?
Why can't that feeling go on endlessly
For if everyday could be just like Christmas, What a wonderful world this would be....

For Red West - March 8, 1936 > July 18, 2017 - RIP. 

Lisa Marie visits Children's Foundation: In another positive Christmas story, Lisa Marie was a special guest at The Brigitte & Bobby Sherman Children's Foundation Christmas gathering. The Brigitte & Bobby Sherman Children's Foundation provides quality education and support system to brilliant but needy children in Ghana.

Rick Chambers introduced Lisa Marie Presley noting that she had created the first endeavor of The Presley Charitable Foundation called Presley Place - New Orleans; a transitional housing facility for homeless families. It provides homeless families up to one year of rent-free housing, child day care, career and financial counseling, family management guidance and other tools to help them break the cycle of poverty and regain self-esteem and independence. She also donated all proceeds from her Duet with her dad’s “In The Ghetto” to the victims of Hurricane Katrina."
(News, Source;SM/ElvisInfoNet)


Tuesday 5 December 2017
'Elvis on Tour' exhibition rocks London: The O2’s Elvis on Tour exhibition hosts a stunning collection of over 35 jumpsuits and costumes worn by Elvis between 1969-1977.
In this youtube AP interview Priscilla Presley "Actress/BusinessWoman!" discusses the new tour and some of the stunning artefacts on display
Elvis' road case still remains exactly as Elvis packed it.
Priscilla notes, “This particular road case was found in our warehouse, these are the scarves that he would hand out to his fans. It was all packed and ready to go for the tour that he was going on before he passed".
The O2’s Elvis on Tour exhibition hosts a stunning collection of over 35 jumpsuits and costumes worn by Elvis between 1969-1977.
Click here to see the YouTube Priscilla interview.
From November 3, 2017 Tickets: Adult £25 / Child £12 / Concessions £18.
To book, please visit: www.elvisontourexhibition.co.uk Opening times: 9:30am > 7:30pm
Go here to EIN's exclusive 'Elvis ON Tour' exhibition - Interview with Angie Marchese, Graceland Director of Archives:
(News, Source;AP/ElvisInfoNet)

'Elvis, Lisa Marie Presley & Human Dignity' New Book: Controversial author Darrin Memmer has published a new book "Elvis, Lisa Marie Presley & Human Dignity: Lights Out In Memphis", A4 format and 268 pages of groundbreaking interviews, depositions and Aug. 16th, 1977 documentation - now available worldwide ($14 U.S. dollars • 14 € • 14 £) + shipping.
The stunning content is 99% identical to "Elvis, Miley Cyrus & Human Dignity: Miley's TLC For EP And HH" (same publication date), ladies and gentlemen. And for good reason! Read on...
Lisa Marie Presley is presented with useful knowledge and asked to permit Rebel DNA to guide her in a defense on behalf of her father's dignity. Your author is shipping a personalized copy of each book to Miley Cyrus and Lisa Marie. The question to be answered: "Will Miley or LMP be the first to act in a restoration of Human Dignity to Elvis Aaron Presley?"
Featured amongst the unpublished material are: Ginger Alden, Dr. Jerry T. Francisco, "Chief Medical Investigator For The State Of Tennessee" Daniel D. Warlick, Dr. James S. Bell, Dr. Nick, Kathy Westmoreland, Marian Justice Cocke, Larry Geller, and Ulysses S. Jones, Jr. (MFD).
This time Darrin Memmer suggests  "exclusive statement issued by Ginger Alden to the author, in addition to Darrin's exclusive interview with The Chief Medical Investigator Daniel Warlick, prove that Ernst Jørgensen and Peter Guralnick's allegation (in "Elvis Day By Day") that places Elvis Presley "lying facedown in a pool of vomit" on August 16, 1977, is patently false; thus, a desecration. It is a disgrace.
This degrading falsehood deprives Lisa Marie's father, who can no longer defend himself, of a fundamental element of Human Dignity: dignity in death. This cannot continue!- With LMP joining Miley Cyrus and you, fellow Elvis fans, I shall end this desecration... with the TRUTH!
"Elvis, Lisa Marie Presley & Human Dignity: Lights Out In Memphis" features photographs from the collections of Bob Heis (EP with Vernon during his final stage performance), Keith Alverson (Ms. Myrna Yvonne Smith), and Phil Gelormine (the beautiful LMP shot on the cover).
Available now on Amazon - click here
(News, Source;DM/ElvisInfoNet)

Sunday 26 November 2017
'The Wonder Of You' Elvis UK Tour 2017 back in full swing: Following the sellout British arena tour in 2016 and the No.1 multi-platinum album The Wonder Of You, Elvis Presley's return to the UK ''The Wonder Of You' live concert experience is back in full swing.
The six date UK arena tour kicked off in Glasgow last Thursday before taking in Leeds and getting to Newcastle Arena last night 25th, while tomorrow it hits Birmingham Genting Arena (27th), then Manchester Arena (28th), with the finale at London's O2 Arena on November 30th.
Last year's run gained critical applause including, the Lancashire Telegraph's "By the end, the show left no-one in any doubt. Elvis is and always will be the king of rock and roll - and so much more besides".
Featuring a special personal appearance by Priscilla Presley, the shows will once again give fans a chance to experience the man who changed the course of popular music.
If I Can Dream and The Wonder Of You (Elvis' 13th No.1 album in the UK!) were produced by Don Reedman, Priscilla Presley and EPE. Priscilla Presley will be also be making a very special appearance at the arena shows.
These shows will be a musical celebration of the legend for whom superlatives weren't enough and who continues to break records.
Go here to EIN's exclusive review of the Elvis / RPO 2016 London Concert
November 27 Birmingham Genting Arena
November 28 Manchester Arena
November 30 London O2 Arena
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Wednesday 22 November 2017
Interview - Angie Marchese, Graceland Director of Archives: Following the success of the 2014/15 Elvis at the O2 exhibition, which attracted a staggering 200,000 visitors, Graceland have decided to return to London’s O2 Arena with the Elvis on Tour The Exhibition. The focus this time has been narrowed down to the period from 1969 – 1977 and over 200 items are included from the Graceland archive, including over 35 outfits, costume sketches and guitars that Elvis used onstage.

Zoey Goto, author of Elvis Style: From Zoot Suits to Jumpsuits visited the exhibition to meet with Graceland’s director of archives, Angie Marchese to discuss how the show was put together and Elvis’ unique style. Angie also discusses who had creative control of Elvis' on-stage fashions, the "must-see" item of the Exhibition and other artists that have been influenced by Elvis' striking fashion sense.

(Interview, Source: Zoey Goto/EIN)



Elvis Divorce papers sell for £20,000:  Divorce papers signed by Elvis and his ex-wife Priscilla have sold for £20,000 at auction.
The papers, 12 pages, include details of the divorce after the couple, who married in 1967, started living apart in 1972.
As part of the settlement, Elvis signed over to Priscilla his 1971 Mercedes Benz, 1969 Cadillac Eldorado, Harley-Davidson motorbike and $100,000.
The documents also reveal the 'Dallas' star received half of the income from their three properties in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and Palm Springs.
It reads: "The parties were married on May 1, 1967 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unfortunate circumstances and unhappy differences have arisen between the parties by reason of which they have lived separate and apart since February 23, 1972, and by reason of which they intend to dissolve their marriage."
The papers were sold to a phone bidder from USA at the Henry Aldridge Auctioneers in Devizes. The auctioneer said the 12 papers were a "fabulous piece of show business history".
The papers, from 15 August 1972, have been signed three times by Elvis and four times by Priscilla. These are exceptional examples of Elvis's signature, being both bold and large. It is extremely rare to have Elvis sign in his full name, Elvis Aaron Presley, and also Aaron with two AAs, as it was written on his tombstone. Each of the 12 pages contains fascinating details and offers the reader a snapshot into the details involved between both parties that only legal documents can give.
He said the person selling the items was a collector from USA and had chosen the Wiltshire auction house after seeing the company's previous sales of Elvis material reported in US media.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Priscilla in Australia: Priscilla first arrived in Brisbane earlier this week for her show 'Elvis and Me: An Evening with Priscilla Presley'. (See Tour Details Below)
Tour insiders confirmed rumours that she had left Scientology, despite a representative for Presley publicly denying the reports.
“She is completely out of it,” the insider said. “She says she lives a normal life.”
Fans will be able to ask her more at her show where the 72-year-old Priscilla talks about her teenage years, being romanced by Elvis, their marriage and life inside the gates of Graceland.
She also answers questions from the audience.
She said that she was also excited to spend a day watching the horse racing on Oaks Day at Flemington.
Elvis' ex-wife explained that she is very familiar with horses.
"I'm very fond of them, I had horses at Graceland, a quarter horse and a Tennessee Walking Horse.
Wearing an outfit by Australian designer Manning Cartell, Presley said she was very fond of Melbourne.
"It's my third time here but I've never had as much time as I do now. Last night I was on the river and I was able to see whole city and all the lights lit and had a little glass of wine and it was absolutely beautiful."
(News, Source;AussieTabloids/ElvisInfoNet)

Lisa Marie suing former financial managers for squandering over $100Million: 49-year-old Lisa Marie has stated that her managers stopped paying her taxes in 2012 and 'secretly used her money' on 'bad investments'
Lisa Marie Presley is said to be filing a lawsuit 'as early as Monday' against her former financial managers.
She is suing Provident Financial Management for 'squandering more than $100M over the last decade.'
It began in 2004 when the 49-year-old entrusted PFM's Senior Managing Director Barry J. Siegel to sell 85 percent of her late father's estate to Robert F.X. Sillerman for $100M.
According to TMZ, the singer claimed Sillerman and Siegel's investments tanked, including putting $9M into an English estate then stopping payments.
Lisa Marie alleged that PFM stopped paying her income taxes in 2012, which left her with a $7M IRS bill and, as of May 2016, the trust was depleted to $14K on top of her $500K credit card debt.
Siegel responded that Presley went broke twice due to her own spending habits, and he reportedly plans on countersuing for $800K in unpaid management fees.
The case with suing and countersuing is bound to be complicated
(News, Source;TMZ/ElvisInfoNet)

Thursday 2 November 2017
New London Exhibition, 'Elvis on Tour' Opens Tomorrow: Elvis Presley will be returning to The O2 in London with a new exhibition, Elvis on Tour, opening tomorrow November 3, 2017.
Following the mammoth success of 'Elvis at The O2 exhibition' which was visited by over 200,000 people, Elvis on Tour The Exhibition will showcase more than 200 artifacts from the Graceland archives many of which will be in the UK for the very first time.
This new exhibition covering the years 1969 – 1977 will provide an in-depth look at the world that was Elvis on Tour, offering a unique insight into exactly what drove the audiences wild in the ’70’s – the chance to see the King in concert as he toured America.
Bringing together dozens of examples of Elvis’ costumes and stage wear along with the guitars, jewellery, posters and - for the first time - unique interviews with Elvis’ touring band.
Providing an insight into what went on backstage, the planes, the clothes and of course the music, Elvis on Tour The Exhibition will bring fans as close as possible to the experience of seeing the King live for themselves.
Artifacts showcased in Elvis on Tour The Exhibition and leaving Graceland include:
  Over 35 jumpsuits and costumes worn by Elvis between 1969-1977
 Elvis Guitars from tours played during the period, including the Gretzch Country Gentlemen Guitar from 1969
 Tour trunks including one still filled with silk scarves that Elvis gave out to audiences at his concerts during 1969-1970
 Original acetate of ‘An American Trilogy’ – brought by Priscilla
 Original costume sketches designed by Elvis’s designer Bill Belew
Gold Belt given to Elvis in 1969 by the International Hotel to mark his record breaking live performance attendance in the City

Priscilla Presley will be making a very special appearance in London on November 30, 2017, joining the RPO on stage at The O2 as part of the Elvis in Concert – Live on Stage UK tour.
Opens November 3, 2017 Tickets: Adult £25 / Child £12 / Concessions £18.
To book, please visit: www.elvisontourexhibition.co.uk Opening times: 9:30am > 7:30pm
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)


Monday 23 October 2017
'Elvis And Me' in Australia 2 weeks to go: Priscilla Presley, the original first lady of Rock n Roll, has stories to share. Be captivated by Priscilla as she tells us about her teenage years, being romanced by Elvis, their marriage and life inside the gates of Graceland. Hear how she raised a daughter during the rise of the tabloids and how she coped with Elvis’ passing. Audiences will feel invited into her living room as she shares intimate stories and hand-picked pieces from her private collection of movies and photos.
For the first time, Priscilla will answer your questions directly - Do not miss this opportunity to join this intimate and once in a lifetime open conversation!
Saturday 4 November 2017 - The Star, Gold Coast
Monday 6 November 2017 - Crown Theatre, Perth
Thursday 9 November - Crown Palladium, Melbourne
Sunday 12 November - Star Event Centre, Sydney

Click here to RCM Touring for tickets and more info
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Three New Graceland Books: Three new books were published for Elvis Week 2017. Each around 100 pages and costing $25.
- Elvis Presley's Graceland: The Official Guidebook - Hardcover Edition
The Official tour book of Elvis Presley's Graceland.
This collectable hard cover tour book is filled with Elvis and Graceland photos and information making it a must have for all Elvis fans and Graceland visitors. This photo based guidebook tells the story of Elvis' life and career in addition to giving the reader an extensive tour of Graceland, it's history and the accompanying exhibits and attractions.
Includes: Glossy front and back photo cover
Beautiful photos of Elvis' beloved Graceland (interior and exterior)
Over 20 full page Elvis Presley photos
Hardback Dimensions 9" x 12" Approx 112 pages
- Elvis Presley Iconic Stagewear - Hardcover Book
From the Graceland Archives. This full-color hardcover book takes the reader on an extensive & up-close tour of Elvis' famous stagewear collection and provides an all new look into the King of Rock 'n' Roll's style evolution. Full-page, full-color photography of Elvis' wardrobe, including his amazing jumpsuits, is paired with style details, facts, quotes, original designer sketches, and more! - 110 pages
- The Candlelight Vigil - Hardcover Book
From the Graceland Archives. This full-color hardcover book takes the reader on a look back at nearly 40 years of Elvis Week Candlelight Vigils. Photography, images of mementos and newspaper clippings from the Graceland Archives fill the pages of this tribute style guide starting with the first Candlelight Vigil in 1978.
100 pages- Hardcover
Go here to EPE SHOP to order $25 each.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)
 
Tuesday 3 October 2017
New Elvis Children's Book - by Priscilla!: Priscilla Presley is keeping Elvis Presley's legacy alive with younger generations by releasing a children's book. Priscilla has revealed that she was inspired by her young grandchildren to write 'Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender' inspired by Elvis' classic 1956 ballad.
"The twins know much about their grandfather, how famous he is, his love of Graceland, his movies and his songs. They can hear one of his songs on the radio and right away know that's his voice. I can't imagine them not liking the book.
"First of all, they will instantly recognise the title and secondly it's a feel-good story of love and accepting and a happy ending. Isn't that what children want?"
The picture book hits stores on 13 November 2017 and Priscilla is eager to see how children will react to it. The 72-year-old reveals Harper and Finley, her young grandkids from daughter Lisa Marie's marriage to musician Michael Lockwood, are always eager to read books to her.
"Both Harper and Finley enjoy going to bookstores and picking out books, they love fairy tales. When they started to read it was more them wanting to read to me."
Harper and Finley spent time with grandma Priscilla earlier this year, while Lisa Marie was locked in her bitter divorce battle.
(News, Source;SM/ElvisInfoNet)


Friday 15 September 2017
Lawsuit Against EPE for Elvis fan who died of Legionnaires: A Kentucky woman who was among nine people sickened by Legionnaires' disease after staying at the Graceland Guest House later died as a result of the ailment, an autopsy report confirmed.
Linda Gail Godsey (shown sitting) 62, a resident of Breathitt County, died on June 21, just days after she and three family members returned from a visit to the Guest House at Graceland located just north of Elvis Presley's famed home.
An autopsy report completed late last month and filed with the Kentucky State Medical Examiner's Office lists "Legionnaires' disease as the immediate cause of death, although earlier medical problems suffered by Godsey were "contributory."
Godsey's family has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Guest House, EPE, owner of the hotel.
Shelby County Health Department spokeswoman Angela Moore said Tuesday that privacy regulations prevented her from confirming Godsey's death or any details about her illness.
The $92 million, 450-room Guest House at 3600 Elvis Presley Boulevard, immediately north of the late singer's famed home, opened last October.
Department officials announced the outbreak in June and said it appeared to be linked to the hot tub and pool at the hotel, which opened last October.
The nine people sickened all stayed at the Guest House between May 15 and June 26.
"In my opinion ... there was clear negligence in the failure to properly regulate the hot tub and allowing the very virulent bacteria to grow in the tub," Savage said.
The suit seeks unspecified monetary damages.
(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)

EPE's New Whitehaven Arena: Graceland plans to go to the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) in the next week seeking a bigger percentage of the city and county property tax revenue from its 120-acre campus for a $50 million arena in Whitehaven.
Joel Weinshanker, the managing partner of Graceland Holdings, put in an appearance before Shelby County commissioners to talk about the third act of an expansion of Graceland's campus that began last year.
He says the plan for the Whitehaven arena with 5,000 to 6,000 seats isn't to compete with any venue in Memphis and Shelby County.
The arena, which is to open in 2019, is the latest EPE expansion on the 120 acres it owns in Whitehaven.
It follows the construction of the $90 million, 450-room Guest House at Graceland and the $45 million entertainment complex known as Elvis Presley's Memphis, which features the largest Elvis Presley museum in the world. The resort opened in October, the complex in March.
Graceland is seeking a higher percentage of the property tax increment it currently draws from the 20-year tax increment financing,
or TIF, zone that is limited to the Graceland campus - specifically the 120 acres owned by EPE.
Weinshanker talked about the arena as being a staging point for Memphis-based productions that would then go on tour around the world from the arena and use Memphis musicians and other local talent.
He said that would start with a gospel music touring show Graceland is creating with Sony to include an Elvis gospel tribute, with the stage show being the first production at the event center.
Weinshanker never specifically mentioned FedExForum when he talked about competition.
 "If we are going to be taking events away from anyone, it will be in Mississippi."
Weinshanker specifically mentioned Landers Center, the 10,000-seat arena in Southaven that has benefited from the gap in Memphis indoor venues between the 2,300 seats in The Orpheum Theatre and the nearly 20,000-seat FedExForum.
Graceland initially considered booking its annual August Elvis tribute at Landers Center but decided to bite the bullet and lose a substantial amount of money because "we are Memphis proud."
The arena portion of the Whitehaven event center would constitute 60 percent of the space in the new building with the rest being retail and some exhibits, McLaren said. And he told commissioners the cost of the project would be closer to $50 million than $40 million.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Monday 28 August 2017
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Wednesday 16 August 2017 - - - - FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY - - - -

Forever Elvis - Forty Years On: In his all too short career Elvis managed to achieve more than any other entertainer, the birth of rock 'n' roll, his career renaissance after two years in the army, the family entertainment of his sixties movies, the powerful musical comeback of 1969, the on-stage live return-to-splendour of the 70s, the power of his musical creativity throughout his whole career, his unbelievable generosity and more than anything, the love he gave to his devoted fans.
Forty years on we all are once again thinking about tragic end to Elvis' incredible life and how much he did for us in his all too short life-time.
In 2017 EIN's Piers Beagley looks back at why the legacy of ELVIS is so important to us all forty years on - - along with memories of Elvis from Joe Esposito, Marty Lacker and Larry Geller

(Spotlight, Source;ElvisInformationNetwork)


ELVIS WEEK 2017 - DAY 6- EIN exclusive report: ‘C’mon Everybody’ and watch out Memphis because Sanja Meegin, EIN's roving reporter, is back in the Promised Land once again to give us all the inside scoops on Elvis Week 2017.

Yesterday Sanja spent the whole evening at the Candlelit Vigil and Meditation Gardens on a emotional summer's night. It was all the more emotional with Lisa Marie plus her children and Priscilla being there to say a special Thank You to all the fans.

EIN is the only website with these exclusive Sanja Meegin Elvis Week 2017 reports, click here & don't miss her great photos

 

(Elvis Week 2017, Source:ElvisInformationNetwork)


Vigil Numbers down on 2012: Forty years ago today, Elvis Presley died in his Memphis home. As one of the world's biggest stars and a pioneering voice in rock and roll music, news of his death at age 42 would give rise to the cult of personality that endures still today.
It's a fandom that drew an estimated crowd of 50,000 to 60,000 people last night to Elvis Presley Boulevard for Graceland's annual Candlelight Vigil, about 15,000 fewer than five years ago. Officials predicted a larger than average attendance this year, enticed by the recent $130 million expansion of the entertainment complex.
But many long-time Elvis fans had as much to say about the corporate changes at Graceland and EPE as they did about their love for the King of Rock and Roll.
"It's just not the same; it just isn't," said Kelly Diakonis, a frequent vigil attendee from Chicago. She was first in line outside the famous gates of Graceland on Tuesday afternoon.
"I don't think it's only me, most of everybody is saying the same thing. It's kind of Disney World now. It's lost that feeling of being someone's house."
The expansion added gift shops, a hotel and museum exhibits. It also added steeper admission prices.

Cheryl Skogan from LA said the structure and pricing of Elvis Week is broadcasting the wrong message to fans.
"It's not personal anymore; it's too commercial," she said.
The most egregious change for die-hard Elvis fans was Graceland's decision to make the vigil a paid event. Traditionally, it has been free, giving everyone who wanted to wait in the enormous line the opportunity to walk quietly past Elvis' grave and pay their respects. Now locals who have no desire to buy tickets to see the Museum during Elvis Week must pay Graceland $28.75 for the privilege.
Skogan called the scheme "ridiculous."
Graceland defended the cost, citing crowd size and beefed up security measures that kept many early arrivals standing in long lines just to access the street in front of the house. Far fewer in numbers were the homespun Elvis "shrines" set up most years by local Elvis fans.
Elvis would have been 82 this year, and while the ages of his fans seem to get ever younger, his music itself remains ageless.
News, Source;WKNO/ElvisInfoNet)

Priscilla Talks Elvis 40 Years On: Priscilla Presley, 72, candidly spoke about life with late husband Elvis and described iconic singer as vulnerable when promoting her up-coming Australian speaking-tour on Channel 9's Today Show. 
In an interview with the Richard Wilkins, Priscilla Presley admitted that she never viewed her husband as a worldwide phenomenon, the 72-year-old revealed a vulnerable and softer side to his persona: 'He poured his heart out to me.'
Priscilla appeared on the Channel Nine breakfast program to promote her upcoming Australian tour in November, that will see her share stories from her fascinating life.
And in the short clip, the actress and businesswoman revealed details on life as the partner of one of the greatest entertainers of all time.
Quizzed as to whether she knew she was dating a superstar, Priscilla responded with a laugh: 'No, I didn't.
'I saw him at probably one of the most vulnerable times of his life. Losing his mother and then of course being drafted which was devastating at the top of his career. So he poured his heart out to me,' the actress and businesswoman revealed.
(EIN note, Elvis of course met Priscilla after his Mother died)
'Obviously I'd heard of Elvis, one of my best friends had a fan club that you could join and she showed me the magazine, and when she showed me the inside...
'Elvis was signing this blonde woman across her breasts. I looked at that and (thought) there's no way I could be a part of this fan club. It's really gross.
'And then I was introduced to him, but do you know what it was?' Priscilla trailed off.,,
Priscilla will visit Australia in November this year, sharing her personal stories in an interview format.
Click here for tickets 
(News, Source/ElvisInfoNet)

Watch Video of the 2017 Candlelight Vigil - REPLAY: Thousands of Elvis fans gather around the gates of Graceland for the annual Candlelight Vigil and to celebrate the life and legacy of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.
The ceremony for the 39th anniversary is organized as always by the Elvis Country Fan Club.
Priscilla was there to thank everyone as was Lisa Marie - - This year's nominated theme song was Elvis' "The Wonder Of You".Gates remain open until all who wish to participate in the procession have done so, which typically takes until the early morning hours of August 16, the anniversary date of Elvis' passing.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH REPLAY - 8pm-CT USA = 1am GMT
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

On this hot and steamy night Lisa Marie let fans light their special rememberance candles from hers..

New UK Exhibition, 'Elvis on Tour': Due to phenomenal public demand, Elvis Presley will be returning to The O2 in London with a new exhibition, Elvis on Tour, opening on November 3, 2017.
Following the mammoth success of 'Elvis at The O2 exhibition' which was visited by over 200,000 people, Elvis on Tour The Exhibition will showcase more than 200 artifacts from the Graceland archives many of which will be in the UK for the very first time.
This new exhibition covering the years 1969 – 1977 will provide an in-depth look at the world that was Elvis on Tour, offering a unique insight into exactly what drove the audiences wild in the ’70’s – the chance to see the King in concert as he toured America.
Bringing together dozens of examples of Elvis’ costumes and stage wear along with the guitars, jewellery, posters and - for the first time - unique interviews with Elvis’ touring band.
Providing an insight into what went on backstage, the planes, the clothes and of course the music, Elvis on Tour The Exhibition will bring fans as close as possible to the experience of seeing the King live for themselves.
Artifacts showcased in Elvis on Tour The Exhibition and leaving Graceland include:
  Over 35 jumpsuits and costumes worn by Elvis between 1969-1977
 Elvis Guitars from tours played during the period, including the Gretzch Country Gentlemen Guitar from 1969
 Tour trunks including one still filled with silk scarves that Elvis gave out to audiences at his concerts during 1969-1970
 Original acetate of ‘An American Trilogy’ – brought by Priscilla
 Original costume sketches designed by Elvis’s designer Bill Belew
Gold Belt given to Elvis in 1969 by the International Hotel to mark his record breaking live performance attendance in the City
''To have a second exhibition dedicated to Elvis opening in London is remarkable. We were overwhelmed by the huge numbers, who were not only fans but people who were curious to learn more about Elvis, who visited the last exhibition at The O2," Priscilla Presley said.
Priscilla Presley will be making a very special appearance in London on November 30, 2017, joining the RPO on stage at The O2 as part of the Elvis in Concert – Live on Stage UK tour.
Opens November 3, 2017 Tickets: Adult £25 / Child £12 / Concessions £18.
To book, please visit: www.elvisontourexhibition.co.uk Opening times: 9:30am > 7:30pm
Tickets for this new three month retrospective will go on sale at 9am on Friday, August 18.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Thursday 10 August 2017
Elvis Week 2017 starts Tomorrow: On August 16, 1977 Elvis Presley died at Graceland, his sanctuary and estate in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 42 years old. The news sent a wave of shock and sadness as the world mourned the man who transformed how we listen to music and so much more. "Elvis Presley's death deprives our country of a part of itself. He was unique and irreplaceable... His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture," wrote President Jimmy Carter at the time.
All this was quite the achievement for a boy who grew up poor, had failed one of his high school music classes, and was the first member in his immediate family to graduate from high school. But Elvis' unique sound and cool soulfulness inspired legions of great artists from John Lennon to Chris Isaac. As Keith Richards later shared, "Before Elvis, everything was in black and white. Then came Elvis. Zoom, glorious Technicolor."
Bruce Springsteen said, "It was like he came along and whispered some dream in everybody's ear and somehow we all dreamed it." Even Leonard Bernstein respected Elvis, remarking, "Elvis is the greatest cultural force in the 20th century."
Almots 40 years after the King's passing, Graceland continues to get more than 600,000 visitors each year. Graceland is one of the most popular home tours in the United States. In fact, each August, to commemorate his death, thousands of Elvis fans descend upon Graceland to celebrate the superstar's life, music, movies and legacy. At the end of "Elvis Week" the remembrances and tributes conclude with a solemn candlelight vigil on the anniversary of his August 16th passing.
EIN's Sanja Meegin has just arrived back in Memphis to report on all things ELVIS for EIN readers!
EIN was the first website with a daily blog from Elvis Week - and once again Sanja will report on the inside gossip without the all-too-common marketing BS.

Thousands Heading to Memphis: Forty years ago next week, Elvis Presley left us. Starting this week and continuing through the anniversary of his death, thousands of admirers and curiosity seekers will be descending upon Elvis Presley Boulevard and the rest of Memphis to pay tribute.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal have launched their special Elvis site and journalists Chris Herrington, Bob Mehr, and John Beifuss assemble to discuss the state of Elvis culture, what's happening during this 40th Elvis Week, and what all else they've been writing about on the Elvis beat.
We also note the recent passing of former Elvis pal Glen Campbell and suggest a few Elvis-related events happening in Memphis this week.
Click here to Commercial Appeal - Looks good.

 

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Sunday 16 July 2017
Pink helps Lisa Marie following rehab: Various tabloid papers have reported that Lisa Marie is trying to avoid her father's sad fate and to get her life back on track after recent stress.
Lisa Marie's close friend Pink has been supportive, and has even encouraged Presley to delve back into her musical roots.
Recent photos of her have seen Lisa Marie looking very skinny and somewhat unhealthy. 
Things are beginning to look up for Lisa. However, Lisa's troubles are far from over, as she continues to deal with a nasty divorce from estranged husband, Michael Lockwood. Custody concerns regarding the couple's twin daughters (Harper and Finley) are still being negotiated, but the two appear to be close to coming to a suitable agreement.
Presley started the year off revealing that she and her husband of ten years were splitting.
Lisa Marie has taken it upon herself to make some huge life changes where her health and well-being is concerned.
Friends claimed Lisa's addiction to prescription pills were putting the 49-year-old mother of four at risk.
Lisa Marie started the year off revealing that she and her husband of ten years were splitting.
The divorce and custody battle news was later followed up with reports that Presley had checked into rehab for a prescription pill addiction. Following several months of concern and uncertainty for the well-being of Lisa Marie, it is good to hear that she has taken a positive turn in life.
Fans may get a chance to see Lisa Marie at Graceland this August for the 40th anniversary of her father Elvis Presley's death.
The week-long memorial celebration kicks off on August 11th and runs through the 19th. This year's 40th-anniversary celebration is speculated to be the biggest and best.
Elvis Week will include concerts, panel discussions, the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, and, of course, the Candlelight Vigil.
(News, Source;Various/ElvisInfoNet)

If Elvis is fading you wouldn't know it by the numbers: The Memphis Commercial Appeal has posted an article conteracting the recent UK Guardian's attack on Elvis' popularity.
The article includes...
... Memphis tourism has ticked higher this year, a reflection of the new exhibits at Graceland, low gasoline prices and the sheer curiosity of visitors eager to touch the music and times of 20th-century America.
British newspapers say the value of Elvis collectibles has been declining, though Australian, British and New Zealand visitors have trooped through Sun Studio and Graceland all spring, part of a general increase in Memphis tourism.
Graceland completed $137 million worth of expansions in March, hotel occupancy rates are up citywide, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music opens seven days a week, and visits to the National Civil Rights Museum, a 26-year-old institution renovated in 2014, have climbed to a near double-digit increase this spring.
“It’s every year, just growing and growing,” said Nina Jones, operations manager at Sun Studio, which figures to attract about 200,000 visitors this year.
For many people in Memphis, and around the world, Elvis Presley typified the genuine nature of Memphis musicians.
EPE will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the entertainer’s death, beginning Aug. 11 at Graceland, the mansion in Memphis he acquired in 1957.
No one doubts the Elvis Week crowd will exceed the 30,000 to 40,000 who typically throng the 14-acre Graceland complex on the anniversary of his death on Aug. 16, 1977.
Graceland has just completed a $137 million expansion. In March, larger exhibit facilities were added to the Guesthouse at Graceland, the 450-room luxury hotel finished in 2016.
Peak Elvis?
Exactly why the global image of Elvis as an American icon endures is open to debate, but every so often it’s said interest in him has begun to fade. Last month the idea resurfaced.
The UK Guardian reported an auction house in the West Midlands found values of Elvis memorabilia dropping by half, and noted music catalogs showed the price plummeting on rare Elvis recordings, including "Good Rockin’ Tonight."
“The truth is, with many Elvis fans and collectors well into their 70s and 80s,” the Guardian opined, “… there simply aren’t enough collectors left.”
Fans contend interest in Elvis hasn’t worn away. Rather, they say, collectors at the leading edge of the baby boom have flooded markets with their Elvis possessions, driving down prices.
While the Guardian may be accurate, it is not certain fewer collectors translates into fewer Memphis tourists.
Few dead celebrities have been persistently publicized as long as Presley has.
“Since his death the stream of printed material on the life, death and myth of Elvis Presley has been continuous,”
writes George Plasketes in the 1997 book “Images of Elvis Presley in American Culture.”
Because American popular culture became a global phenomenon not long after Presley acquired Graceland, it’s probably safe to guess several billion people on earth know his name. For decades it was said Coca-Cola and Elvis were the two products known worldwide as uniquely American.
Does that mean Elvis tourists will always stream to Memphis? No.
It does suggest ELVIS will not quickly fade from common memory the way we no longer know the name of, say, Colleen Moore, the once-famous silent film actress who ushered in the 1920s bob hairdo.
Go here to the Memphis Commercial Appeal for the full article
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Tuesday 18 April 2017
Elvis Music Publisher for sale at $250m: Carlin Music, originally founded by Freddy Bienstock and Elvis' main publishing company has been put up for sale with a $250m price tag.
The publisher controls the copyrights to a vast array of vintage songs ranging from Elvis’ “That’s Alright" to “What A Wonderful World” and with the rights to AC/DC, Dolly Parton, David Bowie and Scott Walker as songwriters on its books.
The catalogue contains over 100,000 songs and is one of the largest independent publishing assets available to buy. It has attracted trade buyers and financial investors looking for the predictable returns of older hits that are commonly played on radio, used in TV shows and covered by other artists.
Two people familiar with the situation said that a variety of bidders had entered the sale process. Sony/ATV, Atlas Music and Concord Music are all rumoured to be interested in a
takeover of Carlin. All have invested in publishing assets in recent years but were not available to comment.
Carlin Music was founded by "Freddy The Freeloader" Bienstock who emigrated from Vienna to New Jersey with his family at the start the second world war. At the age of 14, he landed a job in the stockroom at Chappell and Co on Tin Pan Alley. He become a so-called song “plugger” before overcoming an initial aversion to rock and roll to work as a song picker for Elvis Presley.
Bienstock, along with Col Parker can be blamed  for the deterioration in the quality of Elvis' material  as he levied an “Elvis tax” that lowered composers royalties in order to get Elvis to record their work.
Mr Bienstock acquired Belinda Music, a British company established to represent American artists, in 1966 and renamed it after his daughter Caroline.
He developed a close relationship with the likes of Cliff Richard and The Kinks while bolstering the Carlin publishing business through a series of acquisitions.
Bienstock died in 2009 and his wife Miriam, a co-founder of Atlantic Records, took control of the publisher until her death in 2015. His daughter and son Robert still run the business.
There has been a recent wave of consolidation in the music publishing sector as financial backers search for lucrative copyrights that generate revenue when songs are used.
Deals have ranged from small family-owned assets to the $750m that Sony paid the estate of Michael Jackson to buy out the Sony/ATV joint venture.
(News, Source/FT/ElvisInfoNet)


Priscilla on a life lived in Elvis’ shadow: Priscilla is once again getting the publicity machine moving, this time for the Elvis / RPO Australian tour.
She talked to News.com.au about Elvis and her life.. below are the 'highlights" ..
.. She was the wife of rock ’n’ roll’s reigning king. And though 2017 marks 40 years since the passing of Elvis, the association between her and the legendary performer is still as strong as ever.
She notes, “I miss his laughter. Elvis' laughter was so contagious. He’d start and everyone would start, they didn’t know what they were laughing about, they just got so much enjoyment from being with him.
Watching him was such an experience, It was really heartfelt and I really miss that a lot. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who laughed like that. He was like a little boy,”

Talking about Elvis is something that Priscilla has spent most of her lifetime doing. For close to half a century, she has provided insights into the life of one of the
music world’s most renowned figures, as well as nurturing his legacy, and rearing his only child.
Divorcing in 1973 after five years of marriage, Priscilla remained close friends with the legend, raising Lisa Marie together, until his death in 1977. Her breakaway from Elvis and life at Graceland would put her on a path of self-discovery.
She explains, “I had to start discovering who I was. Because, and still to this day, I’m very influenced by everything he said. But I’ve been able to decipher now and realise, ‘oh, that’s Elvis, not me.’”
Part of this rebirth involved stepping out of Elvis’s shadow and into the spotlight herself.
“It was all by accident really,” she says of her acting career. “I got one offer, and then another one and so on. I don’t like having to be afraid of something, I want to face and take the challenge, so I wound up in “Naked Gun” being a comedian, and I’m so not a comedian!”
 
“I have other things that I’m working on. I’m doing a stage show called An Evening With Priscilla Presley and I’m getting some great feedback. It’s only now that I’m able to do this, whereas I wouldn’t perhaps a couple of years ago. I’ve come to terms with a lot of things.”
It’s this strength and ability to face her fears that has undoubtedly came in handy during her daughter, Lisa Marie’s, current messy separation and ensuing custody battle. Filing for divorce from guitarist Michael Lockwood in June 2016 after 10 years of marriage, court papers show that her estranged husband is now also facing charges of child abuse and neglect.
Breaking her silence on the subject in February, Priscilla confirmed that she had taken custody of her eight-year-old twin granddaughters, Harper and Finley.
While Priscilla is forced to live in the spotlight, she’s adamant that Elvis, who was notoriously private, wouldn’t be doing the same if he were alive today.
“I could not see him doing that at all!’ she says, giggling when asked about whether Elvis would be on Twitter and Instagram. “He just never got into the fame thing.  
He performed, but if you look back he hardly did any interviews. He did what he was supposed to do, but he wasn’t into it. He was a very private person. I definitely can’t see him on social media. We’ve joked about this before with some of the inner-circle, saying that ‘Elvis would never be on Facebook!’ He just wasn’t that guy. He was so much more into his art and music than being Elvis Presley.”
Preserving his musical legacy became Priscilla’s life’s work after the icon’s death in 1977. A mission that has also parlayed into a company that turns over millions of dollars annually.
“We thought we might manage five years of tours when we opened Graceland in 1982. But the fans kept coming. Last year we welcomed our 20 millionth visitor and are about to complete a $140 million expansion.”
This insatiable appetite for all things Elvis has led to the most recent project, a global arena tour entitled, “Elvis: The Wonder of You.” Featuring performance vision of the late-performer via a series of state-of-the-art screens specially designed for the tour, and backed by a full 40-piece symphony orchestra, the show is set to tour nationally in Australia in May and June following on from a sellout run in the UK.
“Elvis never appeared outside of the US, other than briefly in Canada. So this gives audiences in Australia, and the world, a chance to see what he was like as a performer and why he’s so beloved throughout the world. I know that he’s got a lot of fans in Australia!”
Indeed, January’s annual Elvis Festival in Parkes, NSW celebrated its 25th year with record crowds of more than 22,000 Elvis fanatics, so the fanbase for a national arena tour is clearly there. And though Priscilla - even 40 years on from his death - is still very much living in the shadow of her iconic former-husband, she doesn’t have any regrets about her life.
“It was an amazing experience, and I don’t regret it. It has made me a better person, I’ve had challenges I never would have had, and I’ve had to up my game to be prepared for things I never would have had to. While it has meant that my life hasn’t been ‘normal’, I’ve just accepted it all.”
'Elvis: The Wonder of You' is touring Australia this May and June. Click HERE for ticket info
(News, Source;SM/ElvisInfoNet)


Happy Birthday Graceland, March 25, 1957: With such a busy month EIN let this slip under the radar. Of course it was Graceland's 60th anniversary on March 25 2017.
The mansion that Elvis purchased for $102,500 on March 25, 1957 for his mama, Gladys, his dad, Vernon, and himself to "stretch out in" (Elvis' words) has 23 rooms spread out over 17,000 square feet, and is situated on 13-plus acres of prime Memphis real estate.
But it's small, compared to what people expect. Small, compared to the Versailles-like palace many imagine the King of Rock and Roll to have held court in, with his "Memphis mafia," pink Cadillacs and closets full of sequined jumpsuits. Small, in other words,  compared to how large Graceland looms in the popular imagination.
As Elvis fans visiting for the first time note, as far as superstar mansions go, it is very modest in terms of size.
But size isn't everything. And Graceland's relatively modest footprint hasn't deterred thousands of annual visitors from turning the Elvis mansion into the second most visited residence in the US (White House is No. 1).
Graceland has become an inspiration, a symbol, a byword. When Bruce Springsteen was anointed the new king of rock and roll after the release of "Born to Run" in 1975, it was only natural that he'd celebrate by jumping the iconic music-note gate at Graceland at 3 a.m., seeking an audience with the reigning monarch. (Guards escorted him to the sidewalk.)
When Marc Cohn went "Walking in Memphis" in his 1991 hit, it was a foregone conclusion that he would end up at Graceland: "Saw the ghost of Elvis, On Union Avenue, Followed him up to the gates of Graceland, Then I watched him walk right through." Most notably, Paul Simon's Grammy-winning 1986 album "Graceland" used the Elvis mansion as a jumping-off point for a whole odyssey about race, class, homelessness and identity. It goes beyond the house. There's an aura, because of who lived in it."
Graceland was named after Grace Toof, the daughter of Memphis printer Stephen C. Toof, founder of S.C. Toof & Co., whose namesake grounds and mansion, built in 1939, Elvis Presley bought when he was seeking refuge from his hordes of fans.
But such is the power that Graceland has assumed in the popular imagination, 40 years after Elvis' death on Aug. 16, 1977, that it has come to encompass all meanings.
The mansion graced for 20 years by the King of Rock and Roll himself, and finally Graceland the shrine, the place where, since it was opened to the public in 1982, 650,000 pilgrims arrive each year to seek the blessings of the great god Elvis.

"I have reason to believe we all will be received in Graceland," Paul Simon sang, knowingly. His use of the word "received" is the tip-off. Substitute "heaven" for "Graceland", "I have reason to believe we all will be received in heaven", and you have the basic promise of the Christian church.
So what is the grace that visitors seek at Graceland?
It isn't graceful living, at least in any sense that Better Homes and Gardens would recognize. Elvis was many things, but he was not an interior decorator. The famous "Jungle Room" with its tiki bar furniture, fake waterfall and colored lights, is not exactly a byword for tasteful restraint. The all-white living room with its peacock-stained glass windows, the billiards room with its outrageous sunburst ceiling and Tiffany-style lampshades, is something no self-respecting mobster would be seen in.
The gaudy decor, in fact, may be a key to the place that Graceland holds in the American imagination.
Elvis Presley was a dirt-poor Mississippi boy from Tupelo. From sheer determination, force of character, and talent - lots of talent - he made himself into a wealthy pop star, the idol of millions. His mansion reflects how a poor boy from Mississippi might imagine rich people lived.
Rich Elvis was exactly the same as poor Elvis - one of the reasons so many people loved him. When Presley came into millions, he didn't suddenly switch from beer to fine wine, develop an interest in Chippendale furniture, hobnob with senators or obsess about which fork to use. He still hung out with the same good old boys he grew up with, and horsed around the way he did in high school. To the end of his life, he lived the way a 17-year-old country boy who had suddenly come into lots of money would live.
When you walk through Graceland, you imagine a scene in Elvis' life, picturing what he might be doing. The only thing is fans always wish they could go upstairs. It seems so off-limits. Just to see the bedroom. Crushed velvet, perhaps. Mirrors. But maybe Graceland isn't a shrine to Elvis after all. Maybe it's a temple to our most sacred idea: The American Dream.
As the class divide in the United States gets more conspicuous, as the traditional routes to achievement become blocked, more than ever we seek tangible proof that it is still possible to rise in this country, that one day it could be us driving that pink Cadillac, living in that mansion with the white columns, or even issuing directives from the Oval Office.
The American Dream, like all beliefs, is impalpable - abstract. But since March 25, 1957, it's had a concrete address: 3764 Elvis Presley Blvd. (formerly Highway 51 South), Memphis.
Graceland. Where we all will be received.
We need our mythology. People go to Graceland because Elvis represents the American dream. The guy who came from nothing, and shook his behind to the top of the world.
Go HERE to EIN's spotlight - 'All About Graceland'
Go here to 'Elvis Presley's Graceland Through The Years' Book review
(News, Source;Game-Changers/ElvisInfoNet)
 

 

2016

August 2016
Lisa Marie has checked into rehab: More bad news for Elvis Week as it is reported that Lisa Marie, 48, is reportedly seeking treatment for a painkiller addiction at the exclusive Hills Treatment Center in Los Angeles, which costs $400 000 a month.
Lisa Marie has previously spoken openly about being addicted to drugs and alcohol as a teenager and admitted she was shocked to still be alive.
Speaking in 2003, she said: “”[I used] cocaine, sedatives, pot and drinking -- all at the same time. I just couldn't be sober.
“I don't know how I lived through it.”
At the time, she credited Scientology for her recovery.
It has been a difficult time for the singer, as she recently filed for a legal separation from Michael Lockwood after 10 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. She initially filed for divorce, but then changed the status, though the reasons why are not clear.
Lisa Marie has requested full custody of the couple's seven-year-old twin daughters, Finley and Harper, and asked for her estranged spouse to receive monitored visitation. They already have a postnuptial agreement in place to divide their assets.
Lisa Marie also has children Riley Keough, 27, and Benjamin Keough, 23, from her previous marriage to Danny Keough.
(News, Source;SM/ElvisInfoNet)

Lisa Marie Files for Divorce: Lisa Marie Presley has filed for divorce from husband Michael Lockwood, her rep confirms. Lisa Marie has cited  irreconcilable differences in court documents filed on June 13.
This is the end to Lisa Marie's forth marriage. The pair were married in 2006 and have twin 7-year-old daughters, Harper Vivienne Ann and Finley Aaron Love.
Presley, 48, is asking for full custody of the couple’s seven-year-old twin daughters Harper and Finley will not be asking for spousal or child support.
Lockwood served as Presley’s musical collaborator before they were wed in January 2006. Back in 2007 Lisa Marie told media that she finally found her match with Michael Lockwood.
She said, “I’ve gotten to the point in my life where I’ve chased all the crazies down. At this age I really appreciate having a husband who is a best friend. But you know, the other guys were fun. For a while.”
With an equal love for music Michel Lockwood was Lisa Marie's musical director and lead guitarist, as well as being the producer for singer Aimee Mann.
Lisa Marie noted, “Micheal picks the musicians. That’s how we met, so we kind of knew each other that way and fell in love – you know, by just working together. I’m just amazed at how much he takes on and how much he deals with and handles.”
Before Lockwood, she was married to Danny Keough (1988-1994), Michael Jackson (1994 -1996) and Nic Cage (2002-2004).
She also has two adult children, actress daughter Riley and son Benjamin, from her first marriage.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

May 2016
Riley Keough & Priscilla at Humane Society gala in LA: Riley Keough, Elvis' oldest grandchild, stepped out to support The Humane Society's Rescue Gala at Paramount Studios in Hollywood.
Accompanying the 26-year-old actress and model was her grandmother Priscilla Presley, 70.
Riley, Lisa Marie's daughter, was flawless in her long-sleeved designer gown that pooled around her feet as she posed for photos.
With her long hair flowing loose around her shoulders, the star of The Girlfriend Experience showcased her timeless beauty to perfection.
EIN is sure that Elvis would approve of his friends & relatives working with the Humane Society.
The US Humane Society is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization. They provide hands-on care and services to more than 100,000 animals each year. They are the leading animal advocacy organization, seeking a humane world for people and animals alike, combating large-scale cruelties such as puppy mills, animal fighting, factory farming, seal slaughter, horse cruelty, captive hunts and the wildlife trade.
Elvis' Easy Come Easy Go co-star Elaine Beckett also works with the Humane Society - you can read her interview with EIN here.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis' Grand-Daughter Riley on Elvis: Riley Keough sure has that fabulous Elvis Presley sexy smolder ... but she says she is glad she didn't grow up with The King's last name even if there is no doubting the genetic link.
The model-turned-actress daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough opens up about her family in the new issue of Nylon, where she's the spitting image of Lisa Marie / Elvis.
The 26-year-old stunner says Elvis was "acknowledged and treated like what he is, which is a family member. It was never like, ‘He was very famous.’ I was aware of the legacy because I was around it growing up. We were always going to Graceland - but it’s never burdened me in any way really."
"I didn’t have it as hard as my mom. I didn’t have his last name," she adds. "There’s something about that … writing my name, it’s not Presley. That’s heavy."
Despite her unique lineage, Riley says her mom tried to keep her grounded.
"She was like, 'I don’t want you growing up like another Hollywood celebrity daughter.' She was so not about that life, you know? She didn’t really put attention on it," Keough explains. "It was there. We’d get photographed doing stuff, but I didn’t see a tabloid until I was 15."
"I wanted to grow up before I started acting," she adds, explaining why she waited to enter the entertainment biz. "I wanted to live my life a bit. I also really don’t like attention on me. Riley will next be seen playing a prostitute on Starz's new series "The Girlfriend Experience."
(News, Source;Nylon/ElvisInfoNet)

2015

Three generations of Elvis's family join a host of dazzling stars at the Mad Max: Fury Road premiere in Hollywood

Lisa Marie Presley, 47, and Priscilla Presley, 69, were supporting Riley Keough (pictured opposite), 25, who stars in the thriller, and all three stunned as they arrived together.

Priscilla was married to Elvis from 1967 to 1973, before he died in 1977, while Lisa (pictured opposite) is their daughter and Riley their granddaughter.

Riley stood out as the star of the show in a skintight burgundy dress, showing off her slim figure.

The star - well known for starring in Magic Mike - wore her long hair loose and posed seductively for the camera.

She was joined there by her husband Ben Smith-Petersen, who remained supportively by her side.

Meanwhile Lisa showed off her equally impressive figure in a tight navy blue dress, while Priscilla (pictured opposite) wore a flowing back dress and lacy white top over it.

They joined stars including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy and more on the red carpet.

And Rosie proved she's still the hottest model on the planet (sorry Kendall) when she rocked up.

The stunning blonde star flaunted her model figure in a mismatched sparkly camisole and silver and black beaded skirt as she arrived on the red carpet in her finery.

The Devon-born star looked sensational as she flaunted her endless toned and tanned pins in the glitzy attire, which she teamed with a pair of understated black court shoes.

The brit beauty wore her short choppy locks in a soft tousled bob, and accessorised with a silver choker necklace. (News, Source: mirror.co.uk)

EIN Note: Mad Max: Fury Road opens in most countries on May 14 or May 15.

   

2014

Thursday 20 March 2014

Lisa Marie plays sold-out Sydney crowd: It certainly is a long lonely highway from Graceland to Hornsby RSL, north Sydney, but singer Lisa Marie Presley didn’t let down her adoring fans, giving a rousing performance last night. She even agreed to meet her supporters after her gig, on the strict condition that none dressed up as her famous dad Elvis or ex-husband Michael Jackson. The Southern girl performed in Australia for the first time in eight years, showcasing her new blues and roots album, Storm and Grace, to a 600-strong audience.
But the RSL’s website warned: “Patrons dressed as Elvis or Michael Jackson will NOT be allowed to attend the meet and greet under any circumstances.”

The club noted, “We’d hope people would respect her for her music talents, that’s what she’s here for, her album.” EIN agrees with that!

And respect her they did, with cries of “I love you” ringing out as the petite singer in a long, black gown and bare feet took to the stage.

“I made a mistake,” Presley said in laid-back Southern fashion. “I came out here with no shoes, I thought there was carpet. So if I slip, I slip.” With a microphone in one hand and tambourine in the other she performed a majority of songs from 'Storm and Grace'. Lights Out, S.O.B. and I’ll Figure It Out from her first two albums, 2005’s Now What and 2003’s To Whom It May Concern, were also thrown in.


“The live show is a lot more energetic than the record, it’s a little more loud and lively,” Presley said. “I start off mildly, really break it down for the acoustic, and then we just get louder and louder and louder and take it home.”
Before the performance she enjoyed a day out at Sydney Taronga Zoo with twin daughters Harper and Finley, 5, and 24-year-old daughter Riley Keough.
Click here for tickets. - see tour dates below
(News, Source;SydneyTele/ElvisInfoNet)

Monday 17 March 2014
Lisa Marie - What I Know About Men!: Yesterday Australia's Sydney Morning Herald published an interview with Lisa Marie Presley "What I Know About Men". In the article she notes.......
... "I was just nine when my father died, but I had a very special relationship with him. He was the most incredible, enigmatic, powerful, dynamic human being I've ever met. As far as men go, he left big shoes to fill. He is still such a presence in popular culture, but I don't find it odd or surreal – it makes me happy, actually.
- Most of my memories are of being home with him. Our rooms were on the top floor of Graceland. We would sit in my room and watch TV, and spend a lot of time together upstairs alone. He'd take me on golf-cart rides, or we'd visit my grandfather or the pet store.
- My father was very funny, very playful, but he also had a very bad temper. Across the board, he was extreme: either really funny, really playful, or in such a bad mood that people were running for the hills. But he had so many vampires around him, stupid people, and they'd tick him off. He was frustrated sometimes. Like everybody, he was human.
- I didn't find it hard to have a normal life. Things weren't quite like
they are now in the US, where you're in a fishbowl because of celebrity news sites like TMZ. Back then I felt I had a bit of space, and I could privately make my own mistakes and grow up.
- I was comfortable around boys and never found them to be alien at all. But I find men and women different. One thing I will say about men: if they've had a good relationship with their mother, and are close with their mother, they are better partners for women. That is a fact. The best qualities men can have are dedication, loyalty, honesty and refraining from going elsewhere for their needs.
- I don't regret any of my marriages. They were all incredible, fun experiences. Some were marriages of whim – I was wild, they were wild, and we did wild things, but I don't regret them. Each one ended for different reasons. Some I wished didn't end the way they did, but they weren't failures; we just weren't partnered right.
With Michael Jackson, unfortunately, too much happened, too much got between us. There was a very deep strong love there; intense. But people got in the way, on my end and his end. We had so many people telling us what to do and intercepting and speaking on behalf of the other. Had it been just he and I, towards the end, I don't think we would have divorced.
- The title track on my album Storm & Grace is written for my son. It's about the kind of pressures and expectations placed on men. It's about how he's got the biggest heart but he's learnt how to put up a protective shell, which isn't necessarily a good thing. When men get hurt, they get more and more protective and closed off. I'm not sure how we can fix that. I wish there was a way.
"
Go HERE to the SMH for the full article
(News, Source;SMH/ElvisInfoNet)

Lisa Marie adds New Dates to her Australian Tour: In a somewhat un-publicised move a few new dates have been added to her Australian Tour which starts this Wednesday. Lisa Marie is now doing an extra show in Hurstville (Sydney south) as well as a new concert in Tumbi Umbi - which even I have not heard of before and I live here!  Tumbi Umbi is in fact in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, north of Sydney and close to Gosford. Go HERE for all tour TICKETS -
The complete Tour dates are..     
March 19 - Hornsby RSL (Sydney)
March 21 - Castle Hill RSL (Sydney)
March 22 - The Cube at Campbelltown Catholic Club
March 23 - Canberra Southern Cross Club
March 25 - Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
March 26 - West Gippsland, Arts Centre Theatre
March 28 - Capital Theatre, Bendigo Performs Arts
March 29 - Frankston Arts Centre (nr Melbourne)
April 1 - Rooty Hill RSL (northern Sydney)
April 2 - Tumbi Umbi - Mingara Recreation Club (near
April 3 -  Hurstville Entertainment Centre (South Sydney)

See EIN's review of 'Storm and Grace' which Nigel Patterson found "A stunning, near 5 star release (Elvis would be very, very proud!)"
(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)

Wednesday 12 March 2014

Lisa Marie and James Burton together on stage!: Last Monday night Lisa Marie played a special concert at the Queen City Music Hall, Fort Worth, Texas where James Burton, from Elvis' TCB Band, joined her on stage. A one-off special appearance as part of her 'Storm and Grace' tour, other guests were Reagan James and Big Joe Walker.
Lisa Marie was super excited and commented afterwards, "Guess who joined me on stage tonight? Soooooo special" and "Such a special and unforgettable moment last night on stage in Ft Worth."


Check out more info at the James Burton website


(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Lisa Marie Presley Down Under: Lisa Marie Presley is well-known for being Elvis' daughter and for having marriages to musician Danny Keough, pop singer Michael Jackson, briefly to actor Nicolas Cage, before marrying music producer Michael Lockwood.
While her personal life has remained in the headlines, Presley has worked tirelessly to break down the "former wife" and "daughter of" reputations and establish a successful singer/songwriter career of her own.
Her third album, Storm & Grace, has finally changed those views. She has earned praise from music critics and various media outlets including music bible Rolling Stone and EIN.
The magazine said Storm & Grace was the one "she was born to make — a raw, powerful country, folk and blues collection that finds her embracing her Southern roots and family name".
With her Australian tour starting next week Lisa Marie noted that she owes her recent success to finally creating an album of her own, "My recent freedom made me find my voice and find that I was comfortable on my own.
It let me find myself instead of having a record company tell me 'to do it this way', 'that way', 'get this producer' or 'get that producer'."
Before working on the album, the 46-year-old took seven years off from the music business while she looked after her recent children, "I had twins and it turned my life completely upside down and rearranged it."
Lisa Marie resumed her song-writing again in 2009 writing 28 songs in eight months.
Her new producer T Bone Burnett, who has worked with Willie Nelson and Elton John, gave her the confidence to create a country-folk album. Lisa Marie noted, "It's much more organic, where my first two records were mostly rock, slick and over-produced. This album I just let it all go."
Lisa Marie Presley 'Storm and Grace' Australian Dates. - Go HERE for Tickets
March 19 - Hornsby RSL (Sydney)
March 21 - Castle Hill RSL (Sydney)
March 22 - The Cube at Campbelltown Catholic Club
March 23 - Canberra Southern Cross Club
March 25 - Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
March 26 - West Gippsland, Arts Centre Theatre
March 28 - Capital Theatre, Bendigo Performs Arts
March 29 - Frankston Arts Centre (nr Melbourne)
See EIN's review of 'Storm and Grace' which Nigel Patterson found "A stunning, near 5 star release (Elvis would be very, very proud!)"
(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)

The Wicked Queen is Back for more Trouble in UK Panto!: Priscilla Presley is to reprise her performance as the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that she first played at London's New Wimbledon Theatre in 2012.
She will now play a season this Christmas in the show at Manchester's Opera House, beginning performances Dec. 5 for a run through Jan. 4, 2015.
In a press statement, Presley commented, "I was introduced to the world of pantomime two years ago when I played Wicked Queen at Wimbledon. I can honestly say it was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. My grandchildren absolutely loved seeing me on stage and I can’t wait to get that costume back on again and start terrorising the people of Manchester! It’s such a wonderful honour to

be spending Christmas here and being part of this British festive family tradition."
Back in 2012 Priscilla even sang Elvis' song 'Trouble' as part of the show.
Go HERE for more info and to book!
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Saturday 1st March 2014
Lisa Marie Presley worth US$300 million: Lisa Marie Presley's net worth has already been established from the moment she was born. Being the only daughter of the "King of Rock and Roll," Lisa Marie had been blessed with good genes, her father's legacy and an inheritance that easily made sure she never had to work a day of her life.
However, Lisa Marie Presley's net worth isn't just a gift from her father, she's earned her keep by following Elvis Presley's footsteps as a singer/songwriter.
Lisa Marie Presley's net worth first reached prominent levels when she inherited her father's estate at the age of 25. The property was roughly estimated to be about US$100 million by then
Lisa Marie Presley's net worth grew even more when she turned her natural born musical abilities into writing and singing songs. Presley's work most centered on the blues, country and folk music including songs such as "Lights Out," "Storm & Grace," "Soften The Blows," and "Close To The Edge."
Presley was born exactly 9 months after her parents Elvis and Priscilla's wedding in Memphis, Tennessee. She has been married four times, with her most notable relationship being her union to Michael Jackson.
Lisa Marie Presley's net worth skyrocketed when she and Jackson exchanged vows just 20 days since she divorced first husband Danny Keough in May 1994. The union helped establish her reputation as a credible singer/songwriter and boosted her record sales exponentially.
Presley, who divorced Jackson in 1996, married actor Nicolas Cage in 2002 and current husband Michael Lockwood in 2006. Lockwood, who was Presley's guitarist, music producer and director, has moved to Britain permanently with Presley after she gave birth to fraternal twin girls.
So how much is this talented woman worth? According to TheRichest.com, Lisa Marie Presley's net worth is a staggering US$300 million.
And more power to her as she continues to tour purely because she wants to to play her music, despite her obvious wealth. The fact she is charging $150 extra for a before concert meet-&-greet seems a little greedy on the part of the tour operators however!
She is touring Australia in March (see story below) - Go HERE for tickets
(News, Source;NigelP/ElvisInfoNet)

Saturday 8 February 2014
Lisa Marie Presley to tour Australia: Lisa Marie Presley is heading to Australia for the first time in eight years and will perform eight shows only while in Australia for her Storm and Grace World Tour in March. - Go HERE for tickets
Lisa Marie will make stops at Sydney, Campbelltown, Canberra and Melbourne, amongst others. She'll perform songs from her album of the same name, which sees Presley return to her Southern roots with a mix of blues, folk and country.
Lisa Marie feels the material she will perform in Australia, produced by T Bone Burnett, is "stripped-down" and less toxic and angry than her earlier work from her first album 'To Whom It May Concern' from 2003.
"I was angry at all that I was potentially up against - all the expectations - and I was puffing myself up as a protective mechanism. At the same time, I was being pushed by the team around me to be a pop star, and to do all these crazy things that I really didn't want to do." 
After relocating to England years ago and withdrawing into a tight rural community to raise her family, Presley was persuaded by her new manager Simon Fuller to record again.
"There were a few years there where everything around me had fallen apart," she says. "All the things that had become my foundation were gone and I had to shed a lot of skin. I found myself really vulnerable afterwards and that's what birthed the album's vibe. It's me without any attitude or anger at a time of rediscovery."
Lisa Marie Presley 'Storm and Grace' Australian Dates.
March 19 - Hornsby RSL (Sydney)
March 21 - Castle Hill RSL (Sydney)
March 22 - The Cube at Campbelltown Catholic Club
March 23 - Canberra Southern Cross Club
March 25 - Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
March 26 - West Gippsland, Arts Centre Theatre
March 28 - Capital Theatre, Bendigo Performs Arts
March 29 - Frankston Arts Centre (nr Melbourne)
See EIN's review of 'Storm and Grace' which Nigel Patterson found "A stunning, near 5 star release (Elvis would be very, very proud!)"
(News, Source;NP/ElvisInfoNet)

Lisa Marie Presley's 46th Birthday Party: Lisa Marie Presley celebrated her 46th birthday (can you believe it?) at the weekend with daughter Riley Keough, 24, and mother Priscilla Presley, 68, at LA's hotspot No Vacancy on Saturday night.
Other friends and family in attendance included Lisa‘s love Michael Lockwood, her son Ben (with girlfriend Alexa), Zoe Kravitz, Ellen Page, Lisa‘s best friend Linda Ramone (with boyfriend J.D. King of the band The Olms), Jacqui Getty, Riley‘s boyfriend Ben Smith-Petersen and Priscilla‘s sister Michelle Beaulieu Hovey.
Attendees also enjoyed a chocolate fondue station, tarot card readings, and magic shows. Toward the end of the night, a tightrope walker performed!

Wish I had been invited.
(News, Source;JustJared/ElvisInfoNet)


Thursday 23th January 2014
Lisa Marie Presley in bad health?: The US tabloids are all a-buzz with Lisa Marie facing some major health issues as she suffers from ongoing acute throat problems.
“Lisa Marie has suffered from acute throat problems for at least 10 years, and they only seem to be getting worse. In the past, her throat acted up only when she was touring or working extra hard in the studio. But now, it seems that the day-to-day stress of family life coupled with traveling is making the problem a lot worse.”
Lisa launched a demanding tour in August. And throat issues nearly forced her to cancel her Nov. 23 show in Cranston, R.I., said the source.
“What’s remarkable is that that she feels the need to continue her singing career even though she could put her feet up for the rest of her life.
“She’s worth $300 million, yet she travels long hours to tiny clubs. Her husband Michael supports Lisa Marie as long as she wants to pursue her musical dream, and he keeps an eye on her constantly.
“Lisa Marie is dismissing her throat problems as overstressed vocal cords, but her friends fear there’s something more serious. The pressures involved in balancing her career and family are affecting her health!”
(News, Source;USTabloids/ElvisInfoNet)

2013

Thursday 12 September 2013
Lisa Marie Presley New Interview: In a recent Huffington Post interview Lisa Marie talked of her early days with Elvis - and admitted that her son looks like Elvis. Asked if she saw a resemblance, she replied: "I think so. Sometimes a lot. It depends how he's fixing himself up. Yeah, without question actually."
Lisa Marie also discusses the recent Miley Cyrus controversial show at the MTV Video Music Awards and more..
About her "Don't Cry Daddy" duet and video.
Lisa Marie: It was a last-minute idea that I had one year. I called David Foster who did the Natalie/Nat King Cole duet. And then I just started this little tradition where I did "In the Ghetto" for the 30th anniversary and five years later I did "I Love You Because". It was a tradition for the fans. It's all for the fans. I haven't released anything to the public. We always gather in Memphis every five years. I'm always there so I try to
do something for them.
About her favorite memories with Elvis and Priscilla together
Lisa Marie: With them together? I don't recall a lot of them together. I have a few with them together. I was with them mostly separately. The things I remember the most is that my room and his room are on the top floor of Graceland. So Elvis would set up an area for him to stay in my room and watch TV just to be near me, and I got to spend a lot of time with him alone up there which is sort of what I hold dear in my memories. It was like doing crazy things in the middle of the night, like taking me to the pet store getting me a dog... and then getting 50 other people a dog.
I really liked the times when I was alone with him. I got to spend a lot of time with him up there... I was always upstairs. I would kind of tip-toe by his room and try not to let him see me if I was up to something I shouldn't be up to. (Laughs) If Elvis had his door open and he was sitting up there, I would always try to sneak by as I was always in trouble or up to something. He would call my name out if he saw me out of the corner of his eye, and I would go into his room trembling because I was always up to something or I had broken something or I had done something that I shouldn't. Always
.
Go HERE to Huff Post for the full Interview
(News, Source;Tabloids/ElvisInfoNet)

Sunday 1 September 2013
Lisa Marie talks Life, Family with E.T.: Lisa Marie Presley is getting ready to hit the road again and fans can check out this new video from US TV's Entertainment Tonight where she talks about how she's prepping for the Fall tour. Lisa Marie Presley's eldest daughter, Riley Keough, was the talk of the town after Australian fashion brand Bonds released ads of the 24 year old in lingerie earlier this month.
"I actually didn't even know about that," said Lisa Marie, who found out about the ads via a Google alert. "She didn't even give me a heads up."
The singer-songwriter has her family to keep her company on the road as husband Michael Lockwood is on guitar and four-year-old twins Harper and Finley are also along for the ride.
Click here to ET to the video of Lisa Marie getting ready with her band.
(News, Source;ET/ElvisInfoNet)

Lisa Marie "I was pretty insulated":  Surprisingly down-to-earth after a lifetime in the public eye, Lisa Marie Presley is a platinum recording artist in her own right. But she still wishes she had time to learn to knit.
Lisa Marie Presley, 45, will be in Seattle on Aug. 28 to perform at The Triple Door in support of her latest album, "Storm & Grace." The stop is part of the third leg of a tour that started last year and that has not worn her down a bit.
"I love it, I personally love it," Presley said the other day of life on the road. "I find it challenging and stimulating and exciting. The relationship with the fans, the reactions.
Presley spends most of her time in Tunbridge Wells, England, where she lives with her husband, the guitarist and producer Michael Lockwood, and their twin daughters, Harper and Finley, now four. Presley has two older children — the model and actress Riley Keough, 24, and musician Benjamin Keough, 20 — by her first husband, Danny Keough.
And yet, she still couldn’t get away from her father’s legacy.
"There’s a little shrine to him right near my house," she said. "He’s very much alive and well in England. I just like to have a life, different places to go, away from other things. I need to have options."
"Storm & Grace," released last year, partnered Presley with award-winning producer T-Bone Burnett, known for his work with everyone from Elvis Costello to jazz singer Cassandra Wilson to Washington state’s Brandi Carlile. "It has all
different things," Presley said. "It’s organic, more rootsy."
The video for one song, "Weary," was shot at Memphis’ Sun Studios, where Elvis Presley made some of his first records; where Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and U2 recorded; and where Bob Dylan famously kissed the floor.
"I didn’t kiss the floor," she said with a chuckle. "But it was really great, and we recorded three songs there."
Despite her father’s history with the place, Presley had never set foot inside Sun Studios before she and her band loaded in to perform three songs for a television show.
"I was pretty insulated," Presley explained. "My father was no longer recording there when I was around."
At home with twins, her two other grown children off in Los Angeles and the Elvis business that never seems to slow, Presley has little time for quieter activities like reading or knitting.
She has partnered with World Vision and is allowing the nonprofit to set up a booth at each show, where fans can choose to sponsor — and correspond — with a child in need.
The child of Graceland clearly knows how lucky she was.
"I like helping children," she said. "I have a big thing with children. You can correspond with the child, send something to them as a gift. You know it’s actually getting there and you are doing something to help. I just thought it was a good thing to do. I want to help them because they are helpless.
"But they are also the future. They are going to run the world."
(News, Source;SM/ElvisInfoNet)

Saturday 27 April 2013
Riley Keough at Tribeca Film Festival: With the most famous musician in the world as your grandfather, there's no escaping the limelight. And Elvis's granddaughter Riley Keough certainly stole the show at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, thanks to her striking resemblance to mother Lisa Marie, 45, and grandmother Priscilla, 67.
The 23-year-old, who wore a sheer lace top and yellow shorts to the opening night of Mistaken For Strangers, turned heads thanks to her family's trademark red hair as she posed for photos.
She might be trying to launch her acting career, but the young star became more of a talking point at the New York event thanks to her standout Presley looks.
Riley, who recently starred alongside Kristen Stewart in The Runaways, seems to have followed in her mother's and grandmother's footsteps with her hair colour, ditching the blonde that she was better known for.
Wearing her attention-grabbing auburn locks in loose waves, the King's eldest grandchild was instantly
recognisable as Lisa Marie's daughter, looking like her spitting image.
Riley might be better known for her famous lineage at the moment, but the star is trying to establish her own career in the world of entertainment.
After a number of projects including Yellow with Sienna Miller and Magic Mike with Channing Tatum, she's set to star in the forthcoming Mad Max film.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis' name in Michael Jackson upcoming Trial: Tour manager Paul Gongaware warned Michael Jackson's 1993 tour doctor, "Don't be a Dr. Nick", a reference to Elvis Presley's last physician, according to a deposition for the upcoming wrongful death trial.
"Dr. Nick was the doctor whose overprescription of drugs to Elvis had led to Elvis' death," according to a court filing by lawyers for the Jackson family.
Presley collapsed in the bathroom of  Graceland on August 16, 1977, at the age of 42. While his death was ruled the result of an irregular heartbeat, the autopsy report was sealed amid accusations that abuse of prescription drugs caused the problem.
"Dr. Nick", Dr. George Nichopoulos, said later he was treating Presley for insomnia. He was charged with over-prescribing drugs to Presley, but he was acquitted. He later lost his medical license.
Presley's death came days before he was to begin a new tour organised by the concert promoter Concerts West.
Jackson died on June 25, 2009, at the age of 50. The coroner ruled his death was caused by a fatal combination of sedatives and the surgical anaesthetic propofol.
Jackson's death came shortly before his "This Is It" comeback concerts, organised by AEG Live, were to have debuted in London. AEG got into the concert promotion business when it purchased Concerts West, a young company that had taken the name of Elvis' last promoter.
Jackson's mother and three children are suing AEG Live, claiming the concert promoter is liable for the singer's death because it hired Dr. Murray.
Elvis' name could loom in the wrongful death trial which is starting this month in a Los Angeles courtroom, especially if his daughter takes the stand. Lisa Marie Presley, who was married to Jackson from May 1994 until January 1996, is on the witness list.
"I am afraid that I am going to end up like him, the way he did," Jackson told his wife during their short marriage, according to a blog Presley published a day after Jackson's death.
The Jackson lawyers used the Elvis and "Dr. Nick" reference to argue that "AEG knew Jackson had suffered chronic substance abuse and drug
dependency problems for many years." Gongaware, now AEG Live's co-CEO, managed Jackson's "Dangerous" and "HIStory" tour between 1993 and 1997.
AEG's lawyers will use Jackson's drug use history in their defense, arguing that it showed Jackson was responsible for his own death.
"Mr. Jackson is a person who was known to doctor shop," AEG's attorney Marvin Putnam said. "He was known to be someone who would tell one doctor one thing and another doctor something else."
(News, Source;SanjaM/ElvisInfoNet)

Tuesday 5 March 2013
Lisa Marie Presley and Scientology: Has She Left the Building?: Elvis author Alanna Nash recently interviewed Lisa Marie Presley asking her about her affiliation with Scientology.
... On February 1, Lisa Marie Presley turned 45, a significant milestone for several reasons. One, Elvis's only legitimate offspring has managed to live three years longer than her poor, doomed daddy. Two, she has finally found her musical niche. Her much-lauded 2012 Americana release, Storm & Grace,?is the album of her career. And three, in middle age, Presley appears to have broken with the Church of Scientology, of which she was once a most devoted member.
In years past, Presley had been a vocal mainstay of Scientology's celebrity roster, along with Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kirstie Alley. The four-times-married mother of four credited Scientology for getting her off a youthful dependence on drugs. "Were it not for Scientology, I would either be completely insane or dead by now," the church's website quotes her as saying. "I am forever grateful for the technology of Scientology and to Mr. L. Ron Hubbard, who dedicated his life to helping man and this planet, as well as to the people who have dedicated their lives to helping others through Scientology."
However, last spring, when Storm & Grace was released, sharp-eyed fans and news organizations, including the Village Voice and BBC News, pointed out that the lyrics to several songs on the album suggested that Presley had cut her ties to the church.
And I too got more than a hint of Lisa Marie's disillusion with Scientology last May, when I interviewed her over the phone for a short piece for USA Weekend. For the 35 years I've written about the Presleys, I've known Lisa Marie to be a fiercely independent spirit. Yet just before our interview, her media team laid down the rules: No questions about religion or politics. But once Lisa Marie really started talking, it sounded a lot like religion and politics to me.
Part of what Lisa Marie told Alanna Nash was..
"..it was pretty much like dominos. So I just thought, "Oh, my God, is everybody this dishonest and awful?" And I really had an obscured view of the world, so I needed to get far away to rediscover people and life and not have a bunch of people around me. You know how that happens in high-profile situations, where you get so many people around you that they obscure your reality on life and insulate you for their own benefit? That was what was happening. But really, it was a sinister situation."
Lisa Marie backs away from saying specifically who or what her songs are about - unfortunate for biographers and music journalists who scrutinise lyrics, and especially for me, as someone who has written four Elvis-themed books.
"I'm old-fashioned," she told me. "When people tell me what they wrote a song about, it ruins it for me. And I do take pride in the fact that I try to write universally. I will say that [the title song of Storm & Grace] was written for someone very special and close to me. And it's not about a lover."
GO HERE for the full DAME article and exclusive Interview..
(News, Source;AlannaNash/ElvisInfoNet)

Correction from Marty Lacker.
.. That White Furry Bed that is being touted as Elvis' was in fact Lisa Marie's bed that was in her room at Graceland.  It was not Elvis' bed although he did lay on it a couple of times when Lisa was not there. - Marty.
EIN has seen the bed previously at Graceland and realises that the story was misleading - Now updated - see below. Our thanks to Marty.
Lisa Marie's Furry Bed to be Auctioned for Charity: To celebrate the opening of the Second Annual Winter Designer Fine Furniture Sale in New York, the auctioning of LISA MARIE's white fur bed from Graceland will take place benefiting Alpha Workshops.; the nation’s only non-profit organization providing creative HIV-positive individuals with training and employment in the decorative arts. Located at The Altman Building at 135 West 18th Street in New York.
The centerpiece of the event is the auctioning of Elvis Presley’s white fur bed from Graceland. "Showcasing furniture from an iconic legend of American culture like Elvis Presley is the perfect balance of playful and nostalgia to kick off the sale" notes Neil Deutsch of White Glove Transportation. "Couple that with a great cause and never before access and pricing from top designers and this is an exciting opportunity". Elvis Presley’s bed will be on display throughout the sale - March 9 & 10.
2nd Annual Winter Designer Fine Furniture Sale- The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street, New York
Go HERE for more info
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

London Fashion Week and Elvis has not left the building!: Last week was London Fashion Week and apparently Elvis has not left the building! Appearing in some very chic designs of prints and colours designer Ashley Williams, the newest edition to Lulu Kennedy’s line-up was responsible for this season’s Elvis tinted invites. The Presley theme continued throughout the collection, his image adorning dresses-in purple and green worn with a yellow fluffy collar-and scrapbooked across trousers. An updated version of the Happy Ashley print created for her BA show last year appeared, likewise she continued her work with knits, creating legwarmers to match. Clutch bags were camouflaged as kids cuddly toys, but it was the stunning images of ELVIS that truly made the design standout in 2013.

(News, Source;FashionWeek/ElvisInfoNet)


Priscilla Inspires Katy Perry Dress: There’s no denying the fact that when it comes to eccentric style, Katy Perry is a name that pops into heads first.
C’mon, the singer has rocked almost every hair colour under the rainbow. Remember the bright blue updo she donned at last year’s Grammys? She always seems to be shocking us with her unconventional fashion choices.
However, tonight Katy dressed to impress in a totally different way, opting for a beautiful, body-hugging mint green gown by Gucci that definitely broke the award show’s ridiculous "puffy flesh" rule.
The dress featured elegant embellishments around the chest and neckline, along with a killer keyhole cutout that easily became the centre of attention, or rather, it was her cleavage that did!
Of the dress, Katy said she garnered her inspiration from Priscilla Presley in the ‘70s. She also stated, "The bigger the hair, the closer to God." We love the basic black colour of her mane and the fact that it’s flowy and down.
Overall, props to Katy.
(News, Source;Tabloids/ElvisInfoNet)

Lisa Marie Presley Birthday: Lisa Marie Presley turned 45 years old on Feb 1st - and let's give her credit for the relatively normal life she's led under the circumstances.
She is Elvis' only child. She grew up at Graceland and inherited her father's estate. She has a net worth of $300 million. She married Michael Jackson and did her best to convince everyone that it was pretty much like anyone else's marriage.
In spite of all this, she has never self-destructed the way that her father and her ex-husband did, and she seems to have found a way to manage the vast wealth she inherited without blowing it all or screwing herself up in the process.
She is inextricably linked to the two most legendary American figures in the history of rock music. Both Elvis and Michael Jackson are the biggest earning posthumous celebrities.
To her credit, Lisa Marie is not afraid to occasionally release music

of her own, and she never seems to be trying to live up to anyone else's legacy.
She went through a rebellious stage as a teenager, and she's had four marriages, but she has avoided every potential train wreck in her path and she seems happy and healthy at age 45. It would be amazing if Michael Jackson's three kids grow up as well-adjusted as Lisa Marie.
Go here to our Spotlight on Lisa Marie and Michael Jackson.
(News, Source;SanjaM/ElvisInfoNet)

Saturday 19 January 2013

Lisa Marie online documentary: This 4 part doco on You Tube is worth watching:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgjBAUvPQlE&feature=share

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-7vAySh4dM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x8JMjuZxlU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBDX6F1ModA (Lisa Marie Presley's World, Source: AJ)

 


Sunday 13 January 2013
EPE Condolences for the Family of John Wilkinson: At the Aloha Hawaii 40th Anniversary celebrations today, Jack Soden (CEO of EPE) started the morning by rightfully recognising the great sadness over the loss of Elvis guitarist John Wilkinson. He stated that beloved member of Elvis' TCB Band, John Wilkinson, passed away Friday after a fight with cancer. EPE sends their thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and the entire Elvis community during this difficult time.
He read out the statement by Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley...
"Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Wilkinson family, John and the beautiful music he made with Elvis will live forever in our hearts."

John Wilkinson played the rhythm guitar alongside Elvis in the legendary TCB Band. A statement from the family, released through family spokesman Gary Ellison, said Wilkinson was proud of the fact that he never turned down a request for an autograph.
"It didn't matter if John was meeting adoring fans, joking with Chuck Berry about keeping his B-string in tune, or if he was talking to a neighbour about her dog, people were people to him,"
(News Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)

Priscilla Presley's New Partner Is Younger Than Lisa Marie!: It may be a shocking love match but smitten BBC children's TV presenter Toby Anstis is so smitten with Elvis Presley's ex-wife Priscilla Presley, that he's planning their next date. Elvis' former wife Priscilla was seen tenderly embracing former kids' TV presenter Toby Anstis - 27 years her junior - after a romantic dinner at San Lorenzo restaurant in Wimbledon on Wednesday.
The former presenter is said to be so smitten with Priscilla that he plans to continue his romance with the 67-year-old when she returns to the US, already planning his fourth date with her in LA.
Eye-witnesses say Priscilla, 67, and BBC star Toby Anstis, 40, enjoyed a hot night out in London! Playing down the rumours, Toby tweeted yesterday: "Just 4 record, myself and 3 others inc Priscilla Presley had a lovely dinner the other night. She is wonderful, but just friends having fun:)".
(News, Source;SanjaM/ElvisInfoNet)


2012

Thursday 20 December 2012

Priscilla Wicked Queen of Panto - Great Reviews: Priscilla Presley may have taken some time to understand the concept of British pantomine but UK's New Wimbledon Theatre is cock-a-hoop about landing Presley for her panto debut, boasting of its “biggest and most exciting line-up to date”.
And she has been getting very good reviews! One reviewer enthuses how Presley relishes her role, taking to it with “a real sense of fun,” while another says: “I can’t say I held out much hope for Priscilla Presley...but she entirely confounded my low expectations. She performs with fizzing confidence, whipping up the audience into a storm of boos with gleeful malevolence.”
The Guardian critic wrote - "Presley has apparently never appeared on stage before, let alone in panto, and initially it looks as if she's going to fall flat on her face... But then something curious happens. The wickeder the Wicked Queen gets, the better her performance becomes... Presley certainly earns her fee."
Priscilla has previously performed as an actor, she memorably played Jenna Wade in the original Eighties series of Dallas and displayed a deft comic touch in

the series of Naked Gun films opposite Leslie Nielsen.
Lisa Marie has already brought her four children to see their grandmother as the Wicked Queen and her reaction was much like the critics. “YEY MAMA!!” she tweeted. “I am sooooooo proud.”
Go here for Priscilla singing Elvis' 'Trouble' from the London pantomine !!
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)

Two New Exhibits for Graceland in 2013: Throughout 2013 Grceland will be honoring the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll with two new exhibits exploring various sides of Presley’s career including films, music, touring and more.
- “Elvis’ Hawaii: Concerts, Movies and More!” will open for the public in January for the Elvis 2013 Birthday Celebration on January 8. The exhibit celebrates Elvis’ love for Hawaii and the 40th anniversary of “Aloha from Hawaii.” Guests will be able to experience Elvis’ Hawaii and see why it was one of his favorite places to vacation. The exhibit also features both of the American Eagle jumpsuits he wore in January of 1973. Other artifacts in the exhibit include items such as the gold lamé jacket he wore in his first Hawaiian concert in 1957, one of the tiki mugs that Col. Parker had made for promotion of “Blue Hawaii,” the crown and pendant given to Elvis during the “Aloha from Hawaii”
concert,  movie memorabilia from films “Blue Hawaii” and “Paradise, Hawaiian-Style," footage from his “Aloha from Hawaii” television special, rarely-seen photos, and never-before-seen footage of Elvis’ first Hawaiian concert from the Graceland archives and more.
- "Elvis: Live from Vegas” opens on March 1 and will allow guests to experience Las Vegas through the eyes of Elvis Presley. The exhibit will feature part of the 30-foot marquee Col. Parker had made to stand outside the New Frontier Hotel in 1957 and the first jumpsuit worn on-stage by Elvis in 1970.  Other jumpsuits in the exhibit include Elvis’ Leather and Chains suit worn in August of 1970,  Elvis’ three-piece Spanish Flower suit worn in 1972, and Elvis’ I Got Lucky jumpsuit from 1970. From the first time the Elvis stepped foot on-stage in Vegas through his triumphant return in 1969 and beyond, this exhibit captures all of the excitement and energy that is Elvis in Las Vegas.
- EPE also announced that “Elvis…Through His Daughter’s Eyes” will remain open for another year due to popular demand.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

Priscilla Presley "My family values": In the weekend UK Guardian, Priscilla Presley talked about life with Elvis and how they raised their daughter, Lisa Marie. The article includes..
Priscilla: I was only 14 when I first met Elvis and my father was not happy. It was the equivalent of a 14-year-old today being given the chance to meet Justin Bieber.
- I met Elvis at a time when he was lonely and he'd just lost his mother. He was still grieving and our relationship was based on bonding through his sorrow; bonding through his fears of what it was going to be like when he went back to the States and whether he would be accepted or not. Because I'd just come from the States and knew how popular he still was, I encouraged him. He went back to America in March 1960, and I stayed in Germany as I was only in ninth grade. We stayed in touch through letters and long phone calls but I didn't see him again until the summer of 1962.
- After we got married in May 1967, when I was 21,
I got pregnant straight away. Initially I was devastated. I thought, "Oh my gosh, here I am married and now I'm pregnant and I'm not going to look attractive any more." It was certainly a rocky time. It was hard for Elvis too because he was a sex symbol – the most wanted sexual specimen in the world. And he was apprehensive about what his fans would think about him being a dad and how that would affect his status as a sex symbol.
- Elvis wasn't a hands-on dad. And living at Graceland was difficult but I knew when I got married that he was going to have his guys around all the time. I could not domesticate Elvis, and I accepted that. He didn't really have that much to do with the practical stuff but I took naturally to becoming a mother. I thought, "My God, this is a product of Elvis and me and I'm going to be there for her." The moment you have the child, everything changes. It is terrifying and it is beautiful and it changed my life and it brought Elvis and me closer together.
- When Elvis died, family life changed and I took Lisa to Italy to escape the attention. It was an extraordinary situation and I don't know too many other families that have gone through what we have gone through.

Go HERE for the full Guardian interview
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)

Priscilla Presley Sings Elvis!!: Filed under the 'too-ridiculous-to-be true' news section.
The Wicked Priscilla Presley is to enter the panto spirit this Christmas by performing one of Elvis’ songs on stage in London!
The former Dallas star has been persuaded to sing in public for the first time as she makes her stage debut as the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Wimbledon.
“I was shying away from it a bit. But the more I was told about panto, I thought, ‘We’ll have fun with this’. The song,  I’m not going to say what it is, does fit the part,” she said. “Lisa Marie is a singer, her dad, obviously… but the world needs to know I’m not a singer. It’s not serious, it’s just having fun.”
Presley, 67, said she had known nothing of pantomime which is not performed in America. “It’s all very new to me. But I’m getting prepared to be booed and have things being yelled at me.”
(News, Source;SantasWicked Elves/ElvisInfoNet)

Bernard Lansky Dies Aged 85: Bernard Lansky, the Memphis retailer who helped a young Elvis Presley establish his signature clothing style of pegged pants, two-toned shoes and other flashy duds in the 1950s, has died. He was 85.
Julie Lansky, the clothier's granddaughter, said he died Thursday at his Memphis home.
Bernard Lansky and his brother Guy started a retail business in Memphis in 1946, with help from a $125 loan from their father, Samuel.
After World War II, the store started selling Army surplus goods on Beale Street. When the supply dried up, they opened a high-fashion men's store, where Bernard Lansky established his reputation as a natural salesman and storyteller.
Lansky Bros. ended up supplying Presley with the pink and black shirts and other outfits.
"It's a statement to say that he dressed one of the most influential entertainers of all time," said Julie Lansky, "He knew that for any entertainer, they had to look different."
Even though his style of dress changed over the years — including sparkling jumpsuits — Presley shopped at Lansky Bros. the rest of his life. Lansky even picked out the white suit and blue tie that Presley wore when he was buried.
"I put his first suit on him and his last suit on him," Lansky was fond of saying.

Bernard Lansky talks to EIN: EIN's Piers Beagley chews the fat with a man instrumental in Elvis' fashion sense, the great Bernard Lansky. Bernard talks candidly about Elvis, Priscilla, Lisa Marie, the clothes he made for Elvis, Michael Jackson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Nicolas Cage and more in a fascinating interview.

In 2002 Lansky doesn't hold back on his views and heading towards 80-years old he can sure say what he likes! the interview certainly captures Bernard's fabulous spirit and energy - Parental guidance advised.

Go HERE to this very amusing interview with a great character of the Elvis World.

(Interview, Source:ElvisInformationNetwork)


 

Lisa-Marie Presley "live" at Bush Hall in London (Concert Review): Lisa-Marie Presley's performance at Bush Hall offered sweet and soulful blues-pop that owed nothing to her father Elvis writes Thomas Green.

Photo: Brian Rasic/Rex Features

In the way of background research, I questioned two men in the Bush Hall gentlemen’s loos. “Are you here because of Lisa-Marie Presley herself, or because she’s Elvis’s daughter?”

“She’s good as well,” replied the first.

“Yeah, I came to see Elvis’s daughter, but she’s really good,” said the second.

If anybody else had made Lisa-Marie’s recent Storm And Grace album, a relaxed, tuneful set of rootsy, swampy blues-pop produced by T Bone Burnett, it would have been an album of the year contender rather than overshadowed by what her dad got up to 50 years ago.

She must be used to it by now. After her band had taken the stage to the voodoo rattle of the old prison work song Early in the Morning, dressed like scarecrow undertakers in toppers and bowlers, she walked on to cheers, a petite presence in black. She said she had a cold, but agreed with a heckler that this was one of the joys of England.

Her set then kicked off with Weary, an appealingly maudlin country-tinged slowie she wrote with Richard Hawley. Another co-writer, Ed Harcourt, joined her to duet on the steel guitar-tinted heartbreaker Soften The Blows.

With the exception of the encores, her set drew exclusively from the new album, perhaps marking a separation from her previous slightly directionless forays into music. Songs such as Un-break and You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet have a drawl, twang and sass that should give the too pristine Lana Del Rey pause for thought. Presley’s husband, Michael Lockwood, a gangling figure at her left, added raunch on lead guitar throughout.

When the band returned for an encore, they were clearly elated by the response of the crowd, and gave the debut single, Lights Out, a suitably raucous pummelling. After this, a roadie provided waiter service, giving them all a shot of tequila without which Lisa-Marie explained, they would not be able to complete their final song, a galloping cover of Tom Petty’s Need to Know.


Lisa Marie Presley reclaims her Southern Voice: On Tuesday night (Aug. 21), Lisa Marie Presley made her Grand Ole Opry debut, putting her in a tie with her late father, Elvis Presley, in terms of the number of times -- exactly once -- that they both performed on stage at the venerable institution.

When asked about the impending Opry appearance while in Memphis for Elvis Week last week (Aug. 16 marking the 35th anniversary of Elvis' death at age 42), Lisa says she told fans that she hoped to break with family tradition.

"I'm hoping that I'm not told to take up truck driving," she said, reopening the history books to Oct. 2, 1954.

On that night, after his Opry guest spot, Elvis was told he might want to consider returning to Memphis and his job driving a delivery truck. Although he was, by all accounts, shattered at that advice, he obviously rebelled against it -- and changed the world forever in the process.

From her own infancy, Lisa, who was born Feb. 1, 1968, was probably destined to be a musician, even if her own rebel spirit meant she didn't completely follow in her father's footsteps. Having written from the time she was young, she says artists such as Tracy Chapman and Gordon Lightfoot are among her many musical influences.

"That's the kind of stuff that I love and get inspired by and listen to," Lisa tells The Boot. "If I were just a singer-songwriter and wasn't attached to anything else, it might be a completely different story for me. But I'm always put into another thing which has been difficult to navigate. It's been difficult to navigate where to put me and what to do because I really am just honestly a singer-songwriter. But it gets confusing. There's a lot of baggage."

While that may very well be true, she's carrying the baggage with pride these days, and pouring her Southern heart and soul into her music, which has morphed from slick pop to rootsy Americana in the span of three albums. Produced by T Bone Burnett, Storm & Grace, her first album since 2005's Now What, bristles with emotionally-charged lyrics and rich, expressive vocals.

"It's the most honest and natural representation of me," she says of the album. "Raw, sort of naked. The other stuff was overproduced and I was hiding a lot. This is much more stripped down and bare ... and vulnerable."

With such provocative words defining the material, one would think the knowledge that she's opened herself up to even greater scrutiny might cause her to rethink her writing process. But that's not likely to happen.

"I wish I thought that way before I wrote a song but I don't," she explains. "I can't because it would ruin the process for me. I consider it my job to take something out of my life, forget about who I am or where I've been and what's connected to me. I've always written since I was a child and I've always loved music. So I consider it my job to take something that I've experienced or seen and write it in such a way that it's universal so that anybody could hear it and make it their own, because that's what music is for. It's to move people and to make them relate to the song and relate to something for themselves and not make it too personal. But it's also therapeutic for me and I am purging. I exorcise all my demons and whatever is going on with me at the time while I'm writing. It's always a little bit nerve-wracking because I'm putting my guts out on the paper [ laughs]."

One of the inescapable ironies of Storm & Grace is that while it is steeped in Americana, it was crafted across the pond in Britain, where she is living now. The writing of the record paired the singer with British tunesmiths such as Richard Hawley and Ed Harcourt.

Lisa notes that her husband (and father of their twin girls, Harper and Finley), guitarist Michael Lockwood, was much more knowledgeable about the London music scene when they relocated there from Los Angeles, but that she quickly found writers with whom she developed a kinship.

"I think it's a natural progression of how much the English love Americana and the rootsy music that America has to offer," she says of the collaborations.

"I know that Robert Plant loves Nashville. So, a really natural thing happened, which had kind of been pushed on me a long time ago. I didn't want to sing 'country' or do something contrived. They had an appreciation for it and I naturally just went there.

So it was really interesting to be writing over there and to have it be the most rootsy and Americana record that I've ever done. I started with the usual stuff that I had done but it really started to break through when I sat with Richard. I wrote 'Weary' with him and I think from that moment on I broke through whatever I needed to break through and the rest of them followed suit."

On the subject of following suit, Lisa, who also has two grown children, notes that Harper and Finley, who will be 4 in October, are already, not surprisingly, showing signs of being musical.

"Very musical, my little ones," she says with a smile. "Strangely musical in that it really affects them. They're going to both be headed in that direction, I think, because they listened in a way that's not a normal listening. I can tell it moves them. They get really serious about music."

Although the 44-year-old has released just three albums since her 2003 debut, Lisa continues to tour and will return to the U.S. in the fall. She also acknowledges that the positive experience of Storm & Grace could lead to increasing her musical output.

"Everybody knew going in that this was one of those records that was going to have to find its wings and its legs for a while. At least now I have a system; it'll go a lot quicker. We actually wrote 30 or 31 songs and we only cut 14. I was having a good old time."

She's also having a good time promoting the album that could, if it finds those well-deserved wings, introduce her to an audience that is far more invested in her value as a musician than in the details of her life as the ex-wife of a pop legend or the daughter of rock 'n' roll royalty. With the 35th anniversary of Elvis' death having just passed, Lisa acknowledges that this year's commemoration gave her a unique perspective.

"There were about 75,000 people and I was so moved the whole time at the candlelight vigil," she says. "I've usually watched it from the house but I've never been down there. I was so moved by seeing it that I went down there for the first time. I already knew how incredible he was. And I already know that because he's my dad especially, but when you have so many people, in such concentrated energy, you really feel again a whole new, inspired revelation about him, a reinforcement, I guess."

If there is one thing she wants people to know about her dad, Lisa says it is that he was just as genuine offstage as he was on.

"You know how everyone has their public persona that they put on or some kind of stage thing? He had none of that. There was no persona put forth that was not who he truly was. There was nothing calculated. There wasn't a machine. He was as powerful and dynamic off as he was on. I think that's why people felt that from him and responded."

Judging from the warm response Nashville gave her this week on the Grand Ole Opry stage, we're confident Lisa Marie Presley may not only surpass one of her father's numerous records by appearing on the Opry stage again some time in the future, she will most definitely not have to worry about attending truck-driving school anytime soon. (Source: Stephen L. Betts, AOL Music, Aug 2012)

Read EIN's review of "Storm & Grace"


Talent thrives among Elvis's grandkids: Lisa Marie Elvis 's grandchildren all have show business in their blood, but their mother Lisa Marie Presley said Friday she hoped they would succeed at whatever they chose to pursue.

Presley, 44, discussed her iconic rock 'n' roll father, who died 35 years ago this week, alongside her mother Priscilla during a half-hour talk before Elvis fans at the family's Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee.

It was the first time the singer-songwriter, whose latest album "Storm and Grace" came out in May, had participated in an open panel discussion at the annual Elvis Week festivities.

"Really, I just want them to be really good at whatever they want to do," she said when asked about her children Riley Keough (shown above), 23, Benjamin Keough, 19, and three-year-old twins Harper and Finley Lockwood.

Riley, who appears in director Steven Soderbergh's male stripper film "Magic Mike," is doing "incredibly well" in her acting career, while music-loving Benjamin is "swinging back and forth" between bass and guitar, said Presley.

Of "the little ones," she said Finley "is definitely going to sing... that child loves music," while potential thespian Harper can recreate any movie she sees "scene by scene, line by line, exactly as she saw it."

Asked what the twins make of their iconic grandpop, Presley said: "They are very, very, very proud. 'That's my grandfather! I want to see my grandfather!' They have such a sense of pride. It's really cute."

Presley had her older children with her first husband, musician Danny Keough, and the youngest ones with her current spouse, music producer Michael Lockwood. She was also married to the late Michael Jackson and actor Nicolas Cage. (News, Source: AFP, Aug 2012)


Fans cheer Priscilla and Lisa Marie: Fans of Elvis Presley have cheered as the singer's daughter and ex-wife appeared publicly at Graceland to thank them for their loyalty, 35 years after the music legend's death.

Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley spoke for little more than a minute at the gates of the mansion on Wednesday at the start of an all-night candlelight vigil in memory of the king of rock 'n' roll's sudden death in 1977, at the age of 42.

"Lisa and myself want to thank you so very much for being here and supporting Elvis. You come every year and this is our appreciation to you for making this happen," said Priscilla, 67.

Lisa Marie, 44, said: "I've always avoided this because I thought it would be too emotional but I really felt it was important to come down here tonight and be with you.

"We love you. I love you very, very much and I am honoured to see you here and we're grateful that you are in our lives and we're really happy to be part of this tonight with you."

Priscilla, looking over a sea of candles across the six-lane Elvis Presley Boulevard, added: "I know this is something Elvis would never ever would have believed would have taken place here."

The gates of Graceland, where Elvis is buried alongside his parents in a meditation garden, remained open all night to a steady stream of well-wishers.

Elvis and Priscilla Presley divorced in 1973 after six years of marriage, but they remained close until his death. She played a key role in turning Graceland into a major tourist attraction.

Their daughter, Lisa Marie, whose four husbands notably included Michael Jackson from 1994 to 1996, is a singer-songwriter who released her first album in seven years, Storm and Grace, earlier this year. (News, Source: ninemsn.com.au)


Kylie Minogue locks lips with Riley Keough: Australian supers Kylie Minogue heats up the screen with Riley Keough Elvis Presley's granddaughter in the new film 'Jack and Diane'.
In the new trailer a heavily inked-up Kylie smooches Riley Keough, in what looks like an intimate, girl-on-girl lip-locker.
The film, presumably a riff on the eponymous John Mellencamp song, is about two girls who fall in love in New York City but then must cope with a distance relationship and... werewolves.
The movie seems to employ Minogue as a tempting, older seductress.
The Australian singer has been busy in 2012, a year which marks her 25th anniversary on the global stage. While she remained off the world charts for well over a decade, the triple-threat returned to the top of the US Billboard with her 2001 hit, “Can’t Get You Out of My Head.”
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)

Lisa Marie to make special guest appearance during Elvis Week: We are excited to announce  Lisa Marie Presley will make a special appearance at “Conversations on Elvis: Behind the Stage” on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. Lisa has been busy touring for her new album "Storm and Grace"which has received rave reviews from music critics and garnered world-wide attention.

Hosted by Tom Brown, Vice President of Original Productions for Turner Classic Movies (TCM), other guests will share what went on behind the scenes of Elvis' touring productions.  

Guests include Sam Thompson, Elvis' friend who worked as a personal bodyguard for him at home and on tour; Dick Grob, who served as chief of security for Elvis; Charles Stone, tour producer for Elvis throughout the 1970s; Loanne Parker, who was hired in 1971 by RCA Records Tours as the tour secretary for Elvis and held that position throughout his touring years - she was also Colonel Parker's companion and confidant for over 25 years and they married in 1990; and Tom Moffatt, a celebrated Hawaiian DJ who brought Elvis to Hawaii and worked with him through the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s.

Tickets are $20. To purchase, call Graceland Reservations at 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322, or click here to purchase online.

Lisa Marie will also make a special appearance during the 35th Anniversary Concert at the FedExForum.  
For more information on special guest appearances and all of the events taking place in Memphis during Elvis Week 2012, visit www.ElvisWeek.com. (News, Source: EPE)

Read EIN's review of 'Storm and Grace'


Lisa Hangs Up on Radio Interview: Lisa Marie Presley called in to talk to K&M about her latest album “Storm & Grace” and her upcoming show at The Wilbur Theater! Will she tolerate K&M for long or will Kevin ruin yet ANOTHER interview.

When Lisa said she dreamed of her dad, he asked her “Is he fat in your dreams?” LISA HUNG UP ON HIM!!! GO LISA! Voice your support at the above link!

Fluff Piece Gone Bad... The questions asked by the DJ do seem to be scripted like, "she sounds a lot like him" & "does Elvis appear to her in a ghost form?" but they crossed the line when they stepped out of the "Fluff Piece" style interview a sickening attempt in Rude Howard Stern fashion by.....well listen for yourself guys and you decide

EIN Comment: To use an Aussie colloquialism....Good on'ya Lisa! (20 June 2012)


May 20 - ‘Lisa Marie Presley at the Grammy Museum’ : Last Thursday Lisa Marie appeared at the Grammy Museum's Clive Davis Theater in LA. EIN contributors Joan & Paul Gansky were there to report on seeing Lisa Marie up close and personal!
... The theatre holds about 200 and so is a very intimate concert venue - (see photo of studio set-up below). Lisa Marie was calm, warm, collected, lovely and really – Amazing! For thirty minutes, Lisa Marie was interviewed by Grammy Museum VP Scott Goldman. Everyone listened intently as she reviewed her singing career to date, and her style of song writing, drawing on her personal life experiences. She also shared tidbits about her life in England during the past seven years. It was especially insightful hearing how Lisa Marie learned to enjoy cooking, and also to love gardening, even in the rain!
Following the very enjoyable interview and many good questions from the audience, Lisa Marie brought on her small band (three guitarists, drummer and pianist), and performed five of her country/blues songs from Storm & Grace, including Soften The Blows and Storm & Grace. She had us longing for more.
The Grammy Museum audience was ecstatic and gave Lisa Marie a long and very enthusiastic standing ovation.
In the LA Times Lisa Marie explains more, "I was insulated," adding
that in the past, like her famous father, she surrounded herself with a team of friends and employees who told her only what she wanted to hear. "There was a scene woven around me that I had helped weave. It was a personal scene -- employees, friends. It was an entourage. That’s all a big mistake. It’s all the stuff that happens to a typical L.A., high-profile… You know, that scene."
But no one really does. After all, Elvis, the King of Rock ’n’ Roll, had but one daughter, and it’s not many who see their childhood home in Memphis become an international tourist attraction.
After the last album ‘Now What’ Lisa Marie notes, "I went through a period where I was so upset at how obscured I had been, I intentionally sought out everything bad that was written about me. If you’re looking for it, you’re going to get it."
The album was brought to producer T Bone Burnett by Simon Fuller, Lisa Marie’s manager who is best-known for creating the "American Idol" franchise. It was Fuller who encouraged Presley to retreat to England where she now lives.

Although she likes the songs on her first two albums, she was uncomfortable with everything that came along with selling them, and now regrets having been placed "in some category with other rock stars."

Lisa Marie says, "If I’m pushed somewhere, I’ll go the other way. So when someone came backstage and told me to dress sexy, I went out and wore giant combat boots and safety pins and did whatever I could to not be sexy."
"I have to say, I very much wanted to make a record her dad would have dug," Burnett says. "That was important to me. I wanted to make a record everybody would dig, but especially him, for some reason. He’s such an inspirational figure. She’s part of our royal family."
There’s no irony, Burnett says, in Presley retreating to England to reconnect with a sound that draws from her roots. He clarifies that she had to "disconnect with those other American roots," the ones that encouraged her to chase pop stardom. Presley phrases it as a search for something she’s never really known: normalcy.
"When I moved to England I would hang out at the local pub, and they were such good people there," Presley says. "They knew right from wrong. If someone came in and was drunk and acting like a jerk, they’d get thrown out. There was common sense. I needed to be around people with common sense."
Photos by Paul Gansky. (except - above right photo from LA Times)
(News, Source;Joan&PaulGansky/ElvisInformationNetwork)


Lisa Marie Presley sings on American Idol: As we reported yesterday, Lisa Marie appeared live on last night's edition of American Idol, singing the first single (You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet) from her new and very strong album, Storm & Grace.

Lisa Marie's performance was excellent and met with enthusiastic applause from the audience. (Added: 18 May 2012)

View Lisa Marie's Electronic Press Kit promoting Storm & Grace

(featuring some great but short footgage of Lisa Marie's very cute twins!)

(Archival Video) Watch Lisa Marie on the Jimmy Kimmel Show in 20903 (10 mins)

(in which the host refers to Lisa Marie as the Princess of Rock & Roll)


TONIGHT Lisa Marie Presley Performs on American Idol: Lisa Marie will be making a guest appearance on American Idol on US TV tonight Thursday, May 17 8:00/7:00 CT.
Previous winner and Elvis fan Adam Lambert, along with Lisa Marie Presley will perform their latest singles.
The Top Three Jessica, Philip and Joshua also sing three songs each as they will perform a song chosen by their mentor, music producer Jimmy Iovine, a song chosen by one of the judges and their own choice song.
Lisa Marie's new CD "Storm and Grace" is being praised for its raw, edgy southern roots sound. Produced with elegant restraint by 12-time GRAMMY winner T Bone Burnett, "Storm & Grace" is an unflinchingly honest piece of work. With its rootsy, Americana vibe, it is, she acknowledges, a departure from her previous albums.

EIN reckons it is her best so far - Go HERE to our new CD review.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Storm & Grace (CD Review): After 7 long years, Lisa Marie Presley's 3rd album is due to hit record and online stores in a few days time. Storm & Grace is a departure from her earlier albums as Lisa Marie visits her musical "roots".

About her new album Lisa Marie has stated:

"There were a few years there where everything around me had fallen apart. All the things that had become my foundation were gone and I had to shed a lot of skin. I found myself really vulnerable afterward and that's what birthed the album’s vibe. It’s me without any attitude or anger at a time of rediscovery."

So has it been worth the wait?

Nigel Patterson put on his headphones and cranked up the volume on his hi-fi to find out what all the fuss is about. (Added: 13 May 2012)

Read Nigel's detailed review of an album which will surprise many fans!


Meet Lisa Marie Presley at Sun Studio: On Monday, May 14, at 7:00 pm, fans can meet Lisa Marie Presley at Sun Studio in Memphis and be among the first to purchase her new album, “Storm & Grace,” and have her personally sign it.  

Then, on Thursday, May 17, American Express will present “An Evening with Lisa Marie Presley” at the GRAMMY Museum’s Clive Davis Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. After an interview Presley will take questions and perform a selection of songs from Storm & Grace. Please go to www.grammymuseum.org for more information.

Also, be sure to tune into “Good Morning America” on Tuesday, May 15, for a special segment that will feature her performing the lead single, “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet,”   at the legendary Sun Studio in her hometown of Memphis. Presley will also make appearances on “American Idol” (5/17), “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (5/21), and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (5/22).

“Storm & Grace" is the album she was born to make – a raw, powerful country, folk and blues collection that finds her embracing her Southern roots and family name,” said Rolling Stone.  

Entertainment Weekly praised the “smoky, spooky” single “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” while Spinner.com observed: “Presley has made the strongest album of her career in the upcoming 'Storm & Grace.' It's a moody masterpiece, exploring the demons and angels of her life to the tune of country-spiced downbeat pop.”
 
The album, which is available for pre-order now on the iTunes Store, is Presley’s first in five years and marks her Universal Republic/XIX Recordings debut. Produced with elegant restraint by 12-time GRAMMY winner T Bone Burnett, "Storm & Grace" is an unflinchingly honest piece of work. With its rootsy, Americana vibe, it is, she acknowledges, a departure from her previous albums.
 
“This album is a lot more stripped-down and naked, both musically and lyrically,” says Lisa Marie. “It’s me without any attitude or anger at a time of rediscovery.”

Can’t make it to Memphis? Check out a gallery of photos of Lisa Marie Presley's album shoot at Graceland and pre-order the CD on Amazon or on iTunes. Also, purchase your very own signed copy at NewburyComics.com and check out her latest single "You Ain't See Nothin' Yet." (News, Source: EPE, 12 May 2012)


Great new Lisa Marie Photos from Graceland: The cover art for Lisa Marie's new album "Storm and Grace" was shot in and around Graceland in Memphis.
The EPE website has some brilliant images from the photo shoot


Go here to EPE's Lisa Marie's Graceland photo shoot.

(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

 

Lisa Marie Talks About Returning to Her Graceland Roots: Lisa Marie Presley talks about finding her own style with her upcoming album "Storm and Grace."
Lisa Marie's new CD returns to her Southern roots with an ominous, swampy vibe which evokes the ease of an impromptu back porch jam session at her childhood home of Graceland. Lisa Marie poses inside the bedroom of her late grandparents, Vernon and Gladys Presley, and is seen hugging her children in between takes. She can also be seen posing in various places on the Graceland property, the place where she grew up with her iconic father. 
The Memphis-born Presley reclaims those roots with an American-inspired showcase of her songwriting talent and smoldering alto voice. Produced with elegant restraint by twelve-time Grammy Award-winner T-Bone Burnett, "Storm & Grace" is a marked departure from Presley's previous albums.
CLICK HERE to the YouTube video
See below for the great review of her new album.
(News, Source;EPE/ElvisInfoNet)

EIN note: For some reason in the article below the INFDaily journalist suggests that, a) Lisa Marie was eight when Elvis died. She was of course nine-years old. b) Lisa Marie states that Gladys (her Grandmother) died aged 42, the same age as Elvis died. This is also not correct. Gladys pretended she was younger than she really was but she died aged 46. Surely Lisa Marie would know this! At her wedding in 1933 Gladys stated that she was 19 years old and younger than Vernon who stated he was 22, which was not the truth. She was 21, and Vernon was only 17 and too young to officially marry.
Lisa Marie thought she would die at the same age as her father: Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of rock and roll legend, Elvis Presley, opened up to Elle magazine about how it felt for her to reach the age that her father was when he passed away.
Lisa Marie admits that when she turned 42 two years ago, the realization that her father never made it past his 42nd birthday was worrisome for her. The fear was exacerbated by the fact that her grandmother passed away at the age of 42 as well. (see EIN note above)
“It freaked me out,” she told Elle. She continued, “It was my grandmother as well [who died at] the same age, and I was like, ‘What are my odds here?’”
Presley was only eight years old (see EIN note above) when her father died, and the media attention that she received at that time and continuously thereafter was very difficult for her to deal with. As a young woman she struggled with drug use and other behaviors that were deemed questionable by the media, such as her famous marriage to pop legend, Michael Jackson.
However, now a mother of four children – Riley Keough, 22, Benjamin Keough, 19, Finley Aaron Love Lockwood and Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood – and married to Michael Lockwood, Presley feels as if her troubled past is far behind her.
While everything may look good on paper for Presley, the singer claims that she still finds it hard to be happy, according to Elle.
“It’s hard for me to be happy because I’m always worried about something going awry, or what could happen to screw up,” she says.
One thing she can check off of her list of worries is not being able to see past her 42nd birthday, like her father and grandmother. Since celebrating her 42nd birthday, when she thinks about the fact that her father wasn’t able to meet his grandchildren and son-in-law, Presley admits to the magazine that she does “get emotional.”
(News, Source;Sanja/ElvisInfoNet)

April 2012-  Elvis' granddaughter Riley Keough Rocks Out: It looks like Elvis' granddaughter would be a worthy heir to his rock and roll crown if she ever decided to take up music. For Riley Keough looked stunning as she attended the launch of a new Johnny Ramone's autobiography in Hollywood last night.

The actress looks to have inherited the genes of her handsome grandfather ELVIS as well as from her glamorous Naked Gun star grandmother Priscilla, both aesthetically as well as artistically.
Riley, whose flawless looks helped her net fiance Alex Pettyfer, looked wonderful in a floral green jacket, long blackcurrant shirt and matching top top.
The blonde seemed thrilled to be posing next to her 44-year-old mother, Lisa Marie who went down a more daring route by donning a black leather dress and fishnet tights.
Riley's own star is already on the rise after she starred in the critically praised 2010 film The Runaways.
She starred as alongside Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart in the movie, which was a biography of the iconic 70s all-girl rock band.

(News, Source;Sanja/ElvisInfoNet)


Lisa Marie Presley 'Storm & Grace' New CD Review: Lisa Marie Presley was 35 when her first album was released, 2003's To Whom It May Concern. Her debut's success was followed two years later with Now What. Again, Presley impressed critics and music buyers alike for her mature and earthy material. However, Presley let it be known she felt she was being pulled in directions she didn't want to go. She needed time and inspiration to restart her creative juices. Then announcements for her forthcoming Storm & Grace suggested her 2012 return would be a major departure for Presley. As it turns out, these claims are largely true. Her third album is not as hard-charging as her previous releases, and it is far more "organic," to use Presley's own description.
But Storm & Grace isn't just a stripped-down "roots" album, with players simply laying down good grooves behind a singer. Thanks immeasurably to producer T Bone Burnett, the musical settings maintain a unified moody tone throughout the 11 songs. The set is full of subdued echo, haunting guitar lines, and the ambiance of a live session trying to capture both the cerebral and emotional elements in each song. Presley's lyrics balance both the dark and the hopeful, her painful trials and hard-won triumphs, a few hellos and many goodbyes. In other words, storm and grace

Storm & Grace is soulful on several levels -the style of the vocals, Burnett's musical arrangements, and the depth of the material. While every song deals with surviving pain of one kind or another, the tone is typically one of reconciliation, even if all the victories aren't easily won. For example, "Forgiving," co-written with Steve Booker, asks for the secrets of forgiveness as that's hard to do. But these very secrets are scattered throughout the songs in which Presley waves goodbye to the past, which is full of unworthy lovers and glaring flaws within herself.
So Storm & Grace isn't a disc to pep up your party, but it is one worth repeated listening. If it's surprising, that's probably due to comparisons with her two previous releases and the fact that the attempt here was far more artistic than commercial. Lisa Marie has her own blues to sing and she delivers them with style and grace. This is one Presley very much in the building.
Go here to the full review by BlogCritic Wesley Britton.

(News, Source;BlogCritic/ElvisInfoNet)

Listen to first single off new Lisa Marie Presley album: For fans of solo female artists with strong voices, times are booming. There’s Adele, of course, still commanding the charts; Norah Jones, set to release her Dangermouse-assisted new album in less than a month; and Fiona Apple, whose overdue comeback is prowling just around the corner.

Now, add Lisa Marie Presley to the mix. After a seven-year absence, the scion of a legendary pop legacy is about to unleash the T Bone Burnett-produced Storm and Grace.“

When songs from Lisa Marie Presley showed up at my door, I was curious,” Burnett says of working on the record. “I wondered what the daughter of an American revolutionary music artist had to say.”

“What I heard was honest, raw, unaffected, and soulful,” he continued. “I thought her father would be proud of her.” The album doesn’t hit shelves until May 15, but you can listen to the smoky, spooky lead single “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” here (6 April 2012)


Storm & Grace reviewed: Lisa Marie Presley's third album hits stores next month. In what is a move away from the hard edged sound of To Whom It May Concern and Now What, Storm & Grace sees Lisa Marie visiting her musical roots. Here is the first review of the album (which as you can see features stunningly evcocative cover artwork):

On May 15, Lisa Marie Presley will release 'Storm and Grace' - her first album in five years and her Universal Republic/XIX Recordings debut. Presley is managed by Simon Fuller, CEO and Founder of XIX Entertainment.

The album was produced by 12-time GRAMMY® winner T Bone Burnett and recorded at The Village in Los Angeles.

Storm and Grace' is a marked departure from the hard-edged sound of Presley's earlier albums - 2003's RIAA Gold-certified 'To Whom It May Concern' and 2005's 'Now What', both of which debuted in the Top 10 of The Billboard 200.

The organic instrumentation of 'Storm and Grace' reflects her Southern roots, from the ominous, swampy vibe of lead single 'You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet' and 'Sticks And Stones' to 'Soften The Blows' and the achingly beautiful title track, which evoke the ease of an impromptu back porch jam session.

Presley's smoldering alto is hypnotic in the rootsy opener 'Over Me' as she reflects on being replaced in a lover's affections.

While 'Storm and Grace' offers an unflinching examination of life and love - beginning with her own shortcomings on 'Un-Break' - there is a tender, consoling thread that runs throughout, pointing towards peace and reconciliation.

'Weary' may concern a relationship that didn't work out, but it is suffused with a genuine warmth, as Presley sings: 'I will always love you/you can move on, dear.' 

'Just over two years ago, I went to England to attempt to write another record after finding myself in a considerably disheartened and uninspired state creatively.

Over an eight-month period, I wrote 30 songs.

I was fortunate to be able to write with some incredible artists and singers such as Richard Hawley (from Pulp), Ed Harcourt, Sacha Skarbek and Fran Healy (from Travis), to name a few', recalls Lisa Marie Presley. 'Nothing was planned or contrived in any way and out of it came a very organic record that was alwaysinside of me and that I am incredibly proud of. It was a dream come true and such an honor when T Bone liked the songs and produced and played on the record'. 'When songs from Lisa Marie Presley showed up at my door, I was curious. I wondered what the daughter of an American revolutionary music artist had to say.

What I heard was honest, raw, unaffected and soulful. I thought her father would be proud of her. The more I listened to the songs, the deeper an artist I found her to be. Listening beyond the media static, Lisa Marie Presley is a Southern American folk music artist of great value', says T Bone Burnett. 'Her rich,smoky vocals evoke Sheryl Crow and occasionally bear traces of Courtney Love's ragged disaffection', said Entertainment Weekly of Presley's debut album, 'To Whom It May Concern', while the Los Angeles Times called the lead single, 'Lights Out', 'one of the most hauntingly personal songs' of the year.

AllMusic.com praised 'Now What' as 'genuine…due largely to her willingness to lay herself bare in her music and lyrics.' While it may differ sonically, 'Storm and Grace' is equally revealing.

The track listing is:

  • Storm and Grace
  • Over Me
  • You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
  • Weary
  • Close To The Edge
  • So Long
  • Un-Break
  • Soften The Blows
  • Storm Of Nails
  • How Do You Fly This Plane?
  • Sticks And Stones
  • Storm and Grace (Review, Source: BusinessWire.com, April 2012)

Pre-order Storm and Grace directly below


Pre-orders open for new Lisa Marie Presley album, Storm & Grace

EIN will publish a review of Storm & Grace in its next update

Album due out 15 May

 


Lisa Marie opens new Graceland Exhibit & talks about new Elvis Movie!: In a rare interview when opening the new  "Elvis Through His Daughter's Eyes" exhibition Lisa Marie said that she has become dissatisfied with movies chronicling her father's life and that she might make a film about the rock `n' roll icon herself.
The daughter of Elvis Presley said she has been in talks about a movie, though she didn't offer a timetable.
"There's not been anything done properly with him yet, you know, that has satisfied me in terms of capturing everything," she said, "It will happen, though."
Presley, who rarely gives interviews, was at Graceland this week to attend the opening of a new exhibit. "Elvis Through His Daughter's Eyes" is a personal look at Lisa Marie and includes her baby shoes, her first record player and a small white fur coat -- touchstones from her days living at Graceland, her father's longtime Memphis home until his death Aug. 16, 1977.
Lisa Marie lived at Graceland until she was 5, which is when Priscilla divorced Elvis and moved with Lisa Marie to California. She continued to visit Graceland, and she smiles when talking about the time spent with her dad, such as when they would ride a golf cart through the neighborhood together. She recalled waiting for her father to make his daily entrance down the stairs.
"He was always fully, fully geared up. You'd never see him in his pajamas coming down the steps, ever," she said. "You'd never see him in anything but `ready to be seen' attire."
Elvis, a renowned car and motorcycle aficionado, also was known to leave the grounds and hang out with locals in the neighborhood.
"Sometimes he would go and there would be a convoy and everybody would follow," she said. "He'd be going down Elvis Presley Boulevard and you would see these devices riding down the road, of all sorts."
Lisa Marie has spent much of the past few years taking care of her 3-year-old twin daughters she had with husband Michael Lockwood. She has two children from a previous marriage to musician Danny Keough, which ended in 1994. She also was married to actor Nicholas Cage and pop star Michael Jackson. (click here for more Lisa Marie V Michael Jackson)
Presley did not want to talk at length about Jackson. The exhibit displays a photo of her and Jackson visiting a children's hospital in Budapest, Hungary.
"It was just one of the moments that was captured ... we were helping this child get a liver transplant," she said. When asked what comes to mind when she thinks of Jackson, she said: "I can only say that I have good memories."
Lisa Marie has found time to make a new record, her third. Set for release in May, the album is being produced by Grammy-winner T-Bone Burnett.
Presley said she stays involved with the workings of EPE which licenses Elvis' name and image in merchandising. Likenesses of Elvis have appeared in countless movies and TV shows, some without permission.
"There can be a sort of cheesy take on him, which I don't always love sometimes -- you know, the later years and that whole thing with his white jumpsuit," she said. "Now I'm probably over it. But I mean it was kind of running wild for a while. It was a little bit cringe-worthy."
For her movie, Lisa Marie envisions something like "Walk the Line," the Johnny Cash biopic starring Joaquin Phoenix.
Presley, the heir to her father's estate, said she is glad the business is back in the hands of a private company, Apollo Management Group. She likes the idea of updating exhibits and the Heartbreak Hotel at the Graceland tourist attraction across the street from the home. She also would like to see revitalization of the poverty-stricken neighborhoods near Elvis Presley Boulevard.
"It makes me sad to see that, it does, because I remember when it wasn't there," she said. "I don't like to see that anywhere I am, to be honest."
Memphis officials have for years talked about improving some of the areas around Graceland, but nothing has been done. Graceland is one of Tennessee's most visited tourist attractions.
As for the exhibit, Lisa Marie said one of her favorite items is the key used to operate the golf cart because it helps her recall when she was alone with her father, riding around the neighborhood.
"That was my life," she said. "I carried it everywhere. It was never far from me or not on my person when I was a child. I hadn't seen it in 35 years."

(News, Source;AP/ElvisInfoNetwork)

Lisa Marie Interview & look through the new Graceland Exhibit: ABC TV in the US also got a rare chance to interview Lisa Marie when she opened the new exhibit.
In the 6 minute interview she talked about memories of Elvis, the new exhibition, the new album and more.
You also get to see a look through the Graceland archives.

CLICK HERE to this great interview.



(News, Source;ABC/ElvisInfoNetwork)

Lisa Marie wins "The Top 10 Celebrity Offspring Singers!": Despite intense competition from Jordin Sparks, Liza Minnelli and even Miley Cyrus - Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie Presley came top of the Hollywood Gossip Poll for the "The Top 10 Celebrity Offspring Singers!"
Lisa Marie gets twice as many votes as her nearest rival!

From the article ... Did you hear Jane Carrey, daughter of beloved actor Jim Carrey, received a golden ticket to Hollywood on American Idol this week.
But the 24-year old still has a long way to go until she's considered one of the premiere celebrity offspring singers. That's right, there are a number of famous artists with similarly famous parents.
Click here to the count down.

 

(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNetwork)

Wednesday 1 February 2012

Happy Birthday Lisa Marie!!: Today (1 Feb) is Lisa Marie's 44th birthday!!

As part of her celebrations Lisa Marie is appearing on Good Morning America to talk about the new exhibit at Graceland...."Elvis...Through His Daughter's Eyes"

Visit EIN's extensive: Lisa Marie Presley Archives

 

2011

December 2011

Elvis' daughter attends charity party: ELVIS Presley’s daughter was among the stars who helped children suffering from serious illnesses celebrate Christmas at a charity’s festive party.  Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of the rock and roll legend, handed out gifts in Santa’s grotto; Eastenders star Patsy Palmer held a raffle and boxer Colin McMillan took to the stage for an impromptu dance with parents at the party for the Dream Factory charity on December 11.  The charity, which was founded four years ago, grants the wishes of children with serious illnesses and those who have had their wishes granted joined children whose wishes are soon to be realised at the event in The Bridge community centre in Princes Road, Buckhurst Hill.  

The charity’s founder, Avril Mills, said: “It was a wonderful day for the kids. We had Santa there and volunteers dressed as his elves.  “Patsy Palmer came with her kids and her and Lisa Marie were chatting with the kids and parents and giving out prezzies.  Christmas can be a difficult time for some people it was wonderful that our patrons came out to support us.” (Dec 2011 , Source: Guardian UK)

 

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Lisa Marie looking great in 2011: Lisa Marie Presley made a rare public appearance at the Anna Sui show last week, looking stylish and slender in black skinny jeans and a blazer. Elvis' daughter, wearing a slimming black suit, arrived at NYC's The Theater at Lincoln Center alongside her snazzy-dressed partner of two years. Fans think that Lisa Marie has never looked better or more relaxed. Fashion Week in the Big Apple always seems to bring out the best in people!


Lisa Marie Presley scoped out Anna Sui's Spring 2012 fashion show with hubby Michael Lockwood

 


(News, Source;ElvisInfoNetFashion!)


Lisa Marie, Elvis and Scientology's "Way To Happiness": Author and producer Skip Press recently wrote a rather off-beat story for the Morton Report. This is part of his story..
>> When I read in The Hollywood Reporter on August 31 that Elvis Presley Enterprises was suing Arista Music in Germany over ringtones derived from Presley’s back catalog of over 1,000 recordings, I found myself wondering just how much the Presleys were worth these days. Far more than when I knew them, I reasoned, but I thought of something else. I wondered if Lisa Marie Presley would ever be truly happy? After all, I never saw her smile.
In 1980, L. Ron Hubbard of Dianetics fame and Scientology infamy published a booklet entitled The Way to Happiness that listed 21 moral precepts. This booklet was all the rage among Scientologists (I happened to be one at the time).
One of my odd jobs in the late 1970s was answering “Elvis mail” for Priscilla Presley, a job I quit when I thought she wanted to date me. (I was an aspiring musician; who wanted to try to make it in Elvis’ shadow?) I’d met Lisa Marie at Priscilla’s house and liked her but I wondered why she always seemed to have a bit of a scowl on her face; some called it “her daddy’s pout.” She wasn’t smiling the day I watched the band rehearse, nor other times I saw her at Celebrity Centre. Maybe she smiled when she and Danny got married, but I wasn’t invited so I couldn’t tell you.
A couple of years later, I recorded a song of my own called “Poor Little Girl” and had in mind making a music video. I happened upon Lisa Marie one day in the courtyard at Celebrity Centre and asked if she would ever consider recording a song?
“No!” she barked in no uncertain terms.
“Well, hmm...” I thought for a second. “Would you ever be in a music video?”
She paused, and blinked. I saw a hint of an upturned side of her mouth. I thought I was about to see the famous Presley smile. Finally, she said, “Maybe,” then went off to her Scientology class.
I wanted to reach out to Lisa Marie and tell her how Elvis had Scientology explained to him at a Scientology mission on Sunset Boulevard. Actress Peggy Lipton (whose brother, Kenny, I was on Celebrity Staff with) had taken him there. Priscilla told me Elvis had paid for Scientology “services” but never took them. In contrast, I read in the book Elvis Aron Presley: Revelations From The Memphis Mafia that, after emerging from the Scientology lecture, The King had said, "**** those people! There's no way I'll ever get involved with that son-of-a-bitchin' group. All they want is my money." I knew it would be fruitless to talk to Priscilla about what I’d discovered and pieced together about Hubbard, none of it good, but maybe Lisa Marie would be different....

EIN thanks Marty Lacker for the word-up.
Click here to read the complete article
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Elvis' granddaughter Riley to star in 'Magic Mike' Movie: Elvis Presley's granddaughter has beaten out Lindsay Lohan to play the leading lady role in 'Magic Mike'. According to sources, Riley Keough has been cast as the exotic dancer girlfriend of British actor Alex Pettyfer in Steven Soderbergh's movie about male strippers.
"Her character is trouble with a capital T," quoted a production source as saying.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Matthew McConaughey will be playing a stripper-turned-club owner in the movie, shooting for which is due to begin this autumn in Tampa, Florida.

(News, Source;ANI)

 

Tuesday 16 AUGUST 2011 .... Elvis Week 2011

A Message from Lisa Marie Presley at Candlelight Vigil: The following message below from Lisa Marie Presley was read tonight to fans who gathered at the gates of Graceland for the annual Candlelight Vigil:

Dear Friends:
Thank you so much for being here and continuing to honor the legacy of my father. Your ongoing love and support mean very much to me and my family. My father always said he had the best fans in the world, and he was right. The fact that you are here to celebrate his life 34 years after his passing is a testament to that.
I hope you've enjoyed our new exhibits at Graceland and I look forward to being involved personally with a very special exhibit called "Elvis Through His Daughter's Eyes" opening in the Spring of next year.

Before we know it, it will be Elvis Week 2012, which as you all know as the 35th anniversary will be special time. I look forward to being there with you, my mother and entire family.
Thank you all and I'll see you next August.
LMP


AUGUST 14-15, 1958; At approximately 3:15am, with her husband by her side, Gladys Love Presley dies at the Methodist Hospital. She was only 46. Cause of death is a heart attack brought on by acute hepatitis.
"I knew what it was before I answered," Elvis says of his father's phone call some fifteen minutes later.
The funeral is held the next afternoon.
At the cemetery Elvis leans over the grave, crying out inconsolably, "Goodbye, darling, goodbye. I love you so much. You know how much I lived my whole life for you."

AUGUST 16, 1977: At about 2:15am, Elvis calls Dr. Nick to request some painkillers after returning from his evening visit to his dentist. A couple of hours later Elvis play racquetball and then sits down at the piano and sings "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain":

"In the twilight I see her, Blue eyes crying in the rain,
When we kissed goodbye and parted, I knew we'd never meet again...
Love is like a dyin' ember .. and only memories remain...
And through the ages I'll remember, Blue eyes crying in the rain.

Someday when we meet up yonder, We'll stroll hand in hand again.
In the land that knows no parting, Blue eyes crying in the rain."

Ginger Alden would discover Elvis later that afternoon, lying face down on his bathroom carpet. An ambulance rushes Elvis to Baptist Hospital where his death is recorded at 3:30 PM. Elvis was only 42.


Fans flock to Graceland to remember Elvis Presley: Silent mourners with heads bowed and yellow-orange candlelight leading the way paid their respects to Elvis Presley at his grave at Graceland, to remember the 34th anniversary of his sudden death.
An estimated 15,000 to 20,000 devotees from all over the world gathered at Presley's home overnight, slowly walking through the Graceland family cemetery and leaving flowers and other mementos at the singer's gravesite. Thousands of Elvis devotees with candles in hand, walked in the humid night, many of them some wiping away tears as they filed past. Flower arrangements and heart-shaped wreaths decorated the burial site as "If I Can Dream" and other songs played softly in the background.
The vigil was to extend past midnight and into Tuesday morning, marking the anniversary of the King's death on Aug. 16, 1977.
Fans like 60-year-old Joe Makowski — who claims he saw Elvis in concert 81 times — and his girlfriend, Pamela Hembree, were among the first in line and
waited for hours along Graceland's outer brick wall. A New Jersey native who owns four of Elvis' concert-worn scarves and has attended several vigils, he said it was time to introduce her to the Elvis Week experience honoring the life and career of the rock `n' roll star.
"I get to meet new fans and meet new people, so that's why I line up here early in the day," said Makowski, who went to Las Vegas twice a year between 1971 and 1976 to see Elvis perform. "The biggest thing I get out of it is seeing the young fans that weren't even born until years after he passed away."
Makowski said he admires Elvis because of his singing, generosity and performing prowess, of course, but also for what he called the singer's overall coolness.
Temperatures were in the high 80s much of the day, sharply down from the suffocating 100-degree heat that greeted Elvis fans last August. While around 18,000 people attended, it is nothing near the 75,000-strong crowd that's expected to flock to Graceland in 2012 for the 35th anniversary of the singer's death.
(News, Source;Various)

June 2011

Four generations of Presleys hit London: In his celebrated lifetime, Elvis Presley never visited London.
Now his family are making up for it, it seems. The famous family were four generations-strong as they enjoyed a trip to London.
Four generations stepped out for a night in the capital, dining at the Ivy before heading to another celebrity haunt, the Groucho Club in Soho. Singer songwriter Lisa Marie, 43, was joined by her mother Priscilla, 66 and grandmother Anna Lillian, 85. Her daughter Riley,21, and her son Ben, 19  were also in attendance.
And the older women in the family have certainly appeared to defy the ageing process.

Lisa Marie looked youthful in her pink jacket and dark trousers and showed off a two tonal hair tonal.
Meanwhile Priscilla, ex-wife of music legend Elvis, was sporting a flash of red hair which matched her all black outfit.

Teenager Ben towered over his mother and had stepped out in an edgy look consisting of black jeans an unbutton shirt and dark eyeliner on his lower lids.
Meanwhile model Riley, who has had a strong of high-profile jobs after making her catwalk debut at the age of 14, went casual with her blonde hair scraped back, a pair of rolled up jeans and a brown jacket.
See all the photos and complete story here.
(News, Source;BrianQuinn/DailyMail)

Beautiful Photos of Elvis' Granddaughter in Elle Italia: Riley Keough, the 21 year-old granddaughter of Elvis Presley, looks beautiful in a new photo spread for the May issue of fashion magazine Elle Italia! The images, taken by photographer Matt Jones, feature Riley in a number of settings including a retro motel and behind the wheel of a pickup truck. Can you see the ELVIS connection?

Click here to check out Riley's new photos!
Riley is also currently being featured in the new ad campaign for Lee Jeans.

(News, Source;EPE/EIN)


Elvis' Granddaughter Models for Lee Jeans: Good genes run in the family! Riley Keough, the 21 year-old granddaughter of Elvis Presley, looks beautiful in the new ad campaign for Lee Jeans.
Riley has a lot of experience in the modeling world. She made her catwalk debut at Dolce & Gabbana's 2004 show, and became the face of Christian Dior in 2006. She also appeared on the cover of Vogue Magazine in 2004 with mother Lisa Marie Presley and grandmother Priscilla Presley. Last year, Riley starred in the film "The Runaways" with Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning.
(News, Source;EPE April 2011)

UPDATE - Lisa Marie NOT Moving From England: Lisa Marie has posted the following on Twitter negating the false tabloid reports (as noted in the story below)
Message from Lisa Marie - For the sake of (anglo) clarity
"Reports that I don't like England and am moving back to the US are completely untrue and made up by the same reporter from "The Sun" who has been consistently and relentlessly making up lies and fabrications about me since I moved there last August. For the record and once again, my family and I absolutely adore England and our life in England, There are no plans to move as is being reported." -LMP
(News, Source:BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)

Lisa Marie Presley to move out of England: English Press are reporting that Lisa Marie has finally decided to quit her $12 million estate in England. Her move is a consequence of her failure to adopt country lifestyle. The singer made California her residence after death of her father in 1977. But she sold her ranch for $9 million last year to move to England. But she has changed her mind in a year and decided to back to US and settle there.
She lives with her husband Michael Lockwood. Last year couple shifted to Tunbridge Wells, in Kent, South East England. She chose this place as it's in vicinity to East Grinstead, Sussex. Its the same place where Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard settled in 1959 after moving out from United States.
A source informed The Sun newspaper, "Lisa Marie thought she'd love life in England but simply couldn't settle. She wanted to get away from Hollywood but ended up missing it. Although she enjoyed the scenery in Kent, the lifestyle wasn't for her".
She spent only 6 months in England, and now planned to move out of the place along with music producer husband Lockwood and their two year old twin daughters, Harper and Finley. Her $8 million estate in England spawns 90 acre and even has its own lake. House is 11-bedroom. It's not yet clear that whether she has put property on sale.
(News, Source;Tribune March 2011)


Family reunites at Presley's tribute: Priscilla Presley was honored as Woman of the Year Saturday night at the Nevada Ballet Theatre's Black and White Ball at CityCenter.
The event turned into a family reunion with several surprises on Saturday at CityCenter.
Daughter Lisa Marie flew in from England with her husband, American guitarist Michael Lockwood, joining Priscilla's mother, Ann, Priscilla's son Navarone Garibaldi and other relatives and friends.
Even Jerry Schilling, a member of Elvis' Memphis Mafia, made it. He was in the wedding party when Priscilla and Elvis where married on May 1, 1967, at the Aladdin.
A program surprise came when Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil was among those speaking on Presley's behalf.
At a pre-event reception at Cartier in Crystals, Presley and Neil cleared up the mystery of why he was there.
Vince Neil had intriguingly stayed in the chauffeur's quarters at Priscilla's Beverly Hills residence about a decade ago. He was a friend of her former longtime companion Marco Garibaldi , who was doing business deals with Neil at the time.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Lisa Marie’s Country Mansion in England: You probably saw the pictures of Lisa Marie’s "country pad" in England when she was interviewed by Oprah – but have you wondered where it actually is?
Is she in the middle of nowhere or surrounded by other similar mansions?

Click here to find out!

(News, Source;BrianQuinn/ElvisInfoNet)


Lisa Marie Presley returns to LA for Elvis' Birthday: She sold her Los Angeles home after deciding to move to the UK last year.
But Lisa Marie Presley is back in Los Angeles again after arriving at LAX yesterday on the eve of her father Elvis Presley's birthday. Accompanied by husband Michael Lockwood, 42, and their two-year-old twin daughters Harper Vivienne Ann and Finley Aaron Love, the family were all wrapped up warmly against the chilly weather.
Back in California: Lisa Marie Presley arrived in Los Angeles yesterday with husband Michael Lockwood and their twins Harper and Finlay
Presley left Beverly Hills for the English countryside in August last year after deciding that Los Angeles was not somewhere she wanted to live any more. And the constant gossip surrounding her ex-husband Michael Jackson helped form Presley's decision to flee America.
In October, Lisa Marie appeared on Oprah and spoke for the first time since Michael Jackson's death about their marriage.
She said she was 'angry' at the way he pushed her out of his life but nevertheless  regretted not trying to get through.
(News, Source;SanjaM/EIN)

Priscilla Presley & Lisa Marie's new album: Nevada Ballet Theatre Woman of the Year Priscilla Presley promises that more changes are coming to Cirque du Soleil’s Viva Elvis at Aria at MGM’s CityCenter. Over the weekend when she was honoured in NBT’s annual tribute, she saw the spectacular yet again. "Every time I see the show, I take notes," Priscilla said, "It’s in the best shape it’s ever been since it’s started. I think it’s much tighter. They’ve added more Cirque elements. I think that the dance numbers are better and so smooth. We’re still working on some music. They promised to put a little more gospel in it. More gospel, that was really where Elvis' were. They’re going to add more of him right in the beginning. And we’re still working on the ‘Jailhouse Rock’ number and trying to get him in that, too. They need him in that. Even though you’re blown away by the guys walking upside down, Elvis should be there. They are working on that.
It’s been a long journey, but it’s a wonderful tribute to him -- Cirque’s incredible celebration of Elvis."
"You might not associate ballet and classical music with Vegas. It may sound strange to people who think they know the city. But as a child, or for children especially being exposed, the performing arts are so diverse. It can go from ballet to jazz to musicals. Ballet is like a vitamin B shot of dance. So in order to really be proficient, having ballet as your foundation is really the ultimate."
Priscilla said that although she studied ballet as a child, she couldn’t get Lisa Marie interested in it.
Lisa Marie confirmed the story, "Ballet was the one thing she couldn’t make me do, to be honest! I think possibly she even dreamed of being in ballet. She was always very big on dancing, so I think it’s quite possible she could have become a ballerina if her life didn’t go in a different direction. You could see on Dancing With the Stars how she loved that. And this tribute makes me so proud of my mother. I’m very happy for her and honored to be here for this."
Lisa Marie said that she’s in the middle of her third album but doesn’t have a title yet. She said that it was being mixed and mastered while she was in Las Vegas. She is staying stateside but soon returning to her estate outside London with her fourth husband, musician Michael Lockwood, who also is her producer and guitarist.
"I don’t know how to quite explain the new record yet. We haven’t decided on the title, and after it’s mixed, I should be able to tell you in a couple of weeks more about the sound and what we set out to achieve. We’re very happy with it so far."
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)

Family reunites at Presley's tribute: Priscilla Presley was honored as Woman of the Year Saturday night at the Nevada Ballet Theatre's Black and White Ball at CityCenter.
The event turned into a family reunion with several surprises on Saturday at CityCenter.
Daughter Lisa Marie flew in from England with her husband, American guitarist Michael Lockwood, joining Priscilla's mother, Ann, Priscilla's son Navarone Garibaldi and other relatives and friends.
Even Jerry Schilling, a member of Elvis' Memphis Mafia, made it. He was in the wedding party when Priscilla and Elvis where married on May 1, 1967, at the Aladdin.
A program surprise came when Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil was among those speaking on Presley's behalf.
At a pre-event reception at Cartier in Crystals, Presley and Neil cleared up the mystery of why he was there.
Vince Neil had intriguingly stayed in the chauffeur's quarters at Priscilla's Beverly Hills residence about a decade ago. He was a friend of her former longtime companion Marco Garibaldi , who was doing business deals with Neil at the time.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

2010


Lisa Marie Presley is definitely moving to the UK: The daughter of Elvis Presley — who’s married to Michael Lockwood — has sold her California home for $5m and has bought an £8 million mansion near Tunbridge Wells, Kent, which is heavily guarded with staff patrolling on quad bikes. Lisa Marie's new mansion is set on 90 acres, boasts 11 bedrooms, an indoor pool and sauna and a cinema is right near the former home of Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard in East Grinstead, West Sussex.
It's no secret that Michael Jackson's ex-wife isn't too thrilled with Los Angeles these days. Lisa Marie recently said that it had "gotten dramatically worse in the last five or six years, even more shallow if that's even possible. We have found the quality of life so much more enriching and fulfilling,” she said of her love for Britain.
“The civility, the culture, the people and its beauty have reawakened me and have smoothed out some of my bleak and jagged views about people and life. I can honestly say that I am the only person who came to England for the weather.”
Lisa Marie also reportedly plans to record her third album in London, where she said the culture, people and beauty have reawakened her.
(News, Source;SanjaM/EIN)

Lisa Marie stars as Charity Ball raises US$93,000: Lisa Marie Presley watched with pride as a piece of rock and roll history was auctioned off at a ball which raised £59,000 for a UK children’s charity. Dream Factory, one of Redbridge Mayor Cllr Jim O’Shea’s charities, which makes dreams come true for sick youngsters, hosted the ball at the Prince Regent Hotel in Manor Road, Woodford Green on Saturday – with a host of famous names in attendance.
A framed photo of actress Lisa Marie’s father Elvis and one of his plectrums, raised £7,000, and award winning film and TV actor Ray Winstone conducted his own auction, in which he sold two signed photos of him in British film Sexy Beast.
Avril Mills, founder of the Hainault based charity, revealed: “Lisa Marie has now been made patron of our charity – it was a fantastic evening and 282 people came to the ball and auction.
“I have done many of these events, but this evening saw the most money I have ever seen. I was astounded.”
Other celebrities who took part in the glittering evening included comedian Terry Alderton, who auctioned a day in London with the EastEnders stars Patsy Palmer and Sid Owen plus lunch for a youngster.
O’Shea said: “It was a fantastic evening. Two recipients of dreams aged eight and 22 spoke about their dreams, which was moving.
To volunteer as a dream maker, or donate, visit www.yourdreamfactory.org
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNetwork)

New album from Lisa Marie due out in early 2011: According to Internet reports, Lisa Marie has indicated her long awaited 3rd album will finally be released early in 2011. And it will be 'deep, dark and moody'!


Thursday 21 October 2010

Lisa Marie Presley on Oprah - Today!: This THURSDAY afternoon October 21 in most US states, Oprah Winfrey has Lisa Marie as her guest. In her one and only television interview, Lisa Marie Presley opens up about Michael Jackson, their misunderstood marriage, his tragic death and the parallels between Elvis' and Michael Jackson's tragic lives. The programme was filmed with Lisa Marie in England.
Showing this afternoon 4pm in most US states.
Go here for more Oprah info & listings for your area.
Click here for EIN's Spotlight on Lisa Marie and Michael Jackson.
(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)

Lisa Marie Presley: "Maybe I Could Have Saved Jackson": Lisa Marie Presley is haunted by the death of her ex-husband Michael Jackson because she believes she could have helped him turn his life around if she had known the King of Pop was so ill.
In her first in-depth interview since Jackson lost his life last summer (Jun09), Presley, who was married to the pop superstar from 1994 to 1996, tells Oprah Winfrey in a TV special to air tonight she feels she could have done more for the Thriller singer in the final months of his life.
She says, "I know that it's naive to think that I could have (saved him) but I wanted to. Had I made a call, had I stopped being so shut off from him, had I just said, 'How are you?' I really regret that I didn't."
But Presley fears that even if she had reached out to help Jackson, he would have refused her aid - and she knew the superstar was charting a course to destruction while she was married to him.
She adds, "I think that was a train headed in a certain direction that I don't know if anyone could have stopped and I've had to really get my head around that in order to stop the pain."

(News, Source;ElvisInfoNet)


Saturday 26 June 2010 -

Fans mark anniversary of Michael Jackson Death: Fans across the globe are paying tribute to singer Michael Jackson on the first anniversary of his death at the age of 50. There was an expectation that thousands of people were likely to gather at the Los Angeles cemetery where the musician is at rest, along with members of his family. Jackson's mother Katherine is expected at the family home in Gary, Indiana, where tributes will be paid. A monument has also been dedicated to the star at London's Lyric Theatre.
In New York, the Apollo Theatre - where Jackson and his brothers won a talent contest and were subsequently signed to Motown Records - there will be a commemoration of his life.
In Tokyo (right) flowers have been left in tribute to the late star, where 50 fans spent the night in an exhibition of his possessions. Jackson devotees gathering at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California said they had come to both grieve and celebrate his life.
Early this morning however only 30 fans lined up outside Forest Lawn cemetery to visit Michael Jackson's grave site on the one-year anniversary of his death. Some had been there since 3am, even though the cemetery does not open until 8 a.m.
This was a marked contrast in numbers to similar devoted fan tributes to Elvis Presley, where 50,000 fans have been known to gather at Graceland - Presley's Memphis home - to mourn the singer's passing decades after his death on August 16th 1977. Michael Jackson was previously married to Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie Presley.
In the past year law enforcement officials have spent months focusing on how Jackson died. They removed prescription drugs and medical evidence from the rented Holmby Hills home where he died. The entertainer had a history of drug addiction -- and an early focus was that drugs played a role in his death.

The L.A. County Coroner's office found that Jackson had high levels of a propofol, a strong anaesthetic used during surgery, in his body when he died.
L.A. prosecutors charged his doctor, Conrad Murray, with giving him the drugs. Murray has denied any wrongdoing.
Jackson's children are now living with the pop star's mother, Katherine, at the family's Encino estate.

Lisa Marie Dedicates a song to Michael Jackson: Lisa Marie commented on the first anniversary of the singer Michael Jackson's death, "The Song" Sunshower" by Chris Cornell says more than anything I could say" said Lisa Marie.
"Dark as roses, and fine as sand, I feel your healing in your sting again
I hear you laughing and my soul is saved, On forgotten graves you cry
Crawl like ivy up my spine, Through my nerves and into my eyes
Cuts like anguish, Or recollections of better days gone by
But it's alright
When you're all in pain, And you feel the rain come down
Oh, it's alright,
When you find your way, Then you see it disappear,
It's alright
Though your garden's grey, I know all your graces
Someday will flower, In the sweet sunshower, In the sweet sunshower
Eyes like oceans so far away, Feathered trails to a better way
Worried mornings turn into days, And into worried nights
But it's alright
When you're all in pain, And you feel the rain come down
Oh, it's alright
When you find your way, Then you see it disappear
It's alright,
Though your garden's grey, I know all your graces
Someday will flower, In the sweet sunshower
In the sweet sunshower, I know all your graces
Someday will flower, In the sweet sunshower
And it's alright, All you feel you are today
It's alright.

(News, Source;Google)

Lisa Marie might well say…..Stories of my weight gain have been greatly exaggerated: Recent stories and images of a greatly overweight Lisa Marie are, in fact, the result of a fictional story from The Spoof!

The by line for the story was: This is Herodo Rivera reporting for The Sewer.

The story appears to have been picked up by that doyen of tabloid magazines......the National Enquirer, although the Enquirer "downsized" LMP to 165lbs (The Spoof! had Lisa Marie at 175lbs)! (March 2010)

 

2009

Lisa Marie's twins turn 1: What gorgeous girls! Proud mom Lisa Marie Presley shows off her twin daughters Harper and Finley in the new issue of Hello! magazine.

"They both have such a sweetness about them that it breaks our heart," she says of the girls, who celebrated their first birthdays on October 7.

"We want desperately to preserve their purity, love and trust for as long as we can before people and life cause the inevitable souring and contamination.

It is incredible that we all start out so pure, so genuine, happy and trusting."

Lisa Marie, 41, and her husband Michael Lockwood are raising Finley and Harper in England rather than Hollywood. She tells Hello! that the move has been a good one for the family, saying, "The civility, the culture, the people and its beauty have reawakened me and have smoothed out some of my bleak and jagged views about people and life."

Lisa Marie is also mom to daughter Riley, 20, and son Ben, 17 this month, from a previous relationship. (ource: celebritybabyscoop.com/Hello, 20 Oct 2009)


Musician Hawley initial key to Lisa Marie's musical comeback: SHEFFIELD musician Richard Hawley has been enlisted by Elvis Presley's daughter to help relaunch her pop career.
Lisa Marie Presley - watched from the wings by her mother Priscilla - appeared on stage with Hawley, of Greystones, as a surprise guest during his concert in London on Thursday night to announce their songwriting partnership.

Hawley, the Mercury Prize-nominated former Pulp and Longpigs guitarist, recently rejuvenated the career of Amarillo singer Tony Christie from Conisbrough and is currently working with Dame Shirley Bassey on her comeback album.

His manager Graham Wrench told The Star: "He's been writing songs with her for a while. She became a fan and they have a similar sense of humour and she has a really great voice.

"So on Thursday Rich just asked her, 'Fancy getting up tonight and playing a song?'

"It was all completely unrehearsed - the band hadn't heard the song until soundcheck. She hadn't been on stage in a few years. It was a magic moment in the encore. Priscilla was at the side of the stage."

Presley, who appeared at London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, said she chose to collaborate with rockabilly crooner Hawley after she became a fan of his music. The two have already written a couple of songs together - one of which, Weary, they performed together.

Speaking after the concert, Presley said: "I wrote the lyrics, Richard wrote the music. I am the first person he has written a song for in that way."

She added the collaboration had so far been top secret, and that her decision to go on stage was spur of the moment.

Presley said: "I only knew I was coming on stage four hours beforehand. I was working with Richard and we decided I should go on, so I didn't have long to think about it."

But the singer, once married to Michael Jackson, said there is no game plan for her comeback, other than to write songs with Hawley who she described as a "lovely man" and a "good friend". (Source: Gigwise, 10 Oct 2009)

Lisa Marie takes on former nanny: LISA MARIE PRESLEY has taken aim at the former nanny suing her for poor working conditions by revealing the child carer posted photos of her twin babies on social networking website Facebook.

Christine White claims she was forced to work long hours without pay, while Presley was suffering from postpartum depression - and is suing the rocker for dismissal cash.
But now Presley is countersuing her former nanny, claiming White took photographs and shot video of her twins and then posted some of them on her Facebook page, according to TMZ.com.

Presley alleges White flagrantly violated the confidentiality agreement she signed. (News, Source: Contact Music, 3 Oct 2009)




Lisa Marie and daughter Danielle Riley attending Michael Jackson funeral (burial): Here is the first photo of Lisa Marie and daughter Riley arriving at Michael Jackson's funeral.

It was initially reported that Lisa arrived at the funeral with her husband, Michael Lockwood. But from the image shown, she was accompanied by her eldest daughter, Danielle Riley Keough.

The women reportedly sat in the back and Lisa Marie became very emotional as Michael Jackson's casket arrived at Forest Lawn. Lisa also was seen giving Michael's Mother Katherine (who was extremely distraught) an embracing and comforting hug.

 

(Source: Elvis Unlimited, 7 Sep 2009)


Lisa Marie was Michael Jackson's "true love": Lisa Marie Presley was MJ's real 'love of life': The real 'love of' Michael Jackson's life was his first wife, Lisa Marie Presley, according to his biographer.

In his newly-updated book, 'Michael Jackson: The Magic, The Madness, The Whole Story,' J. Randy Taraborrelli has revealed that Jackson wanted her to have his children, but Presley resisted, feeling the marriage wasn't strong enough and fearing a custody fight if they were to divorce, which they did.

Presley was married to the King of Pop for 20 months following their 1994 wedding, reports CBS News.

Taraborrelli also revealed that Jackson never intended to marry Debbie Rowe and only did under pressure from his family and fans.

He only meant for Rowe to be the surrogate mother of his children. (News, Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ www.itselvisme.nl/www.epgold.com 29 Aug 2009)  
  


Nanny sues Lisa Marie: A nanny for Lisa Marie Presley has filed a lawsuit against her employer, claiming she's been overworked caring for Presley's twin babies. Christine White says she became the primary caregiver for the children several weeks after Presley gave birth to Finley and Harper on October 7, 2008.

White claims she wasn't given breaks for meals, and was forced to work seven days a week without overtime pay. She says she didn't even get 10 minute breaks during her workdays.

Presley gave birth to the twins at the age of 40 -- after two years of trying to get pregnant. (News, Source: Sanja Meegin, 25 Aug 2009)

 

Presley lashes out at former nanny: According to contactmusic.com, this has been Lisa Marie's response to Ms White:

ELVIS PRESLEY's daughter LISA MARIE PRESLEY has lashed out at her kids' former nanny, amid allegations in a new lawsuit she was overworked by the star. Christine White claims to have suffered postpartum depression after she was hired as the primary caregiver for Presley's twin daughters, Finley and Harper, several weeks after the 41 year old gave birth last October (08). The childcarer has filed a lawsuit, claiming she was forced to work seven days a week without receiving overtime, and was refused meal breaks or ten-minute rest times.

Presley has refuted the claims, telling TMZ.com, "Ms. White's self-entitlement became more and more severe as she became exposed to the various 'perks' she was given on the job." According to the singer, White was paid $650 (GBP430) a day, had chefs and other staff at her disposal, in addition to her own guest house on the property where she would sleep and take "many breaks".


Australian Fans -

Pictorial article on Lisa Marie and her twins in this week's issue of Womans Day (26 Jan 2009)

 

 


They share a bond with their grandfather!: Lisa Marie Presley's newborn twins share a bond with their late grandfather Elvis - the king of rock was a twin too. The 40-year-old was particularly emotional when she discovered she was expecting two babies with husband Michael Lockwood, because her dad's twin brother Jesse died during birth. Presley reveals the moment she realized she was following a family tradition: "I knew my family history - my father had a twin who died at birth, and my other grandmother also had twins. (Source: Post Chronicle)


More photos of Lisa Marie, her twins and husband, Michael Lockwood: Thanks to Rex Martin who sourced 4 photos from the People magazine article. They include a family candid and individual close-ups of the twins. (Sourced by Rex Martin from People magazine) Photos by John Russo


Lisa Marie and the twins: Many thanks to Hubert Vindevogel from the UEPS for this photo of proud mum, Lisa Marie with her twins, Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood & Finley Aaron Love Lockwood. The twins were born on Oct 7, 2008. (Lisa Marie Presley's World, 14 Jan 2009)

Hubert Vindevogel
The United Elvis Presley Society

ueps@skynet.be
www.ueps.be

2008
An American Princess: With a father like the King, Lisa Marie Presley is the closest thing we have in this country to down home American royalty. Few fans, however, actually know the real Lisa Marie. As sole heir to her father’s estate, her estimated net worth is said to be close to $300 million. Yeah sure, she has kept the tabloids abuzz with her early drug problems, Vogue modeling campaigns for Versace, Gap, and Cartier, and her “one-minute” marriages to Michael Jackson and Nicholas Cage.

A celebrity since the moment of her birth in 1968 – nine months to the day after the fairy-tale wedding of Elvis to his young bride, Priscilla Beaulieu – she soon earned a reputation for being overly indulged by her father.

Growing up in the lap of luxury, Elvis frequently dressed her in miniature fur coats, showered her with jewels, provided her with her own golf cart to ride around the estate, and even flew her to Idaho aboard his private jet -– dubbed Lisa Marie – just so she could play in the snow.

Presley cherishes the memories of making music with her dad. “He would always wake me up to sing in the middle of the night,” she told Diane Sawyer in a revealing TV interview earlier this year. Certainly, she was the star of her father’s universe even after her parents split when she was just 4. Bouncing between the Graceland mansion and her mother’s home in Beverly Hills, Lisa Marie often attended Elvis concerts, and learned songs to play for him on the piano that he bought for her.

This seemingly perfect life all came to a complete stop on August 16, 1977, the day Elvis died. In the house that the time, the shocked 9-year-old Lisa Marie screamed as her father lay dead on the bathroom floor. A brooding, lonely child in the aftermath of her father’s death, she chafed at the strict discipline imposed by Priscilla, daughter of a career military officer who enforced rigid rules.

Priscilla, a longtime member of the Church of Scientology, suspected that her teenage daughter was experimenting with drugs; thus, enrolling her into a church-run school. By age 17, she was drug-free and had grown so close to her mother that she was present in the delivery room when Priscilla gave birth to her son, Navarone.

At 18, she dropped out of the exclusive Westlake School for Girls in Los Angeles, and moved into an apartment in the Scientologists’ Celebrity Center on Sunset Boulevard. There, after successful drug rehabilitation, she first met Danny Keough, the aspiring musician she later married in 1988 in a ceremony at the center. Although now divorced, as the father of her two children, he still remains very much a part of her life. She refers to him as her “best friend in the world.”

Taking care of business now means focusing on her own career and family. Though she admits she is a bit shy of relationships, she adores and has a very close and loving relationship with her children, Danielle, age 13, and Ben, 10. Following in the King’s footsteps, her debut album, “To Whom It May Concern”, has received rave reviews showing off both her surprisingly powerful voice and original songwriting talents. Musically, the album bears a distinctive rock edge. “This is me. Every song is me. You’re going to see who I really am and not what the tabloids say or whatever anyone has to say about me,” Lisa Marie explained.

Although it has taken her 35 years to find her voice, if she continues to live up to her potential, it was worth the wait and would surely make daddy proud. Despite some of the negative press, Lisa Marie Presley deserves accolades as well. She has become an outspoken activist including against medicating mentally challenged children. As head of the Presley foundation, and the establishment of Presley Place, a housing development for previously homeless families, last year Lisa Marie received the World Literacy Crusade’s Humanitarian award for her outstanding efforts.

Her eerie resemblance to the King – from her eyes right down to the upturned lip that was the Elvis trademark to her flashy dance moves and incredible vocal talent – it is clear that she inherited more than just good looks from dad. It cannot be easy being the daughter of a legend. We have no choice but to give her credit for following her dreams and recovering from her hardships in the public eye. In fact, we might even admire her for finally opening up and becoming so readily accessible. In some small way, one could say that Elvis has definitely not left the building. (Source: Kaya Morgan, millionaire.com, 17 Nov 2008)


Lisa Marie to appear at ETA competition??: THE daughter of rock ‘n’ roll god Elvis Presley is coming to south Essex. Lisa Marie Presley, 40, is set to join more than 250 Elvis impersonators at the Battle of the South competition in Corringham next month. The former wife of pop star Michael Jackson and Elvis’s only daughter will attend the final show of the contest. It will see tribute acts of the King fight it out every other Sunday throughout November and December for the title of “Elvis of the South”. (Source: James Kershaw, Echo UK, 5 Nov 2008)


Elvis Presley "Met" His Newborn Granddaughters Through A Medium: A UK tabloid newspaper reports (so it must be true!) that Elvis has 'met' his granddaughters through a medium. Lisa Marie Presley - the late music legend's daughter, who gave birth to twin daughters Finley and Harper earlier this month - asked a medium to introduce the babies to her father and was delighted when the spirit guide contacted the singer. Lisa Marie is quoted by Britain's Daily Star newspaper as saying: "This was my dad, this was Elvis coming through. I would know his energy anywhere and this was him, I have no doubt. Not only was it his voice but I could feel the exact same love he gave me when I was a little girl. It was so overwhelming that I started to cry."

"The medium comforted me with his words by telling me that he was proud of me and the babies were beautiful, he's doing fine on the other side and he watches over me. And I sort of got acclimatized to this and dried my eyes and we had this amazing link."

"The most comforting thing he told me is that even though he's not here physically any more he is still with me and he watches over the babies too." Meanwhile, Lisa Marie's mother Priscilla - who was the wife of Elvis, who died in 1977 aged 42 - revealed it is "a dream come true" to be a grandmother again. She said: "My daughter just had twins, so that's a dream come true. It's been a real delight entering into the room and seeing these two little babies - it's been pretty terrific. Father's a little nervous. He's a first-time dad, so it's the most beautiful thing to watch the way he holds and carries the babies. It's so endearing to watch how delicate he is."

The twins are Lisa Marie's first children with husband Michael Lockwood. She also has two children by ex-husband Danny Keough - Riley, 19, and Benjamin, 16. (News, Source;Tabloid, Oct 2008)


Full names of Lisa's twin girls announced: Lisa Marie and husband Michael have apparently named their twin girls: Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood & Finley Aaron Love Lockwood. Interesting to see the boys name "Aaron" included. The names acknowledge Elvis (Aaron), Gladys (Love) and Priscilla (Ann). (News, Source: Various, 17 Oct 2008)


Lisa Marie Names Twins Finley and Harper: Lisa Marie Presley has named her girl twins Finley and Harper. Lisa Marie and her husband, rocker Michael Lockwood, welcomed the babies on Oct. 7. Lisa Marie and hubby Michael Lockwood welcomed twin baby girls on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The bundles of joy are the couple's first children together. Lisa Marie gave birth by C-section at 2:46pm. The babies weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and 5 pounds, 2 ounces. The newborns and mom are happy and healthy and resting at home. The news broke in August that Lisa Marie, 40, and Michael, 47, were expecting twins. Earlier in March, when news of the pregnancy broke, Priscilla Presley said that she was "ecstatic" at the prospect of becoming a grandmother again.
As it turns out, twins run in the Presley family. Lisa Marie's legendary dad, Elvis was a twin, and her mom Priscilla has younger brothers who are twins. Lisa Marie also has two children with ex-husband Danny Keough. (Right, Grandmother Priscilla and Lisa Marie at the Annual William S. Paley TV Festival's "Elvis '68" at the ArcLight Theater on March 14) (Source;SanjaM)

 

Lisa Marie's twin special: Elvis Presley's only known child, Lisa Marie Presley, gave birth to twin girls earlier this week. This isn't just any old celebrity baby news. It means that Elvis has finally been reincarnated. First of all, it's well-known that greatness skips a generation. Secondly, although Lisa Marie already has two kids from a previous marriage, those kids weren't twins. Why is that important? Do you even have to ask?

Elvis—who shares a birthday with David Bowie and a certain weekend editor—had a twin brother, Jesse Garon Presley, who died at birth on January 8, 1935. The implications are mind-boggling. 31 years after Elvis' death, and 73 years after Jesse Garon's untimely demise, the Presley boys are back to save the world—as girls! Rejoice, people! Everything's gonna be fine! (News, Source: The Gawker, 11 Oct 2008))


More on Lisa's twins: Lisa Marie Presley is a mom again. A publicist says the 40-year-old singer gave birth Tuesday to twin girls, whose names were not released. One baby weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and the other came in at 5 pounds and 2 ounces. A statement released Saturday says Presley gave birth by Caesarean section. She lives in the Los Angeles area and the publicist says the births took place somewhere on the West Coast but won't provide details. The statement says "babies and mom are happy and healthy and resting at home." Presley is the daughter of Elvis Presley and is married to music producer Michael Lockwood. She has a 19-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old son by a previous marriage. (Source: Amber Smith)


Lisa Marie gives birth to twin girls: Lisa Marie Presley has given birth to twin girls, Star has learned. The 40-year-old daughter and heir of Elvis Presley had her babies on Friday, Oct. 10, at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Her husband, musician Michael Lockwood, 47, was by her side "the whole time," a friend of the family tells Star.

Lisa Marie’s two older children, Riley, 21, and Ben, 16, from her first marriage to Danny Keough, were also present for the twins' arrival.

“Lisa Marie is mom to four now! She’s feeling good, a little tired too,” a friend of the family tells Star. “She is so happy and Michael is ecstatic. He’s wanted to be a dad for so long. This is his dream come true.”

The birth went along without a hitch. “There was no drama. The babies are healthy and beautiful. Ben was seen pushing them down the hall in their cart and cooing to them,” the friend says.
(News, Source: Star Magazine/Charmaine Voisine, 11 Oct 2008)


Lisa Marie's floral tribute to her father (Elvis Week 2008): (Source: Amber Smith, 24 Aug 2008)

 


Baby Bump!: Lisa Marie Presley shows off her baby bump". Lisa Marie's twins are due during America's fall (autumn). ( Source: Marie Clair, Aug 2008)

Lisa Marie shows off her "baby bump": LISA-MARIE PRESLEY has followed CHRISTINA AGUILERA and DEMI MOORE by showing off her pregnant belly in a series of stunning photographs. The expectant mum has posed for celebrity photographer Davis Factor in a new spread, which focuses on her beautiful baby bump. The photos feature black and white shots of the rocker in bed, posing in her lingerie. One stunning desert snap also shows the 40-year-old semi-naked in an unbuttoned leopard-skin print coat. The pictures were unveiled on U.S. news show Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday (06Aug08). Presley and her husband Michael Lockwood are expecting twins this autumn. (Source: Contact Music, 8 Aug 2008)


Lisa Marie's pregnancy finally confirmed: Priscilla Presley has finally confirmed what Star readers have known for five long months — her daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, is expecting twins! We reported Lisa Marie's double dose of baby joy on our Web site on March 13. 

Elvis' daughter "wanted it really to be kept a secret for a long time," Priscilla told Entertainment Tonight on Monday.

The twins will be Lisa Marie's first children with fourth husband Michael Lockwood. The singer has two other children — daughter Riley, 19, and son Benjamin, 15 — with hubby-number-one Danny Keough. ( Source: Star Magazine, 5 Aug 2008)


PINK throws baby shower for Lisa Marie: Pop punk PINK is throwing a baby shower for pregnant pal LISA MARIE PRESLEY - and is getting the gifts for free. The daughter of rock 'n' roll king Elvis Presley is eight months pregnant - her first child with fourth husband Michael Lockwood. Presley will entertain her baby shower guests at a secret party in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon (02Aug08) - and pal Pink, real name Alecia Moore, has been "asking (stores) to donate gift bag items for an A-A-A-list baby shower", reports New York gossip column Page Six. (News, Source: Contact Music, 3 Aug 2008)


Lisa Marie Presley wins apology: A newspaper has been forced to apologize to Lisa Marie Presley – who is pregnant – over claims she was pursuing a poor diet like her late father, Elvis. Last month, Britain's Daily Mail published a photo of Presley, dressed down and without makeup, eating with friends in Los Angeles, and the accompanying article said she was "growing just like her dad."

Presley's lawyers sued for libel, and on Friday the newspaper printed an apology: "On March 4 we published a photograph of Lisa Marie Presley while she was dining with friends. We suggested she might have an unhealthy appetite similar to her late father. We now accept that the suggestion is untrue and apologize to Ms. Presley for any distress caused."

In fact, Presley, 40, felt forced to reveal her pregnancy secret two days after the article appeared. "I have had to show my cards and announce under the gun and under vicious personal attack that I am in fact pregnant," she wrote on her MySpace Celebrity blog.

"My client is deeply upset and offended by this article, especially as it was widely published just as she and her family were meant to be celebrating her happy news," her legal rep, Simon Smith, said at the time.

Presley – who has two teenagers, daughter Riley, 18, and son Benjamin, 15, with ex Danny Keough – and her husband Michael Lockwood will welcome their first child in the fall.
( Source: Charmaine Voisine, May 3 2008)


Lisa's latest pregnancy bearing "fruit", and in a "phantom" sort of way: Lisa Marie Presley, who is rumoured to be expecting twins with music producer Michael Lockwood, says while she is finding her pregnancy easy, her spouse is suffering.

She said: "He has all my symptoms. He feels like his belly is getting big, and he has the same appetite I have. He's having reflux and was nauseous the other day. It's funny."

A phantom pregnancy in men is also known as Couvade Syndrome and fathers-to-be can suffer from morning sickness, cramps, back pain, cravings and swollen stomachs.

Lisa Marie - the daughter of late music legend Elvis Presley - says she is only craving fruit.

She said: "Fruit - it's boring but that's what I want. Any fruit - fruit smoothie, fruit juice - it's good!"

Lisa Marie - who already has two children, 18-year-old daughter Danielle and son Benjamin, 15, from her first marriage to musician Danny Keough - hopes the older kids will help her once the baby arrives.

She added to America's OK! magazine: "Oh yeah, they will". ( Source: Contact Music/Amber Smith, 22 March 2008)


Lisa Marie thanks her fans (16 Mar 2008): Following tabloid media reports on her weight and Lisa subsequently confirming her pregnancy (Contact Music suggests she is expecting twins), she has also thanked fans for their support during a difficult week. Lisa posted this message on her MySpace page:

“Your overwhelming support has not gone unnoticed.

“It has been heart warming to see . It has made me very happy.

“Thank you :)

“Much Love and respect,

“~LMP”


More Gandkids for Elvis! - Lisa Marie Reportedly Expecting Twins! Lisa Marie Presley has an extra-special reason for gaining babyweight while pregnant -- she is expecting twins. Just like Jennifer Lopez and Brad & Angelina, Elvis' daughter is four-and-a-half months pregnant with her third and fourth kids, her first with fourth husband Michael Lockwood.
Star magazine claims the couple is expecting twins at the end of August, and states at least one will be a boy.
One of Presley's California neighbours tells Star, "Michael told me that he and Lisa have been trying to get pregnant for about a year.
"He also said that they had a sonogram two weeks ago, and (one) baby opened its legs, and they saw something! Michael was beaming."
Presley, who has two teenage children with ex-husband Danny Keogh, is currently planning to sue a publication that accused her of being fat, forcing her to reveal her pregnancy. 

(News, Source;EIN/AP, 14 March 2008)


Lisa Presley to sue tabloid newspaper: Pregnant singer LISA MARIE PRESLEY is launching a libel bid against a British newspaper after it published an article alleging she is overweight. Elvis Presley's daughter says the Daily Mail's story, which was picked up by various media sources worldwide, ridiculed her appearance and forced her to disclose she is expecting a child. Simon Smith, the star's U.K. lawyer, says the publication's claims she had an "unhealthy appetite" and is "growing like her dad" caused her to feel "deeply upset and offended". The 40-year-old is issuing the libel claim against Associated Newspapers, the Daily Mail's publishers, at London's High Court.

Presley's spokeswoman Cindy Guagenti says, "(The article was) like, 'She's gonna die like her father', 'She and her mom are in a fight because of her weight' - that's not true at all. It's just awful stuff." The star hit back at the media on Friday (07Mar08) with a blog on website MySpace.com, which read: "After being the target all week of slanderous and degrading stories, horribly manipulated pictures and articles in the media, I have had to show my cards and announce under the gun and under vicious personal attack that I am, in fact, pregnant.

"Once they got a glimpse of my expanding physique a few days ago, they have been like a pack of coyotes circling their prey whilst eerily howling with delight. Starting with a London publication and then New York and Chicago all writing false defamatory, degrading stories about all of the dark possible reasons I could be putting on weight." Presley has two teenage children from her previous marriage to Danny Keogh - Riley, 18, and 15-year-old Benjamin - but this is her first child with husband Michael Lockwood. (News, Source: Amber Smith/Contact Music, 10 March 2008)


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Quote:

"Elvis Presley is the supreme socio-cultural icon in the history of pop culture"

(Dr. Gary Enders)


Quote:

"Elvis is the 'glue' which holds our society together....which subconciously gives our world meaning"

(Anonymous)


Quote:

"Eventually everybody has to die, except Elvis"

(humorist Dave Barry)


Quote:

"He is the "Big Bang", and the universe he detonated is still expanding, the pieces are still flying"

(Greil Marcus, "Dead Elvis")


Quote:

"I think Elvis Presley will never be solved"

(Nick Tosches)


Quote:

"He was the most popular man that ever walked on this planet since Christ himself was here"

(Carl Perkins)


Quote:

"When I first heard Elvis' voice I just knew I wasn't going to work for anybody...hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail"

(Bob Dylan)


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"When we were kids growing up in Liverpool, all we ever wanted was to be Elvis Presley"

(Sir Paul McCartney)


Quote:

"You can't say enough good things about Elvis. He was one of a kind"

(Johnny Cash)


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"And don't think for one moment he's just a passing fancy....he's got enough of it to keep him on top for a long time"

(R. Fred Arnold, Fury magazine, Aug 1957)


Quote:

"It isn't enough to say that Elvis is kind to his parents, sends money home, and is the same unspoiled kid he was before all the commotion began. That still isn't a free ticket to behave like a sex maniac in public"

(Eddie Condon, Cosmopolitan)


Elvis records reaching #2 & #3 on the Cashbox Pop Singles chart:

#2: A Fool Such As I (1959)

#2: A Big Hunk Of Love (1959)

#3: Hard Headed Woman (1958)

#3: One Night (1958)

#3: (You're The Devil) In Disguise (1963)


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Tickets for Elvis' show on March 29, 1957 in St. Louis cost $2.00 to $2.50

 

While in Germany Elvis was hospitalised with tonsillitis in October 1959

 

Despite being an illegal immigrant, photographic evidence shows Colonel Tom Parker traveled to Canada with Elvis in 1957

 

Elvis strongly believed there weren't enough good songs in King Creole to justify releasing a soundtrack album. RCA initially agreed, releasing two very successful EPs from the movie. A soundtrack LP eventually followed

 

During the 1960s Elvis had his own football team, Elvis Presley Enterprises, which played in the Menphis touch football league. In the 1962 final, EPE narrowlt lost to Delta Automatic Transmission. 6-13

 

In Clambake, (Elvis) Scott Hayward's driving licence shows February 23, 1940...taking 5 years off Elvis' real age

 

In the 1970s Elvis was ofered $5m to stage a concert in front of the Pyramids in Egypt. When the Colonel declined the offer, Saudi billionaires raised the offer to $10m