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)


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"...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)


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"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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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

 

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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)

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

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#2: A Big Hunk Of Love (1959)

#3: Hard Headed Woman (1958)

#3: One Night (1958)

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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