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Hear Elvis Presley's Newly Orchestrated 'If I Can Dream'

August 12, 2015

A new compilation will attempt to prove that Elvis Presley was more than just the King of Rock & Roll. The album, If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (out this fall), pairs one of the most recognizable voices of the...

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Elvis Presley Classics Get Orchestration on 'If I Can Dream'

August 5, 2015

Fourteen of Elvis Presley's greatest vocal performances will be paired with new orchestral accompaniment on an upcoming collection titled If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. On the LP, classic tracks like "Love Me Tender"...

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See Danzig Tell Elvis, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison Stories

July 1, 2015

Glenn Danzig has always worn his affinity for Elvis Presley like a badge. He covered the King's "Trouble" on his eponymous band's Thrall-Demonsweatlive EP in 1993. Most recently, he filmed a Danzig Legacy concert video that stylistically recalled Presley's...

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Rare Photo of Tupac Shakur on Roller Coaster Up for Auction

June 11, 2015

In 1992, the year after releasing his debut studio album, 2Pacalypse Now, Tupac Shakur decided to visit Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. After waiting in line, he strapped into the Viper roller coaster, which automatically...

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Elvis Presley Named 'Music Icon' With 'Forever' Stamp

June 3, 2015

Elvis Presley will be honored with a "Forever Stamp" as the sixth official inductee into the Postal Service's "Music Icon Series," joining legends Lydia Mendoza, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin in the elite group. Graceland,...

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Elvis' Custom-Designed Planes Will Remain at Graceland

April 27, 2015

Elvis Presley's custom-designed airplanes – the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II – will remain permanent fixtures at Graceland. The late singer's Memphis estate issued a statement on Sunday confirming the plans – a change from previous...

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Don Robertson, Pioneering Songwriter and Pianist, Dead at 92

March 24, 2015

Songwriter Don Robertson, whose dozens of hits included such country, pop and R&B standards as "I Don't Hurt Anymore," "Please Help Me I'm Falling" and "Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger" — and whose tunes have been recorded by everyone from Elvis...

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Elvis Presley Graceland Exhibit Coming to Las Vegas

February 28, 2015

2015 marks what would have been Elvis Presley's 80th birthday, with the singer's estate announcing they would commemorate the King with classic albums reissues and a new website. Now, the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas is making...

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Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best Elvis Presley Song?

January 16, 2015

This month marks the 80th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth. Graceland celebrated the occasion with a long party that featured Priscilla and Lisa Marie, screenings of Viva Las Vegas and Jailhouse Rock and an enormous eight-tiered cake. Now...

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Garth Brooks Outsells Elvis

January 13, 2015

With his ninth studio album, Man Against Machine, earning platinum certification, Garth Brooks once again tops the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) list as the best-selling solo album artist of all-time, moving past the King of Rock &...

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Elvis Presley Jumpsuit, Autographed Guitar Up for Auction

July 22, 2015

Elvis Presley's light blue "Starburst" jumpsuit, as well as a guitar signed by the King and his Million Dollar Quartet bandmates — Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis — are among numerous items set to go up for auction at Graceland...

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Read Rare, Auction-Bound Notorious B.I.G. Contracts

June 11, 2015

Multiple documents tracing the rise of Sean Combs' Bad Boy Records and the Notorious B.I.G. — including a contract featuring Christopher Wallace's rare signature — are among a number of music-related items now up for auction via Paddle8. Another...

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Watch Bono Bring Elvis Impersonator Onstage After Glitch

June 4, 2015

U2 wrapped up their five-night stand at L.A.'s Forum Wednesday night with a show heavy on their new material, including the live debut of "Volcano," an acoustic rendition of "Ordinary Love" and the first performance of "The Troubles" since opening...

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George Harrison's 1963 Guitar Sells for $485,000 at Auction

May 17, 2015

George Harrison's Maton Mastersound guitar, used during the Beatles' live performances in the summer of 1963, sold for $485,000 at Julien's Auctions Friday. The auction, which focused entirely on unique items from throughout music history, also featured...

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Jack White Has Elvis' First Recordings Digitally Transferred

April 15, 2015

On July 18th, 1953, an 18-year-old then-unknown Elvis Presley walked into Memphis Recording Service at 706 Union Avenue, the home of Sam Phillips' Sun Records in Memphis, where he would record a pair of songs, "My Happiness" and "That's When Your...

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Jack White Bought Elvis’ First Recording, Plans Reissue

March 6, 2015

In January, the first recording by Elvis Presley – a 1953 acetate disc featuring "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" – sold at auction for $300,000 to "an undisclosed buyer." It turns out the secret purchaser...

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Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Elvis Presley Songs

January 21, 2015

Had Elvis Presley lived, he would have turned 80 years old this month. It's hard to imagine Elvis doing concerts in 2015, but Leonard Cohen is a few months older and manages to do three-and-a-half hours without breaking a sweat. Hell, Chuck Berry...

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Ronnie Milsap Reflects on Elvis' Nashville Days

January 16, 2015

Ronnie Milsap, who turns 71 years old today (January 16th), will celebrate with a private party at the recording studio he founded on Nashville's famed Music Row. The legendary entertainer, who recorded for RCA throughout the Seventies and Eighties, was...

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Elvis' First Recording Sells for $300,000 at Auction

January 9, 2015

Elvis Presley's first recording – an acetate disc from 1953 featuring "My Happiness," backed with "That’s When Your Heartaches Begin" – sold for $300,000 at a Graceland auction, The Guardian reports. The auction...

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