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2016

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Hear Elvis' Previously Unreleased 'She Thinks I Still Care'

June 16, 2016

About a year and a half before his death, Elvis Presley grew bored of the typical studio experience and turned the Hawaiian-themed den of his Graceland mansion, known as the "Jungle Room," into a recording space. It's there where he sang what ultimately...

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Legendary Producer Chips Moman Dead at 79

June 14, 2016

Grammy-winning songwriter, producer and guitarist Lincoln Wayne "Chips" Moman, who wrote and produced hits for Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, B.J. Thomas, Dusty Springfield and many others, died at a hospice facility in his hometown of...

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10 Music Publicity Stunts Gone Wrong

May 11, 2016

"If you want to get known as a singer," Sammy Davis Jr. once said, "you hire five sexy chicks and let them fight over you onstage and for the cameras. That's publicity, man." Pop culture's hunger for the publicity stunt hasn't changed much since Davis's...

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Elvis Presley on TV: 10 Unforgettable Broadcasts

January 28, 2016

Although it's hard to believe in the context of today's media-saturated culture, Elvis Presley made only 17 major television appearances during the course of his lifetime. Together, they tell the King's story from his meteoric rise to his tragic...

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Elvis Presley's Albums to Comprise 60-Disc New Box Set

January 6, 2016

A massive new, 60-disc box set of Elvis Presley's recordings will come out in the spring. The limited-edition set, Elvis Presley – The Album Collection, compiles 57 albums released between 1956 and 1977, as well as three discs of rarities. It will...

Elvis & Nixon

April 20, 2016

On December 21st, 1970, Elvis Presley, the King, met with Richard Nixon, the Leader of the Free World, in the Oval Office for about 40 minutes. The photo of the two icons shaking hands is the most requested in the National Archives. What was discussed?...

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Watch the Uproarious First 'Elvis & Nixon' Trailer

January 9, 2016

One of the most indelible, surreal photographs in American history – President Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley shaking hands in the White House in December 1970 – is the springboard of an upcoming film that puts a humorous, semi-fictional...

2015

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Meet Man Who Discovered Elvis in Essential Sam Phillips Book

November 16, 2015

No single person "invented" rock & roll. But it's hard to imagine how it could've happened without Sun Records visionary Sam Phillips. Peter Guralnick's rigorously researched Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll tells the story of...

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A Conversation With Greil Marcus: 'Mystery Train' at 40

October 19, 2015

Ever since Greil Marcus published Mystery Train in 1975, it's been hailed as the greatest book ever written about rock & roll. The world was a different place 40 years ago — Elvis Presley was alive; Robert Johnson was just another...

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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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John Lennon's 'Love Me Do' Guitar Sells for $2.4 Million

November 8, 2015

John Lennon's long-lost acoustic Gibson J-160E, used in the recording of the Beatles' Please Please Me and With the Beatles LPs, shattered all estimates Saturday on the Julien's Live auction block, as the instrument sold for $2.41 million, a record...

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Hear Elvis Presley's Newly Orchestrated 'American Trilogy'

October 14, 2015

An upcoming compilation of Elvis Presley's songs, newly set to orchestra, includes a powerful new interpretation of "An American Trilogy," which also features Duane Eddy on guitar. Beginning with shimmering strings, the tune slowly unfolds to become a...

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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 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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