George Klein, Elvis Presley’s friend, radio host, dies
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — George Klein, the deep-voiced radio personality who became friends with Elvis Presley in high school and stayed close to the King of Rock 'n' Roll throughout his career, has died. He was 83.
Longtime Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana has died
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — D.J. Fontana, a rock 'n' roll pioneer who rose from strip joints in his native Shreveport, Louisiana, to the heights of musical history as Elvis Presley's first and longtime drummer, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday.
Karen Fontana told The Associated Press that her husband died in his sleep in Nashville on Wednesday night. She said he'd been suffering complications from breaking his hip in 2016.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Liberty Bowl will honor Priscilla Presley at a dinner this summer.
The Liberty Bowl says in a news release that Presley will receive its Distinguished Citizen Award on June 24 at the Hilton Memphis Hotel.
The event will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Graceland opens vault for Elvis documentary to air on HBO
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new television documentary about Elvis Presley takes advantage of the vast collection of footage, pictures, documents and music from his estate to give a behind-the-scenes look at the king of rock 'n' roll.
"Elvis Presley: The Searcher," a two-part, three-hour documentary, will premiere April 14 on HBO. Director Thom Zimny, who worked on several Bruce Springsteen documentaries, had full access to Graceland's vault and made ample use of it to unearth little-seen footage.
Courtney Love plays freaky nurse in Marilyn Manson video
Courtney Love and Lisa Marie Presley feature in Marilyn Manson's explicit music video for 'Tattooed In Reverse'.
The Hole singer portrays a freaky nurse in the gory video set in a mental hospital and pushes the 'Tainted Love' singer in a wheel chair, whilst the 50-year-old singer - who is the daughter of the late musical icon Elvis Presley and business magnate Priscilla Presley - also makes a cameo.
Graceland opens vault for Elvis doc
From rock royalty to a scream queen: Celebrity children’s book authors
SIOUX CITY | The King of Rock and Roll may have left the building, but apparently he's gaining a new generation of fans in children's literature.
Adapted from the famous song, "Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender" talks about the unbreakable bond between kids and the adults who care for them.
Featuring illustrations by artist Stephanie Graegin and an end note by Priscilla Presley, this is just one of the children's books written by celebrities hitting bookstore shelves in the past year.
Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley’s divorce settlement is up for auction
The late Elvis Presley's divorce settlement to Priscilla Presley is reportedly up for auction.
The music legend - who tragically died in 1977 aged 42 - was married to the 72-year-old actress for five years before they split, and it is believed the legal documents marking the official end to the former couples marriage, which is dated August 15, 1972, is up for grabs.
A look back at country music >>>
1950 - Hank Snow was at #1 on the Country music singles charts with "I'm Moving On". The song, stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks and was the first of seven #1 Billboard country hits Snow scored throughout his career
1955 - Johnny Cash played the first night of a week long tour appearing with Elvis Presley, Floyd Cramer, Jimmy Newman and Porter Wagoner at the Cheery Springs Dance Hall, Cherryspring
Priscilla Presley: We were ‘gifted’ to have known Elvis Presley
Priscilla Presley says the world was "gifted to have" her ex-husband Elvis Presley.
The 72-year-old actress was married to the musical icon from 1967 until 1973, and during a visit to the star's famous estate Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, to mark the 40th anniversary since his death, she praised her former flame as "generous" and "authentic".
Fans gather to commemorate Elvis
Priscilla Presley initially thought Elvis was ‘really gross’
Priscilla Presley initially thought her ex-husband Elvis was "really gross".
The 72-year-old actress was married to the American icon from 1967 until 1973, but has admitted to being distinctly unimpressed by the late singer before she started chatting to him.
Asked whether she knew just how famous Elvis was at the time they started dating, Priscilla confessed: "No, I didn't.
The Latest: Elvis fans mark 40th anniversary of his death
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the candlelight vigil at Graceland commemorating the death of Elvis Presley (all times local):
Elvis Presley fans in a long line are making the slow, solemn walk up the driveway of Graceland to pay their respects to the late singer on the 40th anniversary of his death.
NEW YORK (AP) — One of Elvis Presley's biggest hits is the latest song to be turned into a picture book, and part of an effort to introduce the King to a new generation.
Dial Books for Young Readers told The Associated Press on Wednesday that a book based on "Love Me Tender" is coming out Nov. 13. "Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender" will be illustrated by Stephanie Graegin and include an endnote by Presley's widow, Priscilla Presley.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A truly relaxing getaway is one where you can check into a hotel and never get behind the wheel again until it’s time to head home.
Think of the Guest House at Graceland as an Elvis Presley-inspired hotel rather than as an Elvis Presley-themed hotel. You certainly don’t need to be his No. 1 fan to stay here — it’s pretty cool on its own.
The Guest House opened in October on property adjacent to the Graceland mansion, where Presley lived from 1957 until his death in 1977.
Influential California architect William Krisel dies at 92
LOS ANGELES (AP) — William Krisel, a modernist architect who designed 40,000 tract homes imbued with now-iconic Southern California touches such as butterfly roofs, post-and-beam construction and swimming pools, has died. He was 92.
Krisel (pronounced KRYE'-sel) died Monday at his condominium in Beverly Hills, part of a complex he designed, said Chris Menrad, a longtime friend and president of the Palm Springs Modern Committee, a nonprofit group dedicated to preserving desert modern architecture.
Sir Tom Jones will never marry again.
The 76-year-old music legend has admitted he has no plans to ever tie the knot again after the death of his wife of almost 60 years Linda, and although he has been romantically linked to Priscilla Presley, marriage is the "last thing" he plans on doing because he still hasn't got over the loss of his late spouse.
Tom Jones: Elvis Presley wouldn’t be too sure about Priscilla romance
Sir Tom Jones thinks Elvis Presley "wouldn't be too sure" about his relationship with his ex-wife Priscilla Presley.
The 'She's A Lady' hitmaker has grown close to the 'Naked Gun' actress since his beloved wife Linda died of cancer last year, and while addressing rumours that they are dating for the first time, the Welsh singer has admitted he's unsure how the late King of Rock 'n' Roll would feel about them having dinner and hanging out together.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland opens a new $45 million complex
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly four decades after Elvis sang his last tune, his legacy got a $45 million boost with the Thursday opening of a major new attraction at his Graceland estate -- an entertainment complex that Priscilla Presley says gives "the full gamut" of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.
About 200 people streamed into "Elvis Presley's Memphis" after the late singer's wife cut a ribbon and allowed fans to see the $45 million complex for the first time.
Priscilla Presley feels Elvis’ spirit every day
Priscilla Presley Opens New Graceland Complex
The Latest: New entertainment complex opening at Graceland
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a new entertainment complex opening at Elvis Presley's Graceland (all times local):
A $45 million entertainment complex featuring exhibits and restaurants focused on the life and career of Elvis Presley has opened at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.
Priscilla Presley, the former wife of the late rock 'n' roll icon, welcomed visitors to the new complex during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday.
The Dish: Tove Lo, Angelina Jolie, Priscilla Presley and more...
FLASH DANCE: Say what you will about singer Tove Lo, she is not shy. During her House of Blues performance Sunday, part of her Lady Wood tour, the braless star decided to lift up her shirt. According to Hollywood Life, the move met with audience approval. Tove later Instagrammed her thanks to the Hub crowd, as etiquette dictates post-flash: “Boston I’m celebrating your awesomeness you were a (expletive) maaaagical crowd THANK YOU.” Wonder if she’ll tour with Barenaked Ladies?
Sir Tom Jones is dating Priscilla Presley.
The 76-year-old singer was left devastated when his beloved wife Linda died of cancer last April, but he is now moving on and has reportedly grown closer to the 'Naked Gun' actress - the former spouse of his late friend Elvis Presley - in recent weeks.
A source said: "Tom has had a tough year following the death of Linda, but he has enjoyed Priscilla's company.
Graceland to open new entertainment complex in March
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A new entertainment complex featuring exhibits and restaurants focused on the life and career of Elvis Presley is scheduled to open in March at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.
The 200,000-square foot complex will be located across the street from Graceland, Presley's longtime home. The house was turned into a museum after his death in 1977. It has attracted Presley fans and tourists from around the world ever since.
Priscilla on life with Elvis: ‘Truly lived in a bubble’
Priscilla Presley has opened up about her life with Elvis, saying she "truly lived in a bubble" with the superstar.
Presley began dating Elvis when she was 14 and he was 24. She tells British chat show "Loose Women" on the ITV network that she didn't have her teenage years "as a normal girl." She says she had to "adapt" and lost herself in Elvis' life.
New hotel being built at Graceland set to open in October
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley used to dream about building a guest house at his Graceland property, for friends who would visit the rock 'n' roll icon in Memphis.
Presley didn't get to see his dream come true, but his fans will. The Guest House at Graceland is a six-story, 450-room hotel, opening Oct. 27 just steps from Presley's former home. The exterior, with columns, arches and a portico, evokes the feel of a comfortable Southern Colonial home, but the interior...