Latest Elvis Presley News

Peyton Manning goes deep with pass at NFL's storied history

Apr. 15, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Just as he had the true touch when he threw passes, set records and won two Super Bowls, Peyton Manning has the right approach when looking at some of the NFL's greatest moments. ESPN, NFL Films and the league itself clearly felt that way. Manning, a lock for the Pro Football Hall of Fame...

Graceland boss says he is not threatening to leave Memphis

Apr. 13, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The head of the company that controls Graceland says he is not threatening to move the Memphis, Tennessee-based tourist attraction centered on the life of singer Elvis Presley, despite comments that had suggested otherwise to many fans. The Memphis City Council is considering a $100...

Exuberant Met exhibit explores the art of rock 'n' roll

Apr. 3, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Museum exhibits tend to be quiet. Not this one. In "Play It Loud," an exuberant show that can be heard as well as seen, the Metropolitan Museum of Art takes on the history of rock 'n' roll through iconic instruments on loan from some of rock's biggest names. There are flamboyant costumes...

Game of Thrones takes over Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas

Apr. 1, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winter came to Las Vegas. Fire-breathing dragons held court over the world-famous fountains at the Bellagio casino-resort Sunday, as familiar elements from the TV phenomenon "Game of Thrones" were projected on the rising water. The jets danced to a score incorporating the recognizable...

Def Leppard's Joe Elliott nervous about rock hall speech

Mar. 28, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Elliott has no problem addressing huge crowds at concerts and festivals. But when his band Def Leppard gets inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, it's the speech that will make him uneasy. "Getting up and going 'How's everybody doing? Are we ready to rock?' is a lot...

Today in History

Mar. 24, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2019. There are 282 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 24, 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525, an Airbus A320, crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board; investigators said the jetliner was deliberately downed by...

Drummer Hal Blaine, played on hits of Sinatra, Elvis, dies

Mar. 12, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and '70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys and laid down one of music's most memorable opening riffs on the Ronettes' "Be My Baby," died Monday. Blaine died...

'Mockingbird' author compared hometown to Elvis' Graceland

Mar. 12, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee railed against her Alabama hometown for trying to exploit her success in a letter that helps explain later legal battles involving commercialization of her novel. The writer's bitter assessment of Monroeville came in a three-page letter that...

Highlights from the career of drummer Hal Blaine

Mar. 11, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Session drummer Hal Blaine, who died Monday at age 90 , played on thousands of records in the 1960s and '70s. He was best known for the opening solo on the Ronettes' "Be My Baby," but also played on a wide range of songs now considered classics. Here are highlights: — "Strangers...

Elvis group, Tennessee city find deal in Graceland expansion

Mar. 6, 2019 1:02 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley Enterprises and local officials in Tennessee say they've reached an agreement outlining several projects for expansion plans at Graceland. News outlets report the deal involving the Memphis City Council was announced Tuesday. It doesn't settle a court battle over the...