Latest Elvis Presley News

Venezuela socialist party boss stirs up support on talk show

Feb. 13, 2019 12:03 AM EST

MARACAY, Venezuela (AP) — It was show time for the most-watched program on Venezuela's normally sleep-inducing state TV: Episode No. 240 of "Hitting it With a Sledgehammer," the talk show hosted by one of the ruling socialist party's most-revered — and reviled — leaders. A military salsa band...

Americans Chock and Bates win ice dancing at Four Continents

Feb. 10, 2019 8:25 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The American ice dance duo of Madison Chock and Evan Bates gained some huge momentum with the World Championships a month away. Chock and Bates captured the first major international title of their career Sunday at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. They scored 126.25...

George Klein, Elvis Presley's friend, radio host, dies

Feb. 6, 2019 1:05 AM EST

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. Presley's former wife, Priscilla Presley, told The Associated Press that Klein died Tuesday at...

Las Vegas says charm will keep bettors coming for Super Bowl

Feb. 1, 2019 8:35 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of football fans from around the country converge at Las Vegas casinos every February to place their bets on the Super Bowl's winner, MVP, first touchdown scorer and hundreds of other outcomes. They cheer, boo and hold their breath as they watch every moment of the game at...

Country Music Hall of Fame guitarist Harold Bradley dies

Jan. 31, 2019 6:12 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country Music Hall of Fame guitarist Harold Bradley, who played on hundreds of hit country records including "Crazy," ''King of the Road" and "Crying" and helped create "The Nashville Sound" with his brother Owen, has died at the age of 93. His daughter Beverly Bradley said he died...

Hubbell, Donohue win again at US nationals

Jan. 26, 2019 10:32 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Competitors but not exactly rivals, the top two ice dancing teams at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships put on a stirring show for all their fans in Michigan. In the end, the order of finish was no real surprise: Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue in first place, with Madison Chock and Evan...

Reggie Young, renowned guitarist for Elvis, Waylon, has died

Jan. 19, 2019 5:54 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Guitarist Reggie Young, a Memphis- and Nashville-based session player whose signature licks defined hit records from Elvis, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and many more, has died. He was 82. Friend and fellow Nashville Cats session musician David Briggs said Young died Thursday at...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jan. 18, 2019 4:42 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Side-by-side photos circulating widely online as part of the '10...

Ronnie Milsap returned to his iconic studio for duets album

Jan. 18, 2019 8:35 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country soul icon Ronnie Milsap is a bit of a studio geek, and he thinks a lot about music technology and recording equipment. So it makes sense that he spent a long time getting 13 other singers and bands into the studio to record duets with him for a new album, "Ronnie Milsap: The...

Elvis Presley's jewelry, clothing sold at Graceland auction

Jan. 9, 2019 4:34 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jewelry, clothing and other Elvis Presley-related memorabilia have been sold at auction in Tennessee. Elvis Presley Enterprises says the auction at The Guest House Graceland netted more than $600,000 Tuesday on what would have been his 84th birthday. The Guest House is a hotel located...