Elvis Presley

  1. Elvis Presley's Planes to Depart Graceland Following Management Shift

    July 02, 2014 11:40 AM EDT For 30 years, tourists from around the world have paid money to get a look at two airplanes once owned by Elvis Presley at Graceland in Memphis. Fans enjoy touring the planes for their direct connection to Presley and his jet-setting lifestyle, a ...

  2. Ben Folds Campaigns to Save Nashville's Historic Studio A

    June 30, 2014 10:53 AM EDT Songwriter Ben Folds has sounded the alarms. Studio A in Nashville's old RCA Building – which Chet Atkins built in 1964, and has hosted the likes of Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and George Strait – had been sold to a local developer. Folds, wh ...

  3. Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' Opens At No. 1 in Britain

    January 20, 2014 4:07 AM EST Bruce Springsteen notched his tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. Sunday (Jan. 19) with “High Hopes” (Columbia/Sony Music), as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) moved past the half-million sales mark to stake another week atop the singles chart.  Sp ...

  4. Elvis' New 'Owners' Mulling Graceland Upgrades, Entrance Into Luxury Market

    November 26, 2013 11:35 AM EST An executive with the company that purchased Elvis Presley's intellectual property says it is discussing ways to expand the late rock and roll icon's brand and upgrades to the Graceland tourist attraction. Nick Woodhouse, president and c ...

  5. The Beatles, Elvis Presley Chart Latest Albums

    November 21, 2013 1:53 PM EST It's not 1960-something, although a look at two new entries on the Billboard 200 albums chart might cause a double-take. The Beatles chart their 31st top 10 on the ranking, while Elvis Presley pads his lead for the most titles in the tally� ...

  6. Rihanna Scores 25th Hot 100 Top 10, Matching Elvis Presley

    November 07, 2013 11:36 AM EST Perhaps lost in yesterday's bevy of chart feats by Eminem, who this week becomes the first lead artist to land four concurrent top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 since the Beatles in 1964, is that Rihanna tallies her 25th top 10, matching ...

  7. Thousands Gather in Memphis to Honor Elvis Presley at Graceland Vigil

    August 16, 2013 3:16 PM EDT Elvis Presley fans from around the world made their annual pilgrimage to Graceland on Thursday to pay their respects to the rock n' roll icon with a solemn candlelight vigil on the 36th anniversary of his death. Thousands of Presley fans ca ...

  8. Elvis Presley Estate Bid In Second Round, Sony Corp. and G2 Investment Group Among Expected Suitors

    August 14, 2013 8:24 PM EDT The auction for Core Media’s packaged estates of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali is now in the second round as bids are landing at the the Raine Group, the investment bank running the auction for Core Media. The New York Post reported that bids w ...

  9. Chart Analysis: With 'Glee,' Cory Monteith Made History On The Hot 100

    July 14, 2013 3:39 AM EDT As a member of the cast of Fox's "Glee" – and a key one at that – Cory Monteith helped set one of the Billboard Hot 100's most vaunted records.   As the "Glee" cast tallied an immense 206 Hot 100 entries since the ...

  10. Slim Whitman, Country Singer, Dies at Age 90

    June 19, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Country singer Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through ever-present TV ads in the 1980s and 1990s and whose song saved the world in the film comedy "Mars Attacks!," died Wednesday at a Florida hospit ...

  11. Third Man Records Announces Sun Records Partnership, Reissuing Johnny Cash, Rufus Thomas, Prisonaires

    May 14, 2013 4:32 PM EDT Third Man Records, the Nashville-based label and vinyl manufactory founded by Jack White, announced today a partnership with another Nashville-based label, Sun Records, in order to reissue the iconic label's vast catalog of classic, influen ...

  12. Gordon Stoker, Member of the Jordanaires, Dies at 88

    March 27, 2013 8:50 PM EDT You might not have known the name Gordon Stoker, but odds are you probably have an album in your collection with his vocals represented on it. Stoker, who passed away Wednesday at the age of 88, was a member of Country Music Hall of Fame vocali ...

  13. Bruno Mars Has Top Spot On Hot 100 'Locked' Up Again

    December 19, 2012 1:02 PM EST As the singer enters the Billboard 200 at No. 2 with 'Unorthodox Jukebox,' he logs a second week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, as well as Hot Digital Songs, while roaring to the summit on On-Demand Songs Bruno Mars remains atop the Billboard ...

  14. Lil Wayne Passes An All-Time Elvis Presley Hot 100 Mark

    September 27, 2012 5:00 AM EDT He'll always be the King of Rock and Roll, but when it comes to the artist with the most Billboard Hot 100 hits, Elvis Presley's longstanding record total gives way to a new stats king: Lil Wayne. As he debuts as a featured artist (with ...

  15. Singer-Songwriter Joe South Dies at 72

    September 05, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Joe South, who wrote the 1971 country-pop hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" for Lynn Anderson, died Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Flowery Branch, Ga. He was 72. South had a big hit of his own with ...

  16. Singer-Songwriter Joe South Dies at 72

    September 05, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Joe South, who wrote the 1971 country-pop hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" for Lynn Anderson, died Wednesday of a heart attack at his home in Flowery Branch, Ga. He was 72. South had a big hit of his own with ...

  17. Lisa Marie Presley to Debut Collaboration With Elvis Tonight in Memphis

    August 16, 2012 12:35 PM EDT Lisa Marie Presley has planned a special treat for fans of her father. In honor of the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, she will debut a new collaboration with the King of Rock 'n' Roll at Thursday night's tribute con ...

  18. Morning Fix: 'Jay-Z's Nets,' Cooking Vinyl's New Rock Label, Sir Paul on Pussy Riot, Elvis

    August 16, 2012 8:48 AM EDT No, Jay-Z Is Not The Brooklyn Nets Majority Owner From the outside looking in at all of his contributions to the new Brooklyn Nets franchise - from lobbying for the new arena to designing the team logo -- one would think Jay-Z would own more than ...

  19. Chart Moves: Testament Flies High, Carrie Underwood Gains, Aer Debuts, Elvis Is Back on Billboard 200

    August 10, 2012 7:25 AM EDT The Billboard 200: Rick Ross ruled the top of the Billboard 200 this week, as his "God Forgives, I Don't," bowed atop the tally with 218,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. It is the hip-hop veteran's fourth No. 1 set. Ros ...

  20. How Priscilla Presley Turned Elvis' Graceland Into Big Business 30 Years Ago

    June 13, 2012 7:47 AM EDT The Graceland website homepage MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making b ...

  21. Lisa Marie Presley Considering Elvis Film

    February 01, 2012 7:51 PM EST Over the years, Lisa Marie Presley has become dissatisfied with movies chronicling her father's life, so she just might make a film about the rock 'n' roll icon. The daughter of Elvis Presley said she has been in talks about a movie ...

  22. Burt Bacharach Working on Memoir

    January 19, 2012 8:44 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Burt Bacharach will be handling the words for his next project: a memoir. The award-winning collaborator on such hits as "I Say a Little Prayer" and "What the World Needs Now" has a deal with HarperCollins for a ...

  23. Rock Hall of Fame Opens Archives To Public

    January 17, 2012 8:00 PM EST They won't be cutting the ribbon until April, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Library and Archives collections, a project nearly as old as the shrine itself, opens its doors this week in Cleveland. The four-story, 22,500- ...

  24. Elvis Presley Estate Sued For $130 Million By King's 'Real Daughter'

    November 29, 2011 7:20 PM EST A Swedish woman who for more than two decades has been trying to convince everyone that she's Elvis Presley's real daughter and that Lisa Marie Presley has stolen her identity, has filed a lawsuit against the Presley family claiming more ...

  25. Elvis Presley Feature Film Based on Sonny West Book Planned For 2012

    September 06, 2011 7:11 AM EDT A documentary filmmaker is riding with the King. John Scheinfeld, who has chronicled the lives of John Lennon, Harry Nilsson and others in documentaries, will direct the first-ever feature film based on the life of Elvis Presley. RLF Victor Produc ...

  26. Alabama Returns To Hot Country Songs Summit After 17 Years

    May 24, 2011 5:55 PM EDT Alabama returns to the top spot on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as Brad Paisley's "Old Alabama," on which the group is featured, ascends 2-1. Alabama last ruled Hot Country Songs with "Reckless" the week of No ...

  27. Elvis Death Anniversary Marked By Graceland Vigil

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Candles flickered in the balmy night as thousands of Elvis Presley fans filed silently by his grave during a vigil at Graceland, marking 33 years since the American icon died. Elvis admirers from around the world descended on Elvis' former ho ...

  28. US Museum Exhibits Celebrate Elvis Presley

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST On the 75th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth, the Smithsonian Institution is showcasing the King of Rock 'n' Roll's ubiquitous image through exhibits opening Friday in Washington and Los Angeles. "One Life: Echoes of E ...

  29. New Show, Exhibits To Mark Elvis' 75th Birthday

    December 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley's legacy will be marked in force next year in a 75th anniversary birthday celebration featuring a new Cirque du Soleil production, movie marathons, a Facebook application and a cruise. Elvis Presley Enterprises has rolled out a ...

  30. Finetunes Strikes Didiom Deal

    October 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hamburg-based digital service provider Finetunes has signed a distribution deal with U.S. mobile media service Didiom. The deal, which takes immediate effect, will enable Didiom users to purchase songs from the Finetunes catalog, which includes ma ...

  31. UPDATED: Michael Jackson Mourned By Friends, Fans, Fellow Musicians

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson died June 25 after reportedly being found unconscious in his Bel Air, Calif., home. Paramedics rushed the 50-year-old icon to UCLA Medical Center, where he was declared dead. Below, a round-up of the music industry's reaction ...

  32. Metallica, Run-DMC Get Rock Hall of Fame Induction

    April 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Metallica, whose monstrous sound continues to assault the senses and push heavy metal to its limits, headlined a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night that felt much more like a concert than an awards show. For the first tim ...

  33. Mariah, Madonna Make Billboard Chart History

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Two leading ladies, Mariah Carey and Madonna, leapfrog over Elvis Presley in the Billboard charts record book this week. As expected, Mariah Carey moves past Elvis Presley and into sole possession of second place for most No. 1s in the rock era, a ...

  34. Timbaland Ends Rihanna's Euro Chart Reign

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" album (Casablanca/Universal Island) holds top place on Billboard's composite European Top 100 Albums survey for a fourth week. But Rihanna's 11-week run at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles ...

  35. Elvis Week Draws 75K To Memphis

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Billed as the "largest celebration of Elvis in history," Elvis Week 2007 drew an estimated 75,000 devotees to festivities in Memphis, Tenn., according to Graceland and Memphis city officials. The Aug. 9-19 event was in dedication of cult ...

  36. Elvis Looking To Win Teenage Fans Again

    December 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Teenagers in the 1950s and '60s went wild over Elvis Presley, much to the consternation of their parents, but kids in the new millennium aren't so stirred by rock'n'roll's original rebel. "I can't try to sell som ...

  37. Elvis Collaborator Hodge Dies At 71

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Charlie Hodge, 71, formerly a backup singer and guitar player for Elvis Presley, died Friday (March 3) of lung cancer in a Knoxville, Tenn., hospital. Charlie Hodge, 71, formerly a backup singer and guitar player for Elvis Presley, died Friday (Ma ...

  38. Global Pulse

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST RCA will mark the 70th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth by reissuing 18 of the King's hit singles. Read Tom Ferguson's column. RCA will mark the 70th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth by reissuing 18 of the King's h ...