Elvis Presley

  1. Cliff Richard's House Searched in Sex Assault Investigation

    August 15, 2014 12:02 AM EDT British police said Thursday they are searching a house believed to belong to veteran singer Cliff Richard in connection with sexual allegations dating back to the 1980s. South Yorkshire Police said eight officers gained entry to the house in Berk ...

  2. Elvis Presley Ad Campaign for Guns Triggers Lawsuit

    April 11, 2014 2:32 PM EDT The Elvis Presley estate is now suing the maker of Beretta firearms for falsely suggesting that the King has endorsed its latest model. Elvis Presley was an avid gun aficionado and once owned a Beretta firearm. But according to the Presley estate, ...

  3. Elvis Presley's Intellectual Property Rights Sold to Authentic Brands

    November 19, 2013 6:44 PM EST The money-making enterprise called Elvis Presley has been sold. Authentic Brands Group said Tuesday it has bought Elvis Presley's intellectual property from CORE Media Group and is partnering with the founder of another company to operate t ...

  4. Cliff Richard, Legendary British Singer, to Release 100th Album

    September 05, 2013 11:20 PM EDT British pop singer Cliff Richard, who will turn 73 next month, plans to release his 100th album in November. "The Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll Songbook" is set to come out on Nov. 11. With more than 22 million singles sold in Brita ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. President Obama's DNC Speech Boosts Bruce Springsteen Song Sales by 409%

    September 12, 2012 8:20 PM EDT The President meets the Boss on this week's Billboard charts, thanks to the Democratic National Convention. After Bruce Springsteen's song "We Take Care Of Our Own" was played at the end of President Obama's speech at the ...

  10. Robert F.X. Sillerman's Empire State of Mind

    August 30, 2012 5:55 PM EDT After conquering both radio and live music, Robert F.X. Sillerman now has $1 billion to spend and his sights set on electronic dance music's explosive live space. Bob Sillerman is laying on a black marble countertop, against a black brocade w ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Sony Music Entertainment Appoints Adam Block As President, Legacy Recordings

    June 26, 2012 12:27 PM EDT Sony Music Entertainment named Adam Block as president, Legacy Recordings today, a promotion from his previous position as EVP and general manager of the imprint. He will report to Richard Story, president of Commercial Music Group, Sony Music Ent ...

  14. Estates of Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Jim Morrison Considering Hologram Shows

    June 13, 2012 8:44 AM EDT The King may have left the building, but a virtually resurrected Elvis Presley will soon return to a concert venue near you. With estates of deceased musical acts exploring the revenue possibilities of virtual live performances, the visual effects ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Elvis Will Be the Next Dead Music Star to Get a Hologram

    June 06, 2012 11:39 AM EDT Elvis Presley is still dead, but he's making some comeback performances soon. Digital Domain Media Group, creator of the "holographic" Tupac Shakur at Coachella, has announced an exclusive deal with the Core Media Group to jointly p ...

  17. Tupac Coachella Hologram 'Very Unique' Legally, Says Music Attorney Donald Passman

    April 17, 2012 7:46 PM EDT The Tupac Shakur "hologram" used onstage at Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival over the weekend isn't a novelty in just the live music business. It's also a rarity in entertainment law. "It's very unique," ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Publishing Briefs: Imagem Signs Elvis Presley Agreement, Zappa Family Trust Makes Deal With TuneSat, More

    November 18, 2011 8:05 AM EST Imagem Signs Presley/Gladys Agreement Imagem Music USA has signed a worldwide music administration agreement with Elvis Presley Music/Gladys Music catalog, co-owned by the Elvis Presley Enterprises and the families of the late publishing executive ...

  21. Michael Jackson Tops Forbes' List of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities

    October 25, 2011 6:59 PM EDT Michael Jackson has once again topped Forbes' annual list of the year's top-earning deceased celebrities. The iconic pop star, who died June 25, 2009, was estimated to have accumulated $170 million in earnings over the past year. This ma ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Jerry Leiber, Legendary Songwriter With Mike Stoller, Dead at 78

    August 22, 2011 5:21 PM EDT Jerry Leiber (right) with Elvis Presley and Mike Stoller at MGM Studios in 1957 (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) Pop music lyricist Jerry Leiber, whose partnership with Mike Stoller created such timeless hits as "Jailhouse Rock&quo ...

  24. Adele's '21' Ties 'Saturday Night Fever' as the Longest-Running No. 1 U.K. Album in 40 Years

    July 26, 2011 4:53 PM EDT It's no secret that Adele is the biggest star to hit the British charts in a long time, but here's some perspective: By securing an 18th week at No. 1 on this week's tally, her "21" is now tied with the "Saturday Nigh ...

  25. Lady Gaga to Ma Rainey: 'Women Who Rock' Exhibition Opens Today at Rock Hall

    May 13, 2011 7:40 AM EDT CLEVELAND - When Wanda Jackson was a girl with a gravelly voice who opened for Elvis Presley in the 1950s, nobody had ever heard a woman sing like that before. By then, Presley was already gyrating his way to superstardom. But Jackson - called the ...

  26. 'American Idol' Owner CKx to Be Sold to Financial Firm for $509 Million

    May 10, 2011 4:16 PM EDT CKx Inc., owner of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance producer 19 Entertainment, said Tuesday it has agreed to be acquired by an affiliate of financial firm Apollo Global Management. The deal values the company at around $509 million whe ...

  27. Ferlin Husky, Country Music Pioneer, Dead At 85

    March 18, 2011 7:48 AM EDT Ferlin Husky, a pioneering country music entertainer in the 1950s and early '60s known for hits like "Wings of a Dove" and "Gone," died Thursday. He was 85. The 2010 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee died at his home, ha ...

  28. The Grammy Museum Celebrates Mississippi: Photos

    February 11, 2011 9:40 AM EST (Photo by Phil Gallo) The blues was the central topic of conversation at the Grammy Museum Thursday as the Mississippi Development Authority's Dept. of Tourism premiered a new video on the state's musical history and presented three musi ...

  29. Elvis Presley Estate Sues Music Publisher for $5 Million

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Elvis Presley Enterprises, which owns a 50% interest in the King's compositions, is suing music publisher Chrysalis Music Group, claiming as much as $5 million in owed royalty payments. In a lawsuit filed last week in New York Supreme Court, ...

  30. Taylor Swift, Susan Boyle Vie For No. 1

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Two of music's leading ladies are about to meet again on the charts. Susan Boyle, who finished 2009 with the year's second-biggest selling album according to Nielsen SoundScan, is eyeing the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 next week. Sta ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Elvis Week Hits Stride As Buyout Talks Heat Up

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CKx Inc., owner of the "American Idol" television program and 85% of Elvis Presley Enterprises, is mulling at least two offers to buy the company. At the same time, thousands of Elvis fans have descended on Memphis for Elvis Week, the an ...

  33. Rock Hall To Mark Anniversary With Elvis Exhibit

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame plans to celebrate its 15th birthday with a look back at the year rock's king turned 21. An exhibit of photos taken of Elvis Presley in 1956 by Alfred Wertheimer will open Sept. 13 at the hall. The hall said Tue ...

  34. Mr. Potato Head Adding An Elvis Version

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Elvis Presley estate has signed a deal for Hasbro Inc. and PPW Toys to release an Elvis version of Mr. Potato Head. Kevin Kern, a spokesman for Presley's Graceland estate, told The Commercial Appeal the new toy is one of 15,000 Elvis-lice ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Elvis Presley Box Set Due Dec. 8

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A few months after the Beatles box sets made retailers scramble to fill orders, the King of Rock 'n' Roll is getting the royal treatment. Legacy Recordings is marking Elvis Presley's 75th birthday in January with a 100-song box set ...

  39. Publishing Executive Freddy Bienstock Dies

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After a long illness, Freddy Bienstock, a music publishing industry legend and founder of Carlin Music, died yesterday at his Manhattan home. He was 86. Bienstock, who served on the National Music Publishers Assn.'s board of directors for nea ...

  40. Rock Hall Presenters To Include Eminem, Jimmy Page

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Eminem, guitar legend Jimmy Page and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones are among the presenters for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The ceremony will be held April 4 at Public Auditorium in Cleveland. Inductees were chosen b ...

  41. Country Stars Duet With Elvis On Christmas CD

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Thanks to technology, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride and LeAnn Rimes will be among the country stars performing with the king of rock 'n' roll on "Elvis Presley Christmas Duets." The new album, due out Oct. 14, will also fea ...

  42. Elvis Crespo Preps Anniversary Gig

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Merengue star Elvis Crespo will celebrate the anniversary of his hit "Suavemente" with a show at the Rio Hotel Casino in Las Vegas July 13. The show, called "Elvis Live From Las Vegas," will be taped and released as a live albu ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Hill Release's "Mama" On Web

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Faith Hill has released her performance of Elvis Presley's classic "That's Alright Mama" on her Web site, faithhill.com. After originally recording both "Mama" and "Peace In The Valley" for "Viva Las Ve ...

  45. Elvis Album At The Center Of U.K. Copyright Row

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.K. distributor Cargo Records has pulled the plug on an Elvis Presley release after Sony BMG Music Enterainment in the U.K. sent out a letter threatening legal action, Billboard.biz has learned. In one of the clearest signs to-date of Sony BMG� ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. Cherry Lane Admins Full Elvis Rights

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Cherry Lane Music Publishing will now be handling full administration rights to the Elvis Presley catalog. The publisher, which previously administered 25% of the catalog for the estate of Jean Aberbach, will now be handling 100% of the admin righ ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. Elvis' 'Ed Sullivan' Visits Head To DVD

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three-disc DVD set to be released Nov. 21. Elvis Presley's appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" will be chronicled on Image Entertainment's three-disc DVD set "Elvis Presley: The Sullivan Shows." To be released Nov. ...

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