Graceland

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Chris Brown's 'Fortune' Tops UK Album Chart

    July 09, 2012 8:13 AM EDT Chris Brown got his first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) as "Fortune" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) debuted at the top, while Maroon 5's "Payphone" (Octone/A&M/Universal), featuring Wiz Khalifa, returned to the s ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Paul Simon Documentary 'Under African Skies' Wins SXSW Audience Award

    March 18, 2012 1:34 PM EDT Joe Berlinger's documentary on Paul Simon's return to South Africa 25 years after the recording of Graceland won the SXSW Audience Award in the 24 Beats per Second Category. "Under African Skies" is the only music film to win a ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Sundance 2012: 'Under African Skies' Chronicles Paul Simon's 'Graceland'

    January 23, 2012 7:45 AM EST PARK CITY - A pure-bliss celebration of Paul Simon's landmark album "Graceland" coupled with an interesting if not unbiased look at the controversy surrounding its release, Joe Berlinger's "Under African Skies" makes ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Exclusive: Paul Simon Planning 'Graceland' Tour, Box Set

    October 11, 2011 1:43 PM EDT A 25th anniversary tour to celebrate Paul Simon's landmark "Graceland" album next year is in the early planning stages. The tour would coincide with a "Graceland" box set that Sony Legacy will release in the late spring, m ...

  13. Paul Simon Performs 'Graceland' in South Africa 25 Years Later for Documentary

    August 01, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Before a small gathering of people at a studio in the depths of South Africa's national broadcaster SABC, Paul Simon revisited the magic of his 1986 Grammy Award winning record, Graceland. Dedicating the short concert to the late South Africa ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Producer Willie Mitchell Dies

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Willie Mitchell, a record producer and musician who worked with Al Green and dozens of others, has died. He was 81. Mitchell's son, Lawrence Mitchell, said his father suffered a cardiac arrest on Dec. 19 and died at Methodist University Hospi ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Simon Re-Ups With Universal Publishing

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriter Paul Simon has renewed his worldwide publishing administration deal outside North America with Universal Music Publishing Group. Universal will be administering the catalog as well as future works of the 14-time Grammy Award w ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Sillerman Picks Up 19 Entertainment

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST British music industry entrepreneur Simon Fuller has sold his 19 Entertainment empire -- the company behind the "Idol" TV franchise -- to Robert Sillerman's CKX in a cash and stock deal worth £10 British music industry entr ...

  26. Sillerman Picks Up 19 Entertainment

    March 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST British music industry entrepreneur Simon Fuller has sold his 19 Entertainment empire -- the company behind the "Idol" TV franchise -- to Robert Sillerman's CKX in a cash and stock deal worth £10 British music industry entr ...

  27. Sillerman To Buy 85% Of Elvis Enterprises

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robert F.X. Sillerman, known for his massive consolidation efforts in the radio and concert promotion industries, has reached a definitive agreement to acquire an 85% stake in Elvis Presley Enterprise Robert F.X. Sillerman, known for his massive c ...

  28. Elvis Presley

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the heat of the Memphis summer, every year, they come. Legions of Elvis Presley fans arrive in this city for Elvis Week every August to celebrate the life that ended on Aug. 16, 1977, and the legac In the heat of the Memphis summer, every year, ...