Showing posts from October, 2011

Searching For The King Seance - LIVE from Tupelo

October 31, 2011 -   WOW Productions is hosting the "Searching For The King" Seance' and you can be there and see everything as it happens Live!!!! pre-register here today! The seance' will be streamed on line and all you do is click in your computer and watch it live. Pre-register today for only $10.00 but on October 31,2011, the registration will be $15.00. Register today and get the savings and a reserved spot Online. This is going to be a lot of fun and very exciting and who knows, just maybe he will show up!!! Don't miss the excitement and fun the evening of October 31, 2011 , Halloween night, as we go searching for the king, beginning at 10:00 PM United States Central time Zone live from Tupelo, Mississippi!

Patti Parry Hospitalized - Rest In Peace

Patti Parry is very ill and in the hospital. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital and is now in ICU. It is a number of things and they are still running test. She is currently on a ventilator. Please keep her in your prayers. Patti Parry passed away hours after this post.

Newly UNSEALED American military files include Elvis Presley

A peek into famous soldiers' service Newly unsealed American military files provide a different side of lives of prominent personalities In a fireproof fortress at the centre of the continent, a million boxes hold a billion pages of new truths about old soldiers. It is the new U.S. National Archives Personnel Records building, dedicated last week and built to hold, for all eternity, the histories of American military veterans both famous and forgotten, telling us how they served - or fell in glory - on the battlefield, from the skies or deep in the pitiless sea. Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Marvin Gaye, Jackie Robinson, John Coltrane, John Dillinger, Clark Gable, Jack Kerouac, Joe Louis, Roberto Clemente, Arthur Fiedler, Steve McQueen, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Humphrey Bogart, Doctor Seuss - warriors all, detached from their regiments now as so-called Persons of Exceptional Prominence. Files are unsealed for public viewing when a famous soldier or sailor

Dewey Phillips' boys meet the cast of "Memphis" the musical

Dewey Phillips' Family Meets 'Memphis' Cast: Anxious theater goers waited to see Memphis the Musical since it kicked off its national tour at The Orpheum, but none were as nervous as the Phillips brothers, Randy and Jerry. "I am looking forward to watching it," said Randy. "I am sure it will meet or exceed my expectations." They had never seen the production based loosely on their dad, legendary Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips. His character in the musical is named Huey Calhoun and played by Bryan Fenkart. "He sounds a lot like my dad; his mannerisms were a lot like my dad's were." Randy's wife Doris of 37 years never met her father-in-law. "I feel like I know him because I have heard all those stories all these many years, and I think those two are full of Dewey!" The family had not been told of a surprise FOX13 set up for them, a meeting that left a lasting impression on the family and a cast me

Chris Isaak on the Today Show Tomorrow @ 10 AM

Chris Isaak will be live on the Today Show tomorrow @ 10 AM promoting his new album, Beyond The Sun. The album is available on Amazon & iTunes! Order now!

Chris Isaak, Elvis & Priscilla Presley

SAN FRANCISCO – Bill's Place is Chris Isaak's kind of place. Great burgers, sinful fries and saucy waitresses. There's something decidedly retro about the joint. Ditto the guy digging into his lunch out on the patio, given his, well, let's just say it, Elvis voice and looks. "The '50s was a pretty wonderful time for people, it was hopeful," says Isaak, 55. "But I didn't record this new album out of nostalgia." Isaak's new disc, Beyond the Sun , out Oct. 18, was recorded with his longtime band at Memphis' fabled Sun Studios , and includes both rock staples (from Great Balls of Fire to Ring of Fire) and uptempo originals such as the album's first single, Live It Up. But in tackling this material, Isaak wasn't interested in lionizing an era ("The '50s had polio and racism, too," he says bluntly) but rather paying tribute to his modest childhood in scrappy Stockton, Calif. A memorable serenade Chris Isaak kne

Cowboy Jack Clement receives the Maggie Cavendar Award

On September 19th, Cowboy received the Maggie Cavendar Award of Service (in recognition of extraordinary service to the songwriting community). Photos by CJ Flanagan Cowboy with Country songstress, Lynn Anderson

Cowboy Jack Clement & Chris Isaak rocking Sun Studio - Video

Chris Isaak - Beyond the Sun EPK from VanguardVideo on Vimeo . Chris Isaak's new album, Beyond The Sun drops tomorrow. And as we exclusively told you in January, Cowboy Jack Clement was Back in Memphis at Sun Studio to record with Chris for the new release. Watch the video above and you'll see Cowboy & Chris rocking Sun Studio ! Want more on Cowboy Jack Clement ? Click on the video below for an interview we did with Jack at his studio in Nashville. You can also listen to Cowboy on Saturday afternoons on SiriusXM This is a MUST HAVE release!

Big hopes for Elvis' Circle G Ranch

Elvis Presley's former weekend ranch getaway off Goodman Road in between Horn Lake and Walls is the subject of the latest effort by an Elvis fan to save the honeymoon cottage, barn and walking bridge from simply rotting into oblivion.There have been scores of attempts over the years, ranging from foreign investors, a diamond mine owner and race car enthusiast, and even subdivision developers to transform the former ranch into a profitable enterprise. Lesley Pilling, founder and director of the Friends of Elvis, Save The Circle G campaign, who calls herself "a lifelong Elvis fan," is behind the effort. "We have received some wonderful messages of support and encouragement from those who knew and loved Elvis including Joe Esposito, Linda Thompson and Larry Geller, to just name a few," Pilling said. "We hope that the ranch could not only become another must see site for Elvis fans visiting Memphis, but it would also become a valued and much used facility for

Chris Isaak releases new album - Beyond The Sun

Chris Isaak is currently promoting his new album, Beyond The Sun . We brought you the exclusive story about Cowboy Jack Clement working on this album with Chris back in January at Sun Records. The album is a tribute to the original Rock & Rollers from Sun Records including Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee, & Roy Orbison. Tour Dates Buy the album now! Buy on Amazon Buy on iTunes

Ricky Martin to star in Evita on Broadway

photo by Megan Murphy - EVITA Venue: Marquis Theatre - 1535 Broadway - New York, NY Performance Dates: 4/5/2012 - OPEN TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's landmark Tony Award®-winning musical returns to Broadway for the first time ever starring international superstar RICKY MARTIN, joined by Olivier Award winner ELENA ROGER and Tony Award winner MICHAEL CERVERIS. This dazzling new production won tremendous critical acclaim when it premiered in London and now it's coming to Broadway with choreography by ROB ASHFORD and direction by MICHAEL GRANDAGE. Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. She won international acclaim and adoration from her own people as a champion of the poor, while glamour, power and greed made her the world's first major political celebrity. EVITA tells Eva's passionate and unforgettable story and features some of the theater's be

Elvis Close Up Box Set $24.99 & FREE Shipping Today ONLY!

Elvis Close Up Daily Deal at! Today only and while supplies , get a treasure trove of Elvis tracks especially for the fans at the VIP PopMarket price $24.99 ! This set features: 89 songs 100% unreleased Remastered sound This deluxe 4-CD collection culled from the vaults boasts 89 unreleased tracks comprised of rare stereo masters, outtakes, a complete concert recorded in 1972, and more. The set also features a 48-page booklet with rare photos, detailed liner notes, and an essay by Colin Escott, the critically acclaimed author of Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records & the Birth Of Rock & Roll. Order here

Harry Belafonte - Sing Your Song HBO Documentary

Trailer (Off-Channel) Sing Your Song Actor. Singer. Activist. See the inspirational life story of Harry Belafonte, Sing Your Song, premiering tonight at 10/9c on HBO

Memphis The Musical gets a Surprise welcome from Memphians!

Surprise Performance at Memphis the Musical: Performances of Memphis the Musical are leaving audiences cheering and asking for an encore, but Saturday night's performance had a different twist. Thanks to some Memphis teens from the Bridges group, it was the stars who were left amazed. FOX13's Mearl Purvis was there for their flash-mob performance.

Imelda May - Over The Rainbow

Need an Imelda fix today? I do! Here's a clip of Imelda May performing in Chicago where she sang Over The Rainbow which was written in Chicago. This clip was sent in to us with the caption, moved to tears !

Cricket Coulter @ Elvis Week 2011

During Elvis Week 2011, Cricket Coulter , best known to Elvis fans as the girl in That's The Way It Is , spoke at the Elvis Week Wrap Up Party. Cricket was a super fan who followed Elvis around from California, Vegas & Memphis. She knew Elvis for 11 years. The Wrap Up party took place on August 16th, 2011 hosted by Patsy Andersen at the Clarion East hotel, located at 6101 Shelby Oaks Drive, Memphis, TN. Other guests included Judd Phillips ( Sam Phillips nephew ), Rose Clayton ( author of Dr. Nick's book and other books ), Bill Black's children , Louis and Nancy , Jerry Presley ( cousin ), and Will McDaniel ( Elvis called him Bardahl ). For those of us who have been attending Elvis Week since the beginning, this event was very much like the classic Fan Club Presidents Luncheons. And for some of the fans who have recently started attended Elvis Week, they said they wished the official Elvis Week events were like this one. Lots of fun and laughs. Catching

TNT cancels Memphis Beat

It's official, Memphis Beat has been cancelled. And after suffering through season two, I understand why. Season one was quirky, fun and entertaining. Season two was all over the road like road kill. In other words, it jumped the shark in season two. No surprise to me. There was nothing Memphis about the show.

Elvis: Young Man of the Nation

November 15th rush release of “Elvis: Young Man of the Nation.” Digitally re-mastered 40th Anniversary Special DVD Release. Pre - Order NOW! In 1970, Elvis Presley was nominated for one of the ten outstanding young men of the nation by The United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (The Jaycees). 40 years ago on January 16, 1971 he accepted the award in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. Now for the first time on DVD the complete unedited Documentary of this historic event will be made available. JAT Productions used clips and edited versions however for the first time you will now be able to see it in its entirety uncut and unedited . Witness the presentations from beginning to end of this cherished moment in Elvis Presley’s life. Pre- order with us now for FAST shipping from the USA!

Video: Imelda May in Nashville


Hank Williams Jr. Keep The Change - FREE Download

In light of the recent Hank Jr. and ESPN news Hank has recorded a song called "Keep The Change" and is offering it now to all his Rowdy Friends free for 48 hours. Click the link on the right to download this song for FREE! Don't know the back story? Here's how it all started:

Kid Rock Supports Hank Jr.

Kid Rock Wears Pro-Hank Williams, Jr. T-Shirt to Lions Game DETROIT (WJBK) - Kid Rock's Monday Night Football attire may have been carefully selected to showcase his support for Hank Williams, Jr ., whose musical intro was pulled from the show last week. The hometown rocker was spotted wearing a pro- Hank t-shirt inside the Lions locker room following the team's 24-13 win over the Chicago Bears. The front of the black shirt showed a donkey with the writing above it: "If You Don't Like Hank Jr. You Can Kiss My (A**).   Last week, ESPN announced it had "decided to part ways" with Williams in the wake of his comments that appeared to compare President Obama to Adolf Hitler. ESPN had already pulled the country music star's' musical intro from " Monday Night Football" on the back of his controversial appearance on FOX News Channel's "FOX & Friends" last Monday morning. There is no indication whether the shirt was p

Imelda May on Nashville radio

Imelda May - NSN highlights 10-9-11 by Lightning100 3rd and Lindsley was packed and rockin’ on 10-9-11 for our Nashville Sunday Night broadcast headlined by hot new Irish singer/songwriter/musician Imelda May . She won Ireland’s 2009 Meteor Award (their equivalent to the Grammy ) for Best Female Artist. In 2010 she performed on the Grammys with Jeff Beck . Her new album Mayhem shows off her unique fusion of musical genres such as surf, blues and rockabilly. This is her time to break big in America. The audio highlight reel above from our show gives you the live performance of “Mayhem,” the single you’ve been hearing on Lightning 100 , plus a great rockabilly treatment of “Train Kept A’ Rollin’” and the live “Sneaky Freak,” one of the other many great songs on Mayhem.

Groundbreaking sounds of Muscle Shoals - David Briggs, Norbert Putnam & more

Thursday, October 13, 2011 : 12:00pm Panel Discussion: Land of 1,000 Dances: The Groundbreaking Sounds of Muscle Shoals with David Briggs, Donnie Fritts, Rick Hall, Jimmy Johnson, Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn, and Norbert Putnam. Special Program What do Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Bob Dylan, Bobbie Gentry, the Osmonds, and the Rolling Stones have in common? They all recorded classic hits in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. As early as Arthur Alexander's 1961 hit "You Better Move On," legendary performers have laid down some of the greatest recordings of all time in Muscle Shoals. They were produced and backed by an extraordinary crew of local musicians and creative professionals. Join us as we meet and talk with the pioneering masters behind the sounds of Muscle Shoals. Hosted by Holly George-Warren. Followed by a signing in the Museum Store. Presented in partnership with the Americana Music Association (AMA). Included with museum admission. Free to museum members and to AMA

Priscilla Presley on changes to Viva Elvis

Viva ELVIS has been running for almost two years at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas. But the Cirque du Soleil  has announced  that the show is going to undergo some alterations. Exactly what those changes are going to be, however, nobody seems to know yet. Not even Priscilla Presley. Nor Cirque du Soleil’s Gilles St. Croix, who was one of two artistic guides (the other was Cirque owner Guy Laliberté) involved with the creation of the show. I spoke with Presley and St. Croix recently during the opening night party of the Cirque du Soleil’s IRIS in Los Angeles. Neither one could (or would) say anything concrete about the changes, which seem to be still a matter of discussion. But Priscilla, whom I accidentally crossed paths with on the way into the party,  assured me that there was no conflict between her and the Cirque du Soleil on the rethink of the show. “We’re definitely both on the same page,” she said, adding that she didn’t want anyone to get the impression that there was anythin

Elvis Presley's Dr. Nick speaks about Dr. Conrad Murray trial

Doctors to 'The Kings': Presley's Dr. Nick on Conrad Murray: MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The trial continues for Dr. Conrad Murray, the personal physician of Michael Jackson, charged with the involuntary manslaughter of the pop icon. Jackson's bodyguard was the first person to reach Jackson's bedroom after Dr. Murray urgently called for help. He testified that he was told by Dr. Murray to hide medicine vials before calling 911. The prosecution is using this testimony to argue Murray delayed calling 911 in order to cover up evidence that he was giving Jackson Propofol, a surgical anesthetic drug. The mysterious circumstances surrounding the tragic death of Michael Jackson has drawn numerous comparisons to the unexpected death of another musical icon 34 years ago. But, Elvis Presley's former personal physician, George Nichopoulos, said the medical treatment and care given both men were far different. One was the acclaimed King of Rock N' Roll, the

Elvis' Granddaughter Riley Keough has a new beau

So it seems Riley Keough who is not only known as Elvis Presley's granddaughter but also a fashion model is making it big in Hollywood. She is becoming a well established actress. Currently, she is working on a film called, Magic Mike . Her character, Zora is a stripper who is a bad influennce on a fellow male stripper played by Alex Pettyfer . And it seems Riley and Alex are taking their work home with them. The two were spotted last weekend at LAX airport smooching. Filming continues this week in Florida. “They looked really cute together, cuddling and kissing each other before boarding their flight,” a witness revealed. “They seem to be enjoying their new relationship.”

Imelda May on The Tonight Show Video

Imelda May made her third appearance this year on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Imelda May on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Imelda May & Megan, NYC Set your DVRs tonight! Imelda is on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno which airs on NBC, 11:35 PM EST. Imelda told our source she will be performing, Inside Out!

Zsa Zsa Gabor hospitalized again

TMZ reports our beloved Zsa Zsa Gabor was rushed to the hospital today after she slipped out of consciousness. Her husband, Frederic von Anhalt, said she had a high fever and was bleeding from a tube in her stomach. She was taken to UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center. Gabor, 94, has been hospitalized several times since she fell and broke her hip back in July 2010.

Nashville Cats: Salute to DJ Fontana

Saturday, October 22, 2011 : 1:30pm Nashville Cats: Salute to Session Player D.J. Fontana Nashville Cats D.J. Fontana became one of the most influential drummers in music history through his work with Elvis Presley and the Blue Moon Boys (Scotty Moore and Bill Black). Influenced by the swing of big band music, with an innate feel for country and rhythm & blues, Fontana was a perfect fit for Presley and his band. Just listen to the crack of the snare on "Jailhouse Rock" or to Fontana's fills on "Hound Dog." In addition to over 460 Presley tracks, Fontana drummed on records by artists in the country (Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Waylon Jennings) and rock (Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck, and Cheap Trick) worlds. At eighty years old, he continues to travel and record. This interview will be illustrated with vintage photographs, film footage, and recordings. Followed by a signing in the Museum Store. Limited seating. Included with mus

Elvis & Jerry Lee in NYC!

L to R: Jerry Lee, Elvis & Alan Our friend Alan sent us this photo last night live @ Madame Tussand's Wax Museum in New York City. Alan is standing next to Elvis and Jerry Lee is there pumping his piano!

Imelda May Live on Minnesota Public Radio

St. Paul, Minn. — Inspired by the 50s blues and rockabilly that her brother was listening to, Ireland's Imelda May began singing and performing at the age of 16. Twenty years later, she's still in the industry climbing up the charts in the UK with her record "Mayhem." With her encyclopedic knowledge of rock and roll, Imelda visited The Current for a performance and chat with Bill DeVille before her show at the Fine Line. Songs Performed: "Mayhem," "Eternity," and "Inside Out."

Imelda May - Baby, I Love You

During Imelda's encore at the Bowery Ballroom , she covered The Ronettes, Baby I Love You. Imelda , this is why we love you, Baby!

Priscilla Presley & family out with Ryan Cabrera

Priscilla Presley & family including grandson Ben and her granddaughter's one time boyfriend, Ryan Cabrera out on the town. No word if Riley & Ryan are back together. But Priscilla is one classy lady avoiding the question about former son-in-law, Michael Jackson.

Elvis NEVER lived in Zsa Zsa Gabor's Bel Air Mansion

Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband Prince von A-hole , I mean Prince von Anhalt has been telling the press for years now that Zsa Zsa's Bel Air estate was once owned by Howard Hughes and Elvis Presley . In fact, they even claimed to have bought the home directly from Elvis ' estate after he died. But Gabor also once claimed to have bought the home directly from Howard Hughes as well. But now Barbara Yobs, a local mortgage banker tells LA Weekly that in fact, her grandparents built the home and then sold it directly to Gabor in 1973. Yobs said having the prince say all these things really got to her. She also gave a copy of the deed to prove the value of the home was not $600,000 as they claimed. Gabor paid 250,000 for the home. Yobs, a proud granddaughter would like her grandparents history in the home to be known. John and Gladys Zurlo. Her grandfather was in the real estate business buying, selling and even building properties. They built this home in 1955 and lived there u

Imelda May - The Elvis Medley

Imelda May performed a SOLD OUT concert at The Bowery Ballroom Saturday night in NYC.

Barbara Eden @ Elvis Week 2012 - VIDEO

Barbara Eden, best known for her role in I Dream of Jeannie, and also as Elvis' co-star in Flaming Star will be a special guest at Elvis Week 2012. She will be on a panel of co-stars during Conversations on Elvis on August 12, 2012. More info on Elvis Week 2012 Coming soon - More with Barbara about working with Elvis Presley!

It's May Day in NYC!

Here's another clip from Imelda May's performance in Central Park from July. Tonight Imelda is playing the Bowery Ballroom in NYC to a SOLD OUT crowd! She has traded in her signature pumps for a soft boot due to a sprained ankle she recently suffered. We'll bring you photos & more from the show tomorrow! Imelda May NYC Review by Steve Barile Imelda May & Megan Imelda May Live Video