Showing posts from January 19, 2012

Lisa Marie Presley writes epilogue for Johnny Ramone's Autobiography

Release date - April 1, 2012 The autobiography of legendary punk guitarist and founding member of the Ramones Johnny Ramone will be released this April. The book will be 176 pages long, according to the publisher, Abrams Images, and will have a foreword by former bandmate Tommy Ramone , who is currently the only member still alive of the original Ramones lineup. Lisa Marie Presley penned the epilogue for the book, and pictures were selected for inclusion by his widow Linda Ramone. Linda Ramone told the Associated Press that her husband, who died in 2004 and was chosen by Rolling Stone Magazine as the sixteenth best guitarist of all time, began working on “Commando: The Autobiography of Johnny Ramone” after he was diagnosed with cancer. The book, Linda Ramone said, includes Ramone’s thoughts on his entire life, beginning with his early days in Queens, New York. “It was like he knew he was dying, and he wanted to do something,” Linda Ramone said. Interviews with those cl

Elvis' Co-Star Suzanna Leigh Sells Sharon Tate's Engagement Ring for $21K

Well, here's a story that caused a lot of controversy. Gotta Have It auction house in NYC had Sharon Tate's engagement ring up for auction last month. It sold for $21,260.   Click here for auction listing & photos L to R Sharon Tate & sister Debra Tate The ring was originally listed with the description that Sharon might possibly be wearing this very ring when she was murdered by Charles Manson followers. But her sister, Debra told TMZ  the ring featured in a recent auction on DID belong to the actress ... but she gave it away to a family friend long before she was killed by the Manson family in 1969. Debra says the ring was not an "official" engagement ring -- but rather an "unofficial symbol of her relationship" with Roman Polanski . Debra says, "The ring was not Sharon's style and she never wore it." Debra says Polanski later gave Sharon an "official" engagement ring -- a gold and diamon

Bruce Springsteen rocks Asbury Park

(Dan Bracaglia/For The Star-Ledger) It's a show fans lucky to be at the sold-out Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park on Saturday night will not soon forget. Bruce Springsteen played for close to two hours with Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers at part of Light of Day 12 to benefit Parkinson's Disease. Springsteen also played with two other artists and played a magical acoustic "Incdent on 57th Street" before joining Joe Grushecky and his band. By the time, the show ended at 2:10 a.m., with the crowd singing along on an acoustic "Thunder Road," fans walked away knowing they had just witnessed a great night of music. It was a fun, loose and determined Springsteen performing a 16-song set. He looked ready and set to begin his world tour with the E Street Band coming up in two months. Bruce's first appearance of the evening was when he joined Garland Jeffreys for "Wild in the Streets." He later joined Willie Nile for a very powerful &qu

Annie Leibovitz Exhibit @ Smithsonian Museum features Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley shot his television in the 1970s. Leibovitz photographed the perforated set in a storage room at Graceland in 2011. (Annie Leibovitz courtesy of Random House) Far from the portrait photos that made her famous, a new exhibit by US photographer Annie Leibovitz shows her intimate journey in the footsteps of people or places that inspired her -- such as Niagara Falls or the home of Elvis Presley. Called "Pilgrimage," Leibovitz put together the exhibition mostly in the United States and a little in England on a "personal journey into her cultural inheritance," said museum curator Andy Grundberg. Through 64 photographs taken between April 2009 and May 2011, the show at the Smithsonian American Art Museum evokes images of former American president Abraham Lincoln, painter Georgia O'Keefe, British photography pioneer Julia Margaret Cameron and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. "She is known for mostly photographing portraits of celeb

Fender Unveils Elvis Presley Kingman acoustic

Fender Elvis Presley Kingman acoustic Fender’s acoustic division proudly hails the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll and transports players back in time to 1967 with the introduction of the Elvis® Kingman acoustic guitar—a sharp looking, rich-sounding version of the carefree Fender acoustic that Elvis Presley® wielded with consummate cool in the late ’60s. In addition to honoring the king, the Elvis® Kingman dreadnought also successfully recreates Fender’s famous mid-’60s “Wildwood” finish, in which living beech trees that provided the backs and sides of the unusual instruments were dyed with several striking colors before being cut down and made into guitars. Highly distinctive features of the Elvis Kingman include Presley’s signature on the front of the Wildwood-style headstock, solid spruce top with scalloped X-bracing for full, resonant tone and durability, laminated Wildwood-style back and sides, Ivoroid neck and body binding, stylish dual checkerboard rosette, maple neck, 20-fre

Dolly Parton & Gaylord to open Nashville Theme park

Dolly Parton is partnering with Gaylord Entertainment to open an entertainment park in Nashville. The park is said to include a water & snow park. The mayor of Nashville & TN state governor are on hand for the press conference underway now. NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two of the biggest names in Tennessee tourism have announced plans to build an amusement park near Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Dolly Parton and Gaylord Entertainment CEO Colin Reed announced they will partner up to build a first of its kind 114 acre family entertainment zone off Briley Parkway. Its first phase will be a $50 million water and snow theme park. Governor Bill Haslam and Mayor Karl Dean were on hand for the announcement Thursday afternoon at the Grand Ole Opry House. The park will provide high energy water activities for the summer season and designated snow activities for winter play. Once it's open, the first year attendance is projected at 500,000, and they believe a large portion will come from out of