Showing posts from June, 2016

Legendary Guitarist Scotty Moore has passed away

The Commercial Appeal has reported some terribly sad news that legendary guitarist Scotty Moore has passed away. "Scotty Moore, One of the foundational figures in rock and roll, a profoundly influential guitarist, and the man who helped Elvis Presley become the king, died Tuesday. Moore, who had been in poor health in recent months, died in his longtime home of Nashville. He was 84. News of Moore's death was confirmed by several sources, including Moore's friend and Phillips Recording Service engineer Matt Ross-Spang." Services for Moore will be Thursday in his hometown of Humboldt, Tennessee. Read the FULL article by Bob Mehr @   Commercial Appeal

Lisa Marie Presley - Divorce Petition - Read All The Details!

Radaronline   has the complete divorce petition filed by Lisa Marie Presley. The documents reveal the couple has been separated since June 13, 2016. The papers also state that each will pay their own legal fees. As far as assets, the document states TBD ( To Be Determined). The MOST SHOCKING detail of this divorce is that Lisa is asking the court for FULL CUSTODY of the twins, And MONITORED VISITATIONS for Michael. The legal document was filed on Friday, June 24, 2016. To read the FULL 7 Page petition, visit  Radaronline

Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Lockwood - Go Thier Seperate Ways - Divorce Details

Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Lockwood, Priscilla Presley with the twins earlier this month. Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce last week.  Lisa and husband Michael have decided there's nothing left to do but go their separate ways. Love has slipped away and left them only friends. They almost seem like strangers. All that's left between them are the memories they shared.  You know the rest;) TMZ   broke the news of Lisa Marie Presley's divorce from 4th husband Michael Lockwood. Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ they had a postnup ... the divorce docs say nothing about any division of property. Lisa Marie cites irreconcilable differences for the divorce and she lists the date of separation as June 13th. One source made it clear, "She doesn't want any of his money." RadarOnLine   dug a bit deeper, reporting Lisa Marie Presley doesn’t want her husband, Michael Lockwood, spending time alone with their twins, Elvis‘s daughter

New Elvis Tell Alls.....Fans and Facebook

OK, so I am not mentioning any names or linking to any news sites because I don't want to give attention to ANY "NEW ELVIS TELLS ALLS" from so called "FRIENDS" or so called "FAMILY". I have noticed since Facebook, SOME fans no longer care what certain people say about Elvis or projects they take part in that are negative to Elvis' image. They forget books, TV interviews, tabloids from the past. Why? Because they now are FACEBOOK FRIENDS with these people. I am so glad, I was part of the Elvis World when fans, Graceland employees, Elvis friends and family banned together and fought against any negative press or late night talk show jokes about Elvis. You don't see that today at all. The Elvis and Nixon movie was a game changer for me. So many friends would talk to me about how hurtful it was, how mad they were. I got hundreds of emails about it. So many fueled my fire. But VERY FEW would stand up publicly and say how they felt. And thei

THEM GUNS - Muffins Video starring Rodney Bingenheimer, Priscilla Presley, and Riley Keough (VIDEO)

This is an awesome video featuring the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer, Mom Priscilla Presley, and niece Riley Keough! Talk about family support! This video features cool cats, a cool car, and a cool place, Canters! That is exactly where I met Rodney. And while I'd have a pastrami on rye, Priscilla and Riley would split HALF a MUFFIN!

Steven Tyler says new solo album has Country Flavor on Howard Stern Show

While talking to Howard Stern on his radio show last week, Steven Tyler says his new solo album has a Country flavor, it took a left, it took a zig, it took a zag. He talks Aerosmith, and T Bone Burnett. Other clips include Steven talking about Prince and Aerosmith's faewell tour. Steven is always an awesome guest! So honest and passionate about music!

Legend Ralph Stanley passes Away at 89 (VIDEO)

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Appalachian music patriarch Ralph Stanley, who helped expand and popularize the bluegrass sound, has died. He was 89. His publicist, Kirt Webster, says Stanley died Thursday. Stanley was born and raised in southwest Virginia. He and brother Carter formed the Stanley Brothers and their Clinch Mountain Boys in 1946. The brothers fused Grand Ole Opry star Bill Monroe’s rapid rhythms with the mountain folk of groups such as the Carter Family, and added a distinctive three-part harmony. Carter Stanley died of liver disease in 1966. Ralph Stanley’s a cappella dirge “O Death” from the “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” movie soundtrack introduced him to a new generation of fans in 2000. He became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2000 and won a Grammy for best male country vocal performance in 2002. BIM: Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. Source: Opry - FOX 59

Nic Cage talks Lisa Marie Presley and Scientology during his appearance on Howard Stern (AUDIO)

Check out this interview from the Howard Stern show. Nic Cage walks in and interrupts comedian Chris Rock's appearance. This was Nic's first time on the show. This happened while he was just dating Lisa Marie Presley. Nic's brother, Marc Coppola actually worked as a DJ at the same FM radio station as Howard, KROCK here in New York City in the late 80's and early 90's. Fast Forward to 2:30 seconds when Nic walks in. At 4:30, the Lisa talk starts, Howard asks, What's with the Presley fascination? Robin chimes in and says, you pretty much sound like the king. Nic says, I do? People tell me that. I don't know the h$ll that's about. it's just my natural voice. Howard then asks if Nic ever brings up the Michael Jackson thing. Nic says, the only thing he heard about him was he is a very nice man. I'm not gonna badmouth Michael. Nic then says, you know what, when you get her on the show, you can ask her about Michael. And we all

Lisa Marie Presley's ex Nic Cage and wife have gone their seperate ways

Looks like Nic Cage has checked into the Heartbreak Hotel again!  Yes, Lisa Marie Presley's 3rd husband, is divorcing HIS 3rd wife. While Lisa is currently happily married to her fourth husband, Michael Lockwood with whom she has twin daughters.  Lisa's first husband Danny is father to her eldest children, Riley, an actress and Ben, a musician.  Lisa Marie's second husband was none other than the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.  Nic and wife have appeared to have gone their Seperate Ways back in January which was confirmed by TMZ. Neither has filed for D-I-V-O-R-C-E yet! Source: Megan Murphy / TMZ

Elvis Presley - NEW CD Set mixed at Phillips Recording Studio, Memphis, TN with special guests

L to R, Jerry Phillips, James Burton and Matt In early May, we reported some interesting Elvis Presley happenings afoot at the Phillips Recording Service. Although details were vague, officials from Sony/Legacy — the custodians of the Presley catalog — and longtime Elvis band members were on hand at Phillips to work on tracks for an upcoming project. Though unconfirmed officially, the work was reportedly for a 40th anniversary package marking the King's 1976 home recording sessions at Graceland's Jungle Room. This past week, Sony/Legacy finally did confirm that a two-disc collection titled "Way Down in the Jungle Room" will come out Aug. 5, just in time for annual Elvis Week festivities. The double disc set rounds up the results of sessions Presley cut in the Jungle Room in winter and fall 1976, with a core of longtime TCB band members including guitarist James Burton and drummer Ronnie Tutt. Material from the recording would be spread out over a pair of L

Merle Haggard interview with Chris Shiflett on his Walking The Floor Podcast

Looking for a good podcast for the beach or laying out by the pool? Check out Walking The Floor with Chris Shiflett. The eposide above is his interview with Merle Haggard. Chris talks to Merle about the good ole days to today. It's a great interview. Check out Chris' Tribute to Merle show as well. Chris interviews new country artists, legends and even some of the cast of the tv show, Nashville. Check it out the web site or on Podcast One. Podcast One

Richard Simmons - Elvis impersonation and working out to Donny Osmond (Video)

Did we need another reason to LOVE Richard Simmons ? Check out this video of Richard on the Donny and Marie show . He admits to working out to Donny's Solider of Love! Richard Simmons actually does an impression of Elvis Presley ! Next Richard has the audience up and moving with Donny singing LIVE! He tells Donny how good looking he is. It's just good fun and bound to make you smile! Richard Simmons, Donny and Marie can't get more American!

Tara Thompson draws influence from her cousin Loretta Lynn

For East Tennessee native Tara Thompson, a career in country music wasn't just a career choice; it's the family business. Thompson, whose grandmother is first cousins with country legend Loretta Lynn, draws influence from her famous family member and prides herself on her traditional sound. The country great has taught Thompson many things over the years but her most important lesson is "be yourself." "We're a close family and she's given me great advice," Thompson told FOX411 Country of Lynn. "When I opened up for her one time and told her I'm putting together an album, I told her, 'Don't worry, I'm keeping it really country.' She told me, 'Don't worry about keeping it country, just be you.' And I just so happen to be really country!"She added, "Loretta told me to be as real as I can and I really took that advice because I think she's the realest person I've ever met. I get a lot of

Chris Stapleton talks about making it in Country Music

Stapleton spoke on the phone last week with Music critic, Dan DeLuca before a show at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville. You did pretty good at the Country Music Television awards the other night, getting breakthrough video of the year for "Fire Away." But you didn't clean up the way you did at the CMA awards. CS:  We were really fortunate. That was a good night. I was shocked to even be nominated and to win any of them, let alone all of the ones we were nominated for. That's changed your life, I would guess. CS:  It flipped the switch. It meant we could play bigger venues. And there was a huge record-sales impact. It made a big difference. You grew up in Kentucky. How rural was it? CS:  It was in eastern Kentucky. A really small town, about 200 people. My dad was a coal miner. My mom was a stay-at-home mom, but she worked as a clinical dietitian. We all played music, but my brother and sister just went on to do other things. What did you list

Country Music Songwriter Bobby Braddock talks to Variety Magazine

From Variety Magazine : Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter Bobby Braddock’s illustrious career includes penning classics like Tammy Wynette’s “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” ; discovering, signing, and producing Blake Shelton’s first hits; and, most notably, writing (with fellow country legend Curly Putman) what is regularly voted “greatest country song of all time,” the George Jones epic tearjerker “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” While a staff writer at Tree Music in the mid-1960s, Braddock got the attention of Variety when he inked an artist deal with MGM Records. Last year he published a richly detailed memoir, “Bobby Braddock: A Life on Nashville’s Music Row” (Vanderbilt University Press) , and recently in Nashville, Braddock was honored by his publisher, Sony/ATV, for his 50 years on staff, a stretch that includes 13 No. 1 hits. V:  By 1966 you were well on your way to prominence as a songwriter. Was performing your ultimate goal?  BB: That MGM deal was one of five record deals

Riley Keough talks about watching The Girlfriend Experience with Mom, Lisa Marie Presley (VIDEO)

Last week Riley Keough was in NYC where she appeared on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers to promote her show, The Girlfriend Experience which is currently airing on Starz. In the show, where she plays a law student who becomes a high-end call girl, her character is seen masturbating, inserting a tampon, and even having wild sex with clients. Here she talks about watching the show with her mom, Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley. She admitted: 'I have sat down with mom and watched it. I fast-forwarded some parts.' 'I haven't shown my dad, but my mom is very young for a mother and kind of progressive and understands. 'I don't have very conservative parents. She liked it.' BIM:  Sounds like Lisa Marie is a very supportive parent. I wonder how Granddad would handle this if he were still living? Sorry, I'm an Elvis fan, What Would Elvis Think? always is a thought! I couldn't find a clip of just Riley

Riley Keough met with call girls while researching her role in The Girlfriend Experience

The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Riley Keough about her role on Starz, The Girlfriend Experience. HR asked Elvis Presley's granddaughter if she did any research into high-end sex work. Here's Riley's answer: I met with call girls — and they weren't crazy! They were actually very smart women; most of them were probably more intelligent than me. It kind of put me in my place, and it opened my eyes to the fact that there are intelligent college students putting themselves through school that way and enjoy it. I didn't know anything about sex work before, but it was fine because I was playing Christine as she discovers this. BIM:  Riley has never come across as DUMB to me. Although this show is not my cup of tea and I worry about FREAKS doing weird things after seeing this. Watching the first few episodes, I was a bit uncomfortable and embarrassed seeing ALL of Elvis Presley's granddaughter and the things she had to do for the role. But That&

Margo Price on Later with Jools Holland (VIDEO)

In case you missed Margo Price on Later with Jools Holland a few weeks ago. Here is the FULL episode which also features Iggy Pop and Josh Homme, Graham Nash, Protoje, Lou Doillon, Blossoms. Margo Price

David Allan Coe on probation while continuing to pay IRS

“Outlaw” country singer David Allan Coe is now a convicted felon. The singer has been ordered to pay the IRS more than $980,000 after pleading guilty to tax evasion and failing to pay $466,000 in back taxes, interest and penalties, prosecutors said. Coe, 76, was also sentenced Monday in Cincinnati federal court to three years’ probation. The singer pleaded guilty last year to one count of impeding and obstructing administration of tax laws. Coe — who cultivated a rabid fan following as one the leading voices of the outlaw country scene of the ‘70s — put out string of hits like “Mona Lisa’s Lost Her Smile,” “Now I Lay Me Down to Cheat” and “Jack Daniels If You Please.” Federal prosecutors said the singer played more than 100 concerts a year between 2008 and 2013, but asked to be paid in cash to avoid paying Uncle Sam.  Coe wouldn’t take $50 bills, however, because “he believed they were bad luck and would not gamble with them,” according to the tax agency. “Mr.

ABC's Nashville is now CMT's NASHVILLE! Nashville is BACK!!!!!!

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - It's now official: After much speculation, Nashville has found a new home on CMT. All episodes of the fifth season will be available for streaming on Hulu the day after they air on CMT. Production, which employs over 500 Tennessee residents each season, will continue in Nashville. The show will receive $11 million in local incentives, including $8.5 million from the state's film program, $1 million from the City of Nashville (subject to approval by Metro Council), $1 million from the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. and $500,000 from Ryman Hospitality. The series will continue to be produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios and Opry Entertainment. "CMT heard the fans. The wave of love and appreciation they have unleashed for 'Nashville' has been overwhelming," said Brian Philips, president of CMT, in a news release. "'Nashville' is a perfect addition to our evolving line-up of big music specials, documenta

Loretta Lynn postpones tour dates after loss of grandson

Jeffrey Allen Lynn American music icon, Loretta Lynn is mourning the passing of her eldest grandson, Jeffrey Allen Lynn who died unexpectedly on Monday. Jeffrey was 47 and lived and worked on Loretta Lynn's ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Jeffrey was the eldest son of Jack Benny Lynn, Lynn's second child and eldest son who tragically drowned in 1984. Jeffrey Allen Lynn is survived by three children, Jory, Katie and Cody. Loretta Lynn was scheduled to perform this Friday, June 10 in Miami, Oklahoma and Saturday, June 11 in Hinton, Oklahoma, however those shows will be postponed to July 8 and November 12 so Loretta can be with her family. Source: Loretta Lynn Please keep Loretta and her family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Meet Elvis Presley Handwriting Expert, Rich Consola

Rich Consola of Amherst saw Elvis Presley in concert twice at Memorial Auditorium, in 1957 and in 1976. That was it. And yet “The King” has been Consola’s focus for decades. “I’ve studied Elvis Presley’s autograph every day of my life for the past 25 years,” Consola said. Through sheer will, untold hours of study, and the gift of being “kind of OCD,” Consola has become an internationally respected authenticator of Elvis’ signature, assessing the loops and swoops to pick out the genuine from the counterfeit. Not that Elvis has made that easy. “He signed a lot of autographs, but the thing about Elvis is that he almost never signed his name twice the same way,” said Consola, a trim, gray-haired man who has two Elvis tattoos on his right arm, one the image of a famous photo from the 1957 Aud concert by former Buffalo News photographer Robert L. Smith, the other Elvis’ own “TCB” design, which stands for “taking care of business.” Consola loves to talk about Elvis, and

Elvis Presley's stage worn scarves made in the USA!

Opportunity Village is a Las Vegas nonprofit organization which back in the day, made those scarves that Elvis would pass out during his shows. Opportunity Village continues to make similar scarves today, both as a tribute to its long association with Elvis and to raise money for its programs that assist Southern Nevadans with intellectual disabilities. And even if today’s scarves haven’t been kissed by The King, they still can evoke a bit of Las Vegas’ colorful past. Each of the 100 percent silk scarves is designed and hand-painted by a client of Opportunity Village, whose name and bio appears on each one. The scarves can be online ( or in the gift shop at Opportunity Village’s Engelstad campus, 6050 S. Buffalo Drive. The scarves begin at $20, are of various widths and lengths, and, for most people, are indistinguishable from scarves that shoppers would find in department stores. The story behind them is just as color

Imelda May says her successful show on RTE may not return

BP Fallon performing, I Believe in Elvis Presley on RTE's Imelda May Show Dublin Live reports Dublin singer Imelda May has said she doesn't know if her RTE music programme will come back this year. The rockabilly star, who has presented the programme for the past two years, admitted the State broadcaster hasn't approached her about renewal despite high viewing figures. When asked if RTE had offered her a slot for The Imelda May Show yet, the 41-year-old said: “No, they haven’t. “They never ask me until the last minute and then it’s panic stations trying to get it organised. I don’t know what the story is.” The rockabilly star told how she loved helping boost musicians’ careers through the show, adding Irish talent needs to be showcased more. Imelda added: “[The programme] did very well and the ratings were very good, I’m happy for it. “A lot of the bands that were on it have done very well, the ones that weren’t well known have done well since.” With Bruce Spring

Margo Price - Four Years of Chances (VIDEO)

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