Elvis once broke up a street fight in Madison, Wisconsin. On June 24, 1977, Elvis Presley, while riding to Madison from the airport, noticed a street fight in progress at what was then a Skyland service station. While his limo was stopped...Show More Summary
Drug-crazed Lisa Marie Presley — who blew through her $1 billion inheritance — has destroyed her father’s legacy by running Elvis‘ family charities into the ground, sources tell RadarOnline.com exclusively. Shockingly, the Presley Foundation, run by The King’s only child, had $26 in the bank to accomplish its mission of providing low-cost housing and helping Read More
Since the beginning of his career, Elvis Presley has had an extensive cultural impact. According to Rolling Stone, "it was Elvis who made rock 'n' roll the international language of pop." Rolling Stone encyclopedia of Rock and Roll describes...Show More Summary
Quoth the late, great Elvis Presley “Don’t you step on my blue suede shoes.” Today, many sneakerheads can surely relate, as treading on someone’s kicks is the definition of a party foul. Today our sneaker choices are broader than ever, with the rise of knitted textiles like Flyknit and Primeknit, but no one material can […]
Friends All hail the “King of Rock and Roll” with everything Elvis Presley – tribute artists, a car show, themed art contests, karaoke competitions and more – at the annual Elvis Festival in Garden Grove on Sunday, Aug. 27. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Presley’s death, so the event is going extra big with […]
Heartsick Priscilla Presley blames herself for ex-hubby Elvis‘ fatal overdose — because she rejected his plea to get married again during a desperate meeting just days before he died, sources told RadarOnline.com. At the time, the King of rock and roll was grossly overweight, gobbled prescription pain pills like popcorn and was engaged to 20-year-old Read More
A TALE OF TWO COVERS: Rolling Stone’s 1977 memorial cover featuring a young Elvis Presley and its 2013 memorial cover featuring a young Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Islamic Boston bomber, highlight how “in the years between Elvis’s sad end and the post-9/11 era, Rolling Stone had gone horribly wrong.” The magazine’s editors and publisher had a […]
This week’s tabloids may not be entirely divorced from reality, but they are permanently estranged and consulting lawyers. Many celebrities are horse lovers, but not Star Trek’s William Shatner. He has a “bizarre horse obsession” according...Show More Summary
Elvis Presley died on 16 August 1977, 40 years ago. We can't let this weekend pass without a few tunes in commemoration. First a couple of 'Italian' numbers modeled, respectively, on O Sole Mio and Torna a Surriento: It's Now...
In this review of the past seven days' music industry news, we revisit, music streamers pledge to purge neo-Nazi music, Elvis Presley and the tale of two music industries, a Spotify exec's confirmation of a self-serve ad platform, and much, much more. Music Streamers Pledge To Purge Neo-Nazi Music, But...
Miley Cyrus is going back to her roots. On Friday, the singer dropped the music video for her new single, "Younger Now," and it's full of nostalgia. Not only does she sing along with a puppet version of her younger self (yes, really), but she also impersonates one of her idols, Elvis Presley, who passed away 40 years ago this month. Show More Summary
Elvis is King! Or is he? As we commemorate 40 years since his death, how are Elvis and his fellow legacy artists fairing in the new music industry landscape as compared to their younger counterparts? Is YouTube for everyone, for example? And Spotify promises long tail revenue, but does that...
IF THEY DON’T DESTROY ALL PAST ICONS, HOW CAN THE POOR SHRIVELED LITTLE THINGS SHINE? Social Justice Warriors Go After Elvis Presley, Forty Years After His Death.
This article first appeared on The Conversation. After Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, the African American newspaper, the Chicago Defender explained that: “When Elvis Presley breathed his last breath and the press hailed him as the ‘King of Rock,’ Ol’ Man River cried out, ‘Naw he ain’t! My...
Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley's untimely death. And while the indelible effects of his career on the progression of 20th century music are far from forgotten, the mark he left on the food world is also worth acknowledging. Show More Summary
"Elvis’ relationship with and reputation among African Americans was complex."
Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, so I thought I'd feature some appropriate cakes. However, I realize many of our younger readers may not be familiar with The King. So listen up, whipper snappers! Picture an...Show More Summary