Lisa Marie Presley Honored At Graceland Memorial
At Lisa Marie Presley’s memorial service at Graceland on Sunday (January 22nd), Axl Rose, Billy Corgan, and Alanis Morissette performed. She passed away on January 12th at the age of 54.
Rose shared some heartfelt words at the memorial for his close friend, Lisa Marie. He said she was a beautiful and good soul and spoke lovingly of how much she cared for her family and admired her father’s work and impact. Noting how proud she was of him, Rose paid tribute to her with a solo rendition of “November Rain” on piano.
As part of the performance portion, Billy Corgan performed the Smashing Pumpkins’ acoustic ballad “To Sheila” from 1998’s Adore. In addition to singing “Rest,” Alanis Morrisette also premiered it at Chester Bennington’s memorial service in 2017 and released it for Mental Health Action Day in 2021. Below is footage of the service.
The memorial performances by Axl Rose, Billy Corgan, and Alanis Morissette were paired with tributes from Presley’s mother, Priscilla, who read a poem written by her granddaughter, Elvis business associate Jerry Schilling, and Ben Smith-Petersen, who spoke on behalf of his wife, Lisa Marie’s daughter Riley Keough.
At Graceland, Presley will be buried next to her late son, Benjamin Keough, who committed suicide in 2020.
The Life of Lisa Marie Presley
Lisa Marie Presley was an American singer-songwriter and actress who was the only child of the legendary rock and roll icon Elvis Presley. Born on February 1, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, Lisa Marie grew up in the spotlight, surrounded by fame and success. Despite her father’s untimely passing when she was nine, Lisa Marie continued to honor her father’s legacy and make a name for herself in the entertainment industry.
As a child, Lisa Marie was exposed to music and performing from a young age, and it’s no surprise that she pursued a career in the music industry. She released her debut album, “To Whom It May Concern,” in 2003, which featured a mix of rock, pop, and country influences. The album was a commercial success, followed by her 2005 album, “Now What,” which featured a more rock-heavy sound.
In addition to her music career, Lisa Marie appeared in several films and television shows, including “CSI: Miami” and “The Ellen Show.” She also appeared on various talk shows, including “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “Larry King Live.”
Aside from her entertainment career, Lisa Marie was also known for her philanthropy and charitable efforts. She supported various organizations, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Memphis Music Foundation.
Overall, Lisa Marie Presley was a talented artist and entertainer who continued to make her mark in the industry while giving back to her community. She was a true inspiration to many, and her legacy continues to live on through her music and charitable work.