Thursday, August 14, 2008

More Elvis News

Presley Photos From 50's Becoming Available, Elvis & Priscilla Barbie Dolls Unveiled

Behind the scenes photos of Elvis Presley from his October 26, 1956 appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show will soon be made available at (look for the site after August 18). The photos were taken by Richard Weede who was at the show and backstage because his father, Robert Weede was also appearing to promote his Broadway show The Most Happy Fella.

The photos have been in the younger Weedes garage and were only found in February 2007 by his own son. Included are shots of Presley talking with Sullivan who was instructing the singer not to do any of the hip shaking he had done during his previous performance on the show.

Meanwhile, here's a sneak peak at the upcoming Elvis and Priscilla Presley Barbie Dolls from Mattel. The couple is dressed in replicas of their wedding ware from 1967. Only 5,000 will be made available worldwide.

In My Neck Of The Woods

Just saw this, I will certainly make a point to visit!

A rare exhibition of John Lennon's art will be on display starting this Saturday through September 1 at the Waukesha County Historical Society Museum in suburban Milwaukee.

Yoko Ono is very protective of the pieces, which include 27 pen and pencil drawings and five lithographs and seriographs, as they are very fragile and valuable. She will not allow them to be photographed in full for fears that the photos will be diseminated on the Internet and counterfitted.

Police Vinyl Set

Best Buy Presents The Police Encore Performance from Madison Square Garden Live on Best on August 7, 2008

Announces the Release and Presale of the Live Double DVD/CD Collectors Set, "The Police: Certifiable"

Available Only At Best Buy

By BusinessWire

MINNEAPOLIS, BUSINESS WIRE -- Thirty years after their first American tour, one of the biggest bands in rock history, The Police will play their final show at Madison Square Garden in New York City on August 7. Fans unable to obtain coveted final performance tickets will now have the opportunity to be a part of this historic evening thanks to an exclusive webcast presented by Best Buy. Fans are invited to share the band's final moments on stage, live from the comfort of their own homes.

After fifteen months of touring, The Police will take to the stage one last time in New York on August 7, 2008 as a benefit for New York Public Television. Best Buy will be on-site to document the band's historic final moments on stage and will exclusively stream live footage of their final encore on hosted by pop culture correspondent Lauren Scala. To view the live footage, fans should log on to at 10:45 PM EST.

"At Best Buy we understand how passionate our consumers are about music and we are thrilled to be able to share these once in a lifetime moments with those who do not have the opportunity to be at the concert in-person" said Gary Arnold, senior entertainment officer for Best Buy.

In addition to the live webcast, which includes three of the last four songs in the encore, Best Buy will begin the presale of an exclusive DVD/CD set, "The Police: Certifiable". The set features the band's entire concert from Buenos Aires as well as bonus footage, available in a 2 DVD/2CD standard format or a 1 DVD/2CD Blu-ray format. Also available is a three LP premium vinyl set with an MP3 file key (a one-time free download of entire album).

New Oasis Single

Oasis’ new single, the first taster of seventh album ‘Dig Out Your Own Soul’, is to be played for the first time on Xfm tomorrow at 8.15am. Released on 29th September, the single comes packaged with b-side ‘Falling Down’, a Chemical Brothers remix of another of the album’s tracks.

According to Oasis mainman Noel Gallagher, the track is one of Oasis’s most accessible yet.

“It was written dead fast. And recorded dead fast. ‘The Shock of The Lightning’, basically, is the demo. It has retained its energy and there’s a lot to be said for that, I think. The first time you record something is always the best.”

Fans buying the single via iTunes or the band’s website will have the option of buying the video for the single. A strictly limited edition 7" vinyl collector’s box will also be made available separately for fans from both and select retailers to enable fans to collect all the 7" singles from the forthcoming album campaign.