By Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY
Setting the promotional stage, Lisa Marie Presley rehearses with her band in Hollywood.Lisa Marie Presley on the road in the USA
BURBANK, Calif. – With the debut of her first album in seven years, Lisa Marie Presley is leaving the comforting cocoon of life in rural England and diving headlong into America's pop-culture fray.
Those wanting to see the rock scion live can catch her signing copies of Storm & Grace Monday night at Memphis' Sun Studio, where her father's career was launched. On Thursday, she'll perform cuts from the album at the Grammy Museum's Clive Davis Theater in Los Angeles.
By Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Long journey: Lisa Marie Presley's album 'Storm & Grace' gets back to her musical roots. Of her famous father, she says, "I'm guessing he'd be proud."Lisa Marie Presley breaks free with 'Storm & Grace'
BURBANK, Calif. – Lisa Marie Presley cocks her head to the right, closes her eyes and whispers the last lines of a lullaby called Soften the Blows.
The sound of one person clapping shatters the silence in the rehearsal space.
"Thank you," says Presley, her looks so reminiscent of her father's that if she added "very much," you'd swear the ghost of Elvis had entered the building. "No one's heard this music live yet, other than a couple of 3-year-olds."
Actually, the argument could be made that no one has truly heard the King of Rock 'n' Roll's daughter before. Until now.
Lisa Marie Presley's early attempts at breaking into the family business were overshadowed by the family legacy - she is, after all, the only child of Elvis, ex-wife of both Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage, and survivor of a chemically enhanced childhood. But after taking some seven years out of the limelight to find her footing, Presley returns this week with the excellent T Bone Burnett-produced album "Storm and Grace," a vintage-sounding set of songs that gives her rich, bluesy voice the showcase it deserves. The first single, "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet," is out now. She talked to us at a playground near her home in Los Angeles.
Elvis' child comes home to debut her new album
LOS ANGELES -- Sinking her petite frame into a large, white, leather couch, Lisa Marie Presley peers out through familiar eyes, the sleepy half-slits of her famous father, and ponders the weight of her name.
"You know, there's no manual, no book written on how to deal with all this," says the only child of Elvis Presley.
Monday, May 14th at 7:00 pm, you can meet Lisa Marie Presley at Sun Studio and be among the first to purchase her new album, "Storm & Grace."
What better place to meet Lisa and get her to autograph her latest album than in the studio where rock 'n' roll was born? Sun Studio is located at 706 Union Ave in Memphis and will be open all day so arrive early and take the tour.
Lisa Marie Presley Launches New Album, Storm & Grace, with Appearances on "Good Morning America," "American Idol," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," and "Jimmy Kimmel Live"
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Lisa Marie Presley will appear on "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, May 15, coinciding with the release of her third album, Storm & Grace. The segment will feature her performing the lead single, "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet," at the legendary Sun Studios in her hometown of Memphis, TN. Presley will also perform on "American Idol" (5/17), "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (5/21), "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (5/22).