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The Graceland - Elvis Podcast

Get the latest Elvis news and updates every week with the brand new Rubberneckin' Podcast! Elvis Presley Enterprises brings you the latest on Elvis news, events, contests and more with this weekly update from Elvis Presley's Graceland. Elvis Presley Enterprises advises if you’re downloading new podcasts from iTunes, please allow 48 hours from the day of release for the podcast to show up. Click below on the latest podcast to hear about what’s happening at Graceland, plus Elvis news taking place here and around the world.


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Episode #14 - Thursday, April 10, 2014

In this week's Rubbernecking podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises' Steven Gibbs and Amanda Pannell talk about exciting news including the brand new Graceland.com and an upcoming appearance from Priscilla Presley at this year's Collingwood Elvis Festival. First off, the Rubberneckin' duo does a brief recap of Elvis Week 2014 with a couple of hints at some exciting events. More details will be announced in the coming weeks right here on Graceland.com. Then we take a look at an exciting announcement coming out of Canada where Priscilla Presley will join Elvis fans at the 2014 Collingwood Elvis Festival taking place July 23 - 27. Fans can purchase tickets and learn more by visiting CollingwoodElvisFestival.com. We also talk about some great Elvis sightings coming from the hit show "Dancing With The Stars," in addition to a featured documentary on Elvis which aired on BBC. We wrap up this week's podcast wishing a happy birthday to Elvis' father Vernon Presley born on April 10, 1916, and hear from former Elvis co-star Giny Tui about what it was like to work with Elvis. Tui appeared in "It Happened At The World's Fair" which was released nationwide on April 10, 1963. She spoke at the 40th Anniversary Celebration of "Aloha From Hawaii." 


Episode #13 - Thursday, April 3, 2014

In this week's Rubbernecking podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises' Kevin Kern and Alicia Dean are back from Graceland's 2014 Media Tour and share the latest in Graceland and Elvis news happening around the world! The duo talk about Graceland recently lighting up in blue for World Autism Awareness Day, plus share details about the fun activities featured at last weekend's Scouts Rock at Graceland. Fans can check out photos of the entire day by liking Elvis Presley's Graceland on Facebook. Also, Elvis' 1973 Stutz Blackhawk III has debuted at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and stirred up quite a buzz among car enthusiasts and Elvis fans. Be sure to check out last week's podcast featuring an interview with Dale Earnhardt Jr., who helped unveil the legendary ride. Fans can see the recently preserved car by attending the Charolotte Motor Speedway AutoFair taking place all weekend. The Rubberneckin' team wraps up this week's podcast with the latest Elvis sightings, including a "Blue Suede Shoes" performance from a "Full House" favorite character, plus get a taste of Elvis' Vegas in a recent television commercial for ABC's hit show "Modern Family."


Episode #12 - Thursday, March 27, 2014

In this week's Rubbernecking podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises' Steven Gibbs features a special interview from SiriusXM's Elvis Radio with racing legend and Elvis fan Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt was honored to drive Elvis' recently restored 1973 Stutz Blackhawk III at an unveiling ceremony at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Earnhardt talks about the thrill of driving his life-long heroe's car, plus shares a little insight on his "Elvis room" and his wide collection of Elvis albums and vinyls. Fans can also learn more about the preservation process of Elvis' favorite car and the last one he drove through the gates of Graceland. Instead of taking on a full-restoration process, Elvis Presley Enterprises asked for the car to be returned to the condition it was in the last time Elvis drove it. See photos and video of the special unveiling ceremony with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Hendricks Motorsports by following @VisitGraceland on Twitter or liking Elvis Presley's Graceland on Facebook. To see this car in person, purchase tickets to this year's AutoFair by visiting CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com.


Episode #11 - Thursday, March 20, 2014

In this week's Rubbernecking podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises' Alicia Dean and Amanda Pannell talk about fun events coming up at Elvis Presley's Graceland and feature a special interview and performance from Kid Rock. The duo talks about the annual Scouts Rock at Graceland on March 29 and how scouts can enjoy a day filled with fun activities, plus earn merits and badges. Plus, we are celebrating the recent release of the 40th anniversary 2-CD edition of "Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis" and we are giving them away on Twitter! We will be giving away one copy each day until Saturday, March 22. All you have to do is follow @VisitGraceland and retweet our daily message! In closing, an epic performance by Kid Rock inside the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum recently reaired on Palladia. Hear how he views Elvis and check out a clip of him performing "Burning Love" at the king's home.


Episode #10 - Thursday, 06 March 2014

In this week's Rubberneckin' podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises' Amanda Pannell and Steven Gibbs team up to talk about the upcoming Elvis related events at Graceland and around the world. Listeners will hear about the newest time-lapse video available on YouTube.com/OfficialGraceland showing the process of installing Graceland's newest exhibit "60 Years of Elvis." In addition, you will hear about festivals and contests being held in March, and Priscilla Presley's newest project, "Shades of Elvis."


Episode #9 - Thursday, 27 February 2014

In this week's Rubberneckin' podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises Kevin Kern sits down with Graceland's Director of Archives Angie Marchese to discuss the official opening of Graceland's newest exhibit "60 Years of Elvis." Guests touring VIP, will be able to view Elvis' 1955 RCA Contract along with many other artifacts that have never been on display until now. Get ready to see the king of rock 'n' roll as never before.


Episode #8 - Thursday, 20 February 2014

In this week's Rubberneckin' podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises Kevin Kern and Director of Graceland's Archives Angie Marchese team up to talk about the 45th anniversary of Elvis recording at the legendary American Sound Studio in Memphis. Fans can listen to the studio's founder/producer Chips Moman talk about what it was like inside the studio when Elvis recorded hits such as "Suspicious Minds" and "In The Ghetto." Moman also talks about the many musical greats who recorded in this studio and how they set the tone for Elvis' return to Memphis to record. Fans can also hear rare outtakes from Elvis recording session at the studio. A staple of Memphis music history, the studio was located on 827 Thomas Street. American Sound produced over 100 hit songs from artists such as Elvis, Aretha Franklin, Neil Diamond, Dusty Springfield, B.J. Thomas, The Box Tops and many other music legends. The American Sound Studio house band The Memphis Boys joined us for a sold out concert during Elvis Week 2012 and Elvis fans can now watch this performance by subscribing to our YouTube Channel. 


Episode #7 - Thursday, 13 February 2014

In this week's Rubberneckin' podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises Alicia Dean sits down with Graceland's Director of Archives Angie Marchese for a detailed description of what to expect inside the new VIP exhibit "60 Years of Elvis." Marchese talks about the process of building this one-of-a-kind exhibit and how she, as an Elvis fan, particularly loves picking out the photos and artifacts that will be on display, including the actual contract Elvis signed in 1955, on display for the first time. In addition to many other never-before-seen artifacts, guests will explore the birth of rock ‘n’ roll music in July of 1954, with the recording of “That’s All Right” at Sun Studio. See the transformation of the would be King of Rock ‘n’ Roll from delivery truck driver to singing sensation and star of the silver screen. Fans can also check out our final goodbye to "Elvis...Through His Daughter's Eyes" by watching our Livestream event that took place today.


Episode #6 - Thursday, 6 February 2014

In this week's Rubberneckin' podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises Kevin Kern and Alicia Dean talk about prepping for the new VIP Exhibit - "60 Years of Elvis" - opening February 24. We get ready to say goodbye to the now-closed "Elvis...Through His Daughter's Eyes" with a special interview from Lisa Marie Presley. Lisa Marie shares her memories of growing up at Graceland and one particular memory involving a golf cart. Fans can check out the final goodbye by watching our special Livestream event "Elvis...Through His Daughter's Eyes" on Thursday, February 13 at 11:00/10:00 a.m. CT. We also dive into what will come in the new exhibit and tell fans who will be joining us on the Rubberneckin' podcast next week.


Episode #5 - Thursday, 30 January 2014

In this week's Rubberneckin' podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises Kevin Kern and Alicia Dean talk about the upcoming Livestream VIP Tour of "Elvis... Through His Daughter's Eyes." The Rubberneckin duo share some of their favorite artifacts on display and how Graceland is preparing for the new "60 Years of Elvis" VIP Exhibit. Get ready to see them in person as they will be appearing in major U.S. cities as Graceland hits the road again for this year's media tour! Plus, fans still have a chance to see "ELVIS LIVES: The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event" with 11 shows taking place in Branson, MO. Fans can learn more by visiting ElvisLivesTour.com. Also, be sure to get your tickets for "ELVIS PRESLEY - ON STAGE" in Europe with a new date now added in Belgium. We wrap up this week's podcast with Elvis sightings including a special "Teddy Bear" performance in a reunion from the 90s hit show "Full House" with Jimmy Fallon.


Episode #4 - Thursday, 24 January 2014

In this week's Rubberneckin' podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises Steven Gibbs and Amanda Pannell talk about this week's exciting events, plus we feature an interview with Elvis Radio's DJ Argo and 2013 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z, who is now touring with "ELVIS LIVES: The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event!" Dean Z talks about how he first became an Elvis fan and what its like to bring Elvis' music to an entirely new generation. We also look at the latest release of the Follow That Dream Collection "Something for the Girls" which features a 528-page book on the Elvis classic "Loving You." Fans can preorder this new release and add a Valentine's Day plush gift basket for only $6.99! As we wrap up this week's podcast, we look at several Elvis festivals happening around the globe and talk about the closing our our "Elvis...Through His Daughter's Eyes" VIP Exhibit and what will be coming in its place as we get ready to celebrate 60 Years of Elvis here at Elvis Presley's Graceland!


Episode #3 - Thursday, 16 January 2014

In this week's Rubberneckin' podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises Kevin Kern and Alicia Dean give a complete recap from the birthday celebration here at Elvis Presley's Graceland! The Rubberneckin duo looks at the top 10 ways the world celebrated Elvis and talk about some of the highlight moments, including photo galleries from both Rolling Stone and "NBC News," in addition to, of course, our own 2014 Proclamation Ceremony LiveStream event. Also, you can learn more about RCA Records and Legacy Recordings' latest release celebrating the 40th Anniversary of "Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis." The new album is an expanded 2-CD release of the monumental concert experience featuring tracks left off the original album, plus a wealth of previously unreleased material, including a 24-page booklet featuring never-before-seen memorabilia and rare photos. We also return to our Elvis sightings this week with a special "All Shook Up" sighting on "Wheel of Fortune" and our own personal sighting featuring the cast of "Saved By The Bell."


Episode #2 - Thursday, 9 January 2014

In this week's Rubberneckin' podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises Kevin Kern and Alicia Dean bring you a special podcast from the 2014 Elvis Birthday Celebration! Special guests Knox Phillips and Wink Martindale helped cut the cake as the 60 Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll celebration kicked off at Graceland. Also, surprise guest TODAY Show's Jenna Bush joined YouTube's "Blue Christmas" star David Thibault in singing "Happy Birthday" for the king. Don't miss her exclusive story on the #HappyBirthdayElvis celebration and the 16-year-old singing sensation, airing soon on the TODAY Show. Fans can hear the complete ceremony by listening to this week's podcast or you can also check out the complete 2014 Birthday Proclamation Ceremony via Livestream.


Episode #1 - Thursday, 2 January 2014

In this week's Rubberneckin' podcast, Elvis Presley Enterprises Kevin Kern and Alicia Dean countdown the days to the 2014 Elvis Birthday Celebration and look back at the top 12 moments from 2013 for Elvis Presley's Graceland! Get a sneak peak on what to expect on Elvis' birthday cake and be sure to tune in for the LiveStream webcast to see the cake for yourself! We also announce two special guests who will be singing Happy Birthday to Elvis during the event. YouTube sensation David Thibault and Knox Phillips will be celebrating along with fans on the front lawn of Elvis Presley's Graceland. Fans can also learn more about new tour dates added in Germany for "ELVIS PRESLEY - ON STAGE," plus check out up-coming performances for "ELVIS LIVES - The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event." Fans can also can see the 60 Years of Rock 'n' Roll kick off celebration at Hard Rock Memphis on New Year's Eve. From the Graceland family to yours - Happy New Year Elvis fans!