Axl Rose, Billy Corgan and Alanis Morissette were among the artists who paid a musical tribute to Lisa Marie Presley at Sunday’s Graceland memorial service for Elvis’ late daughter, who died Jan. 12 at the age of 54. bottom.
“I never imagined in millions of years that I would be singing here in these conditions,” Rose said before the performance. “I know that Lisa loved her family very much and was very protective of her father and his legacy.”
Rose performed Guns N’ Roses’ “November Rain” solo for her best friend Presley.
“I miss my friend Lisa. Just like her son and father when she was a child, it seems surreal that she passed away,” he says. I loved all my children and my heart goes out to them,” Rose previously said in a statement. people After Presley’s death. “Her son’s death was shocking, tragic and devastating. , I spoke awkwardly to let her know that I was thinking of her and that I would be of any comfort I could…thanks.”
Presley is buried next to his son Benjamin, who committed suicide at the age of 27. Rose said that after Benjamin’s death, he and Presley exchanged “jokes, news stories, and lots of animal videos” to keep her thinking of them and wanting the best for her. increase. ”
Corgan was the first performer at the memorial service, performing the Smashing Pumpkins ballad “To Sheila” acoustically.
“There is heartbreak and then there is grief. This is grief and it will be on countless levels,” Corgan wrote on social media following the news of Presley’s death. Please send your prayers for her family and children in need.There are truly no words to express how sad this is.”
Like Rose, Presley turned to Corgan after his son’s suicide. The two collaborated on Presley’s song “Savior” in 2003.
Following Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York’s speech, Morissette performed her song “Rest” accompanied by a pianist. Morissette wrote the song “for those of us who struggle with depression, anxiety, loneliness, suicidal thoughts, and the deep despair that mental illness can pierce through us.”
Presley’s public memorial includes eulogy by Elvis’ colleague Jerry Schilling, mother Priscilla Presley, written by daughter Riley Keough and read by Keough’s husband, Ben Smith-Petersen. A note to Lisa Marie was also included.