On Sunday, a memorial service was held to honour the life of Lisa Marie Presley, who passed away on January 12 at the age of 54. Among the artists that played at the service were Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses and Alanis Morissette.
The memorial ceremony, which was held at the Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, began with a performance of “Amazing Grace” by Jason Clark and the Tennessee Mass Choir. This was immediately followed by remarks from Joel Weinshanker, Pastor Dwayne Hunt, and A.C. Wharton.
After that, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins played acoustic guitar while singing the band’s song “To Sheila,” which was followed by Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, reading a poem entitled “A Tribute to the Children.”
Following that, Morissette, now 48 years old, took the stage to play her song “Rest” from 2021 while being accompanied by a pianist. Then, Rose, who is now 60 years old, ascended the stage and gave a message before sitting down at the keyboard to play “November Rain,” a song that Guns N’ Roses released in 1992.
Following the unexpected passing of his close friend Lisa Marie, the rock singer paid homage to her the week before last. “My good buddy Lisa will be missed. Her demise, like that of her son or, when she was a child, her father’s, doesn’t seem genuine, and neither does her own.
Lisa loved her whole family, especially each of her children. My thoughts and prayers are with them.”
Following the conclusion of the service, Joel Weinshanker offered some concluding comments, and then Jason Clark and the Tennessee Mass Choir took the stage once again to play “Revelation 19:1.”