Video honors dad Elvis
Thursday, August 16, 2007 3:46 AM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A new video of Lisa Marie Presley singing In the Ghetto -- accompanied by her father, Elvis -- will be posted Friday on the AOL Internet site Spinner.com, a company spokesman said.
To mark the 30th anniversary of her father's death, Lisa Marie Presley added her vocals to the original version of her father's hit song from 1969. The video duet features images of her father.
Spinner.com will post the video along with the transcript of an interview with Lisa Marie.
"We had two hours to lay down my vocals," she said. "So the next morning, I heard the rough. . . . And I've never cried when I've done anything, ever, but I just lost it when I heard it." She also talks in the interview about how she was offended to see her father's song Viva Las Vegas used in a Viagra commercial.
"I find that revolting," she said. "Some songs we have no control over. I know we didn't license that one."
Proceeds from the new song and video will be used to help build temporary housing for the homeless in New Orleans, she said.
Elvis Presley died Aug. 16, 1977.