Axl Rose, Alanis Morissette and Billy Corgan each sang for Lisa Marie Presley at her memorial service Sunday at Graceland in Memphis.
Corgan began by performing "To Sheila," from the Smashing Pumpkins album Adore. After a tribute by Dutchess Sarah Ferguson, Morissette sang "Rest," accompanied by piano. She released the song as a standalone in 2021 in support of Mental Health Action Day and first sang it at the L.A. memorial concert for Chester Bennington.
After remembrances by Presley family friend Jerry Schilling and mother Priscilla Presley along with the reading of a letter from daughter Riley Keough by Riley's husband Ben Smith-Peterson, Rose spoke about Lisa Marie. He said that he's "still in shock and will continue to be for quite some time," and that he felt like he should still be texting with her. He then performed the Guns n' Roses hit "November Rain."
The three of them joined with gospel singers Jason Clark and the Tennessee Mass Choir, who opened and closed the ceremony with "Amazing Grace" and "Revelation: 19," respectively, and The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, who performed two songs closely associated with Elvis Presley, "How Great Thou Art," the title track of Elvis's 1967 gospel album, and "Sweet Sweet Spirit," which was also sung by his friend J.D. Sumner and The Stamps Quartet on Presley's 1972 TV special.
The performances are posted to YouTube, while the entire ceremony is posted on the Elvis Presley's Graceland Facebook page.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]