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Lisa Marie Presley was laid to rest on Sunday, January 22. Her memorial service at Graceland was a high-profile event featuring performances from Axl Rose, Billy Corgan and Alanis Morissette.

Rose performed the Guns N’ Roses classic “November Rain” and also spoke during the service. Rose said, in part, before his performance, “I never in a million years imagined singing here, and especially under these circumstances. This is truly devastating and I’m sure excruciating for everyone here and all of those affected by her passing. At the same time, one can see how hard everyone’s worked, and is working, to make this as beautiful for Lisa as it can be and is. I’m honored to be here for Lisa and her family.” (Rose’s full remarks and performance can be viewed at the 41:42 mark in the video below.)

Corgan performed the Smashing Pumpkins song “To Sheila” at the service. The song is from the band’s 1998 album Adore. Meanwhile, Morissette performed “Rest,” which she released as a stand-alone single in 2021. (Their performances can be seen at the 13:00 and 21:05 marks, respectively.)

Presley passed away on January 12 at age 54 after going into cardiac arrest at her home in Calabasas, Calif.

 

Lisa Marie Presley: Photos of Fans Gathering at Graceland Leaving Tributes

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.