Friday, May 30, 2014

May 30 - Weekend Charts

The Elvis estate voluntarily dismissed its civil suit against the Beretta gun company on May 29. Written in the court document closing the case is a one-sentence explanation: “[Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.] gives notice that it dismisses this action with prejudice because the dispute giving rise to the filing of a civil action has been settled.” An email was sent to the Elvis estate’s attorney, but there is no word from them regarding how the case was settled. 

The estate filed suit against Fabbrica d’Armi Pietro Beretta S.pA. in April, claiming that the Italian gun company used the Elvis Presley’s likeness to promote new shotguns in an advertising campaign. Additionally, at press events Beretta had Elvis impersonators appear, perform and greet gun enthusiasts, and in some cases the company had the impersonators pose with weapons.


The weekend charts for the first week of June:
  • The CD “The Real … Elvis”  dropped from #77 to #86 on the Italian Album chart. 
  • The DVD “Elvis: The King Of Rock 'N' Roll” dropped from #28 to #33 on the Australian Music DVD chart. 

Elvis Presley Lives On!

The DVD “Elvis Presley Lives On!” is due August 08, 2014. More information when available. 

Elvis Gold Records - Volume 5
Due for release on the Friday label on June 26, 2014 is a vinyl re-issue from the classic compilation "Elvis Gold Records - Volume 5".

Side A:
Suspicious Minds - Kentucky Rain - In The Ghetto - Clean Up Your Own Back Yard - Burning Love - If You Talk In Your Sleep - For The Heart - Moody Blue
Side B:

Way Down - Big Boss Man - Guitar Man - U.S. Male - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me - Edge Of Reality - Memories - If I Can Dream.

(Elvis Memories / ARIA Elvis Club Berlin / ElvisMatters)