Alanis, Axl & Corgan Sing at Lisa Marie’s Memorial

Axl Rose, Alanis Morissette and Billy Corgan each sang a song for the departed Lisa Marie Presley at her memorial service Sunday at Graceland in Memphis.

Corgan began the musical portion with “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 family friend Jerry Schilling and mother Priscilla Presley and 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 joined the 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 sang two songs associated with Lisa Marie’s father, “How Great Thou Art,” the title track of Elvis’s 1967 gospel album, and “Sweet Sweet Spirit,” which was sung by his friend J.D. Sumner and The Stamps Quartet on Presley’s 1972 TV special.

The performances can be viewed on YouTube, the entire ceremony is posted on the Elvis Presley’s Graceland Facebook page.