Alanis Morissette delivers moving rendition of her song Rest as she takes to the stage at Lisa Marie Presley’s Graceland memorial service
Alanis Morissette was among multiple performers to take the stage with musical tributes at Lisa Marie Presley‘s memorial on Sunday.
Alanis was cloaked in a long, black coat as she was accompanied by a pianist.
Alanis Morissette was among multiple performers to take the stage with musical tributes at Lisa Marie Presley’s memorial on Sunday
Held at the Presley family’s Graceland estate on Elvis Presley Boulevard in Memphis, Tennessee, the 48-year-old performed her song Rest
The Canadian-born songstress held her head high as she comforted Lisa Marie’s loved ones with the gift of song.
Rest was first performed at the memorial for Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, who died of suicide in July 2017.
Morissette wrote the song ‘for those of us who struggle with depression and anxiety, isolation, suicidal ideation and the profound despair that mental illness can plunge us into,’ Rolling Stone reported.
Axl Rose also performed and addressed attendees by stating, ‘I never in a million years imagined being here, singing under these circumstances.’
Before singing November Rain, he added, ‘I do know Lisa loved her family very much, and was fiercely protective of her father and his legacy.’
The Canadian-born songstress held her head high as she comforted Lisa Marie’s loved ones with the gift of song
Alanis was cloaked in a long, black coat as she was accompanied by a pianist
Rest in peace: Lisa Marie Presley suffered a cardiac arrest at her Calabasas home, and died at a hospital in Los Angeles on January 12
Lisa Marie suffered cardiac arrest at her Calabasas home, and died at a hospital in Los Angeles on January 12. She was 54.
Priscilla Presley led her family in tributes to her late daughter at an emotional memorial service on Sunday.
Priscilla shared a poem by one of Lisa Marie Presley’s 14-year-old daughters, in which she called her mother ‘an icon, a role model and a superhero.’
The poem read, ‘She always knew she wouldn’t be here too long… some say a broken heart killed her,’ in reference to Lisa Marie’s son Benjamin’s untimely death in July 2020.
Priscilla then added: ‘Our hearts are broken. Lisa we all love you.’
A photo of the Order of Service
Lisa Marie’s other daughter, actress Riley Keough, was unable to stand up on stage and provide her eulogy herself, so she had her husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, read it for her.
In the eulogy Riley shared that she is ‘certain she chose the best mother in this world’ before describing some of the memories she has of Lisa Marie.
‘I remember you driving me in my car seat playing Aretha Franklin,’ she shared in the eulogy. ‘I remember the feeling I’d get when you picked me up from school.’
‘Thank you for showing me that love is the only thing that matters in this world,’ she concluded, noting that she and her late brother, as well as her half-sisters are ‘products of your heart.’
‘We are you, you are us,’ Riley wrote. ‘Thank you for trying so hard for all of us.’