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- Posted on Oct 9th 2009 5:43AM by Stephen Dowling
Hawley and band, currently touring the U.K. off the recent release of album 'Truelove's Gutter', had already played a beautifully bruised, hour-long set at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire to a reverent crowd, when the band returned to the stage for the encore.
Hawley, it turned out, something to tell us -- news that he and the band had been writing with a female singer and it was time the world knew about it. Dame Shirley Bassey, perhaps; Hawley is one of the songwriters who has penned tunes for the Dame's new album 'The Performance.
No. Hawley the said: "Would you please welcome to the stage, Miss Lisa Marie Presley." With no more fanfare, the King of Rock 'N' Roll's only daughter strode to the mic to sing a song, a bluesy affair called 'Weary.' Hawley didn't join her for vocal duties, instead standing back from the mic to play the song's glowing lead guitar lines.
Then, with a hug and a kiss for Hawley and a wave to the crowd, Presley was off, leaving much of the audience blinking in disbelief.
Presley hasn't released any music since a version of 'In the Ghetto' in which she "duetted" with her late father Elvis two years ago. Is a Hawley co-written album now in the works?