How Elvis destroyed his session guitarist's acoustic by kicking a gun out of his bodyguard's hand

Elvis Presley
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Baz Lurhmann’s 2022 Elvis biopic offers a rich insight into the life of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, and has brought his iconic catalog of songs to the attention of a brand-new generation of fans. 

Naturally, though, the film’s two-and-a-half-hour runtime isn’t nearly enough to document some of the crazy stories and anecdotes from Elvis’s life.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.