Elvis biopic has doubled the number of people learning the rock and roll icon’s songs on guitar, according to Fender Play

Elvis Presley
(Image credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Elvis, the new Baz Lurhmann biopic charting the life of the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley, has caused a spike in the number of people seeking to learn how to play his songs on guitar.

According to Fender, whose Fender Play online guitar lessons platform includes tutorials on tracks like All Right, Jailhouse Rock, Heartbreak Hotel and Burning Love, double the number of users have been trying to learn Presley’s music since the film’s release.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com 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.