All-star lineup to record tribute to label that launched Elvis Presley
Thursday, March 8th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
NEW YORK (CP) _ An impressive lineup of rock legends and stars has signed on to record a tribute album to Sun Records _ the label that launched the career of Elvis Presley.
Paul McCartney joined Presley's original bandmates, guitarist Scotty Moore and drummer D.J. Fontana, to record That's All Right for a CD due out this summer to mark the label's 50th anniversary, Rolling Stone reports.
``I had more fun doing that session than I've had in years,'' says Fontana. ``Paul said, `We'll do it all ourselves. We don't need nobody.' And I said, `Well, Sir Paul, you're right.' ''
Bob Dylan, the Who, Elton John, Sheryl Crowe, Aerosmith and Van Morrison are just some of the rockers who cover famous and not-so-famous Sun songs on the soundtrack for a documentary being directed by Bruce Sinofsky.
Footage from the recording sessions will be in the documentary, but it will primarily look at the history of the label that gave the world Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and many others.