D.J. Fontana, Scotty Moore & All Star Tribute CD Confirmed

This project and CD are not a rumour! D.J. Fontana and Scotty Moore will be getting together again at Sun Studios to record a tribute CD to Elvis. The involvement of particular people such as Michael Jackson can not be officially confirmed but the project / CD itself has been confirmed to Elvis Information Network by Graceland via Megan Murphy: " Our dear DJ and Scotty do have a special album, etc. with other stars in the works. We don't have all the details yet. As soon as they and the team making it happen are ready to announce something, we expect to be given details to share with you." It is said the album will include just about every music superstar ever to grace the Top 10 chart positions, including Elvis' former son in law Michael Jackson. BMG, Elvis' record company, is not supposed to be involved. Three songs were recently recorded for the set at London's Abbey Road studios, according to a report on Dire Straits founder Mark Knopfler's official Web site. Knopfler himself recorded a version of Lewis' Rock 'n' Roll Ruby," Brian Ferry covered Presley's "Don't Be Cruel," and Italian artist Zucchero took on Charlie Rich's "Who Will The Next Fool Be." The backing band for each of the recordings included Knopfler, former Presley band guitarist Scotty Moore and drummer DJ Fontana, drummer Marcus Cliffe, bassist Chris White, and former Squeeze member Jools Holland on piano and organ. While Knopfler is said to be finished with his contribution to the album, others expected to contribute tracks to the album -- which as yet does not have a label or a target release date -- include Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, members of the Who, former Queen guitarist Brian May, Van Morrison, and Bonnie Raitt, among others.
Source: EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises / Updated: Aug 7, 2000 
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