Legendary Nashville label Sun Records -- once the home to the likes of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison, among others -- will be celebrated via an upcoming compilation tribute album, which as yet does not have a label or a target release date.
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. Others expected to contribute tracks to the album include Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, members of the Who, former Queen guitarist Brian May, Van Morrison, and Bonnie Raitt, among others.
The backing band for each of the recordings included Knopfler, former Presley band guitarist Scotty Moore and drummer DJ Fontana.