"London's Daily Music Scene" reports surviving Beatle members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will form a supergroup with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin. The project is yet unnamed but rumors are circulating that possible names include "Sgt. Pepper's Kashmir Band" and "The Led Beatles".
Sources are also quoted as saying music legends Eric Clapton, Garth Brooks, and Tom Petty will also take part in the recording of the new cd. Several excited sources report they have heard songs written by McCartney and Plant and they are truly a mesh of the two supergroups with a sound similar to "The Traveling Wilbery's". For those who missed it, "The Traveling Wilbery's" were a supergroup made up of Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, George Harrison (Beatles), and Roy Orbison.
Reportedly, the new band will not have the metal sound of Led Zeppelin but will have some blues laced acoustic songs that resemble some Zeppelin songs. In concert, several Beatle and Zeppelin classics will be worked to have a modern edge and a cross between the two bands.
Several record labels are expected to be involved in the bidding for the cd and a tour could net the highest gross of any tour ever with ticket prices to possibly exceed $200.
According to Mike Epstein of London's Daily Music Scene, "Robert Plant likes to record different types of cds. Examples are "The Honeydrippers" and his award winning collaboration with Allison Krauss. Both he and McCartney want to record something legendary. They want one more chance at being part of something that will live on forever. The Beatles and Led Zeppelin are responsible for the sound of music today and with rock struggling, these giants can help save rock 'n roll once again."
While no one associated with the bands are either confirming or denying the reports, our sources report execs of key record groups have been contacted and samples of recordings are forthcoming.