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Jimmy Page, Aerosmith, Eric Clapton Supergroup Project? (Top 9 Rumors of 09 - No 2)


12/29/2009
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Coming in at no. 2 was another story based on taking some quotes wholly out of context. This is a two parter with the original report followed by the "clarification": Led Zeppelin site Lemon Squeezings has a speculative article connecting members of Aerosmith with Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page in a new supergroup project. Read and decide for yourself: While nobody knows what's happening with Aerosmith, guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford have apparently been keeping busy, and in good company too.

Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin ) have joined them in recording with engineer Kevin Shirley, the man behind the sound of Led Zeppelin's 21st century releases, How the West Was Won, DVD and the reissue of the soundtrack to The Song Remains The Same.
Shirley says he has been recording these guitarists and "many others." He hints toward some "high profile projects" about which he's been sworn to secrecy.

Writing from Malibu on his online diary today, Shirley spoke of a "supergroup" project. He said that come January he would be "producing what has the promise to be one of the most exciting 'supergroups' to come around in a long time" He adds, "But theory is just that until we see how the dynamics play out in the studio between these superb musicians. And of course the songs will make the real difference."

The next day the story changed, here is the follow up: The speculation about a Jimmy Page, Aerosmith, Eric Clapton Supergroup project has sunk like a lead balloon. We have a follow up from a report from yesterday where we ran part of speculative report from Led Zeppelin site Lemon Squeezings which connected members of Aerosmith with Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page in a new supergroup project.

They reported that Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin ) have joined Aerosmith's guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford in recording with engineer Kevin Shirley and selectively quoted Shirley. They Posted a follow up article on Tuesday, "clarifying" the original report. Shirley wrote to Lemon Squeezings/LedZeppelinNews.com and said "all I said was I am recording a legend (and I have done plenty in the past), and this guy is seriously thrilling! The Page/Zep thing is not what it is. There is a supergroup -- there is a classic rock remix, but the speculation is all misguided."

So there you have it. This isn't a case like when Antiquiet.com broke the big news about the existence of Them Crooked Vultures. But the good news is that Shirley is working on a supergroup project, we'll just have to wait and see who ends up being involved in that one. Given who he has worked with in the past, it could be interesting. -



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