LedZeppelinNews.com approached Shirley for clarification too late, after not only having posted its own misinterpretation of his comments but after other music sites began speculating on a Page/Clapton/Perry/Whitford supergroup or even a Yardbirds reunion. Some sites listed Lemon Squeezings as the source of such speculation.
responded on that site, saying:
And Michael Schumacher will drive the bus... Gordon Ramsey will cater and Spielberg will do the video!!!After this, Shirley clarified in an e-mail to LedZeppelinNews.com today:
It's pretty silly to read between the lines, but I guess it adds hits to the page.
Hi Steve,LedZeppelinNews.com regrets the error.
Thanks for the mail.
Unfortunately, it's a misread -- 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.
I don't forsee [sic] any future Led Zep related projects, but who knows.
More in the fullness of time.
Thanks again for writing. All the best,