Liam Gallagher and The Who's Roger Daltrey Forming Supergroup?
Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher and The Who's Roger Daltrey are apparently forming a supergroup for a television performance this week, according to reports from British publications. TFI Friday, an entertainment show broadcast in the UK during the late '90s, is coming back for a one-off reunion episode and has booked a number of big musical guests, not the least of which is the unnamed collaboration of the vocalists for two of the biggest bands in British history.
The group will also include The Lighting Seeds' vocalist/guitarist Ian Broudie and former Oasis drummer Zak Starkey (son of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr). The group will apparently perform The Who's "My Generation" as part of the broadcast.
Granted, all of this is from one of The Sun's famous anonymous sources, but further research seems to suggest that this is in fact happening.
"Liam's got a bit of time on his hands since Beady Eye called it a day last year so he fancied trying his hand at something new," the source said. "He's told his mates he's pretty bored. Other than Noel (Gallagher), you would be hard pushed to find a better set of bandmates than Roger, Ian and Zak. It's a proper supergroup and the performance will be something to remember."
That figure seems to suggest that this is more than just a one-off thing, but we would imagine that you'll have to wait until after Friday's performance to get more details on this group and whether it has a future. As the aforementioned quote suggests, Gallagher hasn't exactly got anything going on. Daltrey will also have more free time in the near future, as The Who has suggested its current tour will be its last major road trip.
Blur, The Stone Roses, Rudimental and Years & Years will also perform as part of the festivities.
Meanwhile, here's some video of Daltrey with Noel Gallagher...who hates getting confused with Liam.