The Grand Tour hires rock legends to pen opening music

Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey are set to record the theme music for The Grand Tour.

The Amazon Prime show has been given a massive budget, and former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have looked to make the most of it.
According to reports in The Sun, the trio have called on the rock legends to pen them a tune worthy of replacing The Allman Brothers Band's 'Jessica', which has fronted Top Gear for years.

Johnson is a singer and guitarist who was in the band Dr. Feelgood in the 1970s, while Roger Daltrey was the lead singer of The Who.

Both are legends of the rock and punk scene, so expect The Grand Tour's opening music to heavily feature guitars in a classic rock style.

The first full trailer for the show was released last week and shows that there will be incredibly high production values. Rumours suggest that Amazon has demanded that the show be recorded in 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR).

Top Gear was always known for being beautifully shot, but with this extra budget, Clarkson and co. have been able to take it to the next level.

It has also been revealed that the opening sequence is the most expensive ever to be created for a television show, costing £2.5 million. The scene will feature 150 cars, 2,000 acrobats and six jet planes.

The Grand Tour will be available for streaming from November 18, with a new episode released every Friday.
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