Jimmy Page Confirms Working on New Songs: 'I've Got Lots of Material'

"I play guitar at least once a week," Led Zep icon adds.

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After wrapping up his latest Led Zeppelin venture and delving deep into the band's baults, guitar icon Jimmy Page is finally ready to work on some fresh solo material.

"I play guitar at least once a week," Jimmy told Rolling Stone. "But now that the Zeppelin project is finished, I'll be playing daily for the foreseeable future. I want to get myself back into playing shape. I'm a bit of a perfectionist about these things."

It's been well over a decade since Page released an album with new original material, the 1998 David Coverdale collaboration "Walking Into Clarksdale," but this hardly means that the axeman hasn't come up with a riff or two during the past 16 years.

"I've got lots of material I've written on acoustic guitar," he noted. "Lots and lots. And right now I need to get myself up to speed, and that won't take too long. But I don't know what musicians I'd play with. I do have material and a passion for it. I need to work towards it, and now I can without all the other side issues going on."

Jimmy also touched on the matter of possible joint tour with Jeff Beck. Beck has already expressed willingness to hit the road with his former Yardbirds bandmate, but Page now seems a bit less certain.

"That would be great," he said. "But I don't know. I don't know what's going to happen. At this moment, it's safe to say that I haven't been playing gigs. I've been doing this Zeppelin project, but now I intend to start getting to a point where I could play some gigs. But what those gigs are going to be, I don't know yet. I have ideas of what I want to do, but they're pretty complex. I would love to play live again. I love playing live. It's wonderful."

30 comments sorted by best / new / date

    axld
    He should team up with Jones!
    rcanders
    ..gosh...hope he means it this time...last time he said he was ready with new material he said he had tons and a piece called "Amoeba" and that was at the time of "It Might Get Loud." 6 years ago...
    metallideth88
    Does he still do Music? I thought he said he had retired and Rock Music affects his hearing or something
    rip3149
    "delving deep into the band's baults"... what the hell is a bault?
    Izzy-Sweet
    It's like a ball shaped safe where people store things. They're actually really impractical, just rolling away all the time...
    SmurfGenocide
    I'm thinking he should just team up with John Paul Jones as a bass player, Jason Bohnam for a drummer.... and, hmmmm who would be a good fit as a singer? Maybe that guy whatshisname, uh oh yeah, Robert Plant.
    macca163
    so wtf does Jimmy Page do to get "back into playing shape" I wish I could just hold a guitar like he does nevermind play like he can.....
    markyj666
    Jimmy Page, John-Paul Jones, Jason Bonham and Myles Kennedy would be my dream line up.
    guitarlad89
    Nah man, replace Myles with Chris Robinson from the Black Crowes, and then it would be perfect. He did a great job with Jimmy back in the 90s
    biff022
    The Page/Crowes thing was great… better performances than when Zep reunited. Way more swing. Jason just doesn't have it.
    K-Paul
    I don't usually comment, but, "Jason doesn't have it", Page/Crowes better than Zep, I assume your either related to the drummer of the Crowes or simply stone deaf.
    biff022
    Page/Crowes WAS better than the Zep reunion. Not better than Over Europe '80, or For Badgeholders Only, but better than the reunion show. Crowes were tighter than what Zep put together for that one show. Maybe if they toured and worked it out, they'd be better but they didn't and they weren't... ps - stone deaf blow me.
    biff022
    Sorry, Myles would be smearing shit on Zep's legacy.
    dewitt
    To be fair, though, aside from GNR stuff, he usually does a better job on covers than he does on his own material. Still think he's a pretty weak-voiced frontman, though.
    D4CE
    He'd do a great job.. Better than most modern singers. Of course it should never happen (under the name of Led Zeppelin).
    UniformRecon
    If Jack White hadn't lost his voice too much since the White Stripes last played, I would've nominated him.
    joe164
    There's always one person that downvotes every Jimmy Page article... I will find you, whoever you are.
    joee75
    Everyone craps on how good Myles Kennedy is...being blunt those people must have shit in their ears..i hate nasally whiny thin vocals...**** me it would sound horrid with M.K out front of Zep...
    The Judist
    Where can I get a jacket like the one Page wears above? I assume it's the same as the one in the 2007 reunion gig.
    evadebmx33
    Most people need to their homework on zep n realize Jason bonham actually played drums in the song remains the same at 4 years old so if anybody deserves it its jason plus that is Jimmy John n Roberts pick