Legendary axeman also tells NME remastering sessions for final Zeppelin albums gave him 'closure'
Jimmy Page has said he is set to pursue a “new project” after completing remastering sessions for Led Zeppelin’s final three albums – ‘Presence,’ ‘In Through the Out Door’ and ‘Coda’.
The guitarist spoke of a live return earlier this year declaring that he needed to get “match fit” before he can peform again.
Speaking to NME, he now says the path is clear for him to pursue his live return.
“The one thing I haven’t been seen to be doing recently is playing guitar,” he said. “So now I’ve got the opportunity to put all my drive into playing the guitar and working out what way to present myself next.”
Page added: “I think it’s safe to assume that will be a new project. I don’t know who with yet because I haven’t had a chance to work on it, but I’ve got material that’s written I want to revisit and well, it’s an exciting time.”
His latest comments follow news last September of his plans to start a new group, with the aim of playing career-spanning tracks from his backcatalogue.
Speaking at the time, Page said: “If I was to play again it would be with musicians that would be… some of the names might be new to you. I haven’t put them together yet but I’m going to do that next year. If I went out to play, I would play material that spanned everything from my recording career right back to my very, very early days with The Yardbirds. There would certainly be some new material in there as well.”
On his final remastering sessions, he told NME in a new video interview you can watch above, they provided “closure” on Zeppelin’s recording career.
Page added: “There was a duality to Led Zeppelin. One was live concerts. The other was the recording studio. This is closure, if you want to use that word, on the recording world, the studio world of Led Zeppelin.”
‘Presence,’ ‘In Through the Out Door’ and ‘Coda will be released on July 31.