Guitarist says the band can't agree on the right reasons to reunite
Jimmy Page has said that he can’t see a Led Zeppelin reunion happening any time soon as the band members cannot agree on the right reasons to get back together.
Rumours of the band reuniting for a lucrative reunion tour have remained constant for the past few years with guitarist Page maintaining his interest in playing with the band again. However, no reunion has been forthcoming and, speaking in a new interview with The Daily Beast, Page appears to have admitted defeat.
“We tried it a few times,” Page of the various attempts at reuniting, including a huge London gig in 2007. “It always seemed to be done in a hurry and it never worked. That’s why the O2 show was done with such intent. We rehearsed loads so that Jason—John’s son—felt like he was part of the band and not just some novelty. We all needed it to be that way. But I can’t foresee doing it again, because we all have to agree and agree for the right reasons.”
Page recently told NME that 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.
That path is now clear according to the man himself. “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.”
These comments followed news last September of his plans to start a new group, with the aim of playing career-spanning tracks from his back catalogue.