Jimmy Page fans have a reason to get excited. It’s been a long time since the reclusive musician released any new music but the wait could be over soon! In a recent interview with BBC Radio, the groundbreaking guitarist reveals that he is working on new music and it could be out by the end of the year.
Though Page is being typically elusive with the details, he does mention that the new music may not be exactly what people expect from him. “I’m just looking forward to making some music and surprising people with it,” he explains in the BBC Radio interview. “It won’t be just teaming up with lots of people who are [big] names. I’ve got an idea of something which I’ve had for a long time and now’s the time to do it.”
The last full-length album to feature all-new music from Page was the 1998 collaboration with Led Zeppelin bandmate Robert Plant, titled ‘Walking Into Clarksdale’.
Recently Page along with Plant and John Paul Jones have been busy promoting Celebration Day – the concert film of Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion show at London’s O2 Arena. Due out on Nov. 19th, Page says that the film showcases the best of the band’s entire career. “On this we had a chance to have a real retrospective of the career. That’s why we arrived at the first number being ‘Good Times Bad Times’, which as the first track of the first album.” He adds, “I think we made a pretty good choice right across the board in the time that we had. Y’know, we paid good attention to it and the pacing of the set was interesting, because with no warm-up gig, we had to get it right.”