Jimmy Page has been there, seen it, done it. Now that the job of remastering and reissuing Led Zeppelin’s catalogue is complete, Jimmy will be revisiting something he hasn’t done in almost 30 years–making a solo album.
Guitar god, Page told Bang Showbiz (courtesy Blabbermouth), “Next year I’m just going to be working on the guitar. It’s time for me to go out there and do a solo album. My last solo album was 1988. I haven’t really milked the situation. It’s time to do another one. I’m known for playing many styles of guitar, and I need to revisit all the different styles I can play.”
We’re sure that Page meant “milk the situation” in the right context. So for Zeppelin fans, it’s got to be a breath of fresh air to know that the prospect of new music from him is a reality.
Page said: “I’m not thinking about singers, I’m thinking of an instrumental thing. I want to work with my strengths rather than my weaknesses. I want to work with myself, I want to get myself up and running and once I’m ready, I’ll think about whether I need someone to sing on the music.”
Page’s 1988 solo album, Outrider, featured several different singers performing his songs, including Zeppelin’s, Robert Plant. Page’s other non Zep albums include an album with Whitesnake singer David Coverdale in 1993 and one with Plant in 1998.