Now that Led Zeppelin‘s studio albums have been remastered and reissued in deluxe and uber-deluxe editions, Jimmy Page is moving on to something he hasn’t done in nearly 30 years: Making a solo album.
The rock god told Bang Showbiz (courtesy Blabbermouth), “Next year I’m just going to 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.”
While “milk the situation” might not be the most promising creative start, Zep fans can nevertheless be excited at the prospect of new music from the still-active but less-than-prolific Page.
“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 sole proper solo album, 1988’s Outrider, featured several guest singers performing over his songs, including Robert Plant. Page also recorded an album with Whitesnake singer David Coverdale in 1993 and one with Plant in 1998.