Having just issued the new Gibson Custom Shop Jimmy Page “Number Two” Les Paul, an astonishing replica of the ’59 Sunburst he purchased in 1973, Page is now looking to find that creative spark by releasing fresh material.
“The most important thing for me right now is to make some new music,” he told Mojo magazine.
In the recent documentary It Might Get Loud, Page previewed two recent compositions, Embryo Number 1 and Embryo Number 2. Whether either of those cuts makes a finished Jimmy Page album remains to be seen.
Been a long time since…
And what about that white elephant in the room? That’s right, Led Zeppelin. With bassist John Paul Jones tied up for the forseeable future in Them Crooked Vultures, the possibility of a Zep reunion looks dimmer and dimmer.
In Page’s view, “You’d better ask Robert Plant what the future of Led Zeppelin is. Musicians can always play together but I don’t think you can go out with a band called Led Zeppelin if you haven’t got the original vocalist.”
Sounds as though he’s still be keen on getting the old gang back together.