Next year looks set to see the live return of Jimmy Page. The legendary Les Paul-wielding genius caught up with Gigwise at The Classic Rock Awards about this exciting return, and his two year journey in reissuing the Led Zeppelin back catalogue.
“The next thing for me to do is in some shape or form or vehicle is to be seen to be playing live - that would be next year. I can’t be doing that this year,” Page told Gigwise, while maintaining a vagueness about whether it would be a Led Zeppelin tour or not.
However, Page was speaking with Gigwise last year and he confirmed that Led Zeppelin material will feature in his live sets when he’s ready. So one way or another Led Zeppelin songs with Page will be heard next year.
For the past couple of years, Page has been working hard on reissuing the entire Led Zeppelin back catalogue, and he received an award by Classic Rock magazine for Reissue of the Year.
Moments before he collected the award, Page told Gigwise, "There’s been four sets of re-releases that come as whole in a catalogue with as much material again of extra material that no one’s ever heard. I just wanted to get a project that really gave this extra information that there was. When we were in the studio we did different mixes different versions of songs.
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Speaking on his favourite moments in the reissue, he added, "All of them were great. Although it was really good to be able to get to Coda, because Coda was an album that came out as a posthumous album to John Bonham and it came out within a year or two of his passing."
He continued, "To revisit Coda again and make two extra discs to make it like the mother of all Coda’s and make it a celebration of everything, was good to do."