Jimmy Page has opened up about his future touring plans, playing tracks by Led Zeppelin with a reunion looking more unlikely.
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Last week, Page spoke out about recent comments made by frontman Robert Plant regarding his refusal to reform, claiming that he was tired Plant toying with the emotions of the rest of the band.
"I was told last year that Robert Plant said he is doing nothing in 2014, and what do the other two guys think?” Page told the New York Times. "Well, he knows what the other guys think. Everyone would love to play more concerts for the band. He’s just playing games, and I’m fed up with it, to be honest with you. I don’t sing, so I can’t do much about it."
When asked if he was prepared to be part of another reunion, Page replied: "Absolutely, absolutely. I definitely want to play live. Because, you know, I’ve still got a twinkle in my eye. I can still play. So, yeah, I’ll just get myself into musical shape, just concentrating on the guitar."
Now, speaking to Gigwise at the Ivor Novello Awards in London today (Thursday 22 May, 2014) Page elaborated on his own live plans to take Led Zep music on the road.
"I intend to be playing myself - seen to be playing and out there playing" said Page. "The music that I would do goes before Led Zeppelin, and beyond. So obviously it's a major part of my musical career so I'm going to play their music. Why wouldn't I?"
The legendary rockers are due to drop remastered re-releases of their first three albums - featuring previously unheard material. They look pretty beautiful. The albums will be released across multiple CD, vinyl, and digital formats, including Limited Edition Super Deluxe Boxed Set.
The first three Led Zeppelin albums will be re-released across various formats on 2 June, 2014.