By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
Led Zeppelin may not be reuniting for a tour any time soon, but that doesn’t mean that the band’s members will be sitting idly by for the rest of their careers.
Guitarist Jimmy Page recently announced that he's planning to embark on a solo tour come 2013; a project that's apparently been in the works for a while.
In an interview with Guitar World, Page, who’s been busy promoting Zeppelin’s new concert DVD Celebration Day, revealed, “This time last year I intended to be actually playing by now in a live outfit. So that will have to be postponed now into sort of next year, tail end of next year. But I definitely want to be doing that.”
It’s been widely speculated that the member of the iconic Rock and Roll band preventing a reunion is singer, Robert Plant. This sparked a whole other set of rumors that Page, John Paul Jones, and Jason Bonham, son of the late John Bonham, could find another singer and play shows under the Zeppelin moniker without their original frontman.
Page addressed those rumors by explaining that, after the group’s 2007 reunion show at London’s O2 Arena (the concert that Celebration Day documents), the three artists did discuss the potential of auditioning singers and writing some new material.
That project never really got off the ground though, as Page explains, “There was a lot of…I won't say pressure but a lot of hinting about 'this singer and that singer.' And for me, it was more about, 'Let's see what we can really do.' But I don't think we really got a chance to do that.”
Last week, the UK rockers were awarded with Kennedy Centre Honours for their contributions to American culture and the arts by President Barack Obama at the White House.
For more on Jimmy Page’s interview with Guitar World, click here, and head to the Zeppelin official website for more updates on the band and its members.