Jimmy Page Starting Solo Album In 2016
Jimmy Page says he plans to start his first solo album in 27 years in 2016.
Page, who curated the Led Zeppelin catalogue over the last several years, attended London’s Classic Rock magazine’s Roll Of Honour awards, and quickly talked to Bang Showbiz: “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 re-visit all the different styles I can play.”
Page went on to say: “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… I want to be playing live again, but that won’t be until next year, I’ve planned all this a while ago. I want to start in the U.K. I’ve got ideas, but I want to wait to see what happens. I’d like to do Glastonbury. I could do a sort of karaoke night with Led Leppelin songs.”
There’s no release date set for Page’s new album, his first true solo set since “Outrider”. That album came out on June 19, 1988 and peaked at No. 26 on The Billboard 200 album chart. “Outrider” featured Robert Plant co-writing and contributing vocals on the track “The Only One”, and Jason Bonham drumming on both the majority of the album and Page’s subsequent tour.
Members of Soundgarden, Alice In Chains & Nirvana paid tribute to Page last Thursday (Nov 19) during a benefit at Seattle’s Experience Music Project. Backed by a house band that included ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Mad Season drummer Barrett Martin, the revolving lineup included A.I.C guitarists/singers Jerry Cantrell and William DuVall, Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson, Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen and Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers.
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