JIMMY PAGE On The Chance Of LED ZEPPELIN Reuniting - "I Very Much Doubt We'll Do Anything Else... I Really Think The Time Has Gone"
February 14, 2018, a year ago
Issue #6 of Planet Rock magazine (out this Friday, February 16th) is a celebration of hard rock’s most legendary band, Led Zeppelin, featuring four stunning special covers depicting the group’s iconic ‘four symbols'.
MusicWeek reports that in the world exclusive interview, guitarist Jimmy Page addresses whether or not he thinks the band would ever reform to play a gig.
“I very much doubt it,” Page told Planet Rock. “You've just got to face facts. We've gone past the tenth anniversary of the 02 [show], where we managed to do one serious concert. That's the only thing that we've done for such a long time, so I very much doubt we'll do anything else. I really think the time has gone.”
In the interview, Page also reveals that there'll be a brand new Led Zeppelin live album released at some point this year and says he foresees that there'll be 'new' Led Zeppelin product emerging over the next 10 years.
“I can't give the game away, but there's a recording that’s another multi-track that we'll release,” said Page. “It's so different to all the other things that are out there. It's another view compared to How The West Was Won or The Song Remains The Same. I'm looking forward to people hearing that. There's a lot of stuff to come out, a number of releases. I'd like to say that they'll be coming out over the next 10 years. There's more to come for sure.”
Says Planet Rock: "With the quartet set to celebrate their 50th anniversary this summer, our epic 22-page cover story centres around a world exclusive interview with Jimmy Page as he reflects upon the magical spell the band cast across the globe and clues us in on some exciting upcoming Zeppelin plans.
"Guitar heroes also form the backbone of issue six of our loud and proud magazine. We have a raw and revelatory interview with ‘God’ himself, former Cream man Eric Clapton, we dissect a fabulous ‘lost’ album from the great Jimi Hendrix and we pay a heartfelt tribute to Motörhead’s late, and much-missed, six stringer ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke. We also take a look back at an album which revolutionized guitar playing 40 years ago, with the inside story of the creation of Van Halen’s incendiary debut album.
"You’ll find all of this and much, much more in your new favourite magazine. Planet Rock… Where Rock Lives!"
You can pre-order the issue online, and get 25% off if you order all four covers using the code PLANET25!
On September 7th, 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant first took the stage together in Gladsaxe, Denmark. Then billed as “The New Yardbirds”, the band would assemble in the studio for the first time later that month to start recording their debut album as Led Zeppelin, and rock ‘n’ roll would never be the same again.
Before the band’s 50th Anniversary celebration officially begins in September, Led Zeppelin will continue their reissue campaign with a new edition of their celebrated live album, How The West Was Won, originally released in 2003, featuring newly remastered audio, which was done under the supervision of Jimmy Page. Details of additional Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary releases and events will be announced later this year.
How The West Was Won will be released on March 23th in multiple formats from Atlantic/Swan Song, including the first ever vinyl and Blu-ray Audio editions (with the Blu-ray containing hi-res 5.1 surround sound).
· CD - Remastered audio on three CDs
· Vinyl - Remastered audio on four 180-gram vinyl LPs.
· Blu-Ray Audio - 96kHz/24 bit 5.1 (DTS-HD Master Audio Surround) and stereo mixes (PCM Stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo).
· Streaming & Digital Download – Remastered audio.
· Super Deluxe Boxed Set
- Remastered audio on three CDs and four 180-gram vinyl LPs.
- DVD of album in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and PCM Stereo, plus photo gallery.
- High-def download card of all stereo audio content at 96kHz/24 bit.
- A book filled with rare and previously unpublished photos of the band at each of the concert locations, plus memorabilia and ephemera.
- High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.
Originally released in 2003, How The West Was Won highlights the best performances from Led Zeppelin’s legendary concerts at the Los Angeles Forum and Long Beach Arena on June 25th and 27th, 1972. Melded together and sequenced to replicate a single concert from beginning to end, the three-CD and four-LP collections capture the band at the height of its formidable powers. Standouts include a 25-plus minute version of “Dazed And Confused” and a 21-minute medley based around “Whole Lotta Love.” The performances also capture the band introducing songs from its then-unreleased album Houses Of The Holy, which would be released nine months later.
How The West Was Won tracklisting:
"Over The Hills And Far Away"
"Since I’ve Been Loving You"
"Stairway To Heaven"
"Going To California"
"That’s The Way"
"Dazed And Confused"
"What Is And What Should Never Be"
"Whole Lotta Love"
"Rock And Roll"
"Bring It On Home"