Les Paul fans will be glad to know Jimmy Page will hit the road on a solo tour next year. “This time last year I intended to be actually playing by now in a live outfit,” Page told Guitar World, “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." There were rumors that Page and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones were looking for a lead singer to replace Robert Plant, who is content to call Zeppelin’s 2007 concert at the O2 Arena in London with John Bonham’s son Jason on drums, their last. The DVD of the concert, Celebration Day, is out now.
“Jason, myself and John Paul Jones felt it was the right thing to do to go in and start playing new material and see how we were getting on," said Page. "There was talk about bringing in some other singers, but that would have changed the character of what we were doing, and done it rather suddenly." For now, anyway, we'll have to enjoy Page solo.
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