Jimmy Page says Led Zep is ready for more shows

Hurry up and wait
Hurry up and wait

Over the weekend, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones turned up to jam with The Foo Fighters at London's Wembley Arena. And so, naturally, the backstage talk turned to - what else? - the endlessly rumoured Led Zeppelin reunion tour.

Page confirmed that he is gungo-ho, and said the band is ready to play more shows. Unfortunately, the members of the group all have individual projects to tie up. The guitarist said that fans might have to wait until autumn 2009 for a Led Zeppelin tour.

Of the reunion show held at London's O2 arena last December, Page said that there are currently no plans to release a CD or DVD: "It was recorded, but we didn't go in with the express purpose of making a DVD to come out at Christmas, or whatever. We haven't seen the images or investigated the multitracks. It's feasible that it might come out at some distant point, but it'll be a massive job to embark on."

When asked point blank what the current status of Zeppelinis now, Page said, "The focus was on the O2 show. That's what I had my focus on. As for Robert, he had a parallel project [with Alison Krauss] and it's been successful, which I suppose means he doesn't have time for Zeppelin at this moment. What I do know is, at the rehearsals, and the O2 gig, we were really inspiring. Okay? That's all I'll say."

Joe Bosso

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