Former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has revealed that he is preparing to record and release new music.
The legendary songwriter has told BBC 6Music that he is in the process of completing a number of separate projects since teaming up with new management.
Speaking after he was inducted into the Mojo Hall of Fame after the magazine’s annual award ceremony, Page said that the challenge of making new music and surprising people with it was something that he was looking forward to.
“It won’t be just teaming up with lots of people who are [big] names. I’ve got an idea of something which I’ve had for a long time and now’s the time to do it,” he told the news provider.
Page revealed that the new recordings, which are expected to be released later this year, would be a change in direction in comparison to his previous offerings.
“I have got other ideas that have been nagging at me for a long, long time, I think the way to present music is same picture different frame, and sometimes this frame is quite radical,” he revealed.
Page began his illustrious career as a session musician for bands such as The Who, The Kinks and the Rolling Stones before eventually joining the Yardbirds and finally Led Zeppelin in 1968.
Throughout his career Page became one of the most influential guitarists of all time and inspired numerous musicians to follow in his footsteps, including Slash, Kurt Cobain, Dave Mustaine and Alex Lifeson.
Allmusic once described Page as being “unquestionably one of the all-time most influential, important and versatile guitarists and songwriters in rock history”.
Furthermore, the music guide claims that his work as a producer, composer and guitarist helped to make Led Zeppelin a prototype for countless future rock bands and the unique sound that he created was one of the major driving forces behind the rock music from that era.