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Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has vowed to record an album and tour next year.

It's not the first time he's said he's working on a new musical project - but he's hinted that seeing himself perform in the band's Celebration Day movie has re-energised him to deliver on his previous promises.

Page tells BBC6 Music: "I'm starting to work next year, to be seen to be playing live. I'll definitely be doing an album at that point in time.

"I want to be playing - I want to be out there playing. That's what you'll understand from seeing this."

After Led Zep's reunion show in 2007 to celebrate the life of Atlantic Records boss Ahmet Ertegun, the band considering continuing with John Bonham's son Jason - even after singer Robert Plant ruled himself out of the project and returned to his solo career.

When the concept fizzled out due to their inability to find a suitable frontman, Bonham went on to join Black Country Communion. Bassist John Paul Jones formed Them Crooked Vultures with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme.

Page appeared in 2009 music movie It Might Get Loud alongside fellow guitarists Jack White and the Edge. During filming he presented two compositions he called Embryo 1 and Embryo 2 - his first new pieces to be heard since 1999.

Later that year he said: "There's a lot of groundwork that's been going into that so I can be getting on with things next year. If you've got ambitious projects they take time to put together if you're going to do them properly.

"I really intend to be doing some playing, and be seen, if you like. I have every intention of playing music live - manifesting it."

From: Classic Rock Magazine
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This Month in
Led Zeppelin History

March 17, 1969 - A four-song performance is filmed for TV Byen in Denmark (aired on May 19, 1969)
March 21, 1969 - Zeppelin’s debut TV appearance on "How It Is"
March 25, 1969 - Filming session for the Supershow
March xx, 1970 - The band turns down many TV offers worth large sums
March 05, 1971 - Led Zeppelin started a 12-date "Thank You" tour for British fans, appearing at the clubs from their early days and charging the same admission prices as in 1968. The first show was at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland where they played songs from their upcoming fourth album, including the first public performances of Black Dog, Stairway To Heaven, Going To California and Rock And Roll.
March 12, 1972 - Page and Plant rehearse some songs with the Bombay Orchestra
March 25, 1973 - Led Zeppelin finally release Houses of the Holy after production issues with the album cover
March 28, 1973 - Led Zeppelin released Houses Of The Holy in the UK. The album title was a dedication by the band to their fans who appeared at venues they dubbed "houses of the holy". Houses Of The Holy has now been certified 11 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 11 million copies.
March xx, 1974 - The band decide to release a double album due to the amount of left over studio material
March 29, 1975 - Led Zeppelin saw all six of their albums in the US Top 100 chart in the same week, alongside their latest album Physical Graffiti at No.1. Physical Graffiti has now been certified 16 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 16 million copies.
March 15, 1975 - Tickets for the Earls Court shows sellout within four hours
March xx, 1976 - Jimmy speaks with reporters mentioning the new album due out called Presence
March 31, 1976 - Presence is released
March 28, 1977 - Zeppelin arrive in Dallas, Texas to rehearse before opening the eleventh tour of the US
March xx, 1978 - Robert and John spend some time hanging around the Midlands
March 26, 1979 - Robert takes lead vocal at a Bad Company gig in Birmingham
March 04, 1980 - John Bonham makes a TV appearance on "Alright Now" with Bill Connolly
March 26, 2006 - Readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and The Eagles. On the 20th anniversary of the original release of the song, it was announced via US radio sources that the song had logged up an estimated 2,874,000 radio plays - back to back, that would run for 44 years solid.
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