Jimmy Page Hints at New Material: "It's Time to Play Again"

As we reported Saturday, Jimmy Page was in Boston over the weekend to receive an honorary doctor of music degree — and to deliver the commencement address — at Berklee College of Music.

While he was in town, he sat down with the Boston Globe to discuss current projects and future plans — including his desire to get a band together and hit the stage again.

"It's definitely time — I won't say to start dusting down the guitar, it doesn't need dusting down, but time to get together with some musicians and be seen to be playing," Page said. "That's the important thing."

"I've got lots of material I've written on acoustic guitar — lots and lots," he recently told Rolling Stone. "Right now I need to get myself up to speed, and that won't take too long.

"I don't know what musicians I'd play with. I do have material and a passion for it; I need to work towards it, and now I can without all the other side issues going on. I play guitar at least once a week. Now the Zeppelin project is finished, I'll be playing daily for the foreseeable future."

He's spent the last few years working on Led Zeppeln's remaster project, with the first three box sets to be released next month. Below, check out a new unboxing video for Led Zeppelin II.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.