In a moment of clarity the other day, Jimmy Page discussed the similarities, and differences, between guitars and women. As Lina Lecaro reports for the LA Weekly blog West Coast Sound, Page said:
“I’ve said that it’s shaped like a woman, you know. You can touch it and caress it. The thing I haven’t said, that I’ll tell you now is: it doesn’t ask you for alimony!”
Aside from this witty moment, West Coast Sound also relates good news for Jimmy Page fans who’ve been hoping to hear new music from the guy. (That is, more new music than just the “Embryo” pieces contained in the guitar documentary “It Might Get Loud” opening this August.)
Page hinted, “I’ve got a big project I’m working on.” Of course, the guitarist was mum on the details, just like his Led Zeppelin counterpart John Paul Jones, who hasn’t offered any further details in the past two months on his “secret” project now believed to be an album recorded with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme.
An announcement regarding Jones’s project is anticipated soon, especially considering the fact that back in April he said he’d hoped “to be everywhere this summer” with the people whose names he failed to mention.
As for Page’s “big project,” he says, “I’ve got some new music. There’s sort of little tastes and shades of it in the documentary. Bits. It’s just a question of actually doing it now. Actually getting a project that I’ve had in mind for a while. I’ve just got to go and do it. Don’t want to tell anyone about it. But, yes, I’ve got a big project I’m working on.”
There’s no word on the timetable for this musical project of Page’s as of yet. Update: He told a WalesOnline reporter on Friday, “I’m taking a little bit of time off and then getting back into work thoroughly around December time and into the New Year.”