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Jimmy Page has "new music"

Led Zeppelin legend will release songs this year

  • 11/06/2010
  • Adrian Larkin
Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has told 6 Music he is recording new music and is currently under new management.

Page, who has been inducted into the Mojo Hall Of Fame at the magazine's award ceremony in London last night, revealed he was working on new material with a number of different projects.

"I'm just looking forward to making some music and surprising people with it," he said. "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."

Page claimed he was now working with IE Management, and admitted it would be a change in direction from 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 said.

According to Page the new material will be available later this year.

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    • 1. At 7:56pm on 11 Jun 2010, dj_explain wrote:

      Well done Midge, lets hope we can raise some dollar for Mick. It's great to hear he has such good friends.

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    • 2. At 10:20pm on 11 Jun 2010, AB wrote:

      Midge. I think you are greatly underestimating the popularity of Japan. You would fill the O2 arena ten times over. They have probably the most devoted fan base of any group in the world. After being a loyal fan for over 30 years, I would be gutted if I could not get a ticket or was battling against ticket touts to make sure I was able to pay respect to Mick. Please make sure that the tickets go to the fans for the sole benefit of Mick and not for the pockets of the ticket touts.

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    • 3. At 9:51pm on 12 Jun 2010, Robin wrote:

      A tremendously worthwhile cause, a night of great music by many of our idols, I believe the O2 will sell out many, many times over. Lets be honest here, a night with so many potential hit-makers alone would be enough without the cause behind it. I have a feeling that the support from the music community may be huge for this one, and many many people will feel that they will simply need to be there for one of the true innovators in his field, a man who could ply his talent and make a huge impact, especially considering he was a bass player in a time when the synth was God. Listen to any Japan track and try and imagine it without him...

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    • 4. At 00:57am on 13 Jun 2010, Dougiek wrote:

      Thank you Midge Ure, it's just an incredibly lovely thing for you to do. I think you would sell out the 02 without any problem, Japan still have a huge, fanatical following almost world-wide. But wherever it happens, and with whoever, you will have an army of people wanting to honour Mick Karn for the musical pleasure he has given.

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    • 5. At 4:27pm on 15 Jun 2010, get_inverted wrote:

      I would love to attend a benefit concert. Perhaps a suitable venue would be Hammersmith Odeon Apollo, Capacity, 5039. This was where Japan's final release the live album "Oil on Canvas" was recorded.

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    • 6. At 5:45pm on 15 Jun 2010, Pixie wrote:

      The concert is such a great idea - you are a star Midge. This is gonna get phenominal support and is a real one-off for the fans and to raise money for Mick as the same time.... perfect. I think once you realise who is prepared to help you with this (don't forget their Japanese colleages (Ryuichi, Masami, etc) the o2 might not be a bad idea!

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    • 7. At 5:55pm on 17 Jun 2010, pawn_sacrifice wrote:

      Just found out about Mick, it's truly awful.

      Well done Midge, we'll all get supporting anything that can raise some cash for one of my biggest musical heroes.

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    • 8. At 9:04pm on 17 Jun 2010, simon wrote:

      The news of Mick Karns illness has really shocked and upset me. I cannot imagine what he and his family must be going through.Sending best wishes and hope.
      Well done to Midge Ure for doing something positive and constructive as well..
      Been a fan of Japan and Micks since 1979 and will support any concert/musical tribute organised.

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    • 9. At 9:40pm on 19 Jun 2010, Grant wrote:

      I am so saddened by the news of Mick's illness., it is such a shock.I am sure that a concert would be 'a must' for any Japan fan, and the O2 would be ideal.
      Wishing Mick and his family every ounce of hope and good wishes at this difficult time.

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    • 10. At 1:06pm on 21 Jun 2010, number_6 wrote:

      Sad news but big thanks to Midge Ure for concert effort. I will be trying to follow this from stateside. I would like to think there will be support from all over the globe. Karn, Victor Wooten and Tony Levin are the bass players who changed they way I listen to the instrument. Countless hours of enjoyment from listening to Mick. Thanks to everyone who is involved (now and in the future) with this concert.

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    • 11. At 11:05pm on 21 Jun 2010, Melonheadcraft wrote:

      I am very saddened to hear this shocking news about Mick but am very pleased to see so many people pledging their support for him and his family, especially Midge. I was always a big Sylvian fan (and still am) but always had a soft spot for Mick as he was so undeniably very talented as a musician but always seemed to be so modest and down to earth as a person. I think O2 would be a sell-out for a Japan reunion concert as their fan base has grown since their split and not deminished. I hope to hear of some dates very soon ... come on David (Sylvian) your old friend deserves this!! If Pink Floyd could put aside their differences and reunite so can Japan!

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    • 12. At 08:38am on 25 Jun 2010, suzypink wrote:

      I was very sad to hear the news regarding Mick. I am a hugh fan and am only too pleased to support Mick's fund raising cause. I will of course be attending the concert (I think the O2 would be a great venue)!
      I send my best wishes to Mick's family and friends at this sad time. I know Midge will arrange something wonderful!

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    • 13. At 8:00pm on 26 Jun 2010, sljohnston wrote:

      Why wait for a fundraising concert? You can easily donate directly to Mick right now via his site http://www.mickkarn.net. Everything goes directly to him, not to the administration of a benefit concert (as admirable as that is).

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    • 14. At 1:38pm on 04 Jul 2010, SimonRatty wrote:

      Just logged onto catch up on news of my idols of 30 years and gutted to here of Mick Karn's illness! When I first listened to the way he played I was sold and have been uplifted ever since. Midge whatever you manage to organise I'am certain will be a success supported by so many like minded fans! I am sure all our thoughts are with Mick and his family !

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    • 15. At 12:11pm on 14 Aug 2010, Jalisse wrote:

      Hello from Italy. We are Jalisse duo musicians (www.myspace.com/jalisseduo) and we are ready to sing in concert for our fiend MICK. Great Midge!

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    • 16. At 7:09pm on 21 Nov 2010, readyfreddy wrote:

      Hi everyone great to hear people are still interested
      about dear Mick,like everyone else my thoughts are with Mick & his family.It would be great if Midge's plans come off,I would be there on the night.
      Thank you Mick for the lovely time Lynne & I spent with you many years ago at your flat,one damp afternoon
      great to read all your support for Mick,R.F.

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