Jimmy Page said that previously unheard Led Zeppelin music and ‘all manner of surprises’ will be released for the band’s fiftieth anniversary in 2018

(YouTube/Academy of Achievement)

Jimmy Page has said in a new interview that previously unheard music by Led Zeppelin will be released for the band’s fiftieth anniversary in 2018.

Page spoke to the Academy of Achievement in a 50-minute video interview, and at the end he was asked about plans for Led Zeppelin’s fiftieth anniversary next year.

“There’ll be Led Zeppelin product coming out, for sure, that people haven’t heard,” Page said, “because I’m working on that. Next year will be the fiftieth year so there’s all manner of surprises coming out.”

Page’s comments fit with what we already know about plans for Led Zeppelin’s fiftieth anniversary.

In September we reported that an executive from Led Zeppelin’s record label Warner Music Group wrote a letter in support of a planned statue of John Bonham in which he said that Warner Music is planning “a series of high-profile events” in 2018. He also said that the label plans to conduct “extensive outreach to media and fans worldwide” in conjunction with the events.

And in October we reported on a deleted Facebook post by Led Zeppelin mastering engineer John Davis in which he said that he was mastering Led Zeppelin music again.

(Facebook/John Davis)

The video interview with Page was filmed on October 19, seven days before Davis’ Facebook post about mastering Led Zeppelin. So Page’s comment “I’m working on that” is likely to refer to whatever Davis was also working on.

But what could Page mean when he says that “all manner of surprises” are on the way in 2018? We speculated here on what Led Zeppelin could release.

Elsewhere in the interview, Page said that “I hope to be seen to be playing. So I’d better get on with it!”

You can watch the full video interview here:

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32 Comments on "Jimmy Page said that previously unheard Led Zeppelin music and ‘all manner of surprises’ will be released for the band’s fiftieth anniversary in 2018"

  1. Best musicians, Led Zeppelin is my favorite Rock n Roll group. Cannot wait till 2018. Thanks

  2. Can’t wait to hear been a Zeppelin fan my whole life and still to this day listen to them!! Bucket list meet jimmy page!! Every Zeppelin fans wish

    • Well I can write that off my bucket list . I met Jimmy Page 15 yes ago at a chuckle cheese while having a birthday party for my niece at the same time he was having a party for his child . We hung smoking cigarettes and just shooting the breeze . It was one of the best days of my life

  3. Maravilloso….Recordar es vivir…

  4. That’s it???? I doubt. Led Zeppelin. have a…lot to give Before take. The stairs to heaven…..

  5. Can’t wait for hear new material Page is talking about.

  6. Can’t wait to hear new material Page is talking about.

  7. Zeppelin will (never) b touched as far as there type of (classic) music the most (classic)song ever .wrote & played ..stairway to heaven. Jimmy page Robert plant ..john baunun & John Paul Jones thank you for a era of music that will live forever. Hope one day ALL four of u will take that.stairway to heaven. Thx

  8. Can’t wait what a gift and talent these guys had,they shared with the whole world,and with each other 50 years wow.

  9. Lisa Dornhecker | 19th December 2017 at 4:00 pm | Reply

    FAROUT. CANT WAIT

  10. Robert p Dacurro | 19th December 2017 at 4:14 pm | Reply

    Page and Davis are working on music that should be most interesting and a real pleasure to listen to, for Zep fans….like me…

  11. Robert p Dacurro | 19th December 2017 at 4:16 pm | Reply

    It doesn’t have to be published, doesn’t matter anyway..

  12. Robert p Dacurro | 19th December 2017 at 4:17 pm | Reply

    Something wrong?

  13. I love Zeppelin, but come on,
    unheard Led Zeppelin, and more surprises. Get your cash out fans, Jimmy wants in your wallets, again. lol

  14. I’ve always said I was very fortunate to have seen this group,because most young people today don’t know what is meant to have “a following”Zeppelin shows were ALWAYS sold out, their fans followed them everywhere, their manager Peter Grant wanted that, & they didn’t always play the major venues they had their fans come… For them!

  15. Edmundo García Saldaña | 19th December 2017 at 4:36 pm | Reply

    Eliminar
    Edmundo García Saldaña
    Edmundo García Saldaña Come on Jimmi play again! Before it’s too late and all we desappear leave the message and the document to the generations that they will need it and your music will help them there are lost with no ideas and digital crap, leave your talent, your artist person work to the human kind, played again, give it till the last Breath. With respect to Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Robert and thank you for their artistic music that also gave us fun good fun heavy fun. Love the blues

  16. I can’t wait to hear. Been my favorite band for years. My late husband took the stairway to heaven last year, too bad he can’t hear new album. R.i.p Dave Alfaro

  17. Edmundo García Saldaña | 19th December 2017 at 4:38 pm | Reply

    Edmundo García Saldaña Come on Jimmy play again! Before it’s too late and all we desappear leave the message and the document to the generations that they will need it and your music will help them there are lost with no ideas and digital crap, leave your talent, your artist person work to the human kind, played again, give it till the last Breath. With respect to Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Robert and thank you for their artistic music that also gave us fun good fun heavy fun. Love the blues

  18. Zeppelin will never be copied a lot of country and rock bands were influenced by them.my bucket list to meet jimmy and Robert.but I don’t think it will happen.i hope it does though.

  19. This is great news for all us “Zeppelinites” around the world!

    James Patrick Page, I will be one of those fans waiting for the release of the gifts you are giving to all of us…

  20. Edmundo García Saldaña | 19th December 2017 at 6:06 pm | Reply

    Yes I have the slides at The Inglewood Forum, Last USA Tour, with photo pass from Swang Song records.
    Ektachrome 35mm with Nikon F2 Nikkors zoom lens.
    It seems that the office in charge don’t care aboyes this valiouse vault they will disappears, cause they don’t wan to pay, they want them for free.
    We just realesed published a book of an important Mexican writer in the school of Baudelaire to Keroac, T. S.Elliot et al, and the photos are there excellent portrait. It is called
    El callejón del blues by Parménides García Saldaña.

  21. If you’re a Zep fan, Santa’s come a little bit early.

  22. Grizzly greg wyke | 19th December 2017 at 6:46 pm | Reply

    Hey hey hey! Bring it on jimmy from a yardbird to 50th anniversary of ZEP. Glad i lived to see it all. Got to see you live with the firm in tempe arizona years ago. Cant wait for new stuff. My favorite album is Led Zeppelin 2. Thank you! Grizzly greg wyke.

  23. Maybe his lawyer told him he had to wait until the composers of the songs he’s going to plagiarize to pass away before he releases the “new” Zepplin songs……what a fraud.

  24. Sorry total sceptic. Copywrites last long after death. Sonic Aftermath is one of the few bands that doesn’t play covers

  25. New unheard music sounds great just hope it’s not old songs with different lyrics been done before. And maybe it follows up with a couple of shows but that’s reaching

  26. Zeppelin was the heart and soul of my upbringing. Its who i am roday

  27. Dude standing up looks like he’s using an iPhone. Time travel is real!!!!! 😉

  28. AS LONG AS HUMANS HAVE EARS THEY WILL BE GRACED WITH ZEPPELINS POWERFUL MUSIC! 2018 CAN’T GET HERE FAST ENOUGH! THE BAND ON THE OTHER SIDE IS GETTING TO BIG…

  29. Come back to LA Jmmy Page , in any form, seen Led Zeppelin and Plant and Page and Jimmy with the Black Crowes .They all were great but man he tore it up with those crows at the Greek. I was front row ad he made my knees weak !

  30. That’s a very vague statement. That could mean outtakes of previously released songs, thus not “new” songs, just versions of same old songs we’ve heard before. Or official release of live songs that have not been released but have been bootlegged. I can’t imagine there is anything left in the vaults. I am not going to get my hopes up.

  31. It sounds interesting hope Jason bongam play with them in some new Music with johns SON THAT WOULD BE COOL JIMMY PAGE ROBERT PLANT JOHN PAUL JONES JASON BONHAM 50 YEARS CELEBRATION 🍾 AWSOME DOIT NEVER QUIT!!!!!.

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