Jimmy Page's representative, Peter Mensch of Q Prime Management, recently sat down for an "Ask Me Anything" online interview with Reddit.com and shed some light on the upcoming Led Zeppelin remasters. Mensch revealed, "As for the remaster box sets, Jimmy is digging through the archives for material that's never been released to the public before. (We haven't heard it yet either, so don't ask!) . . . Some of the reissued box sets will come out this year, but in the world of Led Zeppelin, time is a fungible thing. Hopefully will have a box set for Coda too. Depends on what's in the archives."
When pressed by a couple of fans as to whether he thinks another Zeppelin reunion is in the cards he said: "Honestly, my gut tells me they won't."
Over 30 years since Zeppelin's last studio album -- the outtakes collection, Coda -- was released Jimmy Page is astounded at the reverence Zeppelin's fans still hold for the band: "The most satisfying, the most rewarding part of it, is having been part of music like that, which has stood up to the test of time. Every musician hopes that their music will hold up. And it's wonderful."
Co-founding bassist John Paul Jones told us that band politics never came into play when the band was working up new material. He told us that Zeppelin always understood the importance of quality control: "We always made music in the same way -- we all know whether something works or not. When we wrote music together, y'know, if somebody came up with an idea, if it didn't work, you didn't have to be taken to a room quietly to say, 'Y'know, we can't use this,' y'know? Everybody knows, 'Hey, this is rubbish! Y'know, (laughs) let's do something else!' And we'd go on to something that does work, and then everybody knows it works."
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