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Jimmy Page Doesn't Rule Out New Led Zeppelin Music, Tour

October 17, 2007 11:35 AM ET

Even though their highly anticipated, Web site-crashing reunion concert is still one month and nine days away (we're counting), Jimmy Page is already considering what the future might hold for the reformed Led Zeppelin. Is new music in the forecast? "Look, I'd be really surprised if there wasn't - you know, I mean I just know the way we are," Page said, "we're musicians...as we're playing we'll probably be coming up with all manner of things." This would appear to run counter to Robert Plant's dismissal last month of the idea of an all-out Zeppelin tour, but Page is hedging his bets: "Basically we are concentrating on this show. That's where all the energy is going. I mean, who knows? But one step at a time."

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