Having recently completed a brief club tour with The Black Crowes, former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page is considering taking his union with the roots-rock band a step further.Page and the Crowes taped a few of their live shows, and their respective management companies are currently in discussions to release an album of performances from the tour (see "Jimmy Page To Tour With Black Crowes; Rumors Abound About Breakup With Plant"). Page and the Crowes are also apparently eyeing a summer 2000 outing. No word how any of this affects Page's union with Robert Plant, which to date has yielded two albums and accompanying tours (not to mention the substantial piece of rock history they made as half of Led Zeppelin). As of late, rumors have abounded that the two have split up. However, Page and Plant's management, Trinifold, denies any breakup, saying that Page has already written a good amount of music, ostensibly for an upcoming Page-Plant album. In other Zeppelin related news, Page has recently compiled tracks for that band's first-ever greatest hits album, "Early Days - The Best Of Led Zeppelin Volume 1." That will be followed early next year by "Latter Days - The Best Of Led Zeppelin Volume 2" (see "Led Zeppelin To Release First-Ever Best-Of").
-- Brian Ives