Jimmy Page Hopes To Release XYZ Recordings With Chris Squire

(Classic Rock) Jimmy Page hopes to release the recordings he made with late Yes bassist Chris Squire in 1981, he's revealed. They formed XYZ with Yes drummer Alan White, naming the project by abbreviating "Ex-Yes and Zeppelin" because all three were no longer with the bands that had made their names.

Work was abandoned after they failed to secure a suitable singer, although demo material has circulated and some of the music later appeared on the reformed Yes' 1983 album 90125. Squire died last month, aged 67.

Asked about releasing the recordings, Page tells Radio.com: "Absolutely, but I haven't worked on it. It's something I wanted to do after all the Led Zeppelin stuff was out.

"I wanted to contact Chris and Alan. The music was really good - it's the first thing I did after we lost John Bonham. I had a studio at the time and they wanted to get together. I thought it was like laying down the gauntlet: 'I'm not curling up under a rock and hiding.'" Read more here.

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