Jason Bonham Felt Father’s Presence When Playing with Led Zeppelin

Posted: October 12, 2012 in Heavy Metal Music, music, Music History, musicians, News, Rock and Roll Music
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By Lori Spencer

Yahoo! Music News

John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Jason Bonham in New York city, October 9, 2012.

John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Jason Bonham in New York city, October 9, 2012.

 

On the afternoon of September 25, 1980, Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham was found dead in the guest room of Jimmy Page’s Windsor, England home. And with that tragic turn of events, the musical phenomenon once known as Zeppelin came to a sudden, crashing halt. The surviving band members quickly issued a statement announcing that they were in fact disbanding out of “the deep respect we have for his family,” stating that Led Zeppelin “could not continue as we were.”

As the years passed and John Bonham’s son Jason later came of age, a strange thing happened: he not only grew into a highly intelligent and articulate young man, but also a powerhouse drummer in his own right. The other members of Led Zeppelin certainly took notice. In 1988, Jason was invited to step into his father’s big shoes at the Atlantic Records 40 th Anniversary concert where Zeppelin reunited for a brief half-hour set.

He was again called upon to fill the drum chair in 2007 when Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones decided to regroup for a one-off reunion concert at London’s O2 Arena.

(Story continues HERE.)

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