Jason Bonham Talks Zep
Many kids dream of following in their fathers’s footsteps, but for 41-year-old Jason Bonham, the imagery is more literal than figurative. His late dad, John “Bonzo” Bonham, is generally regarded as the ultimate drummer for the world’s ultimate rock band, Led Zeppelin. And last year, Jason had a unique opportunity to step in for Bonzo when Zeppelin performed their rapturous reunion at London’s O2 Arena.
“It was like the penalty shoot-out at the World Cup, but you’re taking everyone one,”Bonham tells the Musician’s Union Musician magazine. “I had to shoot 16 times and get the goal every time.”