Jason Bonham sat down with Gary Graff of Billboard Magazine and opened up about his dad John Bonham and playing with Phil Collins.
Finally! Someone has published books with drum transcriptions of big name bands and not made it dull and professorial! Alfred’s released two new song books cataloging the drum transcriptions of two rock heavyweights, Led Zeppelin and Rush. I’m interested to see how they’ve notated “Black Dog” for the breaks and “When The Levee Breaks” to see if they incoprorated the delay on the bass drum. When/if you play that particular groove, do you add in the bass drum delay on your bass drum part? Listen back to the track if you’re drawing a blank. Terrific track. Go Alfred!
Jason Bonham – son of original Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham – has said he, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones are working on new material.
Much to the delight of Led Zeppelin fans everywhere, Bonham revealed that he’s been meeting up with Led Zep guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist John Paul Jones in recent months and that they’ve been “trying to do some new material and writing.”
It was the first time since Led Zeppelin announced they would re-form for a single performance (which happened late last year at London’s O2 Arena, in honor of the late Ahmet ErtegÃ¼n, who signed the band to Atlantic Records in 1969) that anyone connected to the band has confirmed publicly that new music could be on the horizon for the iconic rockers.
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.”