Jason Bonham - Jason Bonham hopes to play with Led Zeppelin again

Jason Bonham is hopeful he will play with Led Zeppelin again.

The drummer - son of the band's original sticksman, John Bonham - stepped into his father's shoes when the band reformed for a one-off concert in 2007 to mark the passing of the founder of their record company, Ahmet Ertegun, and would love the opportunity to play with them again.

He told The Sun newspaper: ''Am I sorry it hasn't continued? Yes, it would have been great but [singer] Robert [Plant] has his reasons.

''But even then you never know - they all really enjoyed it. And I'm always the last person to know what's going on because I have a big mouth - I end up blabbing.''

Since John's passing in 1980 from choking on his own vomit, the band - also including John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page - has rarely performed, appearing at Live Aid in 1985, and at a 40th anniversary party for Atlantic records in 1988 before the 2007 concert, held at London's The O2 venue, and released as an album and concert film, 'Celebration Day'.

Jason added: ''We were determined to get the O2 show right. The band had reformed before but were never happy with the performances.

''I played at the Atlantic one and I wasn't ready for the job then. I thought the world owed me a living. I was very arrogant.

''I knew the O2 show was important. Robert, Jimmy, John Paul and Dad worked so well together and created a real magic. I didn't want to let that down.

''I felt my job was to keep it like the albums. It was different to the old Led Zep, we concentrated more on the songs rather than jamming.''

Jason, 46, also said his mother had warned him that the reunion was only for one night, and would be hard to accept.

He said: ''It is tough to walk away from Led Zeppelin. But it is good to be part of the legacy. If we never do anything else, it's a great feeling to have been part of it.''

'Celebration Day' is out now.


Contactmusic

Tags: Jason Bonham - John Paul Jones - Jimmy Page - Robert Plant


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Zach Braff Reignites The Shins Connection for 'Wish I Was Here'

By the time you finish reading this article you will be enlightened. You...

Zach Braff Reignites The Shins Connection for 'Wish I Was Here'

Bruce Springsteen Stars & Makes His Directional Debut In 'Hunter Of Invisible Game'

Bruce Springsteen has made his directional debut with a 10:15 minute short...

Bruce Springsteen Stars & Makes His Directional Debut In 'Hunter Of Invisible Game'

Will He Or Won't He? Garth Brooks Vows To Reach Out To Irish Prime Minister About Cancelled Gigs

It turns out when Garth Brooks said he would perform “all or none” of...

Will He Or Won't He? Garth Brooks Vows To Reach Out To Irish Prime Minister About Cancelled Gigs

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 ups the ante

Back in early 2010 when the first How to Train Your Dragon was released, cinemas were...

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 ups the ante

George Clooney Rejects Daily Mail Apology Over Claims Regarding Fiancee's Mother

George Clooney has been left reeling in fury in a spat with The Daily...

George Clooney Rejects Daily Mail Apology Over Claims Regarding Fiancee's Mother
Advertisement

Flashback Friday: Major Labels In Talks For Shares In SoundCloud In Exchange For Copyright Waivers

Berlin-based streaming service SoundCloud is about to reach a deal...

Flashback Friday: Major Labels In Talks For Shares In SoundCloud In Exchange For Copyright Waivers

Paul McCartney: Just One in a Long List of Celebs Who Love a Good Proposal

Paul McCartney made two fans’ dreams come true at a recent concert...

Paul McCartney: Just One in a Long List of Celebs Who Love a Good Proposal


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Jason Bonham Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Jason Bonham

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All