Led Zeppelin's stand-in drummer to team up with all-star cast
Jason Bonham is to start work on a new solo project with an all-star cast.
Bonham, the son of late Led Zeppelin drummer John, said in an interview with Classic Rock Revisited: “I’ve always wanted to do an album with half the people I’ve worked with. People like Robert Plant, Paul Rodgers, Jeff Beck and Slash.
“I’ve been working on some original songs with the band that does the Led Zeppelin experience,” he added, referring to the covers band he’s been touring with since forming in 2010. “We’re going to start writing as an original band and see what comes out of it. It’ll be kind of Zeppelin-esque because of the way the guys play – but there’s nothing wrong with that.”
He also added that he could still hit the road with his other band Black Country Communion, the supergroup formed in 2009 with guitarist Joe Bonamassa, former Deep Purple member Glenn Hughes and Dream Theater’s Derek Sherinian. “I have not suggested this to the others, but my thing would be that we should, for the fans, go out and play. If Joe can’t do it, we should go out with someone else. Joe is a really nice guy and I think if we asked him then he’d say, ‘Of course’.”
Jason Bonham filled his father’s drum stool for Led Zeppelin’s reunion concert at London’s O2 Arena in 2007. The concert is available now as the live film Celebration Day. Find out more about the film here.