Led Zeppelin Reunion is ‘a Dead Thing,’ Insists Jason Bonham
The son of late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham doesn't think that the surviving members of the band likely will ever perform together again -- but he insists that his own project, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, is the closest thing these days to seeing the legendary British rockers live.
"As far as I know it's a dead thing, there's no more talk of anything," Jason tells Artisan News. "As far as any sort of Zeppelin thing, I don't imagine it ever happening again."
That said, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience does offer a concert experience heavy on nostalgia for his father's band, and Zeppelin singer Robert Plant seems to support the project. "Robert gave me his blessing when I told him about it," reveals Jason. "He said, 'Jason can do wants he wants ... as long as he does it with a smile on his face he has my blessing.'"
The live JBLE show includes giant projections of iconic Zeppelin art, home movies and other vintage video footage shot by Bonham, plus a set list that draws from 20 Zeppelin cuts hand-picked by Jason. He even performs a duet of 'Moby Dick' alongside his father.
The band is in the middle of a North American fall tour that touches down tonight (Nov. 4) in Buffalo, N.Y., and is scheduled through a Nov. 18 gig in Clearwater, Fla.
Jason Bonham Talks About Led Zeppelin