Both by birthright and through work experience, Jason Bonham has a better understanding of the inner workings of Led Zeppelin than most people, and he shared a bit of that knowledge during a recent appearance on Train frontman Pat Monahan's podcast.
Many were the distinctively avant garde touches brought to Led Zeppelin by John Paul Jones - from the ever-shifting time signatures of 'Black Dog,' to the eastern tinges on 'Kashmir' to the extended live versions of 'No Quarter,' which would stretch to include snippets of jazz and classical compositions.
At a recent stop in Todos Santos, Mexico, '80s underground rock legends the Dream Syndicate were joined on stage by Led Zeppelin bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and former REM guitarist Peter Buck.
We already knew that Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones put some thought into getting back together without Robert Plant after Led Zeppelin's triumphant one-off reunion show in 2007, but in a recent interview, the pair delved into just how close they came to starting a new band.
Last Sunday's Kennedy Center Honors provided a reunion of sorts for Dave Grohl and John Paul Jones, bandmates in Them Crooked Vultures. While drumming during the Led Zeppelin tribute was a dream come true for Grohl, he says recording with the Zep bassist was an unforgettable experience.