09
Jul
10

2010 Led Zeppelin Tour Thingy…thing..

About two months ago it was reported that Jason Bonham (son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham) would be putting together a 30 city tour of Zeppelin classics with his..ahem…”All-Star” band (gulp, uh oh! See previous post). 

The idea is a tribute to his father and his fathers death 30 years ago in 1980; 30 years = 30 tours so I’m sure you see where this is going.  I think it’s a neat idea and the show might be fun, but I’m cringing at 1. the ticket price and 2. who will be forming the band and especially the lead vocals.   Please don’t go digging up David Coverdale in some nursing home, just let him be.  Who would you pick to replace Plant HiFi readers? 

If you are lucky enough to see the first show I would assume some “special guests” might arrive, often things like this are rather predictable, no? 

After the much hyped possible Zeppelin Reunion Tour after they Atlantic Records Anniversary O2 arena gig in London a few years ago; this pales in comparison for announcements.  And we all know how awesome that tour was..ur..never was. But hey, Bohnam’s tour does at the very least provide us some solace that a Zeppeliny tribute thingy (in which someone related to a Zeppelin band member is…er… involved covering resembling Zeppelin) is in the works…but perhaps this Zeppelin-related thing too doesn’t count, or does it?

Does the son of a Zeppelin band member covering his fathers band count as a cover band?   Yes I guess to a degree.  Then again so what; he’s been living off his fathers legacy for years (and why not I say!), good for him.  My father sells flooring for a living, so man if you can make money off of your dads name (clearly I won’t be) as one of the most prolific drummers in rock  history, so therefore go for it. 

Update 9/23/10 – To any one who has read this blog and the previous information about the “supposed” line up for the Bonham project I sincerely apologize for the bogus information.  I had honestly believed (per what I considered a “credible” source) what the actual line up would be; clearly new information has developed that they were joking (and apparently had been all along, I simply did not get the humor at the time).  Our blog is intended to be factual and reliable for information, sorry for misleading anyone or creating rumours.

HiFi Central Sr. Management

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6 Responses to “2010 Led Zeppelin Tour Thingy…thing..”


  1. 1 waterviola
    July 10, 2010 at 1:46 AM

    Who to replace Plant?: Geddy Lee!

    Maybe they should follow Yes’s lead and hire a dead ringer for Plant from a Canadian Zep cover band! It worked really really well for Yes…. They were joined by Rick Wakeman’s son Oliver.

  2. 2 jacobull
    July 10, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    Geddy Lee? Yikes, no I don’t see a Plant connection at any level with that choice. Yeah, sometimes getting those dead ringer coverband guys might be a good choice, this is essentially just another cover band as well. I thought that the remaining members of The Doors did a good job with The Cult’s Ian Astbury; who knew the guy could actually pull of a decent Morrison?

    I’m definitely curious who will be the lead…Axl Rose?

  3. 4 ericstraus
    July 12, 2010 at 7:57 PM

    It’s Jason Bonham and his All-Star Band! Featuring:
    Guitar – Gunnar Nelson
    Bass – Juan Crocier (former Ratt bassist)
    Vocals – Logan Romero (son of Robert Plant)

    Tickets start at $89 – come see the sons of two legends and some other people!

    • 5 jacobull
      July 13, 2010 at 12:32 AM

      Former Ratt bassist is the best he could come up with?…geez. I’d be more impressed if was Rudy Sarzo (or Rodolfo Maximiliano Sarzo Lavieille Grande Ruiz Payret y Chaumont to his friends here at HiFi Central) from Quiet Riot…far more credible if you need the 80’s glam band bassist.

      And why isn’t Plant’s son using his father’s last name? That boy ain’t too bright eh? God knows they would sell more tickets if he did, perhaps Bohnam might want to have a talkin’ to wit dat boy.
      Gunnar Nelson? From the band Nelson…yipes! Yep..the Ringo formula of All-Star bands…..sorry folks, won’t get my $89.

    • 6 ericstraus
      September 23, 2010 at 11:52 PM

      FYI – the above lineup and ticket price was a JOKE. Please do not take it seriously…please laugh at the ridiculousness of it. Thank you.


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