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.
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