Jason Bonham About Led Zeppelin Reunion

UFO drummer Jason Bonham recently spoke about his work with Phil Mogg and co. and the possibility of a Led Zeppelin reunion with him on drums.

Jason Bonham About Led Zeppelin Reunion
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UFO drummer Jason Bonham recently spoke to Glam-Metal.com about his work with Phil Mogg and Co. and the possibility of a Led Zeppelin reunion with him on drums, reports Blabbermouth.net. Several excerpts from the interview follow: Glam-Metal.com: Me being a huge Zeppelin fan, I was wondering if you had any inside info on [the possibility of a Led Zeppelin reunion]? Jason Bonham: "No, there's nothing. Robert [Plant] came to see UFO during the English tour. I mentioned to him that I hear all these rumors, and I said, 'What do you think, Robert? Tell me what's going on, I hear all this stuff.' He said, 'Don't believe any of them, nothing's happening.' To me, I respect whatever they decide to do. If they want to do it and want to ask me, I say great. If not, that's up to them. It's something that they really have to believe in. It would have to be something that would be fun for them. I mean, when you're that wealthy, financial gain doesn't mean anything. No matter how much money was dangled in front of them, they wouldn't do it for that. It would really have to be for them. For me, if they ever wanted to do it, I give them my blessing. They're legends." You get along well with them right? Oh yes. We probably don't speak as much as we should, and Robert's father just died recently, and I haven't really spoken to him after that. I sometimes think, what do I say? What can you say though, you know? One of the nicest things Robert ever said to me recently was, 'You have a sparkle back in your eyes, which is really nice.' That really made me happy. Did he not like your drinking in the past because of what happened with your dad? Probably. There are a lot of things I don't want to get into about that. I don't mind talking about dad and stuff, because that's part of my life, you know? For me to pretend to be like him, and do the same things he used to do is over. I can see past it now. It took me thirty-eight years and sobriety to realize who Jason Bonham is. Sure, I totally understand. Robert has a son that's an excellent singer; all the reviews have been brilliant. His band is called Black Country Bandits. They just opened up for Velvet Revolver in the U.K. He looks and sounds stunning." Read Jason Bonham's entire interview with Glam-Metal.com at this location.

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    frigginjerk
    i think Jason Bonham has got it right. it would have to be FUN for Led Zeppelin to get back together, because none of them need money. i totally accept and respect that Zep aren't planning on ever reuniting. it's a classy thing to do, and it will guarantee that their legend lives forever, untarnished by cheesy reunions that just aren't the same, and last minute grabs for cash from their old fans.
    ad_lib_oz
    Anyway - I agree with what Frigginjerk said I must say - it can be a bit cheesy if bands reunite for the big revenue they bring in, but seeing as they already have a shit load I think it would be cool if they did something like for the fans - meh...
    Encore_God
    A Led Zeppelin reunion now would be an embarrassment to the legacy. Pagey simply CANNOT play like he could in Zep's heyday. Robert realises this, and his own limitations. LET ZEP REST.
    lsw444
    I remember seeing the Led Zep reunion on TV in 89 or something and wasnt impressed with Jason Bonham. A bit ploddy, definitely if compared to Bonzo. As for Live Aid, evidently Phil collns was a dick (surprise) and didnt bother to learn the intro to Rock and Roll and came in a beat out, which is like what you try to get right when you first start out in bands.
    ibanez12306
    That's cool. I'd like to see them get back together for a few shows. I was supposed to go see UFO play at the house of blues in chicago tonight.
    yunnyfu
    Maybe they should do ONE massive gig, and donate some of the proceeds to the Bonham family, or do it as a memorial or something. Obviously then, record it and release it as a live CD/DVD.
    wanna_lick_me?
    i'd be cool to see zep in concert, considering i was born 19 years after they broke up. however, i recently saw a pic of Robert in Rolling Stone magazine (he was with Lenny Kravitz) and oh my ***ing god i would not want to see him singing and acting the way he did back in the mid 70s (watch the new Led Zep DVD and you'll see what i mean). he looks like an old hag...it's quite sad. despite of everything, i'd still go see zep play, even if it was the suckiest concert ever. like someone else said, i'd pay to see Robert suck. hehe
    pdawg
    idk...it would be cool to see them again, but im a drummer and my favorite part about them was john bonham. it would be very different without the original four.
    ryoga
    they should have a tour for the old and new fans. My dad went to one ogf thier concerts in the 70's because he HAD to I would've given my picking hand just to see ten minutes of what he saw like I said do it for the fans I'm only 15 but theyre such a big part of my life and I've only seen them play on their dvd
    Sun King
    god i wasnt even alive last time they were on tour, but they're one of my favorite bands... (beatles and then led zep).. i mean common do another tour...PLEASE
    RockDragon
    Led Zeppelin are the greatest band ever, no contest. The idea of a reunion tour and releasing as a CD would be mint, I'm 16 and have got Zep 1 through 4, houses, physical grafitti and How the west was Won as well as the DVD, (got prescence on order ) I'd love to see Zeppelin in concert because, although it wouldn't be as good as they're heyday, im sure it would still blow peoples brains.
    Bonzo was a great drummer, but I don't think he contributed much on zepp's songs
    Retard. Zeppelin rule, reunion gig, o god please!!! until then Whole Lotta Led are sposed to be amazing, endorsed by PLant and Page, playing in Wrexham Central Station on the 8th of April. www.wholelottaled.com for info, read the reviews!
    Fedaykin
    They should do a new CD, I mean, Bonzo was a great drummer, but I don't think he contributed much on zepp's songs (except maybe on the drums intro and that kind of stuff) Now that the 80's wave of bad influence on music is very far away it would be interesting to see what new sound Page, Plant and JPJ can come up with. Plus, they're kind of old, so a new album would be a little easier on them that a full reunion tour
    xJaCkALx
    ZEPPELIN! hopefullly, they'll do one more tour... but unless they all agree on it and go in and jam for like six months ahead of time, i don't think its worth it/they wouldn't do it. whatever they decide, hopefully page'll do some kinda thing like he did with the black crowes just so i can see him live in concert before its too late...
    hololos
    ^ Yeah. Jason is John's son. Hope they do like some cool Re-Union Tour.
    hotzappa11
    i wouldnt want them to do another tour, its like leave it how it is. they were the 4 and that's how it should stay.
    thejester
    the were each offered $100million a couple years back from I believe the Pepsi group but they declined. rumors have been flying ever since they broke up. Jimmy believes in his mind that if they do play together it wouldnt be zeppelin because you cant replace Bonzo. As much as I would love to see them I hope they dont get back together for dignity of Bonzo.
    Y2A 66
    As amazing as it would be i think i would rather just let things be. I mean these guys aren't quite as young as they used to be. who knows what the hell plants voice is like now. Besides it wouldn't be the same without Bonzo
    GlitteryGold
    Plants voice is quite mature now. He's got a couple a of recent solo albums out. Check them out.
    Phalanx
    I am not sure if I'd want to see Zeppelin in concert. No offence, but Plant's voice won't ever be the same (that's expected of course). I know this shouldn't be a problem, but for me, it's just too big of a deal.
    Nirvana_GodSmak
    The sons of them all should, start a band, if Jason is even close to John, and Plant's son is even close to Plant.
    Nirvana_RATM2
    ummm well from the reunion that i heard in 80 or 85 live aid sounded not so good but you have to realize that the guitar was not in tune and the stuff wasnt that great. Sure his voice wont be the same but i think they could pull it off if they did one reunion tour man i could die happy.
    ChurchNSkate
    heh...first thought it said john bonham. i was like...wait what...? funky. good band, all of em. i wish there would be a reunion tour...or just a cd, with new versions of the song. Phalanx: no shit i wouldnt be the same, but hey...its robert plant! id pay to see him suck. and id enjoy it.
    count forstula
    i would love to see them get back together. i ..the fact that i will probably never be able to see them live. and about bonzo's dignity, i think it would be alright if they did it with jason. thats probably how he would want it, if it were to happen at all.
    Cyborg
    Without Bonzo you can't have Zeppelin.. He was a great drummer and without him they would never been the same. Should stay as it is, they wrote some great songs and played some awsome gigs.. Thats enough.
    cconq9
    Look, I totally respect all of their opinions and all, but if the Who can tour without Keith Moon then surely Zeppelin can go without Bonzo.
    PepperHead73
    Fedaykin wrote: They should do a new CD, I mean, Bonzo was a great drummer, but I don't think he contributed much on zepp's songs (except maybe on the drums intro and that kind of stuff) Now that the 80's wave of bad influence on music is very far away it would be interesting to see what new sound Page, Plant and JPJ can come up with. Plus, they're kind of old, so a new album would be a little easier on them that a full reunion tour
    whoa!? stop talkin rubbish man! just listen to Good Times Bad Times, in fact just isten to any of Zepp's songs to be convinced of Bonzo's greatness. he was Awesome!