THE SON ALSO RISES—AND ROCKS WITH LED ZEPAGAIN AT L.A.’S HOUSE OF BLUES SUNSET STRIP!
Drummer Jason Bonham, Son of The Late John Bonham, Sits In With Acclaimed Led Zeppelin Tribute Band During Encore Performance of “Rock And Roll”
Speculation ran wild throughout 2008 about a full-on Led Zeppelin reunion tour in the wake of a blazing performance by the three surviving band members with drummer Jason Bonham—filling the role of his father, John Bonham, who died at age 32 in 1980—at the 2007 tribute concert for Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.
Now that the dust has settled and it’s clear that Bonham, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones will not be officially reuniting, Zep fans are more excited than ever about the next best thing: Led Zepagain, renowned as the best re-enactment band of Led Zeppelin ever.
On March 21 at the House Of Blues Sunset Strip in Hollywood, Jason Bonham rocked the house as he jammed with the band during their rousing second encore performance of “Rock and Roll.”
The classic song is from Led Zeppelin’s fourth album, which is generally referred to as Led Zeppelin IV although there is no official title.
One of the fans singing and rocking along at the HOB was Jerry Greenberg, who worked closely with Led Zeppelin when he was President of Atlantic Records in the 1970s.
Founding Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has long heaped praise on Led Zepagain, whose members include Swan Montgomery (Plant), Jim Wootten (Jones), Steve
Zukowsky (Page) and Jim Kersey (Bonham).
“It’s amazing how much you sound like us,” says Page. “You must have grown up on this because you were inside the music, and you paid attention to detail in your presentation…I can tell you guys really love the music!”
For more information on Led Zepagain and future tour dates, please visit www.zepagain.com.