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'I'd Love' a Led Zeppelin Reunion: Jason Bonham
Billboard ^ | August 12, 2010 | Gary Graff

Posted on 08/15/2010 12:42:22 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Jason Bonham knows better than to promise a Led Zeppelin reunion as part of his "Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience" show that goes on tour this fall. But he's certainly not opposed to the idea.

"I'm not going to hide it from them," Bonham, who filled his late father John "Bonzo" Bonham's spot and played with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones at the 2007 Zep reunion concert at London's O2 arena, tells Billboard.com. "I will invite them to every show I can, because my goal and dream is, 'Wouldn't it be cool if I did something that they thought was cool and they would get up and play with me?' That's what I'm doing [this] for. I'd love it."

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KEYWORDS: bonham; ledzeppelin; music; rockandroll; zeppelin
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1 posted on 08/15/2010 12:42:28 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

That’s one way to hawk your tickets. Throw out a tease about an unexpected Led Zeppelin reunion and watch the money roll in.


2 posted on 08/15/2010 12:44:51 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: ConservativeStatement
I saw Jason Bonham in concert around 1990, a tour with Dangerous Toys and the Cult.
3 posted on 08/15/2010 12:46:48 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

I saw Zepplin at the Forum in LA in the late 70s. Would love to see them again.


4 posted on 08/15/2010 12:48:28 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Two Great songs by the greatest Rock Group of all time. Listen and enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpVLlnQ08OA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9TGj2jrJk8

5 posted on 08/15/2010 12:51:19 PM PDT by rambo316
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To: South40

Was it the 1977 tour? That was one of the band’s last five or so U.S. appearances.


6 posted on 08/15/2010 12:53:45 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: rambo316

Stairway will be 40 y/o next year.


7 posted on 08/15/2010 12:55:58 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: rambo316
Dude!

8 posted on 08/15/2010 12:56:10 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Palin: Obama lacks 'the cojones' to tackle immigration! (Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: South40
Check out this version of Kashmir from Page and Plant "Unledded", or better yet, get the DVD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0jiiURy_So

9 posted on 08/15/2010 12:58:04 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (People I know have papers for their mongrels.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Meh. Would have preferred to see this band when Robert Plant still had his high vocal range and still had the bad fashion sense to rip off Roger Daltrey’s “Tommy” look for a decade. Pity the polyps did him in in the vocal respect.


10 posted on 08/15/2010 12:59:54 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: ConservativeStatement

1977 sounds about right.


11 posted on 08/15/2010 1:00:32 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I loved that concert, saw it on TV in South Africa many moons ago.

Best song they do but I like the studio version best.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbSugn0dB4c


12 posted on 08/15/2010 1:01:47 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (Palin: Obama lacks 'the cojones' to tackle immigration! (Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Loved it! Thanks!


13 posted on 08/15/2010 1:02:53 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Don't see it happening anytime soon (if ever). After a well-rehearsed and thunderous '07 reunion show (which effectively buried the ghosts of Zeppelin's handful of lackluster post-Bonham performances) Robert Plant expressed no interest in soldiering on with a world tour. The momentum has since been lost with Plant, Page and Jones all pursuing separate projects.

He's also a member of Black Country Communion, a group formed by producer Kevin Shirley that also includes Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa and Derek Sherinian.

This is where Bonham ought to concentrate his efforts. Hughes is a veteran rocker and Bonamassa is rapidly rising in the world of guitar slingers.

14 posted on 08/15/2010 1:10:43 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Las Vegas Ron

They did special for MTV unplugged remember that show that came from


15 posted on 08/15/2010 1:10:53 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: rambo316

Meh, an over-rated cover band. Never credited the blues greats they ripped off.


16 posted on 08/15/2010 1:14:10 PM PDT by GunsAndBibles (God save Calif. - 'cause it's gonna take a miracle.)
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To: South40

i saw them opening night at madison square garden, 6/7/1977...the ticket stub sits in a frame above my head...

i’ve been to all the reunions (Live Aid/Atlantic Records) besides seeing three dozen Page/Plant and solo shows...

i’ve been a huge Zeppelin fan since I was 8....my wife and i built a house 7 years ago...the first thing that went up in my daughters room when we moved in was a Zeppelin poster- she was 5 months old at the time and its’ still there...

Bonham died on my birthday, 9/25, and i was devastated...would i like them to get back together??? yes, but only if Plant’s heart is in it...


17 posted on 08/15/2010 1:14:50 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well shoot Jason,
You and about 100 million other people would love to see aLed Zeppelin reunion..

As an aside, I saw Robert Plant on his solo tour here in Houston, he did some Zepplin songs and they weren’t to bad..


18 posted on 08/15/2010 1:43:32 PM PDT by TexasM1A
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To: ConservativeStatement
Since John Bonham is dead, any Lead Zeppelin reunion is going to have to await Techiyyat HaMetim (the resurrection of the dead)--assuming any member of that band makes it there.
19 posted on 08/15/2010 1:45:13 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Zakhor 'et 'asher-`asah lekha `Amaleq baderekh betze'tekhem miMitzrayim.)
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To: God luvs America

i saw them opening night at madison square garden, 6/7/1977...the ticket stub sits in a frame above my head...

I was at that concert. My daughter has a black Zep t shirt. I tell her I had one, too. That I got AT THE CONCERT!


20 posted on 08/15/2010 1:57:17 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: GunsAndBibles

BS


21 posted on 08/15/2010 1:57:59 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (People I know have papers for their mongrels.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I have seen Jason Bonham play drums with “The Firm” with Jimmy Page on guitar, I have seen Robert Plant tour on his own.

Robert Plant’s vocal abilities are gone. Any reunion would be a sad shadow of its past glory and ultimately disappointing.


22 posted on 08/15/2010 2:30:12 PM PDT by WaterBoard
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To: GunsAndBibles
Meh, an over-rated cover band. Never credited the blues greats they ripped off.

Well them's fightin' words...

I love the blues, and I love Zep. I truly do think they were not only the greatest rock band, but musical geniuses. Blues adapt, they always have. And I can't think of a better adaptation of Blues from a smoky honky-tonk into a rock-merged, electric mega-colosseum than what they did.

If SRV had lived, they would have eventually had serious competition, because he was getting more into rock-blues. But his legacy was sealed with Double Trouble at the mostly-straight-blues level. So as far as I'm concerned, Zepplin takes the all-time blues-rock band crown.

Though a double-header with Zepplin and Double Trouble would have shifted the planet into a better orbit and solved tooth decay at the same time, me thinks.

23 posted on 08/15/2010 2:35:47 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: WaterBoard
Robert Plant’s vocal abilities are gone.

Could be, I dunno.

The last performance I saw of his was in the Unledded DVD and I understand that was back in 1995-6 or so.

The Firm, wow, I had completely forgot about them....Paul Rogers from Bad Company and Free, oy, I'm feeling old.

24 posted on 08/15/2010 2:43:55 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (People I know have papers for their mongrels.)
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To: Talisker
Well them's fightin' words...

Amen!

I've seen that crap slung before but none of them can back it up with an example.

Prolly coming from a Madmomma loving disco queen or something.

25 posted on 08/15/2010 2:47:39 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (People I know have papers for their mongrels.)
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To: GunsAndBibles

I agree. Completely overrated.


26 posted on 08/15/2010 2:48:00 PM PDT by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: Talisker
Zepplin takes the all-time blues-rock band crown.

Page out shines him self here, even better than when you was younger...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMbxbT1WA3Y

27 posted on 08/15/2010 2:51:57 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (People I know have papers for their mongrels.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Prolly coming from a Madmomma loving disco queen or something.


I think I read somewhere that disco is against the Ten Commandments.


28 posted on 08/15/2010 2:55:50 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Talisker

“So as far as I’m concerned, Zepplin takes the all-time blues-rock band crown”

Guess you’re not familiar with James Hendrix?


29 posted on 08/15/2010 2:57:06 PM PDT by GunsAndBibles (God save Calif. - 'cause it's gonna take a miracle.)
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To: SaraJohnson
I think I read somewhere that disco is against the Ten Commandments

Thou shall not do the hustle?

30 posted on 08/15/2010 2:59:10 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (People I know have papers for their mongrels.)
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To: GunsAndBibles
Guess you’re not familiar with James Hendrix?

LOL, talk about overrated...Hendrix vs Page??

Shirley you jest!

31 posted on 08/15/2010 3:03:24 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (People I know have papers for their mongrels.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Try listening to Chess Records - all those English guys did, and then covered the tunes. Not sayin’ they’re bad covers, in fact I like quite a few of them. IMO, Zep sounded best when I was extremely Dazed and Confused. Sober, not so much.


32 posted on 08/15/2010 3:05:18 PM PDT by GunsAndBibles (God save Calif. - 'cause it's gonna take a miracle.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Led Zep 2011

Brought to you by

DEPENDS


33 posted on 08/15/2010 3:15:17 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Ya unAmerican p.o.s.)
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To: GunsAndBibles
I was extremely Dazed and Confused. Sober, not so much.

Yeah, I admit much of the stuff they did back in the day escapes me now, but the classics still remain.

Zep was a unique band with their own sound, and original and yes, talented.

Now a days there is no such thing as people making it on talent, it's all about being extreme and sexual....I guess I just miss the old days.

34 posted on 08/15/2010 3:19:25 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (People I know have papers for their mongrels.)
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To: Joe Boucher
DEPENDS

Ah c'mon Joe, they ain't that old!

35 posted on 08/15/2010 3:21:20 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (People I know have papers for their mongrels.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Great band, I’d still pay to see them after all these years and without the one and only John Bonham.


36 posted on 08/15/2010 3:31:37 PM PDT by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Joe Boucher

I remember seeing an ad for a Foreigner concert presented by AARP about two years ago. Guess it doesn’t Seem Like the First Time anymore.


37 posted on 08/15/2010 3:48:42 PM PDT by GunsAndBibles (God save Calif. - 'cause it's gonna take a miracle.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Thou shall not do the hustle?


Yes, something like that. Those whistles call in demons...or something like that.


38 posted on 08/15/2010 8:15:19 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson
Yes, something like that. Those whistles call in demons...or something like that.

You must not remember the mid 70's, the Hustle was a major hit by Van Mc Coy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZcY5vxLbpA

39 posted on 08/15/2010 8:41:03 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (People I know have papers for their mongrels.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

You made me watch that... What the eyes have seen can not be unseen...

I had the skin of my heal removed by a disco dancer once on a one time date. I was very young and niave; used a fake i.d. to get into the disco bar. The whistle had ‘em goin’ in a frenzy and gave me a headache and physical injuries. Mr. one time date man never was able to speak with me again. :)


40 posted on 08/15/2010 9:12:49 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Reaganwuzthebest
Zep was awesome, but some of their studio tracks are just about impossible to play live. Case in point is the Studio version of The Rover. Linked below. Page actually used several studio overdubs. Would be awesome to hear someone play this just as its sounds, perhaps Hendrix might have been able to do it justice, but this song has multiple Page tracks in places. According to Wikipedia, The Rover; was never played live in its entirety at Led Zeppelin concerts, although the band played the opening bars as an introduction to Sick Again; throughout their 1977 North American tour.

The Rover

The Tribute band Led Zepagain is supposed to be pretty good. Never saw them, but they do play around the country at various venues. They only do the intro to The Rover though. Here they are doing Achilles Last Stand.

Achilles Last Stand

41 posted on 08/15/2010 9:34:11 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: GunsAndBibles
Meh, an over-rated cover band. Never credited the blues greats they ripped off.

Along with Spirit, Steve Marriott, and probably many others.

42 posted on 08/15/2010 9:44:08 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Politicians exist to break windows so they may spend other people's money to fix them.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Yeah they are.
You seen any of em lately?

Also, youse guys in Nevada gonna kick Reid to the curb like he deserves?
Then investigate his crooked ass and throw him in jail til he croaks?


43 posted on 08/16/2010 3:36:28 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Ya unAmerican p.o.s.)
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To: justa-hairyape

A lot of Page’s ideas along with Zep’s songs were carried over from his days with the Yardbirds, especially early on. Like Pink Floyd they play a music genre that’s very distinctive, it’s not really hard rock but more like a cross between blues, progressive, and rock all in one. They did a pretty good though reproducing most of it on stage.


44 posted on 08/16/2010 8:53:30 AM PDT by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: GunsAndBibles

I always thought the early Zep albums, that Plant was basically doing a Janis Joplin imitation.


45 posted on 08/16/2010 8:55:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

i would like to see Zep and Dave Gilmour one last time

maybe Steve Winwood too


46 posted on 08/16/2010 8:57:04 AM PDT by wardaddy (effed up times..)
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To: GunsAndBibles

They always credited the blues numbers they covered, other than a court of law had to find that Zeppelin’s “the Lemon Song” was basically Howlin’ Wolf’s “Killing Floor Blues” with a little of Robert Johnson’s “squeeze my lemon” added in.

When this subject was brought up to ‘da Wolf’ he said ‘that’s just lawyer stuff’. He had no hard feelings either way.

As to why they covered so many blues tunes, Page and the boys were coming up with riffs much faster than Plant could write lyrics... so he said that he would often just sing some old blues lyrics.


47 posted on 08/16/2010 9:00:24 AM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: GunsAndBibles
Guess you’re not familiar with James Hendrix?

Well it would be hard for me not to, seeing as I feel Stevie Ray Vaughan was the greatest guitarist ever, bar none - and he considered Hendrix his musical master.

But I think SRV was better than Hendrix, better than Page, better than anyone. And Double Trouble was spectacular as a band. But they were more traditional blues, and still growing when Stevie died, even though they were filling coloseums at the time.

In contrast, Zepplin was a monster from the beginning, and roared straight through at that level right up until Bonham's death. As a unified band which was not based upon a single star performer, IMO, they were the top of the top.

Oh, and as an aside, a "cover band" is one that generally does not create it's own work. The Blues is based on standard riffs and songs that are repeated forever by each band's version - it's not the same as a cover unless you're actually trying to imitate a specific band's version, rather than the riff or song itself. That's just a fact. And Zepplin's interpretations were so unique, to call them a cover band isn't even an insult - it's ridiculous, and just plain ignorance of the incredible uniqueness and creativity of what they were actually doing.

48 posted on 08/16/2010 2:37:50 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Talisker
But I think SRV was better than Hendrix, better than Page, better than anyone

But I look at it this way, no Hendrix, no SRV. Hendrix created something out of nothing, nobody did what he did before, SRV merely stood on the shoulders on giants. Was he technically a better guitarist, maybe, but not nearly as original as Hendrix.

49 posted on 08/16/2010 2:40:19 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wardaddy
Dave Gilmour

One of my favs, along with Mark Knopfler.

50 posted on 08/16/2010 2:45:46 PM PDT by windsorknot
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