Sammy Hagar's TV Show: Jason Bonham On His Led Zeppelin Father (Top Story)
"Playing Led Zeppelin songs always has a love/hate relationship because it's the thing I'm most critical about in my performance," explains Jason. "My father was such an amazing musician and drummer.
"He had such a groove; it was unmatched by anybody and I'm not just saying that because every drummer I speak to tells me the same things. To play the music is a great privilege and an honor to be even [mentioned] in the same breath as my father."
John Bonham died in 1980 of a pulmonary edema brought on by inhaling his own vomit after drinking forty shots of vodka in a 24-hour period; he was 32.
The young Bonham began playing drums at the age of four, and appeared with his father in the Led Zeppelin film "The Song Remains The Same", drumming on a scaled-down kit. Read more and watch the clip - here.
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