Former Dream Theatre drummer and current member of Sons Of Apollo, Mike Portnoy, took to his official Instagram account to share a new post and mourned the death of Led Zeppelin legend John Bonham.

Back in 1980, John started to drink lots of alcohol and continued drinking the whole day. The next morning, he was laying on the bed and founded unresponsive. Following the autopsy, the cause of death was revealed that he choked on his own vomit due to the high alcohol usage.

Mike remembered the day he found out the day John Bonham died and said that he didn’t believe this devastating news in the first place. While showing what Bonham meant to him, Mike also admitted that Bonham’s death hit him pretty harshly.

In this way, Mike paid his tribute to the legendary drummer and showed his respect for Bonham. Furthermore, Mike claimed that John Bonham is the greatest of all time and praised his drumming skills.

Here is what Mike Portnoy said:

“One more post about John Bonham as Ultimate Guitar just ran this article today with excerpts of my interview about him as today marks the 40th anniversary of his passing…

I remember that exact day 40 years ago…

I had photos of Bonzo, Keith Moon, and The Beatles in my locker at school and I remember opening my locker that day and seeing his picture and being in total disbelief that he was gone…

Keith had died two years earlier and Lennon would also be gone almost 3 months later…but Bonzo’s death hit me hard. Still one of the G.O.A.T.! 🥁”

You can check out the post below.

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One more post about John Bonham as Ultimate Guitar just ran this article today with excerpts of my interview about him as today marks the 40th anniversary of his passing… I remember that exact day 40 years ago…I had photos of Bonzo, Keith Moon and The Beatles in my locker at school and I remember opening my locker that day and seeing his picture and being in total disbelief that he was gone… Keith had died two years earlier and Lennon would also be gone almost 3 months later…but Bonzo’s death hit me hard. Still one of the G.O.A.T.! 🥁 #RIPJohnHenryBonham . Full article here ➡️ (link in today’s story) https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/mike_portnoy_shares_honest_opinion_on_john_bonham_explains_what_many_people_dont_realize_about_led_zeppelin_drummer.html

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