In a recent interview with Eddie Trunk Podcast, Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham’s son, Jason Bonham has revealed the untold truth about guitarist Jimmy Page.
He shared the unheard story about how Jimmy Page supported him.
“Would it be fair to say that of the three surviving members of Zeppelin that Robert Plant is the guy that kind of was always the closest, or even maybe took you under his wing a little bit?”
“Yes and no. Robert was the closest, but Jimmy [Page] was the one that kind of took me on the road with him – when you think that I’m the only drummer on Jimmy’s only solo album [1988’s ‘Outrider’] – I feel pretty honored.
It was a lot of fun when we went on that tour, I love playing with him. I was 22 years old, I was new and fresh to this whole world of rock and roll.
I just remembered staying at the UN Plaza for two weeks, and when I went to check out my incidental bill was $37,000. I must have bought everyone in the bar a drink every night, even though I wasn’t there.
When I said get everybody a drink, I didn’t mean every night, every day. I was probably getting Jimmy’s drinks at the same time, he called it the learning curve.”