During the recent interview with Tulsa from 97.5 KMOD’s “DOMKcast”, John Bonham’s son, Jason Bonham talked about Led Zeppelin.
He spoke about his relationships with Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page. He also mentioned about the Grammies...
Jason said that “…Grammy. That’s the only thing I can ever say I got more than dad. He didn’t win one”, here’s the statement:
“It’s kind of like a working one, really. Jimmy was the one that hired me, first for the solo album he did, which was ‘Outrider’. He took me on the road with him, which was crazy. I was 22 years old. That was a big responsibility, [being] that young and out on the road with him.
Before that, I’d worked with Robert as a kid, come picking me up from school and doing the demos for his solo album. Years and years later, all of a sudden, I was driving them around, and we were rehearsing for the O2 [the London arena where Led Zeppelin performed a 2007 reunion concert].
And to win a Grammy? I’d never won a Grammy. That’s the only thing I can ever say I got more than dad. He didn’t win one. It’s one of those things — we don’t speak on a weekly basis, but whenever we do walk into a room and everyone’s there, it’s like we were just talking yesterday.”
He also compared drumming to motocross and said:
“I was really into motocross. I started racing when I was 10 years old and did very, very well. That was my dream, if anything, more than drumming. My father passed when I was 14. When I was 15, I had my most successful year [racing].
I lost the British championship [by] one point, but that was a great for me. When I turned 17, I had a bike malfunction at a race, and in my head, I went, ‘You know what? I’m done. I’m going to go play drums.’ I still ride my bikes for fun, but that was the turning point.
That’s how it all began for me… I actually rode my dirt bike last week, and I hadn’t ridden for two years. Boy, did I realize I hadn’t ridden for two years.”
You can listen to the entire interview from below.