NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Coming off a summer tour as a special guest on Foreigner’s 40th Anniversary Tour, Jason Bonham, son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, carries on his father’s legacy in Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, coming 8 p.m. Dec. 13 to the historic War Memorial Auditorium.
Tickets start at $25 and are available now at www.WMArocks.com, by phone at 615-782-4030, and in person at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville.
At the age of five, Jason could play the drums, at least a scaled-down set of them, with skill. When he was 17, he was a member of the band Air Race. The group signed a record contract with Atlantic Records, recorded one album and opened for big names like Queen, Meat Loaf, Ted Nugent and AC/DC. John Bonham died in 1980, but Jason, who has marked a few places in music history himself, has stepped in from time to time to help keep his father’s memory alive.
In 1988, Jason took his father’s spot in the first-ever televised Led Zeppelin reunion at the Atlantic records 40th Anniversary concert, and he represented his father when Led Zeppelin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in January 1995, with his sister Zoe by his side. He soon put together another solo project which culminated with “In the Name of My Father – The Zepset” cd, which featured the songs of Led Zeppelin. The album followed up with “When You See the Sun.”
On Dec. 10, 2007, Jason played drums in the most anticipated concert of all time – the Led Zeppelin reunion at London’s O2 arena with surviving members Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Robert Plant.
Jason’s Bonham’s music career includes numerous album collaborations with music greats such as Paul Rodgers, Slash, and David Gilmour, with movie and television appearances in the film “Rock Star” and the VH1 reality TV show, “SuperGroup.”
For more information, visit http://www.jasonbonham.net.
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