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Jason Bonham: I Lived My Led Zeppelin Fantasy

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Jason Bonham says that he was able to live out all of his Led Zeppelin fantasies when he performed as part of the band on December 10th, 2007 at London’s O2 Arena. Bonham, who’s currently on tour with his critically acclaimed Led Zeppelin Experience production, explained to the press earlier this week that after years of repeat viewing of the band’s The Song Remains The Same movie featuring his father, the late John Bonham, it seemed to actually be coming true in the flesh.

Bonham, who received raves for his 2007 performance, recalled the thrill of sitting behind the drums for his dad and playing the one-off gig: “I kept saying, ‘I really am playing drums for Led Zeppelin!’ This really is something special, something I dreamed about all my life in a very strange way, But on the night, yeah, I remember there was one incident — and probably John (Paul Jones) won’t remember it like I do, but I watched The Song Remains The Same so many times that there was a look that I did with John in ‘No Quarter,’ and I remember (thinking) ‘I know! That was just like The Song Remains The Same! He gave me the look!’ And it probably wasn’t for the same reason you did dad, but that was very, very special for me, honestly, (John Paul Jones): That was the ‘Where are we’ look (laughter). (Jason Bonham): Yeah.”

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience (subject to change):
October 12 – Las Vegas, NV – Aliante Casino
October 13 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino & Special Events Center
October 14 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
October 16 – Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre
November 9 – Westbury, NY – NYCB Theatre At Westbury
November 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
November 11 – York, PA – Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center
November 12 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
November 14 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
November 15 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
November 16 – Wilmington, DE – Grand Opera House
November 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall
November 19 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
November 20 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater

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