Oct 20th 2010 · by B-Rad
Offspring Pays Tribute to His Legendary Father
U.S. Tour Kicks Off Rockin’ Minneapolis, MN
From nostalgic Led Heads to the legacy willed to aspiring drummers and musicians…many attended to pay tribute to “the man who changed drumming and music forever” voiced Jason Bonham last night.
The Legendary Bonham and super group Led Zeppelin have transcended time more than any band in history throughout the musical landscape. Bonham enlisted archived photography and home video of his childhood sharing the story of growing up in a Legend’s household…in remembrance of his father’s passing 30 years ago. Everyone could see how emotional this was for Jason and it was very touching to see how grateful he is about paying tribute to his father’s legacy.
*Bonham signing a drum head 10-19-2010*
You may or may not know that I am a gargantuan Zeppelin fan and you may or may not care. Every kid who plays drums is captivated by John “Bonzo” Bonham. And myself being tagged “Little Drummer Boy” am no different. I started logging hours upon hours behind a drum practice pad way back in 4th grade when I was first told there was no more room in the percussion section and would have to choose a different instrument. Spite carved a different path and I proceeded to log hours that are required for mastery of any skill (See Gladwell’s Outliers). This past Tuesday night was a special night for me as I grew up in an era without “live” Zeppelin due to Bonham’s passing in 1980. My only connection was listening to The #1 Hard Rock Band of ALL Time (according to VH1) on cassette and CD. Jason and crew brought to life the Stairway to Heaven.
“We (the band) are Led Zeppelin fans first,” claimed Bonham as they went first-class.
The talent pool Bonham assembled to honor his father is outstanding!
James Dylan (vocals)
Tony Catania (lead guitar)
Michael Devin (bass)
Stephen LeBlanc (Keyboards, organ,lap steel guitar)
and of course Bonham (drums)
Here’s what you’re in for…
Jason Bonham Led Zeppelin Experience Set List – Minneapolis State Theatre 10-19-10
Rock and Roll
I Can’t Quit You Babe
Your Time is Gonna Come
Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
Dazed and Confused
—– Intermission —–
Good Times, Bad Times
Since I’ve Been Loving You
When the Levee Breaks
Over the Hills and Far Away
I’m Gonna Crawl
Stairway to Heaven
—- Encore —-
Whole Lotta Love
Bonham brought the house down concluding with…”Thank YOU and love the one your with!”
If you call yourself a Zeppelin fan and are anywhere near a venue with this limited show…This is a MUST-SEE Show!
John “Bonzo” Bonham…R.I.P.
Jason Bonham… “Thank You”