Jason Bonham, son of the late John “Bonzo” Bonham, does not take lightly the responsibility of carrying on his father’s legacy. Having made a head start at drumming while he was a child, he is now passing on the same lessons to a third generation of Bonham drummers. His firsthand familiarity with Led Zeppelin made him a shoe-in to join his father’s bandmates on most of the few occasions reunion concerts have taken place.
Because 2010 marks the 30th anniversary of John Bonham’s death, Jason Bonham is preparing to honor his father with a 30-date concert tour unleashed in his memory. “Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience” will see the drummer and a hand-picked lineup of professional musicians traveling across the United States and Canada with a giant video screen helping Bonham to articulate his memories of growing up surrounded by Led Zeppelin. Many of the earliest reports on the tour cited Lemon Squeezings as their source of information, and this Web site will continue to update readers on tour dates and other information about the show as they become known.
Also among Bonham’s announced plans is a new four-piece rock supergroup called Black Country Communion. The name is derived from the part of England from which both Bonham and singer Glenn Hughes hail. A full-length album was recorded in early 2010 with plans to release it in September. Producer Kevin Shirley has provided some of the biggest public insights into what to expect from Black Country Communion, which in addition to Hughes and Bonham also includes Derek Sherinian on keyboards and Joe Bonamassa on lead guitar and some vocals. Lemon Squeezings is dedicated to following this band as well.
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