Thursday, December 8, 2016
Jason Bonham Not Getting Hopes Up About Led Zeppelin Reunion
Over the past few decades people have dreamed and begged for a Led Zeppelin reunion, with it only ever happening in short one-off stints a small handful of times ever since the band's break-up in 1980. The most substantial reunion happened back in 2007 (nearly a decade ago at this point) when the band got back together to pay tribute to former Atlantic Records executive Ahmet Ertegun. Currently however, late drummer John Bonham's son Jason Bonham is not too hopeful of another reunion of the band ever happening.
In a recent interview with Billboard, Bonham goes into detail on how he is trying to put the idea of another Zeppelin interview ever happening; saying that it's the only way that a Zeppelin reunion ever could happen. He says:
"Back in 2004 I finally let go. I said to myself, 'Don't ever think it's gonna happen. Don't in the back of your mind ever think something's gonna happen. Let it go. Don't have that little flutter of hope in your stomach or whatever.'
And then when I let it go what happens? I get a call in 2007. So all I'll say is 'I'm gonna let it go.' As far as I know, nothing's gonna happen, but if I let it go, you never know."
I hope for Bonham's sake (and ours for that matter) that this little method of his works for getting at least one more Led Zeppelin reunion, but I still don't think it will ever happen again. Robert Plant seems like he is about ready to retire altogether and Jimmy Page last I heard is working on getting his own thing going. If it does happen it will be a miracle and will probably be only one more show rather than a tour. Besides, since Black Country Communion is getting back together next year I'm more interested to hear what Bonham and the rest of the guys in the group will do.