JASON BONHAM Got Upset with Led Zep’s Lawyers Letter

Lawyers letters are the kind of thing that makes us upset. They really do upset us. Imagine when you misread them. Jason Bonham did it. Read what he has to say:

“I got a letter from their attorney, who happens to be my attorney as well. As I read the first few lines I felt very upset.

“It was my wife who saved me from getting into a rage; I was about to group-dial Jimmy, John Paul, and Robert and go, ‘What the hell…!’ but she said, ‘Read the rest.’

“And I saw it wasn’t personal. They wanted to free up the terminology. It was my wife who said, ‘Why don’t you call it Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening – that way I could keep the logo the same.

“I said, ‘You’re a genius! That’s why I’ve been with you 30 years!'”

Asked about his future plans, Jason replied:

“Next year I feel is an even bigger year because [1969] was the first two [Led Zeppelin] albums, the first concerts, all of that. So I’ve got a few more plans with how I’d like to do things.

“I’d love to play the Royal Albert Hall and do the set they played back in ’69. That would be something I’d love to achieve.

“And all of this, I think, will continue as the years go on, because each year coming up will be 50 years since [1970’s] ‘Led Zeppelin III,’ whatever. I can imagine the celebrating of [1971’s] ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ will be a big one.

“I just can’t believe it was that long ago, and it still sounds so good and so timeless. People still love to hear this [music], and I’m happy to be able to go out and play it for them with some authenticity and a real connection to it all.”