Thread: Led Zeppelin Force Jason Bonham to Change Band Name

jszfunk - 2/27/2018 at 12:34 PM

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/led-zeppelin-experience-jason-bonham-name-ch ange/


Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience recently changed its name to Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, and it appears the directive came from Led Zeppelin themselves.

As Bonham – the son of Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, who died in 1980 – recently told KSHE 95, the original band plans to use "Led Zeppelin Experience" in a campaign marking its 50th anniversary this year.

“I was like, ‘Um, okay, but I need to keep the logo, JBLZE,’" Bonham said. "One, I have the tag on my car, and two, I have a huge backdrop that I paid for last year. For me it’s about the music. So the name of it — I just wanted to keep the logo. So I said, ‘I got it. Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening.’ I don’t know what they have planned, but I said, ‘Okay, I will clear the way so they can do what they wish.’”


Led Zeppelin have been hinting at some big projects coming in the future. Guitarist Jimmy Page promised more music was on the way, while singer Robert Plant mentioned a "celebration" for their 50th anniversary. So far, a hardcover book and a reissue of the 2003 live album How the West Was Won were announced.

Supposedly, even more projects will be revealed over the next several months. What the band plans to do with "Led Zeppelin Experience" isn't clear yet.

Bonham started touring under that name back in 2010. Three years earlier, he joined his dad's former bandmates for the briefly reunited group's celebrated appearance at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert in London. The show was documented on the live Celebration Day DVD and CD.

Since then, he's toured with his band, which performs the music of Led Zeppelin, and played drums with Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson when they performed "Stairway to Heaven" as part of a Led Zeppelin tribute at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. He's also a member of Black Country Communion and Sammy Hagar's group the Circle.

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening will hit the road at the end of May for a new tour that will keep them busy through the start of August.


JimSheridan - 2/27/2018 at 01:12 PM

That seems unnecessary. No one in his right mind would confuse what Jason Bonham is doing with a reunited Led Zep. However, if this means that Zepp might actually do something this year, it's an interesting development.

For a band of their stature, their live archival offerings have been pretty slim overall. For CD/albums, it's just "Song Remains the Same," "BBC," and "How the West Was Won," right?


WarEagleRK - 2/27/2018 at 02:22 PM

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That seems unnecessary. No one in his right mind would confuse what Jason Bonham is doing with a reunited Led Zep. However, if this means that Zepp might actually do something this year, it's an interesting development.

For a band of their stature, their live archival offerings have been pretty slim overall. For CD/albums, it's just "Song Remains the Same," "BBC," and "How the West Was Won," right?


There is a live disc on the most recent release of Led Zeppelin II. It is a Paris show from 1969.

However, Jimmy Page has said there will be several archive releases over the next 10 years in recent interviews including later this year. Hopefully that is more than just Jimmy Page talking.


Zambi - 2/27/2018 at 04:46 PM

I think the UCR title is a little bit click bait-ish. I was expecting to read a Dweezil Zappa type story. They're still letting him use the Zeppelin name, and I have to think it was always done pursuant to a license agreement from Led Zep Inc. (even if for free) just to protect the intellectual property rights of the band/company. I'm sure that license is freely revocable by LZ at any time, which makes sense they would do so if they want to use that exact name as part of the upcoming batch of releases coming out (books, archives, etc.).

I'm excited to see what new Zeppelin material may be on the way. I just hope Page doesn't touch things up on the live archive releases, and leaves all the warts and blemishes in tact.


WarEagleRK - 2/27/2018 at 07:03 PM

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/led-zeppelin-record-store-day-2018/


jszfunk - 2/28/2018 at 11:58 AM

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http://ultimateclassicrock.com/led-zeppelin-record-store-day-2018/


This seems like to be right along the same path of the extra stuff released a few years ago on the re mastering. I was kind of underwhelmed by all of that except for a small handful. Nothing earth shattering.


JimSheridan - 2/28/2018 at 07:29 PM

Agreed, JSZ. I'm not seeing many clues that these "different mixes" really offer anything all that different. I'm hoping this is the calm before the storm and that they get some impressive live archival thing out by year's end.


jszfunk - 3/1/2018 at 12:34 PM

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Agreed, JSZ. I'm not seeing many clues that these "different mixes" really offer anything all that different. I'm hoping this is the calm before the storm and that they get some impressive live archival thing out by year's end.


We can only hope. "Impressive" is the key word like you said.


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