Led Zeppelin reunion shows drummer Jason Bonham was interviewed by The Circle bandmate Sammy Hagar on his Rock and Roll Road Trip AXS program, and he discussed having a drug meltdown in front of Jimmy Page. Alternative Nation transcribed their comments. Jack White made a stunning Led Zeppelin reunion claim yesterday.
Jason Bonham: My biggest gig ever was when I was 22 and Jimmy Page hired me.
Sammy Hagar: That’s right, you toured with Jimmy Page.
Jason Bonham: In 1988, when Jimmy accepted me at 22 as his drummer.
Sammy Hagar: I met you after that, and that’s when you were an alcoholic and a drug addict, and you still played well.
Jason Bonham: I mean I must say, I was. I played the Philadelphia Spectrum, I got a note under the door, and the drug dealer was still in the room, and I went, ‘Daisy, the gig’s not until tomorrow.’ Arturo, his name was, he was in the room. He went, ‘No man, that’s today.’
I’m like, ‘I haven’t even been to bed.’ I literally got to the Philadelphia Spectrum, [with his arms folded] and Jimmy is looking at me going [pissed]. ‘Typical, just like your own man.’ I was like, ‘Shit.’ I keep looking around at my drum tech, ‘Am I speeding up or am I slowing down.’ ’You’re okay, stop thinking about it.’
The Who singer Roger Daltrey recently reacted to claims that Robert Plant ripped him off.