Led Zeppelin Icon Reveals If He’s Broke After Tragedy


Late Led Zeppelin drummer’s son and reunion shows replacement Jason Bonham was recently interviewed on The Howard Stern show with Sammy Hagar and the Circle. He said that he is doing well financially. John Bonham tragically died in 1980.

MarksFriggin.com recapped: Howard said Jason must have some money too. Jason said he’s doing okay. Howard said Vick must be doing okay too.

Howard said he has to play ”Can’t Hang” because he wrote it to When the Levee Breaks. Sammy said they have the same feel since Jason played it like his dad. Howard asked Jason to play the part. Jason did his thing that sounded like When the Levee Breaks. Jason said he changed it up a little bit. He showed Howard how he changed it. Sammy said that’s funky. Jason said they did it like that and they sent it to Sammy. He said he wanted to put a push in there but he told him not to. Sammy said it’s so much better that way. Howard played some of the finished song ”Can’t Hang.”

Howard asked how long it takes to write a song like this. Sammy said about 6 months or so. Howard said there’s the drum sound. Howard said the guys did it. He said they’re good together.

Howard asked why they’re calling the band The Circle. Sammy said that he, Michael and Jason all grew up on Led Zeppelin. Howard said they have to take a look at Jason too. Jason said when they did guitar solos in Led Zeppelin he’d be doing blow and they found out. He said Jimmy would cut his guitar solo short and he had to run to stage. He said Jimmy would just stand there waiting. He said he was angry that they didn’t offer him any. Howard said with Jason he lost his dad when he was 14. He said you’d think he’d stay away from blow.

Jason said Jimmy was the first one to give him blow when he was on the road with them. Howard said he’d think that they’d avoid doing that. Jason said he remembers being called to his room and he was just 16 at that point. He said there was a woman on the floor meowing. He said they had this grinder thing. He said they’d grind it and turn it over to him. He said Jimmy asked if he had done it before. He said yes and he just did all of it. He said Jimmy said he’s just like his father. He said he was taking that as a compliment. He said he should have been working on the other side of the craft. He said he’s been sober for 17 years now. Howard said that’s hard to do. Sammy said he’s totally cool.

Howard said there will be people around you drinking and you just have to say it’s not for you. Jason said that they ask if he wants them to take the booze out of the room but he says no and tells them to take the candy out instead.