Virgil Donati Rehearses For Bonham Bash

Virgil Donati

We got the rare opportunity to watch the always-astounding Virgil Donati rehearse with the all-star house band for the 2012 edition of Bonzo’s Birthday Bash – a tribute to the late Led Zeppelin drummer. In this clip the group practices “Kashmir” from Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti, in which Donati’s fills become increasingly less Bonham-ish as the song proceeds. Tell us if you think his interpretation works within the context of such a historic song in the comments section below.


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  • I am a big fan of Virgil’s work but this is horrible.  Most of us know he can play gazillions of notes but NOT in a Led Zeppelin song!!!