The cover story on Tommy Lee was very cool….........but to me it took a back seat to the Bonham stuff.
Thank you for this. I am huge fan of Led Zeppelin , but as a drummer am an even bigger fan of John Bonham. Excellent article!!!!
I was recently talking to a drummer friend about the article and he was of the opinion that John Bonham has become overated because of every drummer citing him as an influence or as one of their favorites.
My response to this is :
there is a very good reason John Bonham is still 30 ish years after his death an important part of drumming history. From his classic set up to the his mighty right foot that still baffles even some of the pro’s. From the incredible groove to his down and dirty solid rock licks, and the incredibly big sound of his drums, I am very confident that 60 years from now drummers will still be talking about this icon of not only rock but music in general who went to soon.
Bonham has not only shaped my personal drumming style and set up but has offered me challenges of learning from him. Thank you DRUM! for not letting anyone forget this incredible musician!!!!