Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Led Zeppelin working on shorter songs for reunion, says drummer Bonham
Fans who caught up with Led Zeppelin drummer Jason Bonham outside his Concord hotel today, said the son of original member John Bonham told them the legendary quartet has rehearsed eight times, and has only worked on standard-length songs.
"You won't hear a 30-minute 'Dazed and Confused'," said Bonham, who signed a fan's drum head with the Zep logo.
Which is sad, in a way, because the highlights of the last Page/Plant tours were the long versions of old tunes, beefed up with an Egyptian wedding orchestra, classical musicians and a hurdy gurdy player.
But whatever: a Zep reunion will be the biggest thing in current rock rebirths, making the likes of Van Halen or Genesis forgettable.
Bonham was in town because he is the road drummer for Foreigner, which plays Concord Pavilion with Styx and Def Leppard.
I'll post a picture soon.