Jason Bonham is an English drummer and the son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. At the age of only five, Jason could play the drums, at least a
scaled-down set of them, with skill. When he was 17 he was a member of
the band Air Race. The group signed a record contract with Atlantic
Records, recorded one album, and opened for big names like Queen, Meat
Loaf, Ted Nugent, and AC/DC. John Bonham died in 1980, but Jason, who
has marked a few places in music history himself, has stepped in from
time to time to help keep his father’s memory alive.
Jason took his father’s spot in the televised, first-ever Led Zeppelin
reunion at the Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary concert, which included
Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones. Later than year. he went
on to tour with Page and recorded the album Outrider with him.