Jason Bonham Band, featuring the prodigal son and "chip off the old block" of
the late, very great Led Zeppelin drummer, John (Bonzo) Bonham, will make their
recording debut with In the Name of My Father--The ZepSet, in stores
The live performance was captured (sic) New York's historic
Electric Ladyland, and boasts a wealth of Zeppelin classics including "Ramble
On," "Communication Breakdown," "The Song Remains the Same" and "Ten Years
Gone." All of the royalties from The ZepSet will be donated to the Big
Sisters of Los Angeles, and the John Bonham Memorial Motorcycle Camp. All
profits from the band's tour will go to charities, as well.
" 'My father
was a very charitable man,' Bonham says, 'and I am following his
" 'So many bands do Led Zeppelin songs badly,' Bonham points out.
'I said, 'let's go out and do it for fun.''
"As part of Bonham's charity
efforts during the tour, Ahmet Ertegun, founder of Atlantic Records (Zeppelin's
label), issued 25 authentic Led Zeppelin IV platinum Lps (signifying the
25th anniversary of the album's release), mounted under glass, which the
sponsoring radio station in each city will auction off. The proceeds will be
used for the acquisition of Kawasaki motorcycles for The John Bonham Memorial
Motorcycle Camp, operated by The Police Activities League's Off-Road Pals
program, whose goal is to give under-privileged and at-risk young people the
opportunity to get involved with motorcycle sport."