In an effort to keep everyone happy and on the same page, Jason Bonham has changed the name of his show from “Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience” to, “Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening.” Why the change? Bonham, who has continued the legacy of Zeppelin, revealed that the change was made in deference to a request from Led Zeppelin.
Speaking to Premiere Networks, Bonham explained, “They have plans for the terminology ‘Led Zeppelin Experience.’ And I was like, okay, but I need to keep the logo, JBLZE.’ I have a huge backdrop that I paid for last year. For me, it’s about the music. So I just wanted to keep the logo. I came up with, ‘Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening.’
As far as what Zeppelin might have in store, Bonham said, “I don’t know what they have planned, but I said, ‘Okay, I will clear the way so they can do what they wish.'”
Bonham will join Foreigner and Whitesnake for the “Juke Box Heroes” tour, starting June 15 in Bangor, ME. All of the Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening tour dates can be found here.
Meanwhile, Led Zeppelin have made it clear that they are planning major celebrations to commemorate their 50th anniversary. The latest news was the group’s first-ever Record Store Day release, April 21, where fans will be able to pick up a limited edition 7″ single produced by Jimmy Page featuring unreleased versions of “Rock and Roll” and “Friends.”
Robert Plant has also being vague. He is currently touring in support of latest solo album, ‘Carry Fire,’ but when asked what else could be in the works Zeppelin-wise, he said, “It’s all up in the air. I’m looking forward to seeing the guys again soon one day. And not a stone will be unturned.”