Friday, July 15: Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (July 15) to Jason Bonham. The son of late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham is 50. Other rockers celebrating include former Ramones drummer Marky Ramone (60), guitarist Joe Satriani (60), former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Artimus Pyle (68), and former 38 Special guitarist Jeff Carlisi (64).
Jason Bonham played with Led Zeppelin on a couple of occasions after his father's death in 1980, including the London show at the O2 Arena in 2007. He had his own hard rock band Bonham which saw some success in the 80's. These days, he performs Led Zeppelin music with Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience (a show that pays tribute to his legendary father). In 2014, Jason Bonham joined Sammy Hagar’s supergroup The Circle which performs Led Zeppelin songs along with material from Sammy Hagar’s career including Montrose, Van Halen, and Chickenfoot. For more on Jason Bonham, check out his official website here.