Led Zeppelin force Jason Bonham to change his band name

music news 01/03/2018

Jason Bonham recently changed the name of his show from Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience to Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening and the decision came from Led Zeppelin themselves.

Bonham is the son of late Led Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham who died in 1980.

Bonham recently told KSHE 95, the original band plans to use "Led Zeppelin Experience" in a campaign marking its 50th anniversary this year.

“I was like, ‘Um, okay, but I need to keep the logo, JBLZE,’" Bonham said. "One, I have the tag on my car, and two, I have a huge backdrop that I paid for last year. For me it’s about the music. So the name of it — I just wanted to keep the logo. So I said, ‘I got it. Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening.’ 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 started touring under that name back in 2010. Three years earlier, he joined his Led Zeppelin bandmates for their celebrated appearance at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert in London. 

Since then he's toured with his band, which performs the music of Led Zeppelin and played drums with Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson when they performed 'Stairway to Heaven' as part of a Led Zeppelin tribute at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012.

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening will hit the road at the end of May.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock