Jason Bonham Is More Than His Father's Son
In a brand new interview with Tucson.com, Sammy Hagar was full of praise for his 'The Circle' bandmate Jason Bonham, son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham.
“Jason sounds like John Bonham,” Sammy said. “He sounds exactly like him to the point that it’s scary when my back is to him and he kicks off Led Zeppelin‘s ‘Rock And Roll’. It is not only the exact same feel and same tempo, it’s the sound of every drum and the way he hits the cymbals.”
He added: “You ask any drummer who they admire the most and they all say John Bonham. All of them try to sound like John Bonham.
“[Jason] really understands drums; he’s a great, great drummer and he’s come a long way to become Jason Bonham, not John Bonham‘s son.”
Hagar and Bonham are joined in The Circle by former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and longtime Hagar guitarist Vic Johnson.