LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page Talks About The John Bonham Story In New Audio Interview - He Was "Head And Shoulders Above Anyone Around Him"

May 26, 2010, 9 years ago

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The John Bonham Story, narrated by Dave Grohl (THE FOO FIGHTERS, THEM CROOKED VULTURES), will air 3 PM (BST) Monday, May 31, on BBC6 Music. LED ZEPPELIN guitar legend Jimmy Page dropped by BBC6 Music to talk about the documentary regarding his former comrade in arms, John Bonham. The two-part interview with host Lauren Laverne can be heard at this location.

“John Bonham was an extraordinary musician – head and shoulders above anyone around him," Page remarked during the interview. "He had a definite vision of the drums, and how they should be played and how they would fit in with a band. It’s without doubt that his technique was beyond everybody else’s, and that’s why he’s so looked to, and looked back to with such reverence and love.”

Regarding Zeppelin's early beginnings Page recalled: "I wanted it to be blues and for it to be rock, plus an eclectic taste – the way “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” was planned –no one else had done that before. John Bonham brought so much spirit to it – we were four musical equals and John was the backbone of the band. I certainly wanted to make something that was lasting.”

About Led Zeppelin performing again Page responded: "I never ruled anything out after the O2.’’

To read more about The John Bonham Story click here.

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