Jason Bonham says he had no plans to become a full-time drummer when he was young. The son of Led Zeppelin icon John was far more interested in becoming a motorsport star.
He tells Noisecreep: "Growing up, my heroes were American motocross riders. I didn't want to be a drummer – I wanted to me a motocross rider."
Those plans never came to fruition, and Bonham settled into a career behind the drumkit, playing with his own bands along with Led Zep and Black Country Communion.
Now sober for 14 years, he admits it was a challenge to prove himself against his father's reputation. "At some point I got sick of people calling me Bonzo junior," he explains. "But now I'm older and wiser, I'm just honoured to be mentioned in the same breath." more on this st