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Published: 2013/07/18

Jason Bonham Wants to Play with a Hologram Version of His Dad

Jason Bonham wants to play with a hologram version of his father, legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, during his Led Zeppelin Experience tribute shows. The drummer, who filled in for his late father during Led Zeppelin’s 2007 reunion concert at London’s O2 Arena, told Legendary Rock Interviews that he’s been talking with special effects experts about the idea, saying “my dream is to do the hologram drum solo with dad next to me.”

As previously reported, Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones recently nixed hopes for a 2014 Led Zeppelin reunion when he announced that he would spend the year adapting a 105-year-old Swedish play into an opera. However, Robert Plant has mentioned that he is open to the idea of more reunion gigs in the future.


There are 5 comments associated with this post

steve b July 18, 2013, 12:21:26

That would be quite an amazing experience I am sure. The emotions would be crazy. unfortunately I was not a cool enough 12 yr old to ever see the dead play as a unit and then Jerry passed. Id love be at a show with a jerry hologram.. obsessive youtubing is all people like me get of the big guy

Blah July 18, 2013, 13:58:16

I’m not really into the hologram idea… its has its catchy one time cool effect, but I dont believe having a hologram play pee-recorded music is an acceptable standard for a “live musical performance”. Lame

dk70 July 18, 2013, 15:46:31

someday holograms will develop artificial intellegence and be capable of performing improvisationally based on its level of pre programming. Then they will enslave the human race.

drasticjasper July 18, 2013, 21:32:56

smokes hellagrams

Matt S. July 19, 2013, 03:14:16

Ya know, I’m alright with this idea. When Dweezil Zappa did his Zappa plays Zappa shows where he and the live band traded solos and jammed with a video projection if his dad, there was something very emotional, powerful, and just plain badass about a grown up kid playing along with his passed father. Sure it’s pre recorded, but theres something very special about utilizing technology in this fashion.

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