John Bonham

They say blood is thicker than water, but there must be something in the blood AND water in some musical families. Sometimes the muse passes on from the parents to the kids, leaving a legacy of great songs that will keep many generations happy. Here’s a look at 10 great father/son, mother/daughter artists. As Sly […]


25 Great Moments in Rock Drumming – Day 2: Eric Carr, “I Love It Loud,” from Kiss’s Creatures Of The Night Eric Carr was cut from the John Bonham cloth, employing a massive attack, emphasizing big and burly beating. Yet Carr was a more polished musician than Kiss predecessor Peter Criss. “I Love It Loud” […]

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Over the next 25 days I’ll showcase a great moment in rock drumming from 25 different drummers. These are often songs that typify a drummer’s style and in some cases might be considered a “signature” song. They represent a broad range of techniques, musical styles and skill. Some are obvious, some less so and, others, […]


Drums and drummers are the backbone of rock music, heavy metal, jazz, blues, big band and many other music genres. A rock show wouldn’t be a rock show without a drum solo, although it may be 10 minutes shorter! Rock singers and guitarists will always get the lion’s share of the fame, but take away […]


Led Zeppelin: The Concert File, by Dave Lewis with Simon Pallett, is a guide to every concert Zeppelin played from 1968-80. I never had the chance to see Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham together as Led Zeppelin, so it’s fun to page through and read about their gigs, particularly in […]