Jason Bonham Takes Back Statements About Doing Coke With Jimmy Page
Jason Bonham has apologized to his father’s LED ZEPPELIN bandmate Jimmy Page for claiming that the guitarist introduced him to cocaine.
During a recent chat with Howard Stern, the now 52-year-old drummer, who fronts JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING, recalled an alleged incident involving drugs which was said to have taken place in hotel while LED ZEPPELIN on tour. “We got called to his room,” Jason said. “I was 16 at this point, and there was a woman on the floor with a collar on, meowing, and he had this grinder thing and he turned it over and he went, ‘Here you go,’ and I went, ‘Thanks.’ He’s like, ‘You’ve done this before, right?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, of course I have.’ So he handed it over and I just did all of it, and he went, ‘Just like your father — y’know, that was supposed to be for all of us.'”
But Jason, who subbed for his late father during LED ZEPPELIN‘s 2007 reunion show and got his break drumming for Page on his 1988 “Outrider” tour, has now retracted those comments and issued a personal apology to Page.
In a statement on his web site, Bonham wrote: “On or about 9 April 2019 I, Jason Bonham, gave an interview on radio with Howard Stern. In that interview I made certain untrue and derogatory statements concerning Mr James Page of the legendary band LED ZEPPELIN.