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Bonzo_Stixx

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About Bonzo_Stixx

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  • Birthday 12/11/1961

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    Ludwig Drums (playing, collecting & restoring) and Corvettes mostly!!
  1. That was awesome!! Thanks for sharing that one, Deborah J!!
  2. Thanks! I realize that having posted in here before - stirred quite the hornets nest, too, I might add! That is part of the reason for my last hypothetical question to Mr. Plant. That and the fact that it states he has yet to contact anyone through this forum is why I posted the videos that I felt other people interested in this thread might enjoy seeing... Sorry if that offended anyone as that was not my intention.
  3. This was taken from an interview with Jason Bonham at Calgary Sun: How has it all been for you emotionally? It’s been very tough. I’m going to sound like a crybaby, but I get choked up trying to explain it. This is very dear to me. And one of the reasons I won’t be telling stories live is I don’t think I’d get through it, especially with people cheering. I’d be in bits. I’m choking up now just talking about it. It’s just the way I am. Even when we were rehearsing Stairway to Heaven for the (London show), we came to the drum part and I kinda got choked. Robert saw I was sad, so he joked, ‘Erm, you’re not going to do that on the night, are you? Because there’s nothing worse than watching a fat bald drummer cry.’ Jimmy went, ‘Have some compassion, Robert.’ And he said, ‘Well, he’s stupid, blubbering over a bloody song.’ But it was just his way of lightening the load. Robert felt the heaviness — he just recently said the whole thing was too heavy for him, and that’s part of the reason he couldn’t go on with it. Now I get it.
  4. "Mr. Plant, will you please forgive me for my earlier comments regarding the Reunion Tour. I was out of line and I'm terribly sorry for my insensitivity to you and your situation." This was taken from an interview with Jason Bonham at Calgary Sun: How has it all been for you emotionally? It’s been very tough. I’m going to sound like a crybaby, but I get choked up trying to explain it. This is very dear to me. And one of the reasons I won’t be telling stories live is I don’t think I’d get through it, especially with people cheering. I’d be in bits. I’m choking up now just talking about it. It’s just the way I am. Even when we were rehearsing Stairway to Heaven for the (London show), we came to the drum part and I kinda got choked. Robert saw I was sad, so he joked, ‘Erm, you’re not going to do that on the night, are you? Because there’s nothing worse than watching a fat bald drummer cry.’ Jimmy went, ‘Have some compassion, Robert.’ And he said, ‘Well, he’s stupid, blubbering over a bloody song.’ But it was just his way of lightening the load. Robert felt the heaviness — he just recently said the whole thing was too heavy for him, and that’s part of the reason he couldn’t go on with it. Now I get it.
  5. I just wanted to share this clip with the many Robert Plant fans... It's a great clip of Robert sending a heartfelt message to Jimmy Page. Very moving and well spoken...
  6. Steve - I want to thank you for the excellent job that you've been doing on keeping us up to speed with Jason and the tour and interviews! I've reposted a few on my website but the one's I read today were some of the best I've read so far, in my opinion. The fantastic solo he does with his dad that Guitar Cener posted has always been one of my favorites and shows just how much respect he has for his dad. I have gained so much more respect for Jason than I ever had during his "BONHAM" years because of his recent endeavors! Anyways... Thank you once again! Please keep up the good work! We really appreciate all of your efforts!!
  7. Looks like it's been a REALLY FAST YEAR!! LOL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H1CPnBwa8Q
  8. Great article!! Thanks for reposting! I have the utmost respect for Jason... When I read storys like that or watch videos like the Guitar Center Drum Off solo he does with his dad it brings a tear of joy to my eyes! I don't know which Bonham is the luckier between Jason and John... "Jason" for having been blessed with not only a father like John Bonham but to be as talented as he was also... Or "John" for having a son who shows him as much love and respect as Jason does!
  9. Led Zeppelin Desktop Wallpapers 4:3 & 16:9 I started out with the intentions of cleaning up my desk and desktop on my computer and put a calendar photo on top of a cool photo of John Bonham I just found to use on my desktop. After emailing it to my good friend / partner from Bonzo Bros Drums, Carl LiBrizzi, just for him to check out - he asked if I would mind making one like it for him, too... Only in the 4:3 format because he doesn't have a wide screen monitor!! Ummm... Well... OK?! Sure, bro! Then I got another email with a photo attached and a note saying, "Hey! Could ya use this photo instead...?? Sure! Why not...?? From there I was on a roll and threw 4 different designs together in both format sizes and decided to post them on my website and here for any Zep Heads who wanted to use a copy of them! Hope you like them! But if you don't - that's OK, too! I just don't need to know that bit of information!! LOL... Rock and Roll...
  10. I know this has already been posted here once, but I can't get enough of Glenn Hughes voice so here it is again along with another video - Soulmover - that also kicks ass!!
  11. I would agree with respect for Presence - Achilles Last Stand, Nobody's Fault But Mine, Royal Orleans, Hots On For Nowhere, etc... Those were some of their tightest jams overall... I just never could get onto In Through The Out Door much! Same for III... Immigrant Song is awesome and so was Out On The Tiles but the rest was too mellow and folksy for me personally! IV and Physical Graffitti were my favorite albums - HARDER & HEAVIER!!
  12. On DRUMS, my favorite(s) to play are: Black DogOut On The TilesImmigrant SongThe Wanton SongTrampled UnderfootKashmirThe OceanWhen The Levee BreaksThe RoverRoyal Orleans
  13. BONZO's UNIQUE STYLE In my opinion, the thing that stood out the most about John Bonham and made him the legendary icon that he is today is his interpretation and approach to the way he played each song! When Led Zeppelin first came out most of the drummers were trying to be like Ringo Star and such... Lighter, up-tempo beats yet still evolved from the 50's style drummers who did the 'Rock Around The Clock' style... Then Bonham comes along playing louder, more aggressive and with beats that were laid back, in the pocket-type grooves on songs like "How Many More Times", etc... His sense of timing was amazing and some of the beats he would come up with were so not what you would expect for the song - "When The Levee Breaks" or "Black Dog", for example. So simple and fit so perfect with the rest of the song. There were other great drummers playing hard rock at that time like Ian Paice of Deep Purple or Bill Ward with Black Sabbath - but they didn't sound so completely different in their approach and the overall feel of a song like Bonham did. He never tried to showcase his talents in the arrangement of the song by over playing even on songs where he was getting busy like on the "Immigrant Song" or "Out On The Tiles"... He developed his own style of playing that people will be trying to immitate for many decades to come!! Thank God!
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