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Uncle Joe Benson - John Bonham Tribute '10.

September 25, 2010: Joe hosted the all star Bonzo: The Groove Remains The Same event at the Key Club in Hollywood. Thirty years after the death of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, 20 of L.A.'s finest each performed their favorite Zep tune in tribute to Bonzo. Included in the line-up were John's son, daughter and sister.
Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner),
Zoe Bonham (Street Drum Corps),
Steven Alder (Guns N' Roses, Adler's Appetite),
Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart),
Vinny Appice (Heaven & Hell, Black Sabbath),
Kenny Aronoff (Mellencamp/Fogerty, legendary studio great),
Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot),
Bobby Blotzer (Ratt),
Danny Carey (Tool),
Fred Coury (Cinderella),
Jimmy D'Anda (Bullet Boys),
James Kottak (The Scorpions),
Abe Laboriel Jr (Paul McCartney),
Kurt Maier (Salty Dog),
Steven Perkins (Jane's Addiction),
Chris Slade (Manfred Mann's Earth Band, The Firm, AC/DC),
Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot),
Briian Tichy (Whitesnake, Foreigner, Billy Idol, Ozzy),
Joe Travers (Duran Duran, Zappa Plays Zappa) and
Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio).

(Photos by Maria Younghans)


John Bonham's drum set.

John Bonham's legendary "The Song Remain's The Same" drum set.


Kenny Aronoff.
Abe Laboriel Jr.
Steven Perkins.

Kenny Aronoff getting ready for "Rock N' Roll" and "Black Dog," Abe Laboriel Jr. rips into "Heartbreaker" and Steven Perkins works over "The Rover."

J.B. on stage w/Brian Tichy.

Organizer Briian Tichy consulting with Uncle Joe.

Simon Wright.
Joe Travers.
Chad Smith.

Simon Wright ready for some "Custard Pie," Joe Travers performing "The Song Remains The Same" and Chad Smith having fun with "Achilles Last Stand."

Bassist Mike Devin. Guitarist Brent Woods.
Singer Keith St. John. Uncle Joe on mic.

On stage throughout the night: bassist Mike Devin, guitarist Brent Woods, singer Keith St. John and Uncle Joe.

Deborah Bonham singing.

Deborah Bonham (John's sister), an extraordinary blues singer!

Zoe Bonham.

Zoe Bonham singing and playing.

Chris Slade.
James Kottak.

Chris Slade playing "The Ocean" and James Kottak set for "Nobody's Fault But Mine."

Vinny Appice.
Jason Bonham.

Vinny Appice working out on "Dazed And Confused" and Jason Bonham driving through "Kashmir."

Abe Laboriel Jr, Kenny Aranoff, Joe, Steven Perkins & Vinny Appice goofing around.

One of these is not like the rest: Abe Laboriel Jr., Chris Slade, J.B., Steven Perkins and Vinny Appice goofing around.



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