Today’s Rock News (Led Zeppelin, John Fogerty, ZZ Top)
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JASON BONHAM Changes the Name of His ‘LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE’: Loudwire
Jason Bonham, son of John Bonham, has been honoring the Led Zeppelin legacy with his Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience act in recent years – but now he must legally change that name. The adjustment happened after a request from the Zeppelin camp, perhaps in advance of plans to celebrate the group’s upcoming 50th anniversary.
Bonham explained, “They have plans for the terminology ‘Led Zeppelin Experience.’ So I said, ‘I got it. Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening.’ I don’t know what they have planned, but I said ‘I will clear the way so they can do what they wish.'” Bonham will join Foreigner and Whitesnake for the “Juke Box Heroes” tour, which comes to the BB&T on June 23rd.
LED ZEPPELIN Announce First Ever Record Store Day Release: WMMR.com
Led Zeppelin announced the group’s first ever Record Store Day release. On April 21st, fans will be able to pick up a limited edition 7″ single produced by Jimmy Page featuring unreleased versions of the songs “Rock and Roll” and “Friends.” The single will be pressed on yellow vinyl. You’ll be able to find it at participating Record Store Day music shops.
JOHN FOGERTY and ZZ TOP Will Hit The Road Together This Spring: Rolling Stone
John Fogerty and ZZ Top will unite this spring for the joint “Blues and Bayous” tour in the United States. The 24-date trek kicks off May 25th in Atlantic City. ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons says, “All of us have been followers of blues and rock since the beginning, and we’re looking forward to rippin’ it up together this spring.” Tickets for that go on sale this Friday.