Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin talks about his recent visions about John Bonham, calling them “magnificent moments.”
Robert Plant of LED ZEPPELIN has said that he has been dreaming of late drummer John Bonham and others.
John Bonham, the drummer for Led Zeppelin, died at the age of 32, more than 40 years ago. After a day of excessive drinking, the rock star had accidentally choked on his vomit while sleeping. The band disbanded soon after and has only reformed a few times since, occasionally with Bonham’s son Jason on drums.
Now, Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin has said that he has been dreaming of Bonham and others.
His father and his son Karac, who died of a stomach sickness at the age of five in 1977, are among them.
“I’ve dreamed that I’ve gone back with old pals, quite a lot, like John Bonham, like my father, like my kid who left when he was five,” Plant stated on his podcast Digging Deep.
“They’ve been lovely times of immense relief,” says the narrator.
“The reason we’re here today is we both like what we do, and there’s a certain toll and a price that comes with it,” Plant told host Matt Everitt.
“At the same time, it’s a lot better than accounting or whatever else it turned out to be.
“However, it does generate an energy in me that I’ve had to channel into another part of my existence — tame it, confine it. Because I was always on the run, always thinking about what I was going to do next.”
When he’s asleep, the 72-year-old says he’s occasionally in a pretty good place.
“And I’ve gone somewhere,” Plant continued, “and now I’ve got to get back to wherever it was, and I’m making my way back through these incredible landscapes.”
During the lockout, the Led Zeppelin singer also mentioned the company he had.
“I was incredibly lucky because my next-door neighbor, who lives 100 feet away and used to play with me and Bonzo [Bonham] in the 1960s, is there,” he said.
“We’re part of a pod,” says the narrator. And the farmer who was born in my neighborhood, whose family bought my neighborhood, he lives across the street, and we’ve become the best of friends — the card schools that go on forever!”
On December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin gave their final performance in London at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert at The O2 Arena.
Plant was asked by the Press Association at the “Brinkwire Summary News” in 2018.