Carmine Appice Lobbies For Led Zeppelin Drum Spot
by Dave Lifton December 25, 2014 12:00 PM
On the chance that Led Zeppelin decide to reunite, the odds are strong that John Bonham‘s drum seat would be occupied by his son, Jason. However, veteran drummer Carmine Appice feels that he is a better fit for the role than somebody who shares Bonzo’s DNA.
“Everybody in that band there is legendary,” he told the Totally Driven Radio podcast. “They’re old school and legendary. Jason isn’t legendary, and he’s not old school. He’s John Bonham’s son, but he don’t play like John Bonham…He plays like him. He’s not John. He’s got that name, but he’s not John Bonham. I’m not John Bonham either, but I think my style might be close, ’cause I came first, and John listened to stuff I did and did it his own way. And we took ‘em on their first tour. It’s very close-sounding stuff in feel.”