Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant says he’s been dreaming of John Bonham ‘Magnificent moments’

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It’s been over 40 years since Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham died at the age of just 32. The rock star had accidentally choked on his vomit while asleep, after a day’s heavy drinking. The band broke up shortly afterwards and have only reunited a few times since, sometimes with Bonham’s son Jason on the drums.

Now Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant has shared he’s been dreaming of Bonham and others.

They include his father and his son Karac, who died aged 5 in 1977 from a stomach virus.

Speaking on his podcast Digging Deep, Plant said: “I’ve dreamt that I’ve been back with old friends, quite a lot, like John Bonham, like my father, my son who left when he was five.

“And they’ve been magnificent moments of great relief.”

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Plant told host Matt Everitt: “The reason we’re here now is we both like what we do, and there’s a certain toll and a price that goes with it.

“At the same time, it’s way better than accountancy or whatever it might have ended up as.

“But it does create some sort of energy in me that I’ve had to manoeuvre into another part of my being – subjugate it, stick it in a corner. Because I was always on the go, always planning the next thing.”

The 72-year-old shared how when he’s asleep sometimes he’s been in a really great place.

Plant added: “And I’ve gone somewhere, and now I’ve got to get back to wherever it was and I’m making my way back through these amazing landscapes.”

The Led Zeppelin singer also spoke of the company he’s had during lockdown.

He said: “[I was] really lucky because my next-door neighbour, who lives 100 feet from me – who played with me and Bonzo [Bonham] in the 1960s – he’s there.

“We’re part of a pod. And the farmer who was born in my place, whose family owned my place, he’s over the road and we’ve turned into the greatest pals – the card schools that go on for ever!”

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Led Zeppelin’s final performance was in London on December 10, 2007 at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert held in The O2 Arena.

While back in 2018, Plant was asked by the Press Association at the Silver Clef Awards what the chances of another reunion were.

The singer replied candidly: “Only in a chip shop in Camden Town! I think that’s about as close as we will get to it!

“We are very pleased and glad with our very, very short career. If you think about it, it’s only 12 years. We get on OK, but, you know.”

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