Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Carmine Appice wants to drum for Led Zeppelin reunion

Legendary drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, King Kobra) says he wants to play as part of Led Zeppelin reunion.

"I would like to work with a Led Zeppelin configuration, whether it's just John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page and me and a singer,” Appice tells Totally Driven Radio. “I've heard that they're talking, maybe, to Ann Wilson [of Heart]… There's a rumor that Ann Wilson might go out with them. I would love to play drums on something like that."

The late John Bonham’s son, Jason, performed with a reunited Led Zeppelin during their December 10, 2007 concert at London’s O2 Arena tribute concert for friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.

"Everybody in that band there is legendary,” says Appice. “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 more… 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."

Appice adds: "When John passed away, there was rumors that I was gonna join Led Zeppelin, but obviously I didn't get to do that. But, you know… whatever. I would like to do that. Whether they get Jason or not, I would still like to do that."

Led Zeppelin have been the focus of ongoing rumors regarding a reunion tour, with Robert Plant remaining the lone holdout.

Jimmy Page continues to hint about a return to the concert stage, which he says may include new music.

See also:

VIDEO: Jimmy Page talks new music and solo tour
Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page named one of GQ’s Men Of The Year
Heart’s Ann Wilson would sing for Led Zeppelin reunion
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Search Led Zeppelin at hennemusic