On the Beaten Path: John Bonham, Part 1 of 2

December 4, 2009 1:38 am in Drumset by Rich Lackowski

If one person can hold the title as the greatest, most influential, and most emulated rock drummer in history, it has to be John Bonham. Bonham has been cited as a major drumming influence by Chad Smith, Vinnie Paul, Danny Carey, Mike Portnoy, Neil Peart, Jon Fishman, and countless other drummers. Even non-drummers will often preach Bonham’s greatness as one of the greatest drummers to ever play rock & roll. So what makes Bonham so special? What makes his drumming stand the test of time and stand out from all the rest?