Re: John Bonham
I've been reading 'Hammer of the Gods' every year since I was thirteen and every subsequent year that I get older, I realize what a raging a-hole Bonzo was.
It doesn't change a single thing about his total domination of the drums and after all, he was a raging alcoholic in his 20's with the world at his disposal and terminally homesick. That's gonna mess ya' up.
But yeah, the more I read about him, the less I like the dude as a person. Had good taste in drums, an ear for tuning the drums to their fullest potential, impeccable playing and probably my biggest drum hero of all time.
But yeah, wouldn't want to look in his direction at a social gathering.
Maybe he was a little too influenced by Buddy Rich...