Drummer Jason Bonham has completed a track written by Led Zeppelin in 2008… but it will appear on the next Black Country Communion album.
Bonham worked with Led Zep’s Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones on a reunion project following Led Zeppelin’s one-off London show in 2007. But all was abandoned when singer Robert Plant declined to take part, and the three couldn’t settle on a satisfactory replacement.
But now, the son of John Bonham says he’s finished the piece and recorded it with Black Country Communion bandmates Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa and Derek Sherinian.
He told the Toronto Sun, “It’s a song called ‘Save Me.’ It started off as an idea I worked on with Jimmy and John. You’ll notice it – there’s a slight Zep-esque riff – it’s got a definite feel to it.
“I was very much under the impression that we were going to write an album and put together a new project. But in early December 2008 it all came to a halt. It was a hard thing for me to get over for a while – I’d just played the concert of my life.”
BCC’s second album, simply called 2, will be released June 13 in Europe and June 14 in the U.S. On Monday, May 9, the band will make a free download available for the new single “The Outsider.”