Should Led Zeppelin have carried on.....

Cozy Cable

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They discussed continuing with Cozy Powell in place of The Great Bonzo, should they have done??
I'm a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge Cozy fan and would have loved to see it - but would it have worked?? Musically?? Personalitywise?? Were Zep at the end anyway, and Bonhams death gave them a way out??
C'mon, what do y'all think??
 

screamkevin

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Zeppelin died when God took John Bonham. Nobody can EVER replace him, and nobody should ever try. Not even Jason.
 

Silzildrummer

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screamkevin":rarumh9k said:
Zeppelin died when God took John Bonham. Nobody can EVER replace him, and nobody should ever try. Not even Jason.
I agree with you 100%. The day Bonzo died was the the day the rest of Led Zeppelin died. No one could or would ever replace John Bonham.
 

Mr. Pants

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Carter":o8fkpzmk said:
Led Zeppelin minus Bonzo is no longer Led Zeppelin
That has been proven time and time again...the closest they ever cam was on Un-Led-Ed with the cat who played with Tori Amos.
 

Rem

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No never ever.

Led Zep were finished when bonham was finished.

I love led zeppelin, i think its the reason i like 1 up 2 down kits
 

anavrinIV

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led zeppelin was one of those bands where if any of the original members (save for maybe john paul jones) had died or left, the band would be done. no one could ever replace bonzo, no one could ever replace jimmy page, and no one could ever replace robert plant. they maybe could have replace john paul and kept the band alive but without bonzo its not led zeppelin.
 

Jee

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anavrinIV said:
led zeppelin was one of those bands where if any of the original members (save for maybe john paul jones) had died or left, the band would be done. no one could ever replace bonzo, no one could ever replace jimmy page, and no one could ever replace robert plant. they maybe could have replace john paul and kept the band alive but without bonzo its not led zeppelin.[/quote/

And this is typical of people that dont understand how much JPJ contributed to songs they recorded
 

DrummerByron

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anavrinIV":1oy3p0f4 said:
led zeppelin was one of those bands where if any of the original members (save for maybe john paul jones) had died or left, the band would be done. no one could ever replace bonzo, no one could ever replace jimmy page, and no one could ever replace robert plant. they maybe could have replace john paul and kept the band alive but without bonzo its not led zeppelin.
First off I think this is a very unfair statement because John Paul Jones is one of the best bass players out there and he also played keyboard and wind instruments for LZ. To say John is not a great musician is like saying the same about Bonzo. John was the glue that held the songs together.
Now as far as the original question is concerned I look at it like this, if you have a great musical relationship with a band such as LZ then I think if you want to carry on then do so, just not under the original name. I would have loved to hear a recording with John, Jimmy, Robert, and Cozy, just not as LZ. Yes when Bonzo died Led Zep died with him, but the 3 surviving did not and they have offered us a lot of great music post LZ and whenever they do get together it’s remarkable. I think that any band that looses a member is forever changed and that could be good and bad. When Ozzy left Sabbath they carried on and I think the Dio years are awesome. It’s all in how it’s approached, like music, labels, branding, etc. If you can do it with tact and class the by all means, please go ahead. I am a huge Cozy fan as well and I would love to see him play with just about anybody.
 

DolFan54

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I'm a huge John Bonham fan but I'm not that big of a Zeppelin fan. I really liked Zeppelin II and that's about it for me. I remember shortly after his death Jimmy Page and Robert Plant teamed up with Chris Squire and Alan White and they were calling themselves XYZ which stood for ex-Yes & Zeppelin. I'm a big Alan White fan too and I would've been curious enough to check that out but it didn't last very long.
 

Kaos

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Not triing to start any shit but I just don't get the whole Led Zepplin is god and John Bonham can't be replaced thing. I guess its just me I never have cared much for them. Im not saying there were a bad band or anything I just don't dig there music myself. I think they could have gone on with a different drummer but from what I have heard they were ready to call it quits anyway. I can say things like I guess becouse Im not a fan of LZ. I was more into Black Sabbath during that era of music.
 

anavrinIV

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DrummerByron":12g4il0h said:
anavrinIV":12g4il0h said:
led zeppelin was one of those bands where if any of the original members (save for maybe john paul jones) had died or left, the band would be done. no one could ever replace bonzo, no one could ever replace jimmy page, and no one could ever replace robert plant. they maybe could have replace john paul and kept the band alive but without bonzo its not led zeppelin.
First off I think this is a very unfair statement because John Paul Jones is one of the best bass players out there and he also played keyboard and wind instruments for LZ. To say John is not a great musician is like saying the same about Bonzo. John was the glue that held the songs together.
Now as far as the original question is concerned I look at it like this, if you have a great musical relationship with a band such as LZ then I think if you want to carry on then do so, just not under the original name. I would have loved to hear a recording with John, Jimmy, Robert, and Cozy, just not as LZ. Yes when Bonzo died Led Zep died with him, but the 3 surviving did not and they have offered us a lot of great music post LZ and whenever they do get together it’s remarkable. I think that any band that looses a member is forever changed and that could be good and bad. When Ozzy left Sabbath they carried on and I think the Dio years are awesome. It’s all in how it’s approached, like music, labels, branding, etc. If you can do it with tact and class the by all means, please go ahead. I am a huge Cozy fan as well and I would love to see him play with just about anybody.
i never said he was a bad musician, i just said that i think he was the only one who could possibly have been replaced....if you cared to read what i had said you would have realized that.
 

Spydr2000

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I work where Zep cd's are made and we just made thousands of everything zep. The rumor I heard was Zepplin will be having a reunion tour with Jason Bonham on drums...we'll see I guess
 

JSdrmr

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Look what happened to The Who...in my opinion they didn't put anything good out after Keith Moon died! Drummers keep the vibe of th eband heppening, especially in the 2 aforementioned examples.
 

andybfrank

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I think it was time for them to quit even if Bonham didn't die. They are seriously one of the all time best bands, but some of their later stuff started showing signs of "old rock star dragging on and on." It's better to burn out than to fade away.
 
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