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Virgil Donati channels John Bonham for Bonzo's Birthday Bash

 

by Dave Constantin & Andy Doerschuk (originally published July 2,, 2012 by DRUM! Magazine)

 

We got the rare opportunity to watch the always-astounding Virgil Donati rehearse with the all-star house band for the 2012 edition of Bonzo’s Birthday Bash—a tribute to the late Led Zeppelin drummer. In this clip the group practices “Kashmir” from Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti, in which Donati’s fills become increasingly less Bonham-ish as the song proceeds. Tell us if you think his interpretation works within the context of such a historic song in the comments section below.

 

 

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