The son of the legendary John Henry "Bonzo" Bonham of Led Zeppelin fame, Jason's musical career began shortly after birth. Bonham studied drums with the greatest Rock and Roll drummer of all time; his father.
At age 17, Jason's first band, Air Race, was signed to a recording deal with Atlantic Records. After the release of their first album, while on tour in Europe, they opened for Queen, Def Leppard, Ted Nugent, AC DC and Meatloaf. Jason moved on to play in Virginia Wolf, whose first album was produced by Roger Taylor of Queen. The band went on to open for The Firm, which featured Jimmy Page and Paul Rodgers on their 1986 tour. In 1987, Jason played on Jimmy Page's "Outrider" album and subsequent tour and recorded a second album with Virginia Wolf. In 1988, Jason played his father's role in a landmark event in music history -- the first reunion of Led Zeppelin was held at the 40th Anniversary of Atlantic Records. A year later, he released Bonham's debut album, "The Disregard of Timekeeping", which produced the hit single "Wait for You". After a lengthy tour, Bonham released their second and final album together, "Mad Hatter."
In 1993, Jason recorded with a dozen of the greatest guitar players in Rock and Blues history on the Paul Rodgers tribute album "Muddy Water Blues." Jason again took part in making music history, performing with Paul Rodgers and Slash at Woodstock II in 1994. Jason reunited with two members of Bonham, Ian Hatton and John Smithson, adding Marti Frederiksen to form Motherland, which released "Peace 4 Me."
Jason joined forces with John Smithson, Tony Catania and Charles West, forming The Jason Bonham Band. Their live release, "In the Name of My Father, The Zepset Live From Electric Lady Land," captures the band performing an electrifying evening of Zeppelin standards.
Jason's drumming influences have included Stewart Copeland, Ritchie Hayward, Jeff Porcaro, Chad Smith and his greatest influence: his father. Jason enjoys listening to a wide variety of music, ranging from U2 to Soundgarden to Nine Inch Nails.