Welcome back to the Chops blog. Today we’re celebrating the birthday of one of the most influential drummers of all time, John Henry Bonham. We’d like to celebrate his life and influence by sharing some of our favorite Bonham-related links we’ve found on the web. They include an article from Drum! Magazine on 10 ways to sound like Bonham, a video from his drum tech Jeff Ocheltree on how to tune and mic like Bonham, and some isolated drums tracks of him in the studio. Give the article a read, check out the Jeff Ocheltree video, then sit back and listen to the bombastic sounds and heavy grooves of John Bonham.
DRUM! Magazine – 10 Ways to Sound Like John Bonham
Jeff Ocheltree on how to tune and mic to sound like Bonham:
Isolated Drum Tracks from the Studio
Fool In The Rain:
Whole Lotta Love:
What Is and What Should Never Be: