Jason Bonham explained in a new interview that he changed the name of his band because he was contacted by Led Zeppelin and informed that they plan to use the name “Led Zeppelin Experience.”
Bonham was interviewed by KSHE 95 which asked Bonham why he changed his band name from “Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience” to “Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening.”
The reason, Bonham said, was because of Led Zeppelin:
“They have plans for the terminology, Led Zeppelin Experience. And I was like, ‘Um, okay, but I need to keep the logo, JBLZE.’ One, I have the tag on my car, and two, I have a huge backdrop that I paid for last year. For me it’s about the music. So the name of it — I just wanted to keep the logo. So I said, ‘I got it. Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening.’ I don’t know what they have planned, but I said, ‘Okay, I will clear the way so they can do what they wish.'”
Bonham used the band name “Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience” since forming his band in 2010, but changed it in December for his upcoming tour with Foreigner and Whitesnake. The original band name is still featured on Bonham’s website, however.