Jason Bonham retracted a previous story in which he claimed led Zeppelin guitar player Jimmy Page introduced him to cocaine. The drummer and son of the late Zeppelin legend John Bonham, now calls his earlier statements "fake."
The story in question stems from an interview with Howard Stern earlier this month. At the time, Bonham stated that "Jimmy was the first to give [cocaine] for me, "recalling an incident in a hotel.
"We were called to his room," he told Stern. "I was 16 at the moment, and there was a woman on the ground with collar, meowing, and he had this grinder thing … and he delivered it and he and I said" Thank you, "he said: # 39; You've done it before, right? & # 39 ;, and I stayed? Yes, of course I did, and I did all of this, and he said: "Just like your father – you know, this should be for all of us & # 39; ".
In the newly released declaration, Bonham calls his comments "unfounded and false," while also apologizing to Page. A complete transcript of his retraction is below.
"Around April 9, 2019, Jason Bonham gave an interview on the radio with Howard Stern (the interview). In that interview, I made some false and derogatory remarks about Mr. James Page (also known as Jimmy Page) of the legendary band Led Zeppelin. I unconditionally withdraw all of the derogatory and defamatory remarks relating to Mr. J Page that I made in that interview. In particular, it is totally false that Mr. J Page offered me any illegal substances when I was a minor or at all. I apologize to Mr. Page, unreservedly, for making such unfounded and false remarks about him. Of my respected respect for Mr. Page, I will not comment further on the Interview and agree not to make further comments that Mr. Page may deem derogatory, now or in the future. "