Jason Bonham Apologizes To Jimmy Page Over Bogus Drug Story

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April 18, 2019 | 6:54pm EST

Jason Bonham is back-pedalling after defaming Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page in a recent radio interview.
The drummer, who is the son of late rocker John Bonham, has retracted comments he made during an appearance on The Howard Stern Show earlier this month, insisting claims he made suggesting the guitar great had introduced him to cocaine when he was 16 were “unfounded and untrue”.
A new statement from Bonham reads: “On or about 9 April 2019 I, Jason Bonham, gave an interview on radio with Howard Stern (the Interview). In that interview I made certain untrue and derogatory statements concerning Mr. James Page (aka Jimmy Page) of the legendary band Led Zeppelin.
“I unconditionally retract all derogatory and defamatory comments relating to Mr. J Page that I made in that interview. In particular, it is wholly untrue that Mr. J Page offered me any illegal substances either when I was a minor or at all.
“I apologize to Mr. Page, unreservedly, for making these unfounded and untrue comments about him. Out of my long held respect for Mr. Page I will make no further comments on the Interview and I agree to make no further comments which Mr. Page might view as disparaging, either now or in the future.”