When Jimmy Page chose The Black Crowes to be his backing band for a set of special performances in 1999, Gorman was forced to step into the rather roomy shoes of one John Bonham. Luckily, he has suitably big feet.
Steve Gorman says:
“The tour was only six shows. I think we rehearsed for three days, and I would count the first three shows as rehearsals too!”
“I didn’t approach it at all to play like Bonham, because if you listen to Zeppelin live, Bonham followed Jimmy as much as he locked in with John Paul Jones, and the three of them moved around like this enormous rock amoeba, changing shape constantly.”
“When we played, the idea was to do the studio versions of these songs with three guitars, so we could replicate a lot of those multi-tracked tunes. It was definitely The Black Crowes playing Led Zeppelin, and that’s why it worked. Ultimately it was a blast.”