Jason Bonham: ‘Jimmy Page Gave me Cocaine When I was 16’

Ah, childhood memories. Who can forget their first bicycle ride without training wheels? Their first crush? Or the first time Led Zeppelin’s guitarist gave them cocaine?

Actually, that last one is likely exclusive to Jason Bonham, the son of legendary Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. He says he was only 16 years old when Jimmy Page gave him his first toot at a hotel. “We got called to his room,” Bonham says. “I was 16, and there was a woman on the floor with a collar on, meowing, and he had this grinder thing. And he’s like, ‘You’ve done this before, right?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, of course I have.’ So he handed it over and I just did all of it, and he went, ‘Just like your father – you know, that was supposed to be for all of us.’”

What was the most ‘adult’ thing you did at 16 years old?