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John Bonham will be the subject of an upcoming biography – the first biography of the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer – and it will feature a foreword from Dave Grohl.

Due out September 7, Beast: John Bonham and the Rise of Led Zeppelin will explore Bonham’s life, from his childhood to joining Led Zeppelin to his untimely death in 1980.

Per the book’s description, “Beast: John Bonham and the Rise of Led Zeppelin is the first-ever biography of the iconic John Bonham, considered by many to be one of the greatest (if not THE greatest) rock drummer of all time…To this day, Bonham is posthumously described as one of the most important, well-known, and influential drummers in rock, topping best of lists describing him as an inimitable, all-time great.”

Beast: John Bonham and the Rise of Led Zeppelin is available for pre-order via

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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