It's been a rough few months in music—we lost Big Star's Alex Chilton, Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous, Malcom McLaren and more recently devil-horning vocalist Ronnie James Dio. What an effing downer.

Well, screw that... I'm all about celebrating life. John Bonham was born on this day in 1948. He would have been 62 today, and I found it only fitting to dig up one of his most badass, boozed out drum solos. So, barbecue, drink, be merry, remember those who fought for our freedom (cue Lee Greenwood song)... and may this video inspire drummers everywhere to play their kits with their bare hands.