A native of Stoughton Wisconsin, James moved with his family to the East Coast where he first learned to play the guitar and sing while in high school.
Dylan went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts at The School of Visual Arts in New York and began performing music professionally.
In May of 2007 Dylan recorded videos of himself performing the music of Led Zeppelin acoustically and posted them on YouTube for his girlfriend and wife to be, Averelle, who was a fan of the music.
In April of 2008 Dylan enlisted YouTube guitarist, Jun626 to help tackle some of the more complex instrumentation in Led Zeppelin's music. The band they assembled, Virtual Zeppelin, colaborated by recording themselves remotely performing Led Zeppelin's compositions in synch with one another onto video for distribution on YouTube. The resulting videos were viewed by hundreds of thousands. Included among those who watched were members of Led Zeppelin.
In February 2009 Jason Bonham and James Dylan began working together in what would become Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience which was to be a show where Jason would perform his father's music and tell the stories of what Led Zeppelin meant to him from his unique perspective of being the son of John Bonham during Led Zeppelin's ascent to the top and then to later live the dream of playing with Led Zeppelin himself.
In the Fall of 2010 Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience embarked on their first North American tour.
In December of 2012 the surviving members of Led Zeppelin were awarded at the 35th Kennedy Center Honors. The evening's high point featured legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Ann and Nancy Wilson of the band Heart performing the Led Zeppelin anthem "Stairway to Heaven" with Jason Bonham joining them on Drums.
In the Summer of 2013 Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience joined forces with the band Heart for "The Heartbreaker Tour" celebrating the music of Led Zeppelin.
On October 15th of 2015 prints of "John Paul Jones", the 3rd pencil drawing of James' Led Zeppelin Series, go on sale exclusively through JamesDylanOfficial.com
In December of 2015 Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience kicks off their Fall Tour in San Jose, California.