Daniel MacMaster, who released two albums with Bonham, died suddenly last night. As Bonham’s vocalist, Daniel reached the Top 40 with the band’s 1989 album Disregard Of Timekeeping, thanks in part to the single “Wait For You”. In 2006 Daniel released a solo album called Rock Bonham…And The Long Road Back on Suncity Records. Daniel’s bandmate in Monkey-MacMaster, Jimmy D, posted the following today:
With a heavy heart I am sad to say that last night my dear friend Daniel passed away.
Daniel and I started working together in early 2005. We found a writing chemistry and friendship like no other…in the world we loved called music. Now at this moment, it’s hard to believe he is gone. We spoke weekly, holidays, birthday’s…always, and I will miss the short time we had together. The writing, the jokes, and the stories. In my eyes he was an extremely talented musician. He taught me so much that I was lacking as a songwriter, and now there will be a void. Knowing now that our plans for releasing music performing together this year will never come to pass, saddens me beyond belief. He and I had our heart set on getting MONKEY-MACMASTER and his solo effort “out to the masses”, as he put it.
My heart and prayers go out for his family through this difficult time.
I will miss you brotha. Forever your dear friend,