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,
Blastzone will handle all things Gypsy Pistoleros in the US.
Releasing “Para Siempre” the new CD (out now in the Europe & Scandinavia through Bad Reputation ) in July through Nightmare Records & Distribution, KOCH USA and Canada.
Gypsy Pistoleros will also be doing a US tour from July 6th – Aug. 9th 2008.
Gypsy Pistoleros will be playing Memphis Music Fest 2008 on July 6th and Rocklahoma 2008 on July 11th headlining the Tri-label stage .Further bookings will be handled through Ugly But Proud out of Detroit, MI.
They also begin servicing radio with the first single from Gypsy Pistoleros “Para Siempre” album ,which is “Livin La Vida Loca”.
So please if you are a Gypsy Pistoleros fan go and request the song with your local radio stations.
Blastzone Entertainment Group and Gypsy Pistoleros will have list of stations serviced with “Livin La Vida Loca” very soon. We will also be doing a video of “Livin La Vida Loca” at Rocklahoma 2008 to service to video channels all over the world. If you want to be part of the video make sure you are at Rocklahoma 2008 to see Gypsy Pistoleros live.
Blastzone Entertainment Group and Gypsy Pistoleros have more major to come! So keep checking both our Myspaces at www. myspace. com/gypsypistoleros & www. myspace. com/blastzoneentgroup.
Make sure you add us both also.
Da evolution is HERE U.S.A !!!
If you have read music reviews at Hard Rock Hideout, you know we give praise where it is due. Black Tide deserves a bunch for this release.
Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to hear a release of this quality from a bunch of teenagers. The young men in Black Tide have released one hell of a new metal disc. This is a disc that will easily compete for top record of the year.
Light From Above has a distinct 80’s style metal to it, but this disc has a heavier edge which will give it mass appeal. Some of the writing on this record reminds me of mid 80’s Def Leppard, but the guitar work is much heavier than that.
Chances are you have already heard the track Shockwave that was released on the band’s 2 song EP. While this is a solid cut, it is far from the best song on this record. This record seems to get better as it progresses.
Black Tide’s cover of Metallica’s Hit the Lights is a nice surprise, and this version ought to put a smile on a lot of faces, including that of James Hetfield.
Black Tide’s new disc hits stores tomorrow. If you want to hear a record with plenty of cool guitar solos, head banging drums, and great vocals, go get your copy of Light From Above, and don’t forget to put your chiropractor on speed dial!
Rating:Out of 10
- Warriors of Time
- Give Me A Chance
- Let Me
- Show Me The Way
- Live Fast Die Young
- Hit the Lights
- Black Abyss
- Light From Above
Black Tide is:
Gabriel Garcia (lead vocals, lead/rhythm guitar)
Alex Nunez(lead/rhythm guitar)
Kivel Records artist, TNA released a studio video, for their song, Do You Remember.
This is off the band’s 2004 CD, Branded.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Hard Rock Hideout!