Former Bonham Singer MacMaster Dies

Daniel MacMaster, the former lead singer of rock act Bonham, passed away March 16 at the age of 39.

Daniel MacMaster, the former lead singer of rock act Bonham, passed away March 16 at the age of 39. The cause of death was from pneumonia, which was apparently made worse when a strep infection entered into his bloodstream.

Bonham, which featured late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham's son Jason, briefly enjoyed MTV and chart success with the single "Wait for You" from its 1989 release, "The Disregard of Time Keeping."

Born in Toronto, MacMaster was singing for a local Canadian act, Scorcher, when a local DJ told him Bonham was putting together a band in Los Angeles. He passed an audition and was named the group's singer.

With the arrival of grunge music in the early '90s, Bonham's bombastic style was quickly rendered obsolete, as the group only managed to issue one more album, 1992's "Mad Hatter," before breaking up.

In recent years, MacMaster started a new project with Connecticut-based singer/songwriter Jimmy D of the band Emerald Monkey, dubbed Monkey-MacMaster. The group was planning on releasing music and playing shows this year. Additionally, MacMaster had been working on his own material.

MacMaster is survived by his wife and two children.