Full In Bloom Music recently conducted an interview with former BONHAM singer Daniel MacMaster. A few excerpts from the chat follow:Full In Bloom Music: What was the story behind Joe Lynn Turner auditioning for [BONHAM]? Daniel: "The band was to be an all-star band with various members, such as the aforementioned Joe Lynn Turner. As the lineup grew, with Ian Hatton on guitars and John Smithson on bass, keys, violin and everything else — the talented bugger could play. I suppose they were alright to gamble on me, myself and I..." Full In Bloom Music: Describe Jason Bonham not only as a musician, but as a person (at that time). Daniel: "Well, Jason was very easy to get to know, with a warming friendship lent, that could only grow from there. In a very short time we became good friends, or mates, as it were. Always kept in touch and were there for each other through and through..." Full In Bloom Music: Any memories come to mind from the "Disregard for Timekeeping" recording sessions. Anything stand out? Any cool, sucked, fun, brilliant moments come to mind? Feel free to share more than one. Daniel: It was great to work with [producer] Bob Ezrin, even if we locked horns now and again. He brought us together as a recording group, and wrote with us. I was against this from the beginning, wanting everything to be our own as a band, but together with the band, they showed me the advantages of success as a single unit. At the time ... real learning curve for myself..." Full In Bloom Music: Tell us about your first meeting with Robert Plant. Where was it? Describe the meeting. How did you feel about it? Daniel: "I met Robert in England the first time. It was great for me as he is an idol of mine anyway. He was showing me around the various bands he had playing at his daughter's wedding, and how that I should 'Pay attention, young Daniel!!!'" Full In Bloom Music: How would you describe Robert Plant as a person. Your impression of him? Daniel: "Very polite and forthright, witty and a whopping load of charisma...a great one to learn by..." Full In Bloom Music: You have worked with Stephen Pearcy [ex-RATT singer] quite a bit, what is your working relationship? Daniel: "Well, I tell ya, we are — Stephen and I — gonna have something going in the very near future. We have already started out planning, and writing together will commence as schedules allow ... We get along great ..." Full In Bloom Music: Tell us about the first time you met him? Daniel: "He came to our CD release party for 'Disregard…' ...that's how we met and hit it off..." Full In Bloom Music: How would you describe Stephen as a person? Were you a RATT fan before you joined BONHAM? Daniel: "Excellent guy, very easy to get along with, we like a lot of the same things ...he's a very busy guy though, always on the move, got lots going on...I've been a RATT fan since they came out ...since I first heard them...weren't you?" Read the entire interview at www.fullinbloommusic.com.
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