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bonham1.jpgFor a short time, Bonham was set to take over the charts and the country. With a rock n' roll pedigree not to be ignored, Jason Bonham formed his band infused with the same Led Zeppelin melodies encased in his DNA.

Daniel MacMaster sang lead vocals in Bonham, and the very photogenic Ian Hatton played guitar while John Smithson played bass. There was no doubt that Jason Bonham would grow up to be an accomplished drummer. When your dad is John Bonham, expectations are high.

The band had a major label debut with The Disregard of Timekeeping, and a hit single with "Wait for You." That single had a big budget video that played in constant rotation. It had all the trappings of a classic 80s video: big hair, fire, and it was a shot on a back lot that resembled a junk yard.

 The Disregard of Timekeeping hit store shelves in 1989, just one year after the young Bonham formed his band.

The "Wait for You" video is now a staple of VH1 Classic. I guarantee if you watch two episodes of Metal Mania, you'll see "Wait for You" in all its glory.

The band toured relentlessly, perhaps because Bonham learned from watching his father that legions of fans are made on the road. During the making of 1992s Mad Hatter, things began to fall apart for the band.

The group disbanded shortly thereafter.



Reader Comments (1)

Bonham was a very underated band!!
I have some of their songs on my playlist today!!
"Wait For You" is a great 'Hair Metal' song!!
Other good tracks are:
"Guilty" & "Change Of A Season"!!!
February 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn

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