Update: Drowning Pool Singer Found Dead
As first reported yesterday (Aug. 14), Drowning Pool lead singer Dave Williams was found dead in the band's tour bus in Manassas, Va., near where it was due to perform today, according to release fromAs first reported yesterday (Aug. 14), Drowning Pool lead singer Dave Williams was found dead in the band's tour bus in Manassas, Va., near where it was due to perform today, according to release from the group's label, Wind-Up Records. He was 30. The cause of death was unknown at deadline.
The Dallas-based hard rock band had been appearing on the main stage of this year's Ozzfest, of which yesterday was a travel day. This was the group's second Ozzfest run, having played the second-stage last year in support of its debut album, "Sinner."
It's unknown what, if any, Drowning Pool material remains to be released, or if the band had been working on a follow-up. A representative declined to offer any details about future plans, and said it's premature to assume that the band would not finish its Ozzfest commitment.
"Dave was loved by so many people you never know what's going to happen," the spokesperson said. "Tour plans for the band remain undecided right now. It's not really appropriate to put out a formal announcement about what will be coming. News will be coming from the band when they feel it is appropriate."
An Ozzfest spokesperson had no comment at deadline. The festival is due to wrap Sept. 8 in Dallas. The band already record a cover of Metallica's "Creeping Death" for the upcoming "Ozzfest 2002: The Live Album," due Sept. 3 via Columbia.
Drowning Pool's "Sinner" has sold 1.2 million units to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and peaked at No. 14 on The Billboard 200. Hit single "Bodies" hit No. 6 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks tally last summer.