Another body hits the floor: Dave Williams, lead singer of Drowning Pool, was found dead on the band’s tour bus Wednesday afternoon, according to a spokesperson for the group. He was 30 years old. A cause of death has yet to be determined.
The Dallas quartet was on tour with Ozzfest when Williams’ body was discovered. Ozzfest had played the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana, on Tuesday.
Wednesday (August 14) was an off day for the tour. Thursday’s Ozzfest at the Nissan Pavilion in Bristow, Virginia, will go on as scheduled, according to a manager for the outing. Bolstered by the hit single “Bodies”, Drowning Pool’s debut album, Sinner, has sold more than 1.2 million copies since its release last June, according to SoundScan.
Drowning Pool were the breakout band of last year’s Ozzfest, beginning the tour with an a.m. set on the third stage and eventually getting bumped up to a more
respectable second stage slot by the middle of the trek. Near the end of the tour, as “Bodies” was omnipresent on hard rock radio and video outlets, Drowning Pool had played select dates on the main stage.