DAVE WILLIAMS Drowning Pool 1972 - 2002
Last week the Ozzfest family lost one of its shining stars,
Drowning Pool singer Dave Williams. You've all heard the news
about his passing so we'd like to remember him now as best we
can. Last Monday, Dave and the band stopped into our office
in L.A. to approve the band's rendition of the Metallica
classic "Creeping Death" for the OZZFEST 2002 LIVE album.
He walked in and was drawn to the wax statue of Ozzy that has
toured with the past two Ozzfests. Then he started to look
around and noticed all of the artifacts Ozzy and Sharon have
collected throughout the years. "Man, I could spend the day
just lookin' around here," he said. The other guys in the
band agreed and when they were each handed a copy of the new
Sabbath live collection Dave was bowled over, reading the liner
notes, inspecting the art, reveling in this newfound delight.
"Man, this is why we're all here", he remarked to no one in
particular. As "Creeping Death" began to play the band's
manager corralled the guys to give the track a listen.
When someone pointed out a minor flub on the recording Dave
stood up and nonchalantly said "It's a goddamn live record,
let it be." That was the last I remember of
Dave "Stage" Williams, one of the coolest guys to grace
the stage at Ozzfest. Rest In Peace.
TOMMY LEE ADDED TO OZZFEST BILL
Beginning in Denver Tommy Lee joins Ozzfest for the remainder
of the tour.