Tragically, each year there are many deaths in the music industry. Often these will be musicians that have battled with drug and alcohol problems, but there have also been freak accidents, illnesses and unpreventable deaths which have shaken the music world to its core. Sometimes this will mark the end of the band who are unable to go on without the member who passed, but this is not always the case. Some bands have decided that the show must go on, and that the band member who passed would have wanted the band to continue and succeed without them.
10. Drowning Pool
Texas metal outfit Drowning Pool originally formed as an instrumental trio, but in 1999 they would recruit vocalist Dave Williams to the band. With Williams, the band would find success and their 2001 album, Sinner, was certified platinum in six weeks. They soon found themselves playing alongside Ozzy Osbourne on the Ozzfest tour. Tragically, whilst on tour in 2002, Williams would be found dead on the tour bus whilst they were in Manassas, Virginia. An autopsy revealed that Williams had died from heart failure due to an undiagnosed heart disease (cardiomhyopathy). A year later, the band decided to carry on and recruited Jason ‘Gong’ Jones. Jones would leave the band in 2005, and they have since gone on to have Ryan McCombs on vocals before their current front-man, Jasen Moreno. Although Drowning Pool has survived the death of Williams, many believe Sinner to be the band’s finest work.