Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
MAGAZINEON-AIRDOWNLOADSCHATBOARDSCONTESTSSTORE
News

Lead Singer of Drive Dies in Car Accident

By Newsferatu, Writer
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 @ 6:47 PM


- advertisement -
RIP - David Taylor 12/5/64 - 6/30/09

KNAC.COM has received the following sad news from : The Music's Over blog:

David Taylor was the lead vocalist for ’80s hard rock band, Drive. Formed in Houston, Texas by Rick Chavez and Mercy Valdez, Drive soon found their voice in a young David Taylor, just barely out of his teens. In the mid ’80s, the band moved to Los Angeles, which was quickly becoming the epicenter of the ’80s metal scene. Winning a radio contest with their song “I Need The Nights,” Drive landed on the Best Of The West compilation that was released on Rampage Records. Rampage soon signed to band, and in July of 1988, released their debut, Characters In Time. The album received tremendous reviews from the industry’s top hard rock press, including the coveted 5 “K” rating from Kerrang magazine. The album also received solid airplay from hard rock stations around the country, including Los Angeles powerhouse, KNAC.

What separated Drive from the other bands of the Sunset Strip, was their intelligent lyrics, intricate musicianship, and of course, Taylor’s suburb voice that fell somewhere betwe en Ronnie James Dio and Queensryche’s Geoff Tate. And what endeared them to true metal critics and fans alike was that they were more Iron Maiden than Poison, more Judas Priest than Winger. Characters In Time was followed by the more mature and sonically advanced, Diablero on Zoo Records. Unfortunately, a shake-up at the label along with the dawn of the metal-killing “grunge” scene, left the album without much of a push, so the band’s recording career was put on hold as the band members moved back to Texas, where Taylor was living in recent years.

While driving along a San Antonio interstate on June 25, 2009, Taylor lost control of his vehicle after a tire blew out, causing him to crash. He was airlifted to an area hospital where he died of his injuries five days later. He was 44.

To learn more or to share your memories it appears you must visit:

http://davidtaylormemorial.blogspot.com


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 


 Recent News
Represent! Get Your KNAC.COM Bumper Sticker
Happenings This Week on KNAC.COM
EMPERORS AND ELEPHANTS's "Man Of God" Video Debuts
It Comes Second Nature To FLYING COLORS
WE ARE THE RIOT (Featuring Former Members Of COAL CHAMBER & STATIC-X) Release "It's Not What You Wanted" Video
SHADOWSIDE Set To Release New Video For "Habitchual"
RHINO BUCKET's Dolivo To Join HELLION For Tour
BLACK CROWN INITIATE To Release The Wreckage Of Stars In September
CHILDREN OF BODOM Schedule Fall North American Tour
INTRONAUT Announce Tour Dates For 10 Year Anniversary
MONUMENTS Announce New North American Dates
ROB ZOMBIE's GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE Hits Chicago
BLACK COBRA Announces U.S. Tour
BIG ENGINE Is Shot Like A Rocket
ALTER BRIDGE Debut "Cry Of Achilles" Video
FATES WARNING Bassist Has Shoulder Ailment
MR. BIG Drummer Pat Torpey Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease
ENCHANT Look Forward To The Great Divide
MARK SLAUGHTER Gears Up For First Ever Solo Album
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Drummer Forced To Sit Out Live Dates
STRYPER Announce Live At The Whisky CD/DVD
CLUTCH Release Summer Sound Attack Compilation
RED FANG Release Free Acoustic EP
Two Classic KIX Albums Get Reissued
WITHIN THE RUINS Release "Gods Amongst Men" Video
THE DAGGER Releases Self-Titled Debut Album
OTHERWISE Confirm Headline Tour Dates
LIZZY BORDEN Announces 30th Anniversary Tour Dates
EMPRESS AD Release "Invisible Conductor" Video
ALLEGAEON Joins ARSIS On A Decade Of Guilt Tour
NONPOINT Announce The Return
SAMHAIN Schedule Reunion Shows To Celebrate 30 Years Of Initium
HELLION Announces Mini Album Details, Tour
SICK OF IT ALL Reveal The Last Act Of Defiance Album Details
LACUNA COIL Announce November European Headlining Tour
NOVEMBERS DOOM Studio Report Video Part 2
HAMMERFALL Stream New Single, Announce Tour Dates
JAGUAR Set To Release Metal X In August
BULLET Release "Storm Of Blades" Single, Video
PRIMUS Drummer Tim Alexander Has Open Heart Surgery Today
KING DIAMOND Bassist Departs, War Of Words Ensues





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CHAT | BOARDS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2014 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy