Former MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Singer DAVID VANLANDING Killed In Car Accident

Former MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Singer DAVID VANLANDING Killed In Car Accident

Acclaimed hard rock vocalist David VanLanding was killed early Tuesday morning (November 17) in a collision with a garbage truck in Clearwater, Florida.

Said Schenker: "We are all lost for words at such a sudden tragic event taking David away from us. We last performed together in the USA, 2012, but had planned a special show together on the Axes & Anchors cruise in February 2016. He will be deeply missed. A great voice and a charming man. My condolences go out to his family and many friends."

VanLanding's good friend, QUEENSRĊ¸CHE singer Todd La Torre, said: "I am beyond devastated to learn that one of my best friends, David VanLanding, has passed away [Tuesday] from a car accident. He was full of life, love, and laughter. He is notably known for singing with Michael Schenker, and has a lifelong professional music career, but those who knew him best know him as a loving friend, husband, and sibling. My deepest condolences to his wife and family."

VanLanding had done several tours with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP and had a short stint with CRIMSON GLORY. His last run with MSG took place in 2012, a 44-day, 31-city trek that VanLanding said "turned out to be one of the most rewarding tours of my career."

VanLanding once said: "I would rather play for 75 enthusiastic people than 750 standing there with the thumb in their butt."