David VanLanding, rock singer, Died at 51


William David VanLandingham was born on October 6, 1964, and died on November 17, 2015.

He was known professionally as David VanLanding or David Van Landing, he was an American rock music singer, who worked with Michael Schenker Group and Crimson Glory.

William was born in 1964 and studied in Columbia School Of Theatrical Arts in Maryland and took part in several musical shows.

After graduation from Wakefield High School, Arlington, William joined the Maryland-based band Mannekin and stayed with them until disbanding in 1990.

Soon thereafter he was invited to Tony MacAlpine’s Eyes Of The World Tour, replacing Alan Sehorn.

In 1992, William was with Crimson Glory to replace vocalist Midnight, but left the band shortly before they disbanded the same year.

A few years later, together with former musicians of Crimson Glory formed Crush (1995), renamed to Erotic Liquid Culture (1996).

In the mid-90s, he audited with Michael Schenker Group, which resulted in three tours during 1997 to 1999 (USA, Japan, Europe).

William was invited by Michael Schenker again for 2011 (Temple Of Rock South American Tour), and 2012 (Temple Of Rock North American Tour, to replace Robin McAuley who was dealing with health issues tours.

Also, Schenker wrote that he and Van Landing were planning a special show together on the Axes and Anchors cruise; February 2016.

Between the tours VanLanding was teaching voice, fronting various bands and taking part is some cover bands.

William VanLanding passed away on November 17, 2015 in a car accident, a collision with a garbage truck in Clearwater, Florida.