Former Judas Priest drummer Dave Holland has passed away at the age of 69. Until this point in time no cause of death has been revealed.

His career began with several bands in the 1960s. Then he led classic rockers Trapeze, which Glen Hughes was a part of. Trapeze disbanded in 1979.

He was best known for his drum work on Judas Priest’s golden era records British Steel (1980),  Point of Entry (1981), Screaming for Vengeance (1982), Defenders of the Faith (1984), Turbo (1986), and Ram It Down (1988).

It was rumoured that Holland was writing a book dealing with his life in music, the rape accusations and his prison sentence.

May he rest in peace.