Although European and American activities ceased because their management at that time showed no interest in overseas expansion, LOUDNESS' popularity, name recognition and CD sales are at their highest in Japan after a sucessful tour and live album.
Tensions rise amid the band's uncertain future, as their management contract expired and vocalist Masaki Yamada intended to leave.
Taiji Sawada estabilishes his personal management company, TAO Corporation, on condition that he would still be a full time LOUDNESS member.
Navigating through a confusing situation where their contract expired and LOUDNESS members couldn't even contact each other, the previous management office start to work on a new contract with Munetaka Higuchi, the band's drummer and leader, and persuade Yamada to return to LOUDNESS.
Sawada's fan club GASOLINE COWBOY (「ガソリン・カウボーイ」) starts and he invites Mitsuo Takeuchi to take part in a new solo project.
About four days before the announcement of LOUDNESS' revival arrives from Higuchi, TAO Corporation decides to run Sawada's solo project. He withdraws from the band, which causes Higuchi to leave and results in their disbandment.
SHOXX vol.21 magazine includes a photo and comment from Sawada.
GASOLINE COWBOY issues it's first newsletter.
At the beginning of the year, drums and guitars recording begin at Landmark Studio, in Yokohama
In February, the band was suposed to track vocals and film their first PV in Los Angeles, but the schedule gets postponed to March due to the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
A postcard announcing the formation of D.T.R, which stands for Dirty Trashroad, is sent to members of Sawada's fan club.
After tracking vocals, the PV for "CYBERNETIC CRIME" was shot in downtown LA.
Vo.Mitsuo Takeuchi / Gu.Taiji Fujimoto / Support Gu.ichiro / Ba.Taiji Sawada / Dr.Toshihiko Okabe / Support Key.Shigeo Komori
Fan club newsleter No. 2 arrives. From then on, GASOLINE COWBOY morphs into D.T.R's fan club and a exclusive secret gig at Ebisu GUILTY reaches the members. Around this time, music magazines have also published news about the debut album.
Fan club secret gig at Ebisu GUILTY is held. Tomoyuki Kuroda served as opening act. He will later be invited to join the band.
Live debut 「Drive To Revolution」 at Shibuya Koukaidou is held.
Fan event is held at a festival in Ōta, Gunma Prefecture, Takeuchi's hometown. In addition to a live talk, handshake and autograph signing, they perform an unexpected acoustive set.
Gu.Tomoyuki Kuroda joins the band.
Vo.Mitsuo Takeuchi / Gu.Taiji Fujimoto / Gu. Tomoyuki Kuroda / Ba.Taiji Sawada / Dr. Toshihiko Okabe / Support Key. Shigeo Komori
「ARRIVE」 at Shinjuku NISSIN POWER STATION is held and 「DRIVE TO REVOLUTION」 TOUR starts.
「DRIVE TO REVOLUTION」 TOUR FINAL is held.
Takeuchi and Kuroda's birtyday party is held at Meguro ROCKMAYKAN as a secret live limited to the fan club. The setlist includes Rainbow covers and special guests.
Video concerts commemorating the release of the DRIVE TO REVOLUTION VHS are held nationwide from November 19th to 26th. Live scenes, interviews with the members and backstage scenes are availabe for free admission.
Rehearsal for recording the secont album starts in Tokyo (東京)東京.
Arena 37 °C magazine publishes a DRIVE TO REVOLUTION photo book.
D.T.R Fair (D.T.Rフェア) is held at Namba W'OHOL, followed by a presentantion of Sawada's new signature bass, the Killer Criminal Phoenix, at Osaka Hard Rock Cafe.
Dr.Toshihiko Okabe departs. Support Dr.Kazuhisa "Roger" Takahashi joins the band as they start to work on a new album.
All standing event is held at Kasawaki CLUB CITTA'. A session with ADDICT OF THE TRIP MINDS, led by Kenichi Okamoto, takes place.
Pre-production of their new album at Izu Kity Studio starts.
Tracking starts. A few days behind Fujimoto's birthday, a party is held at Roppongi's PiPs.
The band takes part in ROCK ON KOBE, a benefit concert held at Shibuya ON AIR EAST. TUSK, ZIGGY, KEN, Keiko Terada, ACTION, Kyoji Yamamoto and others were part of the lineup. Performers raised over 3.3 million yen for charity.
Autograph event featuring Sawada is held at Sapporo Shedon Guitars.
「DEEP TRIAL RACE - CLUB HOUSE GIGS TOUR 1995」 starts with a 2-days live commemorating their new album.
Sawada starts working on the debut album by the supergroup KINGS.
Key.Kenji Shimizu joins the band.
Vo.Mitsuo Takeuchi / Gu.Taiji Fujimoto / Gu. Tomoyuki Kuroda / Ba.Taiji Sawada / Support Dr.Kazuhisa "Roger" Takahashi / Key.Kenji Shimizu
Sawada's birthday, a homely party gathering the band and staff members
Camping event reunites all D.T.R members, staff and some family members.
A fan club gathering is held at Roppongi's PiPS, with a session band with members and fans.
A concert was scheduld to take place at Kobe Gakuin University School Festival (神戸学院大学学園祭), but was cancelled due to Takeuchi's hospitalization and Sawada breaking his left hand after an accident. GRAND SLAM appeared instead. On the same day, Fujimoto takes part in a live entitled THE ULTRA SESSION at Meguro ROCKMAYKAN, a session tournament with various musicians. A similar session was held at Osaka Banana Hall, on November 10th.
A charity auction tournament was held for D.T.R fan club members, giving proceeds and a tricycle to children with AIDS.
Mitsuo Takeuchi suddenly depparts, as all members receive the news with great shock. It seems his withdrawal is notified by an agent, not himself. It was publicly announced in May, and then the band was put on hold when Taiji was going through personal problems. The newsletter and fan club activites stop around the same time.
Revival for one day at MEGATON CLUB~again~, event hosted by Mitsuo Takeuchi.
D.T.R resumes activities. At the same time, Support Dr.Kazuhisa "Roger" Takahashi officially joins the band.
Vo.Mitsuo Takeuchi / Gu.Taiji Fujimoto / Gu. Tomoyuki Kuroda / Ba.Taiji Sawada / Dr.Kazuhisa "Roger" Takahashi / Key.Kenji Shimizu
D.T.R disbands due to musical differences. Sawada and Kuroda announces a new D.T.R, now standing for Death To Rive, as they are recruiting new members.
Sawada passes away. There are no official announcements about the future activities of the new D.T.R.
All the surviving members reunite for a special event called 「Dear TAIJI Forever ~arigatō ta-chan~ (~ありがとう たーちゃん~)」. After this first event, they have played together under several other "D.T.R." abbreviations, most recently as Direct Toward Revival, with the band consisting of all of D.T.R's longtime members and a replacement bassist.