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Twisted Method Guitarist Found Dead

Former TWISTED METHOD guitarist Andy Howard was reportedly found dead in his bed Friday afternoon (September 16). He was 23 years old. Howard left TWISTED METHOD back in May, citing his desire to take care of his twin girls at home as the reason for his departure.

According to The News-Press, TWISTED METHOD were one of only two rock acts to originate in Lee County, Florida and go on to sign national recording contracts. The band were signed to MCA in 2002 and released "Escape from Cape Coma" the following year. In 2003, the band were tapped to perform on the second stage at Ozzfest.

Over the past two years, TWISTED METHOD continued to tour and and bring new "inmates" (as they called their fans) to their asylum of sound. Their first show back home after Ozzfest at the defunct Neptune's was sold out and their performance at radio station 99X's X-Fest stole the show from more popular bands such as PUDDLE OF MUDD and TRAPT.

Following TWISTED METHOD's split in June, the group's vocalist, Derrick "Tripp" Tribbett, formed a new project called MAKESHIFT ROMEO with ex-TWISTED METHOD bassist Derek DeSantis (who plays guitar in the new band). The new group also includes ex-MOTOGRATER bassist Jonny Nailz and former SLITHERYN drummer Tom "T-Bone" Burke.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. SALLA writes:

O D

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2. duh writes:

O D D

# Sep 18, 2005 @ 8:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. KoRNBoY writes:

duh, y0uR tUrN iS oVeR, gEt oFf mY eNoUrMoUs pEnAr ;-D

# Sep 18, 2005 @ 9:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. . writes:

that sucks twisted method was awsome

# Sep 18, 2005 @ 10:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. KoRNBoY writes:

sUx, i uSeD t0 sKaTe aNd bReAk iN sChOoLs wItH oNe of tHoSe dUdEs cOuSiNs...nEvEr rEaLLy pAyeD aTtEnTiOn tHo-_-

# Sep 18, 2005 @ 10:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. KoRNBoY writes:

HE uSeD t0 bRaG aBoUt tHeM...

# Sep 18, 2005 @ 10:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. cleansor writes:

junkies deserve death

# Sep 18, 2005 @ 11:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. allkapps writes:

lOok aT mE, i'M cOol, tOo. wHaT a wAsTe oF tImE

# Sep 19, 2005 @ 9:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. myke writes:

f*** man this sucks....

# Sep 19, 2005 @ 10:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. highvoltage1313 writes:

Twisted Method was an awesome band. I'm glad I had the chance to see them in concert before all this happened.
R.I.P.

# Sep 19, 2005 @ 12:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. the ghost of dead(from mayhem) writes:

i dont know this band but it always sucks when someone dies
rip andy howard

# Sep 19, 2005 @ 3:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. ILLLATINO90 writes:

he died?..haha! KoRnBoY iS A b****..and a NigggEr

# Sep 19, 2005 @ 6:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. TwistedFairie writes:

LOL @ allkapps
Classic!

# Sep 19, 2005 @ 6:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. TwistedFairie writes:

that really sucks....he was only 23? How did he die?

# Sep 19, 2005 @ 6:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. the bird writes:

post 12 is a redneck

# Sep 19, 2005 @ 6:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. duh writes:

kornholeboy, why don't you just put the gun in your mouth & get it over with. but, first, get your dads' d*** out of the way.

# Sep 19, 2005 @ 9:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. TwistedFairie writes:

wow....

# Sep 19, 2005 @ 10:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. f6yh writes:

ILLLATINO90 and duh are fu(ckinf b)itches

# Sep 19, 2005 @ 10:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. TwistedFairie writes:

angry people

# Sep 19, 2005 @ 11:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Texas Guy writes:

I had the honor to see twisted method and meet all of the guys at ozzfest in 03 at San Antiono it was my first concert and when i seen these guys go on stage they put on a show there where really good and also nice guys R.I.P. SICK ANDY

# Sep 19, 2005 @ 11:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. me writes:

i thought they said twisted sister, yeah 23 years old whatever

f***ing druggies

# Sep 20, 2005 @ 12:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. KoRNBoY writes:

hI AlL oF y0u TaRdS...HaIL mE aNd wOrShIp mE f0r i aM y0uR 0wnEr ;-D
gG n0 rE ;-D

# Sep 20, 2005 @ 1:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. varialshade writes:

U who judge others karma will burn with a passion blessed by people like myself maybe u shouldnt open ur mouth if u dont know the person especially for post 21 and 12

# Sep 20, 2005 @ 4:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Jesse Hatch writes:

I am really sorry for your loss. Reguards to all family and band mates. It crush's me to see something like this happen to a fellow band member. Best wish's to all and keep moving forward. You guys have amazing talent. Keep your head up and play loud.

# Sep 20, 2005 @ 11:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. me writes:

yeah whatever, he died as a druggie, his loss...

# Sep 20, 2005 @ 11:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. FRIEND & FAN writes:

DO ANY OF YOU KNOW FOR FOR A FACT HOW ANDY DIED?

# Sep 20, 2005 @ 12:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. FRIEND & FAN writes:

OR ARE YOU JUST MAKING a$$hole ASUMTIONS DUE TO THE FACT THAT HE'S A ROCK STAR?!
I THINK YOU'RE JUST JEALOUS THAT YOU WOULDN'T GET THIS KIND OF RECOGNITION!

# Sep 20, 2005 @ 12:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. FRIEND & FAN writes:

& ACTUALLY IT'S NOT HIS LOSS IT'S HIS FIANCE HIS DAUGHTERS HIS FRIENDS & HIS FAMILYS LOSS.

# Sep 20, 2005 @ 12:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. FRIEND & FAN writes:

WHY DON'T YOU THINK ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE BEFORE YOU RUN YOU'RE IGNORANT MOUTH ABOUT THINGS YOU DON'T HAVE FACTS ON.
Andy was a great person and a great Musician and he will be missed emencly by many people.
RIP Andy

# Sep 20, 2005 @ 12:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Rulin Kmadd writes:

I know im am not a big fan of nu-metal but this gentleman had kids and
it's going to be a shame to explain to them to what happened to their father.
RIP dude I hope thier family stays strong.

# Sep 20, 2005 @ 3:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. key to nothing writes:

wow,you guys who assume he died of drugs really are narrow minded b****es,the amount of metalheads that do drugs is like the amount of preps that arent gay,....and to post 16,that was f***in awesome man

# Sep 20, 2005 @ 3:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. friend of fiance writes:

i just came from the funeral home, and the proof of how many people loved andy was in that room. to assume that his death was due to drugs is just ignorant. his 2 beautiful daughters now need to be raised without a father and all people can do is assume the worst and point blame without knowing a damn thing.

# Sep 20, 2005 @ 8:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Rulin Kmadd writes:

I hope you weren't assuming I was commenting on how that guy died I was just saying
that I feel for the kids that lost thier father. I know i bash nu-metal a lot but I mean my
above statement sincerely. It's always sad to see someone died prematurely.

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34. TwistedFairie writes:

aww...Rulin, ur actually being sweet....:)

# Sep 20, 2005 @ 8:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. TwistedFairie writes:

But yea, this is really sad...I feel really bad for his children...i know what its like to lose a father

# Sep 20, 2005 @ 8:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. cleansor writes:

does anyone know how this prick died? until i find out im going to make arsehole usumptions that he was a nu-metal druggo f***! you feel bad for his children? how Qaint! Was it a piss weak suicide? Maybe an embarrasing accident! every death in nu-metal is a victory for me! death to soft c*** metal, so come on bring on the abuse you f***ing c** rag nu-metal b****es..........

# Sep 21, 2005 @ 1:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. TwistedFairie writes:

lol...ur silly

# Sep 21, 2005 @ 1:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. TwistedFairie writes:

do u like to roll around in other people's misery?

# Sep 21, 2005 @ 1:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. AvidFan writes:

Cleansor=Dumba$$...but have a good time making fun of something u know nothing about. :D

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40. AvidFan writes:

thats all the abuse you get from me cleansor, sorry to dissapoint, i only punish my slaves... & ur not worthy, lol.

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41. TwistedFairie writes:

ur going to made stupid disrespectful comments about something u don't know anything about BECAUSE of the type of music? man, ur pretty ignornant....but if it makes u happy....have at it....

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42. TwistedFairie writes:

ur starved for attention obviously....ill let ya be now...

# Sep 21, 2005 @ 2:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. THEDEVIL writes:

how did he die anyway?

# Sep 21, 2005 @ 12:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. SATAN IS GOD DOG SI NATAS writes:

I SEE HIM IN HELL

# Sep 22, 2005 @ 8:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. key to nothing writes:

wow,cleansor,i cant stand nu metal as much as you do but there is a time when us purists need to have some damn sympathy

# Sep 22, 2005 @ 4:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Bury ur ded lose ur life Wham Rules writes:

Ohhhhh DAMMMMM there goes another SlIpKnOT wannabe band dead and gone guess we will only hear the f word with only 200 more wanna be bands

# Sep 23, 2005 @ 3:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. some_guy writes:

Any death, besides Saddam Hussein's or Osama Bin Laden's, isn't funny.

# Sep 23, 2005 @ 3:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Bury ur ded lose ur life Wham Rules writes:

Im from cape coma aint shiiiiiiiiiiiittttttttttttttttttttt there

# Sep 23, 2005 @ 3:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. hellpaddy writes:

Droppin' like flies...

# Sep 24, 2005 @ 12:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. DeaDlyVaMpiRe13137 writes:

MOTHER f***ER I LOVED TWISTED METHOD!!! ill miss u guys i saw them in concert once it was the best concert i have ever been to and if anyone has the balls to diss twisted method im going to come to ur house and f***ING SLIT ALL UR THROATS!!!!!!!!!!!! R.I.P Andy (he was a sick guitarist) one of the few bands i could listen to all day and never get bored with them and theyd still always sound good! I LOVE U GUYS!!!!!

# Sep 24, 2005 @ 4:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. cleansor writes:

SATAN IS GOD DOG SI NATAS is correct, he is being raped in infinite Hellfire, I hear him begging for mercy every night, the word DISS (see the sorrow above) makes me want to stab and puke, vampires are sh**, much like yourself "slit all ur throats" you boring little maggot, id much rather crush your pelvis with a mongoloids neck bone
Im still curious as to how he came to his demise, anyone want to fill me in thus contributing to my wank bank.

# Sep 24, 2005 @ 10:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. xXxBANG YOUR DEADxXx writes:

dude i think someone killed him while he was sleeping is what ive been hearing and i feel sorry for his kids that dont have their f***ing awesome dad anymore i met him he was a really kool guy ill miss ya howard R.I.P

# Sep 24, 2005 @ 1:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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53. Jonathan Valdes writes:

The guy died, and they summed it all up in 2 sentences and spoke a bunch of other crap..... well, the guy died, if you dotn liekt he band dont hate, i never even heard of them, it's like im glad your mother died because she has ugly shoes.....

# Sep 27, 2005 @ 5:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. Riot-Girl writes:

Dude this fukin sucks and for all you fukers who say Andy died of drugs...you guys are fukin stupid, I have met Andy and had the chance to hang w/ him and the guys for awhile and the only thing he was into was drinkin tons of alcohol and party oh and smokin his cigs!! Andy was a caring person and when I was around him he was hella funny and a great drinkin partner....anyways I am glade I had the chance to know him as a person and not as a rock star....Twisted Method kicked as well, I love them and still do.... whatever you fa**ots who say something about someone who they dont even know will never get anywhere in life because your guys cant seem to feel any emotions!

# Sep 28, 2005 @ 9:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. FIVEINAMAZE (Jeff) writes:

RIP, Andy. Your father once worked for me and turned me on to you guys' first demo CD back in the day. I liked it. Who knew we would later share several stages and party down in the clubs. You rocked balls, little brother and We'll do one up when I get there...........Peace.

# Sep 28, 2005 @ 11:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. cleansor writes:

I stick stuff up my arse for satan, whats that b****? no emotion you say! and a fa**ot, the only emotion i feel is blistering rage at fake sluts like you,but please keep drinking as i love seeing you fools slobber,drool on yourselves and carry on it makes it easy to pick one of you out and hunt you down like half dead dogs begging for sodomy.
PS to josh and eli i will see you in c***sville very soon

# Sep 28, 2005 @ 11:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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57. cleansor writes:

Ricky Hughs of ballarat, australia is a thieving,junkie dog if someone comes across
him kill him, a hit and run would be priceless or maybe mutilate his face and let him live
in sorrow
I WILL SEE YOU ALL IN BURNING NEON HELLFLAME HAIL THE NEON GOAT

# Sep 28, 2005 @ 11:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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58. freakychela89 writes:

damn lost another one. R.I.P Andy H. and Dimebag Darrell and god i forgot his name....the good singer for drowning pool. were did people here he od. it just says he was found dead in bed.

# Sep 29, 2005 @ 1:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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59. Riot-Girl writes:

Haha cleansor you know you keep talkin about hell and stuff which is making me think that you belong in hell more than anyone....and just because I drink dont make me a drunk na and think about it if Andy had the poor choice of drugs then why did he make a good choice of leaving TM for his new family!? Maybe because family was more important, he worked hard for that family...why should he throw it all away for drugs!? na Andy was a great guy and never hurt anyone!!

R.I.P. SIK ANDY....we will see each other again, but till then I will make sure my first beer is for you! *cheers brother*

# Sep 29, 2005 @ 3:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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60. me writes:

to all you dumb mother fu**kers that call andy a druggie....get a life lesson...he had heart and lung problems so have some fu**kin respect and just know he stopped it all for his little babies he was a good guy and i pay much respect to his family and close friends RIP Twisted Method fu**kin rocks!!!!!!!!!

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61. drumminforgod writes:

Hey guys do u love the lordy

# Oct 1, 2005 @ 9:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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62. Booze-Horse writes:

Anyone who walks away from the dream like that deserves some f****** respect. Cleansor, quit jerk'in off to your Dungeons & Dragons cards, come out of the basement, pull your head out of your ass, and
do something with yourself. R.I.P. Andy.

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63. 2wasted writes:

that sux :(

www.wasteofhate.com

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64. Metal Goddess writes:

This is a true tragic lose. I also died at 23 yrs old but was brought back. It's called Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome you f*cks, no drugs involved. Grow up you punk a** b*tches!

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