Derrick Tribbett

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Derrick Tribbett
Birth name Derrick Tribbett
Also known as Tripp Lee, Sinister
Born (1984-12-18) December 18, 1984 (age 32)
Origin Cape Coral, Florida, United States
Genres Nu metal, heavy metal, industrial metal, alternative metal, speed metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass
Years active 1998–present
Labels Geffen
Associated acts Makeshift Romeo, Twisted Method, Dope

Derrick Tribbett (born December 18, 1984) is an American musician better known by his stage names Tripp Lee and Sinister. Tribbett is also known for his role on the reality show Daisy of Love starring former Rock of Love 2 contestant Daisy De La Hoya.


Tribbett was a member of the band Twisted Method[1] until it disbanded in 2005 and formed the band Makeshift-Romeo shortly after.[2] He was the bassist and backing vocalist for the band Dope.[3][4]

Daisy of Love[edit]

Tribbet was a contestant on the VH1 show Daisy of Love. Tribbet went under the alias Sinister on the show.[5][6] He was eliminated the July 12, 2009 episode, the tenth episode in the twelve episode series (not counting the clip show). He placed fourth overall.

I Love Money[edit]

Tribbet would have been a contestant on the third season of the VH1 Show "I Love Money" which takes contestants from other VH1 shows such as Rock of Love, Real Chance of Love, I Love New York, Daisy of Love, and Megan Wants a Millionaire and to be aired in January 2010. However, the show was canceled before airing because of one Ryan Jenkins' involvement in the murder of his wife and suicide.


Tribbett is the younger brother of Greg Tribbett, the guitarist of metal bands Mudvayne and Hellyeah. One of his other brothers is a drum technician for the American metal band Slipknot.


  1. ^ de Yampert, Rick (August 27, 2004). "Out of a Coma: Metal band escapes hometown", News Journal, p. F1.
  2. ^ Sharpe-Young, Garry (2005). New Wave of American Heavy Metal. Zonda Books Limited. p. 337. ISBN 0-9582684-0-1
  3. ^ "DOPE". Retrieved 2011-12-07. 
  4. ^ Iwasaki, Scott (October 8, 2004). "Bands excited about Apathy tour", Deseret News, p. W11. Convenience link.
  5. ^ "Daisy of Love | Cast Bios". Retrieved 2011-12-07. 
  6. ^ (July 7, 2009). "'Sinister' still on 'Daisy of Love'", The News-Press. Retrieved on 2009-07-23.