Walt Woodward III

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Walt Woodward III
Born February 10, 1959
Died June 8, 2010(2010-06-08) (aged 51)
Instruments Drums
Associated acts The Scream
Twisted Sister
Shark Island
Sweet Savage
The Painkillers

Walt Woodward III (February 10, 1959 – June 8, 2010)[1] was an American rock drummer who played in several bands, including Shark Island and Saints Or Sinners/The Scream.

He replaced original Saints Or Sinners/The Scream drummer Scott Travis, who left the band to replace drummer Dave Holland in Judas Priest, in 1989.

Walt started his career in the New York/New Jersey area, playing in Rachel, featuring Riot vocalist Rhett Forrester, and Americade,[2] as well as several other bands. His move to California enabled him to be a part of Sweet Savage,[3] Shark Island[4] and The Scream. Walt also did a worldwide tour with surf guitar legend Dick Dale.

He was also in a three-day line-up with the heavy metal band, Twisted Sister in March 1982.[5]

Walt returned to New Jersey and played in various local bands, including The Painkillers.[6]


Woodward was pronounced dead on June 8, 2010. He died of alcohol poisoning.


with The Scream[edit]

  • Let It Scream (1991)
  • Encino Man OST (1992)
  • Takin' It To The Next Level (1993; unreleased)

with Shark Island[edit]

  • S'cool Buss (1987)

with Americade[edit]

  • American Metal (1982)
  • Americade.com (1995)
  • Americadence 1980 ~ 1995 (2011, 5-CD boxed set)


  1. ^ "Walt Woodward III: A few thoughts about my friend… - Gerard de Marigny". gerarddemarigny.com. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  2. ^ "Americade - discography, line-up, biography, interviews, photos". spirit-of-metal.com. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  3. ^ "Chris Sheridan, Laine, Sweet Savage, Kottack, Savvy's, Fort Worth, Dallas". fullinbloommusic.com. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  4. ^ "SHARK ISLAND – Demo (1986) | Demo Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine". metalforcesmagazine.com. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  5. ^ "MusicMight :: Artists :: AMERICADE". rockdetector.com. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  6. ^ "Welcome to the new Myspace!". myspace.com. Retrieved 2016-06-14.

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