Posted in music on July 11, 2011

Coheed bassist

"Just hours before his band was to open for Soundgarden on Sunday, the bass player for Coheed and Cambria, the alternative rock band from Nyack, N.Y., was arrested on charges he robbed a pharmacy in Massachusetts to get prescription painkillers, the Associated Press reported.

The police said the bassist, Mike Todd, entered the Walgreens pharmacy in Attleboro, Mass., on Sunday afternoon and showed the pharmacists a note on his telephone claiming he had a bomb. Mr. Todd, who is 30, was said to have demanded six bottles of OxyContin and then caught a cab to the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass., where his band was to play the opening set before Soundgarden took the stage. He was arrested at the concert hall before the show and charged with armed robbery and possession of a controlled substance, the police said. The band played without him." [NY Times]

The band have found a new bassist which means the Jones Beach show on Saturday was Mike Todd's last.

Update: Pictures from the Jones Beach show (though none of Coheed), HERE.

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Comments (48)

whenever a member of Coheed is fired, it is another chance for them to get a little cooler, but will probably suck regardless.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 9:43 AM

epic

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 9:46 AM

wow.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 9:47 AM

the headline says after the show and the body of the article says before the show

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 9:51 AM

THIS IS GENIUS! What hipster is reponsible for this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32rgi4QFA9c

hahaha

save ferris

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 9:51 AM

Didn't half the band leave several years back, meaning if this guy was an original member then the only original member left would be the lead singer?

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 9:53 AM

So was it before or after the show? If it was before, did Coheed play yesterday?

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 9:53 AM

The Jones Beach show was Saturday, this happened Sunday before a show in Mansfield.

Reading comprehension!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 9:55 AM

Coheed still exist?

Posted by AstralForest | July 11, 2011 9:55 AM

lol...paaaaaartaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 9:57 AM

Just read this guy's Wikipedia. Apparently he has a history of heroin addiction and already left the band once in the past on his own terms for rehab. The only difference this time is his problems got him arrested.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 9:57 AM

wow!

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 9:57 AM

This guy just needs some hummus that will fix him right up!

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 10:04 AM

I'm not going to lie and I think a lot of us can agree that Coheed and Cambria was kind of cool when we were teenagers and they were first starting out, putting their first two albums out on Equal Vision Records. They were slightly emo back in the day, and it fit in nicely when they'd tour with post-hardcore bands. Then they got signed to a major label, became pinups for mall goths and their entire image became more of an overproduced cartoon parody of what they used to be.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 10:10 AM

No, Coheed were never cool. Ever.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 10:14 AM

Gotta agree with 10:10. I remember seeing them when another band who was once cool, Blood Brothers, back in '02. Good small show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 10:21 AM

10:10. As a human being, I never thought Coheed were anything.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 10:21 AM

he demanded 6 bottles of oxycontin! lol

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 10:21 AM

never got this band. that one song had the video where the bouncer mouths "are you in, or are you out" and it was a serious turn off.

basically, i have a hard time differentiating this band from Bowling For Soup.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 10:28 AM

The only time I saw them was when they toured with Rainer Maria (wtf?) and Sparta. Good show, but they were a different band back then.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 10:37 AM

Representing Nyack. Nice...

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 10:37 AM

@9:55 -

thank you for being a voice of reason.


Posted by Funderburgh | July 11, 2011 10:39 AM

Oxy!

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 10:41 AM

Chris pennie takes it in the butt from a chick with a black strap-on

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 10:54 AM

Dillinger Escape Plan is better.

Posted by JudJud | July 11, 2011 10:57 AM

I have one ticket for Soundgarden in Philadelphia Wednesday, mention BV and get preference => http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/tix/2488124807.html

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 11:02 AM

@10:21- I remember the show I think you are talking about- it was Blood Brothers, Coheed and Cambria, American Nightmare (later became Give Up the Ghost) and Glassjaw. What a great time!

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 11:05 AM

I remember Coheed and Blood Brothers toured together more than once that year, but I wouldn't doubt that lineup happened. That was when Boston post-hardcore was relevant.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 11:17 AM

Dude you're robbing the place, get all the oxycontin you can carry

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 11:18 AM

Oxycontin is my faaaaaaavorite.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 11:26 AM

First record rules. Everything after is damn near unlistenable.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 11:29 AM

Sad

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 11:36 AM

Rush Limbaugh: "Hmmm, I should've thought of that".

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 11:39 AM

I feel bad for the guy. Just looking at his mug shot, he looks well aware of his problem and that it's gotten out of control. That very much is the definition of addiction. I really hope Claudio and the rest of the boys are able to help get him through this and come back healthy, because I honestly think Coheed and Cambria have a chance to become bigger than the commercial appeal of Soundgarden, more influential than the Black Flags and Replacements of punk rock and have a legacy envied upon just as big as Nirvana.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 11:48 AM

wait.. coheed still exists???

and @ 9:51, this was funny where u find??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32rgi4QFA9c

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 11:55 AM

Coheed are like a emo Rush...god they suck

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 12:12 PM

dosen't the band pay him enough so that he can afford his own drugs?

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 12:13 PM

"I honestly think Coheed and Cambria have a chance to become bigger than the commercial appeal of Soundgarden, more influential than the Black Flags and Replacements of punk rock and have a legacy envied upon just as big as Nirvana."

This commentor ^^ stole the bass player's drugs.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 12:18 PM

11:48 needs to go bury his head in the dirt for the next few hours...

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 12:37 PM

Using a cell phone to commit armed robbery?

Wow, what a tool.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 12:40 PM

I will never understand why people say "blah blah still exist?!!?" just because you trend hopped and/or stopped listening to a certain band/genre of music DOES NOT mean that band ceased to exist or people stop playing that type of music.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 1:41 PM

I once DEMANDED extra tahini on my hummus at mamouns, but I got away without having to pay the extra .50 cents.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 1:57 PM

robbing a pharmacy for drugs to get high is fucking awesome so points for that.

getting caught 2 hours later makes you either retarded or a member of coheed and cambria. well, both.

also, that band really sucks & i wish they would go away. the guy above who compared them to black flag, the replacements and nirvana is either an idiot or works for a label. again... probably both.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 2:20 PM

personally i blame this on the pharmaceutical companies.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 2:25 PM

Note To Self: next time I commit a felony, remember to avoid the use of items that are easily traceable and could compromise my escape (like cabs and cell phones).

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 2:28 PM

C & C Emo Factory. Bummed dude's a junkie with serious problems, but just not a fan of the band.

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2011 5:17 PM

thanks

Posted by mida | July 11, 2011 8:48 PM

I saw Coheed open for Soundgarden July 3 at the JLC here in London. They should have arrested the whole band after the first song and spared us all the anquish. It's sad that the band will continue on without the bass player.

Posted by Dave | July 12, 2011 9:13 PM

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