The Dumb: Coheed & Cambria Bassist Arrested

Seems as if Michael Todd, Coheed and Cambria‘s bassist, felt it necessary to rob a Walgreens of some Oxycotin the other night right before a show.  Apparently he showed the pharmacist a note on his phone saying he had a bomb, stole 6 bottles and then fled the scene in a taxi that dropped him off at the venue the band was playing at.

Seriously?

There are a few aspects to this event that just have me scratching my head:

  •  First, you are a rock star, don’t tell me that no one could score you a mind altering drug at the venue. 
  •  Second, you are a rock star…  Who the hell in their right mind robs a Walgreens, mind you, the day of a show that you are more than likely getting paid a pretty penny for? 
  • Third, a cellphone note?  Really?  Wow dude.  I guess it’s better than a machete.

Coheed and Cambria posted a statement on their Tumblr page:

Michael Todd was arrested today on what we consider very serious charges and therefore he will not be finishing up the current tour. Wes Styles, long time member of the Coheed family will take on bass duties starting tomorrow for the remaining dates. No shows will be canceled.

We are surprised to say the least and will address the situation with Michael after the tour. For now, we just want to have a great time out here and finish with some killer shows in Boston, Poughkeepsie, Quebec City and Halifax.

I’m glad the band was able to continue and I hope that when they say “address the situation” it means “kick him out of the band”.  Millions of kids look up to you, way to be awesome about it Michael Todd.  Hope it was worth it… Dumb ass.

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