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Coheed And Cambria part company with bassist

By | Published on Monday 8 August 2011

Coheed And Cambria

Coheed And Cambria have announced that they are parting ways with bassist Michael Todd, following his arrest for armed robbery last month.

As previously reported, shortly before the band were due to support Soundgarden at the Comcast Center in Attleboro, Todd entered a pharmacy and showed the pharmacist a note on his mobile phone which said he had a bomb, and that he’d detonate it if he wasn’t given several bottles of the painkiller tablet Oxycontin. He fled in a taxi with six bottles of the pills, but was later arrested after being identified by the pharmacist and the taxi driver on CCTV footage of the robbery.

In a statement issued on Friday, the band said: “After a lot of thought, introspection and discussion, Coheed and Cambria will be continuing our journey without bassist Michael Todd. We have spoken to him and this is a mutual decision between both parties. Michael was a great contributor; our hearts go out to his family and to all those who appreciate his talents. We wish him nothing but the very best”.

The band are currently working on their next album, and have been performing with replacement bassists since Todd’s arrest. A permanent replacement is yet to be announced.