Bassist for Coheed and Cambria Michael Todd was released from jail 2 days ago after paying $25,000 bail. He’ll be back in court to answer charges on August 9th.
As was reported a few weeks ago, Todd held up a pharmacy by handing the pharmacist a cell phone with note claiming he had a bomb. He then fled in a taxi with 6 bottles of Oxycontin (an addictive pain killer) and was arrested on arrival at the Comcast Centre (Massachusetts USA), where Coheed and Cambria were set up and about to go on stage.
The rest of the band were surprised to hear about his actions, and have continued on their current tour without him.
Statement from their website:
“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 cancelled.”
“We are surprised to say the least and will address the situation with Michael after the tour.”
It’s not the first time he has been forced out the band after troubles with addiction. In 2006 he left the band for rehab to treat heroin addiction, before returning in 2007.