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SO AS IT TURNS OUT, THREATENING TO BLOW-UP A DRUGSTORE IS GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL

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Last month Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd set out to prove that he was the only rockstar in history who doesn’t have a guy whose entire job is just to score drugs for him; this month, he learned the hard way that such self-reliance comes with consequences. Which is to say, he’s no longer in Coheed and Cambria.

A statement from the band explains:

“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.”

It’s hard for me to believe that this was honestly a “mutual decision,” especially since Metal Insider tells me that he’s actually split with the band once before, due to heroin addiction (which is to say, it would be hard to blame his bandmates if they were fed up). But then I’m obviously not a member of Coheed and Cambria so what do I know?

In any case, my flip tone aside, I do hope that Todd gets whatever helps he needs. ‘Cause this is obviously a shitty, shitty situation.

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-AR

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