metal talk
metal talk
12th July 2011

michael todd coheed and cambria

Coheed And Cambria bass player Michael Todd has been arrested and charged with armed robbery by police in Massachusetts, USA.

The alleged incident happened in Attleboro, shortly before the band were due to support Soundgarden at the city's Comcast Center.

TMZ have reported that Todd entered a pharmacy and showed the pharmacist his mobile phone which had a note on the screen saying he had a bomb and that he would detonate it if he wasn't given several bottles of Oxycontin, a tablet painkiller.

Article continues below...

Todd fled in a taxi with six bottles of Oxycontin but was later arrested after being identified by the pharmacist and the taxi driver, as well as on CCTV footage of the robbery.

Coheed And Cambria have made a statement saying they will continue without Todd for their remaining tour dates. The statement read:

"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, longtime 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. 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."

Todd was released from police custody on $10,000 bail yesterday. The bassist previously spent time away from the band in 2006 to seek treatment for heroin addiction.



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


metal talk © All written site content is copyright 2008-2017, unless otherwise stated, and is not to be used without prior permission.