July 12th, 2011

It’s been a while since I’ve posted something in “The Back Story Hall of Fame”, but when this story crossed the interwebs I couldn’t help but anoint it with BSHoF certification!  I mean, we all know drugs are to rock stars what air is to us mere mortals, but when was the last time you heard of a rock star knocking off a pharmacy to get his fix, and then taking a cab to his gig?!  Well this one did!

I think you’ll agree this is the type of back story that would sound right at home on Figment!  So while we don’t find drug addiction or armed robbery funny and we hope Mr. Todd gets the help he so clearly needs, we trust that as he sits in a holding cell in Mansfield, MA he’ll find solace in knowing that at least he is now a member of the Figment Back Story Hall of Fame.

3 Responses to “Oxycoheed”

  1. frizbee Says:

    I couldn’t believe this story when I read it. I love Coheed, and I follow them on Twitter, which is where I first saw mention of this story. They simply said that Mic was arrested on serious charges and would not be completing the tour, so I had to find out what happened. I was sad when Mic first left the band a few years ago, but this is even worse. It’s always sad when you don’t realize that someone is a drug fiend…and then they knock over a Walgreens with a fake bomb. Crazy.

  2. theHoseman Says:

    Sometimes the truth really is stranger than fiction!

  3. javdoc Says:

    Not as bizarre, but you can add Nick Oliveri to this one: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/ex-qotsa_bassist_arrested_after_standoff_with_swat_team.html

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