Coheed and Cambria Bassist Robbed Walgreens for OxyContin, Allegedly

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Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd was arrested prior to the prog-punk band's scheduled performance opening for Soundgarden in Mansfield, Massachusetts, on Sunday. Todd was collared for allegedly threatening a pharmacist at a nearby Walgreens with a bomb and making off with six bottles of OxyContin.

After fleeing via taxi, Todd was picked up back at the Comcast Center and was arrested without incident. He faces charges of armed robbery and unlawful possession of prescription narcotics. He's reportedly being held on $10,000 bail until Monday morning.

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How to Outsmart Cops During Rock of Ages Photo Ban "Lunch-In"

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As a photographer who also teaches yoga, I have to say, I'm not really the protest type. But, everyone has their edge and for me, a photo Nazi film crew is it! Want to take photos of you and your friends enjoying some good times on public property off of 2nd Avenue in downtown Fort Lauderdale? Well, according to signs posted along the street by the Rock of Ages film crew, there will be no photos for you!

New Times' Stefan Kamph first reported last week about the development of the Rock of Ages photo prohibition, and my excitement for the production crashed as hard as the numerous actors in Broadway's Spiderman adaptation. Seriously Bono, you and your Edge's NASCAR entertainment approach to theatre is almost killing people.

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Flo Rida Arrested For DUI on Miami Beach

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The club might not be able to handle Flo Rida, but he can't handle the roads of South Beach. According to Riptide, the rapper is spending some time in Dade County jail today following an early morning DUI arrest on South Beach, police says.

Aside from what will probably be a massive hangover, the welcome concert for a celebrity golf tourney he's planning to host on Friday  is likely to earn him some scornful looks from Carlton Banks.

TMZ says that Flo was swerving a tad too much in his $1.7 million red and black Bugatti, and got pulled over at about 3:30 a.m. His blood alcohol level topped double the legal limit, according to sources.

Update: Mugshot added below.

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Justin Bieber Tied to Troubled App Company Created by Convicted Racketeer

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If you've been to a Justin Bieber concert or seen him on a talk show or read an interview with him, you've probably heard him go on about the dangers texting and driving. So it seemed a good fit when he recently endorsed a Boca Raton company that sells an app making it impossible to text and drive.

But the pop star with the domed hair picked an unlikely ally -- a company with shaky finances and a founder with a felonious past. Read more about it at our sister blog, the Pulp.

Stifler From "American Pie" Was Inspired by Fort Lauderdale Man Now Charged in Fishtales Murder

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Krebs, left, provided inspiration for Stifler.


Stifler, the oversexed and foul-mouthed jock from the American Pie movies, was partly based on the man police say stabbed to death a local drummer during a bar fight at Fishtales. Update: here's Krebs' booking photo.

Brian Krebs, who is in jail awaiting charges on first-degree murder and four counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, went to high school in Michigan with American Pie's screenwriter, Adam Herz.

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Brian Krebs, Jimmy Pagano's Alleged Attacker, Included Eerie Quotes on Facebook Page

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A photo from what we think is the alleged killer's Facebook profile.
As grief sweeps through the South Florida live music scene with the news of promoter-drummer Jimmy Pagano's death, a man accused of fatally stabbing him early Sunday morning is hospitalized at Broward General Medical Center. Find more details of the altercation here.

Police haven't released many details on the accused attacker, 38-year-old Brian Edward Krebs, but his social media profiles reveal details about him as a business owner working on his master's degree.

Update: It turns out that American Pie's Stifler character was inspired by Krebs.

One of his pages also includes now-eerie quotes, including one about serial killers. And another movie quote talks about how we "spend our whole lives trying to stop death" and "praying, fighting, killing."

As of Monday afternoon, Krebs is receiving treatment following injuries received in the

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Charlie Crist, David Byrne Settle Campaign Song Lawsuit

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Last May, now-former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist got legally entangled with now-former Talking Head David Byrne over using the hit "Road to Nowhere" in a campaign ad without permission. On Monday, that rift was settled, and Crist publicly apologized in a rather strange YouTube video embedded below. "The use of David Byrne's song and his voice in my campaign advertisement without his permission was wrong and should not have occurred," the pol says in the video. Apparently, Byrne's voice deserves a special shoutout in these proceedings. Jim Morrison did not receive one, though.

Anyhow, the terms of the settlement remain private, and Crist was happy with the mediation that occurred. "As I told him, I was sorry it ever happened at all," he said. "He couldn't have been more of a gentleman about it."

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Sweat Records Robbed Over the Weekend

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Sad news coming out of the Sweat Records camp today. The Little Haiti shop was burglarized sometime overnight on Saturday, and the thieves made off with a computer, cash drawer, and other electronics.

This is not the first time the shop has been hit, unfortunately.

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Drug Raid: Hippie Haters Kick Off Jam Cruise With a Jam of Their Own

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​​At its best, the jam band scene offers a friendly space for peaceful folks to come together and celebrate freedom, creativity and togetherness. At its worst, it's a "fish in the barrel" type situation where the many faces of "the man" can come together and celebrate obsolete drug laws. Unfortunately for the peeps who paid big bucks to set sail on Jam Cruise -- an epic fest featuring Scaring the Children (caught 'em on land), Rhythm Devils (ditto), Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Galactic, and a bunch more -- a few federal agencies decided to get together with BSO for a big pre-cruise drug raid. It was their version of an epic jam.

According to a report from the Sun Sentinel, the raid resulted in 15 seizures of mostly head-stash sized quantities of various party favors, including pot, acid, and shrooms.



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Does a South Florida Rock Star Like High-Priced Hookers?

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This is a serious question, actually. The Detroit News dropped quite a bombshell earlier today following the arrest of alleged Miami Companions madam Laurie Carr. According to a 2007 e-mail to TV execs, one of Carr's clients was "a lead singer of one of the most successful modern rock bands in recent years, was known as a customer with 'very deep pockets' who 'always paid for multiple hours every time his wife was out of town.'"

Additionally, this unnamed rocker was reportedly so freaking wasted during his most recent tryst with a pair of Miami Companions' finest that they were afraid to ride back with him from a supposed "drug house" in Miami Beach.

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