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Coheed and Cambria Drummer Chris Pennie Leaves the Band

Chris Pennie.

Pennie becomes the second member of the band to exit in the past three months. In July, bassist Michael Todd was arrested after holding up a Walgreens and a month later made a "mutual decision" with Coheed to leave the group. Pennie, who joined the band in 2007, said in a statement that he wishes to devote his full attention to metal band Return to Earth and his music production company, Flight Mannequins. Like the old saying goes — it's better to leave for other projects than get forced out after robbing a drugstore for six bottles of Oxycontin. [Noise Creep]

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