Recently the Howard Stern Show's own Richard Christy was asked to perform on stage with his faaaaaaavorite band Coheed and Cambria. Read about his experience below and check out his epic performance above!
By Richard Christy
I first heard Coheed and Cambria in 2004 on K-Rock when I first started working for the Howard Stern Show. The song was "A Favor House Atlantic" and I was immediately hooked. I bought the album "In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth" and became a massive fan.
Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that 11 years later I would be playing that same song with them on stage in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at St. Vitus Bar (a killer heavy metal bar that I love which also happens to be walking distance from my apartment). I've become friends with the band since then, and I have been through more than a few diapers at their shows (something I wear so that I don't have to use the restroom and miss any songs, since all of their songs rule!).
When they invited me to play "A Favor House Atlantic" with them on stage during a special intimate New York Comic Con show I of course was honored and said yes to this once in a lifetime opportunity even though I was scheduled to run the Brooklyn Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon literally 5 hours after I jammed with the band at 7am the next morning. Running a half marathon on about two hours of sleep was totally worth it though, as you will be able to see in this video. You'll also notice that I'm wearing a Kansas City Royals jersey because earlier that night the Royals won a playoff game against the Houston Astros and I was in Royals fan heaven.
In closing, thank you so much to all of the Coheed guys and their manager Blaze for this once in a lifetime chance to jam with my favorite band! Coheed RULES!!!!