Coal Chamber drummer gets injured at Soundwave Festival
Artist biography Mikey "Bug" Cox
Mikey Cox was born on August 31, 1977 in Detroit, Michigan. He joined Coal Chamber after auditioning in answer to a newspaper advertisement, and beat out his older brother Travis for the position.
Mike Cox recorded three albums with the band while signed on Roadrunner Records, achieving minor commercial and mainstream success with fellow nu metal bands such as Korn. He also toured with Coal Chamber on several headlining and festival shows, including the Family Values Tour and Ozzfest.
Since parting ways with Coal Chamber in October 2002, Mikey Cox has worked with Paige Haley of Orgy to produce the first demo album of Colorado band, Ion, and formed the alternative metal band Butterfly Knife.
This came to an abrupt end when Mike Cox got into a near fatal car accident where doctors state "if he wasn't unconscious at the time of impact he would have been killed or at least would have broken every bone in his face". The injuries stemming from the accident forced Mike to take a three year absence from playing drums. In that time, he expanded his education in Pro Tools and Audio Production.
In 2006, fully recovered from the injuries, Mike Cox began playing again which led to the joining of Machine Gun Orchestra. A band which was formed by long time friend Jay Gordon. Gordon was the vocalist and creator of the multi-platinum band Orgy who has producer credit on Linkin Park as well as on Coal Chamber's debut album, which is certified Gold in the United States. Cox and Gordon plan on the debut record for Machine Gun Orchestra to be finished in 2008.
Mikey Cox reunited with Coal Chamber for Australian's Soundwave Festival in early 2012.