Todd Youth (Fireburn, Ex-Danzig, Etc.) Passes Away

Todd Schofield, aka Todd Youth, has sadly passed away at the age of 47. Schofield has played in numerous bands over the years including Danzig, Agnostic Front, Murphy’s Law, Warzone, Cheap Trick, and tons more. More recently, he was a member of Fireburn, who feature current and former members of Bad Brains, Nails, etc. R.I.P.

Fireburn’s Israel Joseph I (ex-Bad Brains) commented:

“On the passing of my friend, and my Brother Todd Youth

There are no words to express how sad I am at the passing of my brother Todd Youth. The music he made will forever be remembered, and I’m so thankful that I was able to work with him and that we created Fireburn together. Todd and I were living separate lives doing hardcore and reggae music.

We met each other in 1992 and then never spoke again until 2017. We created Fireburn within two weeks of knowing each other and finished writing two of my favorite hardcore records that I ever worked on: “Don’t stop the youth“, and “Shine“. Closed casket records signed the band and we were on our way.

We had great shows and lots of people showed up to them. We toured with #GBH from England, hung out with the guys from #NegativeApproach, and got our blessings about our music and our records from the #BadBrains. I know that Todd is now resting in peace and I know that Krishna has taken his soul to a better place.

He was a devout Hari Krishna and a devout human being. Todd wherever you are I hope that we will make music again one day. Life is a circle, and I know I’ll meet you again in that circle brother. We will meet again. Rest In Peace, Rest In Power, rest my brother.

I am saddened that we cannot make music again together in this world, but I am happy that you are finally going home to be with Krishna that Haile Selassie has finally giving you peace and comfort my brother. One day, I too will lay down and die. This body that I ware is temporary. I will probably be alone.

They’re probably be no one around me. However I know that I will join you and all of our other friends in that good place and we’ll all see each other again. I’m sorry you died Todd. I’m sorry I can’t see you again. I’m sorry I wasn’t there to help you. You are my friend and my brother and I love you. Rest in peace my brother. May your visit to our Heavenly Home be full of peace, and comfort, and closeness to Krishna. Haribo. Haile Selassie I. FIREBURN.
🔥🔥🔥🌠

#ToddYouth #Fireburnhc #Fireburn #Death”

* Photo courtesy of “The New York Hardcore Chronicles Film”

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Fireburn (Nails, Ex-Bad Brains, Etc.) Stream New Songs “Shine” & “The Controller”

Fireburn, the band featuring Israel Joseph I (ex-Bad Brains), Nick Townsend (Deadbeat/Knife Fight), Todd Jones (Nails), and Todd Youth (Bloodclot, ex-Danzig, etc.), are streaming two new songs called “Shine” and “The Controller.” The tracks will be available as a 7″ on March 9. You can pre-order that HERE.

Tour Dates:

03/02 Ventura, CA – The Garage (with Good Riddance)
03/09 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (with American Nightmare)
03/10 Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex (with American Nightmare)
03/11 Berkeley, CA – Gilman St. (with American Nightmare)
04/05 Cambridge, MA – HC Stadium (with Kill Your Idols)
04/06 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar (with Kill Your Idols)
04/07 Richmond VA – United Blood Festival (with Kill Your Idols)
04/08 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts (with Kill Your Idols)
05/24 San Diego, CA – Observatory (with GBH)
05/25 Las Vegas, NV – Punk Rock Bowling (with GBH)
05/30 Berkeley, CA – The Independent (with GBH)
05/31 Eugene, OR – TBA (with GBH)
06/01 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre (with GBH)
06/02 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre (with GBH)
06/03 Seattle, WA – El Corazon (with GBH)
06/04 Boise, ID – TBA (with GBH)
06/05 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
06/06 Denver, CO – Oriental Theatre (with GBH)
06/07 Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge (with GBH)
06/08 St Paul, MN – Turf Club (with GBH)
06/09 Milwaukee, WI – Shank Hall (with GBH)
06/10 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge (with GBH)
06/11 Cincinnati, OH – TBA (with GBH)
06/12 Ferndale, MI – Loving Touch (with GBH)

[via No Echo]

Fireburn (Nails, Ex-Bad Brains, Etc.) Stream Debut EP “Don’t Stop The Youth” In Full

Fireburn, the new band featuring Israel Joseph I (ex-Bad Brains), Nick Townsend (Deadbeat/Knife Fight), Todd Jones (Nails), and Todd Youth (Bloodclot, ex-Danzig, etc.), are streaming their debut EP “Don’t Stop The Youth“ in full. You can listen to that below, and preorder a vinyl version HERE. You can also catch the band live on the following dates:

08/18 Silver Lake, CA – Vacation Vinyl
08/25 Fullerton, CA – Programme Skate & Sound
08/26 Los Angeles, CA – All Star Lanes

[via The PRP]