Todd Strange

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Todd Strange
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Background information
Born (1966-06-26) June 26, 1966 (age 54)
Genres Heavy metal, sludge metal, hardcore punk
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsBass guitar
Years active1989–2000, 2016-present
Labels Elektra
Associated acts Crowbar, Down

Todd Strange (born June 26, 1966[ citation needed ]) is an American musician who is the bass guitarist for sludge metal band Crowbar. He also toured with Down and performed live in support of their debut album, NOLA.



Strange formed Crowbar with Kirk Windstein (Down), Matt Thomas, and Craig Nunenmacher (Black Label Society). They released the best-selling albums of the band's discography, including the self-titled LP with the songs "All I Had (I Gave)", "Existence is Punishment", "No Quarter" (by Led Zeppelin), and "I Have Failed", produced by Phil Anselmo. By 1994, Anselmo put his band Pantera to the side and resurrected Down which was sidelined for Pantera in the late 1990s. The band released NOLA in reference to the band's hometown, New Orleans, Louisiana, and played 13 shows. Eventually, the album sold 500,000 copies and was certified Gold by the RIAA. Soon after, Anselmo returned to Pantera while Crowbar continued, and the two bands partnered up for tours in 1996. As a result, Strange, Windstein, and the rest of Crowbar appear in Pantera's "Home Videos 3" in the credits, and Windstein and the band are seen in scenes including the clip of Windstein dressed up as the Hulk. This event is also included in Crowbar's 1996 home video "Like Broken", but contains slightly different footage.

By the time Down reformed and Crowbar recorded "Sonic Excess in its Purest Form", Strange dropped completely out of music. For several years afterwards, he worked as a machine repair tech in River Ridge, Louisiana.

In June 2016, after Crowbar's bassist Jeff Golden was fired from Crowbar, Windstein announced Strange's return to the band.

In 2018, Strange took a break from Crowbar to focus on spending more time with his family, though he is still a band member for Crowbar. Shane Wesley has filled in for Todd as a substitute bass player for the band.

Personal life

Strange is married to Tessa Terror from the band Tricounty Terror and resides in Dallas, Texas.[ citation needed ]


Crowbar albums

Date of releaseTitleLabelChart positionsUS sales
September 26, 1991 Obedience thru Suffering Pavement Music
October 12, 1993 Crowbar Pavement Music100,000
March 29, 1994Live +1 (EP)Pavement Music
May 23, 1995 Time Heals Nothing Pavement Music
October 29, 1996 Broken Glass Pavement Music
July 7, 1998 Odd Fellows Rest Pavement Music
March 7, 2000 Equilibrium Spitfire Records

Down albums

Date of US releaseTitleLabelUS Billboard peakUS sales
September 19, 1995 NOLA Elektra 57100,000

Music videos

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