Coby Linder

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Coby Linder
Birth name Jacob Benjamin Linder
Born (1985-06-27) June 27, 1985 (age 30)
Skokie, Illinois
Instruments Drums, Percussion
Labels J Records
Doghouse Records
Associated acts Say Anything
Two Tongues

Jacob "Coby" Linder (born June 27, 1985 in Skokie, Illinois) is best known as the former drummer of the band Say Anything. He lists his influences as Travis Barker, Tony Williams, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, and Bryan Newman. According to Say Anything's website, his favorite genres include emo, "death-core evil rock," jazz, and rock.[1] Coby attended Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles and was admitted to Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Massachusetts, but did not attend in order to remain with the band.

In December 2012, Linder amicably left Say Anything in order to focus on fitness and his coaching endeavors with Beachbody, a controversial weight loss and life coaching company.


Main article: Say Anything (band)

Linder is a founding member of Say Anything. Also, he recorded an album with band-mate Max Bemis and Chris Conley of Saves the Day entitled Two Tongues.

In 2006, Rolling Stone magazine said that "Coby Linder's thunderous drumming makes Taylor Hawkins sound limp-wristed."[2]