During a recent Instagram Live Stream, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH frontman Ivan Moody has chimed in on a drama between BAD WOLVES and their former frontman Tommy Vext.
“Am I still friendly with Tommy Vext? Friendly? Yes… Yes. Friends? I’m not sure if we ever were anymore,” Moody said. “Listen, I’m not going to get too far into it, but I don’t understand people that believe half what they say and say half what they believe. I just don’t get where politics got so massively involved with the kid. I think he got a little taste of it and the love that comes with picking a side and, in my opinion, got stuck. And, I’ve said this actually, that I wish he would just come out and say, ‘Listen, I f*cked up.’
“The thing about it is, and if you want the truth, is that… I’ve been friends with Doc [Coyle] and John [Boecklin] from BAD WOLVES for almost 20 years… So for me, that relationship goes deeper…. That whole collective, they’re f*cking rad people, man. And so when I hear about one of them getting choked the f*ck out over something really minor, no.”
Moody is referring to the revelation that Vext assaulted Coyle on a tour bus and Coyle refused to fight back.
“I watched something of him on stage where he’s just going off. [Impersonating Vext] ‘You don’t f*cking know, man…’ I’m just like, ‘Play a song! Play a f*cking song.’ Write it down, put it into script and make music, which is what people are f*cking paying for you to do!”
In a separate Q&A, Moody was asked again about Vext but didn’t mention him by name when responding: “This dude’s a waste of my time, I don’t know why you guys keep bringing him up. He’s more worried about me than I am him… And P.S., the reason I don’t talk sh*t online, and I don’t need to, is because if I have a f*cking problem with somebody, I’ll just go to their f*cking house. I’ll show up and we can talk. Really talk… I’ve got no time for bullsh*t, man, and I ain’t tryna make anyone popular by giving them my f*cking yes or no. Suck it.”