Five Finger Death Punch and Bad Wolves are two bands that have strong ties. They have history. Ex-Bad Wolves vocalist Tommy Vext filled in for Ivan Moody as FFDP’s lead vocalist when Moody had to take time to get sober. The two bands have toured together and have build strong friendships, at least most of them have.
Recently Moody launched a Q&A with fans on his Instagram. There, he was asked about his feelings in regard to Vext. here is what he said,
“Am I still friendly with Tommy Vext? Friendly? Yes… Yes. Friends? I’m not sure if we ever were anymore. 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 of 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 fucked up.’
The thing about it is, and if you want the truth, is that Zoltan managed them [Bad Wolves]. 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 fucking rad people, man. And so when I hear about one of them getting choked the fuck out over something really minor, no.”
In a separate Q&A he said this about Vext,
“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 of him. I’m sure you know who the fuck I’m talking about. Some peoples kids… And P.S., the reason I don’t talk shit online, and I don’t need to, is because if I have a fucking problem with somebody, I’ll just go to their fucking house. I’ll show up and we can talk. Really talk. I didn’t have to sit here on Instagram or Facebook or Twitter, it’s just pipe… Anything I have to say to you I’ll say it on the record or I’ll say it to your fucking face. I’ve got no time for bullshit, man, and I ain’t tryna make anyone popular by giving them my fucking yes or no. Suck it.”
Moody has also been working on a new poetry book titled ‘Dirty Poetry‘, which is expected out November 25th. Bad Wolves will release their first studio album since parting ways with Vext, Dear Monsters, this coming Friday, October 29th. Daniel Laskiewicz is the band’s new frontman.