Five Finger Death Punch Frontman Ivan Moody On Ex-Bad Wolves Singer Tommy Vext: “This Dude’s A Waste Of My Time”

Back in 2017, ex-Bad Wolves singer filled in for Five Finger Death Punch vocalist Ivan Moody during some shows in Europe. However, in the years since, Vext has continuously caused controversy due to various abuse allegations and his right-wing and conspiracy theory beliefs. Now, during some recent Instagram Live sessions, Moody shared his thoughts on Vext, saying that he is “a waste of [his] time.”

Moody said the following:

“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 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… 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 [Coyle] getting choked the fuck out over something really minor, no.”

“I watched something of him on stage where he’s just going off. [Impersonating Vext] ‘You don’t fucking know, man…’ I’m just like, ‘Play a song! Play a fucking song.’ Write it down, put it into script and make music, which is what people are fucking paying for you to do!”

He also added the following in a separate Q&A session:

“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 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’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.”

[via Loudwire]

Bad Wolves Premiere New Song “House Of Cards”

Bad Wolves have premiered a new song titled “House Of Cards.” This track is from the band’s new album “Dear Monsters,” which will be released on October 29. That effort will be the group’s first to feature new frontman Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz (LGND, ex-The Acacia Strain).

Bad Wolves On Ex-Singer Tommy Vext: “Desperate People Do Desperate Things”

Bad Wolves have taken another shot at their ex-frontman Tommy Vext. The band recently issued a new statement regarding their acrimonious relationship with the singer, saying that he is acting “desperate.”

Bad Wolves said the following:

“Desperate people do desperate things.

Tommy Vext quit Bad Wolves last January to pursue a solo career. Unfortunately, he quickly realized that nobody cares about him as a solo artist and that he can’t make or sell music on his own.

He can’t write his own music so he released an edited version of our first single with his vocals on it. Desperate people do desperate things.

He can’t sell tickets as a solo artist, so he bills himself as B@D W8LV3S. Desperate people do desperate things.

He tried to dupe fans into buying a covers record he didn’t own only to be shut down by GoFundMe for fraud. Desperate people do desperate things.

But What’s most desperate are the mountains of lies Tommy has told since leaving the band. It is clear he has no moral compass and is willing to say and do anything, regardless of the truth.

#desperatepeopledodesperatethings”

Vext has since fired back as well:

“MAKE THIS VIRAL

Desperate people do desperate things. Imagine a bsnd of hired guns handed a massive record deal because their singer saved another rockstars life from alcoholism. Imagine watching him repeatedly rejecting your bad ideas to work with A-List producers to convey a message and a testimony so powerful that it helped heal people. Imagine growing up in poverty amd giving away 100% of the highest selling rock song in 16 years to a family that lost their mother.

Imagine being ousted, ridiculed, falsely, accused, betrayed and abandoned and still carrying on. Imagine having your hard work and blood and sweet stolen by vengeful incompetence & inexcusable greed.

Imagine going through all this and still packing up booking a tour after a global pandemic and selling more tickets then your famous bands headlining shows ever did.

Yeah I’m desperate. Look at this footage. This is my family now. You fucked with me and now you fucked with all of us. KEEP MY SONGS IDGAF YOU CAN MEVER REPLACE THE SAUCE. Everyone now knows. You failed. IF YOU WERENT SO AFRAID YOU’D LET ME PUT OUT MY OWN RECORDS & LET THE BEST BAND WIN. BUT YOU CANT BECAUSE OF YOUR EGOS.

Go book a headlining tour and show the world your draw. Watch this video. Because this is mine 😘

#BadWolves #TheKing #Tommyvext #freetommyvext #betternoisemusic #LetTheBestBandWin #Lifeline #TheLastRealFrontman.”

This news comes after Bad Wolves recently issued another statement in which they accused Vext of abuse. It also comes after Better Noise Music filed a lawsuit against Vext for copyright infringement a month after the singer filed a lawsuit against Better Noise CEO Allen Kovac for allegedly trying to have him removed from the band.

Bad Wolves Premiere “Lifeline” Music Video

Bad Wolves have premiered a new video for their new song “Lifeline.” This track is from the band’s new album “Dear Monsters,” which will be released on October 29. That effort will be the group’s first to feature new frontman Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz (LGND, ex-The Acacia Strain).

“Dear Monsters” Track Listing:

01. “Sacred Kiss”
02. “Never Be The Same”
03. “Lifeline”
04. “Wildfire”
05. “Comatose”
06. “Gone”
07. “On The Case”
08. “If Tomorrow Never Comes”
09. “Springfield Summer”
10. “House Of Cards”
11. “Classical”
12. “In The Middle”

The band said the following about working with Laskiewicz:

“DL is one of the most talented and hard-working people we have ever had the pleasure to know. He is a team player, a creative force, and overall a great human being who fits perfectly with our BW family. It feels incredible to be surrounded with such positive energy and the music we’ve made is certainly reflective of this new-found optimism and collaborative spirit. This new album shows a more cohesive and unique reflection of the band. There is a lot to prove and expectations are high with a new singer coming in. And we nailed it. We are sure you will agree that this is our best album yet.”

Bad Wolves Confirm Release Date For New Album “Dear Monsters”, Accuse Ex-Vocalist Tommy Vext Of Abuse

Bad Wolves have officially confirmed that their new album “Dear Monsters“ will be released on October 29. The effort will be the band’s first to feature new vocalist Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz of LGND, ex-The Acacia Strain). With this news, the group have also responded to various allegations made by their ex-singer Tommy Vext, who they accused of abuse.

Bad Wolves said the following:

“Since Tommy Vext quit Bad Wolves in January, we have all largely stayed silent.

We were prioritizing our search for a new singer, making music and focusing on the band’s future. We have all put a tremendous amount of heart and soul into Bad Wolves, and we owed it our fans to make a third album that is the band’s best yet.

We are happy to share that we’ve accomplished that, and we can’t wait for you to hear it.

The album is called DEAR MONSTERS and it will be out October 29. The first single, called “Lifeline,” is coming out this Wednesday, September 8, with a new music video. It will be the first taste of the next chapter with our new singer DL, who is an incredible talent and welcomed addition to the band.

We think our fans will appreciate the renewed energy and range he brings to Bad Wolves.

It’s unfortunate we must bear witness to Tommy Vext‘s never-ending temper tantrums on social media, filled with fraudulent claims and sad attempts to defame members of our band and our team. The truth is that Tommy was abusive – both emotionally and physically – while in the band, and he continues to be abusive since quitting the group. He has childishly asserted many falsehoods. Refuting them all would be a waste of time and divert our energy from making music, which is our priority.

However we will not stand for our artistic contributions to be diminished, so here are some points that we feel are important to clarify before we move ahead with the next chapter:

  • Ten of the 13 songs on our first album “Disobey” were musically written and recorded before Tommy ever joined the band.
  • “Killing Me Slowly” is an example of a song done in collaboration with outside writers. Tommy changed a few lyrics and then publicly claimed to be the mastermind behind the song. That is false, which is why others, including members from the band are credited on the track.
  • When were shooting the video for “Better Off This Way (feat. Dorothy)” [a song co-written by Doc Coyle, John Boecklin and Brandon Sammons]. Tommy refused to let any other members be in the video. Then, to make matters worse, he illegally leaked it after quitting the band

Bad Wolves is and will remain a creative collective, where no one member inside or outside the band, holds the keys to the group’s success.

– Bad Wolves“

Vext has since fired back on his Instagram story:

“Bro you guys are out here straight up lying like a hundred people haven’t already heard the album I wrote in 2020”

“Y’all literally stole a song I wrote with Josh Gilbert from As I Lay Dying and are trying to pass it off as your own”

“Y’all have a pedophile in your band which was confirmed by the tour manager who fire him. You’re stealing my work and using the label’s money to cover up your inability to create anything relevant that connects to an audience.”

“Y’all best remember I keep my receipts

I spent today on a 7 million dollar yacht with people who are actually contributing to this country.

You guys are working as cooks and studio hands miserable because you ran out of advance money.

Get your shit straight and release your own music with a new band name it’s embarrassing”

He also added the following in a post that directed people to the aforementioned Instagram story:

“Also I just read that Karma RX leaked the whole original track with my vocals on Twitter for a few million people. Case dismissed.”

This news comes Better Noise Music filed a lawsuit against Vext for copyright infringement after he allegedly posted unreleased music videos and recordings without permission. It also comes after Vext filed his own lawsuit against Better Noise CEO Allen Kovac after the manager allegedly tried to have him removed from Bad Wolves due to his right-wing and conspiracy theory beliefs. Vext also claimed that Kovac tried to purchase the Bad Wolves trademarks from him and that he tried to get radio and streaming services to stop playing the group’s songs in an effort to cancel his music career. He also accused Kovac of using racial slurs. For his part, Kovac denied the allegations saying that “Vext, a self-proclaimed QAnon supporter, has dragged us into a ridiculous, unfounded narrative that falsely paints him as a victim.”

Better Noise Music File Lawsuit Against Former Bad Wolves Singer Tommy Vext Over Copyright Infringement

Better Noise Music have filed a lawsuit against ex-Bad Wolves singer Tommy Vext due to copyright infringement. The suit, which also names Five Nineteen Music Publishing Inc. and 10th Street Entertainment as plaintiffs, was filed after the frontman allegedly posted unreleased music videos and recordings without permission.

The plaintiffs claim that Vext engaged in copyright infringement when he began posting unapproved cover songs on Bad Wolves’ Patreon account. They went on to say that he has since continued to post unauthorized content on Instagram and OnlyFans. The following was also said in the complaint [via law360.com]:

“Motivated by greed and his oversized ego, Vext claimed that he owns Bad Wolves and has a right to block the remaining members from recording and releasing music under the name Bad Wolves.”

The following was also added about Vext‘s decision to tour under the moniker “TOMMY VEXT AND THE B@D W8LV3S

“Vext‘s retaliatory conduct is getting worse by the day. Now, he is promoting his own ‘tour’ using the confusingly similar name ‘B@D W8LV3S’ in a blatant attempt to confuse concertgoers into thinking this is an approved tour.”

Furthermore, the plaintiffs say that Vext also violated a written agreement he signed in 2017 through his actions and behavior. That agreement also allegedly gives them rights to the Bad Wolves trademark.

Vext‘s attorney Malcolm S. McNeil has since responded:

“From the timing of the complaint, it is clear that the New York action is intended to deflect from the allegations in the LASC complaint. Our complaint was filed weeks ago and this was the response. Tommy was retaliated against by [Better Noise CEO and band manager Allen Kovac] and his entities, for his political views. It is our view that Mr. Kovac breached his duties and responsibilities to Tommy as his manager.”

As alluded to above, this news comes after Vext filed a lawsuit against Kovac after he allegedly wanted to remove him from Bad Wolves due to his right-wing and conspiracy theory beliefs. Vext also claimed that Kovac tried to purchase the Bad Wolves trademarks from him and that he tried to get radio and streaming services to stop playing the group’s songs in an effort to cancel his music career. He also accused Kovac of using racial slurs. For his part, Kovac denied the allegations saying that “Vext, a self-proclaimed QAnon supporter, has dragged us into a ridiculous, unfounded narrative that falsely paints him as a victim.”

[via The PRP]

Bad Wolves’ Doc Coyle On Tommy Vext Drama: “A Big Portion Of The Fanbase Has Essentially Been Radicalized Against The Band Under False Pretenses”

Former Bad Wolves frontman Tommy Vext recently made headlines after filing a lawsuit against Better Noise CEO and band manager Allen Kovac. Now, during an episode of his “The Ex-Man With Doc Coyle,” Bad Wolves guitarist Doc Coyle shared his thoughts on the situation.

Coyle said the following:

“He [Tommy Vext] filed a lawsuit. Keep in mind, I’m not involved in any of this shit. All right? I’m not in the band business. I’m not on the record label, so I’m not involved in lawsuits, no one’s suing me. I mean, not yet [laughs]. But like I don’t own anything with the band. And so it’s like so I hear about this shit all like secondhand.

…So this article comes out on TMZ, and it’s basically like a press release for him. I’m like damn, you could just do that with TMZ? They’ll just kind of like, filter your talking points as if it’s an actual story? And then our label owner/manager, Allen Kovac, he put out a statement, kind of refuting some of the stuff that seems like a really frivolous lawsuit, you know? And I’m being a little bit more outspoken about this stuff.

Everything I can’t talk about right now—and I’d like to be more open with it—because, like I said, I think, you know the reason why Allen made a statement is because you’re just saying things that are not true. And I think you have that you have this weird kind of no-win situation when you’re dealing with someone who’s a troll, or just trolls in general.

Because a troll, the way they win is by getting you to react. And when your kind of day-to-day thing is drama, and having something… It’s like playing tennis right? Like I need someone to hit the ball back. So you’re in the situation where if you say nothing. Yeah, I mean you’re taking the high road and there’s, there’s elements of that that’s good.

But if someone says something about you that’s false and that is damaging to your reputation, it’s difficult not to respond that takes a lot of willpower. But then there’s also the element of sometimes certain charges against you are so ridiculous by even acknowledging it, you’re almost giving it oxygen. So that’s a really tough balancing act we have to figure out.

And so we haven’t been that that open was stuff because we’ve been advised not to say anything. But I think that’s going to start changing. And I think it’s important because our fanbase, or a big portion of the fanbase has essentially been radicalized against the band under false pretenses.

And that’s, that’s a real thing, you know, I don’t know how many people it is, I mean who knows, who knows how many fucking people see the bullshit on Instagram every day. It’s probably like 20-30% of the people that follow him and maybe less, I don’t know, we really just don’t know.

And so we can do is go out there and out the music and promote it, get it out there and just hope people like it. And I’m really confident in the record, I think it’s phenomenal. And hopefully that’s what actually matters in this situation is music.

The songs man, man. I mean, you think about your favorite bands and those that how magical it is right? And that’s all we want to do I think as creators and being part of this thing like this… anything like this that you make things that last and affect people.

And I don’t want to be deal with this shit. I don’t want to be in a war, a war of words, a feud, shit is wack. I play music because it’s fun. this That shit is not fun, but that’s the point. The point is to wear you down, it is to make it a war of attrition that is so belabor that you’ll give up. And I look at these situations as a test of one’s will.

Will wins out, you know. It’s a tough one to say like, you go through the gauntlet, but you’re not happy… and it’s just like sometimes people do something they are fighting just to win. And they’re doing it for so long by the time they go through it, they forget they were being fighting for. I’m someone, I don’t really care about fame. I don’t really care much about money.

I don’t want to not have money but I’m not like, I don’t have that thing in my heart that’s like I need to go make $80 million, like I just, I don’t know, it’s just not, it’s in. Listen, I don’t wanna be broke. I definitely want to do well in life, but it’s not my main motivator.

I just want to do cool things things and try and do right by people and I don’t know, just be part of positive inertia. And I feel like if you do the right things, the money will take care of itself.

And we’ll see how that turns out.”

[via The PRP]

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Tommy Vext Files Lawsuit Against Bad Wolves Manager Allen Kovac

Ex-Bad Wolves singer Tommy Vext has filed a lawsuit against Better Noise CEO and band manager Allen Kovac. According to TMZ, Vext claims that Kovac tried to get him removed from the group due to his right-wing and conspiracy theory beliefs.

The suit says that Kovack took issue with Vext’s social media posts regarding the Black Lives Matter protests in Los Angeles and Portland, as well as comments he made about the treasonous pro-Trump insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Vext also claims that Kovac tried to keep him from making political statements.

The frontman goes on to say that Kovac wanted to purchase the Bad Wolves trademarks from him, but he refused. Furthermore, Vext alleges that Kovac tried to get radio and streaming services to stop playing the group’s songs in an effort to cancel his music career. He also claimed that the band barred him from their social media accounts after deeming him “not black enough” due to his controversial political views. On top of that, Vext also accused Kovac of using racial slurs, saying the manager was “an executive showing he clearly felt so powerful as to think he could use the word with impunity.”

Vext is currently suing Kovac for breach of fiduciary duty and he is seeking tens of millions damages. He told TMZ the following about that:

“For several years I’ve poured all of my energy and passion into building Bad Wolves. We’ve toured the world several times and charted 6 billboard number 1 singles. All the while I’ve had to endure disparaging, manipulative and at times racially charged misconduct from my former manager Allen Kovac and his record company Better Noise Music.

Allen has forced me out of my own band and is now attempting to slander and cancel me. After several failed attempts to settle amicably, I’m now forced to place this in the hands of the courts.”

The vocalist also added the following on social media:

“AS ARTISTS WE CAN NO LONGER REMAIN SILENT ABOUT THE CENSORSHIP AND THREAT CULTURE GOING ON BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. AMERICANS HAVE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO VOTE AND VIOCE THIER OPINIONS. THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE THEIR LIVELIHOODS DESTROYED BY THE OLIGARCHY FOR DISAGREEING WITH THEIR DICTATOR SCRIPT.

Thank you to Malcolm McNeil & my legal team at Arent Fox for taking on my case.
Thank you for the fans and other voices who continue to fight for the 1st amendment.
Thank you to my investors who read the evidence and demand that I see justice.

WE NEED TO MAKE THIS STORY GO VIRAL SO THE ABUSE OF POWER ENDS. I IMPLORE YOU TO REPOST RESHARE AND TAGG AS MANY AS YOU CAN SO THE TRUTH IS NO LONGER SILENCED

#BadWolves #Betternoise #AllenKovac #10thstreetentertainment #TMZ #Trump
#Uncletom”

Kovack has since responded as well:

“I am disappointed to see these accusations from Tommy against me, 10th Street Management and Better Noise Music. They are categorically false. In 40 years in the music business, I have never made any derogatory racist comments, been accused of doing so, or been sued by an artist. Tommy Vext, a self-proclaimed QAnon supporter, has dragged us into a ridiculous, unfounded narrative that falsely paints him as a victim.

Tommy quit Bad Wolves in January 2021 after being abusive to his band members, and he has since waged an all-out assault against the band and its members on social media. Behind the scenes, he and his team of lawyers have been trying to extort the band and the record company for a big payout.

Because these tactics not successful, he upped the ante and filed this bogus and spurious lawsuit to get leverage in contract negotiations. But this strategic ploy won’t work. We will not be extorted and will defend and defeat these phony claims in court. As a management company and record label, we pride ourselves on working with artists from all different walks of life and encourage them to speak their minds creatively and authentically. I have never forced political beliefs or values on any of our artists or employees, but I also will not tolerate when people create a hostile environment.”

Bad Wolves’ Doc Coyle and John Boecklin also commented:

“In all our dealings with Allen Kovac, he has never used any derogatory racial slurs. Tommy is making all of this up. Period.”

Bad Wolves Finish New Album

Bad Wolves have officially finished their new album “Dear Monsters.” The effort will be the band’s first to feature new frontman Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz (LGND, ex-The Acacia Strain). Guitarist Doc Coyle tweeted the following:

Bad Wolves Share First Tease Of New Music With New Vocalist Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz

Bad Wolves have shared a behind the scenes look at their upcoming album “Dear Monsters.” That effort will be the band’s first to feature new frontman Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz (LGND, ex-The Acacia Strain). Notably, the clip also includes a tease of new music.