Watch Steel Panther Cover Van Halen’s “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” With Members Of Five Finger Death Punch

During Steel Panther’s January 19 show at the Circus in Helsinki, Finland, the band were joined onstage by Five Finger Death Punch’s Jason Hook, Chris Kael, and Charlie Engen for a cover of Van Halen’s “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Five Finger Death Punch Cancel Previously Postponed Shows

As previously reported, Five Finger Death Punch recently postponed their shows in Duluth, MN, Omaha, NE, and Des Moines, IA after guitarist Jason Hook required emergency gallbladder surgery. However, the band have since revealed that they were unable to reschedule the dates.

The group said the following:

“The 3 shows in Duluth, Omaha and Des Moines that were recently postponed because of Jason’s emergency surgery cannot be rescheduled at this time and will have to be cancelled.

We tried to find a solution to reschedule but there’s currently no date where all bands on the bill are available. With that said, we love you guys and thank you for the outpouring of support.

Jason is back in fighting shape, the band will be back on the road again soon and we will try our best to come back to you soon. 🙌🙌🙌 In the meantime, refunds are available at point of purchase.”

Here’s Five Finger Death Punch’s current schedule:

Europe/UK (with Megadeth and Bad Wolves):

01/14 Kiev, UKR – Palace Of Sports (Five Finger Death Punch only)
01/16 Moscow, RUS – Adrenaline Stadium (Five Finger Death Punch only)
01/18 St. Petersburg, RUS – A2 (Five Finger Death Punch only)
01/20 Helsinki, FIN – Hartwell Arena
01/22 Stockholm, SWE – Hovet
01/23 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
01/24 Copenhagen, DEN – Royal Arena
01/26 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live
01/28 Paris, FRA – Zenith
01/30 Cardiff, UK – Cardiff Arena
01/31 London, UK – Wembley Arena
02/03 Berlin, GER – Max-Schmeling Halle
02/04 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
02/06 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
02/08 Oberhausen, GER – Koenig-Pilsener Arena
02/09 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyerhalle
02/10 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
02/12 Warsaw, POL – Torwar
02/14 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena
02/16 Milano, ITA – Alcatrazz
02/17 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
02/19 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
02/20 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Sportarena

U.S. (with Papa Roach, I Prevail, and Ice Nine Kills):

04/08 Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
04/10 Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center
04/11 Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheater
04/13 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
04/14 Ft. Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
04/16 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
04/18 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
04/19 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
04/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
04/23 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
04/25 Portland, OR – Veteran Memorial Coliseum
04/27 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks
04/29 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
05/03 Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
05/05 Worcester, MA – DCU Center
05/06 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
05/08 Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
05/12 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
05/14 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
05/15 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
05/17 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
05/19 Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
05/20 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

Five Finger Death Punch Guitarist Jason Hook Undergoes Gallbladder Surgery, Band Postpone Two More Shows

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook is currently recovering after undergoing emergency gallbladder surgery. As a result, the band’s December 14-15 shows in Omaha, NE and Des Moines, IA have been postponed. This news comes after the group previously postponed yesterday’s (December 12) show in Duluth, MN.

Five Finger Death Punch issued the following statement:

“Last night, Jason Hook was taken to the emergency room where it was determined his gallbladder needed to be removed. Jason underwent surgery successfully but will have to remain in the hospital until his doctors determine he is fit to be discharged and travel home.

Jason‘s healing is our #1 priority. As a result, the last three shows of this current tour will be postponed, however, we are working on coming back to play Duluth, Omaha and Des Moines very soon. Once we have an update on new dates to return, we will post the information on our website and social media channels. Please hold on to your tickets in the meantime. Jason very much appreciates all the well wishes and, rest assured, we will see you back out on the road very soon!”

UPDATE: Hook has since issued his own statement:

“Well that sucked! 😂 Gallbladder went #kaput … sorry Duluth MN, some things you just can’t control… We’ll be back to kick some ass, and make up the other dates as soon as we can! I very much appreciate all the kind notes of caring and support 🙏🏻 one thing I know for sure is we have the greatest fan base of all time! Long live the #knuckleheads 👊🏻 ~ Hook #fivefingerdeathpunch @5fdp”

Five Finger Death Punch Postpone Duluth, MN Show Due To “Medical Emergency” Involving Guitarist Jason Hook

Five Finger Death Punch were forced to postpone tonight’s (December 12) show in Duluth, MN “due to a medical emergency” involving guitarist Jason Hook. The band tweeted the following:

Zoltan Bathory Says Five Finger Death Punch’s New Album “F8” Is A “Rebirth”

During a recent interview with Billboard, Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory discussed the band’s new album “F8“ (out February 28). According to the guitarist, the record is a “rebirth.”

Bathory said the following:

“Here we are — everybody’s sober, everybody’s ready to work and focused. There’s a lot to say, a lot to prove. It’s like a new band, in a way. It’s progressing. It’s rebirth. It’s transcendent. When I listen to this album, it’s the same sound, the same band — but it isn’t. If you really listen to this, it’s not the same band — for the better, both musically and lyrically.”

He also added the following about the inspiration for the album:

“…There’s no political or social commentary. It’s not about what’s happening in the world. It’s about the band — what we went through and who we are as people now, at this moment, who we are as a band at this moment. It felt like we survived a tornado so to speak, a Category 5 with all the chaos around us. So it’s very much a personal record.”

He later continued:

“Ivan was in a very difficult situation. He went back many, many times to rehab. At moments he looked like he was not gonna make it, that he was gonna be another ‘rock star’ that didn’t make it. We lost Chester Bennington. We lost so many of these guys, some of them personal friends, and Ivan was almost one of them — a couple times he did die and has to be resuscitated. He literally said, ‘This album is everything that happened in my life leading up to this record.’ He calls it his absolution.”

Bathory also added:

“The last few years the main focus was saving the band, putting out the fires and the constant issues. There was always distractions. Now that the chaos has disappeared Jason and I can really concentrate on each other and each other’s playing and how we can complement each other. We can really now work even closer and focus more, and that relationship got better because the circumstantial noise and constant tornado went away.”

If you missed it, Five Finger Death Punch’s new song “Inside Out” can be found HERE.