Five Finger Death Punch Join Forces With Brian May (Queen), Brantley Gilbert, & Kenny Wayne Shepherd For New “Blue On Black” Cover

Five Finger Death Punch have joined forces with Brian May (Queen), Brantley Gilbert, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd to record a new cover of Shepherd’s “Blue On Black.” An official video for the track can be found below. All proceeds from this version will go towards the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory said the following:

“To raise awareness for and support First Responders is a cause that’s always been close to our hearts. These brave men and women leave their homes every morning not knowing if they’ll ever see their families again. Yet they make a conscious choice to do so for the greater good. What better way to make a difference than to join forces with some of our friends in country, blues and classic rock who happen to be some of the biggest names in those genres and together celebrate these heroes.”

Gilbert continued:

“‘Blue On Black‘ is a song my band and I have covered off and on for years… songs are certified timeless when you can come back to them. It’s always a staple each night and one of my favorite songs to perform. When the opportunity came up to sing on Five Finger’s version, with both Kenny Wayne and Brian May of Queen, I jumped at the chance… Who wouldn’t?! It incorporates so many different musical perspectives, but our collaboration just works brilliantly.”

Shepherd added:

“When Five Finger Death Punch approached me about teaming up with them to do a special version of ‘Blue On Black‘, I was thrilled to do it. When they told me Brantley Gilbert and Brian May were also going to be part of it, I was honored. This is a powerful collaboration of rock, country and blues artists and a true testament to the commonalities these musical styles share, and I think the fans will appreciate and enjoy it as much as we do.”

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Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody Celebrates One Year Of Sobriety With A New Face Tattoo

Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody, who has struggled with alcohol addiction in the past, recently celebrated one year of sobriety. Now, the singer has taken things a step further by getting a face tattoo to commemorate the achievement. You can see photos and footage of him getting inked in the below Instagram slideshows.

Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody Celebrates One Year Of Sobriety

Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody, who has struggled with alcohol addiction in the past, has revealed that he is currently one year sober. You can find a video from the singer regarding that below, along with a congratulatory post from his bandmate Chris Kael:

Five Finger Death Punch Announce July Dates With In This Moment

Five Finger Death Punch have announced some July shows with In This Moment around various festival dates. Here’s their updated schedule:

07/11 London, ON – Rocks The Park
07/14 Mansfield, OH – Inkcarceration Festival
07/13 Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort (feat. In This Moment)
07/16 Camdenton, MO – Ozarks Amphitheater (feat. In This Moment)
07/18 Oshkosh, WI Rock USA
07/19 Cadott, WI – Rock Fest
07/20 Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
07/23 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory (feat. In This Moment)
07/24 Binghamton, NY – Broome County Arena (feat. In This Moment)
07/26 Gilford, NH – Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion (feat. In This Moment)
07/27 Bangor, ME – IMPACT Music Festival

Five Finger Death Punch Sign With Artist Group International

According to Billboard, Five Finger Death Punch have signed with Artist Group International. The band will now be represented by Peter Pappalardo, who had the following to say: “They are a bonafide arena headliner, and there aren’t a ton of those in the rock world right now.” The group were previously working with WME.

Five Finger Death Punch Were Mentioned On “Jeopardy!”

Five Finger Death Punch were mentioned in one of the questions on the January 23 episode of “Jeopardy!.” The question said the following: “Five Finger Death Punch got its name from a deadly move Uma Thurman used in this Tarantino movie series.”For those unaware, the answer is “Kill Bill.”

Five Finger Death Punch Go Behind The Scenes Of Their “Blue On Black” Video

Five Finger Death Punch have shared a behind the scenes look at their recently released video for their cover of Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s “Blue On Black.“ That track appears on the band’s latest album “And Justice For None.“