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]

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]

Former Bad Wolves Frontman Tommy Vext Is Apparently Touring Under The Name “TOMMY VEXT AND THE B@D W8LV3S”

Ex-Bad Wolves frontman Tommy Vext has apparently decided to book a tour under the moniker “TOMMY VEXT AND THE B@D W8LV3S.” The move comes after the singer filed a lawsuit against Better Noise CEO and band manager Allen 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]

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.”

Another Ex-Girlfriend Of Tommy Vext (Ex-Bad Wolves) Voices Support For His Past Domestic Violence Accuser

Another one of Tommy Vext’s ex-girlfriends, Nicole Arbour, has voiced her support for Whitney Johns, the woman who accused the former Bad Wolves frontman of domestic violence. This news comes after Johns was granted a two-year domestic violence restraining order against the singer late last year.

Vext previously claimed that the allegations Johns made against him were part of an “extortion attempt” and that he had been exonerated. At the time, Arbour also called the accusations “fake news.” However, she has since changed her mind saying the following on Twitter:

“I believe Whitney Johns, and I’m very embarrassed I introduced him to my fans, defended him, or spoke poorly of his victims before having all details.

To any other women who suffered abuse from him, I believe you, I’m with you, and I’m so sorry.”

According to The PRP, she also added the following on Instagram:

“I’ve taken the time to educate myself on domestic abuse, and can’t in good conscience only post my wins as a person and not my failures.

I feel like I failed to protect other women once I learned details about this to preserve my own embarrassment at not seeing it earlier myself.

Turns out until very recently, I didn’t know how to recognize the signs, and have let a few bad guys slide through the cracks under the umbrella of “forgiveness,” them healing mental health or emotional issues, not wanting to get involved, and being a “good person.”

But with a platform comes responsibly, and it’s my responsibility to protect other people the way I wish people had protected me in situations.

This is an uncomfortable post, and I’m sure there will be other uncomfortable posts in the future, but it needed to be made.

If you are suffering abuse, stalking, or harassment, you are not alone, I believe you and you can get help by calling: 1-800-799-7233

#GOTEAM”

Vext has since responded to Arbour’s comments in a new video, saying her statement is a “spiteful publicity stunt.” He also accused her of abuse, citing a past relationship she was involved in and claiming that he has a recording in which she admits to throwing a phone at his head. Arbor has since addressed the latter claim on Twitter:

“It’s illegal to record convos in Cali, you gotta wonder why he was doing that if it wasn’t a pr set up, and I threw a phone at a wall when I realized he had abused Whitney and I just introduced him to female fans”

Vext also claimed Arbour tried to have him sign a non-disclosure agreement to keep the details of their relationship private. You can read more about all of that over at The PRP and watch Vext’s full video below:

Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) & Tommy Vext (Bad Wolves) Announce Australian Acoustic Tour

Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) and Tommy Vext (Bad Wolves) have announced an Australian acoustic tour. Andy Mac will open. Here’s the dates:

12/18 Brisbane, AUS – Wooly Mammoth
12/20 Sydney, AUS – Manning Bar
12/21 Melbourne, AUS – Evelyn Hotel
12/22 Melbourne, AUS – Max Watts