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Five Finger Death Punch Guitarist Reveals Ivan Moody Was “Shitfaced Drunk” During Onstage Meltdown


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Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook has told the true tale of the bands recent onstage meltdown. Originally blamed on ‘technical problems’, the real reason turned out to be that frontman Ivan Moody was in Hooks‘s own words, “shitfaced drunk.” Hook said of that in the below interview with Three Sides Of The Coin:

“Well, I don’t know how much I’m supposed to talk about that, but the ‘net’ is every once in a while… Actually, this is the first time it’s ever happened. But, you know, we have little schisms amongst each other, as all bands do, having to do with lifestyle choices. And one thing that we always agreed upon was that no matter what’s going on with us personally, we never bring it up on stage, because that’s not the place for it; that’s sacred territory. Those are the people that booked a babysitter, took the day off work, drove two hours, bought a hotel and a ticket, and you don’t fuck with that no matter what’s going on.

You can make it through an hour and twenty minutes with your problems waiting for you backstage. And what happened, in my estimation, was that, for whatever reason, Ivan decided to get shitfaced drunk — I’m probably not supposed to be talking about this — but he started to lose his temper onstage towards, basically, the rest of us, being the band. And, you know, there’s only so much of that we can handle. And he was upset with Jeremy [Spencer], the drummer, for something… Jeremy released a book, or I don’t know what the problem was… But, anyway, Jeremy decided that he had enough and he got up and left. Well, it’s hard to play a concert without the drummer.”

“So, anyway, that’s the first time that’s ever happened, and that will be the last time that ever happens, because we’ve talked about it quite a bit, and that’s just unacceptable, and I think everyone understands that it’s never to happen again. But that’s, you know… That’s real, that’s being in a band, and that’s what happens. So there you go. Sorry, Memphis, we owe you a concert.”

Five Finger Death Punch will release their new album “Got Your Six” on August 28th.

[transcription via Blabbermouth]

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