Five Finger Death Punch

Jason Hook Speaks On His Rumored Departure From Five Finger Death Punch: “I’ve Kinda Been Issued A Gag Order”


Guitarist Jason Hook has essentially confirmed his long-rumored departure from Five Finger Death Punch. Checking in today, October 11th from Cabo San Lucas on his honeymoon, he released the below video statement on the matter. In it, he stated:

“I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to all of the fans of Five Finger Death Punch for all of messages that you’ve been sending me about you know what. I’ve kinda been issued a gag order, so I’m not saying anything. But I’m very excited about the things I’m working on and I’m looking forward to sharing them with everybody.

And when the time is right there will be a mutually agreed on press release between me and my guys and that’s it.”

He said later of his future plans:

“I’ve got tons of new songs that I’m gonna release and I want people to hear them. I don’t expect to make money, I don’t expect to climb the top of charts. I didn’t care about any of that… the music business is sort of in the toilet, so it’s not really about that anymore. It’s just about getting off on it and getting fired up and creating something that’s exciting for me and hopefully translates to be exciting for you.”

He added:

“I’ve got eight projects on the go and I’m excited about every one of them.”

Guitarist Andy James (ex-Sacred Mother Tongue/Fields Of The Nephilim) had previously been filling in for Hook, though it unsure if his previously live role in the band will turn into something more permanent role going forward.

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