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Bad Wolves Guitarist Doc Coyle Vents On Tommy Vext Beef: “People Hate Us Just For Existing Based On LIES And I’m Sick Of It”


In a not so surprising move, tensions between ex-Bad Wolves vocalist Tommy Vext and his former bandmates in that outfit continue to flare. It’s been a long and winding road since the band and Vext parted ways back in early 2021. Vext‘s exit came about following his frequent expression of his increasingly polarizing political views and a domestic violence lawsuit that was filed against him by his ex-girlfriend.

Behind the scenes, there was also a physical altercation between Vext and Bad Wolves guitarist Doc Coyle that transpired prior to Vext‘s exit as well. The bitterness of the split soon spilled over on social media, with barbs being traded on both sides.

Dueling lawsuits followed Vext‘s departure, with Vext and Bad Wolves manager/label head Allen Kovac both suing each other and associated parties. Vext alleged that a concerted campaign had been conducted by Kovac to drum him out of the group, allegedly due to Vext‘s divisive views on politics and conspiracy theories.

Vext also alleged that Kovac and associated parties had been holding material he had recorded while under contract hostage unless Vext signed over his share of rights to the band’s business aspects. Given the above, along with several other allegations, Vext sued for Kovac and co. breach of fiduciary duty.

Kovac‘s Better Noise Music went on to countersue Vext for copyright infringement, alleging he had been publicly sharing material recorded under contract without the expressed permission of the label. In October of 2021, the two parties reached reached a settlement.

It was presumed then that the hostilities between the two camps would reside, and for a period of time, they seemed to publicly. However, fractures would eventually begin to resurface in a seemingly more passive-aggressive fashion (Tommy Vext launching his ‘The Lone Wolf‘ project and more.)

Late last year it looked like the hatchets would finally be buried once and for all, as Vext publicly expressed his intentions to “make amends” with some of his past enemies. Spurred by an apparent spiritual retreat, Vext claimed he was on a ‘nine-step mission’ to patch things up with some of his past Bad Wolves bandmates, and even Kovac. He further went on to say that he had also “forgave” some of his other ex-Bad Wolves bandmates, including Coyle.

Weeks later, Doc Coyle would criticize Vext‘s alleged amends campaign, stating that he had never heard a word from Vext to reconcile their relationship. Coyle would go on to state that Vext‘s public exhibition of his alleged actions were merely, “a nice piece of PR.”

Relations between the two camps have continued to deteriorate since. On May 11th, Vext posted this reel targeting current Bad Wolves vocalist D.L. Laskiewicz about the origins of the name of Bad Wolves‘ latest album, “Die About It” and the tenuous connotations it has has to suicide.

In the clip Laskiewicz states, “I’m the singer of this band, cry about it. And if you’re gonna cry about it, you might as well fucking die about it. So, we liked it man. We came up with that in like a locker room in Europe and it stuck.” Vext captioned that video as follows:

“After years of giving anti-suicide & mental health awareness speeches on stage with BW I am absolutely disgusted by this piece of shit of a person who is now telling my fans they can go to “die” for simply preferring the old songs over you mid garbage vocals.

This dude should have stayed on guitar in TAS. I can’t believe a record label who were so concerned about moral high ground during the 2020 election would allow such a low life scum bag pos to detail and ruin the band we built.Sad shit #badwolves #edgelord #coward”

Yesterday, May 13th, Coyle shared the below post in relation to Vext‘s arrest this past weekend with the caption of “Ouch.”

In a follow-up video statement posted soon after, Vext addressed his arrest, claiming that his brief time in custody was the result of fabrications made by family members of his current girlfriend. Vext claimed that he had witnessed her father physically abuse her on a FaceTime call and that members of his girlfriend’s family had covered for the father in claiming that Vext had uttered threats against their life.

In that same video statement, Vext addressed Coyle‘s aforementioned post, stating:

“Lambgoat posted my mug shot. I’m laughing at it. Everyone is like, ‘This is ridiculous.’ And they realized something is really wrong, the stories are not adding up. So basically, I went into a cell for an hour and a half, and I watched a movie, and then I came out, spoke to the judge, and they were like, ‘Oh, you got a misdemeanor. You just got to come back and plea not guilty, and we’ll see you in two weeks.’

That’s what the situation is. I know that I’m sure Doc [Coyle, Bad Wolves guitarist] and them, people are trying to blow this out of proportion or make it like, oh, I did something. They’re desperately trying to save their careers by defaming me. But the reality is that my girlfriend was violently assaulted, and I showed up, and I did all the right things. I’m 15 years sober. Don’t need the drama. She doesn’t need this. I’m really… I’m sad for her kids. Luckily, they’re safe with their father, who’s a good man. All this stuff is going to get sorted out. But it’s not okay for families to act like this, especially around small children.”

Now Coyle has fired back against Vext on social media, sharing a series of posts containing images which seem to find Vext carrying out an aggressive campaign against the Bad Wolves camp. Those posts can be found below:


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