FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist Says The Band Has The Worst Name
Five Finger Death Punch has been providing fans with updates as they track their new album. In the latest update, guitarist Zoltan Bathory talks about the band's name. Namely how much it sucks, and that's exactly the reason they kept it around.
"The name of the band has to have some kind of effect. It doesn't have to be positive; it doesn't have to be, like, 'That's the greatest name in the world!'
"It can be, 'Oh my god, that's the dumbest fucking shit I ever heard!' – equally good, because it got a reaction.
"I mean, I don't think you can beat 'Five Finger Death Punch.' That's probably the worst fucking name. In fact, we almost changed it, but then Ivan [Moody, vocals] came in and said, 'That's the best name ever, they're gonna fucking hate it! Keep it! That's fucking ridiculous!'"
Clearly the logic worked to some extent, as people are still talking about how stupid the band's name is despite the fact they've been around for nearly 15 years at this point. Though it's pretty each to make an argument for having a stupid band name that still gets people's attention. Limp Bizkit, anyone?