Did FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Break Up On Stage Last Night? [UPDATE: Nope, They Didn't]
Update: Ivan Moody finally addressed the fans moments ago by revealing a new song and saying the band is not breaking up. Here's the message he posted:
A message from Ivan: There were a lot of technical problems last night that were seemingly unsolvable. We had to make a decision whether to hit the stage crippled, without being able to hear ourselves; or, delay the start of the show – possibly for hours.We decided to proceed, but not being able to hear if I was in key, and just guessing where we were in the song frustrated me to the point that I lost my cool.I'm not saying I handled it appropriately. Matter of fact I've never been so embarrassed before. I apologize for taking out my anger on stage. You guys know me and you know how I pride myself on my live performances. I'd never want this to boil over in to something that epically wrong ever again. To some of our crew, good luck in your future endeavors we wish you the best – we also welcome our new monitor engineer Paul Weber.To our fans in Memphis – we'll make it up to you I promise, Houston we we will see you tonight. The rest of the world – yes we are coming.And to the haters… wipe that smirk off your face …We are not going anywhere … This “ain't my last dance!”We GOT YOUR SIX
Posted by Five Finger Death Punch on Saturday, May 2, 2015
The original story is as follows:
What the hell happened at last night's Five Finger Death Punch show? The band performed at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee and it was not a fun night for the crowd or the band even.
It seems as though there is some drama between frontman Ivan Moody and drummer Jeremey Spencer. The New Fury was on top of the case getting a first hand account of what happened from a fan at the show:
Ivan held up Jeremy’s book and asked the fans if they had this FFDP book. Then, still mic’d seemingly unknowingly, said “That I had nothing to do with”, directed at Jeremy. Jeremy then threw his sticks and walked off stage, and the band shortly followed. Ivan talked for a minute, threw his mic, and marched off. A few minutes later, Ivan came back, rambled and talked to the fans, and attempted to play around on Jeremy’s drumkit, trying to lead a song rather weakly. Jeremy and the rest of the band came back and played a song while sounding completely out of step with each other, while Ivan stayed really close to Jeremy, seeming to talk shit to him. Everyone left again, Ivan threw the mic again. This routine repeated a couple more times until they just ran out of stage time and walked off stage, not to return. As a whole, looked like Ivan was being a dick.
Video footage has surfaced with a clip showing Moody clearly flipping off his drummer:
Here's Moody all on his own on stage, seemingly a little slurry with a confused audience talking in the background, just winging it on stage:
At this point, it seems like Moody knows what he's done and it almost seems like he says goodbye to the audience forever, thanking Zolton and then dropping the mic to the jeers of crowdmembers calling him an asshole:
Moody has admitted to alcohol abuse problems in the past, but has tried to clean up. The band members have yet to publically acknowledge the strife, but Twitter was abuzz last night with fans in attendance.