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Five Finger Death Punch Singer Denies On Stage Break Up Rumors

05/04/2015
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Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody has denied speculation that the band broke up after an onstage meltdown during their performance at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN on Friday night (May 1st).

One fan's account of what happened during the show has been published by thenewfury.com: "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 sh*t 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."

Moody released the following statement of Saturday (via Lambgoat) to give his account of what happened, "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"

Check out various videos of the incident here.

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