FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH frontman Ivan Moody took to his Instagram account to give his opinion on the news that two of his former bandmates, Jeremy Spencer and Jason Hook, had worked together on the new EP from Spencer’s new band PSYCHOSEXUAL.
PSYCHOSEXUAL released a covers EP, “Songs To Stalk You By”, last week which features a guest appearance by Jason on the cover of the KISS classic “Watchin’ You” and the band’s rendition of QUEENSRŸCHE’s “Gonna Get Close To You”.
Moody felt compelled to share a two-minute video message on his Instagram in response to the news where he “congratulated” Spencer and Hook for reuniting on the EP while also “accepting” a non-existent “challenge” from his former bandmates.
Moody said (see video below): “As I’m driving home, my phone kept blowing up. I was like, ‘Fuck.’ So I pulled over to check it. And I got, like, a hundred different news feeds. And they all read something… I thought it was a joke at first, but it’s very real. And it read: ‘Jason Hook joins forces with Jeremy Spencer.'”
Ivan went on to say that he was “excited” to see Hook and Spencer play together again. “I’m not patronizing — I’m not,” he insisted. “This comes from my heart.
“Jason and Jeremy, congratulations. I know you two have waited to do something together for years, and now you have the platform to do it, man. So let’s see what you got,” he said.
“Now, I could take this one of two ways. I could take this as a spit in the face, saying that you’re going to do bigger and better. And the quote I heard was — and forgive me if I’m wrong on this — was that someone said the sex appeal has left FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. Sound familiar?
“I didn’t know we were out for Calvin Klein ads,” Ivan added. “But if you’re gonna be out there, then reach for the top, man — Drakkar Noir, Playgirl. Fuck it, right?
“I hope the two of you write the greatest fucking album you can muster. Challenge accepted. I’ll be your huckleberry. Because as of today, I am personally gonna make sure that this new DEATH PUNCH album is like nothing you’ve ever fucking heard before.”
Moody concluded the video by saying: “To all of our fans, thank you for sticking with us through all these years. Keep your ear to the ground. It’s about to get real fucking interesting.”
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