Bad Wolves guitarist Doc Coyle and drummer John Boecklin hosted a livestream on Monday (Jan. 11th) night to further discuss their recent parting with lead singer Tommy Vext and to clarify that it wasn't about "cancel culture."
Boecklin said, "It’s not all about canceling someone over some bullsh**. We have too much to hold on to cancel someone over their political beliefs of anything. So I want to keep certain words out of it and all that crap and I know I sound like I’m being vague and cryptic, I’m not trying to be. I’m just not trying to be a drama bitch that’s just letting everything bleed out. We want the best for everyone who was and is in this band.”
Coyle added, "We live in very divisive times right now, where whatever is going on kind of in the big picture is really turning friend against friend, family member against family member. And, to me, music, heavy metal, rock and roll, hardcore, punk, was about overcoming our differences, you know . . . The whole point of it is that we want to put forward a more inclusive idea that, I don’t care, I REALLY do not care who you support, where you’re coming from, it’s about the music . . . I just think we need to, we need to as a band, set a standard of casting a wide net and saying everyone’s welcome here. And that’s something… that’s just a value that I hold true.”
The two went explain that fans can definitely expect new music from Bad Wolves with a new lead singer. Boecklin said, "We’re here and we’re going to write the sickest record that we’ve ever done with a new guy and you can take it or leave it. Not as, like, a threat or anything, it’s just kinda like, you know, we’re here to just do business as usual. We’re musicians and that’s all we’ve ever done. Now we’re just going to push forward.”