Bad Wolves, Tommy Vext Reach Settlement Agreement on Their Lawsuits
Bad Wolves and former singer Tommy Vext have reached a settlement agreement on their lawsuits against each other.
Per Billboard, the lawsuit settlement will now allow the band to “…continue to release music and tour under the Bad Wolves name and Vext is able to release new music independently or with another label. Other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.”
Bad Wolves and Vext shared in a joint statement, “Bad Wolves and its co-founder John Boecklin, alongside their label Better Noise, manager 10th Street Entertainment, and publisher 5-19, have collectively resolved their disputes with Tommy Vext. A partnership can sometimes lead to divorce. Artists have creative differences and argue over songs, credits, and much more; however, if both sides believe in their own talents, they find a path to go their separate ways.”
The statement continued, “This is a settlement with no winners and no losers; it’s beneficial to everyone in order to move on and bury the hatchet. This is a new beginning and a bright future for all those concerned. We’re all excited to get back to what’s important, and that’s the music. Bad Wolves and Tommy wish each other the best going forward, and ask that their fans respect this decision.”
Vext was the first to file a lawsuit in this dispute following his exit from Bad Wolves in January. In Vext's lawsuit filed in July, he alleged Bad Wolves manager Allen Kovac had a hand in his ouster from the band due to his political beliefs and to essentially blackball him from the music industry at large.
In August, Bad Wolves’ label Better Noise Music, along with Five Nineteen Music Publishing Inc. and 10th Street Entertainment, filed a countersuit against Vext alleging he was infringing on the label’s copyrights for sharing unreleased music videos and other recordings without permission from the label or the publisher.