Former Bad Wolves Singer Being Sued For Copyright Infringement

Former Bad Wolves Singer Being Sued For Copyright Infringement
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Bad Wolves became well known to music fans when they covered “Zombie” by The Cranberries. It made news because Dolores O’Riordan of the Irish rock band passed away the day she was scheduled to collaborate with them. The song would go to be #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart and was certified platinum in the US. It appeared the band would become a huge success, but lead singer Thomas Cummings, who performs as Tommy Vext, brought controversy due to his political beliefs, comments on Black Lives Matter, and claims from an ex-girlfriend that he had assaulted her.

Subsequently, Vext departed the band in January, with it initially claimed by the singer he was forced out by the other members of Bad Wolves and their record agency. He would later, though, change that, and said he decided to quit. Then in July, he filed a lawsuit against the band’s manager and record label Better Noise Music. In the suit, he alleges he was stopped from making political statements, streaming services and radio stations were stop playing Bad Wolves in an attempt to get him to sell the band’s trademark, and racial slurs were used against him.

Now it has been reported that Vext is himself being sued by Better Noise Music who state he has been illegally posting unreleased music videos and recordings on Patreon, Instagram, and OF. Additionally, they declare he is illegally blocking the rest of the band from releasing their music under the Bad Wolves name. Law360 has since spoken to Vext’s attorney, who told them that he believes this is retaliation for his lawsuit and that the band’s manager breached his duties to Vext.

Vext is now a solo performer, although the album he was set to release thanks to raising funds via GoFundMe had to be scrapped due to what he described as being “financially bullied into submission.” He is now awaiting legal sign-off to release a covers album he has completed.


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