Interviews

Wayne Static: Piracy Is Discouraging, but the Music Wants to Come Out of Me

The evil disco is back in the desert. We're not talking about some new trend of goth raves, or another event like Bloodfest 2013. This is about dirty, raw energy. Industrial metal, functioning at its highest level of stamina.

That's right -- Wayne Static is back to provide a whirlwind of Static X hits, from the earliest to the latest, as well as a few songs form his 2011 solo album Pighammer.

All that fans have known for sure about Static X of late is that there's been some trouble in metal paradise. Wayne confirmed that the band disbanded in June 2013, from disputes between himself and the band's former bassist Tony Campos over the rights to the use of the Static X name. On top of that, Wayne had been out of commission for about a year due to a hernia injury caused by his constant touring and intense live shows. This tour is his first since recovering.

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Lauren Wise has worked as a rock/heavy metal journalist for 15 years. She contributes to Noisey and LA Weekly, edits books, and drinks whiskey.
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