HardRockChick.com conducted an interview with STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static and his wife Tera Wray on July 21 at Backstage Live in San Antonio, Texas. You can now watch the chat below.
The new touring lineup of STATIC-X consists of the following musicians:
Wayne Static – Guitar, Vocals
Sean Davidson – Drums
Ashes – Guitar
Brent Ashley – Bass
Original STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos — who is currently on the road with SOULFLY — issued a statement last week indicating that he had “no interest in working with Wayne Static, now, or anytime in the foreseeable future.”
Speaking to Loudwire, Wayne stated about his new bandmates, “We all get along really good, actually. It’s kind of a different vibe behind the scenes. As far as onstage, though, it’s all business. We all have a great time as always and put on a great show. This tour in particular, we’re playing a lot of old stuff off of the first two records.”
Regarding his decision to resurrect STATIC-X, Wayne said, “I really just wanted to go back to old-school STATIC-X since the band has been gone for a few years. The last tour I was on I did a lot of my solo stuff, and I’m ready to get back to old-school STATIC-X stuff, which is actually new again.”
STATIC-X‘s current trek marks the band’s first outing since they announced a hiatus in 2009.
Athough none of the other original members — Tony Campos (bass), Koichi Fukuda (guitar) and Nick Oshiro (drums) — are joining Wayne on this tour, Tony previously said that he was supportive of his former bandmate’s decision to reform the group, saying, “I’m proud of my years with STATIC-X, and want to see the name of the band stay alive and well. I hope that all of our fans will continue to support both Wayne and I in our individual endeavors.”
“Cult of Static”, the latest album from STATIC-X, sold 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 16 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Performance footage (July 16 at Dos Amigos in Odessa, Texas):