Static-X Pulls The Plug
Sir Wayne Static has officially pulled the plug on Static-X. After Nick Oshiro left the band in 2009, and lead guitarist Koichi Fukuda and bassist Tony Campos called it quits in 2010, it was only a matter of time for the end of the band known as Static-X.
Wayne Static cleaned the dirt house after years of a bitter feud between Static and Campos. Static told the Gaunlet, “Him and I haven’t been getting along for years,” Static admits. “It was really bad at the end. The last couple of tours, we never talked or anything like that. So I made this deal with Tony where I paid him ‘X’ amount of dollars quarterly to use the name Static-X, which I thought was a pretty generous deal. He got a lot of money for doing nothing, for just sitting on his ass doing nothing. I wish someone would give me some money for doing nothing.”
Static says the tension in the band was just too much, “Apparently, he [Campos] was really pissed off because I said in some interviews that Static-X were never, like, all great buddies and friends and all that kind of stuff, and we never hung out. So he told me, like, ‘Since you said we’re not friends, then why should I help you out?’ I’m, like, ‘Who gives a f—? It’s business, dude.’ And that’s the truth. We weren’t friends; we never hung out. And there’s nothing wrong with that; there’s a lot of bands like that.”
“The last e-mail Tony sent me, he said he hopes we never have to talk again,” reveals Static. “And I said, ‘Believe me, this is the last you’ll ever hear from me.’ And that’s the way we left. And it sucks. I think it’s sad that things have to end that way. And it happens to a lot of bands … Static-X is done. The end. No more Static-X.”