EDSEL DOPE Explains Why STATIC-X Is A Legacy Act Now, Is not A Money Seize


Static-X vocalist Wayne Static handed away in November 2014, which in fact made everybody assume the band was over. Static-X‘s founding members then resurrected the band in 2018 with reside vocalist Xer0 (broadly believed to be Dope vocalist Edsel Dope) to play exhibits, and would ultimately launch Venture Regeneration Vol. 1 in 2020 that includes each Static and Xer0‘s vocals.

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In an interview with the Battleline Podcast, Dope defined intimately why he feels the band is not a money seize and why he thinks that Static could be proud. On the subject of the previous, Dope mentioned it is primarily method too costly to placed on a Static-X present for it to be a “money seize;” and on the latter says he feels Static would approve of his legacy being upheld.

Personally, I assumed Venture Regeneration Vol. 1 was completed very nicely and might be one of many higher makes an attempt at resurrecting an outdated band. Plus it appears followers are fairly proud of the exhibits and the album, so what’s to not love right here?

“When Wayne handed away, let’s simply say that he wasn’t on prime. Let’s simply say that when me and him have been taking part in these little membership exhibits, he was struggling. And the followers knew it. And that is why he was taking part in to small crowds; individuals, in a number of methods, had kind of checked out. However after us bringing Static-X again and doing that 20-year-anniversary memorial to Wayne Static and making Venture Regeneration and releasing that album to individuals, I consider that he is on the minds and within the hearts of the followers greater than he is ever been, and he is a legend differently. He went out not in the most effective, however we introduced him again and we propped him up and made individuals keep in mind him for the most effective of him, which was the work that he did in that 9 years of Static-X.

“After which what he left behind for us to then assist end and to exit the world over and have fun together with his spirit and the followers and his household and the unique Wisconsin Loss of life Journey band, it is fairly exceptional to assume, like, when you have been Wayne trying down and going, like, ‘Dude, you imply to inform me that I died and three years later, my authentic band received again collectively, went on tour, did not attempt to substitute me with some new singer, did not attempt to transfer on from me, however as an alternative discovered a strategy to signify me and maintain me concerned in it and make the followers have fun my legacy and keep in mind Wayne Static.’

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“Whereas remembering Static-X, in fact, as a result of nobody individual was greater than Static-X; it was a tremendous recipe that 4 guys made, however all of us acknowledge that Wayne was the engine of it. But when he was trying down at that, dude, you could not do something apart from be completely blown away and honored by the quantity of affection and admiration and the quantity of labor that myself and the band and his household put into orchestrating all that.

“And when you noticed these exhibits, and even when you simply discover them on-line, the quantity of manufacturing and money and time that was invested… Anyone saying, ‘Oh, have a look at these guys with their money seize,’ it is, like, ‘Bro, you wanna see the fucking invoice from manufacturing and from touring?’ This was not a bunch of fellows going, ‘Oh, we discovered our strategy to get to the highest financially.’ No. This was a method for us to exit and do one thing actually fucking cool creatively, artistically that got here from all the fitting locations in our hearts.

“And I, as an enormous Static-X fan, am grateful that it befell as a result of I miss the band and I do know the followers miss the band. And now Static-X is on tour with Rob fucking Zombie and Mudvayne taking part in to twenty thousand individuals an evening — proper the place they’d be if Wayne was nonetheless right here. And that is all you’ll want to say. The music was greater than every little thing else; the connection that the band had was greater than anything. And I feel we discovered a really distinctive strategy to permit Static-X to proceed to reside whereas not attempting to maneuver it into the long run and exist on the long run with out Wayne. It is extra about that it is a legacy act, and it all the time can be. And it is only a very artistic strategy to permit the band to proceed to be a part of these large, cool experiences.”

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