Official Statement On The Break-up Of STATIC X
Wayne Static has issued the following statement on the break-up of Static X. He places most of the responsibility on fellow band member Tony Campos.
The first leg of the tour actually went pretty well
I wanted to try to get the whole Static-X going again, get the name out there, so I made this deal with Tony, my former
bass player, who owns 50 percent of Static-X which him and I havent been getting along for years; 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 Xamount 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. But I ended up developing this really bad hernia throughout the tour. And it kept getting worse and worse. It was from
touring. Im getting older and I guess I was pushing myself too hard; we were doing six shows in a row and all that kind of thing. I had a hernia belt on and I was shoving crap in there,
trying to keep my guts from pushing out on stage. It was just getting worse and worse and worse, and it just got to the point where I couldnt do it anymore, so I had to cancel the tour.
And then I asked Tony if we could take a break on the deal. Obviously, if Im not working, how am I supposed to pay him? I dont shit money; I am not made out of money. So he
pretty much told me to fuck off. Hes, like, Boohoohoo, you have a hernia. Sorry. Give me my money.’ I told him, Dude, give me a few months off to recuperate, and then well start
up the deal again. Cause I wanted to keep touring. But he wouldnt do it.
Apparently, he 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 were not friends, then why should I help you out? Im, like, Who gives a fuck? Its business, dude. And thats the truth we werent friends; we
never hung out. And theres nothing wrong with that; theres a lot of bands like that.
I wasnt dissing him or any of the other guys in Static-X. The original lineup, we got on stage, we had a great chemistry, it was awesome, and then when we left the stage, we never
talked to each other. Theres a lot of bands that way. Who cares? Whats wrong with it?
So thats pretty much the end of it. Tony wouldnt give me the break. I had to go have my surgery and take my time off, and he wouldnt give me the break, so the deal lapsed, the
deals done, Static-X is done. The end. No more Static-X.