Wayne Static of Static-X - Back
1. How did the band get started? How did you meet and how long have you been together?

Wayne Static:
I met ken in chicago while i was living there. We moved to LA together in 1994 and soon met tony, who worked at ticketmaster with ken. After going thru several guitar players, we found koichi, who was practicing with his old band across the hall from us.

2. How would you describe your music?

Wayne Static:
We call our music rhythmic trancecore. We don't feel our music fits any one common category.

3. What are your biggest influences?

Wayne Static:
We have a lot of varying influences. Ministry, Crystal Method, Prong, Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Korn, Sisters of Mercy, Joy Division, Mortician, Crowbar, Pantera.

4. What made you want to be in the band? And if you weren't in the band what would you be doing now?

Wayne Static:
I started my first band because I wanted to be like Kiss. I might drive a monster truck if I had no music.

5. Are any band members in side projects? If so what are they, and explain a little about them.

Wayne Static:
We have a side project with some of our friends called "Poop." It's really slow, and really low. No recording plans yet.

6. What is the meaning behind the songs?

Wayne Static:
Our songs are meant to be abstract. I write words which create favorable rhythms and interesting images. Some songs are inspired by a mood, others by a true story.

7. If you could play with any band who would it be and why?

Wayne Static:
I would like to collaborate with Crystal Method, they're one of my favorite artists and I feel like I could add something to their songs.

8. Who writes the majority of the music?

Wayne Static:
I write the core of our music, then we all work on the songs together to make them playable in a live situation.

9. Who has been the favorite band you've played with and why?

Wayne Static:
I hate to pick one favorite band we've played with. I love them all.

10. Where do you think the band will be 20 years from now?


Wayne Static: In 20 years, we'll all be old and fat. I plan to started producing other bands' records in the future.