On The Rocks co-host Nate Callens recently chatted with Tony Campos, bassist and co-founder of legendary industrial metal band Static-X.
In 2018, Campos announced that he and the other two surviving original members of Static-X, guitarist Koichi Fukuda and drummer Ken Jay, had reformed Static-X. They announced plans to release a new album and tour in 2019 in memory of co-founder Wayne Static, who passed away in 2014.
Static-X’s latest album, “Project Regeneration Vol. 1,” came out on July 10 of this year. The first of two volumes, it features 12 new songs containing many of the final vocal performances and musical compositions of late frontman Wayne Static, along with the original lineup of Campos, Jay, and Fukuda.
Nate and Tony covered a broad and fun range of topics, including:
- Making the new albums with Wayne’s vocal demos.
- Why the band has kept their touring singer Xero’s identity a secret?
- The possibility of Static-X making more music and touring.
- Favorite video games of all time and what he’s been playing recently.
- Growing up in Los Angeles.
- His reaction to Static-X’s 2019 Wisconsin Death Trip album anniversary celebration world tour.
- Favorite quarantine snack.
- His go-to swear word.
- David Lee Roth or Sammy Hagar?
- What he splurged on when Static-X hit the big time?
- His words to live by.
Featured tracks on today’s episode include:
- Bring You Down (Project Regeneration)
- All These Years
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