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Twinmusix got to speak to Static-X about their upcoming gig and more.
TM - Hi, this is Amelia and Elizabeth from Twinmusix, we are here with Tony from Static-X, thank you for having this interview with us today we appreciate it.
TY - My pleasure.
TM - We are excited for you to come to Australia what can fans expect?
TY - A good time. Anyone who went to our last set of shows out there will know what I'm talking about. I love going to Australia, the fans out there are nuts. It is a good time and I am happy we can get out there again.
TM - What can we expect from your setlist?
TY - If you want a preview you can go on our YouTube channel. There are probably some videos from the last couple of shows that we have done in the United States, so that will give you a little sneak peek of what to expect.
TM - What are you most looking forward to seeing in Australia?
TY - Just seeing all the fans in Australia, it's always a good time no matter what band I go with Australia with. It is always a highlight.
TM - You are releasing Regeneration Vol 2 the final recordings of Wayne static, what does this mean to you?
TY - It is a bit of relief because I have been trying to get this done for some time now and I know the fans have been waiting for a long time so I am happy to get this stuff in their hands.
TM - You using work that he wrote, how was it finishing off the album?
TY - It was challenging because we just had bits and pieces of stuff. Some of the vocals were in really rough shape and we had to piece together three or four seconds at a time, but I think it came out killer. We are currently getting everything mixed by our long-time producer over at wild, we should be able to get it out to Everybody by November.
TM - We can't wait to hear that. Are you working on any new music with your band?
TY - Not right now, we just started a United States tour with our friends Fear Factory and Society One, which is opening the bill and that will take us till April 15th.
TM - You also do some stuff with Fear Factory, are you working with them on this tour as well?
TY - Yes, I am performing double Duty. I am performing with Static-X and Fear Factory.
TM - That's awesome, you must be tired at the end of every night.
TY - Yeah, it's not that bad. I am getting into a rhythm now and we have a show, tomorrow night so it is slowly falling into place.
TM - You have a side project hail the horns, can you tell us more about that?
TY - Yeah I do I don't know if we are doing much because I will be busy with static x and Fear Factory this year. Mark is busy doing another project with Tommy Vext and Tim Young. I don't think we will have enough time to do anything else.
TM - You did a cover of Kiss god of thunder so that is pretty cool as well.
TY - It was fun, it was just something to get me out of the house. I had been sitting at home for quite some time and that year, in particular, was very rough on me personally, it was like multiple kicks in the groin. Mark called me one day and said come over and jam let's go and do some shows in a couple of bars and I was like yeah alright cool and it was a fun time.
TM - If you could have any band play one of your songs, what band would it be, what song would it be and would it be in your style or their style?
TY - Type O Negative used to do some cool covers. If they were still around I would love to hear their take on one of our songs in their style.
TM - What was your favourite memory of playing with Wayne static?
TY - One of the first biggest shows that we did reopens for Insane Clown Posse and we had just started working with management and they just got us a gig last minute. We go to the show and it was our last song and Wayne was introducing our last song and we were so inexperienced we didn't have a background or a sign or anything and nobody knew who we were. I heard a manager on the side of the stage saying, tell them who you are and Wayne was like oh yeah we are Static-X and back then we were just called static.
TM - What was the first band or artist you saw as a kid and did it inspire you to play music?
TY - I couldn't tell you what they were called but it was a local band in somebody's backyard that was the first time I probably ever saw a band play. My first actual big concert would have been Iron Maiden, they went on tour with the Vinnie Vincent Invasion and Iron Maiden was tutoring for the Somewhere in Time record in 86 and 87.
TM - You have opened with Pantera, so what do you think about the band reforming with Zakk Wylde and Charlie Benante?
TY - Who can replace those guys? I don't think that's what they are trying to do. I know there are people who think that, but I don't see it that way. I see it as their friends getting together and celebrating the kick-ass music they wrote together and having a couple of cool friends that happened to be amazing musicians jam with them. I say more power to them.
TM -Is there anything else you want to say to your fans?
TY - I am blown away by all the support and grateful that everyone still remembers the band and Wayne after all this time. We promise to do right by his memory and do right by his family and do right by our fans. We promise to give you Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass music as long as you want it.
TM - Thank You so much for this interview today we appreciate it.
TY - Thank You for having me, I appreciate it.
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