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Edsel Dope Once Again Addresses Static-X Rumors: “The Last Thing That I’m Ever Interested In Seeing Is Edsel Dope Being The Vocalist Of Static-X”


Dope vocalist, guitarist, etc. Edsel Dope has once again commented on the long-running ‘rumors’ that he is the man behind the mask of Xer0, the current frontman of reunited industrial nü-metal faction Static-X. Neither Edsel nor the current members of Static-X have never publicly confirmed his participation in the group, despite considerable evidence and Edsel being called out by a former Static-X member.

Edsel has kept close proximity to Static-X amid their ongoing reunion, assisting with production while Dope are frequently chosen to open the band’s tours. Speaking with Audio Ink Radio, Edsel was once again asked if he is in fact Xer0, to which he replied:

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“This is a fun question, and I can answer it for you like this. I would say that I’m certainly involved with Static-X. I produced the record and I’m in the process of producing another one for them right now. I kind of like to consider myself to be the creative director for Static-X, because there was a big void left by Wayne [Static], and somebody sort of needed to step in that has that sort of capability.

But as far as who’s singing for Static-X under the mask, I think that it’s important for me or for us to say that the goal was that for there always to only ever be one living, breathing singer of Static-X, and that’s Wayne Static. And as long as we don’t put another face to Static-X, then Wayne will always be the face of Static-X, and I think that that is ultimately the goal.”

He continued:

“The idea was to create an entity, for lack of better words, a masked entity that could allow Static-X to live on and to go out and perform while keeping the focus on the three guys that helped start the band with Wayne and somebody there to represent Wayne as opposed to replace Wayne. So, I’m definitely involved with Static-X. They’re my friends, and I’m here for them. But the last thing that I’m ever interested in seeing is Edsel Dope being the vocalist of Static-X. That’s not something I’d be interested in being. So, Edsel Dope is not the singer of Static-X.”

Static-X will be out early next year on a headlining run in celebration of the 20th anniversary of their gold-certified 2001 sophomore album, “Machine“. Fear Factory and Dope will also be taking part in that trek, which has been dubbed the ‘Rise Of The Machine Tour‘.

02/25 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
02/27 Portland, OR – Roseland
02/28 Seattle, WA – Showbox
03/01 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
03/02 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
03/03 Boise, ID – Revolution Concert Hall
03/04 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
03/05 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
03/07 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/08 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/09 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/10 Dallas, TX – House of Blues (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/11 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/12 Houston, TX – House Of Blues (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/14 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/15 Orlando, FL – Plaza Live (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/16 Charlotte, NC – Underground (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/17 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/18 Philadelphia, PA – T.L.A. (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/19 New York, NY – Irving Plaza (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/21 Boston, MA – Big Night Live (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/22 New Haven, CT – Toad’s (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/23 Montreal, QC – Corona (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/24 Toronto, ON – Phoenix (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/25 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall (feat. Mushroomhead)
03/26 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues (feat. Twiztid)
03/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian (feat. Twiztid)
03/29 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts (feat. Twiztid)
03/30 Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs (feat. Twiztid)
03/31 Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde (feat. Mushroomhead)
04/01 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave (feat. Mushroomhead)
04/02 Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Center (feat. Mushroomhead)
04/04 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection (feat. Mushroomhead)
04/05 St. Louis, MO – Del Mar Hall (feat. Twiztid)
04/06 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue (feat. Twiztid)
04/07 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues (feat. Twiztid)
04/08 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore (feat. Twiztid)
04/09 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater (feat. Twiztid)
04/11 Denver, CO – The Summit (feat. Twiztid)
04/13 Las Vegas, NH – House Of Blues (feat. Twiztid)
04/14 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues (feat. Twiztid)
04/15 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater (feat. Twiztid)


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