Bassist Brent Ashley
(pictured below) has left STATIC-X
. His final show with the band took place this past Saturday, September 1 at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood, California. He wrote on his Facebook
page, "[I] wish things would have ended differently, but I'm very excited for what the future will bring." He added on Twitter
, "Being the professional that I am, I won't call anyone out or point fingers as to why I left. But, if ya meet me in person … feel free to ask."
bassist Tony Campos
— who is currently on the road with SOULFLY
— issued a statement in July indicating that he had "no interest in working with [STATIC-X
frontman] Wayne Static
, now, or anytime in the foreseeable future."
Regarding his decision to resurrect STATIC-X
said, "I really just wanted to go back to old-school STATIC-X
since the band has been gone for a few years. The last tour I was on I did a lot of my solo stuff, and I'm ready to get back to old-school STATIC-X
stuff, which is actually new again."STATIC-X
's recent trek marked the band's first outing since they announced a hiatus in 2009.
Athough none of the other original members — Campos
, Koichi Fukuda
(guitar) and Nick Oshiro
(drums) — are part of the new STATIC-X
previously said that he was supportive of his former bandmate's decision to reform the group, saying, "I'm proud of my years with STATIC-X
, and want to see the name of the band stay alive and well. I hope that all of our fans will continue to support both Wayne
and I in our individual endeavors."