Josh Bell of Las Vegas Weekly writes: Wayne Static can read the writing on the wall. The frontman for industrial-influenced nu-metal band STATIC-X knows the genre that helped push him to success is on the wane. "The hard rock that MTV's playing and the radio's playing now is all that new, like, I call it happy punk shit, kind of silly melodies and stuff," he says with disdain. "It seems like that's what a lot of the kids are listening to nowadays." These are the words of a man who's losing his audience, whose brand of aggressive, dark, staccato heavy metal, topped with what some critics lovingly term "Cookie Monster vocals," is no longer in vogue.Sanguine demeanor and declining record sales aside, though, don't expect Static to be writing any of that "happy punk shit" anytime soon. "Happy songs are boring," he says. "I just don't really ever feel that. I feel happy, but I never feel like writing a song about it. Intense emotions are what makes me want to write songs, and the most intense emotions are just like anger and hate, things like that. I'm afraid of happy people." Read more.
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