Guitarist/vocalist Wayne Static of Los Angeles metallers STATIC-X was interviewed on August 22, 2009 at Seattle radio station KISW 99.9 FM's Pain in the Grass 2009 event in Auburn, Washington. Listen to the chat using the audio player below (click on "Static X Interview From Pain In The Grass 2009" to launch audio).After STATIC-X's Australian tour in November, Wayne Static will focus on his PIGHAMMER solo project which will tentatively release its debut album sometime next year. In a December 2007 interview with Ultimate-Guitar.com, Wayne stated about PIGHAMMER, "It is going to be a side project and I'm going to write with a whole bunch of different people and it is going to be heavy as fuck. And it will not have any boundaries as I'm not going to worry about who is going to play it or if we're going to play it live. I am just going to do it for fun. It is going to be very extreme and I'll be working with as many different people as I can. And I'll be doing all the vocals on it too. But beyond that, I'm going to try and get a bunch of different cool people. I'm going to be writing with John 5 [ROB ZOMBIE, ex-MARILYN MANSON], we've talking about working with Al Jourgensen [MINISTRY] too and Tony Campos [STATIC-X] is also going to help me out. Whoever wants to help out, I'd love for them to so. I'm even talking about working with Tommy Victor from PRONG. I want to write some music with these people but then make it my own thing too." "Cult of Static", the new album from STATIC-X, sold 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 16 on The Billboard 200 chart. As previously reported, STATIC-X has tapped drummer Will Hunt (EVANESCENCE, DARK NEW DAY, ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) to fill in for Nick Oshiro on the group's current tour. Hunt also appears in STATIC-X's new video for the song "Stingwray". Oshiro is reportedly "taking a break" from STATIC-X, but has not officially left the band.
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