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STATIC-X have confirmed the re-joining of guitarist Koichi Fukuda back to the band. An update by frontman Wayne Static is as follows:
"I am very excited to announce that former Static-X guitarist Koichi Fukuda has rejoined the band. Koichi was with us back in the club days here in Los Angeles, played on our first record, Wisconsin Death Trip, and did the first two years of touring with the band. He's been in the studio with us since October working on the new record and this feels like a very natural transition. The first shows with Koichi will be at the Galaxy in Santa Ana on March 25th and at the Key Club in Hollywood on March 26th. We'll be releasing details very soon about more extensive touring plans as well as the title and release date for the new record. Tony, Nick, and I want to thank all of you for your continued support...you guys have never let us down. Thanks! -Wayne Static"
Former STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen's bail has reportedly been set at $1 million on charges that include kidnapping, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
Eisen, whose real name is Tod Rex Salvador, appeared in Central Justice Center Court in Santa Ana, California, on Monday afternoon (Feb. 28) and is scheduled to make his next appearance at the Central Superior Court in Santa Ana on Wednesday (March 2).
Eisen was arrested in Orange County, California, for allegedly meeting and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl two months ago in New Jersey. The 39-year-old musician allegedly met the Sayreville, New Jersey girl on the Internet, drove from Pennsylvania on January 7 to meet her, and assaulted her in a shopping center in Old Bridge, New Jersey. The girl's mother found out about the incident and alerted police.
Eisen faces a maximum of 30 years in prison if convicted on the kidnapping charge alone.
On February 10, Eisen was arrested on one felony count of crimes against children. Authorities from the Orange County (California) Sheriff's Department found the 39-year-old musician sleeping in a parked car with an underage female with whom he'd just had sexual intercourse, according to Bergen, New Jersey's The Record. Eisen was taken into custody and released on $100,000 bail several hours later.
Eisen's attorney, Mark Werksman, expressed confidence that his client's "name will be cleared."
STATIC-X have split with guitarist Tripp Eisen following reports that Eisen was arrested by authorities in two states on charges that include kidnapping, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. The charges stem from two separate incidents involving sexual relations with minors. The group's official statement reads, in part, "STATIC-X has parted ways with guitarist Tripp Eisen, effective immediately. Tripp is currently dealing with personal issues that prohibit him from being able to fulfill his commitment to the band. No replacement has yet been chosen. STATIC-X is in the studio putting the finishing touches on its fourth Warner Bros. album, scheduled to be released in May. The band will tour this summer in support of the record."
Eisen has been in police custody since his February 24 arrest, but was scheduled to appear in Central Justice Center Court in Santa Ana, California, on Monday afternoon (February 28), according to MTV.com. It's expected the guitarist will remain in police custody in California until he's cleared for extradition to New Jersey.
Ken Serrano and Chris Jordan of New Jersey's Asbury Park Press have issued the following report:
He told the 14-year-old Sayreville girl he was "T-Rex" and he liked to impersonate the guitarist for the heavy metal band they both liked, STATIC-X, authorities said.
But the 39-year-old man accused of meeting the girl through the Internet, driving from Pennsylvania and sexually assaulting her in an Old Bridge shopping center in January was no impersonator, police said.
Tod Rex Salvador, who goes by the stage name Tripp Eisen, a guitarist for STATIC-X, was apprehended Thursday in Orange County, Calif. by two detectives from New Jersey, authorities said.
Salvador, of Burbank, Calif., was charged with kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault, luring to entice a minor through the Internet and endangering the welfare of a child. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 30 years in prison on the kidnapping charge alone. More...
Tony Campos (STATIC-X, ASESINO) will be playing bass for SKUMLOVE during their appearance at The Roxy in Hollywood on February 14.
SKUMLOVE will be debuting new songs and a new drummer, BT, at the "Valentine Day Massacre" show, which will also include an appearance by THE DREAMING (featuring former STABBING WESTWARD frontman Chris Hall). SKUMLOVE were hoping to find the perfect bassist as well, but when things didn't turn out the way they expected, Campos stepped up to fill the void.
"Tony's been a friend and a fan for along time." said vocalist Skum, "He asked if we had a bassist yet and asked if he could do some shows and I'd be stupid to say no!"
Tony is not a permanent member of SKUMLOVE and the band stress that they are still auditioning bassists.
Static-X entered the studio in Los Angeles last month to begin recording their fourth full-length album with producer Ulrich Wild. The band are "excited to be working, for the first time, in the studio with new drummer Nick Oshiro," according to a posting on their web site. In addition, former member Koichi Fukuda is back in the fold for programming and keyboard duties during the recording process. Songtitles from the new, as-yet-untitled album include "Hollow", "I'm The One", "Otsego Amigo", "I Want To Fucking Break It" and "Night Terrors". The album is slated for a spring 2005 release via Warner Bros. Records.
Static-X's last collection of new recordings, "Shadow Zone", was released in October 2003. A remix-and-rarities disc, "Beneath, Between, Beyond", featuring the band's soundtrack releases as well as early demos, exclusive remixes and never-before-heard material, came out in July.
MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball and Revolver magazine are teaming up to bring you the Best Metal Videos of the New Millennium (so far) picked by you. So put your pedal to the metal and vote for your favorite video here. Then, catch the two-hour premiere Saturday, August 21 at 10 PM during Headbanger’s Ball, on MTV2. Plus check out the final list in the October issue of Revolver.
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STATIC-X have set July 20 as the release date for their remix and rarities disc, "Beneath, Between, Beyond". The album collects the bands soundtrack releases as well as early demos, exclusive remixes and never before heard material. To preview three tracks from the release — "Breathe", "Head" and "Push It (JB's Death Trance Mix)" — head here.
STATIC-X is the latest band to evidently have their tour support pulled. They were forced to cancel their show in South Korea, in Seoul on January 29 KORN and FEAR FACTORY are still on the bill as well as Korea's own SEOTAIJI.
STATIC-X has announced a four date Japanese tour to take place directly after their Austrailian tour with FEAR FACTORY and KORN. Here are all the dates: More...