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Wayne Static gets back in tune with Static-X

for Journal Register Newspapers

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The last time we saw Wayne Static, he was focusing on his solo project "Pighammer" and letting his group Static-X reside in hiatus. But after a three-year break, the famously coifed metal musician felt it was time to resurrect the band name.

"It seemed like the right thing to do right now," says Static, 46, who was born Wayne Wells in Muskegon "In my mind I never totally quit Static-X or broke up the band; it was on hold until I wanted to do it again. I needed to do 'Pighammer.' I got it out of my system, and it felt like time to do Static-X again. And we're having a great time."

Static-X will stick around for the foreseeable future, according to Static. The group will be on the road into October in North America, and he says that "we still want to do some international stuff," including Europe and Australia. Static is also eyeballing what he says will be a "concept tour" for the band in 2013, though he's keeping details close to the vest.

"I don't really know what we're going to do at this point," Static says. "People are asking about a new album and all of that, but really I'm just focused on what we're doing now and finding good opportunities for the band to play, and we'll have to see whatever comes after that."

Static-X, Huntress and others perform Saturday, Aug. 18, at Harpo's, 14238 Harper, Detroit. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $17. Call 313-824-1700 or visit www.harposconcerttheater.com.

Web Site: www.harposconcerttheater.com

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