We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Wayne Static Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I like Journey, Bad Company, Soundgarden and Aerosmith.
Pighammer’ is my pure vision of what I want to do, but at the same time, if you like Static-X, you will love ‘Pighammer.’
After the 2009 ‘Cult Of Static’ touring cycle ended, I felt that, as a band, Static-X had accomplished everything we set out to accomplish, and now I could finally take the time to do my own thing and make a record that is completely my vision without compromising for anyone or anything.
Don’t get me wrong: I love the great times I had with Static-X, but sometimes the writing/recording process was frustrating for me.
Here’s what it comes down to: I’ve been making records and touring for over 10 years now. I’m very successful living it, doing it… I’m with an absolutely beautiful wife that’s half my age.
For many records, everyone was like, ‘Oh, this next record is going to be their last, blah, blah, blah.’ But here we are on our sixth full-length studio album and we debut at No. 16. It’s obvious we’re not going anywhere.
Interview With a Vampire’ is one of my favorite movies of all time. ‘Queen of the Damned,’ not so much one of my favorite movies, but it’s one of the best soundtracks of all time.
The original lineup, we got on stage, we had a great chemistry, it was awesome, and then when we left the stage, we never talked to each other. There’s a lot of bands that way. Who cares? What’s wrong with it?
Chromamatic’ is actually about changing the strings on my guitar and tuning my guitar.
For singers and drummers, you’ve really gotta have your chops together just to do a rehearsal.
For some reason, I don’t spend enough time getting to see my family because I’m always touring or working or whatnot.
Obviously, we’ve proved a lot of skeptics, who thought we’d be gone after a record or two, wrong.
I’m sure I acted differently after I got married, I know I did. But… people get married and things change. It doesn’t mean that the band has to break up.
Over the years my voice has been destroyed from excessive touring… and I love it.
The song ‘Assassins Of Youth’… ‘Assassins of youths’ is what they used to call drugs in the old days when they first started the anti-drug campaign. And it’s kind of an anti-drug record.
I actually re-signed with Warner Bros. on my own. They’ve been really good to us and all the people over there are great; they love me and I love them. So I’m just sticking with them.
I had a dream I was onstage naked and I forgot how to play the songs.
I think our first record was a fluke, really. The fact that it went platinum and all that, it was all due to one video and the timing being just right.
Pighammer’ is what I envisioned the first Static-X record to be; trancier, a bigger electronic vibe with more keyboards.
I’m getting older and I guess I was pushing myself too hard; we were doing six shows in a row and all that kind of thing.
Anyone who likes Static-X will definitely like my solo record.
I’m very picky about who we tour with.
I don’t like to do any editing on guitars. I think the more editing you do, it just takes away from the feel of the performance.
It’s cool that MTV is making an effort to support bands like us.
I have some drinks at night but that’s it.
We can’t seem to put out an album without any drama.
I realized how important it was to have a good team – manager, attorney and label. It’s not just about putting out a record and somebody signing you.
You gotta give props to Ozzy as the creator of all evil faces. What would we do in photo sessions if it were not for Ozzy?
It’s been a long time since I lived in Michigan, but I did grow up there for 18 to 20 years of my life. It does feel my home state.
During the day I’ll work on music. I have a sampler and a drum machine out with me and I write new songs while we’re on the road.
My hobby is old 4×4’s, you know, old Blazers and Broncos and stuff.
I think it’d be fun to tour with Kiss just because Kiss is the reason I got into playing in a band.
The band that I always wanted to tour with was Pantera, and we got to tour with them twice.
Rob Zombie was White Zombie and I was Static-X. I wrote and produced everything.
I just do not understand all of these guys that get married and then want to go spend all of their time with their buddies.
Static-X had a great run. We did everything we wanted to do and everyone wanted to do their own thing for a while.
Listening to Ozzy Osbourne at full blast always made me feel a little bit better. It made me feel like I wasn’t alone.
We didn’t have that big-label push. We weren’t the kind of band that our label Warner Bros. Records was going to throw all this money at. Their idea was to support us on the road and see what happens. It was a very slow building process.
I can play whatever I want and play whatever the fans want to hear. I don’t have to be like a salesperson up there talking about my CD through the whole show.
I can’t afford another Camaro.
Being married has not affected my career at all other than just making me happier to be on the road.
I’m the opposite of a gearhead. I like simplicity. I use what works, and the only time I change it is when I have to.
Metal never dies. Sometimes it’s not on the radio and sometimes it’s not at the forefront, but heavy rock or metal, or whatever the hell you want to call it, has always been around and will always be around.
I like playing Michigan.
This ‘Pighammer’ record is supposed to be a side project. And it just so happens that at the same time I’m recording this record, our contract was up with Warner Bros., so it’s time for Static-X to re-sign.
The studio can be quite tedious.
There would be no Static-X if I didn’t write all the songs.
It’s just been really hard, ’cause I had a really hard year in 2012 where I had to have triple hernia surgery, and I was out of commission for a year; I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t sing, I couldn’t do anything with work. So it was kind of a rough year.
Well, for me the canning factory was minimum wage, which at the time I believe was $3.40 or something. I was just happy to have a job.
I listen to classic rock for the most part.
Don’t even get me started about how much I hate the Internet, ’cause I’ll rant for hours about this.
Here’s the way Static-X has always worked: I write all the songs by myself – totally and completely by myself – I give demos to the other guys, and then they add their parts to it, and then we argue about stuff and compromise and it turns out being Static-X.
I have my own thing that I do really well, but it’s not singing. It’s more of a screaming-type thing.
Back in the Eighties, I used to write ballads on my acoustic guitar, so it seems very natural to me to go back to a little singing.
When you write, what’s going on in your life shines through in the songs.