Static-X Rock On... Without Ex-Guitarist Tripp Eisen

When Static-X guitarist Tripp Eisen was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting two teenage girls in February, lead singer Wayne Static acted fast.

Static-X Rock On... Without Ex-Guitarist Tripp Eisen
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When Static-X guitarist Tripp Eisen was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting two teenage girls in February, lead singer Wayne Static acted fast, according to Christina Fuoco of RollingStone.com. "I knew immediately that we were going to kick him out of the band," Static says. "We had to do that." Eisen, born Tod Rex Salvador, was arraigned last Friday and is spending his fortieth birthday today at the Intake Release Center for Men in Santa Ana, California, where he is being held without bail. He is facing charges of kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated sexual assault and use of a motor vehicle for criminal purposes. His next court date is September 19th. At the time of Eisen's arrests, Static-X were recording their fourth album "Start A War," with help from former guitarist Koichi Fukuda, who quit the band after the band's 1999 platinum-selling debut "Wisconsin Death Trip" and was replaced by Eisen. "We invited [Fukuda] back to do some programming on the record," Static says. "Then Tripp got arrested ... My first thought was let's ask Koichi if he wants to rejoin. I just crossed my fingers and, lucky for us, he said yes." Eisen's presence is felt on Start A War, as he penned music and lyrics for songs like "The Enemy," "I'm The One," "Pieces" and "Otsego Amigo." But, according to Static, Koichi's return is also a return to the more playful sound of the band's debut. "We wanted to try to recreate the fun spirit of Wisconsin Death Trip," Static says. "Having Koichi back, with his flavor, helped."

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    spawnofhate66
    i think static-x starting sucking after they kicked Koichi out. Now that they have him again, I wonder wats goin to happen. Will they kick ass again?.....
    Dark_Sanity
    as for his guitar playing it's not 100% shit. the murderdolls had a few decent solos, one or two. he's no randy rhoads but it's better than nothing. but as for what he did he decerves what ever he gets
    slipknot1442
    Static-X really needs to get out of Drop C though, that's way too easy to play in and the guitarists really dont get to show what they really have.
    uh, they play with all strings dropped 2 steps, not in a dropped tuning. point is: it doesn't matter if music is complicated or not, if people like it, then who gives a flying ***? you guitar purists are beginning to piss me off (yes i do realise this is a guitar site, and no, i don't care), if you think you're so much better than static-x, then go out and WRITE SOMETHING BETTER AND SELL IT.
    bs5538
    The point is that selling is the last of everything, especially music. Music is a spiritual thing, and I dont mean religion. A lot of people seem to forget that music is for you and no matter what opinion someone else has, it shouldnt effect what stimulates your taste.
    bs5538
    costa94: woah....fatty ..or whatever ur name is above me....i can bet u 20 bucks about 10 kids posting on this are better than that loser including me and bs5538 is right if u fukin listen to slipknot and static-x, i would love to see ur definiton of a good guitarist....try practicin some real ..like dream theater's train of thought or children of bodom.....and everyones always wondering y we dont have any guitar heroes...welll heres the reason ladies and gentlemen Don't sidee with me man, you missed my point, somewhat. I don't think he's bad because of his skill or anything, it just lacks taste in most areas
    Unknown Soul
    yeah i didn't know the tripp was pushing 40. damn...that dude's OLD!!! the new album is cool music wise, but the opening three tracks (which are the ones that were released online thru their website) would've sounded much better had wayne not been going for that higher-pitched voice. some of the stuff off SHADOW ZONE sounded cool when he did it that way but it still had a nice mix of the lower growl we all loved off of WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP and MACHINE. p.s. slipknot1442...i couldn't agree more with the way you ended your post.
    pleasentlyplump
    To agree with someone above, There stuff does sound the same after awhile. The freak deserves to be in jail.
    ce12872001
    Don't really ejoy their music and I have heard anything in any of their songs to suggest that either one of these guitarists are especially talented, but music is all a matter of personal preference right... I mean the website is called ultimate guitar its not like we sould criticsize these people who display no talent...hmmm? Anyway the perv deserves jail time.
    hendrix_clapton
    Holy shaiza he was 40? No wonder he sucked....im only 14 and i think i play better and i bearly started!
    natekc18
    Hmmm...well, im glad hes getting what comes to him for what he did...as far as Static X, they're simple, but that doesnt mean bad. Im not a hardcore X fan, but i like them, but i dont listen to them for their insane solos and shred skills, cuz thats not who they are...plus, id rather listen to them than some Ja Rule or Lil Jon bullcrap people call music
    fade2black2004
    WTF, some of you people are so ***ing stupid, Tripp messed up bad really bad an theres no excuse for that, but, think about probably almost every musician out there ***s little girls they just dont gett caught, you know them girls were willing , they wanted some of him, and now that they got cuaght its his fault well thats ***ed up
    Calvin000
    hendrix_clapton: Holy shaiza he was 40? No wonder he sucked....im only 14 and i think i play better and i bearly started! Ironic you should bring up age as a factor for lack of ability when your screen name reads as such...As for Static-X, all albums after "Wisconsin Death Trip" have been mediocre, except for "Shadow Zone", that just plain out sucked. And Tripp, well I don't know both sides of the story so all I can say is Sucks To Be You...
    trip0210
    i didn't know the dude was 40, damn, btw, handle has no comparison to the pedophile...sick bastard.
    sgreene10390
    eisen isnt 40. thats bs. my woodshop teacher went to school with him. he is only in is mid 30's.
    apocalypse13
    bs5538----regarding slipknot5789 #4. According to your profile name, I believe that I could compare his guitar work to your music taste. But excuse me for being rude, some things just need to be said. I agree and disagree. You can compare Static-X to Slipknot on a technical level to some degree, but face it Slipknot slays Static-X. Jordison is a better drummer than many in modern times. I like Slipknot, they aren't one of my favorites, because I like older stuff like Sabbath and Vai mostly, but Slipknot is okay. They don't try to make technical stuff, besides Jordison, they just try to sound kick-ass.
    Night_Lights
    ^joey jordison is cabbage compared to some REAL metal drummers. (morbid angel, slayer) anyway, lock the pedo away, i say.
    CFH_Third_Reich
    That asian guy isnt supposed to be in there long,accordin to my brother in law hes supposedly the new guitarist they are lookin for,he said that on the album its a pic of him with his hair in braids.I personaly dont believe but you never kno,he did have an interview with wayne and he got to do sound check for them when they were in las vegas.
    spawnofhate66
    am i the only one talking about static-x here? or this place here just for us to talk shit to each other?
    blk99
    For all of you commenting on the "Drop C" post, I'm not saying it BAD I'm just saying it gets bland after a while...how many bar chords can you really play in a day...come on now. X is good but, when I listen to music I listen for kickass guitar and these guys arent really...IT.
    jesusgonewrong
    joey jordison is cabbage compared to some REAL metal drummers. (morbid angel, slayer)
    I think Joey jordinson is an amazing drummer, as are mobid angel, slayer drummers. Anyway, I like static-X with or withour eisen. The music rocked and still does. ROCK ON!
    Rtard_GWARRIOR
    Tripp has been known to have sexual encounters with underage girls, ALOT. I blame Acey Slade.
    sum dood
    VXD wrote: Awesome guitar player? Think about what you just said for a minute..."awesome" is definetly not the adejective to describe him. What I think of this band id none of anybody's business, but him being called an "awesome" guitarist...no.
    dude,doing shit like that doesnt affect his guitar playing ability
    sepulrancsmith
    ALL YOU FAGS JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS STRAIGHT AWAY WHO KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED IT MIGHT NOT HAVE EVEN BEEN ALL HIS FAULT THEY ALWAYS BLOW SHIT OUT OF PROPORTIAN AND STATIC-X RULES
    kt_guitarist
    i'll have to say i ***ing laughed my ass off on some of these comments. but still playing nothing but powerchords and ***ing little school girls is far below my respect level. music is something that has to FLOW and power chords don't. indeed costa94. some of u guys shoul listen to some good music to find out wether a guitar player is good or not
    Disaster2k5
    You know, too all of you that say there better then some guitarists in pop. bands, i dont see any of you selling records and going on tour.
    Otsego_Hefner
    Ok, this message is for all you guys that think the music you listen to is superior to that of others. When you guys post comments that say things like, "Oh, they suck, they play in dropped C" or "Dude they suck my music is way better" it just makes me think of how much of an idiot you look like when you say stuff like that. JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP! Personally, I am a big fan of Static-X, but I think that what Trip did was ***ing disgusting and he is a sick bastard. But, I'm not gonna say "Static-X is the best, therefore you guys suck." So, in conclusion, people have their reasons for the music they listen to, and so do you. So, don't say their music sucks. It can easily piss someone off. And if theyre one of those people that'll track you down and kill you in your sleep, better watch out.
    disuse_PUNK
    funny you shud say that....do you know EVERY ONE on this forum? The all have freaking CODE NICKNAMES! we cud be talking to Vai sometime and not even know it.....ooo..
    D3v!l
    he penned the lyrics on some songs huh? whahah! those are the worst i've ever heared really!
    Chance88
    god damn, the man is 40 and he was chasing little kids, do any one els c a problem with dat, i dont care if hes locked up forever they got Koichi Fukuda back. there new cd rules.
    sock_demon
    its like he bought a video to act/be and live like michael jackson, but he didnt read the instructions
    mkybrat
    Start A War is definately their best cd since Wisconsin Deathtrip, and I like Koichi better. I thought their albums with Tripp were crappy and I was losing hope in Static-X till I heard Koichi was back, yay!!!
    VXD
    Awesome guitar player? Think about what you just said for a minute..."awesome" is definetly not the adejective to describe him. What I think of this band id none of anybody's business, but him being called an "awesome" guitarist...no.
    slipknot5789
    Tripp is an awesome guitar player, and none of those charges make sense, he didn't kidnap that girl, she followed him home one day! GOSH!
    Badreligionrock
    Tripp is an awesome guitar player, and none of those charges make sense, he didn't kidnap that girl, she followed him home one day! GOSH!
    Yeah... you're probably wrong buddy. Read about this in Total Guitar and I was shocked. Hope he gets locked up and they throw away the key.
    kmc123
    I'm glad Tripp's in jail. He was a douche and deserved what he got.
    Slashfan#1
    Twizted-Metal: They're a terrible band anyway Yeah dude I dont even like this guys and I can learn there songs in like 5 min, it is all ***ing marketing these days. These *******s could not play there way out of a paper bag
    slash_pwns
    It's douche, btw. Thats a pretty nasty charge, glad he got kicked out and hope he gets charged.
    ThisPerishedMin
    lol ^ i was also thinking that....he couldnt be all that hard to replace...maybe to find someone willing to create such travesty? jk....good in his own respect i guess....bah... later