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Powerman 5000 with American Head Charge – Piere’s – Fort Wayne, IN 11-9-2014



The weekend before this show took place, their was a tragedy in the rock world. Wayne Static passed away in his sleep. The news broke on Facebook as usual by another friend of mine that is in a band, and for a good two hours speculation swirled whether he was dead or not, but the person that posted the information new him well, and after a couple hours, official word got out that yes, Wayne Static had passed away, November 1, 2014 he was found by his wife in his bed.

RIP: Wayne Static:


This tour was suppose to be Wayne Static with Powerman 5000 co-headlining along with American Head Charge, and Wolfborne, it was to be a reunion of sort for both Wayne and Spider as they hadn’t seen each other on tour since the earlier years of their careers, so the fact that his passing happened the day before they were to leave, the tour was up in the air. The weekend was meant by mixed emotions, I didn’t know whether to feel sad or angry at the fact that, because of a death, this tour might not happen. I am a huge Powerman 5000 fan and felt selfish wanting him to continue the tour, but wouldn’t any fan feel that way.

It was announced Monday by Spider that the tour would indeed go on, in memory of Wayne as he would want it that way, and so the trek across the states started, and the trip to Fort Wayne was made.


In appreciation for Spider doing the tour and for the holiday’s I took them a couple pumpkin pies, and to my surprise got played my favorite song off of their current CD “Builders of the Future”. “I can’t fucking hear you” I was so stoked, my night was made, even told it was for me from stage, Spider is like a big brother to me, he always has been. I’ve aged with his music as he continues to just keep going, band members come and go, but Spider stays consistent, perhaps that’s why I love him so, he just keeps doing what he loves, regardless of the outcome, he rocks every night, and I rock out every time I see them, there is never a bad show in my book.


Powerman took the stage and opened up with “SuperVillian” and went right on into “Invade, Destroy, Repeat”, personally they could play every song off of every CD and I would be happy, I think the fans need to BUY the new CD and then they would be prepared for what they play. The Set list consisted of:

  • Super Villian
  • Invade Destroy Repeat
  • Nobody’s Real
  • Hey That’s Right
  • How to be a Human
  • You’re Gonna Love it
  • Horror Show
  • I can’t fucking hear you
  • Bombshell
  • We Want it All
  • Supernova
  • Worlds Collide

Spider likes to talk, I like to hear him talk, he tells little stories and relayed how the tour was up in the air with Wayne’s passing, and he just get’s personal. The crowd really wasn’t into it, so he decided to have a chat with himself, as he had asked the other bands how the crowd was, I think that worked. Although I was next to, two people that didn’t MOVE, still I believe most where their for Static X, but Powerman might have won them over.



American Head Charge was also on this tour and what a performance they had. This was my first time seeing them live, and they were awesome, seriously. Despite the lead singer just waking up, he commanded the stage and several shots of jager being bought by folks in the crowd, they did a great job. I’m glad I got to see them again in Joliet, a fan I became. American Head Charge did a moment of silence for Wayne, right before singing one of my new favorite songs, “Writhe”, it’s beautiful was able to get a video of it in Joliet.


Wolfborne which was on their first US tour and are from Canada, eh! They opened, along with a local band, overall I’m glad the tour continued, and the tribute to Wayne was made, he would have wanted it that way. The turn out might not have been a lot in certain cities, the way I look at it, if there isn’t a sold out crown when I go, it’s my own personal show really, as I’m such a traveler for Powerman 5000 I always feel like they are just playing for me anyway, and I’m still in post concert depression from it.

RIP. Wayne Static.


“I had a great time over the past few years doing my Pighammer album and solo tours, but it’s time to get Static-X back on the road. I can’t wait to tear it up with some old school Evil Disco!” – Wayne Static

After a few years absence from touring, Static-X announced today that they would be returning to the road this summer on their newly announced ” Noise Revolution Tour 2012 “.

(Video By BeeZnutzStl)

Opening the show will be Davey Suicide who is from Hollywood, CA. They are signed to Standby Records. Their single ” Generation Fuck Star ” is on Itunes.

Video By (http://www.youtube.com/user/michellexstar)

Also on the first leg of the tour is 9 Electric who is also from Hollywood, Ca and has a CD ” Can You Feel This ” which is only available at shows.

(Video By: http://www.youtube.com/user/DippedInGlass)

Check out the dates below. More dates added soon!

7/15 El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum
7/16 Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
7/17 Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
7/18 Dallas, TX @ Trees
7/19 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
7/21 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
7/23 Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
7/24 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
7/25 Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
7/26 Knoxville, TN @ The Valarium
7/27 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
7/30 Norfolk, VA @ Norva



Till next time…..


Wayne Static 02/08/12: Recher Theatre – Townson, MD


I don’t do many reviews simply because I have limited time with working full time and going to school in the evening. Yesterday after working 8.5 hours at work and being tortured for 2 hours in my math class, I hauled ass over to the Recher Theatre in Towson, Maryland to catch the Wayne Static show. Although it was only Wednesday, it had been a pretty fucked up week for me and I needed some live music to get myself grounded again. Live music ALWAYS does the trick. However, this “reivew” will be more of an opinion piece as I felt like I was at some sort of XXX circus than a rock show.

I have been a Static-X fan since day one. I remember seeing them at the side stage at Ozzfest in 1999 (I believe that was the year…they seem to all mesh together the older you get). When they played Ozzfest, not many people knew who they were. All the band memebers were walking around and I got a picture with Wayne, Tony, and Ken (the old drummer). I’ve been a fan of them over the years. They call thier sound “evil disco” which is a term that fits them well. If you love that hard-core industrial sound then Static-X will get the job done for you.


Static-X went through some band memeber changes and eventually made their way back to the orginal line up minus Ken Jay on drums. It didn’t last long and the band fell apart, hence the reason for Wayne Static going solo. Rumor quickly circulated as to why the band broke up. I have never listened to rumors. I like to see things for myself. I looked forward to see how Wayne was without his right hand man, Tony.

I hate to admit it, but I was disappointed…BIG TIME!

I was pleased because Wayne Static played more Static-x songs than his solo shit which I have not really listened to yet. My friend raised the point that it was NOT a Static-x show, it was a Wayne Static show so why the fuck was he playing Static-x songs more than his solo stuff? If you go to see Scott Weiland, he will play a couple of Stone Temple Pilots songs, but the majority of his show is his solo stuff. Makes sense. I have a feeling, though, that I wasn’t the only one happy that he was playing Static-X songs.

He played all the favorites, like “Push it,” “Love dump,” “Loser,” “Trance Is The Motion,” etc…and while I got off on the songs, it was not the same feel as it would have been if it were the original band line up. However, this was not the only thing that was off….

Wayne’s wife (Former Adult Film Star Tara Wray) and another chick were on stage for the entire show. They were dancing around, making out, and twirling huge light sticks. His wife was topless the entire time, with black tape covering her nipples. Now, I know that sex goes hand in hand with rock n’ roll but it took something AWAY from the show. I made the comment to my friend that I felt like I was watching a XXX circus rather than a rock show. Even my friend, who is a straight male, said that even though he enjoyed watching the girls, it was not the place for them. We were there to see a rock show, not a porno.

The part that really made me laugh was when his wife got to use a fuckin’ microphone to make groaning noises and put a few words together. What was even worse than that was when they played “Loser,” she used her finger and her thumb in the shape of an “L” on her forehead, but then again, Wayne was doing it too. What’s worse, is she had a shovel in her hand and was rocking it above her head. It was the most cheesiest, stupidest thing that I have ever seen at a concert.

My issues with his wife being on stage with him are as follows:

1. She is dancing around half naked. How many men who truely love thier wife would be cool with her showing her goods to complete strangers like that? Where the hell is the respect?

2. If she wants to be in the entertainment business, then she needs to find her own thing, NOT ride on the tails of her husband. If he continues to allow her to be on stage with him, his career is going to go straight down the shitter…and what I failed to mention, there was hardly anyone there. There was plenty of room to dance around and move and breath, it was really pathetic, actually.

3. Why the fuck do you need to bring out big light sticks?? I felt like I was at a fuckin’ rave! If the music is good, you DO NOT NEED that extra flashy shit. I mean, what is the point of having that going on stage?

4. The shovel…REALLY??? That looked so fuckin’ stupid…I can’t believe Wayne allowed it.

5. If this isn’t another Kurt/Courtney or  Ono/Lennon thing in the making, then I don’t know what is!

I don’t think having your wife (or your husband) take up part of your spot light is smart. It was just really sad, and maybe you had to be there to experience it for yourself to see what I am desperatly trying to say, but the rumors are true. His wife IS part of his band and if I were Tony and the other guys, I would have bailed on Wayne too and this is coming from a huge Static-X fan!

Instead of going by “Wayne Static” he should add “And Wife” to that because she really tried to be as big of a part of his show as he is….sad and pathetic!


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