Tripp Eisen recently made headlines after saying he was involved in the making of Static-X’s new album “Project Regeneration.“ Considering the guitarist is a convicted sex offender, the news obviously didn’t sit too with the band’s fans. The group have since responded to the backlash saying Eisen “is attempting to gain credibility through his past association” with them.
The band left the below comment on an Instagram post:
“Listen! Let me make this very clear.
Wayne, Tony, Ken and Koichi are the ORIGINAL line up of the band and we are celebrating our 20th anniversary & memorializing our friend Wayne!!! The 3 of us and Wayne are the TOTAL focus of this album and this tour.
That guy was in static x for a couple years prior to HIS OWN personal troubles. His issues have NOTHING TO DO WITH US!!! … He was a co-writer on songs with Wayne & the band in the past. Some of those old songs ended up being tracks that Tony and the producers recovered some of Wayne’s unreleased, isolated vocals on.
Those isolated vocals have never been heard and they are very special and some of the final pieces of art that Wayne left behind.
Clearly, the guy you mentioned is promoting his new band by mentioning his PAST involvement with Static-X and he is attempting to gain credibility through his PAST association.
Tony, Koichi and ken entered the studio together, along with their touring vocalist “xer0” and they have been working diligently to craft some amazing music underneath Wayne’s unreleased vocal tracks.
Tony, Koichi, Kenny, and xer0 are the only people participating In the recording of this new album.
Aside from Wayne’s vocals and a couple guest vocalists, NOBODY ELSE is involved in the recording and production of his album.
Tony, Ken, Koichi and touring vocalist “Xer0” are the only people that have been in the studio recording and working with the bands original producer Ulrich Wild on this incredibly special new album.
End of story..”