During a recent interview with Audio Ink Radio, Dope’s Edsel Dope discussed the all but confirmed “rumors” suggesting that he is Static-X’s mysterious frontman “Xer0.” He says “the last thing that [he is] ever interested in seeing is Edsel Dope being the vocalist of Static-X.”
Dope said the following:
“This is a fun question, and I can answer it for you like this. I would say that I’m certainly involved with Static-X. I produced the record and I’m in the process of producing another one for them right now. I kind of like to consider myself to be the creative director for Static-X, because there was a big void left by Wayne [Static], and somebody sort of needed to step in that has that sort of capability.
But as far as who’s singing for Static-X under the mask, I think that it’s important for me or for us to say that the goal was that for there always to only ever be one living, breathing singer of Static-X, and that’s Wayne Static. And as long as we don’t put another face to Static-X, then Wayne will always be the face of Static-X, and I think that that is ultimately the goal.”
He also added:
“The idea was to create an entity, for lack of better words, a masked entity that could allow Static-X to live on and to go out and perform while keeping the focus on the three guys that helped start the band with Wayne and somebody there to represent Wayne as opposed to replace Wayne. So, I’m definitely involved with Static-X. They’re my friends, and I’m here for them. But the last thing that I’m ever interested in seeing is Edsel Dope being the vocalist of Static-X. That’s not something I’d be interested in being. So, Edsel Dope is not the singer of Static-X.”