DevilDriver Drop Off Static-X’s North American Tour, Drowning Pool & Mushroomhead Added

DevilDriver have dropped off the final leg of Static-X‘s “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour due to frontman Dez Fafara needing time off to be with his wife, who is sadly battling cancer. Drowning Pool and Mushroomhead will replace the group on select, unspecified dates. Fafara commented:

“Hello everyone, My wife has been diagnosed with cancer. I will be staying home to care for her and be by her side every minute as she begins her Cancer fight with surgery and further treatments. Apologies to all but I’m sure you all understand that family comes before work. We thank you for all your well wishes at this time.”

Tour Dates:

With Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black:

11/08 Austin, TX – Emo’s
11/09 Tyler, TX – Clicks
11/10 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
11/12 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
11/13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/15 Ft. Lauderdale – Revolution
11/16 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/17 Destin, FL – Club LA
11/19 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim
11/20 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
11/21 Columbus, OH – Express Live
11/22 Albany, NY – Skyloft
11/23 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom (‘Providence Metal Fest)
11/24 New York, NY – Sony Hall
11/27 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/28 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/29 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
11/30 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
12/01 Champaign, IL – The City Center
12/02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12/03 Green Bay, WI – Green Bay Distillery
12/04 St. Paul, MN – The Myth
12/05 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
12/06 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/07 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
12/08 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live

With Wednesday 13:

12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal Bar
12/11 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
12/12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
12/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
12/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/15 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
12/17 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/18 Fresno, CA – Fulton 55

Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Extends Olive Branch To Dope’s Edsel Dope

As previously reported, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn recently slammed Dope after fans pointed out the similarities between Machine Head’s latest single “Do Or Die“ and Dope‘s “Die MF Die.“ Dope frontman Edsel Dope then responded to Flynn, while also sharing some Spotify data to show that Dope actually has slightly more listeners than Machine Head. Now, Flynn has issued a new statement to extend an olive branch to Edsel.

Flynn said the following:

“Hey Edsel,⠀
Saw your response. ⠀
Thanks for the compliments. ⠀
Spotify stats…? Hey, I stand corrected. Apparently there’s a lot of motherfuckers still listening to Dope out there. ⠀

Good for you man.⠀

Though disturbingly CrazyTown’s “Butterfly” has us both beat, but I digress.⠀

Got nothing against Dope at all. Not trying to sound like a douche here, (our bands have not intersected in decades), but I literally didn’t know that you guys were a band anymore. So when your fans started spamming our Facebook / Insta feed about our new song ripping you guys off, I was like huh…?⠀

I actually have fond memories of you and I doing enormous amounts of cocaine on my bus in Oklahoma at some radio show back in 1999 and having a wildly coked-out conversation about doing a tour together that never materialized. In fact I just ran into your former(current? now in Misfits) guitar player Acey at the Slipknot show and he invited all of us into the Misfits.⠀

I have a pretty dark sense of humor, I was literally laughing hysterically when I wrote the first thing that I wrote. Trolling the trolls if you will. It wasn’t aimed at you or even Dope. The second photo of the girl I thought was just cute, and was my way of saying “hey good one”, or, “ya got me!”.⠀

That your band is still on tour and doing well 20 years later is fucking awesome Edsel. As someone who knows the challenges of sticking it out this long in the music business, I’m happy for you. ⠀

I’ll take this moment right now to extend the olive branch to you and your band, that any Machine Head show coming up anywhere in the world, that you guys want to come and hang at, you are welcome to. Have some beers, vodka, champagne, whatever (I’ll have to pass on the cocaine🤪) just say the word, and I’ll make it happen. Maybe you could even come up and sing the “Do Or Die” with us. ⠀

Totally understand if you want to pass in light of everything, but the offer stands.⠀

Peace and love bro⠀

Robb!”

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Hey Edsel,⠀ Saw your response. ⠀ Thanks for the compliments. ⠀ Spotify stats…? Hey, I stand corrected. Apparently there’s a lot of motherfuckers still listening to Dope out there. ⠀ ⠀ Good for you man.⠀ ⠀ Though disturbingly CrazyTown’s “Butterfly” has us both beat, but I digress.⠀ ⠀ Got nothing against Dope at all. Not trying to sound like a douche here, (our bands have not intersected in decades), but I literally didn’t know that you guys were a band anymore. So when your fans started spamming our Facebook / Insta feed about our new song ripping you guys off, I was like huh…?⠀ ⠀ I actually have fond memories of you and I doing enormous amounts of cocaine on my bus in Oklahoma at some radio show back in 1999 and having a wildly coked-out conversation about doing a tour together that never materialized. In fact I just ran into your former(current? now in Misfits) guitar player Acey at the Slipknot show and he invited all of us into the Misfits.⠀ ⠀ I have a pretty dark sense of humor, I was literally laughing hysterically when I wrote the first thing that I wrote. Trolling the trolls if you will. It wasn’t aimed at you or even Dope. The second photo of the girl I thought was just cute, and was my way of saying “hey good one”, or, “ya got me!”.⠀ ⠀ That your band is still on tour and doing well 20 years later is fucking awesome Edsel. As someone who knows the challenges of sticking it out this long in the music business, I’m happy for you. ⠀ ⠀ I’ll take this moment right now to extend the olive branch to you and your band, that any Machine Head show coming up anywhere in the world, that you guys want to come and hang at, you are welcome to. Have some beers, vodka, champagne, whatever (I’ll have to pass on the cocaine🤪) just say the word, and I’ll make it happen. Maybe you could even come up and sing the “Do Or Die” with us. ⠀ ⠀ Totally understand if you want to pass in light of everything, but the offer stands.⠀ ⠀ Peace and love bro⠀ ⠀ Robb

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Edsel Dope Comments On Dope Being Dissed By Machine Head’s Robb Flynn

Yesterday (October 14), Machine Head’s Robb Flynn slammed Dope after fans pointed out the similarities between Machine Head’s latest single “Do Or Die“ and Dope‘s “Die MF Die.“ Dope frontman Edsel Dope has since responded to Flynn, while also sharing some Spotify data to compare the streams between the two acts.

Edsel said the following:

“Yesterday, Robb Flynn took to Instagram to publicly asked the question “Who the fuck listens to Dope”?
Then today, he took another shot at our band.
As a grown ass man, I feel slightly obligated to acknowledge these 2 separate shots.
Truth is, I like Machine Head.
Killer band, big fucking draw!! If the two bands ever share the stage again, Dope would undoubtedly go on before Machine Head. That’s not the question.

The question was: “Who the fuck listens to Dope”?
Well Robb, with Spotify being the place where the majority of the listeners go these days, the answer to your question is actually quantifiable.
Check it out..
Dope Monthly listeners on Spotify: 1,238,355
Machine Head Monthly listeners on Spotify: 1,208.667
Pretty fucking close brother.

Only about 30,000 plays separate our two bands from month to month, so it’s quite fair to say that allot of “mother fuckers” are listening to both Machine Head and Dope on Spotify.
Slightly more for Dope, but I digress…

I guess it would also be fair to mention that the Dope song that everyone, including Robb is now talking about, “Die Mother Fucker Die” has about 30 million more plays on Spotify than any song that Robb has actually written or released.
I’m not talking shit! That’s not who I am. I really don’t have anything negative to say about Robb.
These are just the facts.

We never said that the new Machine Head song was derivative of Dopes “Die Mother Fucker Die” Actually, we never said shit!! I don’t own the phrase Die Mother Fucker Die.. It is a commonly used arrangement of ignorant words that will continue to be recycled for years to come. Have at it bro!

In the end, I can’t help that people associate the phrase with Dope. Dopes “Die Mother Fucker Die” has been around for almost 20 years and it has racked up more than 60 million plays on Spotify. The US Military adapted the song into training and tactical drills, so any soldier under the age of 40 is familiar with our jam, especially if they served in Iraq.

It is what it is and Dope certainly didn’t instigate this nonsense. Dope is on tour, in Vienna and we weren’t even aware that Machine Head put out a new song. We wish them the best!”

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Yesterday, Robb Flynn took to Instagram to publicly asked the question “Who the fuck listens to Dope”? Then today, he took another shot at our band. As a grown ass man, I feel slightly obligated to acknowledge these 2 separate shots. Truth is, I like Machine Head. Killer band, big fucking draw!! If the two bands ever share the stage again, Dope would undoubtedly go on before Machine Head. That’s not the question. The question was: “Who the fuck listens to Dope”? Well Robb, with Spotify being the place where the majority of the listeners go these days, the answer to your question is actually quantifiable. Check it out.. Dope Monthly listeners on Spotify: 1,238,355 Machine Head Monthly listeners on Spotify: 1,208.667 Pretty fucking close brother. Only about 30,000 plays separate our two bands from month to month, so it’s quite fair to say that allot of “mother fuckers” are listening to both Machine Head and Dope on Spotify. Slightly more for Dope, but I digress… I guess it would also be fair to mention that the Dope song that everyone, including Robb is now talking about, “Die Mother Fucker Die” has about 30 million more plays on Spotify than any song that Robb has actually written or released. I’m not talking shit! That’s not who I am. I really don’t have anything negative to say about Robb. These are just the facts. We never said that the new Machine Head song was derivative of Dopes “Die Mother Fucker Die” Actually, we never said shit!! I don’t own the phrase Die Mother Fucker Die.. It is a commonly used arrangement of ignorant words that will continue to be recycled for years to come. Have at it bro! In the end, I can’t help that people associate the phrase with Dope. Dopes “Die Mother Fucker Die” has been around for almost 20 years and it has racked up more than 60 million plays on Spotify. The US Military adapted the song into training and tactical drills, so any soldier under the age of 40 is familiar with our jam, especially if they served in Iraq. It is what it is and Dope certainly didn’t instigate this nonsense. Dope is on tour, in Vienna and we weren't even aware that Machine Head put out a new song. We wish them the best!

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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn Slams “Bitchass Internet Trolls” That Compare “Do Or Die” To Dope’s “Die MF Die”

When Machine Head released their new single “Do Or Die“ some people started drawing comparisons between the lyrics and the lyrics from Dope‘s “Die MF Die.” Frontman Robb Flynn has since taken to social media to slam the “bitchass internet trolls” making those comments.

Flynn said the following:

“To all the bitchass internet troll motherfuckers who keep whining and menstrating about how “Do Or Die” has lyrics from the band Dope. Here’s a little fucking reminder for your moronic nu-metal-brain’s, since 1993 in our song “fuck at all” I’ve been saying “c’mon motherfucker c’mon” in the middle break down. Here’s video of me in 1995 saying it at Dynamo!

It was a good seven years before Dopes 2001’s “Die MF Die” came out you fuckin sausage gobblers!

DUH!!

Not to mention that any fucking band on the planet saying “______ motherfucker ______” in any combination (and that goes for coal chamber, five finger death punch, dope, and yes, Machine Head) are all jacking it from 1984’s hip hop classic “The Roof Is On Fire” by Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic Three. Swipe right to listen! Know your fucking musical history fuckboi’s!!

And if I hear one more fucking internet twathole moaning about “cringe worthy lyrics” while they sit in front of their computers stroking their little fucking boners to the lyrical genius of fucking BABYMETAL, eat a bowl of cock!

Because the second the Pantera’s “walk” comes on, with such lyrical Edgar Allan Poe-esque masterpiece is like “run your mouth when I’m not around it’s easy to achieve” and “walk on home boy” Or lamb of god’s “this is a motherfucking invitation” these same fucking brain-donors run right out to the dance floor and start headbanging! And rightly so!!

P.S. Who the fuck listens to Dope!!??”

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To all the bitchass internet troll motherfuckers who keep whining and menstrating about how “Do Or Die” has lyrics from the band Dope. Here’s a little fucking reminder for your moronic nu-metal-brain’s, since 1993 in our song “fuck at all” I’ve been saying “c’mon motherfucker c’mon” in the middle break down. Here’s video of me in 1995 saying it at Dynamo!⠀ ⠀ It was a good seven years before Dopes 2001’s “Die MF Die” came out you fuckin sausage gobblers!⠀ ⠀ DUH!!⠀ ⠀ Not to mention that any fucking band on the planet saying “______ motherfucker ______” in any combination (and that goes for coal chamber, five finger death punch, dope, and yes, Machine Head) are all jacking it from 1984’s hip hop classic “The Roof Is On Fire” by Rock Master Scott & The Dynamic Three. Swipe right ➡️ to listen! Know your fucking musical history fuckboi’s!!⠀ ⠀ And if I hear one more fucking internet twathole moaning about “cringe worthy lyrics” while they sit in front of their computers stroking their little fucking boners to the lyrical genius of fucking BABYMETAL, eat a bowl of cock! ⠀ ⠀ Because the second the Pantera’s “walk” comes on, with such lyrical Edgar Allan Poe-esque masterpiece is like “run your mouth when I’m not around it’s easy to achieve” and “walk on home boy” Or lamb of god’s “this is a motherfucking invitation” these same fucking brain-donors run right out to the dance floor and start headbanging!⠀And rightly so!! ⠀ P.S. Who the fuck listens to Dope!!??

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Edsel Dope Comments On Rumors Regarding His Involvement In Static-X

Despite long-standing rumors and allegedly being exposed by a neck tattoo, Dope frontman Edsel Dope has denied the claims suggesting that he is Static-X’s mysterious, mask wearing frontman “Xer0.” He referred to the whole situation as a “Scooby-Doo scavenger hunt” and said that it’s easy to “slap a little tribal neck tattoo onto someone in photoshop.”

Here’s Edsel’s full statement:

“Hello world.

I have quietly sat through all of this speculation and have thoroughly enjoyed the ride.

Yesterday’s internet eruption reminded me of an episode of Scooby-Doo.

It’s incredible how far some people will go to get attention or clicks, so let me remind you how easy it is to slap a little tribal neck tattoo onto someone in photoshop.

I’m honored for myself and for my band DOPE to be part of this 20th anniversary celebration, along with this unbelievable, traveling memorial to our old friend Wayne Static.

Wayne is currently on the minds and in the hearts of the metal community in a very unique and special way. His memory / legacy is more celebrated than it has ever been before.

I personally get to see the joy, the tears, and the incredible sense of healing that is occurring on the faces and in the hearts of Static-X fans, each and every night, around the world.

I’m not attempting to be a spokesperson for Static-X, but I will share that I have personally met Wayne’s parents and siblings, as they have attended a number of these shows.

I have personally seen their tears of joy and their expressions of gratitude and approval for the way that Tony, Ken, Koichi, & Xer0 are celebrating the music and memorializing the life and legacy of their son and sibling, Wayne Wells Static.

I’m including a candid photo that I snapped of Static-X drummer Ken Jay embracing Wayne’s father, while Tony Campos, Wayne’s mother, Wayne’s siblings and friends share some personal time together. Words cannot express the love and respect that I’ve experienced out here.

It’s one thing to go on a Scooby-Doo scavenger hunt, or to use photoshop to attempt to prove whatever you are trying to spin, but it’s entirely different when trolls, masquerading as journalists, spew their ignorant, hateful words towards something that is so incredibly personal.

Anyone with the nerve to throw virtual tomatoes at a traveling memorial, that has been orchestrated and supported by the family, loved ones, and long-time friends of the deceased should be absolutely ashamed of themselves.

In the end, I’m not the type of person to allow others to dictate the narrative of my life or my art, so I’ve decided to also include a picture of me chatting it up, while watching another SOLD OUT Static-X show from the side of the stage the other night.

#Scooby-Doo
#ThereIsNoSantaClause
#TrollsAreLonely&StillLiveAtHomeWithMom&Dad
#Hamburglar
#EdselDope
#DopeTheBand
#StaticX
#WisconsinDeathTrip
#WayneStatic
#Respect”

Dope Frontman Edsel Dope Exposed As Static-X’s Mystery Singer

As previous rumors suggested, Static-X’s mask wearing, mystery vocalist “Xer0” is none other than Dope frontman Edsel Dope. His identity was revealed by Metal A Day, who shared photos of “Xer0” with the same neck tattoo as Edsel. You can see those below. It’s also worth noting that Dope have joined Static-X on almost every date of their “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour.

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Static-X Add More Dates To “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th Anniversary Tour

Static-X have added some more dates to their “Wisconsin Death Trip” 20th anniversary tour. You can find their updated schedule below. As previously reported, a masked vocalist identified as “Xer0” (reportedly Dope’s Edsel Dope) will be filling in for the late Wayne Static on this run.

Tour Dates:

U.S. (with DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black):

07/25 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
07/26 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One
07/27 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

Australia (with Wednesday 13 and Dope):

08/22 Brisbane, Australia – Eaton Hill
08/23 Melbourne, Australia – Croxton
08/24 Sydney, Australia – Metro
08/26 Adelaide, Australia – The Gov
08/27 Perth, Australia – Rock Rover

Russia:

09/20 St. Petersburg, Russia – Cosmonavt Club
09/21 Moscow, Russia – Giavclub

UK (with SOiL, Wednesday 13, and Dope):

09/24 Bristol, England – SWX
09/25 Cardiff, Wales – Tramshed
09/26 London, England – Electric Ballroom
09/27 Nottingham, England – Rock City
09/28 Leeds, England – Stylus
09/29 Southampton, England – Engine Room
10/01 Newcastle, England – Northumbria Institute
10/02 Glasgow, Scotland – The Garage
10/03 Manchester, England – The Ritz
10/04 Birmingham, England – 02 Institute

Europe (with Wednesday 13, SOiL, and Dope):

10/05 Paris, France – File 7
10/06 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Club
10/07 Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
10/09 Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
10/10 Mannheim, Germany – MS Connex
10/11 Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
10/12 Pinarella di Cervia, Italy – Rock Planet
10/13 Munich, Germany – Backstage

U.S. (with DevilDriver, Dope, Wednesday 13, and Raven Black):

11/08 Austin, TX – Emo’s
11/09 Tyler, TX – Clicks
11/10 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
11/12 Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater
11/13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
11/15 Ft. Lauderdale – Revolution
11/16 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
11/17 Destin, FL – Club LA
11/19 Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim
11/20 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
11/22 Albany, NY – Skyloft
11/23 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom (Providence Metal Fest)
11/24 New York, NY – Sony Hall
11/26 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
11/27 Flint, MI – Maachine Shop
11/29 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
11/30 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave II
12/01 Champaign, IL – The City Center
12/02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
12/03 Green Bay, WI – Green Bay Distillery
12/04 St. Paul, MN – The Myth
12/05 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
12/06 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
12/07 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
12/08 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live

U.S. (with Wednesday 13):

12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Royal Bar
12/11 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
12/12 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
12/13 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
12/14 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
12/15 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
12/17 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
12/18 Fresno, CA – Fulton 55