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Static-X frontman Wayne Static dies

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Wayne Static, the onetime frontman of metal band Static, X, has died. He was 48.

Static formed Static-X in 1994, and released their debut album in 1999 after signing with Warner Bros. Records. That first album, Wisconsin Death Trip, went platinum while their second, Machine, made it to gold.Static-X released six albums before disbanding in 2013. Static was the only original member to stay with the band throughout its run, and he also made time to record a solo album, Pighammer, that came out in 2011.