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Injured Static-X Bassist Will Go 'Vocals Only' On Tour

Static-X bassist Tony Campos sustained a broken collarbone in a motorcycle accident Monday near his Los Angeles home. The accident will sideline him for the first few dates of the band’s stint alongside monumental metallers Pantera and Slayer on the Extreme Steel Tour.

Singer Wayne Static, drummer Ken Jay and new guitarist Tripp Eisen will hit the road Wednesday with their bassist providing only backing vocals, according to the group’s manager. Methods of Mayhem’s Marty O’Brien, whom the band met during last year’s Ozzfest, will assume instrumental duties for the next few weeks until the doctor gives Campos the go-ahead. O’Brien will spend the weekend learning Static-X material, according to their manager.

Static-X are touring in support of their second album, Machine, which entered the Billboard 200 at #11 when it debuted May 22. The follow-up to 1999’s Wisconsin Death Trip sold more than 83,000 copies its first week out, according to SoundScan.

 
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