Wayne Static

1965 - 2014

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Wayne Richard Wells (November 4, 1965 – November 1, 2014), known professionally as Wayne Static, was an American musician and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, and primary lyricist for metal band Static-X. He released his only solo studio album, Pighammer, on October 4, 2011. Static was recognizable for his unusual hairstyle; his hair was held up in a vertical position, a process that took about 20 minutes to complete (45 minutes, according to his mother). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wayne Static has received more than 1,949,533 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Wayne Static is the 1,540th most popular musician (down from 1,537th in 2019), the 7,692nd most popular biography from United States (down from 7,410th in 2019) and the 638th most popular American Musician.

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  • 25

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  • 3.20

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  • 3.57

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Among musicians, Wayne Static ranks 1,540 out of 2,675Before him are Joseph Williams, Michael Tilson Thomas, Damian Marley, Dan Ar Braz, Chris Poland, and Tom DeLonge. After him are John Patitucci, Peter Buck, Stephen Morris, Myra Hess, Otis Spann, and Mark Lanegan.

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Among people born in 1965, Wayne Static ranks 245Before him are Aleqa Hammond, Frank Ordenewitz, James Nesbitt, Beth Gibbons, Désirée Nosbusch, and Kiril Metkov. After him are Pat Cash, Owen Hart, Paulina Porizkova, Karim Massimov, John van Loen, and William Zabka. Among people deceased in 2014, Wayne Static ranks 339Before him are Nadya Nozharova, Georg Stollenwerk, Al Pease, Georgi Slavkov, Gennadi Gusarov, and François Deguelt. After him are Roberto Telch, Ian McLagan, Peter Matthiessen, Buddy DeFranco, Thomas Berger, and Bobby Keys.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wayne Static ranks 7,692 out of 15,968Before him are Chris Poland (1957), Evelyn Ashford (1957), Aaron Neville (1941), Traylor Howard (1966), Tom DeLonge (1975), and Edith Abbott (1876). After him are Andrea Elson (1969), Fred Agabashian (1913), Robert Alda (1914), Patricia Belcher (1954), Kay Francis (1905), and Carl Osburn (1884).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Wayne Static ranks 638Before him are Cliff Edwards (1895), Professor Longhair (1918), Joseph Williams (1960), Michael Tilson Thomas (1944), Chris Poland (1957), and Tom DeLonge (1975). After him are John Patitucci (1959), Peter Buck (1956), Otis Spann (1924), Mark Lanegan (1964), Jason Mraz (1977), and Randy Edelman (1947).