Remembering Wayne Static

Static-X frontman Wayne Static had a big impact on hard rock. When he died Nov. 1, 2014, at 48, fans and colleagues around the world remembered his life and music. Here's a look at the life, the hair, and the legacy of Wayne Static.

Born Wayne Richard Wells in Michigan, he got his first guitar at age 7. The following year he won a talent contest playing "Skip to My Lou." By 12 he was playing in a band and had decided to become a professional musician. He landed first in Chicago, where he teamed up with future Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan among others, before settling in California. 

His signature hairstyle took 20 minutes to accomplish, according to Wikipedia.

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The sudden death of the former Static-X frontman caused an outpour of tributes from the hard rock music community.

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