Static-X Guitarist Fired

Static-X have parted ways with guitarist Tripp Eisen who is currently remanded in custody after being charged with aggravated sexual assault, child endangerment and kidnapping last week.

An official statement from the band reads as follows

“Static-X has parted ways with guitarist Tripp Eisen, effective immediately. Tripp is currently dealing with personal issues that prohibit him from being able to fulfil his commitment to the band. No replacement has yet been chosen. Static-X is in the studio putting the finishing touches on their fourth Warner Bros. album, scheduled to be released in May. The band will tour this summer in support of the record.”

If convicted Eisen (real name Tod Rex Salvador) could face a maximum of 30 years in jail.

Eisen has been in police custody since his February 24 arrest, but was scheduled to appear in Central Justice Center Court in Santa Ana, California, on Monday afternoon (February 28), according to MTV.com. It’s expected the guitarist will remain in police custody in California until he’s cleared for extradition to New Jersey.