Static-X and Dope’s Gear Stolen at Height of The Coronavirus Quarantine


Terrible news as Static-X, on the verge of releasing their comeback album, have filed a police report with the LAPD, siting that their warehouse space (which is also shared with the band Dope) was recently robbed of nearly 200K worth of touring equipment during the Coronavirus lockdown. The two bands were advised to take the story public, in order to help raise awareness with other small business owners and bands alike.The band has publicized a list of stolen equipment, complete with many of the serial numbers. The list includes: Multiple LED video panels, 2 drum kits, 40+ cymbals, various high-end audio/video gear, microphones, racks, branded backdrops, etc. The two bands have also set up a tip center where you can share any info that may help in the investigation.Continue reading


Dope – Blood Money Part 1


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Dope, now that’s a band I haven’t heard from in awhile. I didn’t think they would ever come back.” After a 7 year absence, I was beginning to think that. Boy, was I wrong.Picking up where they left off on the No Regretsalbum in 2009, Dopeis back to set the world on fire with their highly anticipated 6th album Blood Money Part 1 (eOne music).Continue reading


Edsel Dope Discusses Reunion Tours And The Trouble With Success


Dope, by Lisa Schuchmann

Dope, by Lisa Schuchmann

In part II of our wide-ranging chat with Dope frontman Edsel Dope, we chatted about touring with the reunion of the Die Motherfucker lineup of the band. Reuniting with Acey Slade, Racci Shay, and Virus is no small deal to the fans, or to Edsel personally. He also shared some insights into his over twenty year career in the music industry, and what it takes for older veterans and brand new bands to make it.Continue reading


Ready For Blood: Edsel Dope Talks Blood Money


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For nearly 20 years Edsel Dope has been a creative force and a bit of an eccentric personality, as the frontman of his band Dope. From hitting it big at the tail end of the nu-metal 90s, the band built a following, made albums consistently, and toured like crazy. Prepping for the release of their new album Blood Money: Part I (eOne), the band is on tour with Motograter and Flaw, getting fans hyped for what is to come.  We chatted with Edsel recently about the new album, the ‘Blood Money’ video, his relationship with his record label, and being able to manage all the aspect of his career. Continue reading