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Metal Insider’s top 5: Bands that continued despite legal issues with members

Posted by on April 7, 2014

Tripp Eisen2) Static-X guitarist Tripp Eisen

Static-X guitarist Tripp Eisen is a scumbag. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, we can talk about what led to his departure from the nu-metal band. Eisen, who’d logged time in Roughhouse, Dope and Murderdolls before joining Static-X, was first arrested in 2005 on a felony charge in Orange County, CA for sex with an underage girl. Released on bail after a few hours in custody, he kept out of trouble for only two weeks, where he was found asleep in a car with a 15 year-old girl he’d had sex with. That led to Static-X quickly replacing Eisen with original guitarist Koichi Fukuda. Eisen did his time, but according to his Wikipedia page, was thrown back in jail in 2008 following a parole violation.

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