Ken Jay

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Ken Jay
Birth name Kenneth Lacey
Also known as Ken Jay
Born (1971-06-10) June 10, 1971 (age 45)
Genres Industrial metal, industrial rock, nu metal, alternative metal
Instruments Drums, keyboards
Years active 1994–2005, 2010–present
Associated acts Static-X, Godhead
Website "Static-X | Facebook". (registration required (help)). 
Notable instruments
Pearl Drums

Kenneth "Ken Jay" Lacey (born June 10, 1971)[1] is an American musician, best known as the original drummer for Static-X.


Jay was born in Jamaica, Illinois.[1] Ken began playing drums early on and had played drums in a couple of metal bands early in his career in central Illinois before heading north to Chicago. Ken was the drummer in Deep Blue Dream, a band that also included Wayne Static and had auditioned at one point for Smashing Pumpkins but was told by Billy Corgan he was "too metal" to be in the band.[citation needed] He co-founded Static-X with Wayne Static in 1994. Ken played drums on the band's first two albums, Wisconsin Death Trip and Machine, but before Static-X could begin recording their third album, Shadow Zone, Jay left the band because of musical and political differences.[citation needed] However, Jay still contributed additional keyboards to the album.

Shortly after his departure, he joined Godhead as a replacement drummer for a brief time.[citation needed] He has kept out of the media limelight since his departure.

In 2010, Ken stepped back into music to produce the debut album for Texas-based band, Blood Red Summer.[2] He connected with the band through their guitar player, Erik Fincher, who had worked with Ken at a Virgin Records store in Los Angeles, CA, and later became Static-X's long time guitar tech.


  1. ^ a b "Static-X Biography". Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-10. Retrieved 2010-11-17.