Kerry King Tony Campos

During an appearance on the latest episode of “Ned’s Coffee & Quarantine,” STATIC-X bassist was asked when was the last time he had a clean-shaven face.

“As far as the beard, I think I started growing it in ’97, ’98, maybe. Obviously, once I hit puberty, I never had a clean-shaven face — ’cause I always had a moustache — but I shaved the moustache once,” he responded. “It’s funny, ’cause my baby sister had never seen me without my moustache, and I think she was, like, nine or 10 when I said, ‘F*ck it! Let me shave off the moustache.’

“And she flipped out, like, ‘What the f*ck? Who is this? What did you do to your face?’ And it was funny, ’cause I had this white strip of untanned skin, and I was, like, ‘Oh, I’m never doing this again.’ [Laughs] It was literally a strip of white. And I was, like, ‘Oh, man. This is dumb. I’m not doing this again.’ So, yeah, no more clean-shaven face for this guy.”

After hold told Tony that his beard has become his trademark, Campos said: “I don’t know. The beard, I have to give credit or responsibility — whatever you wanna say — I’ve gotta that to [SLAYER guitarist] Kerry King.

“He told me how to grow the beard. ‘Cause before I took his advice, it wasn’t like [it is right now] — it was a little smaller and a little shorter up front,” he continued. “Of all places, we were backstage at a QUEENSRŸCHE show — they were playing the House Of Blues in Anaheim. And we were both hanging out backstage. And he taps me on the shoulder. I was, like, ‘Hey, Kerry, what’s up?’ He was, like, ‘You’re growing that wrong.’ ‘Really?’ He was, like, ‘You’ve gotta grow it from back here.’ [points to the back of his chin] ‘Cause at that point, I was only growing it from the edge of my chin. He was, like, ‘No. You’ve gotta grow it from back here, down by your throat.’ I was, like, ‘Oh! Okay.’

“So I took his advice, and here we go,” Campos added. “So when people say I look like Kerry King, I say it’s his fault. He told me how to grow the f*cking thing. So take it up with him. If he didn’t want me looking like him, he wouldn’t have gave me the f*cking advice.”