Well, I go to your website a lot and I was checking out your picture galleries,
and saw the Steve doll. Whats the deal with that?
Steve: Its Ians doll he has with him, and Ian is too embarrassed
to take pictures with famous people, so he gets his doll to take the picture
PZO: Is that the Steve from Blues Clues?
Steve: Yeah. So, basically its an Ian picture section except its
the doll instead of him.
Jordan: It's awesome.
OK, what about a new single or a video? Anything coming out?
Steve: "Dressed to Kill", we shot a video for it a couple weeks
ago. Just got finished.
PZO: Whered you shoot it?
Steve: We shot it in California and Rachael Leigh Cook is in it, from
Shes All That and Josie and the Pussycats. Its
basically about this guy being obsessed with this girl, and he doesnt
know that she likes him too, but she has a boyfriend and she has all this
stuff going on in the video
its pretty cool
for "Dressed to Kill", the second track off our record.
PZO: Is that going to be released to radio?
Steve: It's already released to radio right now and the video should start
playing on MTV2 soon
hopefully <laughs> if they like
How about your fan sites? Do you guys check them out?
Steve: As much as we can, but I mean its hard for us to get on the
Jordan: Theres one thats like uh
Steve: Yeah, theres a couple fan sites that are really really really
Do you guys just have to wait to check it out til you get home,
or can you check shit out on the road?
Steve: Sometimes we can, but Ian is on it most of the time. He gets all
the fan mail, so hes on it for like hours at a time, so we dont
even make an attempt to get on the internet. I havent checked my
mail in like two weeks.
Jordan: I havent checked my mail since we left.
Steve: Its just really hard.
How long has this tour been going on for so far?
Steve: Like two weeks
about two and a half weeks.
Jordan: Seems longer than that!
Steve: But the tour goes until September 15 and then after that we go
straight to Europe and then after that we do a headlining tour and then
after that we go to Australia and we record our new record after that.
PZO: Woah, thats definitely a full plate!!
<Steve and Jordan laugh>
What about this tour with Blink 182, whats the best thing of it
Steve: Everything! Just the size of the show, hanging out with everybody.
Is it the biggest tour youve ever done?
PZO: 'Cause I saw you guys at HFSTIVAL in June 2001
Jordan: Yeah that was huge, like 60,000 people.
Steve: But this is consistent, like overnight, ya know?
Jordan: And plus these kids are coming to see us and Blink every night
PZO: Yeah, definitely.
What about any drawbacks from tours like this one, which goes on for months
and months and go from coast to coast?
Steve: There are no drawbacks. Its all about positive. Its
all about us touring and getting our name out there.
Jordan: The only thing that sucks is being away from home and all.
PZO: But are you able to stay in contact with them?
Jordan: Yeah, I talk to my mom like every other day, or I try to anyway
just to say whats up or whatever.
Okay, what about a dream line up, either going to see a concert or playing
<Silence for like 5 seconds and a lot of ums>
Jordan: I think Ive already seen every band I wanted to see.
Steve: What band have I been wanting to see
Oh yeah, I havent
seen Radiohead in a long time. I actually saw them a while ago, but
Id like to see Radiohead.
Jordan: But it would be boring to see them.<Steve laughs>
PZO: Definitely not as much energy and fun that you get out of a punk
Jordan: I havent been to a show, you know like not to play, in like
forever. Actually, I went to MXPX when we were home.
I have your CD you released of movie cover tunes, any favorite song that
you like to cover more than the others?
Jordan: I like The Neverending Story
Jordan: As gay as it sounds.
PZO: What about you <asking Steve>?
Glory of Love.
PZO: From Karate Kid 2?
Steve: Yup, and were actually thinking about covering November
Rain for the new record. I really want to do that.
PZO: Guns n Roses. Nice.
Steve: Yeah, but make it our own style though. Its cool. Its
a good song.
Well I guess they call it making it big, but what do you think
the key factor was that pushed you to the next level?
Jordan: Well, when we signed to Drive-Thru, we said that if we really
wanted to make this happen, we had to tour, and just keep touring, and
thats what we did.
Steve: When we first signed to the label, they bought us a van and thats
when we started going on tour, and we havent been home since.
Jordan: I like the van though.
Any changes in your lives, either personal or with the band?
Steve: A lot of things have changed. Our whole lives have changed. Its
like now we just have one major priority. Before we were like going to
school and we had other responsibilities, but this is like our full responsibility
right now and this is all we have to worry about. You know what Im
sayin'? Just playing every night and writing good songs and doing the
same thing weve been doing, 'cause you know its been working. Were
like a touring band. Thats what has gotten us where we are; you
know nothing else has gotten us there. Weve just been working hard
and doing like
I dont know dude, for bands that
dont tour and can still be big, theyre lucky!
Right on! What about the oddest or strangest gift a fan has given you?
Steve: Girls bring us stuff all the time. They bring us candy like sour
patch kids and stuff like that.
Jordan: What about something weird <to Steve>?
Steve: Dude thats weird, getting candy from weird people.
Anything that just made you drop your jaw?
Jordan: These girls made a Barbie doll and made the whole box a New Found
Glory box, like the packaging and they put pictures and a whole description
and all this shit like it was the real packaging.
Steve: Like it was a New Found Glory girl. Like they got a doll and dressed
it like she would have to dress to be a New Found Glory girl. Kinda like
Jordan: Thats kinda cool.
PZO: Did you keep it?
Steve: <laughs> We actually put it on one of our amps when
we got it and after the show we couldnt find it because someone
stole it. So, it kinda sucked. But it was the thought that matters, ya
PZO: What was the most outrageous thing youve done for money?
I dont think Ive done anything outrageous
Steve: Me either.
PZO: What about the best or even worst pickup line ever heard or used?
Steve: Jordan has this one where he goes Whats up Pop Tart?
thats pretty good
up Pop Tart? <In a Jordan impersonation>, thats
Jordan: That is pretty bad. But there are worse.
Steve: Hey baby, Im in a band!
Jordan: Nah, but there are some bad ones, man. Chad has a lot of bad ones
this one where he goes Wanna make out? <In a
Chad impersonation> <Laughing>
PZO: Just right up front about it, no beating around the bush
Ok heres a weird one, what kind of thoughts keep you awake at night?
our bus driver driving off the road.
plane crashes. I dont know dying. Im scared
PZO: Are you scared to fly?
Jordan: Yeah. Im scared of everything.
Ok, if there were an instruction manual for everyday living, what should
Jordan: Cheesecakes, Milkshakes and Blowjobs
Final question. If you had to erase every memory in your entire life except
for one, which memory would you chose keep?
Jordan: My family and my friends.
PZO: Anything specific that happened to you
Steve: Any one memory that you could live over and over again <talking
Jordan: My Bar Mitzvah.
PZO: What about you? <Talking to Steve>
the first day I had sex; the first
time I had sex. Thats a good memory to have over and over again.
Its always fun like first time you had sex and youve never
done it before and youre getting ready to do it and you know
Jordan: Yeah, the whole two seconds of it. You have a two second memory
Steve: Two Seconds of Infamy!! I dont know that sounds good.
Jordan: But Bar Mitzvah is funny!
Alright guys thanks, that about wraps it up. I appreciate you sacrificing
your time for this interview.
Jordan and Steve: No problem man.