To be young again…Oh Stephen Jerzak, how I’d plaster pictures of you in my room and dance around to your songs of partying and girls. But alas I am one of the older folks attending Warped…No, no, scratch that. It doesn’t matter how old you are, if you like to have a good time then Stephen Jerzak’s set’s where you want to be at Warped this summer. That Skullcandy stage is a nonstop dance party throughout the day and Wisconsin’s helps move that stage along. I thought it’d just be another dude with a mic dancing around, but to my surprise, Stephen picked up a guitar and made a lot of little girls women as he strummed along to dance beats. But when Stephen’s no onstage making girls squeal and shake, he’s smiling, partying and watching Gossip Girl?
Kendra: How does a boy from Wisconsin get into the kind of music you do?
Stephen: Ha, yeah you’d think I’d be like a Country singer but um, I don’t know, I’ve just always loved pop music. My personal interests?
Kendra: You like to smile and you have a very nice one at that, but if smiles could kill, who would you use it on?
Stephen: That’s a good question, probably the devil. I wouldn’t want to kill any person, so why not, let’s kill the devil. I’m no murderer. I’m a lover, not a fighter.
Kendra: So if you had to describe your live show here at Warped Tour as a Summer Blockbuster that’s out or will be coming out in the coming months what would it be?
Stephen: Probably a lot of action. I’m always really energetic so…
Kendra: Fast Five?
Stephen: Fast paced, Fast Five’s a good one.
Kendra: There’s a lot of bald men onstage with you?
Stephen: Yeah, they actually pull up in this really cool car, ha, not really.
Kendra: That’s a very expensive Warped set you’ve got going on. Okay so you have a song with Leighton Meester. Were you a fan before you worked together, how’d that come about?
Stephen: I always liked the song she did with Cobra Starship but I never watched Gossip Girl, sorry Leighton, just wasn’t my show. I have watched it afterwards and she’s a good actress, but Leighton’s awesome and I’m glad I got to work with her.
Kendra: What are you doing after Warped Tour?
Stephen: I’ll probably be off for a little bit, move back to California to start my new life and hopefully do another tour in the Fall and start writing a new record.
Kendra: So you’re in a van, and if you could have Xzibit come out and “pimp” your van, what would you be looking to get?
Stephen: The thing I’d like in the van right now is a stereo system, some good speakers and our speakers are like the Ford factory ones.
Kendra: Last one, if you had to make me a mixtape of your top 5 party songs, what would you send me?
Stephen: The first one I would send you would be Yelawolf “I Just Want to Party.” I would probably toss my own song in there, “Party Like You’re Single” so you could get a little taste of me in your mixtape. I would toss some Allstar Weekend in there, their song “Party Like it’s Not Your Birthday.” I did a tour with them and they’re cool guys. And I’d toss The Ready Set’s “Young Forever” and then obviously Lil Wayne’s new one “6 Foot 7 Foot.”