E: Please state your name and your role in the
L: Okay…my name is Lance Rockworthy and I play guitar for
2 Skinnee J's.
E: 2 Skinnee J's has been touring for years, what
would you consider the best moment you guys had on tour?
L: Probably touring with "Sugar Ray" and "Everlast,"
whenever we opened for them on their national tour. Just cause
it was the first time we experienced that level of touring.
Ya know…tour buses, catered meals. We only had to play a half
hour each night, like at eight o'clock, so then after we could
just talk to people and ya know drink and have fun. It was
pretty easy, it was very exciting cause it was three thousand
screaming kids every night, even though most of them were
screaming for Mark.
E: Do you guys perform any rituals before playing?
L: We have a little circle thing that we just kind of yell
(At this point someone enters the room and interrupts the
interview and gives Lance a pack of cigarettes, he instructs
him to look inside of the pack, Lance looks)
L: Nice…he put a dollar in there; cause Stevie Spice always
bums cigarettes from me, so does J. Guevara. They pay me every
once in a while. But ummm yea we just kind of get together
and we actually sing, we do vocal warm ups together. We have
an acoustic guitar we keep back stage so the guys can warm
up their voices so that they can try and sing. And we do a
little jump and yell then hit the stage and rock!
E: You guys have played over 1300 shows, what are
some of you favorite bands you guys have played with?
L: Well the band we are playing with tonight "All as
Well" is defiantly one of our favorites. Just cause they
are real good friends as well as they write good music. We
had a lot of fun with "Sugar Ray" and "Everlast"
and ummm a band, they're no longer together but "Infectious
Organisms," we used to go on the road with them and have
them open for us. Just great, great music and great guys.
E: Describe each member of the band with just one
L: Okay… Stevie: handsome. Mikey: peaceful. Joel…Joel. Eddie:
devious, but nice, I know that was three but… Noah: I would
have to say…ummm Noah? I want to be nice, haha. Noah's nice
but he can be sly, sorta like sharp. Sharp, Sharp, Noah would
E: Who's the bands primary choreographer?
L: One time Stumpy had us go work with a choreographer, to
get our dance moves. To try and get us more backstreet boyish.
A lot of them just kind of happen on stage and then it just
becomes regular. You do something that's like oh wow that's
fun. Every once and a while we'll work out something post-show,
but most of the time its on the spot and then just becomes
part of the show.
E: This is the toughie. We got the news that the breakup
is real, were disappointed but did anything actually spark
it or did it just snowball?
L: There's no spark to it…its just that the band has been
around for a decade and we just getting to the point were
we're going to have to change the type of band we are...ya
know. There's a chance that…you never know what's going to
happen, it depends on what this record does. Maybe we can
keep making music, the chances of that happening are not good
but we'll see what happens. But there's no spark, I mean obviously
the last few years have been kind of rough on us and having
to go through what we did with those major labels and everything.
It did affect the band and our financial status is undesirable
but we'll see what happens. It has nothing to do with our
lack of creativity or our not liking each other, cause we
like each other for the most part. Actually we're writing
music more than we ever have before. It's been hard to keep
the business side of it together; it's just been tough.
E: Is anyone planning to stay in the music business,
or are you all out?
L: Ummm...I don't know. I can only speak for me personally.
Everybody else is still deciding what we're going to do now.
It's not to clear. I think probably, regardless if we are
doing it for our livelihood, were all pretty passionate about
music, so I am sure all of us would be doing music one way
or another, probably for the rest of our lives. Just weather
it's in the studio or playing with another band. It will be
involved in out lives some kind of way.
E: This is one of the great things that happened to
you guys. Three minutes got adopted for WWE wrestlers intro
song. How did that happen?
L: Oh yeah…I don't know if that was a great thing. We didn't
get anything out of it really, they basically just kind of
used or song and never talked to us again. Stevie Spice's
friends had a friend that worked for WWE and they said we
should summit it. So we did and they liked it, and now they
used it. But we didn't get much out of it.
E: What are the group's rules to play BBQ?
L: That would be hot tube, naked people and drugs. But we
never get it. We always just end up playing anyway. You never
know what your going to get, might as well ask for it.
E: What's you favorite song on the new album?
L: My favorite song on the new album…that's tough. They're
kind of all my babies right now. The one that I really, really
enjoy listening to would probably be "Change the World."
I like the way that one came out. We've been trying to get
that one on a record for a while, we actually recorded that
one for Volumizer, but we were unhappy with the way that it
turned out. It used to be Freedom. That what we call it when
we play it live. But we finally got that on CD, I am really
happy about that. So that would be my favorite.
E: If you were a kangaroo, what would you but in your
L: Ummm…. A pocket protector. (Everyone laughs)
E: That's a good answer. Through all the years of
touring has any song stood out as your favorite to play live.
L: Defiantly. I mean it's my personal opinion. I always enjoy
playing Sgt. Stiletto and I always enjoy playing Sugar and
Candy. Those are two of my favorites.
E: In three words tell why people should go out and
support the J's and the release of Sexy Karate.
L: Ummm… three words, I mean the obvious answer would be,
WE NEED MONEY. Well, we can leave it at that. Well, there's
more to it than that. How about, cause we love you all.