XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements?
Eric Jayk: Hey! Thank you! You ROCK!
Here are our upcoming gigs!
Aug 16th at The Pie Shop in Washington D.C
1339 H Street NE Washington, DC
W/ Shagwuf, The Electric Prophets
21+ Tix $12 Adv, $15 DOS
Aug 17th in Brewbakers Bar
168 N Loudoun St Old Town
Eric Jayk: We are stoked!! Our new single Tennessee Cocaine is ready for release! It comes w/ a brand NEW official music. It’s hot, hard-hitting and gonna melt faces I’m sure!
XS ROCK: How long has the band been together?
Eric Jayk: 12 years of pounding the pavement, sleeping on floors, drinking with strangers… I’m not complaining, It’s worth it!
XS ROCK: What was your main motivation for starting or being in a band?
Eric Jayk: Scientific Exploration
XS ROCK: Which do you prefer? Writing new songs and recording or playing for a live audience?
Eric Jayk: Listen, think about it, hot woman, whiskey, and adrenaline… what would you choose?
XS ROCK: Do you have any outrageous tour stories from the road? If so, please fill us in.
Eric Jayk: Our band name is “WILDSTREET,’ I’ll leave that question to your imagination. 🙂
XS ROCK: What’s the strangest request that you’ve ever received from one of your fans?
Eric Jayk: There are probably kids reading this… I would get into too much trouble to say … lol
XS ROCK: Were your parents supportive of your aspirations to play in a rock band?
Eric Jayk: My mother bought me my first eyeliner when I decided I wanted to wear it at shows, she helped me put gelatin in my hair to keep it standing in the old days…
XS ROCK: What are your favorite tracks to play live?
Eric Jayk: I think every fan in the world we play for wants to hear ‘Poison Kiss.’ I think my favorite song to play live (right now) is ‘Set it Off’ one of the tracks on our new album.
XS ROCK: Which band or artist inspired you to perform? Why?
Eric Jayk: Prince.. a great singer, guitarist, performer & showman. He is a great producer/songwriter and always looked top-notch.
XS ROCK: If you could design a dream tour for your band, who would be on the bill?
Eric Jayk: I’d like to tour with Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, and Guns ’n’ Roses.
XS ROCK: What do you consider your greatest accomplishment so far?
Eric Jayk: Not dying at 27.
XS ROCK: If you weren’t performing in a band what kind of career do you think you would have?
Eric Jayk: I’d be a Scientologist, or a Jameson quality control expert. Dead, Jail or Rock ’n’ Roll I guess they say.
XS ROCK: What type of equipment do you use for live shows?
Eric Jayk: Whatever I can steal .. (Just Kidding) I use MetalDozer Mic Stands, Elixir Guitar Strings, Gibson/PRS/Godin Guitars and Basses, Zoom, Fulltone, and Catalinbread pedals, In Tune Guitar Picks and Orange/Marshall Amps. I wear Makeup Forever makeup, and my clothes are custom made by Kylla Custom Rock Wear!
XS ROCK: What do you think of the current music scene?
Eric Jayk: I have no opinion.. what do they think of me?!?!? What have you heard about me?!?!
XS ROCK: For anyone that doesn’t know you, what would they be surprised to know about you?
Eric Jayk: I am not a vampire
XS ROCK: If someone had never heard you before, how would you describe your sound?
Eric Jayk: That’s EASY!!!! The best 3 minutes of your F*ckin’Life!
XS ROCK: Is there anything that you’d like to promote or say to your fans out there?
Eric Jayk: Lemme say this: WILDSTREET fans are the best fans! They have stood by us since the beginning, and Rock with us now!
WILDSTREET fans/friends YOU ROCK!!!!
XS ROCK: Thanks again for taking the time to talk with XS Rock!