5 Seconds of Summer Gets Very Naked, Talk Sex-Fueled Tour for 'Rolling Stone'
By Emily Krauser
Well, merry Christmas to us!
Rolling Stone revealed their latest cover on Saturday, and it features 5 Seconds of Summer in all their naked glory.
The Australian band -- made up up of Luke Hemmings, 19, Ashton Irwin, 21, Calum Hood, 19, and Michael Clifford, 20 -- stripped down for the music mag, covering their man parts with their hands in a photo that shows both their bare bods and a white wall covered in black-and-red graffiti.
The four musicians were just as revealing in the interview, opening up about their whirlwind success and wanting to be known as legit musicians, not a boy band.
"Seventy-five percent of our lives is proving we're a real band," Irwin explained. "We're getting good at it now. We don't want to just be, like, for girls. We want to be for everyone. That's the great mission that we have. I'm already seeing a few male fans start to pop up, and that's cool. If the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and all those guys can do it, we can do it, too."
The guys relate more to Good Charlotte, Nickleback and Sum 41 than groups traditionally considered to be boy bands, like One Direction, *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys, and it shows in the punk-inspired aesthetic they've cultivated for themselves. In fact, Hemmings got giddy just talking about Good Charlotte, who 5SOS traveled with on tour and recently watched perform in Los Angeles. "They're the reason I wanted to be in a band," Hemmings said of the Maryland-based rockers, who he first saw in Sydney when he was 12.
5SOS blew up quickly after touring in 2012, and Hemmings admitted in the interview that they took advantage of the attention they were suddenly getting. “When you put four young dudes on a tour bus, playing theaters, then arenas, you're going to have sex with a lot of girls, I guess," he admitted. "We had a good time."
Hood, who found himself in the middle of a Snapchat after a video of him naked in front of the mirror surfaced in 2014, confirmed the partying. "I had all this attention from all these girls that would have never liked me in school coming up to me and saying things, handing me numbers," he said. "It was like, 'Holy s**t, f**k yeah!' I got a bit reckless."
They also opened up about another current pop icon who also happens to have a way with the ladies, Justin Bieber.
"I think he hates us," Clifford said of Bieber, whose post-American Music Awards party they crashed at The Nice Guy in West Hollywood, California. "It was f**king crazy, people standing on tables and s**t. I probably shouldn't say this, but he had his own album on loop for, like, two or three hours."
Being disliked by Bieber appeared to be the theme of the night at the AMAs, as earlier that evening they told ET they thought the pop star had it out for them due to Hemmings' crush on the Canadian singer's ex, Selena Gomez.
"We think that Justin Bieber actually hates us, and we’re actually worried that it's because of this strange rumor," Clifford revealed last month.
Considering the amount of attention 5SOS has received in just three years, you'd think they might want a little time away from each other -- and Bieber -- but the magazine revealed that for the holidays, the guys planned on spending time together in Indonesia. "You need to work on the band's relationship, just like a romantic relationship," Irwin explained.