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You probably know The Chainsmokers from their hit singles "Closer," "Don't Let Me Down" and "Roses," but you might not know anything about the DJ duo Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall.
Well, you're about to get to know them, thanks to their candid Billboard cover story, which will definitely make you cringe. Taggart and Pall open up about their partying lifestyle, their penises (yes, their penises) and so much more. "We rage every night. My mom's going to hate reading that," says Taggart, 26, "but she already knows."
That's just the beginning.
The duo says they live a "work hard, play hard" mentality, but don't expect them to be so wasted they can't function. "But you'll never see us getting carried out of a club. We're way too good at drinking," Pall explains.
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But now that the DJ duo has seen incredible success, Pall and Taggart feel confident enough to describe other bands who once rejected them as "thirsty." Among the bands who once said no is Weezer.
"They were like, 'Yo! We should do a track together,' and I'm like, 'Oh, really?'" recalls Pall. "I can't blame somebody for saying no early on, but it depends on how you said no and how you came back to us. If you own it, like, 'I didn't see the vision, but it's clear now and it's super sick,' I get that. It feels good when those people are like..."
"Thirsty," Taggart cuts in.
But if you want to compare them to another artist, they'll offer you their own idea: "It's like if LMFAO just started making..." says Pall, and Taggart finishes: "...the illest s--t and stopped dressing like idiots." The shade.
Taggart and Pall also plan on releasing hit after hit, so don't expect them to go anywhere. "I don't know what to say to people who think it's a con," Pall says. "We're literally going for our third double-platinum record this year."
The Chainsmokers aren't just confident about their music, either. They also find it fitting to brag about their penises in a public forum. On the duo's biography section of their website, they write, "17.34 combined inches… think about it..." When Billboard asks about that statement, they respond: "Oh, that's our penises combined...tip to tip."
Although they both have live-in girlfriends (at least at the time of the interview, as Billboard notes), they both confessed to being "girl crazy."
"Even before success, p---y was number one," admits Pall. "Like, 'Why am I trying to make all this money?' I wanted to hook up with hotter girls. I had to date a model."
To sum them up: "We're just frat bro dudes, you know what I mean? Loving ladies and stuff," Pall says.
We have to wonder what Taggart mom's thought after reading the entire story.