5 Seconds of Summer, Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

We're going to need more than five seconds for this issue!  

One day after Christmas, Rolling Stone decided to reveal their latest cover featuring the guys of 5 Seconds of Summer. Before you assume this is just an ordinary article, however, you may just want to see the guys' photo shoot.

Photographer Martin Schoeller was able to capture Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, Ashton Irwin, and Michael Clifford butt naked as they posed for a revealing cover. If it's any consolation parents, the guys are covering up their junk with their hands.

And while the photos are enough to get die-hard followers talking, it may just be the content inside that has fans buzzing on social media.

Although some in the industry may be quick to call the singers a boy band, Irwin has much bigger goals for the group.

5 Seconds of Summer, 2015 American Music Awards

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"Seventy-five percent of our lives is proving we're a real band," he 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."

He added, "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 article also takes a look at the guys' relationship with their female fans both on and off the stage. Hemmings admits to the publication that it's almost impossible to hide his current romantic relationship with Arzaylea.

"It's hard," he explained. "One of the weird things is you want it to be a secret, but you don't want it to be a secret."

But perhaps what has some fans talking the most is the guys' honest confessionals about the women they meet while on tour. Hood admits he "got a bit reckless" when he first started receiving attention from girls. Hemmings added, "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. We had a good time."

While some were a bit upset by the direction the article took, #WeAreProudOfYou5SOS began to trend on Twitter Friday evening. Clifford even took a shot at the publication after quotes spread online.

"I hate when people include everything in an article EXCEPT the reason we're a band; the fans," he shared online. Hemmings added (then deleted), "How about we talk about the music and the fans…the only reason a band is a band."

You can read the full Rolling Stone article including why some of the band thinks Justin Bieber "hates us" online now.  

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