Latest boy band pop stars 5 Seconds of Summer get their rock on with AC/DC, BulletBoys, KISS and Def Leppard!
Australia — Who reading this loves boy bands? That’s what we thought. But oddly, it appears the latest hot boy band sensations just might have a closet hair metal fan in the group – and reading this article right now.
Australia’s 5 Seconds of Summer have broke through big time internationally with their 2014 debut single “She Looks So Perfect” hitting #1 in 39 countries.
In addition to their huge success, it seems there is a huge love for heavy metal and hairbands in their down under blood. Especially from the group’s drummer Ashton Irwin.
This kid has been twittering and instagramming to his 2 million plus followers daily and it’s usually him throwing the horns Ronnie James Dio style. Add to that, it appears he has a closet full of rock swag. Today he posted him at rehearsal sporting a BulletBoys tee of all things.
Now Sludge isn’t sucking this bands ass, but considering they supported One Direction on a 2013 sold out tour and their debut video has a solid 55M youtube views too boot – we have to give them props. Props for supporting the rock.
What other #1 artist rocks BulletBoys swag in front of their millions of fans?
The media has called them a boy band, but they insist they are a rock band listing influences as Green Day and Blink 182.
Irwin who just turned 20, is the oldest member of Sydney’s newest hometown heroes. Crazy to think, these kids were not even born until the mid/late 90’s. If you’re a hairband fan you’ve got to admit, it’s pretty bad ass that the youth of today are still acknowledging the 80’s a full 25 years later.
Speaking of BulletBoys. Marq Torien and company are currently saddled up and on the road as part of the Bang Your Head tour. The summer run features Quiet Riot, Faster Pussycat and ex Guns n’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke.
Make sure to head out and support the BYH tour and tell them Metal Sludge sent ya.
07/22/14 PORTLAND, ME ASYLUM #Bang your head TOUR
07/23/14 HUNTINGTON, NY THE PARAMOUNT #Bang your head TOUR
07/24/14 BOSTON, MA THE WILBUR THEATRE #Bang your head TOUR
07/25/14 HAMPTON BEACH, NH HB CASINO BALLROOM #Bang your head TOUR
07/26/14 WAYNESBORO, PA THE BALLROOM (BULLETBOYS)
07/27/14 AKRON, NY BRAUN’S CONCERT COVE (BULLETBOYS)
07/28/14 CINCINNATI, OH DRINKER OTR (BULLETBOYS)
07/29/14 ANDERSON, IN VERTIGO BAR & GRILL (BULLETBOYS)
07/30/14 FORT WAYNE, IN DRUNKEN MONKEY (BULLETBOYS)
08/01/14 STURGIS, SD GLENCOE CAMP RESORT (BULLETBOYS)
STURGIS MOTORCYCLE RALLY (BULLETBOYS)
08/02/14 FRIDLEY, MN GB LEIGHTON’S PICKLE PARK (BULLETBOYS)
08/04/14 LAFAYETTE, IN JERILEE’S PUB (BULLETBOYS)
08/05/14 INDIANAPOLIS, IN ROCK HOUSE (BULLETBOYS)
08/06/14 JOHNSTON, PA ACES LOUNGE (BULLETBOYS)
08/07/14 ELMHURST, NY BLACKTHORN 51 (BULLETBOYS)
08/08/14 LONG BRANCH, NJ THE BRIGHTON BAR (BULLETBOYS)
08/09/14 KENILWORTH, NJ 10TH STREET LIVE (BULLETBOYS)
08/10/14 COLUMBUS, OH TURTLE CREEK (BULLETBOYS)
08/11/14 ELIZABETHTON, TN BONNIE KATE THEATRE (BULLETBOYS)
08/12/14 MEMPHIS, TN ROCK HOUSE (BULLETBOYS)
08/13/14 macomb, il the outskirts (bulletboys)
08/14/14 junction city, ks the devils tail
08/15/14 SIOUX CITY, IA HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO #Bang your head TOUR
08/16/14 RINGLE, WI Q & Z EXPO CENTER (BULLETBOYS)
08/17/14 ILLINOIS – TBA
08/19/14 san leon, tx 18th street pier bar & grill (bulletboys)
08/20/14 dallas, tx the rail club (bulletboys)
08/22/14 las vegas, nv vampd (bulletboys)
08/23/13 CHINO HILLS, CA SHAMROCK (BULLETBOYS)
08/29/14 SAUK RAPIDS, MN BUBBA’S BAR & EVENT CTR #Bang your head TOUR
08/31/14 NEW ALBANY, IN THE RUSTIC FROG #Bang your head TOUR
11/16/14 PEKIN, IL GOODFELLA’S – ROCK N SKULL FESTIVAL (BULLETBOYS)