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"They said, ' We're in a boy band, too,'" he says. The band recently announced an arena tour that starts in February and lasts at least until the end of the year.
One of Feldmann's biggest scores came in 1999, when Goldfinger's song "Superman" was used prominently in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater video game.He's spent many of his days this year inside, playing Call of Duty.But lately he's hitting the town hard."It's all about finding things to make you happy," says Clifford.She occasionally tries texting the band in favor of knocking on bedroom doors. Luke Hemmings, the Australian pop band's heartthrob frontman, wanders downstairs to the kitchen, unshaven, wearing only a T-shirt and tight black boxer briefs. "I'm really hungover." He shuffles back to his room. Bassist Calum Hood – who's 19 but still looks like the high school soccer player he was a few years ago – comes outside with a glass of Coke, his nails painted black, wearing a Billabong hat.His elfin blond coif – the inspiration for a number of You Tube hair tutorials – is a ruffled mess. "Let me put some bourbon in this," he says, returning to the kitchen.But eventually Clifford materializes, wearing a fully unbuttoned shirt, pale, but fresher than expected. Hemmings complains, "It's just, like, Viners and Internet personalities, those kind of people. They didn't talk to Bieber – "I think he hates us," says Clifford – but they had a good time.
"It was fucking crazy, people standing on tables and shit," he continues.
he California sun is low in the sky over Bel Air, but at 5 Seconds of Summer's house, the day has yet to begin.
There are red-wine stains on the floorboards by the pool on the canyon-side deck, which overlooks the Chateau des Fleurs, a $100 million mansion that's been on the market since it was built, and the Pacific Ocean in the distance. "They should be up soon," says the band's English assistant, Zoë, who reads a book as we wait.
"The screaming is a very stressful thing, but an awesome thing," says Irwin. "So we just had parties all the time," says Hemmings.
Last January, the band's label, Capitol, paid for 5SOS to move into the Bel Air house and write their new album for three months. "We had some pretty great parties at the start of the year, and they kind of got better and better.
Feldmann is a friendly and fast-talking guy, in a suit and bleach-blond hair.