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5 Seconds of Summer strikes a punk pose at the Forum
5 Seconds of Summer strikes a punk pose at the Forum

Before he played drums in the insanely popular pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer, Ashton Irwin had a different job in his hometown of Sydney, Australia. “I worked at a KFC,” he said Saturday night from the stage at the Forum in Inglewood. “I could take all of you home and make you chicken.” Most boy bands seem to emerge fully formed out of a record label’s cheekbone foundry, and 5 Seconds of Summer does have some of that classic pop-group appeal: tight harmonies, good chemistry and fans with partisan crushes on each member of the band. But 5 Seconds of Summer scuffs all that up with a snotty mall-punk attitude, one that's familiar to any teenager...

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