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Happy 5 Seconds of Summer Day! Here Are 12 Ways To Celebrate

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Everything You Need to Know About 5 Seconds of Summer

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 20: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) (L-R) Luke Hemmings, Ashton Irwin, Michael Clifford and Calum Hood
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Happy 5SOS Day! To celebrate, we've compiled our favorite articles, galleries and quizzes about our favorite Aussies5 Seconds of Summer! So what are you waiting for? Get clicking!

We should probably start at the beginning, right? Whether you've been a fan of the band since 2011 or are just starting to get into them post-"She's Kinda Hot," it would do you well to learn the basics. Click here to educate yourself! 

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Quiz: Is this a One Direction or 5 Seconds of Summer Lyric?

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While One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer differ dramatically when it comes to their tunes, both bands discuss universal topics like love and relationships. It doesn't hurt that the 5SOS boys spent the majority of 2013 and 2014 opening for 1D on their massive world tours so we ask you...can you tell the difference between their lyrics?

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Quiz: How well do you know 5 Seconds of Summer?

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Ashton Irwin, Robert Hemmings, Michael Clifford and Calum Hood of 5
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So, now you're a 5SOS expert, right? Or so you think...test your knowledge of the boys with our extensive How Well Do You Know 5 Seconds of Summer? quiz. Take it here, and make sure to share your results with pals!

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Gallery: Michael Clifford's 19 Punkest Looks

INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 23: Musician Michael Clifford of the band 5 Seconds of Summer performs onstage during rehearsals for t
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Of all the 5SOS lads, guitarist Michael Clifford has the most iconic look: He flirts with vintage punk styles and manages to make them modern (We're pretty positive every leather-clad stylist in the world is fighting to work with him.) We've compiled some of his best ensembles, look at 'em right here, right now.

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Michael Clifford Talks Mental Health: Why You Should Listen

IRVINE, CA - JULY 20: Musician Michael Clifford of 5 Seconds of Summer performs at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre on July 20, 20
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Which brings us to our next piece: Michael Clifford is more than just a killer musician, he's also a sensitive, creative, intelligent soul. Earlier this summer some comments he made on stage went viral and a discussion about mental difference followed. We explored exactly what that means for their fans: When Michael speaks openly about mental health, you should listen. 

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Gallery: 18 Luke Hemmings Throwback Photos

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 21: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE/SPECIAL RATES APPLY)    Luke Hemmings of 5 Seconds of Summer visit 'The Elvis Dur
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One of the most remarkable things about Luke Hemmings is something that happens to us all: Growing up! His look (i.e., his face) has changed so drastically in the four years 5SOS have been a band, we couldn't help but compile a look book. From fetus to rowdy rockstar, here's vintage Hemmings.

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Quiz: Which Member of 5 Seconds of Summer Are You?

Are you a wild child like Michael Clifford? Quiet, reserved and sensitive like Calum Hood? Maybe you like to be at the forefront of the show like Luke Hemmings, or enjoy holding it down like Ashton Irwin. Want to find out? Take the quiz: Which Member of 5 Seconds of Summer Are You?

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Gallery: 15 Ashton Irwin Rocking Drum Shots

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 20: Musician Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer performs onstage during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music
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Ashton Irwin is a pretty incredible percussionist...he also sings while hitting the drums, which is not the easiest thing in the world. When you've got that much going on in a live setting, you lose control of your facial expressions: The music takes over your body. Peep our fave rockin' live drum shots of Mr. Irwin!

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Here's What It's Like Going To A Private 5 Seconds of Summer Concert

SANTA MONICA, CA - AUGUST 17: (L-R) Musicians Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds Of Su
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Everything 5 Seconds of Summer do, they do for their fans. It's what makes their live shows so incredible; it's what keeps kids coming back for more. Earlier this year they played a private Vevo concert and we were there...and wrote about what it was like. Both the 5SOS band account and Calum Hood's personal twitter shared the post, and now you can read it, too. Click here! You know you want to.

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5 Seconds of Summer on 'The Today Show': Witnessing The Power of Youth

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28: Recording artist 5 Seconds Of Summer performs on NBC's "Today" at Rockefeller Plaza on October 28,
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A band is only as good as its fans, and 5SOS have some of the best. We went to their Today Show performance for a good time...only to find a misogynistic photographer trying to ruin it for all the kids who lined up for days. The result was a moment of real reflection: 5SOSFam are some of the most passionate people around and that's nothing to mock. In fact, it's something to be celebrated.

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5 Seconds of Summer's 'Sounds Good Feels Good' Through the Creators' Eyes: Track-by-Track

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 1: (EUROPE AND AUSTRALASIA OUT) (L-R) Ashton Irwin, Calum Hood, Michael Clifford and Luke Hemming
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What was it really like working with the pop-punk group on their sophomore LP? We went straight to the source: Here's everything about the album, from the mouths of producer John Feldmann [All Time LowGood Charlotte] and engineers Zakk Cervini and Matt Pauling.

Now what are you waiting for? Get clicking. It's extensive!

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5 Seconds of Summer's "Jet Black Heart" Video: Democratizing Fan Experience

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5SOS's "Jet Black Heart" video places the spotlight on fans while putting the 5SOSFam on the same playing field as the band. It's a crucial message of mutual respect and adulation. Basically, the boys love you as much as you love them, and here's why (and how!).

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Sept. 23: ‘Archie’ IRL

In case you haven’t heard, the beloved ‘Archie’ comics are coming to life and you might recognize a few faces in Riverdale. Shannon Purser aka Barb from ‘Stranger Things’ landed the role of Ethel Muggs and when the news broke out we couldn’t wait to see her in action. In a behind-the-scenes photo shared on Twitter we get the first look of Ethel and Trev Smith. "This show is gonna be good, y’all” Purser tweeted.

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