I think it’s been about a week since I mentioned how much I love Ross Lynch, and that is obviously way too long! He plays Austin in Austin & Ally, but today, I have an interview with him talking about his band R5. I have been so obsessed with Teen Beach Movie, I totally forgot about his band with his 2 brothers Rocky and Riker, sister Rydel, and best friend Ellington Ratliff. Can you guess why they call themselves R5? They have been touring all summer, but we got a quick interview with the charming and adorable Ross.
Q: What was the most interesting news story that you saw on TV or read this week?
Ross: I don’t even think I saw anything online this week because when I’m on tour I don’t really surf the web at all.
Q: So you don’t listen to the news or anything like that?
Ross: Sorry, no. (laughs)
Q: Do you have any pets?
Ross: No, I wish, but my mom won’t let me get one. I love animals.
Q: What do you feel is the most important issue to kids your age today?
Ross: The most important issue, I feel, is to get outside. I feel that social networking and all that stuff like playing video games — even I like playing video games– but you have to remember get some sun! Just get outside and enjoy life because it only lasts so long.
Q: What do you want most in the world?
Ross: I have everything I need. I don’t know if I need any more than what I have. Yes, I am pretty lucky.
Q: What’s new with R5?
Ross: Currently we are on tour to 50 cities. I just literally flew in today and I’m flying back out to Canada tonight to go back on tour. We are going to release a new album after the tour probably September or late this year. Just a lot of exciting stuff. Just playing any show we can. Just doing whatever we can.
UPDATE: The new album Louder will be released on September 24, and the first single “Pass Me By” is out now. The video reminds me a little too much of One Direction’s video for “Live While We’re Young,” but that’s not a criticism. I love them both! What do you think? Are you an R5 fan? Leave a Comment!
— Sonja, STACKS Staffer
Interview by Sue Schneider
Teen Beach Movie photo courtesy Disney Channel