Last Friday we asked you, the lovely people of the STACKS, whose interview you wanted for this week’s celebrity blog post. Thanks for voting! While there was pretty stiff competition, there was definitely a clear winner: this week’s pick is R5! We caught up with the band to talk about being on tour, Earth Day, and (of course) new music! Check it out.
Q: Congrats, Ross, on Austin & Ally being picked up for the 4th season.
Ross: I’m really excited. It’s really the best set that anyone could ask for. Everyone on Austin & Ally is super nice and very hard working. I’m just excited that we have another year to capitalize on that awesome set and then say goodbye.
Q: What did you guys do for Earth Day?
Rydel: I drew a picture of flowers.
Ross: I cleaned my house—cleaned out the trash and stuff. I recycled!
Riker: I helped Rydel get the flowers!
Q: What is new with you guys? Are you going back on tour soon?
Ross: We’ve been on our latest tour for quite some time now. We just did Europe and Canada. We sold out a bunch of gigs in cities that we’ve never been to before, which is amazing. We have a lot of radio festivals and things like that coming up, and we are really excited!
Q: What was the most delicious food you guys ate while on tour?
Ross: Croque Madame in Paris.
Rydel: We had really great shawarma in Tel Aviv, Israel!
Q: Are you recording a new album?
Rydel: We are in the process of recording, finishing, writing, and tweaking the new album.
Ross: It’s a little challenging since we have a single on radio right now. We’re kind of constantly going back and forth from the radio to the studio.
Q: Do you think it helps that your show is number 1 on the Disney Channel right now?
Ross: I don’t think it hurts! The Disney fan base is very supportive of the music we make and I’m very appreciative of that. I think everything helps.
Q: Do you have a message you’d like to give to your fans?
Rydel: We love the R5 family!
Ross: Thanks for the support, and hope you guys enjoy the new music!
R5: Keep on rocking!
Interview by Sue Schneider