In New York for radio and TV appearances and performances, they spoke on Monday by phone with Melena Ryzik, in individual interviews, about their early influences, their latest grooming habits and the transition to rock star life. “Currently we’re driving through New York, and there’s many people banging on the windows,” Mr. Irwin said. “Sorry if I seem distracted.” These are excerpts from their conversations.
Q. You started out posting covers on YouTube. What was your inspiration?
Luke Hemmings What really got me into music is the band Good Charlotte, when I was 10. And then it grew into