10 Things to Know About Ross Lynch and His Band, R5!

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Clearly Teen.com readers have a thing for Ross Lynch. He won our Battle of the Blonde Hearthrobs, ya know! But when we found out that Ross and his siblings’ band R5 signed a deal with Hollywood Records, we knew we had to give you more info on Ross, aside from the usual stuff we’ve already told you about him and his Austin & Ally cast mates. So here goes: R5 is made up of Ross, his brothers Riker and Rocky, his sister Rydel, and their best friend Ellington Ratliff. The family moved from Littleton, Colorado to California where Ross landed a spot on Disney’s Austin & Ally, and Riker became a warbler on Glee! The siblings met Ratliff at a dance studio in Cali and added him to the band once they found out he played the drums.

They’re currently working on a studio album set to be released in 2013! Want to brush up on your R5 knowledge even more? Find out who their famous cousins are, their youngest brother Ryland’s role in the band, and how Rocky got his name!

1. When the siblings were younger, they used to put on shows in their basement featuring *NSync songs complete with dance moves. They also charged family members a dollar to get in! PS, how cute is Ross in this throwback pic?!

R5 Official Facebook

2. Their youngest brother, Ryland, is their “manager”. He told Hopeless Thunder, “As long as they do exactly what I tell them to do, there are no problems. They know who’s the boss.” Not a bad gig to have!

R5 Official Facebook

3. The Lynches cousins are professional dancers (and professional hotties) Derek and Julianne Hough!

R5 Official Myspace

4. Riker (bass and lead vocals) got to name his younger brother, Rocky!


5. Rydel, who plays keyboards and is the only girl in the band, was involved with the pilot episode for Bunheads. Ry told Teen Ink, “I’m one of the dancers and if it gets picked up, it’ll air on ABC family.” Now that it’s officially on air, we hope to see Rydel on the show super soon!

R5 Official Facebook

6. If Ross wasn’t an actor and playing rhythm guitar for R5, he could probably try out for the Olympics men’s gymnastics team. Check out this fan-made montage of all of Ross’ amazing flips!

7. Rocky taught himself how to play the guitar by watching Fall Out Boy videos when he was younger. He then started teaching his siblings the ropes!

R5 Official Facebook

8. Ratliff (R5′s drummer!) was on an episode of Victorious! Click here to watch the short clip!

9. Every winter, the family goes skiing in Keystone, Colorado. Such a cute family vacay.


10. Ross recently just got his driver’s license. Ross tweeted on July 2: “I can now drive! I’m totally going to pick up some ladies!” Proof:


And we leave you with R5′s music video for “Can’t Get Enough Of You”. Happy 4th!

What do you love most about R5? Do you think they’re going to be really popular some day?

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93 Responses to "10 Things to Know About Ross Lynch and His Band, R5!"

  1. Teen.com
    savannahhayes says:

    i used to like ross alot but now i like riker

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    Rose35 says:

    ROSS is totally smokeing hot. I am his no.1 fan because I have pics of him on my iPad, laptop and iPhone 5s. I LOVE U ROSS AND R5

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    Bianca 14,Valeria14,Andrea14 says:

    Dear R5, my sisters think you are amazing and Ross you are our bigest crush you are super cute.Riker you are really cute too. Rydel you are really pretty!!! Ratliff your hair is awsome!!! Rocky you are cool awsome and tall!!!

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    bianca14 , valeria14, andrea14 says:


  5. Teen.com
    kkj18 says:

    Love r5!!!! U guys r just soooooq amazing I just want to be like u p.s ur GREAT singers

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    Katie says:

    How much u wanna bet that mist of y’all are like 10 or like 13 I’m 17 I have better chance than all y’all plus I’m cute cuddly and lovin so y’all can back out dat saddle

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    kaitey adam says:

    i love the r5 and also i am you’re biggest fan on earth the anyone else.(ross is smokeing hot)

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    Najma says:

    I’m also a fan of r5 I love Ross. Anyway R5 can you please come to Seattle My friend and i really want to see you preform and plus we have been your fans for about 3 YEARS so plz:)

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    Derik says:

    Yo whats up buddy I love you guys R5 doing amazing work keep up the good work

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    Natasha says:

    I love you Ross and R5 too I am your biggest fan I love everything about you please be my best best friend. Can we atleast be friends by the way its your no 1 fan Natasha as you know

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    Hannah says:

    I like Rickey. I love his blonde hair!

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    Breanna Cook says:

    R5 is cool. Hey Ross wil me will you please send me 5 tickets to your consert please. Ross btw will you text me back if the answer is yes or no. I love you and your so cute. I really want to see you in person.p.s I’m your number 1 fan because ll I have in my room is r5 posters and stuff PLEASE. R5 you are all great. I love your music too by the way. Hey can I have your autographs from all of you PLEAES.

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    dreama says:

    I love ross sooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i love the song pass me by.

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    Kari says:

    I love Ross lynch and the song pass me by

  15. Teen.com
    Danielle says:

    I like Ross I think he is cute!!!! And I am clumsy too!!

  16. Teen.com
    Danielle says:

    I like Ross I think he is cute.i am clumsy too!

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    Lynsey T. says:

    R5 is cool! I like ur song pass me by

    • Teen.com
      Danielle Payne says:

      If ya’ll were really R5s biggest fan ya’ll would care about all of them and not just Ross even though I like Ross but care about all I am fun I have 4 brothers I am the only girl

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      Lily says:

      i do to

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