Chester Bennington's Widow Breaks Her Silence

American Music Awards 2014's 20 Best and Worst Moments

The verdict on Taylor Swift, One Direction, 5SOS and everything from Pitbull's "Fireball" to Waka Flocka Flame

Worst: 5 Seconds of Summer's Punk-o-Rama
Michael Tran/Getty6/20

Worst: 5 Seconds of Summer's Punk-o-Rama

Between the Manic Panic hair, vintage Weezer ringer and stripped-back stage set (complete with caution tape covering their amps — ooh, caution!), 5SoS got the punk posturing down, but in the end they were just a serviceable power pop band. Their cover of the Romantics' "What I Like About You" came off stiff. When red-bandana'd drummer Ashton Irwan shouted, "All right, AMAs, what I like about youuu!" it came off cardboard stiff. Lillix wore it better.

Back to Top