We were squealing in the office this morning to find out that two of our fave boy band outfits — New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys — will possibly going on tour together — creating some kind of all-powerful mega boy-band monster. The tour could start as soon as March 2011, and they might even produce a joint single to mark the occasion. Our minds are exploding at the sheer force of so much choreographed dancing and hair gel.
We’ve assembled some additional musical pairings we think need to hit the road together. Who would you like to see team up? Keep reading »
Just when my longtime dream of attending a Backstreet Boys concert was about to finally come true, the reviled swine flu had to come and ruin everything. Poor BBoy Brian Litrell (he’s the dragony looking one, second from the right) can show you the meaning of being lonely—from his quarantine room, he is lamenting the cancellation of all the band’s New York City tour dates after being diagnosed with the dreaded flu. Brian, the New York fans are just as devastated as you are. As a precautionary measure, the other three members of the group—Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and AJ McLean—and the entire touring crew have been prescribed Tamiflu to prevent the spread of the virus. Here’s to a quick recovery, Brian. We can’t wait to hear your new album (dropping today by the way!), This is Us. Yes, it is! [Popeater]
After the jump, other celebs who’ve survived the swine flu, from Marilyn Manson to Rachel Maddow. Keep reading »
Every once in a blue moon, a Tuesday will roll around when the album releases are so good that you think about ditching work just so you can download everything and give it all a good listen, with no spreadsheets or TPS report to kill your buzz. Today, my friends, is one of those Tuesdays. After the jump, check out the new offerings from Air, Gossip, Built To Spill, The Raveonettes and, yes, the Backstreet Boys. Keep reading »
This November, MTV’s “Total Request Live” is going on “hiatus,” after 10 years of celebrity appearances, musical performances, and screaming fans. Even though I haven’t watched the show in years, I’m strangely sad about the news. This was the show I raced home from school to watch! When I was younger, my mother didn’t like me watching MTV, so I would have to be really sneaky and flip to another channel if she came into the living room.
Since it was live (hence the “L”), a lot of crazy stuff went down at MTV’s Times Square studios. Check out our favorite moments on the music video countdown show — and share yours in the comments!
- In 2001, Mariah Carey showed up to TRL wearing only an over-sized T-shirt that said “Loverboy” and a pair of heels, while pushing an ice cream cart. Then, she stripped off her shirt to reveal gold go-go shorts and a green “Supergirl” halter. “You’re my therapy session right now, Carson,” she declared. “Every now and then somebody need a little therapy, and today is that moment for me.” She didn’t really make much sense, and shortly after the surprise TRL appearance, she actually suffered a physical and emotional breakdown and checked into a hospital. Apparently, “Carson therapy” wasn’t enough.
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