Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Kevin's back alright! Kevin returning to Backstreet Boys

........at least temporarily.

Ryan Seacrest announced today that Kevin will be joining the boys during a special beach party in the Bahamas (part of their fan cruise)

Kevin mentions that he would like to perform with the boys on a more regular basis.

Coming up to Backstreet Boys 20th anniversary in 2013 i expect we will se lots more from our favourite 5 guys.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Boyz II Men perform at the Orlando NKOTBSB show

If there’s strength in numbers, then the NKOTBSB tour is impressive in manpower alone.
When all nine of the dancing, singing, no-longer-boy band members of New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys were on stage at the same time on Friday at Amway Center, it looked like something close to a teen-pop marching band. 
If only ‘N Sync could’ve reunited, there would’ve be enough pop stars to spell out Total Request Live, or some other appropriate pop-culture reference.
Even for a cynic, all that well-aged charisma was magical on Friday, though the crowd that almost filled the arena obviously would’ve been smitten by the time-machine vibe no matter what it sounded like.
To borrow from the combined group’s acronym, the audience looked to be Not Kids Or Teens But Still Believers. On this night, that faith was rewarded.
The ambitious scope of the production was foreshadowed in an epic opener that melded New Kids’ “Single,” Backstreet’s “The One” and Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” into a sonic and visual feast.
With all the Backstreet Boys (Nick Carter, A.J. McLean, Brian Littrell and Howie Dorough) on stage with the five New Kids (Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood and Donnie Wahlberg), it was a crowd. Still, the choreography was understated, meaning that it only looked slightly like a clinic for male models.
Just kidding.
Actually, both groups looked and sounded impressive in a generous 2-1/2 hour show that unfolded like a battle of the bands, with the groups trading turns in the spotlight.
 It was apparent that the New Kids had more of the right stuff, with everything from “Dirty Dancing” to “You Got It (The Right Stuff)” and “Step by Step” eliciting screams that sounded a lot like 1989.
When it came to ballads, McIntyre offered a show-stopping “Please Don’t Go Girl,” which Backstreet countered with the doo-wop-inspired  “I’ll Never Break Your Heart,” with the guys joined by ladies from the crowd.
The magic wasn’t quite as potent in Backstreet’s material, but the group had its hometown connection elevate solid versions of “As Long As You Love Me,” “Shape of My Heart,” “I Want It That Way” and other hits.
In another nod to Orlando’s teen-pop roots, the video screen showed a cameo of ‘N Sync’s Joey Fatone in the crowd. Later, that surprise was trumped by a short, superb set by Boyz II Men, joined by the others for “End of the Road.”  It was a touch that made the night seem historic.
 “It feels so good to be back in Orlando, where it all started for the Backstreet Boys,” said Dorough, who invited his mom on stage.    
Opening act Matthew Morrison, known for his Glee role, set the tone for a musical night with a splashy, Vegas-worthy 35 minutes that included dancing, ukulele strumming (!) and fancy footwork in the aptly titled “Don’t Stop Dancing.”
As for the boy-bands, if the grown-up versions can do this, let’s hope they don’t stop either.

Some concert goers posted videos of

"End Of The Road"

I'll Make Love To You

Backstreet Boys perform Got To Be There 1993-1994 Video

Here's an exclusive video of the young Backstreet Boys performing in Tampa, Florida.

Got To Be There video download

Nick Carter's voices absolutely shines in this Jackson 5 classic song.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Kevin Richardson returns to the LA Staples centre with the Backstreet Boys

After 10 years since the Backstreet Boys performed at the LA Staples Centre with their Black&Blue tour and 5 years since Kevin Richardson departed the group the 5 guys have made a triumphant return as part of their successful NKOTBSB tour.

Kevin Richardson made a very special appearance during I Want It That Way and the finale in which the Backstreet Boys and New Kids On The Block throw it down Battle Of The Bands style.

Needless to say the LA crowd went absolutely crazy when Kevin began his solo part in I Want It That Way.

and......for this video brought back some serious Wango Tango 2001 flashback with those jerseys.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Get Down performed on the NKOTBSB tour

Yep, another set list change as the boys fine tune their show. As Backstreet Boys put it via Twitter, Bye Bye Love goes Bye Bye and makes way for the retro Get Down (You're The One For Me) in tact with retro dance moves and AJ rapping his heart out.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Naughty By Nature to perform at Tonight's New Jersey NKOTBSB show

As we all know Naughty By Nature made a surprise appearance at the Fenway show and performed Hip Hop Hooray. Story is that they were meant to do a 15 minute show but rain altered those plans so tonight be prepared for a 15 minute set with some O.P.P. no doubt.

NKOTBSB perform at Fenway with Naughty By Nature

The biggest show of their careers has just wrapped up and boy did they hit a home run tonight. OK, i'll spare you the baseball metaphors  but wow it was one hell of a show!

With the 9 fellas lining up at home plate and running to the stage for the introductions this outdoor spectacular had it all. Even an introduction from the mayor of Boston and Donnie Wahlberg's own brother Marky Mark (the almost as famous one) couldn't prepare the crowd for the surprise appearance from Naughty By Nature smashing Hip Hop Hooray out of the park (ok sorry, last one I promise) With a "hey" from the Backstreet Boys and a "ho" from the New Kids this once in a lifetime experience left all in attendance with a very special feeling.



The Backstreet Boys worked dance numbers such as “The Call,” “Backstreet’s Back” and “Larger Than Life” as well as ballads including “Incomplete,” “Shape Of My Heart,” and the serenade segement “I’ll Never Break Your Heart,” showcasing excellent harmony work led by A.J. McLean and Nick Carter.
An appearance by Naughty By Nature for “Hip Hop Hooray” sent the show into overdrive, as all of Fenway Park danced in the rain to one of the most memorable hip-hop songs of the ‘90s. It was no surprise when a fan yelled out “I feel like I’m like 13 again!” The entire show mixed nostalgia with a sense of new life for both groups. 
Boston Herald Article

Most of the former heartthrobs are in their thirties, and in some cases early forties, but the show possessed an eerie aura of time travel. Through a gauzy lens — or perhaps it was the romance of the rain — it could easily have been 1990 (NKOTB) or 2000 (BSB).

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New NKOTBSB single Don't Turn Off The Lights - Full

Sorry I haven't been updating much. This awesome new single will be released officially next week but if you want to hear it you can right here.

Make sure you do the right thing if you like it and download off Itunes or Amazon when it comes out.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Nick Carter on Japan radio station Bay FM, Jwave and FM Yokohama

Bay FM 

Nick talks about his birthday, his take on his music, his relationship and how that affects his music. He also gives credit to New Kids for allowing Backstreet Boys to play in arenas in the US.

Thanks again to Yoshie at ALD for sharing these interviews.


Nick in magazine "Pia"

This next interview is thanks to Now I'm Hooked


Nick talks about not being ready to be a solo artist 8 years ago and how I'm Taking Off is totally him. mentions his songwriting. Nick says he doesn't want to get older so he feels younger. He's in better shape than when he was 21. Talks about album making process. Answers some random questions ( I think fan's questions )


FM Yokohama with DJ Snoopy

Click for better quality

Nick with members of his opening act.

Nick talks about what he's going to do on his days off in Japan. He's going to try and get to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In between NKOTBSB shows Nick will be going to Europe to promote "I'm Taking Off" and do some concerts. Nick thinks he has a good looking back despite being self-conscious.  Talks about upcoming events. 

Includes a behind the scenes chat with Nick's opening act.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Nick Carter on Japanese radio Kakiiin

Thanks to Vinoaquaj at ALD for posting 

The interview is with one of the writers of Jewel In Our Hearts. It's over 20 minutes long

Nick says that he doesn't like Now or Never. He doesn't like the way he sang on it and he wasn't ready to be a solo artist. He had to honour the fact that he was Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys and do more pop and soul.


20110202 Nick on Kakiiin radio show by smeagols_twin

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

News on the Backstreet Boys solo front ft Nick Carter

That's right kids.....solo time.

Nick is currently in Japan gearing up for the release of his 2nd solo cd "I'm Taking Off", which is released tomorrow February 2nd. Initially the cd will be released just in Japan, although you can order it from Amazon or Nick Carter's solo website http://nickcarter.net/splash.

He has also just struck up a deal with German record company GLOR (thanks to Misha of ALD and TDS for the info). The first single is due to be released April 29th and the album hits shelves May 27th.

His first single in Japan, "Just One Kiss" is climbing the charts and will very possibly be the song he performs live at the Japan Billboard awards held Feb 6th.

ALBUM TRACKLIST ( thanks to Teca on TDS )

1. Burning Up (feat.BRITON "BRIDDY" SHAW)

* Writers and producers : Nick Carter, Carl Falk, Savan Kotecha, Rami Yacoub

2. Not The Other Guy

* Writers and producers : Nick Carter, Matthew Gerrard, Tebey

3. So Far Away

* Writers and producers : Nick Carter, Dan Muckala, Jason Ingram
* Arrangement : Dan Muckala (Arranger)

4. Addicted

* Writers and producers : Nick Carter, Matthew Gerrard

5. Special

* Writers and producers : Nick Carter, Jen, Kevin Risto, Waynne Nugent, Lamonte Newble, Charlie Gambetta

6. Falling Down

* Writers and producers : Nick Carter, Matthew Gerrard

7. Just One Kiss

* Writers and producers : Nick Carter, Dan Muckala, Jason Ingram
* Arrangement : Dan Muckala (Arranger)

8. The Great Divide

* Writers and producers : Nick Carter, Toby Gad

9. Nothing Left to Lose

* Writers and producers : Nick Carter, Toby Gad

10. Falling In Love Again

* Writers and producers : Nick Carter, Jen, Brent Kutzle, Noel Zancanella

11. I'm Taking Off

* Writers and producers : Nick Carter, Matthew Gerrard

12. Jewel In Our Hearts [Bonus Track]

* Lyrics : Noriyuki Makihara, Motoyama Kiyoharu (English Lyrics)
* Music : Makihara Noriyuki (Composer)

Listen to a preview of all the songs on the album below:

I'm Taking Off preview by smeagls_twin

It is important to note that Nick wrote on every song on his album except for "Jewel In Our Hearts" which was written by two Japanese writers. This song was written specifically for the Japanese market. There will probably be a different bonus track for the European release ( rumours are "Scream" )

One of the tracks "Falling Down" is about Nick's family, his parents and brother and sisters.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

NKOTBSB Press Conference from Fenway park

NKOTBSB become one of only 18 acts to play the world famous ball park in boston.

You can download the edited version ( I have cut out the part with the guy talking at the beginning ) the video starts when NKOTBSB come out to the press conference )

DOWNLOAD IN WMV - Both parts

Part 1

Part 2

New Old backstreet Boys songs from 1993-1994

Back when the guys first started out they did a number of school tours and events and I have been lucky enough to own some of these.

 I've made audio of all the songs that were performed and will post them here as I upload them.

End Of The Road Live and Acapella 

00:45 seconds


It Doesn't Matter Live



I Ador Mi Amor Live & Acapella



Tell Me That I'm Dreaming Live on Star Search



Sunday, January 23, 2011

Kevin Richardson in Casserole Club Trailer

Steve Balderson ( the director ) has shared the official trailer for the new movie.

Looks hot!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Radio alert: Nick Carter on Mix 100.7 Tampa Bay

Most of the guys from NKOTBSB have been very busy doing interviews over the last few weeks and here comes another one with home town boy Nick Carter.

He will be on air Monday 3pm - 7pm.

 US fans can listen live here MIX 100.7

The DJ's are also taking questions on Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/tampabaysmix

Spotlight Auction: Want Nick Carter's DNA

Yes that's right!

If you are a fan with amazing foresight then perhaps you would like some of Nick's "supposed" slobber left on this Coca Cola bottle ( Not sure the Pepsi would be too happy ) The plans of those little Nick Carter cloned minions running around could become reality.

Quick! At only $0.99 any psychotic fan could grab this so hurry up and bid like there's no Justin Bieber.

This is a very rare collectible item. It is believed to be Nicks, as it came from his Las Vegas hotel room several years back and has been stored in my closet for safekeeping since.
I was there in person in the hallway when my daughter got the bottle, so I guarantee that this bottle is authentic, complete with DNA! 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Official Backstreet Boys Resource twitter and facebook

Yes this blog now has it's very own Twitter so I can notify anyone of new updates etc.

Keep your eye out for some exclusive content to be posted in the coming weeks.


There's also a facebook page if that takes your fancy


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Videos of AJ Mclean at various events.


Interview by Wire Image at Songs Of Hope November 1st
Quality: LQ. Jumpy, slightly out of sync.

Posing on red carpet for Wire Image at Songs Of Hope November 1st
Quality: LQ, Jumpy,


Interview at Transformers Premiere LA 27th June
SIZE: 1.44MB
Quality: LQ, jumpy

Interview with HollyScoop at Transformers Premiere LA 27th June
Quality: Terrible quality. The picture is relatively clear but very jumpy & the audio skips / is out of sync.

Posing on carpet at Transformers Premiere LA 27th June
Quality: LQ, A little jumpy

Interview at Xbox 360 Halo 3 Launch Party 15th May           

SIZE: 1.98MB
Quality: Fair quality. A bit pixelated / blurry

Posing on carpet at Xbox 360 Halo 3 Launch Party 15th May
SIZE: 1.67MB
Quality: Fair quality. A bit pixelated / blurry

Playing XBOX at XBOX 360 Halo 3 Launch Party 15th May
Quality: Good Quality. Slightly blurry at edges.

Talking to TMZ at NFL Madden Party 29th June
SIZE: 4.12MB
Quality: LQ, Blurry and jumpy.
Interview with Young Hollywood at Celebrity Poker 16th July
SIZE: 2.95MB
Quality: Good Quality, Slightly blurry edges.

Unknown Date

eXtra at Hellboy premiere 
SIZE: 2.88MB
Quality: Good quality. A little pixelated

Posing on carpet at Motorola 8th Anniversary Party
SIZE: 1.37MB
Quality: LQ. Very pixelated and a bit jumpy.

Interview at Wii Launch Party
SIZE: 3.39MB
Quality: LQ. A bit pixelated, jumpy and audio out of sync.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Multimedia uploads of Backstreet Boys

I am in the process of organising all my Backstreet Boys video files so as I do that i will make them available for you to download.

They will all be in WMV format but I can convert them if requested. These videos are ones I have collected over the years so if any that come up are ones you believe you own and don't want shared just let me know and I will take it down straight away. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

New article mentioning and giving credit to Backstreet Boys

Last week during a rant about the New Year's holiday, I turned my invective on the musical guests featured on Fox's broadcast. Two such musical guests are the resurging New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys, who I said belonged "in Las Vegas night shows." Many readers called me out on this by pointing out that the two acts were hardly desperate, and that the Backstreet Boys had even been selling out shows. Feeling stupid, I listened to the NKOTB album "Hangin' Tough," the Backstreet Boys' "Millenium," and ‘N Sync's "No Strings Attached" to serve as penance.
It had been a while since I had listened to a boy-band recording (probably the sixth grade) but my music taste has since expanded. I begrudgingly had to admit that these three were pretty good pop albums. New Kids' "The Right Stuff" and the Backstreet Boys' "Larger Than Life" still had it. As much as ‘N Sync's "Bye Bye Bye" doesn't fit my taste, it's easy to understand how it became huge.
So what happened? None of these groups was creatively struggling when it fell out of the public's good graces.
For New Kids on the Block, it was a sudden collapse. The group released its third album, "Step by Step," in 1990 and it went multi-platinum, as expected. By the release of the album's third single, "Let's Try It Again," the group was old news. The single didn't break the Billboard Top 40.
Not helping the New Kids' cause were accusations of lip-synching on stage. Lip-synching is a tough charge for pop acts to shake. More recent history shows how the same accusation shook Britney Spears' career while all-but destroying Ashlee Simpson's. Groups that are entirely comprised of vocalists are already walking a thin line.
The benefit of playing one's own instruments is that it merits a degree of sympathy from the audience. To the blue-collar or day-job maintaining listener, playing an instrument constitutes "work." Vocals, despite the amount of practice put into them, don't get the same credit. That's why any country artist, even the "divas" like Carrie Underwood, can still strum a guitar. Kanye West can put months of work into crafting a beat for his song, but he will often only get credit for what he does on stage.
Aside from musical analysis, it seems that the listening public's taste for boy bands travels in waves. The arguable first wave was during the New Kids era, beginning with New Edition in the ‘80s, a group that featured Bobby Brown. After New Edition split ways with its songwriter, Maurice Starr, he became the producer for New Kids. The era's apex occurred with New Kid's "Hangin' Tough," but then fans lost interest.
The next wave began in 1996 with the release of the Backstreet Boys' self-titled debut. In the next year, both ‘N Sync and 98 Degrees would debut as well. But much like before, the public's desire for boy bands was fickle. ‘N Sync's "Celebrity" was the era's outgoing shot. The group soon split, with Justin Timberlake going solo.
The Backstreet Boys continued releasing albums, but each album's first-week sales have debuted lower on the charts than the last (not failures, but significantly less lustrous than the group's previous sales).
The fall of boy bands wasn't indicative of all pop music, however. Spears, who debuted around the same time as her boy-band counterparts, continued to be as relevant on the charts throughout the following decade, rehab and all.
But now, New Kids and the Backstreet Boys are back on the map. Why? It just seems that listeners are ready for a reemergence. Justin Bieber is a force to be reckoned with on the pop charts, and his formula is not far off that of boy bands. Will it last long? History says no, but for the time being, I must admit that boy bands never really die.

Great article I think. I give kudos to the journalist for being able to have a follow up article about their change of opinion.

It's also great to see that boy band fans are correcting mistakes made in the media. KTBPA