June 29, 2001 - Jay Leno
took a shot at boy bands in his monologue Thursday reacting to the Microsoft
case being thrown out saying, "Hey, forget Microsoft. How about breaking
up *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees? This is what we should be breaking
29, 2001 - Joey Fatone tells MTVasia.com that *NSYNC has no plans on putting
down the Backstreet Boys saying, "It's a friendly competition. They're
out doing their job and we're out doing ours. It's like we timed it so
perfectly, we released No Strings Attached and went out with one tour,
the rumours of a rivalry started to fade and then Backstreet released Black
& Blue and it gave them time to shine."
June 27, 2001 - Worldpop
reports Nashville radio DJ Brian Krysz admitting to having a hard time
drumming up interest in the Backstreet Boys summer tour, "We have tonnes
of tickets to give away because no one wants to buy them." Read more.
June 23, 2001 - Sonicnet
reports Brian Littrell rewarded Georgia's Cherokee County Sheriff's Department
with $10,000 for returning two Chihuahuas taken from his home last July.
June 22, 2001 - Sonicnet
reports *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys' early work will be featured on
a forthcoming album from Full Force entitled Still Standing. Read more.
June 19, 2001 - WireImage.com
has 100s of photos from the Wango Tango concert this past weekend, including
several of the Backstreet Boys. Check them out here.
June 19, 2001 - Melissa from
the Real World bashed the Backstreet Boys while praising *NSYNC in her
latest news update saying, "I mean, it's just gross to have a picture of
Howie or CJ or whatever the bearded tattooed one's name is. Gross." Read
June 19, 2001 - Entertainment
Tonight talked to the Backstreet Boys about breakup rumors at Wango Tango
where AJ said, "No, we're not breaking up. It seems to come from England
and the tabs, and it bled to the U.S."
June 17, 2001 - A blistering
article on the Backsteet Boys is featured at Salon.com, where the author
proclaims, "Stick a fork in the Backstreet Boys. They're done." Read more.
June 17, 2001 - The Backstreet
Boys are shown here wearing Los Angeles Lakers jerseys in honor of the
Lakers winning the NBA championship as they pose backstage during the Wango
Tango concert in Los Angeles on Saturday.
June 14, 2001 - Worldpop
reports many are wondering if a new anonymously written book allegedly
about Lou Pearlman entitled Pop Pimp: From Planes To Preteens is written
by members of *NSYNC or the Backstreet Boys. Worldpop though joked that
they didn't know the two bands could write.
June 13, 2001 - CDnow.com
has a report from the Backstreet Boys second concert for their current
tour in Tampa on Saturday. Read more.
June 12, 2001 - MTV.com reports
on the Backstreet Boys opening tour date in Orlando Friday night as Nick
Carter poked fun at the numerous pre-teens in attendance saying, "I like
your skirt. Did you get that at the Gap? Or was it the Baby Gap?" Read
June 12, 2001 - MTVasia.com
profiled the crowd at the Backstreet Boys opening show in Orlando which
included a mixture of young and old. Read more.
June 10, 2001 - Nick Carter
is featured here in an autographed photo auction up for bids on ebay. The
photo, item #1436649888, is currently unbid at $20.99 and the auction ends
June 7, 2001 - NME.com reports
Kid Rock called Britney Spears a 'hooker' during a show in London on Tuesday
while also critcizing her, Christina Aguilera, and the Backstreet Boys
for trite pop and suggesting they should all "kiss my ass". Read more.
June 5, 2001 - Nick Carter
ran his luxury cabin cruiser aground near the Seven Mile Bridge in Marathon,
Florida on Tuesday - and it was still stuck there as of Friday. Read more.
June 5, 2001 - AJ McLean
on rumours about the future of his band the Backstreet Boys: "The only
thing that will ever split us up is death."
June 3, 2001 - Wango Tango
will be webcast live on FMITV.com on June 16th and 17th, which will include
performances by The Backstreet Boys, Ricky Martin, Jessica Simpson, and
a special performance of Lady Marmalade. Check FMITV.com for further details
in the days ahead.
June 3, 2001 - Willa Ford
to Wall of Sound on dating Nick Carter, "The closest thing I could compare
it to, which is really weird, is an interracial relationship; we were like
two kids from different sides of the street, trying to be together, but
the families - in our case, his family - wouldn't let us. That was the
most painful part, the fact I was being rejected by people who were supposed
to love me - so painful it's not even fair. You want these people to love
you, and they fake it and make you think they do, but they turn their back
on you. At one point, I was a very depressed person, to the point where
I actually took medicine. I was falling apart in my own way, but I was
hiding it from everybody. The hardest thing I've ever gone through was
getting out of it." Read more.
June 2, 2001 - In an abstracts.net
poll asking if you think Nick Carter is overweight, 78.9% said no while
21.1% said he was, with 1466 total votes.
June 1, 2001 - Pictures from
the Backstreet Boys visit to the Q102 studios in Philly can be found here.
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