I was never into the Backstreet Boys as a kid – I was always more of an *NSync girl, myself, and even that was minimal involvement… because really, I was obsessed with Hanson. Go ahead, judge me. They still have fans! I’m not one of them, but they’re out there.
Anyhow, I digress. Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys is releasing a new memoir that goes into his drug and alcohol abuse because when the money runs out, resort to the desperate measure of putting all your business out there for the world to take in. So long as that publisher’s check doesn’t bounce, it’s all good, right? He’s got a wedding to pay for!
From The AP:
The Backstreet Boys singer will release a memoir, “Facing the Music and Living to Talk About It,” on Sept. 24 via Bird Street Books. The 33-year-old is the first of the group to release a book.
The autobiography and self-help book will include stories about Carter’s teenage years in the multiplatinum Backstreet Boys, his struggles with substance and alcohol abuse and the hardships of his family. His younger siblings include Aaron and Leslie Carter. Leslie, who battled with substance abuse, died last year.
Oh, and the Backstreet Boys are releasing a new album in July. WHY? Is our love of nostalgia in this country THAT bad?
Anyway, I’m sure there’s a market out there for this book… back in 1998.
May 24, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Nick Carter, the blondest of The Backstreet Boys, is engaged to “fitness expert/actress” Lauren Kitt. Everybooooodddaaay said, “Yeeeeeeaaah” and then promptly rocked their booodddaaaays. Mr. Carter told People Magazine,
I had the ring in my pocket for two weeks. I was like, ‘I don’t want it anymore!’ It was driving me insane. I just wanted to get it out of my hands and on to hers.
Ms. Kitt said,
Our first thought was, ‘We need to contact The Backstreet Boys and find out when their schedule will permit.’
Really? That was your first thought?
Carter planned a lovely proposal that almost went wrong. He wanted to sail his soon-to-be-fiance, her dad, and some close friends, to an island where he could propose to her. Because he has a boat. Nick Carter has a boat. And he knows how to sail it. I’m learning so many new things today. So what happened that almost turned this perfect proposal into THE PERFECT STORM?
My boat was in such bad condition because I hadn’t used it for, like, six years. It took me five days literally on my hands and knees, scraping up my body [to fix it.] The engine wasn’t complete yet but we still decided to go out.
Once on “Engagement Island” as they now call it, Carter proposed to her with a “seven-carat diamond ring from XIV KARATS” and in no way is that product placement at all, riiiiiight?
She said, ‘Yes,’ and I’m, like, ‘I don’t know what to do.’ She said, ‘You’re supposed to put it on my finger.’ So I did. I was in shock.
The couple have been together for a little over 2 years.
February 22, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Because I did. Today. While I was having my morning coffee and going through massive piles of email, and I couldn’t look away. See, now, I wasn’t a big Backstreet Boys fan back in the nineties (I was more a Hanson girl, through and through, actually), but BSB was a large part of my adolescence in other veins (school dances, a best friend’s little sister’s obsession with f-cking Howie Dorough, of all people) and I was able to appreciate this performance … well, as much as anyone who had a fleeting experience with the Backstreet Boys.
That being said, do I necessarily think it was time to break out the memories of BSB fandemonium and nostalgia? Well, not necessarily. If this was the Backstreet Boys’ attempt at reuniting, I have to say it was kitschy—and mediocre, at best. What, do they think that their former fans want a reunion tour now? Because Nick Carter is still Nick Carter (who dated Paris Hilton) … and that’s not a good thing, to say the least. Or something that can be easily forgotten about, either.
Thoughts on the Backstreet Boys’ Old Navy commercial? Is this it?
September 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Sarah
Did you guess Nick Carter? If so, how dare you? How can you look at that precious, angelic face and accuse him of anything more intense than maybe snuggling a puppy just a little too tightly or eating the last of the heart-shaped cupcakes he made for you? Do you non-believers feel sufficiently bad about yourselves? Good, because you deserve it.
Ok, but of course it’s A.J. We all knew that, right? At least all of us who covered our rooms in pages of Tiger Beat knew it, and that’s enough. Yeah, we always knew that A.J. was the bad boy of the group, and he’s been in rehab twice already in 2001 and 2002 for issues with alcohol and cocaine abuse. Let’s hope the third time’s the charm.
And because I know you’re all super worried, I just wanted to assure you guys that A.J. isn’t going to let this affect the NKOTBBSB tour, and here’s his statement to prove it:
“For personal reasons, I’ve checked myself into a rehab clinic. With 2011 being a busy year for Backstreet, I want to be healthy and perform and sing for people at my very best and happiest. None of this will affect our current tour plans and I look forward to seeing everyone really soon! Thank you for all of your support and respecting my family and friends privacy during this time.”
I’m going to send positive energy to A.J. by lighting incense and listening to “All I Have to Give” on repeat, but you guys can do whatever feels right for you.
January 16, 2011 at 8:00 am by Emily
Former Backstreet Boy Nick Carter is trying his hand at a solo career again and the video for his new single, “Just One Kiss”, has hit the nets. The clip is boring (nothing cheaper looking than a seaside video, if you ask me), but the single actually isn’t half bad. As in, I maybe wouldn’t change the station if I heard it come on the radio.
Nick’s always been the cutest BSB in my opinion, but after watching his reality show on E! a few years back, I was convinced thyat we’d never see a real comeback. Now I’m thinking that Nick may be able to stay at the Joey McIntyre level of “not totally successful but not a compete joke” level of fame.
What do you think of the new song? Have you been holding out for a Nick Carter comeback, or is this just as big of a surprise to you as it is to me?
December 30, 2010 at 2:00 pm by Molls
Remember that one time back in June when New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys performed together at Radio City Music Hall and it was wonderful and I was all “I sense a tour a-comin’”? Well, I was right, natch. The groups are joining forces to totally blow our minds come next summer, but in the meantime, check out that above interview with Ryan Seacrest. To be honest, I’m not really interested in what’s being said because I’m too busy trying to wrap my mind around all nine dudes* sitting around together, being older versions of those dudes whose pictures I tore out of Tiger Beat.
I’m crossing my fingers for a Nashville date, but I’m probably just going to have to count on y’all guys in the big cities to sneak in a fancy camera phone. Don’t let me down.
*Too bad the fifth Backstreet Boy (my very favorite), Kevin Richardson, is busy starring in low budget vampire musicals.