Backstreet Boys' A. J. McLean Talks Spice Girls Joint Tour & Nick Carter 'Dead 7' Zombie Film
What's it going to take to bring the Backstreet back? The '90s boy band sensation still finds a way to continue touring and to release a film but let's be honest: '90s kids are on the brink of insanity waiting to hear a confirmed announcement that the Backstreet Boys and Spice Girls will join forces for the ultimate reunion tour. After endless rumors and being tugged back and forth between false tour announcements, fans will jump at any bit of information they're given. Backstreet Boys' A. J. McLean recently sat down to discussed his latest solo track, "Live Together," his film debut in Nick Carter's zombie flick Dead 7 and a potential tour with the Spice Girls.
Detailing how the Backstreet Boys are heading back to the studio next week, McLean offered some panic worthy words to Rolling Stone, "the Spice Girls tour has been this idea bouncing around for the past year and a half, and it's something we're still talking about." In September of 2013, Scary Spice, aka Melanie Brown, took to multiple talk shows including Today, The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and Ellen to confess that she wants to reunite her group for a reunion tour filled with girl power. "I'd love to," she told Ellen DeGeneres according to E!. "I'm gonna make it happen one day. I'm hoping in the next year or two, when everybody's cleared their diary a little bit." Although Brown seems pretty adamant, both Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham have denied claims of any upcoming tours.
Describing the Backstreet Boys' impending time in the studio, McLean said, "we're going back in on [Oct.] 12th to dust off the cobwebs." He then added that they're "working with a new producer, Jay Cash, who wrote 'Sugar' for Maroon 5. This is just the beginning phase, but we're hoping to have the album done before our cruise in May."
Further discussing his track "Live Together" off of his solo debut The Anthem, the artist claimed he began to use his celebrity to draw attention to raw issues in order to "start a movement" of total acceptance. He attributes his passion to his daughter Ava, to whom he hopes to be a positive role model.
For those looking for anything to hold onto in the strange limbo of Backstreet Boys/Spice Girls tour announcements, look to Nick Carter's Syfy TV film Dead 7, due out in 2016. It stars AJ as a villain, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and NSYNC's Joey Fatone. "It was really fun to play the bad guy. Everyone was freaked out by me, and the director loved my character so much, he kept adding me into scenes," he said.
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