(straight through my heart…)
-If you have an album coming out the next day, the last thing you wanna hear is one of your members has swine flu. But that’s exactly what happen to the Backstreet Boys.
“Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with the swine flu.”
A day before their 7th studio album 'this is us' hits store shelves, Brian Littrell was diagnosed with the H1N1 virus. He is on the mend and it’s yet another chapter in the ping-pong career of a vocal1 group that’s seen its share of ups and downs.
"Who’s the best player?" "Ah..." "You think you are, I hear." “I am.” “Are you really?” “yeah”
(Please don't change the way you are), but as we discovered while they were recording2, Littrell, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean are still fiercely competitive.
"We can’t always please every critic. You're gonna have some that are more into rock music that shouldn't be probably critiquing us, you know, coming to our shows”, “But you know, a guilty pleasure, guilty pleasure is listening and falling in love love with the Backstreet Boys’ songs.”
(…hear you say. I want it that way. Tell me why) They’ve sold more than 100 million albums worldwide as balladeers , but the new CD delivers a batch3 of club-ready dance tunes4.
(I heard the loudest noise) “You guys still have the moves”, “Well, that’s why we…” “Let’s see them(发音发成'em), come on.” “Ok, no” The four have also sidestepped some personal obstacles. McLean’s rehab, Carter’s family issues, the premature5 birth of Dorough’s baby and Littrell’s son being diagnosed with Kawasaki Syndrome6.
“Yeah, we’ve been through a lot, but what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!
Through it all, the Backstreet Boys have become the backstreet men.