MTV News caught up with the Backsteet Boys as the veteran boy band prepares to perform at the final taping of ‘Total Request Live’. Nick admits he isn’t ready to see the show that springboarded the group’s U.S. popularity come to a close. “Sad. This is something that we’ve been a part of since the beginning,” he said. “So many great memories. Why are you taking it off? What’s wrong with you guys? Things have to change.”
The guys were also excited to see their former tourmates the Jonas Brothers find so much success. “They opened for us on the ‘Never Gone Tour.’ They’re a talented bunch of kids. They’re growing up fast,” Brian Littrell said. “I don’t feel reluctant to give them advice. I’ll never forget: We were doing a show in Florida with the Temptations, and one of those guys stood up and said, ‘This is show business, and as you’re doing your show, your business could be running out on you.’ I’ll never forget that.”
‘Total Finale Live’ will air Sunday, November 16 at 8 p.m. ET. Read more.