Contributed by elgato:
In the latest issue of InRock Magazine, Backstreet Boys star Howie Dorough answered some questions about the group and their solo projects. He said, AJ is “fine and sober. I’m very proud of him.” AJ and Nick Carter met Howie in Orlando recently to celebrate his birthday. They discussed ideas for the next group album. Howie’s album is meant to fill the void until the next group album comes out; he expects his album to come out this year. He also said some of the other Backstreet Boys may appear on each other’s respective solo albums. For example, while in Orlando, Nick added some stuff to one of Howie’s songs. AJ did too. So there’s a good chance they’ll appear on each other’s albums. When asked about how much longer the group will remain a group, Howie responded by saying that they decided to take a break to do solo things but they’ll work together from now on, and rest will be an asset to the group in the long run.