JC Chasez took part in a Q&A with Seventeen magazine and was asked what he thought about his *NSYNC bandmate Justin Timberlake’s work and him as a friend. “He is one of my best friends; he’s a wonderful human being,” Chasez said. “I think he was the best pop artist of 2003. I’m so proud of him. I hope to achieve the same with my solo album.”
Joey Fatone On *NSYNC And Solo Album Plans
The New York Daily News caught up with *NSYNC star Joey Fatone at the party for Tommy Hilfiger’s new line, H Hilfiger, to get the status of *NSYNC recording a new album. “Everybody’s doing their side projects here and there, so once that dies down, we’ll start picking back up again,” he commented. In the meantime, is he plotting his own solo work? “I’ve thought about doing a comedy album. That would be fun,” he responded.
*NSYNC To Carry On Without Justin Timberlake?
March 20, 2004 – HitsDailyDouble.com reports that the guys from *NSYNC plan to enter the studio to record a new album, but insiders close to the Justin Timberlake camp say he currently has no plans to join them.
Justin Timberlake’s Message To Fans At NSYNC.com
March 14, 2004 – Justin Timberlake posted a couple messages on the official *NSYNC message board on Wednesday. On one he simply wrote “Hi everyone!”, while on the other, he talked about being up in Canada filming ‘Edison’ adding that he hoped to “see you all on the next *NSYNC tour. Next Year? We will try to speed it along as soon as possible.” If Justin typed up the messages himself, he typed them up in all caps. Scans have since been removed.
Elysa Gardner Comments On Boyband Comeback Hopes
March 4, 2004 – USA Today music critic Elysa Gardner took part in an online chat with readers on Tuesday, and was asked her opinion about the hopes for the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC to find success after extended breaks, or whether their time is up. “That’s the question we’ve been asking forever, isn’t it,” she asked. “I don’t know; with *NSYNC’s most prominent members, [Justin Timberlake] and [JC Chasez], getting recognized as mature solo artists, I don’t know that *NSYNC will be able to do their thing full force. As for Backstreet, people were writing their obituary two years ago, so who knows?” Check out the entire transcript here.