Rolling Stone caught up with JC Chasez to preview his new album ‘Schizophrenic’ and was asked about his bandmate Justin Timberlake’s claim that ‘Justified’ was better than anything *NSYNC put out. “You’re always trying to up the bar on yourself,” he said. “It’s probably his best performance and material because he’s pushed himself to get better. When we did ‘Celebrity’, he thought that was his best work.” JC was a little less diplomatic when pressured to reveal what kind of music he didn’t like. “I don’t want to hurt the kid’s feeling, but. Dude, I can’t take another Clay Aiken record,” JC opined.
Backstage With Clay Aiken At ‘The Way’ Video Shoot
February 19, 2004 – Entertainment Tonight featured footage of Clay on the set of his new video for ‘The Way’. Aiken also discussed his tour with fellow ‘American Idol’ Kelly Clarkson. “We were going to do our own tours,” he said. “And we were going to do smaller venues, but we decided it was a good idea to try and put it together.”
Super Bowl Scandal’s Aftermath Lives On
February 6, 2004 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Wednesday night, “The aftermath of the Super Bowl scandal is still going on. CBS is so upset that they are going to have a five minute delay at the Grammys to prevent nudity, anything offensive and Clay Aiken from reaching TV viewers.”
Clay Aiken Wows The Depends Crowd Too
January 25, 2004 – Ratethemusic.com reports Clay receives undies not only from young women, but senior women too. “I do occasional get a panty or two thrown on the stage,” Aiken said. “One time I got some Depends with a little note that said, ‘Your older fans love you too!’ They weren’t used!”
Aiken added that strange letters are also something he gets from fans. “There’s some very interesting stuff we get,” Aiken explained. “I had one lady one time who told me that she and her husband (had sex) to videotapes from me on the show. I went and washed my hands right after I read that letter!”
Claymates Push Aiken To Best Album Of ’03 Win
January 4, 2004 – Our previous poll asking what was your favorite pop album released in 2003 saw 40.3% vote for ‘American Idol’ runner-up Clay Aiken’s debut ‘Measure of a Man’, just enough to beat out Britney Spears with her latest, ‘In The Zone’ at 36.8%. Far behind those two were ‘American Idol’ champ Kelly Clarkson with her debut ‘Thankful’, getting 7.4%. At the bottom of the pile, below 1%, were Nick Lachey with ‘SoulO’ and Jewel with ‘0304’.