US Weekly reports *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake is set to make a solo attempt after the group finishes their tour in April. An insider revealed, “Justin wants to go solo in every part of his life. He wants to be a bachelor, and he’s looking forward to doing his own album.” Much like Sisqo’s solo venture that saw the demise of Dru Hill, the insider adds, “If he doesn’t do well, he’ll be back with them… but if it does well, he’ll break off.” A spokesperson for Jive is still denying Timberlake’s plans for a solo album, despite numerous quotes, and business meetings with Justin, from artists indicating otherwise.
*NSYNC Give Back The Props To KISS
March 29, 2002 – Shannon McCarthy of Get Real Detroit got to chat with *NSYNC’s JC Chasez and Chris Kirkpatrick where they returned the praise that Gene Simmons of KISS had recently given them. Chris said, “You know, we’re huge fans of theirs. We’ve been to their shows a couple times last year. They’re another one of those groups that, not only were they a great band, but they had great music.” As for both band’s licensed merchandise, JC joked, “Yeah, they have more crap out than we do!”
*NSYNC Offer Free Tickets To Late Arriving Family
March 28, 2002 – Star magazine reports an 11-year-old boy who with her mother and father arrived to an *NSYNC show in San Francisco just as it was wrapping up was devastated to miss his favorite band. He and his family explained they were hung up in traffic and that they’d missed the show to one of the group’s security guards. After the guard asked them to leave their name and number, he promised to try and help them out. The *NSYNC guys when told about the story insisted the family be sent free tickets to their next concert in the area and made sure they were advised to leave home earlier next time.