In part two of the National Enquirer’s interview with former New York City limo driver to the stars Paul Monroe, he talks about the guys from *NSYNC. “Those guys were off the charts,” Monroe said. “I took them to ‘The Rosie O’Donnell Show’ a few times, and just getting them back to the Doubletree Guest Suites after an appearance was an issue. Girls would run out in front of the limousine or chase the car all the way from the NBC studios down Broadway. Once after I got the band members out of the limousine and safely into the hotel, I turned around and 15 girls were jumping into the car screaming, ‘Oh my God, they sat right here!’ They were trying to rip the seats out of the limo. It was crazy. They were nice guys though and good tippers. Often they’d pull up to their hotel, get out and take pictures with all the girls out there. It was a logistical nightmare from a security perspective, but all those guys were cool.”
*NSYNC To Be At E!’s Super Party
January 24, 2003 – Contributed by nellysgirl: *NSYNC makes an appearance at The E! Super Party, January 25. They will be there for their annual Super Bowl party to benefit the HollyRod Foundation and its fight against Parkinson’s Disease. Other artists include Eve and Beyonce Knowles of Destiny’s Child. It has been said that Justin Timberlake will not be there, due to the promotion in the UK.
Label Chief Says Boy Band Phase Caused Industry Slump
January 8, 2003 – Aware Records founder Gregg Latterman, whose label, through an innovative artist-development arrangement with Columbia Records, has launched the careers of hit artists John Mayer, Train and Five for Fighting spoke with HitsDailyDouble.com and was asked whether the industry slump affected his company. “It hasn’t,” he says. “To me, a big reason why sales are down is because of the boy-band phase. Artists like *NSYNC and Britney Spears aren’t going to continue having monster records. Every 10 years we have this phenomenon with huge albums by these teenpop bands, then their second sells half as much until they start putting out solo albums.”