Entertainment Weekly has a short profile on Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter and his ‘Now or Never’ debut solo effort. Commenting on any competition with his boyband rival Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC, who is releasing ‘Justified’ the week following his October 29th release. “His record might do 10 times better than mine,” Carter said. “But it doesn’t matter to me as long as I’m happy with what I’ve done.”
Justin Timberlake Says ‘The Bubblegum Sound Is Old’
September 13, 2002 – bsb ninja on the LiveDaily.com forum took the time to type up the Justin article in Entertainment Weekly. The singer made a comment that has some *NSYNC fans fuming. “The bubblegum sound is old,” he said. “That’s obvious. You can’t do ‘Bye Bye Bye’ twice.” Meanwhile, *NSYNC manager Johnny Wright perhaps threw cold water on the group’s future saying, “the traditional five- member male pop vocal group is starting to fizzle.” They do say Wright anticipates there will be a new CD in the fourth quarter of 2003.
Timberlake Says He Still Has Faith In Bass In Space
September 13, 2002 – MuchMusic caught up with Justin Timberlake who says he still has faith in bandmate Lance Bass getting into space. “Until he’s sitting at his house and he calls and says ‘I’m not doing it,’ I will believe that he’s going,” said Timberlake. “I mean he wouldn’t be there [Houston] if there wasn’t a chance that he was gonna be going.”
Justin Timberlake Quoted On Various Topics
September 13, 2002 – EW.com has outtakes of Justin’s cover story in Entertainment Weekly. Besides photos, they have Justin address the *NSYNC star becoming the new Michael Jackson, going solo, songwriting, women, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, Eminem, his influences, competing with Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, teen pop, his solo debut, and more. The photos and the quotes at ew.com have since been removed.