Brian Littrell Diagnosed With Swine Flu

The Backstreet Boys canceled their NYC PINKTOBER Hard Rock Café signing due to Brian Littrell getting diagnosed with the swine flu. Brian’s bandmates Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and AJ McLean have seen a doctor and are not showing any symptoms. Their doctor has prescribed Tamiflu to the group and their touring party, who had just returned to the states from Tokyo, as a preventative measure.

The boy band’s promotion for their new album ‘This Is Us’, out Tuesday, was dealt additional blows with their CBS ‘Early Show’ performance getting canceled. The rest of the band’s promotional schedule for this week has not been determined.

“We were really looking forward to spending time with our closest fans and friends in NYC and take part of PINKTOBER, an unbelievable and important program,” Littrell said. “I hope we can come back soon and do everything we can to help.”

Watch Brian’s message to fans apologizing for the situation below.

Backstreet Boys Whip It In Switzerland

The Backstreet Boys posted footage from their visit to Switzerland, where they took to whipping each other inside a bar. After AJ McLean gave Brian Littrell a painful looking smack, he lowered his pants a bit before extending an arm and having Brian return the painful move. Watch it via YouTube below.

Backstreet Boys Promoting ‘This Is Us’ In Berlin

The Backstreet Boys posted highlights of their European promo tour for ‘This Is Us’, making a stop in Berlin, Germany for RTL Stars For Free on Saturday (September 5). Nick Carter drew a lot of laughs in the video doing a Jack-in-the-box routine to a surprised bandmate AJ McLean and an unamused security guard. Watch it via the boy band’s YouTube channel below.

Backstreet Boys ‘Straight Through My Heart’ Video

Backstreet Boys 'Straight Through My Heart' single cover

Backstreet Boys are out with the music video to their new single ‘Straight Through My Heart’, the first release from the veteran boy band’s seventh studio album ‘This Is Us’, out October 5th via Jive Records. Watch the Kai Regan directed video below the cut. (more…)

Backstreet Boys ‘This Is Us’ Photo Shoot

Backstreet Boys 'This Is Us' single cover, featuring Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, AJ McLean and Howie Dorough

The Backstreet Boys’ new album ‘This Is Us’ will be released October 6th, and the boy band posted footage from the CD’s photo shoot at the Regent movie theater on Melrose and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Watch it below the cut. (more…)

Backstreet Boys Are Writing Hits With Max & Rami

Nick Carter, Howie D., Max Martin & Rami Yacoub

Nick Carter checked in with fans on his Twitter (@nick_carter) on Friday (May 22), posting a photo of himself and Howie Dorough in the studio with Max Martin and Rami Yacoub. The Backstreet Boys star writes:

Back wit the Swedish fam. Were writin hits baby.

Backstreet Boys Victim Of New Music Leak

Backstreet Boys in BrazilBackstreet Boys checked in with fans on their Twitter page (@backstreetboys) earlier today after some of their new music leaked online. The veteran boy band write:

Why do people insist on posting unreleased music?? We pull them down and all of the sudden back they go. Help….

Well we hope you like what you heard!

@AwesomeArianna Absolutely not intentionally leaked….

Backstreet Boys Record 18 Songs So Far For New Album

Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys in the studio

The Backstreet Boys posted photos from the studio, where the boy band are working on a follow-up to their 2007 release ‘Unbreakable’. The guys write on their Twitter account (@backstreetboys):

@sofdlovesbsb There are about 18 songs recorded so far….

Wyclef is in the studio hanging with us + Jim Jonsin. He’s loving our new track. I think if Wyclef likes it we are good. Don’t you think?

Nick Carter in the studio

Claude Kelly Discusses Studio Time With Backstreet Boys

Claude Kelly is working with the Backstreet Boys on their new record. BSBTV spoke with the singer songwriter, who has worked with Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears and Leona Lewis, says working with the veteran boy band has been his best experience. Kelly talked about a new song he’s been working on with the guys, ‘What I Know Now’, calling it a “pop urban hybrid” which sounds like a cool song for summertime radio. They also have recorded ‘Bye Bye Love’ and a “heartbreak record” called ‘Don’t Try This At Home’.

As for a one-word description for the boys, Kelly called Howie Dorough a “gentleman”, AJ McLean a “comedian”, and Brian Littrell is “southern” (the video skips out when he was answering Nick Carter). Watch it below.