Westlife were on Radio 1 to chat with host Jamie Theakston where they discussed the popularity of fellow boy bands *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys. When Jamie tried calling BSB ‘rubbish’, Westlife insisted, “No honestly they’re not very successful here, but they are everywhere else.” As for *NSYNC, the boys said, “They’re good.”Again, Jamie said *NSYNC were also rubbish, but Westlife countered, “I think they’ve taken pop music to a new extreme when it comes to production. They have so much money to put into their product.”
*NSYNC Signature Tunes Do Get Old After Awhile
March 4, 2002 – Chris Macias of Teen Music was in on the conference call *NSYNC recently had and reports when Justin Timberlake was asked if he ever got tired of singing the band’s popular tunes replied, “Yeah, there are definitely songs that, you sing them for the thousandth time and they start to get a little bit (old). You start to feel like your whole stage show is a bit redundant. But … if I go see the Stones, I definitely want them to play ‘Satisfaction.’ And I’m sure Mick Jagger isn’t crazy about playing the song anymore just because he’s played it every day he’s been on tour. But the fans want to see it and they want to hear it.” The transcript at Teenmusic.com has since been removed.
Fans Rave Over *NSYNC Opener
March 4, 2002 – While the more neutral reviewer from the Oregonian was impressed with *NSYNC’s opener on Sunday, fans were thrilled with the performance. COCONUT723 wrote, “Okay- let me start off by saying, this in my opinion was BY far the best thing I have ever seen from them, I have a newfound respect for them, and it rekindled my love for them!”
*NSYNC Tour Opener ‘Good Without Distractions’
March 4, 2002 – Marty Hughley of The Oregonian reviewed *NSYNC’s tour opener in Portland on Sunday at the Rose Garden arena and was impressed with the scaled down set. Hughley wrote, “Lead singers Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez sounded more assured than ever, the whole group’s harmonies were tighter and stronger, the dancing looked like second nature, and the show kept a breathless pace without ever seeming to rush.”