Tearin’ up our hearts. 98 Levels’ Drew Lacheymight respect his fellow boy banders — however that doesn’t imply he loves all of their music.
“There are some ‘NSync songs and I’m like, ‘OK, I don’t want to listen to that one once more,’” Lachey, 46, completely instructed Us Weekly on Thursday, December 1, whereas selling his upcoming vacation tour. “It was an ideal music, however I’ve heard it so many occasions. ‘Bye, Bye, Bye.’ I believe we’ve all carried out it in live performance a number of occasions. We’ve carried out it with guys from ’NSync. We’ve heard it advert nauseam.”
“That music may go bye, bye, bye, I believe,” he quipped of the 2000s pop anthem.
The “Due to You” singer is at present touring the nation with 98 Levels bandmate Justin Jeffre, Ryan Cabrera, O-City’s Erik-Michael Estrada and All-4-One’s Jamie Jones. The millennial icons have joined collectively for A Boy Band Christmas — a particular night of traditional vacation songs and unforgettable hits.
With over 80 million albums offered, a billion on-line streams and numerous awards between the 5 of them, Lachey stated the tour is a “can’t miss” night of pop music and good cheer for any millennial.
“We now have fairly a number of hits amongst the individuals on the stage, so that you’re gonna hear these,” the “Nonetheless” artist instructed Us. “However we’re doing a pleasant mix of hits and holidays. So that you’re gonna get a whole lot of nice music. What individuals may not know is you’re gonna get a whole lot of character. You’re gonna get a whole lot of enjoyable. You’re gonna get a whole lot of banter.”
The boy banders are positively not afraid to “bust one another’s chops.” Whereas Lachey has a distaste for ’NSync’s hottest jam, Estrada, 43, had a number of selection phrases a few well-known Backstreet Boys tune.
“‘Drowning’ by Backstreet Boys — the opening core development is strictly like [O-Town’s] ‘All or Nothing,’” the New York native defined. “They usually [released it] about three months after us. We had been like, ‘Guys, have you ever not heard the radio the final three months? You guys nonetheless went ahead with the music?’”
Whereas the “Liquid Goals” crooner stated that Howie Dorough has claimed “till he was blue within the face” that BSB “recorded [the song] means earlier than they heard ‘All or Nothing,” the scenario nonetheless will get below Estrada’s pores and skin.
“Each time that music comes on, I nearly assume that we’re getting a radio spin, however we’re not,” he quipped.
“Drowning” will not be on his playlist, however there’s one Backstreet Boys music the vocalist needs O-City had nabbed for themselves — even when he doesn’t perceive the lyrics.
“‘Inform Me Why.’ I don’t know what the music means. No one is aware of however I like each single line of it,” he instructed Us. “And it’s a kind of songs that even in case you don’t like boy bands, you’ll be able to’t assist however wish to sing alongside. … It type of got here out proper across the similar time [O-Town was] popping out. We had been like, how come we didn’t get pitched that music? It went primary.”
Jones, in the meantime, revealed that All-4-One nearly recorded a very well-known pop hit,nevertheless it went to 98 Levels as a substitute.
“’Invisible Man’ … we discovered 15 years later that our supervisor turned the music down,” the 48-year-old defined. “I like the melody, I like what it says.”
Whereas there could also be some light-hearted teasing between the teams, Jeffree, 49, stated there’s nothing however love and respect for one another on the finish of the day.
“All these guys have an amazing quantity of hits. It’s an honor for us to rise up and [sing with them],” the “I Do” crooner gushed to Us. “We’re all in awe of one another and have such an amazing quantity of respect for one another. And it’s, it’s an honor to be on stage with all of them. ”
Cabrera, for his half, agreed, telling Us it’s an “honor” to carry out alongside such gifted musicians. The 40-year-old additionally famous that followers shall be each happy and stunned whereas attending their metropolis’s A Boy Band Christmas present.
“I get goosebumps simply listening to these guys sing,” he stated. “We’ve been rehearsing for like three days now. It’s been unbelievable simply to get to listen to all of them tackle their elements and everyone’s type of doing totally different elements that they usually don’t do on sure songs. In order that’s what’s type of making it, I believe, actually distinctive and particular and simply enjoyable to observe.”
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi