Tearin’ up our hearts. 98 Levels’ Drew Lachey might 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, solely advised Us Weekly on Thursday, December 1, whereas selling his upcoming vacation tour. “It was an awesome track, 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 track might go bye, bye, bye, I believe,” he quipped of the 2000s pop anthem.
The “Due to You” singer is at the moment 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 bought, a billion on-line streams and numerous awards between the 5 of them, Lachey mentioned the tour is a “can’t miss” night of pop music and good cheer for any millennial.
“We’ve fairly a couple of hits amongst the folks on the stage, so that you’re gonna hear these,” the “Nonetheless” artist advised Us. “However we’re doing a pleasant mix of hits and holidays. So that you’re gonna get lots of nice music. What folks won’t know is you might be gonna get lots of persona. You’re gonna get lots of enjoyable. You’re gonna get lots of banter.”
The boy banders are undoubtedly not afraid to “bust one another’s chops.” Whereas Lachey has a distaste for ’NSync’s hottest jam, Estrada, 43, had a couple of selection phrases a couple of well-known Backstreet Boys tune.
“‘Drowning’ by Backstreet Boys — the opening core development is precisely like [O-Town’s] ‘All or Nothing,’” the New York native defined. “And so they [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 track?’”
Whereas the “Liquid Desires” crooner mentioned that Howie Dorough has claimed “till he was blue within the face” that BSB “recorded [the song] manner earlier than they heard ‘All or Nothing,” the scenario nonetheless will get underneath Estrada’s pores and skin.
“Each time that track comes on, I nearly assume that we’re getting a radio spin, however we’re not,” he quipped.
“Drowning” is probably not on his playlist, however there may be one Backstreet Boys track 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 track means. No one is aware of however I really like each single line of it,” he advised Us. “And it’s a type of songs that even in case you don’t like boy bands, you possibly can’t assist however need to sing alongside. … It sort of got here out proper across the identical time [O-Town was] popping out. We had been like, how come we didn’t get pitched that track? It went primary.”
Jones, in the meantime, revealed that All-4-One nearly recorded a very well-known pop hit, but it surely went to 98 Levels as an alternative.
“’Invisible Man’ … we came upon 15 years later that our supervisor turned the track down,” the 48-year-old defined. “I really like the melody, I really like what it says.”
Whereas there could also be some light-hearted teasing between the teams, Jeffree, 49, mentioned there’s nothing however love and respect for one another on the finish of the day.
“All these guys have an incredible quantity of hits. It’s an honor for us to stand up and [sing with them],” the “I Do” crooner gushed to Us. “We’re all in awe of one another and have such an incredible 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 proficient musicians. The 40-year-old additionally famous that followers will probably be each glad and shocked whereas attending their metropolis’s A Boy Band Christmas present.
“I get goosebumps simply listening to these guys sing,” he mentioned. “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 all people’s sort of doing totally different elements that they usually don’t do on sure songs. In order that’s what’s sort of making it, I believe, actually distinctive and particular and simply enjoyable to observe.”
With reporting by Christina Garibaldi