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Friday, July 13th, 2001
3:07 pm - The Game Is Over

Invincible, it's what you think you are
You're so typical, tho you think that you're a star
You act like everyone, revolves around you
Baby you dropped the bomb
And now the game is through
Cuz you tried to play both sides
You got caught up in your lies
And now you're running, you're running out of time

You played yourself
But did ya, did ya, did ya think
That you could really find love from someone else
You're makin' moves, your gonna lose
You know you played yourself
And now ya thinkin, thinkin, thinkin
You can get one by me
But you'll never win, but you'll never win
Try again cuz the game is over

Take it personal
Cuz I did when you cheated on me
You may be beautiful
But there's more than the eye can see
You're so predictable
The way you calculate each move
Heads I win, tails you lose
Because you don't have the right choose
Cuz you tried to play both sides
You got caught up in your lies
And now you're running, you're running out of time

You played yourself
But did ya, did ya, did ya think
That you could really find love from someone else
You're makin' moves, your gonna lose
You know you played yourself
And now ya thinkin, thinkin, thinkin
You can get one by me
But you'll never win, but you'll never win
Try again cuz the game is over

Woo, how could you think that you could do me like that
Running behind my back
How could you do me like that
Now the game is over
How could you think that you could do me like that
Do me like that (x2)

Played yourself
But did ya, did ya, did ya think
That you could really find love from someone else
You're makin' moves, your gonna lose
You know you played yourself
And now ya thinkin, thinkin, thinkin
You can get one by me
But you'll never win, but you'll never win
Try again cuz the game is over (x2)

Game over

~JNoxenet~


current mood: bouncy

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9:55 am
Did everyone watch *Nsync this morning on Live with Regis and Kelly?
How amazing did they all look?! *Whew*

~Marisa


current mood: happy

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Thursday, July 12th, 2001
2:48 am - Vibe Magazine Article on *NSYNC

This is by far one of the best articles I've ever read on the guys. Sorry if I typo'ed anything. There are probably some around there some place. Anyway, enjoy :)

Pssssst! Do you find yourself humming 'N Sync songs? Are you quietly impressed by their stage performances at awards shows? Ever tried convincing yourself that their skins color shouldn't prevent anyone from liking them? Well, relax-you're not alone. Lots of black people are beginning to admit they like 'N Sync. But don't think coming to grips with this has been easy. It's like our first impression of Eminem. Some of us were a little uncomfortable admitting that last year's biggest hip hop success story belonged to a white boy, but he does have skills. And for those who don't already know, so does 'N Sync.
Don't let the flood of interchangable boy bands confuse you. It's all about Justin Timberlake, 20, JC Chasez, 24, Chris Kirkpatrick, 29, Lance Bass, 22, and Joey Fatone, 24. With diamon record sales (approx. 23 million combined), an upcoming sold-out stadium tour, and a brand-new album, Celebrity, that'll win even more African-American fans-'N Sync is the only one that matters.
"I have become the torchbearer for letting our people know these guys are for real," says Brian McKnight, who produced a song on Celebrity and sings a duet with Justin on McKnight's new album, the tentatively titled Superheroes. "These guys can really sing. There's no tampering, no computer-generated this or that moving things around." Even TLCs T-Boz wants to do a song with JC. "I was an 'N Sync hater," she says, "but when they came out with 'Bye Bye Bye,' I had to go ahead and give it up. And I love 'It's Gonna Be Me.' I sing that to my baby [Chase Anela], and she stops crying." Boyz II Men's Wanya Morris calls 'N Sync's "This I Promise You" his favorite song ever. "That's a bad record! I love that song so much that I know if we would've sung it, oooohhh, it would've been crazy," he says.
Yep, these boys get lots of love from urban artists. They showed up at Jennifer Lopez's birthday party in New York City and didn't get kicked out, Sean "Puffy" Combs checked out their concert, and Sisqo was the first one standing up to clap for them at the MTV Video Music Awards. "I never expected to get that respect from the rappers and R&B artists," says JC, who counts Troop and Riff among his influences growing up, "I don't know how the ghetto pass happened, but I'm glad it did." 'N Sync is getting the kind of props New Kids On The Block couldn't pay for back in the day.
'N Sync just got shit on. It was the day before Easter, and the group was walking from its dressing room to the Nickelodeon studio on the Universal lot in Orlando. Never mind that they were working on a holiday weekend, or that they about to get slimed by 45 gallons of green liquid for a taping of the Kids' Choice Awards. Just as they neared the studio door, a very sick bird splattered a big mess on Chris' head and shoulder. After getting over the initial shock (as well as the laughter and jokes from everybody), he quickly cleaned up with a wet towel, removed his vest and was ready to go. Most artists would have held up the taping for a quick shower. But that's not 'N Sync. Even if they're unaware of the old wives' tale that a bird shitting on you brings good luck, they're way too cool and down-to-earth to let a little doo-doo freak them out. Even as pop's latest phenomenom, they refuse to take themselves too seriously.
"Life is too short to walk around sweating yourself," says JC, who wrote and produced some tracks on Celebrity. "We're not trying to be anything we're not." He and Justin sing lead on most 'N Sync songs. Their voices posess the kind of emotion and range that can only be defined as soulful. McKnight first met the two in '93 when they were regulars on The New Mickey Mouse Club, and he was blown away. "Nowadays, everyone is kind of exposed to everything, but back then, to see these young white kids singing like black kids was kind of a weird thing." says McKnight. "They grew up listening to everything I grew up listening to. So, why shouldn't they do the music they've been influenced by?"
"We are, without a doubt, white," says Justin, who wrote and produced tracks on Celebrity. "But I think what got us past that is that people saw that we just wanted to make good music. Everyone uses their influences to create their own. You're looking at a corn-fed white boy from the hills of Tennessee who grew up listening to Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, and the Temptations."
Lance who sings bass and idolizes B.B. King, agrees. "We're white boys, and we know it. Especially me, 'cause I can't dance as good as the other guys."
For most of Chris's childhood, his stepfather was a black man who kept one room in the house filled with his precious stash of Commodores and Earth, Wind & Fire records. "I wasn't allowed to set foot into that room, or he'd beat the shit out of me. But I was lucky in that sometimes he'd take me in there and teach me about things," says Chris of the unconventional music lessons. "JC and Justin just have a feel for natural musical ability," he adds.
Natural, maybe, but the obvious question is whether 'N Sync would be as popular if they were black. "I know if I was black I probably could sing 10 times better and riff a lot easier," says Joey, who grew up on 50's doo-wop. The group members all agree that respect might have been easier to gain at first if they were black (no one was rushing to sign white-boy-harmony groups in 1995), but their level of success today wouldn't be as big. "Black teenage girls are as fanatic, they don't go crazy screaming, hyperventilating," says Lance. At the same time 'N Sync's sound has always had a sweet pop edge that many R&B groups are not willing, or allowed, to embrace. "If we were an African-American group, they wouldn't let us do the music that we're doing. A record label would have said, 'No, that doesn't work for what y'all look like.' It's truly sad, because at the end of the day, it's all music," says Justin.
Some see 'N Sync's mega-sales as unfair-like, "They stole our shit!" But these kids grew up on that shit and loved it so much they decided to sprinkle some of it in their music. Not because they thought they could do it better, but because it was fun. Five-part harmonies, dope choreography, and stage shows that rival Earth, Wind & Fire and Michael Jackson are all part of the 'N Sync package.
Are people really mad that the world is changing? Haven't we moved past the days when we see every white band as another case of Elvis Presley or Buddy Holly profiting from the innovations of Little Richard? Looking at idealistically, maybe the quickest way to alleviate the sting of racism is through a shared love of urban music, as long as all parties involved recognize where it came from.
Eminem and 'N Sync do educate white kids about the music's history, because they always give props to the originators. A lot of black folks worry that, as in the past, they'll lose control of the music the more white people embrace it. The fear is misplaced, according to Wanya. "They'll never be Jodeci or Boyz II Men. So, they can't ever rip off black culture, because they can never take our place," he says.
That holds true as long as African-Americans continue seting the trends. But right now, things are looking a little tired. Just peep the R&B videos of today's black male groups. Taking their cue from the rappers, it looks like they're making records just to sip Cristal, rock diamond jewelry, and ogle half-naked women in their videos. Where's the energy, charisma, and plain ol' goofy fun that comes from the love of performing? With only a few exceptions, male R&B acts lack banging stage presence. 'N Sync gives you a Vegas-style, high intensity show. "I like their performances a lot," says Wanya. "They have energy. I guess that's something the world needs right now-that good-vibe, celebration-type thing."
It's obvious the group practices daily. They work out new dance steps for every awards show-anyone who's ever tried to learn choreography can recognize the difficulty in that. "'N Sync can pick up routines in one, two, three," says choreographer/actor Darrin Henson. While their dancing image earns plaudits from some, it often attracts heat from rock fans and critics. "It's always the R&B and rap artists who come up and say, "I don't have your album, but mad respect," whereas the rock world is like, 'You're a piece of shit, I can't tell you guys apart,'" says Chris.
"I see what some of these lead singers in rock groups call dancing, looking like y'all about to get a hernia. And that's cool, as long as you're not hurting anybody. Shake ya ass, but watch ya self!" says Justin, laughing. Regardless of any criticism, the group has always set out to put on a show. "You emulate the cats that you thought gave the best show you ever saw," says JC. 'N Sync was blessed to open for Janet Jackson during the release of their first album and learned a lot about making a concert theatrical. "We aint perfect dancers, but we can throw down," says Joey.
As far as Celebrity goes, a certain King of Pop is gonna be a little jealous. It's really on some Michael Jackson shit. With each album, 'N Sync has managed to evolve, but Celebrity is extremely dope. Nice harmonies, amazing vocal arrangements, and soulful vibes create their "dirty-pop" sound. It's a term they coined to describe the grittiness of their undeniable pop music (they put artists like Sisqo, Pink, and Destiny's Child in the same catagory). And since they wrote and produced many of the album's songs, people will start recognizing them as true musicians. "I got to sit down with the Neptunes and write. That's hot," says Justin. "This album is little more out there, more crazy beats, a little harder edge to it," says Lance.
There's a strong bond among the guys, and it shows in their music. This isn't a group that was put together by random auditions. They met and felt a vibe. Ultimately, that's what makes them the group they are. If you're gonna hate 'N Sync, at least recognize their commitment to artistry and being themselves. No one's forcing you to buy the new album, but trust that you won't be mad. And we won't tell a soul.

~JNoxenet~


current mood: bouncy

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Thursday, July 5th, 2001
2:05 pm - NSYNC in Concert...Again
I told y'all how my sister and I were going to see NSYNC in Arkansas. We just got back a couple hours ago, and I can't even tell you how much fun it was. Besides the 22 hours in the car, and 5 in the concert, it wasn't a bad trip.

Though I saw them twice before, I was sooo struck by their performance, not to mention that we were 21 rows from the front and 6 seats from Justin during Gone, oops, I meant the walkway. Freudian Slip (hee hee hee). It was so awesome how close we were, and the concert was just phenomenal as always. We left before Game Over and Bye Bye Bye, so we wouldn't have problems getting out of the parking lot, but we could hear everything as we were walking out and just kept saying how much we have to see them again. They put on the best shows!

Anyway, just wanted to tell you that I had fun. If you want to read (in detail) about my trip, I wrote it all out in my journal. (It's long, so give yourself plenty of time.)

~gailmarie


current mood: ecstatic

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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2001
2:56 pm - Hey All!
I'm relatively new to the community. I joined a couple weeks ago, but never posted anything. I think it's about time I did. Basically, the reason I'm writing is to say how excited I am. I live in a suburb of Chicago, so when the boys came, I saw them both nights. Before seeing them in concert, I definitely was not obsessed. I had their two CDs (but only burned copies) and I thought JC was hot (but then again, who doesn't?). Then I saw them...twice. Now, my sister and I are driving down to Arkansas tomorrow morning at 4 am (it's an 11 and a half hour drive). We are totally excited. I was at Ticketmaster this morning, and found two tickets on the floor, section C row 21. They are directly in the middle of the walkway from the main stage to the middle stage. We only bought the tickets because they are so good. For anyone who has seen the concert, I can't wait for Gone! I don't like Justin all that much, but damn, I'm looking forward to it.

Well, that's about all I have to say for now, just letting you all know that I'm slowly becoming a crazed NSYNC fan.


current mood: giddy

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Tuesday, June 26th, 2001
3:12 am
Nsync are the best pop band ever! You have to see them live if you haven't already. They are amazing. :D

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Monday, June 18th, 2001
3:26 pm - Best concert I've been to in a long time
I've turned into a teeny in a matter of 3 days. I was so excited when I got the tickets to the show in Chicago, even though I thought that they would suck cause we got them so late. But they totally rocked!!! We were right on the side of the stage. Okay, best to begin at the beginning. I picked up my buddy Jen at 1:30 in P-Town. It only took us about 3 hours to drive up to Chi-town, which is like a record for me. We found a parking spot easy, even though it was $15, with is kinda a rip off, being 2 tickets were $162, it should have been included. Anyway, so we made our way up to Soldier Field and got in line, which we had to wait there for 1 1/2 hours. But once we got in, we kinda snuck backstage. I mean, I'll basically try anything until I get caught. And when we did, I just said that we were lost and asked how to get to our seats. Luckily, the lady was nice and we didn't get in trouble.

So we get to our seats and they are in the shade and they totally rocked!! We were so close! Anyway, we had been sitting there for a while waiting for the 1st act to come on stage when I noticed this cutie sitting all by his lonesome about 5 rows up. And I got this really giddy feeling and turned to Jen and was like " Um, Jen? See that guy right there? I think that's the guitarist for NSYNC." And she was like, "No way". And I was like "I'm positive, and if I can remember his name, I'm gonna go talk to him." So, naturally, my mind goes blank and all I could think of was Billy Ashbaugh, which is the drummer. Don't you hate that? Anyway, so we sit there for about 5 minutes, and it comes to me....Rubin Ruiz. Since there was an usher girl right there, we told her that we were just gonna go talk to a guy, and she was like, whatever. Obviously she isn't a fan. Then I almost chicken out cause the thought hit me that I might be wrong, and I would look stupid. But hey, you only live once, right? So I walk up, and asked him if his name was Rubin, and he says yes!!!! I introduced myself and Jen and asked if we could hang out with him for awhile, and he said it would be fine. I asked him if he gets people coming up to him all the time and freaking out and he said he hadn't. So, we were the first to notice him. That's freaking amazing. he was really cool. I tried not to be one of those teenies that would want him to sign everything and scream and freak out. It was cool for it just to be like a secret. All those thousands of "fans" around us, and he was all ours! So we sat with him and talked for the 1st 2 opening acts. He was so cool! I tried not to be all about the guys, asking stupid questions. So we just talked about him. He got a call on his cell phone right before Dream came on and had to go
:0( but he said that it was cool to meet us. I'm still a little shocked that no one else noticed him! So we ended up staying in those seats cause they were just a little closer. Dream rocked. I think I might buy their cd next. they were with NSYNC the last time I saw them in St. Louis too, but I think they only played like 2 songs. BBMack played. I wasn't impressed musically, but I do have a thing for British accents. NSYNC came on and they were rockin' like Dokken! Won't really go into the stae show cause some people might not have seen it yet, and I wouldn't want to give all the surprises away. But I do have to say one thing.... Five hot men + five mechanical bulls = joygasms!!! Good lordy, those men can dance. Okay, so I'm acting like I'm 15 again, but what's wrong with that? Jen and I had a great time and we will have these memories forever. And hopefully, tonight, I will be entered into a drawing for 2 tickets to the St. Louis show. I am winning those tickets. There is no way that I can't. And Jen and I will seek out Rubin and hang out again.....oh yes we will....

Sorry this has been so long, but I'm still really excited about it all. It's been awhile since I've been to one of their shows, and they have a lasting effect on me. Hopefully, a little bit of teenyism will wear off and I will stop putting "And I was like, and he was like, and OMG!!" That justs gets on my nerves, and I don't want to do that. I apologize. *Still Giggling* So I have to go back to paying attention at work now. Grrr....


P.S. Did you even notice on Pop when Justin says "Dirty Pop..b..b.baby you can't stop" sounds like it should be part of a Pringles commercial? Maybe it's just me....


current mood: giddy

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Monday, June 11th, 2001
5:45 pm
Hi everyone hehehehe my name is Bean and I share a journal with my best friend Neena 143 bffl!!!!

I love Justin he is soooo going to marry me one day hehehehe just so u all know!!!

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Friday, June 8th, 2001
1:23 am - Lance on Rosie

Lance was on Rosie today. He was there to introduce one of the acts he manages. Meredith Edwards. A new country singer. It was so cute. He was trying to read the cue cards and he screwed up a couple times. lol. Meredith has a good voice, I'll have to d/l an mp3 or two. See if I want to buy the cd. I'm not majorly into country but I do like it.

Anyway it turns out Meredith and Lance go way back. They used to sing in choir together when they were kids. Lance is 5 years older than Meredith tho. I think they look kinda cute together. I could see Lance as the type to marry someone he's known since gradeschool. Hmmm... nah. I don't think he's the type to mix business with pleasure, then again.. love does funny things to a person.

~JNoxenet~


current mood: contemplative

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Wednesday, June 6th, 2001
3:40 pm - *NSYNC on Rosie

Welp I saw *NSYNC on Rosie yesterday. Obviously. Lance and Justins moms intro'd it. I knew who they were when I saw them. Then Rosie showed off her *NSYNC watch, which plays the "Bye Bye Bye" music video on it. Not JUST the music, the actual video too. I have that watch. My mom bought it for me a month or two ago, its neat :)

The guys had a great performance, especially with the limited space they had to work in. Justins hair is starting to grow back. He has more hair on his head now anyway. Rosie told JC she liked his hair. Don't encourage the boy! lol. Nah I'm getting used to it. At least HE didn't go shaving it all off. Blaaah. hehehe. Lance still looked damn good. Poor Chris, Justin kept teasing him about his fear of heights. lol. Anyway, bye now.

~JNoxenet~


current mood: bouncy

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Friday, June 1st, 2001
5:11 pm - "Pop" Music Video

Ok, I know this post is really delayed but isn't the music video for "Pop" awesome? I love it. JC still needs a haircut, and to get rid of that goatee, so sayith my mom. lol. JC is her fav ;) Anyway I love the new music video and the beat box thing at the end is cool and all but, what's the point of it? Other than Justin to show off his beat box skills, which we already KNOW he has. Ah well. Anyway, rock on *NSYNC :)

~JNoxenet~


current mood: crappy

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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2001
1:53 pm
Well, hello everyone! I'm so excited!!! Last night I was bored at work and I was checking my email when I got this message about how I could get a backstage pass to an nsync concert if I already had the tickets. Well, being that I thought all the shows around me had been sold out for months, I was going to delete it. But I decided just to check with ticketmaster to see if, by some whacked out chance, they would have 2 seats together, and they did!!!! I called my mom and got her credit card # and I got 2 ticket for me and my bud Jen right by the stage at Soldier Field in Chicago on June 16th!!!! I can't wait!!! I went to a concert in St. Louis last year with Jen and her sister and it was awesome! And this one is going to be bigger and better. OOoooooooohhhh! I have butterflies! I just need to find a way to get the backstage passes for the sound check party. That would be the highlight of my life! Well, I'll let ya know how it goes!

current mood: bouncy

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1:37 pm
Well, hello everyone! I'm so excited!!! Last night I was bored at work and I was checking my email when I got this message about how I could get a backstage pass to an nsync concert if I already had the tickets. Well, being that I thought all the shows around me had been sold out for months, I was going to delete it. But I decided just to check with ticketmaster to see if, by some whacked out chance, they would have 2 seats together, and they did!!!! I called my mom and got her credit card # and I got 2 ticket for me and my bud Jen right by the stage at Soldier Field in Chicago on June 16th!!!! I can't wait!!! I went to a concert in St. Louis last year with Jen and her sister and it was awesome! And this one is going to be bigger and better. OOoooooooohhhh! I have butterflies! I just need to find a way to get the backstage passes for the sound check party. That would be the highlight of my life! Well, I'll let ya know how it goes!

current mood: anxious

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2001
11:29 pm - "Pop"

*NSYNCs "Pop" debuted on my radio station around 7:15 pm. They had so many requests for it, they played it again not even an hour later. Then, not even 2 hours later, on top 9 at 9 pm. "Pop" was #2!!

~JNoxenet~


current mood: impressed

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12:33 am - *NSYNCs "Celebrity" pushed back

For those of you who are not yet aware, the release date for *NSYNCs new album "Celebrity" has been pushed back to July 24th. Dang.

The first single from "Celebrity" however is scheduled to hit the air waves sometime this week. Make sure you listen for "Pop" which is an awesome song. It was written by Justin and *NSYNC choreographer Wade Robeson. The song is a reply to all critics of pop music and the culture itself. However the song itself is anything but "pop".

This stadium tour should blow last years away. The stage is 3 times larger and has pieces of it actually suspended in mid-air. I can't wait to see them perform live. It's going to be *ncredible.

~JNoxenet~


current mood: energetic

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2001
11:54 am - Michael Jackson To Perform With Nsync

Superstar Michael Jackson will return to the spotlight this September during a massive concert tribute to his own career that will include his first live U.S. performance in 11 years, a reunion with the Jackson 5 and a collaboration with 'NSYNC. Jackson will duet with both Spears and Houston, as well as debut a new single from his upcoming album during the show, billed as Michael Jackson The Solo Years 30th Anniversary Celebration.



The show will also include performances from Marc Anthony, Shaggy, Jill Scott, Mya, Tamia and Deborah Cox.


The event will take place September 7 at New York's Madison Square Garden and will reunite Jacksonand his brothers for the first time since the '80s, with the Jacksons teaming with 'NSYNC on at least one song, according to Jackson's publicists.



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Saturday, April 7th, 2001
12:33 pm
hey people! i just joined this community and let me just tell ya [as if you didn't know] NSYNC ROX! Yeah, i should know. I'm surrounded by NSync Haters =( feel my pain! Anyway, I can't wait for Celebrity to come out! I think I need a countdown till then. ::laughs:: I really wanna go to one of their concerts. June 26, 2001 that's when Celebrity comes out! See ya,
~Y~
Sukiya

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Wednesday, April 4th, 2001
10:33 pm
I am currently looking for someone to help me with moderating and promoting this community. If you would be interested email summerstroll@aol.com

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Monday, March 19th, 2001
12:41 pm - TV Appearances
Mar 20 VH1 4 am Greatest TV Moments Sesame Street
Mar 21 VH1 9 pm R&R Hall of Fame Induction
Mar 21 VH1 11.30 pm R&R Hall of Fame Induction

Mar 22 VH1 5 pm R&R Hall of Fame Induction

Mar 23 CRT 5 pm Hollywood & Crime

Mar 24 CRT 4.30 am Hollywood & Crime

Mar 24 VH1 9 pm R&R Hall of Fame Induction

Mar 25 CRT 12.30 am Hollywood & Crime

Mar 25 VH1 3.30 pm R&R Hall of Fame Induction <

Mar 30 DIS 3 pm Music Video - IGBM

Mar 30 DIS 4.15 pm Model Behavior

Mar 30 DIS 10.20 pm Model Behavior

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12:39 pm - Chris Article
Forget boy bands. They're over.

So says Chris Kirkpatrick of *NSYNC, a boy band if there ever was one. Nevertheless, Kirkpatrick is predicting a shift in music that will affect
the entire boy-band trend.

"I see the vocal groups going away. They've been hot a little too long," he says. "I see real bands that really play instruments being the hot new thing. I'm not saying that *NSYNC is washed up. We actually do know how to play instruments."

Kirkpatrick says that on the group's next album, which should be out in June, "you'll hear a little of us goofing around in the studio on
instruments." In other words, don't think Beatles.

In the meantime, Kirkpatrick has used some of the money he earned during his pre-instrumental phase for a six-bedroom duplex in Orlando that he
reportedly is spending $3.5 million to build. As for side projects, Kirkpatrick has launched his own fashion line, called Fumanskeeto. He tells
journalist Anne Raso that he chose the
name "simply because it was the most obnoxious name I could come up with."

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