Before One Direction, The Wanted and Big Time Rush, one of the hottest boy bands in the music scene was none other than 98 Degrees.
Making their reunion official on August 17 with a special performance on ‘TODAY’, the boy group consisting of Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons treated fans to live renditions of ‘The Hardest Thing’, ‘Because of You’, ‘I Do’ and ‘Invisible Man.’ The concert, marked the group’s first television appearance in over 10 years.
“In the 10 years since our last performance as 98 Degrees we’ve each achieved personal success and grown as individuals, while remaining a close-knit family,” the band said in a press release in July. “We have also been fortunate to have the support and enduring love of our fans every step of the way. With so much to celebrate, this reunion is going to be one big party, so whether you tune in to the ‘Today Show’ or join us at the MixTape Festival, everyone’s invited.”
EEEEEE! How exciting is this? As a 90s child, a 98 Degrees reunion will certainly bring back some nostalgic feelings. Now if only N Sync would get back together…that would just be the cherry on top.
Watch them perform below!
In the name of girl power, the Spice Girls will be performing at the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games tomorrow!
While there hasn’t been any confirmation on what songs the ladies will be performing, pictures of the girls rehearsing were posted on Twitter as they practiced their choreography on top of black cars.
Posh Spice aka Victoria Beckham was the first to confirm that the group would be performing at the Olympics about three weeks ago.
“We are so proud to be English and we are very excited about the Olympics,” she said.
But don’t count on another reunion for the girls just yet. “I don’t know about a comeback tour, but I loved being back with the girls. There was a lot of fun, we did so much together and we’ll see. If they’re up for something then I certainly am.”
Oh, for the sake of my childhood…please go on ANOTHER reunion tour! While I’ll get to see you perform tomorrow, I guess I’ll have to settle for Viva Forever!, the West End Musical based on the Spice Girls’ hits.
That being said, what songs do you want to hear when they perform tomorrow?
Hopefully, they’ll perform this song.
While it has been almost a decade since Destiny’s Child’s last full-length album, the group comprised of Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams may be recording a new album soon!
According to Mathew Knowles, Beyonce’s father and former manager of Destiny’s Child, the group has previously unreleased material that will appear on two compilation releases via his Music World Entertainment label partnership with Sony.
“We still have our joint venture with Sony, and in November, we’re putting out two Destiny’s Child catalog records with new material,” Knowles told The Huffington Post when asked about his label’s upcoming plans.
And beyond the new songs, Knowles also talked about the possibility of a Destiny’s Child reunion tour!
“It takes a year of planning to do these tours, but first it starts with the artist wanting to do it. And I think the ladies are still working happily in their solo careers,” he explained.
“I hope in the next five years that there is a reunion tour. I think it would be incredible.”
Considering this, the decision is obviously up to the trio who have all been busy focusing on their solo careers.
Beyonce, as we know, has become a massive hitmaker and recently just became a mother to a baby girl named Blue Ivy. Kelly, has also fared quite well hitting No. 1 with Lil’ Wayne on ‘Motivation’ and is set to do the same with her new single ‘Ice’. As for Michelle, the gospel singer has been successful on Broadway and is set to launch a clothing line in partnership with African brand Koshie O.
Guys, what do you think of this potentially exciting news? Will there ever be a Destiny’s Child reunion?
“Reunion (Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. remix)” — M83
From Detroit indie-pop duo Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. comes this remix of M83’s “Reunion,” off their recent album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. The remix is a great, toned down version of M83’s heavily 80s-inspired track. Dale Earndhart Jr. Jr. keeps the essence of the track with M83’s signature atmospheric vocals, but adds their own twist with some synth, and a driving beat. Reunion will be officially released later this month and serious fans who buy the disc will be treated to six remixes of the single, including this Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. version.
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Adam Lambert, the flamboyant American Idol alum, was rumoured to be joining Queen for a performance at the Sonisphere Fest in July followed by a string of tour dates.
As we reported yesterday, Lambert gloated to the Daily Mail: ”The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f***ing great songs,” he allegedly said. “It’s to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of.”
Lambert then took to his Twitter to dismiss the rumours on Friday evening:
“Oooh them clever reporters takin my quotes outta context…. I haven’t confirmed any guest appearances. I was talking about the EMA’S,” he tweeted, without directly referencing the report. “That being said, I’m truly flattered by your jump to such glorious conclusions mr journalist!! ”
They had all performed together at the 2009 American Idol finals as well as a November gig at the MTV EMAs.
Lambert’s sophomore album Trespassing is due in March.
So why wasn’t Janet Hubert, who played the original Aunt Viv on “Fresh Prince,” at the recent cast reunion? Well she and Will Smith hate each other, and there has been tension ever since she left the show in 1993.
“There will never be a reunion … as I will never do anything with an a**hole like Will Smith,” Hubert told TMZ.
She adds, “He is still an egomaniac and has not grown up. This constant reunion thing will never ever happen in my lifetime unless there is an apology, which he doesn’t know the word.”
Smith told an Atlanta radio station, “[Hubert] said once, ‘I’ve been in the business for 10 years and this snotty-nosed punk comes along and gets a show.’ No matter what, to her I’m just the AntiChrist.”
Nevertheless, we feel strongly that Janet Hubert was the better Aunt Viv. Daphne Maxwell Reid, who replaced Janet as Aunt Viv, could never hold up to Janet.
The pop band was created from the ABC show Making The Band, and 11 years later the guys are back. The group is composed of Trevor Penick, Jacob Underwood, Dan Miller and Erik-Michael Estrada. Ashley Parker Angel left the band and has not rejoined.
A source told TooFab the new songs are “coming great” and they hope to have an album out by the end of the year.
The question remains if they will be able to top their #1 hit “Liquid Dreams.” Remember that track?
Gwen Stefani says her solo career is over, reports Entertainment Weekly.
After two successful solo albums, 2004′s ‘L.A.M.B’ and 2006′s ‘The Sweet Escape,’ Stefani says she is done being a solo singer.
“That was a moment in time,” Stefani says. “It went on a little longer than we all thought it would, because it was inspired and you have to go with wherever you’re at in that time in your life … [But] everything works out how it should.”
Stefani now claims that she is focusing all her time on a new ‘No Doubt’ album, which fans are eagerly anticipating. It’s been nearly 10 years since the band released an album, and two years since they reunited for a summer tour.
The band is responsible for such hits as ‘It’s My Life,’ ‘Hella Good,’ and ‘Hey Baby.’
With nine kids onboard between the band and a totally changed music scene, I’m sure we can expect a totally different sound from the band. I’m very, very excited for this reunion, they’ve been a favourite of mine for as long as I can remember.
O-Town has a very special significance to us here at andPOP as it was the first major interview we ever conducted. So the idea that O-Town could be reuniting is exciting, however it apparently won’t be the complete O-Town package.
Ashley Parker-Angel was “intrigued” by the idea, but ultimately declined. In a statement to TMZ, Ashley explains, “O-Town was one of the greatest chapters of my life, so when the idea of a reunion was brought to me, of course I was intrigued.”
He continues, “However I have made the decision not to be a part of an O-Town reunion. It was a difficult decision, but ultimately necessary to move on with the next chapter of my career.”
Nevertheless the rest of the band will be getting back together and hitting the road for a tour. We hope to schedule another interview when they roll through Toronto.
It’s no secret that Kate Gosselin has had some problems with her dance partner Tony Dovolani on and off the stage during “Dancing With The Stars.” However the two have come up with a Jon and Kate themed dance for next week.
According to E! Online, Tony will be channeling his inner Jon Gosselin and Kate will be portraying herself.
“It’s my story over the past two of years,” Kate tells E! Online. “We’re very, very excited.”
And there’s only one word to describe such a dance.
“Dramatic,” says Kate, to which Tony replies, “Lots of drama,” to which Kate adds a little more emphasis with an, “Oh my gosh, so much drama.”
“The 12-year break is over and school is back in session,” Cornell wrote. “Sign up now. Knights of the Soundtable ride again!”
Billboard is also reporting that the band is currently entertaining a variety of offers to play some festivals in the coming year. So chances are if you live in North America, you will be able to see the boys live.
Boy band LFO – perhaps best known for a ’90s hit referencing New Kids on the Block and “girls that wear Abercrombie & Fitch” – are pulling their own NKOTB-esque move with a reunion show this summer.
The group, which went on indefinite hiatus in 2003, will play the one-off gig at New York’s Highline Ballroom on July 18.
Supporting acts for the show are Rookie Of The Year, Go Crash Audio and Kiernan McMullan.
Canadian comedy fans had better do some crunches to prepare for some serious laughs.
“SCTV” alums Catherine O’Hara, Andrea Martin, Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty, Martin Short and Harold Ramis, are performing for a second time tonight at the Second City Theatre in Toronto.
According to the CBC, the reunion is part of the Benefit of Laughter, a fundraiser for Second City’s staff members who need help financially.
Combining some classic sketches and improv sets, the reunion could become an annual event if it is successful.