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Boy Band Fraudster Lou Pearlman Dead at 62

Disgraced boy band mogul Lou Pearlman died in prison on Friday (August 19), sources told Billboard last night. He was 62 years old. Pearlman is…
Anna Gaca / August 21, 2016

Dave Holmes: The Seven Most Important Videos From My Tenure at ‘TRL’

Dave Holmes may not have technically won MTV's inaugural Wanna Be a VJ contest in 1998 (he was famously the runner-up to the spindly, spiky-haired Jesse Camp),…
SPIN Staff / June 28, 2016

There’s a Terrible New Song By Members of ‘NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, and O-Town

A thing that exists in this beautiful, terrible world we all live in is a TV movie about zombies in the Wild West featuring some…
James Grebey / March 28, 2016

Here’s the Trailer for a Zombie-Western Movie Starring Members of Backstreet Boys, ‘NSYNC, and 98 Degrees

The phrase "from the makers of Sharknado" usually tells you pretty much all you need to know about a movie, but this one might need just a…
James Grebey / March 17, 2016

Nick Carter Arrested Following Bar Brawl in Key West, Which, You Know, Makes Sense

Update: There's footage of Nick Carter trying to get into the Hog's Breath last night. He namedrops himself and he whines a lot in a way…
James Grebey / January 14, 2016

The 20 Greatest Max Martin Songs That Never Topped the Charts

Due largely in part to the success of a high profile, big budget music video starring Kendrick Lamar, Mariska Hargitay, and many more celebrities, Taylor…
Brennan Carley / May 28, 2015

Watch Charli XCX’s Slow-Burning Cover of Backstreet Boys’ ‘I Want It That Way’

Charli XCX has yet again saluted the Backstreet Boys by covering their 1999 monster hit "I Want It That Way." The True Romance singer first debuted her…
Kyle McGovern / August 13, 2013

Bring It On: 8 Essential Teen-Pop Soundtracks

"What do you do with a soundtrack?" James Hunter wondered 27 years ago in "Start Making Sense," a Village Voice roundup. "You listen to it…
Chuck Eddy / August 8, 2012

Watch Justin Bieber’s Secret Boy Band Longings Surface in ‘Boyfriend’ Video

Everyone was well aware when the song originally dropped in March, that it is Justin Bieber's unofficial intention with "Girlfriend" to establish himself as the…
Devon Maloney / May 4, 2012

Odd Past: Frank Ocean Sings Backstreet Boys’ ‘PDA’

You think you have a bad boss? Somebody made the putative genius who created last year's gorgeous, free-wheeling nostalgia, Ultra mixtape feel like he oughta…
Marc Hogan / April 9, 2012

Goodbye, ‘TRL’ — We’ll Miss You!

My first year of professional life in New York was spent on the 32nd floor of Times Square's Bertelsmann Building, the one that houses the…
Peter Gaston / November 17, 2008