January 31, 2015
Nick Carter Discusses Backstreet Boys Documentary ‘Show ’Em What You’re Made Of’
The biggest-selling boy band of all time, Backstreet Boys have never been more honest and revealing about where they are in their now 22-year-long career than in their new documentary, Show ’Em What You’re Made Of. Opening in theaters (and also available on iTunes and VOD) on Friday, January 30, the documentary paints a revealing picture of AJ, Howie, Nick, Brian and Kevin’s lives onstage and off, as they reminisce, write music and prep for the 2013 release of both their album, In a World Like This, and subsequent reunion tour.
Through vintage footage, unguarded moments and more access to the band than has ever been available before, Show ’Em What You’re Made Of is a record of where the BSBs have been, where they’re going and why we still love them so very much.
We stopped fanning out long enough to grill Nick Carter on staying passionate about music, keeping five alpha male egos in check and a zombie Western movie he’s written for himself.
What made you guys want to do the documentary in the first place?
NICK CARTER: I brought the idea to the guys when Kevin returned to the band, but we hadn’t recorded any new music yet. I’d seen the Tribe Called Quest documentary, which really rekindled my love for that group. I said, “Guys, maybe we could do the same thing.” We decided to dedicate it to our fans because they’re the reason we still have a career. We’re always grateful and appreciative of that and of them.