Backstreet Boys attend the premiere of their documentary “Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of” in Los Angeles, CA on January 29, 2015.
Backstreet Boys did a press conference yesterday for “Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of” docuemtary. The video is the entire press conference.
Nick Carter Is No Longer a Backstreet Boy, But a Backstreet Man
Being a 15-year-old boy presents an array of problems: you’re learning how to appropriately talk to other human beings, you’re probably working your job which introduces the concept of “saving” “money,” hair grows in generally weird places, and your voice cracks at the most unfortunate of times. And if you were Nick Carter in the late ‘90s, you had the pleasure of dealing with all that growing up and puberty stuff—while living in the very, very public eye as a Backstreet Boy. Seriously. Remember that time you got that zit and you didn’t want to go to school because holy shit what will everyone say? Nick Carter did that in front of millions upon millions of people, every day.
This weekend, a documentary called Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of hits theaters. The film traces the craze surrounding the hype of the Backstreet Boys during their prime time and what the boys were put through, while showing what it was like for them to record of their newest record. If you’re interested at all in the way pop culture functions, the movie is definitely worth your time.
Remembering that time period, it’s a bit strange to think about these types of cultural movements—swaths of teenagers doing everything that can to simply breathe the same air as someone they love. It obviously has always existed, from Beatlemania to Beliebers, but it’s rare to get someone who experienced that time from the inside to reflect on that time period after it’s passed—especially if that someone is Nick Carter who kind of publicly went off the deep-end (struggling with substance, women, and more) after the height of fame passed. Now, Carter is married and seems pretty happy—at least he’s chipper over the phone. Rehab was successful, and with both of his lives—personal and with the Backstreet Boys—he feels like he’s once again hit his strive. He’s self-aware. He knows what he is. His viewpoint is very mature. “We’re not cool anymore,” he says in reference to the Backstreet Boys. “But not being cool, is actually cool in a strange way.”
Backstreet Boys announced on twitter that they’ll be on KTLA tomorrow morning at 8:45am PT (11:45am ET) and you can stream online at their website.
They also mentioned they’ll be on Entertainment Tonight at 7:30pm.
Early in the new Backstreet Boys documentary Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of, group member Nick Carter ponders the criticism faced by boy bands, and makes a comparison to Pinocchio: “He was manufactured, but he turned into a real boy.”
The evolution of Carter and his colleagues — not into boys, but into men — is the subject of the film, opening Friday, which follows the recording of the Backstreet Boys’ 2013 album, In A World Like This, and preparation for its corresponding tour. That trek marked the 20th anniversary of the pop group, which was assembled by now-disgraced mogul Lou Pearlman (who later launched ‘N Sync) and enjoyed massive success with albums such as the 1999 blockbuster Millennium and hits such as As Long As You Love Me, Shape Of My Heart and I Want It That Way.
Personal histories, dilemmas and aspirations come into play in Show ‘Em. Kevin Richardson, 43 — who left the group in 2006, then returned in 2012 — gets choked up recounting the final stages of his father’s terminal cancer more than two decades ago. Brian Littrell, 39, chronicles the voice problems that have plagued him in recent years, involving muscles around his vocal cords constricting and “a disconnect” with “the part of my brain that sends signals to my voice.”
Littrell has been through “vocal therapy and neurological therapy, where I listen to white noise. … I just try to be the best that I can be, and I think I’m better today than I was four or five months ago.” His condition created some tension before that; in a rather heated meeting shown in the film, Carter expresses concerns about Littrell’s ability.
Want to know what BSB while the East Coast was dealing with a snow storm? They went to the pool in LA and documented it!
Visit their vine page to see all the short clips of the boys and their story of #BSBSnowedIn. Also, a few clips were posted on twitter. If you want to watch them in order of how they told the story here are the clips and when then they were posted.
When life gives you snowflakes clip was the second clip in the #BSBSnowedIn story.
This tweet/clip was posted right after the clip where Brian smacks Nick in the face with a plastic sword.
This clip was posted right after they talk about who would like survive the storm.
A clip of Howie feeling the cold was posted after the clip of Kevin just straight chillin’.
Last clip posted to twitter is the boys giving advice for those going to be snowed in this Friday.
These are pretty funny! lol.
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.
Theater Release: U.S. & Canada January 30, 2015
World Wide February 26, 2015
Purchase: iTunes | Amazon
IN A WORLD LIKE THIS Backstreet Boys 8th U.S. & 9th International Album
Release: July 30, 2013
Purchase: iTunes | Amazon | Target
FACING THE MUSIC - Nick's biography
Release: September 17, 2013
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes and Noble
NICK & KNIGHT - Album with Jordan Knight
Release: September 2, 2014
Purchase: iTunes | Amazon
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