“I’m sure that everybody in my group has been asked at one time or another -- I know I get asked, I know the other guys get asked -- but we’re happy with what it was and we’re happy to move on,” he said.
The sentiment is the exact opposite of what Lance Bass told Access Hollywood in September 2008. At that time he said “the odds are good” for an ‘N Sync reunion in the near future. Obviously, we have different definitions of “near.”
“We’ve always discussed it. It’s always a possibility and we still owe some records to the record companies,” he said.
What happened? We thought the recent rise of One Direction – complete with its late 1990s inspired look – would inspire the boy band to get back together. ‘N Sync, you plus me equals us. Even Backstreet is back thanks to the return of Kevin Richardson after his 2006 departure.
Since ‘N Sync’s 2002 hiatus, which turned into a break up, each member has gone on to varied success. Chasez is a judge on MTV’s “ America’s Best Dance Crew.” Two members, Bass and Joey Fatone, appeared as “ Dancing with the Stars” contestants. Chris Kirkpatrick got a better hairstyle, voiced Chip Skylark in “The Fairly Odd Parents” and even did a reality show about former boy banders.
Then there’s Justin Timberlake. No one is really sure what happened to him, though we do know he channeled Michael Jackson. JT also revealed recently that his boy-band days weren’t his best fashion years.
So now that Chasez officially has put the final nail in the coffin of our boy-band resurrection dreams, we have to move forward.
At least we’ll always have this:
Is it too early to start being nostalgic about the 2000s? We’re looking at you Toni Braxton, Faith Hill and Destiny’s Child.