Backstreet Boys Wear Hats, Hug Each Other In New Documentary Trailer

"20 years is a long time, for anybody. Let alone a buncha dorks jumping around on stage, singing and dancing," A.J. McLean remarks near the end of the trailer for Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of, a few plumes of (weed?) smoke escaping from the corners of his mouth. Okay, this looks good. » 12/17/14 9:00pm 12/17/14 9:00pm

Ex-Member of Failed Boy Band Describes Life of Hellish Insanity 

In the 90s, most young men had one pure, simple dream—to perfect synchronized dance moves and harmony with other young men so they could some day join a boy band. It was natural to assume, judging by the masses of screaming young girls that followed them around and the lavish lifestyles they flaunted, boy banding was… » 12/10/14 9:15pm 12/10/14 9:15pm

'Every Member Is Extremely Talented': A Somber One Direction Chat

Monday marked the release of Four, the fourth studio album from One Direction since the group formed on The X Factor in 2010. Promotions for the new album have been promising a new, more mature sound and many members have expressed hopes that their latest effort will attract a bigger adult audience. Did they succeed?… » 11/19/14 3:10pm 11/19/14 3:10pm

We're Calling It Now: 5SOS Has the Song of the Summer

The song of the summer isn't by Pink or Rihanna or Rita Ora. No, it's by an Australian band actually named 5 Seconds of Summer, a name that does not guarantee their summertime success but certainly doesn't hurt their chances. Still confused? For those of you who don't regularly follow the rise and fall of lesser boy… » 4/10/14 2:30pm 4/10/14 2:30pm

We Have Some Questions About This Boy Band of Triplets

This morning I woke up to a tweet from an account called Tx3. Nobody I knew. Probably nothing interesting. "We'd really appreciate if you would Check our cover song!" they wrote. "Retweet!! :) Thanks so much!" I usually ignore self-promotional spam, but for some reason—some spontaneous, fortuitous reason—I clicked… » 3/28/14 3:45pm 3/28/14 3:45pm

Meet Midnight Red, America's Answer to One Direction

Start screaming, ladies. We got an email today alerting us to Midnight Red, a boy band "with an edgy yet all-American twist on the boy-band resurgence," a resurgence so dominated by British bands right now that they're making America's notable contributions to the boy band landscape seem like a distant fever dream. » 8/20/13 5:10pm 8/20/13 5:10pm

The Boy Band Butlers of Downton Meme Is the Best Meme You'll See Today

If you're A.) looking for a good laugh, B.) love the dulcet tones of boy band music and c.) think that all of the best jokes are upstairs/downstairs based, you're in luck! The very funny Tara Ariano of Previously.TV has used the last round of Downton Abbey promo stills to create the day's best meme, Boy Band Butlers. » 8/14/13 3:00pm 8/14/13 3:00pm

Aaron Carter Attacked By Vicious Gang of New Kids on the Block Fans

Okay, you guys, SHUT DOWN THE INTERNET. It's over. It's run its course. The best thing that's ever going to happen has now happened, so we might as well just go make some s'mores and take a nap (s'more-nap!) and breathe the new summer air and hug all the relatives we haven't seen since 1995 (The Day the AOL Discs… » 6/24/13 5:30pm 6/24/13 5:30pm

The Ugliest Tattoos of One Direction

For the most part we are all grown women with grown women skills and grown women tastes in a whole variety of grown women things. We all probably drink wine, talk about books and have maybe even gone to see a Wilco concert or two, so, with that preamble out of the way, let me ask you — have you paid much attention to… » 3/08/13 5:47pm 3/08/13 5:47pm

Ten Reasons Why It's Not Pathetic for a Grown Woman to Go See NKOTB

In case you haven't heard (because you've been doing some kind of David Blaine situation where you live inside a sealed barrel for one year and eat your own pee) New Kids on the Block is teaming up with Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees for a 2013 stadium-sweeping super-tour called THE PACKAGE. Ahem. Now, if you know… » 1/24/13 5:30pm 1/24/13 5:30pm

Here Are Those One Direction Dolls You Didn't Ask For

Sorry, not dolls. Action figures. Harry, Niall, Louis, Liam and Zayn are sold separately, and "each come with their own personally styled fashion outfits." Kind of sad that you can't run your fingers through their hair. Also, their pants are not nearly as tight as they ought to be. Still, should be fun to have them… » 4/18/12 10:40am 4/18/12 10:40am

One Direction Nearly Had a Boy Band Rumble with The Wanted

Didn't you always wonder what would happen when rival boy bands crossed paths, imagining that if, say, ‘N Sync and the Backstreet Boys accidentally booked the same recording studio at the same time, they'd engage in a melodious, well-choreographed dance fight straight out of West Side Story? According to TMZ, we all… » 4/14/12 11:00am 4/14/12 11:00am

Presenting 'Facebook Official': A New Single From Lance Bass's Boy Band

I know what you're thinking: the process of hand-selecting young gentlemen to dance and sing together as a boy band still exists? Apparently, it does. Meet Heart2Heart, a group of spiky-haired kids produced by former member of boy band N Sync, Lance Bass. (He even appears in the music video.) Have a listen to the… » 10/06/11 7:15pm 10/06/11 7:15pm