Howie Dorough: I was pop royalty

Posted by Nicky on Feb 28,2015. No Comments

Howie Dorough felt like “the queen” at the height of his career.

The singer is part of boyband Backstreet Boys, who rose to fame in the 90s.

Now he and fellow members A.J. McLean, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell are back with a documentary about their career. And reminiscing about their success has made him realise how insane the fans’ hysteria can be.

“It’s definitely difficult to understand,” he admitted to British magazine Star.

“It’s weird for anybody to fathom having thousands of people screaming for you. There have been crazy times when there were thousands of people and we had to figure out a way to get to our tour bus. You would have though the queen was there or something!”

Howie didn’t find fame hard and is glad he had his family to keep him so grounded. However, A.J. struggled with a drug problem and checked into rehab three times.

His bandmate has a theory about why he may have fallen into substance abuse.

“He’s always been one of the most ‘out there’, trying to figure out his own identity,” Howie reasoned. “The tattoos, the nails and the hair… he’s tried everything you can think of.

“He spent years trying to do ‘bad boy’, but if you knew him as a young kid, well, he was probably one of the biggest-hearted, geekiest of all of us.” [Source]

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The Backstreet Boys’ Howie opens up about the band’s reunion

Posted by Nicky on Feb 18,2015. No Comments

The Backstreet Boys are one of the world’s iconic boybands. So their legions of fans have been waiting in anticipation for the release of their tell-all documentary Backstreet Boys: Show ‘em What You’re Made Of. HELLO! Online caught up with band member Howie Dorough who explained why it was the perfect time for the group to share a peek behind the scenes.

“It’s something we’ve talked about for many years,” he told us exclusively. “We wanted our fans to see how our group works and how we got together, and celebrating our 20th anniversary seemed like the perfect time.”

Howie revealed that despite the boys’ phenomenal success, they’ve felt more freedom since breaking away from record label Jive Records in 2011.

“We’d love to be back on top of the charts, but a lot of that pressure isn’t there anymore,” he admitted.

“In the past we didn’t have to think about anything apart from performing on stage – people usually handled the rest for us. This time around we had a lot more freedom.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Backstreet Boy crashes Brevard wedding!

Posted by Kate on Jan 25,2015. No Comments


The letter congratulated the couple on their marriage, offered apologies for not being able to attend and thanks for “being such loyal and loving fans.”

The bottom of the letter includes the signatures of band members Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, A.J. McLean and Kevin Richardson.

A member of the wedding party then asked about the fifth member: “What about Howie D?”

At that point the couple was told: “He wanted to tell you in person.”

And with that, DJ Shane introduced the fifth member of the group as Howie D entered the reception.Dorough told the couple: “Congratulations. I’m representing everybody. I wanted to thank you guys so much for the wonderful invitation for us. I wish I was able to have all my guys here, unfortunately, it’s a little tough getting everybody from all the different states to get together, but I live in the backyard here with you guys, and I’m very honored to be here.”

Then, Dorough serenaded the newlyweds with the Backstreet Boys hit “All I Have To Give.”

A’riel Kastovich, the bride, told Howie D: “Thank you so much. This made our whole day. We are lifelong fans.”

In October, Ryan and A’riel posted a YouTube video inviting the band to their January wedding. FLORIDA TODAY shared their story in November.

In the video, the couple tells the Backstreet Boys that the group played an integral part during their childhoods, igniting the spark that drew them together.

Tom Biddix of Melbourne told his famous friend Howie Dorough, aka Howie D, about A’riel and Ryan’s big wish.

This week, Dorough confirmed he could attend the event. Biddix reached out to Timmy Vee, WA1A morning show host, to help track down the couple. Timmy Vee called FLORIDA TODAY and staff at the newspaper’s north Melbourne offices, and in conjunction with Biddix and Dorough, worked with the band’s management team to bring the couple’s wish for a Backstreet Boys’ wedding visit to life.

“I think it’s amazing that people that have been at the level (Dorough’s) been will do this kind of stuff,” Vee said. “It’s a big deal. Even though the Backstreet Boys were big in the ’90s, they were the biggest in the ’90s.”

And as for Vee’s take on the wedding crash surprise? “I’d like to know about someone who is going to be excited about me making a surprise visit to their wedding,” he said with a chuckle.


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New Staff Member!

Posted by Kate on Jan 16,2015. No Comments

Hello every one my name is Kate, I am one of Nicky’s friends and I will be here to update all the member sites as often as I can, with news, pictures and graphics. I wish you all a nice day.

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Came back again

Posted by Nicky on Sep 15,2014. No Comments

First of all, I’m so sorry for don’t update the site before. I was working a lot this summer with my new job and I didn’t get the time. Anyway, I’m going to try to update the site with tons of new photos & news but I need a few time to check all the photos, please, be patient. So, please, come backand enjoy the updates. Sorry for all the problems.

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Howie D talks all things Backstreet Boys

Posted by Nicky on Feb 18,2014. No Comments

THEY were the ultimate boyband back in the ’90s, adored by hoards of fans from all over the globe and now, 21 years later, they’re stronger than ever and still breaking hearts, with their latest album, In A World Like This.

Eight studio albums and a prestigious star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame are just the beginning for the band as they embark on the next 20 years of their journey.

The Mercury’s DANIELLE MORRIS spoke to Howie D from The Backstreet Boys ahead of their concert with McBusted later this year in Weston-super-Mare.

Hi Howie, what a busy year you have lined up, with the band, your family and potential solo projects, how are you finding time to manage it all?

“It sure is going to be a busy year but we’re really lucky that we all have such supportive families and friends they’re just amazing.

“We also have a great management team who keep us on track, it’s all about looking at the calendar and thinking, right, what can I do and where and then piecing it all together.

“It’s good, I’m lucky to have the boys because there’s no jealousy or holding back, when one of us says that we’re thinking about doing something; there’s so much support there’s a great sense of camaraderie. Read the rest of this entry »

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