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Ed Sheeran Slams Backstreet Boys for Not Playing Hits

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Ed Sheeran has hit out at the Backstreet Boys for playing new music at their reunion shows instead of classic hits.

The "Sing" hitmaker slammed the 90's boyband - made up of Brian Littrell, A.J McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter and Kevin Richardson - for letting their fans down by performing new material during their 20th Anniversary Tour. "I study how other people perform and that is unacceptable, as the Backstreet Boys have so many hits. Do not do that ever again, that is not fair," Sheeran said.

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Backstreet Boys Receive Hollywood Star

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Backstreet Boys receiving their star on Walk of FameThe Backstreet Boys were "honored" to receive a Hollywood star on the Walk of Fame on Monday.

The group - formed of A.J. McLean, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough and Brian Littrell - were presented with the 2,495th commemorative plaque on the world famous sidewalks. All the band members were in attendance to unveil the star located near the Live Nation building in the 7000 block of Hollywood Boulevard and their tribute is also near Boyz II Men's star.

Addressing a crowd of fans, Kevin Richardson, 40, said, "What an honor it is. What a beautiful day. What another beautiful way to celebrate 20 years together."

Nick, 33, added, "Backstreet is Back ... and we aren't going anywhere."

The Backstreet Boys also marked their 20th anniversary with a fan celebration at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles last Saturday.

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Backstreet Boys Announce Documentary

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Backstreet Boys will release a documentary to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The five piece - comprised of Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough and Kevin Richardson, who rejoined last year after taking some time out - have hired Katy Perry's Part of Me 3D co-producer Stephen Kijak to direct the tell-all movie.

"We always wanted to make a film and now is the ideal time. With Kevin back, the fact that we are masters of our own destiny, a new album in the works and our 20th anniversary -- it all adds up to being the right time to share our story," the group said.

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Backstreet Boys Are Back For First Time Since 2006

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Performances, Reunions, Pop,

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Backstreet Boys have reunited as a five-piece for the first time since 2006. The pop group - which is made up of Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, A.J. McLean and Kevin Richardson - took to the stage for Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series in New York's Central Park earlier yesterday.

The boy band performed '90s classics "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" and "I Want it That Way" and Kevin - who rejoined the group three months ago after quitting in 2006 - admitted he was delighted to be back performing with his fellow boy band members.

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Kevin Richardson Rejoining Backstreet Boys

Kevin RichardsonKevin Richardson is rejoining the Backstreet Boys. The 40-year-old singer departed the group in 2006, but is now planning to get back with his bandmates Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, Nick Carter and Brian Littrell to record new music in London this summer.

Nick announced the plans on-stage over the weekend saying, "We're coming back to London in July for three weeks to record our new album. It's been a long time since we've been played on some radio stations and we want all our fans to make pickets and start a protest outside these stations to get them to play our songs."

Discussing Kevin's return, a source told the Daily Star, "Kevin missed the rest of the guys, who he counts as brothers as well as bandmates, and felt now was the right time to return."

The Backstreet Boys are currently touring with New Kids on the Block as part of supergroup NKOTBSB and Donnie Wahlberg recently revealed they were keen to go on another global run of shows in the future.

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Lady Gaga and Katy Perry Banned In China

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Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys, and Katy Perry songs have all been banned in China. The Asian country's ministry of culture has deemed 100 tracks by artists unsuitable for its citizens telling websites selling and streaming them both legally and illegally to remove them before September 15 or face prosecution.

The ministry follows guidelines to ensure tracks are not in "poor taste and vulgar content," and claims the songs on its latest list have not been submitted for approval, which has to be done by the song's writer themselves. While most of the songs are by artists from Taiwan and Honk Kong, six of Lady Gaga's tracks have been banned: "The Edge of Glory," "Hair," "Marry the Night," "Americano," "Judas," and "Bloody Mary."

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Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean Seeks Treatment

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A.J. McLeanBSB may have added an NKOTB -- but will they now lose a McLean?

On Thursday, Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean announced to fans that he'll be seeking treatment ... for the third time. The 33-year-old singer, who has a history of substance abuse problems, said he wants to get cleaned up before his group's tour with New Kids on the Block begins.

"For personal reasons, I've checked myself into a rehab clinic," McLean explained in a statement. "With 2011 being a busy year for Backstreet, I want to be healthy and perform and sing for people at my very best and happiest. None of this will affect our current tour plans and I look forward to seeing everyone really soon! Thank you for all of your support and respecting my family and friends privacy during this time."

Over the weekend, A.J. hinted via Twitter (of course) that a rehab stay was coming. "Thank u all for my bday wishes and tweets:)! Its gonna be a great year! I love u all and wish me luck! I start my sober journey tomm! Ttfn!" he wrote.

NKOTBSB will kick off its summer tour on June 2.

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VIDEO: NKOTB and BSB Unite for AMAs


All you people can't you see, can't you see ... NKOTBSB.

Too busy watching Dexter or The Walking Dead to bother with the American Music Awards last night? Here's your chance to view one of the event's most talked-about moments.

Curious to know what a joint concert tour between New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys might look like? Check out this mashup of several BSB ("Everybody," "I Want It That Way," "Larger Than Life") and NKOTB ("The Right Stuff," "Step by Step") hits.

Click here for more information on their Summer 2011 tour dates.

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NKOTB, Backstreet Boys Tour Officially Announced

What was rumored about two months ago is now official: the Backstreet Boys and the New Kids on the Block will be touring together.

The two groups will travel together as "NKOTBSB" next summer. Official dates for the U.S. tour have not yet been announced.

You can preview what's to come this November 21. That's when all nine boys men -- BSB's Kevin Richardson is not on the ticket -- will perform at the American Music Awards.

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New Kids and Backstreet Boys Team Up for Tour


Boy band fans (or should we call them man bands now?) will see all their dreams realized in 2011: the and the Backstreet Boys are close to teaming up for a tour of the United States. (Too bad it’s not 1996.)

NKOTB recently , and now it seems they’re ready to take the act (back) on the road. Reportedly, the two bands are in negotiations with Live Nation Entertainment to book the event.

The New Kids teamed up with the Boys once before, performing together at Radio City Music Hall. A third band is also being considered for the tour. Boyz II Men is rumored to be the first pick.

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