2007 has been chock full of comebacks and reunions (The Police?? Genesis?? The Spice Girls!!). Now, it looks like two more are headed towards us this fall.
The Backstreet Boys (remember them?) have a new single hitting radio at the end of the month. It’s pretty ballsy of BSB to return at a time when they’re essentially the last boy band standing. Also hard to believe that it’s been a decade since they exploded onto American airwaves with “Quit Playing Games With My Heart” and “As Long As You Love Me”. Not sure where they fit in today’s pop environment, not sure how they’ll do as a quartet (Kevin Richardson has split from the band), and REALLY not sure, based on one publicity photo I’ve seen, how their imagery is gonna work. Do the little girls who bought their album ten years ago and are now young women still care? I guess we’ll see!!
More interesting, in my opinion, is a series of rumors that suggests that Garth Brooks will officially be returning to the scene after a five-year hiatus. A new Garth release is sure to breathe some new life into the music industry-after all, he was the biggest selling artist of the Nineties. I’m sure country radio will welcome him back with open arms, as will any label he decides to sign to…if he chooses to go that route. A couple years back, Garth released a set of B-sides and unreleased tracks via a deal with Wal-Mart, and there are rumors that Garth might be distributing this one himself. Hell, it’s not like he needs the money, right?
Makes me wonder what other reunions or comebacks could be in the offing…