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Everybody, Backstreet's back

Look for a new Backstreet Boys release next year. And, for you fans, you might see a few of them wandering around these parts during the winter. On Oprah Winfrey's show the other day, the "boys" inadvertently leaked that they would be getting back together in the studio. AJ McLean was talking about his battle to overcome substance abuse when the group's four other members -- Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, and Nick Carter -- joined him onstage to lend their support.

 

"They didn't want to make it seem like they were using AJ's time on these shows to promote an upcoming project, but I guess they let the cat out of the bag," said Marcus Siskind, who co-owns Blue Jay Recording Studios in Carlisle with Richardson.

The quintet will gather in various places to begin writing -- "and getting back in shape, at least vocally," said Siskind -- next month and will begin recording a short time later. A number of songs will be recorded in Carlisle.

"We won't know what the final effort will look or sound like," said Siskind. "The industry has changed so much since they last released an album and toured."

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