What's Next For 'Nsync? BY ZENA BURNS
Worried about the future of 'Nsync? Don't be. Even if Justified turns Justin Timberlake into a solo superstar, we have a feeling that the group won't be officially disbanding any time soon. Justin spoke to TeenPeople.com about some of the issues that have been weighing on his fans' minds:
On the fact that a lot of people are concerned about 'Nsync's future... "I don't really understand [that]. If they're curious about what we're going to do, then I understand. [But] there's always going to be a group."
On other on-again, off-again groups, like Wu-Tang Clan, New Edition and the Rolling Stones, that 'Nsync want to compare themselves to... "I don't see us as anything [like any other group]. I'm sorry - as far as I'm concerned, we're making our own rules. That's what we've always done. We never tried to be the Beatles. We never tried to be New Edition. We always just wanted to be us, and that's what we're doing."
On how the other members of 'Nsync feel about him embarking on his solo career... "Everybody [in 'Nsync] is very supportive. As much as everyone wants to participate, they're going to. It's going to be cool."
On mistakes 'Nsync made before taking control of their career... "There were just things that we were na´ve about. Things that we were like, well, we don't know how to do this, so we can't do it. In every aspect. We depended on a business manager who double crossed us. We depended on producers to come in and tell us how to sound because we weren't exactly sure what we were doing. But then it got to the point where we learned more, and you sit in the studio and you're a sponge. You soak up everything, and you learn more and learn more, and you're like, 'I can do this.' And then you find out that what's been inside of you - you almost get pissed off at yourself, because you could have started doing that three years ago, and it's like, 'Why didn't?' Everything in life is a journey, and for me personally, every step that I've [taken] has led me to the music I write these days. So I don't think I'd give up anything. I don't think I'd change anything. It's cool, man. It's a cool place to be."
On 'Nsync's next album... "We get all these questions - 'Is your new album going to sound like Celebrity? Is it going to be more R&B?' It could be whatever we want it to be. However we go into the studio, and whatever we're vibing - we could want to go on to some Ben Harper stuff. We could if we wanted to, and that's the beauty of having so many heads that have so many different influences, you know? You go in and make the music that you want to make that feels good to you, and hopefully people like it. I don't think there's any other way to be an artist."