The Backstreet Boys have postoned more tour dates for A.J.'s rehab - Britney's teamin' up with her man to write some songs and P. Diddy is getting some help from a rock star on a new tune.
Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean isn't ready to leave rehab just yet. He has extended his stay for two more weeks and the Backstreet Boys will have to postpone more concert dates on their Black and Blue Tour. The show which was supposed to continue in Vancouver, Canada on August 7th is now rescheduled for August 24th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (The August 7th to 22nd dates will be made up in October, 2001.)
In a statement Kevin Richardson said, "A.J.'s initial treatment is going very well. His doctors have suggested it would be in A.J.'s best interest to take an additional two weeks in transitional care." The band hopes A.J. will be able to return in two weeks but have discussed the possibility of touring without him if he needs more time.
Britney's writing songs with her man, Justin Timberlake and Wade Robson (the co-writer of *NSYNC's Pop) for her next album. Robson will also be directing Britney on her fall tour which he's said, "will be a sexy show." Robson, who has choreographed tours for Britney and *NSYNC before, also said,"it's again really theatrical, a lot of acting in it, massive set pieces." It should be interesting to see the direction Britney takes for her third album which is going to be a lot edgier.
P. Diddy, formerly known as Puff Daddy, is teaming up with rocker David Bowie for a new version of Bowie's song This Is Not America. P. Diddy didn't want to just sample Bowie's song, like he's done in the past, he wanted to work with him in the studio. P. Diddy has used samples from other artists before including David Bowie, Led Zeppelin and The Police. P. Diddy's song Been Around The World sampled music from Bowie's song Let's Dance. This Is Not America will appear on the soundtrack and movie Training Day starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke.