Check these brand new photos of Erik and Trevor @ American Junkie Nightclub in Scottsdale, AZ on August 31, 2011! Enjoy 🙂
O-Town > Public Appearances > O-Town Surprise Guest @ American Junkie Nightclub (Aug 31, 2011)
These past few days, they guys of O-Town have let us know that they’re already working on new O-Town music for their 2011 Reunion. They’ve posted info at their official twitter @OTOWNBAND and Erik has twitted about it too.
“WHITE BOARDING: As many ideas for @OTOWNBAND – set list, images and *NEW* studio recordings/productions. Need a FEW more whiteboards…”
“If you were listening to what I’m listening to right now, you would’ve forgot where you were driving, too. #NewOTownMusic“
Be sure to follow O-Town’s official twitter account @OTOWNBAND for the latest updates on the 2011 reunion 🙂
The newly-reunited members of boyband O-TOWN were “really hurt” when ASHLEY PARKER ANGEL refused to sign up for their pop comeback, according to singer ERIK-MICHAEL ESTRADA.
The All Or Nothing hitmakers, who formed on the first season of MTV reality show Making The Band in 2000, announced earlier this week (begs17Jan11) they are reforming as a four-piece, without Parker Angel.
The star, who has gone on to perform on Broadway and land acting roles in TV and film, called the decision “difficult” but “necessary” to move on with his career.
Estrada has now spoken out about the snub, insisting he thought Parker Angel “would want to be a part” of the reunion.
He tells TMZ.com, “He said he’s not gonna do it, man. You know, he’s doing his own thing. I guess he can’t multi-task. He wants to be an actor and you know, that’s cool.
“At first we were really hurt by it to be honest with you… We did something real special… We weren’t the best group in the world, we weren’t ‘N Sync or Backstreet Boys, but we had a lot of fun doing what we did and we made a lot of people feel good… There’s something to be said about that. The times we’re experiencing right now I would just think he’d wanna jump on board and I thought he would want to be a part of that. But he doesn’t and that’s cool… to each their own. We just want to go on and sing.”
Be sure to follow him @twitter.com/danmillerotown.
And what about his bandmates’ thoughts about it?
–Erik-Michael Estrada: “(In the ‘All For Love’ melody) “Bout – dan – time” RT @Trevor_Penick: Yes we win! Hit up Dan Miller @danmillerotown. Lets blow him up”
–Trevor Penick: “Yes we win! Hit up Dan Miller @danmillerotown. Lets blow him up”, “@danmillerotown now all of our fans follow you buddy keep us updated”
Sources close to the band tell TMZ … Erik-Michael, Dan, Trevor and Jacob are back in the studio … sans one member who just didn’t feel like getting the band back together — Ashley Parker-Angel.
We’re told the guys — who were all plucked out of obscurity on the very first “Making the Band” in 2000 — have been kicking around the idea of a reunion for a while … and have spent almost a year trying to get Ashley on board.
But a few weeks ago — when it became clear Ashley wasn’t going to change his mind — the guys decided to officially move forward without him … and are now trying to work out some tour dates.
They want it all … or nothing at all.
10 years ago, they topped the charts
The dream of five young Americans began in 1999 in a talent show. The man behind the Backstreet Boys, Lou Pearlman along with MTV, wanted to create a new boy band, following the success of BSB and N’Sync. The winners of “Making the Band” were Jacob Underwood (30), Ashley Parker Angel (28), Erik-Michael Estrada (30), Trevor Penick (30) and Dan Miller (29). They were supposed to be huge in the history of music, but in 2003, after two albums and several top hits, the band split up – a shock to all fans. In 2004 they were again seen together as O-Town in the comedy “Super Babies: Baby Geniuses 2”. But what’s up with the guys today?
Ashley Parker Angel was the youngest of the group, and it was always a bit more prominent than any of the other band members. In 2006 he got his own MTV reality show “There and Back: Ashley Parker Angel”. He wanted to be perceived as a real musician and songwriter. The same year he released his solo album “Sountrack To Your Life” and got good reviews. His first single “Let U Go” was on MTV’s TRL charts for several weeks. After an American tour with Ashlee Simpson, he focused on acting. He played the role of Link Larkin in “Hairspray” on Broadway, played the role of Carson Wheetly in the new straight to DVD “Wild Things: Foursome” (Out on June 1st, 2010) and now, he is playing the role of Todd in the film “Pizza Man”, along with Frankie Muniz. Ashley is father of a son named Lyric Angel.
Jacob Underwood was always different, specially with his dreadlock hairstyle, not a typical boy band member. Together with guitarist Aaron T. Smith, he founded the band “Jacob’s Loc” in 2004. He lives now in a suburb of San Diego Nashville.
Dan Miller is today both singer and producer, with a successful independent record label. In 2005 he released his solo EP, “Slower Than A Gun”.
After the band split up, Trevor Penick started to use a new stage name, “Tre Scott” and now he makes R&B and Pop music. Trevor is already a happy father.
Erik-Michael Estrada (EME) continues with music and he’s working on an acting career. He also is involved with other celebrities for Children in Need.
*Corrections: Thanks to Bille