Lance Bass is ready to party like it’s 1999.
That means several things for the boy-bander-turned-“Dancing With the Stars” contestant. For one thing, he would be more than happy to hit the road with his old bandmates in ‘NSYNC.
“There’s always a possibility for a tour or reunion. It’s something that we really haven’t discussed yet,” he told MTV News. “But it’s something I would love to talk about. I think it’s maybe needed in the next year or so, and I think our fans would love it, ’cause we never got to say goodbye. I want to do the Boyz II Men thing, where we just sit on the stools,” he joked.
And it wouldn’t be like the good old days if former tourmate Britney Spears weren’t about to put out fresh music . Bass is all about her return. “I am totally stoked to see Britney come back,” he said. “I think it’s going to be one of the biggest comebacks you’ve ever seen. It’s not even a comeback — she’s always been around — but I think, personally, she’s ready to explode again.”
Bass thinks this is a good time for Spears to return to the spotlight because, he says, it’s as good a time as ever to be a pop artist. “Everyone wants to have fun with music again, and she always makes it fun,” he said. “I think the last two years was a just a scam, so that she can make a huge comeback. I want to believe it was a big old punk on us.”
There is, of course, a huge resurgence in pop music right now, with Miley Cyrus, the “High School Musical” gang and the Jonas Brothers topping the charts. And seeing the Jonases reign as pop gods is déjà vu for Bass.
“It’s funny to see what they’re going through now, ’cause it totally reminds me of my ‘NSYNC days. I know exactly what they’re going to do,” he said. “I can warn them. And it was funny to see all the people around them [when the JoBros were on ‘Dancing With the Stars’], ’cause they were all the exact same people who worked with us. It was the first time I got to see them perform, and I was really impressed. They’re really good kids.”
Bass does have some simple advice for the trio, being that he’s been there and done that himself: “As long as you keep it in the family and have fun and keep it down-to-earth, they’ll be just fine.”
He added that if ‘NSYNC were to try and make it in today’s pop-music world alongside the Jonas Brothers, he has no doubt they’d once again be a hot pop commodity. “We’d be leading the pack right now. I think ‘NSYNC would definitely fit in today’s music scene,” he said. “And with Britney coming back and Christina and Eminem … we’re going to have a whole late-’90s resurgence. It’s going to be great.”
But at the end of the day, Bass is ready to try something new. Although he’ll be busy with the “Dancing With the Stars” tour in the winter, he admits that he’s not afraid to go out on a limb — which is why he’s done everything from pop music to Broadway to movies to, of course, an attempt at space travel .
“I like to challenge myself, that’s for sure. I get bored very easily, which is why I like to do things out of the ordinary, like going to space,” he explained. “I don’t know what’s next. Who knows, but [I’ll] definitely not retire. I think I want to try the TV thing after this and try some acting.”