Thursday 19 July 2012, 11:36 | By

Kevin Richardson rejoins Backstreet Boys to record new LP

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Occasional Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson, who has opted in and out of the boyband since his initial departure in 2006, has reunited with his four original BSB bros to begin recording a new studio LP.

Since Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, AJ McClean and (my all-time favourite) Brian Littrell have operated as a quartet across their last two long players – ‘2007’s ‘Unbreakable’ and 2009’s ‘This Is Us’ – the new record will mark the group’s first as a five-piece since 2005.

It’s set for release in spring 2013 which, by commercially convenient coincidence, is also when the Backstreet Boys will celebrate their 20th anniversary.

Comments Richardson of the timely re-group: “Being back with my brothers again feels great. I love these guys. We have gone through so much together. We just have a chemistry . . . a bond that will always be”.

Littrell adds: “Having Kevin back in the mix adds that extra special magic to our group. We’re over the moon to have him back and it’s a great way to give back to our fans”.

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