’90s News: Aqua, N*Sync, 5ive, Oasis, Atomic Kitten and more

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N*Sync Best Of Released, But Nobody Told Lance Bass…

When you are a key member of one of the most popular musical groups of all time, you expect that when your label compiles and releases your finest work, you’ll at least be informed of the plans.

Not at all surprisingly, N*Sync’s Lance Bass was quite miffed when he found out, via Twitter, that the group’s Essential collection was slated for release – the very next day. “I love when the record label doesn’t even tell you they are releasing a new ‘NSYNC album tomorrow ! #TheyCare”, the pop star wrote, linking to a pre-purchase page.

The two-disc collection came out today in Australia, and although the cover artwork doesn’t feature JT’s frosted tips, the compilation does feature the Pokemon soundtrack classic ‘Somewhere, Someday’. 

AQUA are coming to Australia

’90s pop nostalgia shows no signs of slowing, and Danish bubblegum superstars Aqua are taking full advantage of this, bringing their Greatest Hits tour to Australia.

Although strained personal relations forced the group to split in 2001, less than four years after they first found success with the double-entendre-laden hit ‘Barbie Girl’, they still managed to shift a staggering 33 million records worldwide.

Pre-sale tickets for the tour are available now, with general tickets on sale from next Thursday, September 2.

Did Blink’s Tom DeLonge See A UFO?

First things first, Tom DeLonge is not mucking around when he claims to be a fanatical follower of extra terrestrial life-forms – this indepth TV interview suggests he has been studying this stuff for decades, with numerous high-ranking CIA officials in his conspiracy corner.

Now, DeLonge himself claims to have seen a UFO, posting the following excited Insta-rant, and this less-than-definitive video proof. Do aliens exist, as the Enema Of The State track suggests? Say it ain’t so!

“LAST NIGHT UFO IN SAN DIEGO!! Hahaah yes!! My wife and I followed it for 30 min, a fleet of cars were pulled over watching it with us. Some said they were watching it for an hour. It was 2 sets of lights, going in and out and popping up in different locations. Standard shit if you read about this stuff… HAHHA YES I WAS THERE. Does anyone know how happy I am!!??”

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Ritchie ‘5ive’ and Natasha ‘Atomic Kitten’ Are Having A Child!

While this happy pop coupling is enough on its own to conjure thoughts of perfectly choreographed birthing classes, Natasha Hamilton’s fourth child – and first with 5ive’s Ritchie Neville – made the news recently due to Hamilton’s declaration that she plans on eating her own placenta after giving birth.

While this sounds like little more than a Daily Mail beat up, there are supposed health benefits in doing so, such as warding off post-natal depression. Whatever gets you though, Tash.

Happy 20th, Definitely Maybe

Oasis’ majestic debut record Definitely Maybe came out twenty years ago today, helping to kickstart the Britpop revolution that claimed the airwaves from the mopey grunge happening over the pond (which made its definitive closing statement with Cobain’s suicide that April).

It is undeniably one of the finest, and most feted albums to ever be released, and although thousands of column inches have dealt with its might over the past twenty years, the best way of celebrating this musical milestone is to crank sleeper classic ‘Slide Away’, and swagger back to the days when anything seemed possible. Enjoy.

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