Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I was talking to Drew Lachey today about preparing for ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars,” and he dropped this on me: 98 Degrees will return to the recording studio in October, for the first time in more than 10 years.
“We plan on getting back in the studio and taking this into the new year,” said Drew Lachey, who sings in the group with his older brother, Nick, and Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons.
The reunion album comes after the vocal group’s two concerts last month, singing on NBC’s “Today” show Aug. 17 and at the Summer MixTape Festival Aug. 18 in Hershey, Pa. The brothers and Cincinnati native Jeffre formed the band with Jeff Timmons of Massillon in 1996. Their last album was “Collection” in 2002.
Drew has been rehearsing here for “Dancing with the Stars: All Stars” with professional dance partner Anna Trebunskaya. They’re heading to Los Angeles later this week to prepare for the ABC premiere Sept. 24 (8 p.m., Channel 9). They guys will record in LA around Drew’s dancing schedule, he says.