AJ McLean - NewsThe latest news from AJ McLeanhttp://ajmclean.com/newsAJ Partners with Anvil Cases to Introduce a Line of Roadcases for Mobile Devices<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ajmclean/media/03/13/images/assets/medium.wxR3Ofk9EISujgNgPCeSruc8iJkwP4TxLDA2a_mHKRM.jpeg" /><br /><p>MUSIC INDUSTRY ROADCASE MANUFACTURER ANVIL CASES PROUDLY PARTNERS WITH AJ MCLEAN OF THE BACKSTREET BOYS TO INTRODUCE A LINE OF ROADCASES FOR MOBILE DEVICES.</p> <p><em>The incredible level of ultimate quality & protection thats been available to the biggest names in music for over 60 years to carry and protect their equipment will now be available for your mobile devices!</em></p> <p><a href="https://www.shoplocket.com/products/myrC1-aj-mclean-limited-edition-anvil-roadcase-for-iphone5-5s" target="_blank"><strong>Pre-Order your AJ Mclean Limited Edition Anvil Roadcase TODAY!</strong></a></p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvil Cases is thrilled to announce a partnership with singer/songwriter AJ McLean around their exciting expansion into consumer products and mobile device protection. Anvil Cases reputation for ultimate protection has been well earned through decades of experience working to provide carrying and protective solutions for some of the worlds most demanding travel and touring conditions. The Anvil iPhone 5/5s Roadcase delivers the same level of legendary protection that music icons have been depending on for the past 60 years to safeguard their gear from the hardships of being on the road.</p> <p>"Wouldnt it be cool if the same company that protects some of your all-time favorite musicians gear was protecting your mobile devices?" Thats the question Anvil VP for Mobile Products, Jose Beltran, says inspired the Company to launch their new Consumer Products Division. As for this exciting new partnership, McLean says the idea came about when he met with some of the company executives and realized hes already had a 20-year relationship with Anvil. "From the start, Anvil Cases have been helping the boys make sure our equipment travels safely while were out on the road, I trust Anvil and I love the brand. Im excited to be involved in this expansion with them, specifically for a product that I think everyone should have protecting their phone."</p> <p>The Anvil iPhone Roadcase protects against bumps, high impacts, scratches and scuffs. The unique 4-piece design delivers maximum protection with minimum bulk. "We didnt just want to make a phone case that looked like a roadcase We wanted to make a roadcase specifically designed to protect your phone," says Beltran.</p> <p>"One thing I love about Anvils design is that its as sleek as it is protective, so I dont have to battle getting my phone in-and-out of my jeans" says McLean. And since Anvil knows you love music, theyve paid extra attention to port access so you can feel comfortable youll be able to use your earbuds and headphones with the case on.</p> <p><strong>Features</strong></p> <p>* 3 layers of protection.</p> <p>* Internal rubber polymer shock absorbing liner with added protection in the corners.</p> <p>* Rubber polymer back padding for extra impact protection.</p> <p>* High strength polycarbonate shell.</p> <p>* Full earbud/headphone access.</p> <p>* Maximum impact protection with minimum bulk.</p> <p><strong>Pricing and Availability</strong></p> <p>The Roadcase for iPhone5/5s is now available for pre-order for $35.95 and will begin shipping in late Spring 2014. An AJ McLean Limited Edition Anvil Roadcase for iPhone package will also be available in a numbered run of 300 for a per unit price of $69.00.</p> <p><strong>About AJ McLean</strong></p> <p>AJ McLean is a singer/songwriter & performer best known as a member of the hugely successful pop act, the Backstreet Boys but to think of McLean solely in the context of music is to miss a huge portion of his identity. From his earliest days in the public consciousness, McLean has demonstrated an incredible sartorial sense, never shying from unorthodox pairings or blazing trends.</p> <p><strong>About Anvil Cases</strong></p> <p>Since 1952 Anvil Cases has been the product of choice for music icons and the people entrusted with protecting their gear. Living up to 60 years of heritage, Anvil loves to know that today theyre protecting your gear just like theyve been protecting some of musics greatest treasures since the 1950s.</p> <p><a href="http://origin-qps.onstreammedia.com/origin/multivu_archive/PRNA/ENR/FX-MM49416-ANVIL-CASES-AJ-PROMO.mp4" target="_blank">Check out what AJ had to say about the new partnership</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.shoplocket.com/products/myrC1-aj-mclean-limited-edition-anvil-roadcase-for-iphone5-5s" target="_blank"><strong>Pre-Order your AJ Mclean Limited Edition Anvil Roadcase TODAY!</strong></a></p> <p></p> <p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:32:00 -0800http://ajmclean.com/news/198903AJ & Rochelle's 2 Year Anniversary - A Look Back<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ajmclean/media/01/11/images/assets/medium.7ANQy9vOBaRdpeNsDU2gDtqhz7W19jBZAvzU_ss-n8k.jpg" /><br /><p>AJ McLean celebrates his two-year wedding anniversary this week, but the singers nuptials almost didnt happen thanks to a Hollywood star making an objection!</p> <p>Celebrity photographer Tyler Shields acted as minister as AJ tied the knot with Rochelle, and he reveals that a Revenge actor caused quite a scene.</p> <p>ve done most things that you would do on a bucket list but the two I hadnt were marry someone and object at a wedding, says Tyler. So I said to AJ, I would like to marry you guys if I can carry a machine gun on my back while I do it. He said, </p> <p>Having scored the minister gig, next Tyler went about orchestrating an objection, by calling on good friend Connor Paolo Declan on Revenge and Eric on Gossip Girl.</p> <p>Connor got up and was like, I object to this union!</p> <p>The brides sister was like, </p> <p>AJ meanwhile had no idea what was going on. The dude stood up and I was like, What the hell? he recalls. He tried to run away but the aisle was damp so he fell over, then Tyler chased him out!</p> <p>Everyone could hear me on the microphone beating him up, adds Tyler. I came back yelling, Does anybody else want to object at my wedding? You keep your mouth shut Kathy Griffin!</p> <p>Then AJ asked me, Did the guy from Revenge just object? and Rochelle was like, No, thats the guy from Gossip Girl!</p> <p>Tyler became friends with AJ after a mutual friend insisted he meet with the singer eight years ago. Declaring there was no way he would photograph a Backstreet Boy, he turned down multiple meetings then finally caved when AJ offered to buy him breakfast.</p> <p>I thought itd be funny to say I went to breakfast with a Backstreet Boy. So I met him and he was actually the nicest, super-sweet guy.</p> <p>Still doubtful of whether a boy-bander could handle working with him, Tyler known for controversial shoots, often involving blood and violence admits he was extra tough on him.</p> <p>I had him carry a mattress up four flights of stairs in his underwear and combat boots, in the middle of the night at a hotel we broke into. Then I dropped a girl six-feet onto his crotch. I abused the hell out of him and he never broke. He earned his stripes.</p> <p>Tyler, who has just released a book The Dirty Side of Glamour, has since photographed AJ several times and also recently shot the Backstreet Boys album cover for their 20th anniversary record In a World Like This.</p> <p>I had them riding on top of an illegal train. I asked the conductor if he knew who the Backstreet Boys were and he said his daughters a fan. So Im like, d like them to ride on top of this train right now, and he looks behind me and theyre all standing there in suits. He was like, Holy sh**!<br /> <br /> They are the most well-oiled machine Ive ever seen or shot in my life. I would say to them, Guys I want you to jump off this thing and all of you be in the air in the same position at the same time, and they would go, Okay, remember when we did that thing Sweden 1999? Lets do that.<br /> <br /> I was thinking, What the f***? These guys are amazing.<br /> <br /> AJ, currently on a Christmas tour with the Backstreet Boys and preparing to launch a jewellery line Alexander Jaymes Originals, is now looking forward to the day Tyler ties the knot.<br /> <br /> He tells us: We have a side deal that says whenever Tyler decides to pop the question with whoever hes going to marry, I get to marry him!"<br /> <br /> By Leena Tailor / <a href="https://twitter.com/LeenaNZ" target="_blank">@LeenaNZ</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:32:00 -0800http://ajmclean.com/news/195313Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean Talks Dressing in Drag, Admits to Being a "F-g Hag"<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ajmclean/media/12/05/images/assets/medium.PEzb2em9wZf3dGirAuTEAuqzNrLRGDwjpi1rjBgMDzw.jpg" /><br /><p>Backstreet Boys singer A.J. McLean is really opening up in a new interview with LGBT site Pride Source.</p> <p>The 35-year-old boy bander is sounding off on everything from gay marriage, the bands gay fan base, dressing in drag (remember that 2012 photo shoot?) and why hes dubbed himself the self-proclaimed "f-g hag" of the group!</p> <p>"Thinking back on it, Ive been in this business since I was 3 and I grew up in musical theater, so I was raised and surrounded by gay men and gay women," McLean said. "I was hardly around anyone straight."</p> <p>McLean added that its amazing he turned out straight. "Everyone always says, When you look at a boy band, one of them has to be gay," he said, adding, "No, they dont. Instead of me being gay, Im the f-g hag."</p> <p>When asked what it feels like for gay fans to want one or more of the Backstreet Boys members to be gay, McLean gushed, "I think its awesome. Its great. Ive worn a dress at my wedding. Ive worn 6-inch Louboutins. Ive got no fear and no shame. Theres one [fan] named Matt and hes a big, big Nick Carter fan. Hes this older gentleman from Tampa and hes gay, and hes been following us during this whole tour from China to Japan and now through the U.S. I think he really hopes that Nick might have a little bit of gay."</p> <p>"I dont think he does," McLean added. "Im gonna say no."</p> <p>McLean also dished on the bands new music video for "In a World Like This," which celebrates marriage equality.</p> <p>"It stemmed from me personally," he said. "I have a lot of gay friends and two of my best friends have been together for almost 10 years. And living in California, its been so friggin frustrating to me that they could not get it right; they couldnt pass the bill. Then, literally, right after we dropped the video, they actually passed the bill [allowing LGBT people to get married] in California, and I was just ecstatic. I just love the fact that people love each other, no matter if theyre the same sex or not. I think everybodys equal, period."</p> <p><a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/453899/backstreet-boys-aj-mclean-talks-dressing-in-drag-admits-to-being-a-f-g-hag">Source</a></p> <p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:56:00 -0700http://ajmclean.com/news/180513Pre-Order on Sale Now<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ajmclean/media/06/14/images/assets/medium.Kc2uec0nFnt6RFRObvpR8vhQFw6_XfTWUbzVKxAn6Qo.jpg" /><br /><p>Backstreet Boyss brand new album "In A World Like This<em>"</em>hits stores July 30th! Dont miss your chance to order the latest hits from one of the most iconic boy bands in the world.<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/store/product/in-a-world-like-this-cd" target="_blank">Pre-order</a>"In A World Like This<em>"</em>today! Be sure to also check out the<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/store/product/in-a-world-like-this-album-deluxe-bundle" target="_blank">Deluxe Album Bundle</a>with a handwritten copy of IAWLT lyrics and the special<a href="http://backstreetboys.com/store/product/20th-anniversary-bundle" target="_blank">20th Anniversary Bundle</a>with an autographed copy of the "In A World Like This<em>"</em>CD for only $20 until August 8th!</p> <p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:27:00 -0700http://ajmclean.com/news/165453A.J. Visits SeaWorld<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ajmclean/media/01/08/images/assets/medium.8wgb_ZlcNDhCww-FJBW1SKL2lhTNRJflqMt3cbyYvvs.jpg" /><br /><p>Last weekend, A.J. spent some quality family time at SeaWorld while visiting San Diego. A.J. and the gang hung out with sea turtles, penguins, sharks and A.J. even got a little up close and personal with Nanuq, the beluga whale.</p> <p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:06:00 -0700http://ajmclean.com/news/164693A.J. McLean & His Grove Girls<p>Backstreet Boys star A.J. McLean and wife Rochelle were photographed with their daughter Ava, nearly 7 months, in West Hollywood, Calif. on Wednesday (June 19). Joined by the grandparents, the trio did some shopping at The Grove.</p> <p>Happy FIRST Fathers Day to my hubbeemonkee @skulleeroz, Rochelle captioned a sweet shot of the father-daughter duo via Instagram last Sunday.</p> <p>She added: Thank you so much for bringing our beautiful daughter into the world with me. If weve done anything right in our lives, its her. You are an incredible father. May you continue to love her, teach her, and guide her through this crazy thing called life!</p> <p>The proud parents went on to share a series of photos of their baby girl.</p> <p>I love cuddle time with daddy! AJ wrote. And watching muppets take manhattan best movie ever!!</p> <p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:29:00 -0700http://ajmclean.com/news/162863VIDEO - Gosling? A Backstreet Boy?<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ajmclean/media/11/07/images/assets/medium.6dPMofEv7hPDPM0f97GKztqj9hSBqEiiokqyaRMJzz4.jpg" /><br /><div>Ryan Gosling couldve ... and SHOULDVE ... been a member of the Backstreet Boys -- this according to actual Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean.</div> <div></div> <div>FYI -- McLean and Gosling go WAYYYY BACK ... they were friends when they lived in the same apartment building when Backstreet was first getting together ... right around the time Gosling joined the "Mickey Mouse Club."</div> <div></div> <div>Gosling recently gave an interview saying he used to tell A.J. he didnt think the band had a shot in hell of making it big, cause it seemed like a New Kids ripoff ... obviously, Gosling was wrong.</div> <div></div> <div>When BB blew up, Gosling says he tried to reach out to A.J. (probably to kiss his ass and beg for a job) ... but McLean never returned his calls.</div> <div></div> <div>But this weekend, A.J. says it MUST have been a misunderstanding -- insisting he never INTENTIONALLY blew off The Gos ... he just doesnt have Ryans digits.</div> <div></div> <div>In fact, A.J. says he wants Gosling to join the group -- saying Ryan not only has a killer voice, but hes damn handsome to boot (duh).</div> <div></div> <div>Were guessing Gos will probably turn down the offer ... hes doing pretty well on his own.</div> <div></div> <p><iframe height="360" id="kaltura_player_1358290730" src="http://cdnapi.kaltura.com/index.php/kwidget/wid/1_qdz3x8ow/uiconf_id/6740162/st_cache/72899?referer=http://www.tmz.com/videos/0_poa2rhii&" style="border: 0px solid #ffffff;" width="640">Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.</iframe></p> <div>Source: <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2013/01/14/aj-mclean-ryan-gosling-backstreet-boys-video/">TMZ</a></div> <div></div> <p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:54:00 -0800http://ajmclean.com/news/122481Happy (Almost) Birthday, AJ!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ajmclean/media/07/07/images/assets/medium.qT-xP3z1Rx4gPEsvqTV5FVePVuz5s7y92KphuVTusRw.jpg" /><br /><div>AJs birthday is this Wednesday, January 9th!</div> <div></div> <div>We want you to wish him a Happy Birthday on Instagram by posting your best AJ Instagram selfie impression or a Happy Birthday Instagram pic with the hashtag <strong>#HappyBirthdayAJ</strong>.</div> <div>Backstreet Boys will be highlighting a bunch of entries on their <a href="http://instagram.com/backstreetboys">Instagram</a>, <a href="http://backstreetboys.tumblr.com/">Tumblr</a>, <a href="http://www.facebook.com/backstreetboys">Facebook</a>, & <a href="https://twitter.com/backstreetboys">Twitter</a>!</div> <p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:41:00 -0800http://ajmclean.com/news/120671Skullee Rose Merchandise Orders<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ajmclean/media/06/06/images/assets/medium.7qx5sy8vt6q258K9w-85MrAwijpo8tjIzrOVyWK3iSo.jpg" /><br /><p class="p1">Great News! The new Skullee Rose merch has finally arrived to our warehouse! <em>Unfortunately, we are still awaiting the arrival of the New Era caps but we are hopeful that they will be arriving soon</em>. We apologize for the delay but we promise were working hard to get them out the door to you!</p> <p class="p1">All other orders have shipped either yesterday or will be going out today. To check the status of your order, go to <a href="https://ajmclean.com/login"><span class="s1">https://ajmclean.com/login</span></a> and enter your account info. If your order says "fulfilled" that means it has shipped. "Processing" means it will be shipping in the next 24 hours. If you have any questions at all, please contact ground(ctrl) support at <a href="http://support.groundctrl.com/"><span class="s1">support.groundctrl.com</span></a> so that we can better assist you"</p> <p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Tue, 08 Jan 2013 10:51:00 -0800http://ajmclean.com/news/120621Jimmy Fallon Loves Ro, too!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ajmclean/media/06/09/images/assets/medium.z-VbCvrz38W1HevPlIgPIy6TtmH1HDxxCN6sCBSELME.jpg" /><br /><p>Last night, the Backstreet Boys performed on <a href="http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/">Late Night with Jimmy Fallon</a>and Jimmy had a special message for AJs lady, Rochelle.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ajmclean/skulleeroz%20on%20Instagram.jpg" /></p> <p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Thu, 20 Dec 2012 12:20:00 -0800http://ajmclean.com/news/117981Adorable Ava & Her Proud Parents<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ajmclean/media/03/07/images/assets/medium.w4mCx59oh8Ln-caU3ugQqby_79Ji4y1x11fbfxX-hNc.jpg" /><br /><p>Have you checked out the adorable pictures of AJ, Rochelle & baby Ava yet? <a href="http://www.intouchweekly.com/media-gallery/detail/26168/1951#.UMfNe5Pjnv4">In Touch Weekly</a> did an exclusive photo shoot with the new Backstreet Baby and her proud parents. </p> <p>s just everything to me, AJ told In Touch while sporting a hat from his new <a href="http://skulleerose.com/store/product/skullee-rose-new-era-hat">Skullee Rose clothing line</a>. s changed my life.</p> <p>Be sure to pick up your copy when it hits newsstands tomorrow to see all the pictures and read the full article!</p> <p></p> <p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:22:00 -0800http://ajmclean.com/news/115811Holiday Sale is Going on Now!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ajmclean/media/05/08/images/assets/medium.DSi0J6Hr3vGvSA4Np3qB7YXFIEfs1dIOGBRYz2qcn1Y.jpg" /><br /><p></p> <p><strong>Receive 15% off your entire order at the <a href="http://skulleerose.com/store">Skullee Rose store</a>, now through December 25th. t miss out!!</strong></p> <p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:42:00 -0800http://ajmclean.com/news/114681Have You Heard?<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ajmclean/media/06/07/images/assets/medium.YGBksriFLOnOl-cwtfELuoE-CUeFRdQjdzropAW5Xlg.jpg" /><br /><p>Baby Ava is here!</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ajmclean/aj%20baby.jpg" /></p> <p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:26:00 -0800http://ajmclean.com/news/113151New Website/Cyber Monday Sale!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ajmclean/media/00/07/images/assets/medium.xQ_d2tV_vIwHTHz9RL5r4-oV7zMGiAQQNMj15PK7E7o.jpg" /><br /><p>Welcome to AJs BRAND NEW website!! Woohoo!</p> <p>To commemorate this special day, we are having a one-day only, Cyber-Monday sale on the brand new Skulle Rose items! We have <a href="http://fe-ajmclean.branch.groundctrl.net/store/product/skulle-rose-new-era-hat">New Era hats</a>, <a href="http://fe-ajmclean.branch.groundctrl.net/store/product/white-skull-racer-back-tank">Racer-Back tank tops</a> and<a href="http://fe-ajmclean.branch.groundctrl.net/store/product/black-splatter-shirt"> t-shirts.</a></p> <p>Make sure you head to the <a href="http://fe-ajmclean.branch.groundctrl.net/store">store</a> and buy them at this discounted price. </p> <p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:22:00 -0800http://ajmclean.com/news/112831Behind the Scenes Photoshoot<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ajmclean/media/08/08/images/assets/medium._6ixFO5RmnS-hN6eDjQk2LoTN3JYzAsIAOKEj3SKoWw.jpg" /><br /><p>Have you checked out the new <a href="http://ajmclean.com/media/videos/28351/43481">behind-the-scenes video</a> yet? Tag along with AJ on his last photoshoot and witness the chaos firsthand!</p> <p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Mon, 26 Nov 2012 04:09:00 -0800http://ajmclean.com/news/112851New Merch!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ajmclean/media/09/14/images/assets/medium.UzaosrF67IYfznXx2WR5bq8XxbJajcqUNe-aUlz-fiU.jpg" /><br /><p><a href="http://ajmclean.com/store">Click here</a> to check out some of the new additions to the Skullee Rose line!</p> <p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Sun, 25 Nov 2012 21:05:00 -0800http://ajmclean.com/news/12313Cruise Coverage<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ajmclean/media/05/01/medium.ajzujor5g720.jpg" /><br /><p>Check out <a href="http://www.artistdirect.com/" target="_blank">ArtistDirect.com</a>'s coverage of the 2nd annual BSB Cruise 2011 up now at <a href="http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/backstreet-boys-announce-second-annual-bsb-cruise/9008556" target="_blank">ArtistDirect.com</a>! And tomorrow, AJ will be the main homepage piece!</p><p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Mon, 18 Jul 2011 15:35:00 -0700http://ajmclean.com/news/40471Vintage AJ tour shirt on sale!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ajmclean/media/08/05/medium.9pl4grlloayl.jpg" /><br /><p>It seems like just yesterday that AJ was traveling all over Europe for his first ever solo tour. Did you miss out on getting the tour shirt while you were singing along in Paris? Did you want to pick it up after dancing to 'Drive By Love' in Amsterdam? Now is your chance to pick up a piece of AJ history!</p> <p><a href="http://bit.ly/ddPdL7">CLICK HERE</a> to get one of the last 2008 tour shirts!</p><p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Wed, 25 Aug 2010 18:25:00 -0700http://ajmclean.com/news/12359VIP Upgrades<p>A very limited number of VIP upgrades have been made available for the upcoming AJ concerts.</p> <p>The AJ McLean VIP Upgrade includes:<br /> *Meet & Greet<br /> *One individual photo with AJ<br /> *The opportunity to bring an item to get autographed</p> <p>Pick a date to see more details!<br /><a href="http://www.ajmclean.com/events/3061">May 12 - Tokyo, Japan</a><br /><a href="http://www.ajmclean.com/events/3071"> May 14 - Nagoya, Japan</a><br /><a href="http://www.ajmclean.com/events/3081"> May 15 - Osaka, Japan</a><br /><a href="http://www.ajmclean.com/events/3481"> May 18 - Taipei, Taiwan</a></p><p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Fri, 26 Mar 2010 18:25:00 -0700http://ajmclean.com/news/10231Roxy Show On Sale<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ajmclean/media/03/00/medium.a663t2u6h7f3.jpg" /><br /><p>The Roxy show on May 6th is now on sale! <a href="http://www.ticketmaster.com/Aj-McLean-tickets/artist/1201907?&camefrom=CFC_BUYAT_groundctrl" title="GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!" target="_blank">GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!</a></p><p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Thu, 25 Mar 2010 12:10:00 -0700http://ajmclean.com/news/10141Welcome to the new AJ McLean website!<br /><img src="http://groundctrl.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ajmclean/media/15/14/medium.a8g3n6ziah91.jpg" /><br /><p>Hey everyone! We hope you like the new redesigned site. We've included some additional photos and merchandise in the Media and Store sections. AJ McLean HAVE IT ALL solo shows are now on sale! Please use the exclusive code <strong>HAVEITALL</strong> on Ticketmaster on Thursday, March 18th to purchase presale tickets for the Roxy on May 6th. Keep checking the site for more show dates to come!</p><p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:05:00 -0800http://ajmclean.com/news/7141Thank You!AJ has wrapped up the first leg of his promo tour in Europe, and is now in London doing press and promotion for his upcoming debut solo record. AJ had a fantastic time bringing his new music to intimate venues throughout Europe, and appreciates all the support from his fans!<p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Fri, 06 Jun 2008 10:38:45 -0700http://ajmclean.com/news/95AJ McLean Store...is now open. <a href="http://www.aj-mclean.com/store">Click here</a> for exclusive tour merch!<p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Tue, 20 May 2008 10:37:50 -0700http://ajmclean.com/news/94AJ's debut solo European TourAJ McLean, the voice that captured the hearts of millions around the world as a member of the group the Backstreet Boys, today announces his debut solo European tour, that will showcase material from his forthcoming debut solo album, scheduled for release in late 2008.<br><br> For the last 12 months, AJ has been in the studio writing with One Republic’s Ryan Tedder, *NSYNC’s JC Chasez, as well as industry legends, Mark Hudson and Kristin Lundin to create his debut. The album, which he sees as ‘pushing the envelope’, is a departure stylistically and musically from his Backstreet Boys material, and has seen him rediscover an inner sense of himself.<br><br> A personal record, the record draws inspiration from his own experiences, including exorcising the alcohol addiction he once suffered.<br><br> Says AJ of his new material ‘This record for me has allowed me to rediscover a sense of who I really am. I’ve been writing with some amazing people like Ryan Tedder and Mark Hudson; to be able to finally create this body of work, I really do think I’m going to surprise people with the direction of this album.’<br><br> Talking further about the sounds of the album – ‘We recorded partly in Nashville so we’ve got this whole Southern Rock vibe going, as well as in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The record really allows me to unwrap another side to me’.<br><br> On first hear of the material, you get a sense that AJ really is, in his words, ‘a sponge in terms of musical influence’. You can sense some early Lenny Kravitz, a bit of Jamiroquai, dripping into Daft Punk and rounded off with some Lynyrd Skynyrd. If you had to use one verb to describe this record, it would be funky.<br><br> Having had massive success with the world’s biggest boy band, AJ is no stranger to global chart success. However, he understands that with this record, it is more about discovery as opposed to ‘ticking the boxes to fit in with what gets played on radio’. The album, currently without name, but AJ admits ‘he has a few ideas’, is his vision, and won’t be compromised. Having already teased fans on the Backstreet Boys World tour, as each of the boys performed one solo track, the record will be released toward the end 2008. The intimate European tour will allow AJ to reconnect with new and all fans, on a level not experienced since his early tenure with the Backstreet Boys. AJ’s tour kicks off in London on May 15th, taking in multiple dates in Germany (Frankfurt, Hamburg, Koln), Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark, finishing in Paris on the 3rd of June.<p>From <a href="http://ajmclean.com/">ajmclean.com</a></p>Thu, 15 May 2008 10:33:42 -0700http://ajmclean.com/news/93