daxmusichost: Hello everyone! Welcome to the chat!
your host, Mary L.
[daxmusichost], and your co-host is Mary K.
Our special guest for
tonight is Bev, Chris' mom.
Question: Katie Way: What do the guys want us to do
that they know
we stand behind them no matter what?
chrismom: We've been getting lots of letters and
emails of support. It helps
to know that you are all behind the guys.
chrismom: Lots of friends and fans are expressing
themselves in different
ways.. I've been forwarding many to Chris
Question: Mandi: First, I'd like to thank you for
chatting with us tonight.
=) I was wondering how the guys are taking this, I
know it must be
stressful.- how was Chris' birthday?
chrismom: Chris had a wonderful birthday, although I
wasn't there. He's
currently in LA and I'm here in sunny Orlando.
chrismom: The guys are just staying focused.
Question: NIKKI: my question is, do u really think
that lou will take away
the name "nsync?
chrismom: He'll try. I can't help believe that
will prevail. After
all, they were 'N Sync before they went to Transcon.
Question: Amy: I know that the lawsuit was expected,
but did anyone ever
expect it to reach this point?
chrismom: Actually, yes. This isn't all that unusual
when money is involved.
Question: Katie: how is Chris' clothing line doing?
chrismom: GREAT! They're still trying to work out
of the bugs in terms
of getting the merchandise out there, but people
to love it!
Question: Hannah & Lynda: If 'N Sync was forced to
change their name, what
would it be?
chrismom: We've had lots of fun with that thought.
about 'N Tub? Or
"Those five guys who aren't allowed to call
'N Sync Anymore"? What
do YOU think?
Question: Grace: What was your reaction when you saw
Chris' new hairdo?
chrismom: I said, "Nice earring, dude"
chrismom: I like his hair any way he wants to wear
Question: Hannah & Lynda: How much do the guys make
per CD sold?
chrismom: I really can't talk about specific money
issues, that's kind of
private. Sorry :(
Question: Will the guy's next CD definitely be out
January? Or will it be
pushed back some more?
chrismom: They intend to get it out then. Who knows
what Lou and RCA will do
to try to stop them, though. I just heard the
Marx song, it's a total
hit! You'll love it!
chrismom: I think they're calling it "Promise" and
it's like the perfect love
for the millenium.
Question: Mary: Is there anything we shouldn't do to
chrismom: YES! Please, even though it's so
don't send money! And
don't hire any hit men to off Lou.
chrismom: (That's a joke, okay?}
Question: Thank you Bev for hosting a chat with us
fans! It is going above
and beyond your call of duty and we all really
appreciate it! Josh
chrismom: Actually, I enjoy hearing what's on your
mind, and I know lots of
friends and fans are worried.
Question: Tara: Hi Mrs. Kirkpatrick, it's such an
honor to talk to you! My
question is, is there anything you can tell us about
this lawsuit that would
make us feel better?
chrismom: Well, to start with, Mrs. Kirkpatrick is
Chris' stepmother, :) I'm
Bev Eustice. Now as to the lawsuit.
chrismom: I'm a political science major, and I have
believe that in a
country as great as ours, there is justice. The guys
wouldn't have taken this
action if they hadn't tried EVERYTHING else to get a
fair deal. Nuf' said.
Question: This is Linda from Holland, Europe. My
friends and I wanna say "Hi"
to you and the girls from Cassiopeia. Since I am the
only one with
internet-access at home I had to stay up late to
in this question (it's
2:00AM here). Here is is: do you know if the guys
keep Johnny as their
chrismom: Yes, as far as I know they will. Johnny's
really supporting the
guys through all of this. How are you? Haven't seen
you for awhile.
Question: Tammi: What has been the most difficult in
in the music industry? Do you need an assistant,
chrismom: The most difficult thing in promoting
Cassiopeia is that industry
people want to change their image from the
"all-American Girls" to hard
chrismom: These girls have too much integrity to go
chrismom: It'a really easy to sell out to get a
as many female artists
Question: Heather: Do you think Lou Pearlman will
actually get the $150
million he's suing for?
Question: Do you have any idea what the first single
is going to be off the
chrismom: I hope the one I mentioned above,
Josh has done some
great stuff too, so who knows, it may be a Chasez
song. Even Chris and Justin
wrote a song which could appear on the next album.
Question: Shantelle: Why did 'N SYNC wait until now
sever ties with Trans
Con? Did they think anything was wrong last year
chrismom: When a group first starts out, everyone
promises them the moon, and
they just trust that everything is on the up-and-up.
Then you see, (or DON'T)
see) money coming in, or you wonder why this or that
has or hasn't happened,
and you become suspicious.
chrismom: the BSB case certainly alerted the guys
something might be wrong.
chrismom: I'm really sorry that Backstreet got such
raw deal. They're great
artists and they deserve a better deal
Question: Mary: Do you happen to know when nsync is
doing the christmas
parade taping or is that cancelled?
chrismom: Actually, the guys are kind of living and
performing moment to
moment. They can't be sure what's around the corner.
Question: Hannah & Lynda: When Lance was
was Lou at all to
blame for any of that?
chrismom: Everyone who books crazy, back-to-back
tours, appearances and
recording (including the guys themsleves) is to
Remember, the guys CAN
Question: Christina.. I was wondering if you knew
long it might take to
clear up this whole lawsuit? THANKS!
chrismom: That is anyone's guess, but if they don't
get it straightened,
EVERYONE stands to lose, including Lou, TransCon and
Question: I just want to say thanks for chatting
us....and what is this
lawsuit going to do to affect a new tour for the
chrismom: Well, since I believe 'N Sync will win,
say it won't have a
major impact. But if they don't win, they will go on
another name. After all,
chrismom: despite what SOME people say, you can't
stick any five
guys on stage and make them 'N Sync.
Question: Do you know anything about Ron I.? Is he
recording right now?
chrismom: I know Dax and Chris are working on some
stuff for him. Cool, huh?
chrismom: Unfortunately, I don't know exactly what
Question: I was reading Entertainment Weekly and
made it seem like there
is this rivalry between BSB and 'N SYNC? Is there
really one (at least on the
part of 'N SYNC)? Thanks, Shantelle
chrismom: Sorry, 'N Sync still holds BSB in great
esteem. While I'll admit it
doesn't go both ways, I will say that Kevin is still
very kind to the guys,
as is Howie. It's a very difficult situation for BSB
and I understand some of
chrismom: The guys don't dislike the BSB's
Question: Are the concerts after Thanksgiving still
chrismom: I spoke with Chris yesterday (of course),
and he said as far as he
Question: Linda: I would like to know if this whole
lawsuit also concerns BMG
chrismom: Well, that's kind of tricky. May I say it
impacts BMG? Jive could
still distribute through BMG if BMG permitted it.
Question: Hannah & Lynda: What imput, if any, did
have in the creative
aspects of 'N Sync's music and concerts?
chrismom: He paid people to help.
chrismom: Johnny made a lot of the creative
And the guys do a lot
of it themselves.
Question: Leah: What's the most annoying thing about
Chris that only a mother
chrismom: He drives like a chimp on too much
Question: Do the guys still have plans in making a
movie? Thanks Jessica
chrismom: Yep, in fact, Chris just got an agent and
he's looking at doing
some TV acting. Can't tell you which ones yet, but
believe me, you watch them.
Question: Melissa: When 'N Sync released that
statement to MTV, they said
that they look forward to airing the full facts of
idea when that will be?
chrismom: No, because unlike SOME people, they are
professionals, and they
don't want to jeopardize their court case by
too much in public. It's
really kind of tricky.
chrismom: They will eventually defend their
until then, you just
have to remember what kind of young men you're
with. Good people.
Question: Linda: a question about Cassiopeia now :D
Have the girls thought of
doing the same as *NSYNC and BSB did...breaking
chrismom: They are willing to do whatever it takes
be great performers.
daxmusichost: And that's our last question! The room
will now be unmoderated.