Nick Lachey Reveals 98 Degrees Reunion Was Being Considered For YearsPosted: June 6, 2013
Nick Lachey is keeping busy. With a new gig hosting the NBC series The Winner Is, the 39-year-old singer is also gearing up for his upcoming reunion tour with 98 Degrees. Not to mention, he’s also doing daddy duty for the very first time. But as Lachey picks up his second hosting job, we couldn’t help but wonder if being around other musicians gave him the itch to get back into the studio with the boys.
“I think that in particular it kind of gave me the itch to say, you know this really would be cool to get the guys back together and do something again. But being around great music is great no matter what it is,” he told me. “I think its more coincidence than cause and effect being around these kinds of shows. It kind of rekindles your joy for music and does make you want to get out there and do it again.”
“The reunion has kind of been something that we’ve considered doing and talked about doing for years and years now,” he revealed. “It was just kind of a question of timing and everyone’s availability and the right, you know, kind of the right moment to come together and do it. So it definitely wasn’t solely because of being a part of The Sing-Off and The Winner Is, but when you’re around musicians and all these great acapella groups—in 98 Degrees we did a lot of acapella. It’s kind of how we got signed.”