Nick Carter, Chris Kirkpatrick record theme song for ‘Dead 7’

The Backstreet Boys members, from left to right, Nick Carter, A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson in Los Angeles in 2013. File Photo by Alex Gallardo/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, March 30 (UPI) — Former boy banders Nick Carter and Chris Kirkpatrick say they were happy to record a theme song for their small-screen zombie Western “Dead 7.”

Carter wrote and produced the Syfy mashup movie, and starred in it alongside many of his recording-artist friends, such as his fellow Backstreet Boys Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean; Kirkpatrick and his NSYNC bandmate Joey Fatone; Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees and Erik-Michael Estrada of O-Town.

The song “In the End” — featuring all of their vocals — can be heard playing over the film’s final credits.

“It was just fitting. Thankfully, our cast is all musicians, so we can do that, so we felt that it would just be fitting to have something,” Carter told UPI about the song in a phone interview Tuesday. “One of my favorite movies ever, “Young Guns,” which was a little bit of an inspiration for this movie as well, they had the title track with Bon Jovi. I remember from the beginning, I am like, ‘We have to have a song like “Dead or Alive,” our own version.'”

In an interview with UPI Monday, Kirkpatrick described how those involved recorded the track from different locations.

“Since we’re all over the place, we all kind of did our parts separate,” Kirkpatrick explained. “Joey and I did our parts here in Orlando and I think everybody else did… I think maybe Jeff Timmons did his in Las Vegas or in L.A. Nick and A.J. did theirs in L.A., and Howie might have done his here in Florida, as well. But it was cool because where Joey and I recorded…

“We recorded a lot of our old stuff here in Orlando, so it was funny to be back in there, walking in and seeing all these gold records with NSYNC on them and here’s Joey and I back in the studio again and we even tweeted about it and got a little buzz because everybody thought NSYNC was going back into the studio, but it was just Joey and I.”

Co-starring Jon Secada, Carrie Keagan, Art Alexakis and Chloe Lattanzi, “Dead 7” is to premiere Friday on Syfy.


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