Backstreet’s back! Oh wait, they never left.

So says Brian Littrell, 35, a founding member of the mega-successful boy band, the Backstreet Boys.

“There’s so many people out there who don’t know we’re still around,” Littrell said during an interview last week from Orlando, Fla., the birthplace of the band. “People say we’ve been out of the loop — no, actually, we’ve been busting our butts.”

Indeed, BSB didn’t stop (it didn’t break up, either) after 1999′s smash hit, “Black & Blue.” The remaining members — Littrell, Nick Carter, A.J. McLean and Howie Dorough — kept touring and releasing platinum-selling records, even as the band slipped from the mainstream eye. [Read More]