He may be dancing with the stars this winter, but Lance Bass says he can foresee an 'N Sync reunion somewhere down the road.
"I mean, I hope so," says Bass, who's on the road as part of the "Dancing With the Stars" live tour after finishing third in the ABC reality show's seventh season.
"You never know what the other guys are going to be able to do or what they're thinking, but I hope in the next few years we would definitely be able to do another tour and another album."
Bass says he considers 'N Sync's separation, which started in 2002, "definitely a ... very long hiatus," and the length of the break has surprised most of the group members. "We didn't know where our different careers would take us, and we especially didn't know that Justin Timberlake's career was gonna take off like that. There's no way we'd ever stand in his way. We talk all the time and are always involved in each other's careers."
Contemplating what 'N Sync might sound like after all this time is "exciting," according to Bass. "Every album we did, the music definitely was changing, but I have no clue what it would sound like. It would have a little more of a hip-hop vibe, I would say. I think we would definitely work with a lot more urban producers, which I think would be a lot of fun."
Post 'N Sync, Bass has trained to be certified as a Russian cosmonaut and still hopes to one day hope a flight to the International Space Station. His autobiography, "Out of Sync," made the New York Times Best Seller List in 2007, and he's been active in film and TV production, helming the ABC Family Channel film "Lovewrecked" and working on a couple of TV shows he hopes to make pilots for this summer.
A solo album may also be on the horizon, he says. "I will be toying around in the studio just for fun, just to see what does work and what kind of sound I would have," Bass acknowledges. "With 'N Sync we were doing a lot of the music I loved to do, but personally I come from more of a rock background -- like Aerosmith and the Goo Goo Dolls. Those are some of my favorite bands, so if I did a solo project it would definitely be more in that rock element."