Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
It's not the first time the boy band has teamed up with another artist for their upcoming CD. They recorded "Full Service" with New Edition, and collaborated with the Pussycat Dolls on "Grown Man."
Update link is now longer available but here’s the music video!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
CD Preview - Tonight performance (courtesy of marz8197)
CD Preview - Click Click Click performance (courtesy of deadendgirls)
Summertime parody by RedOctagon
Summertime parody by puremarkska
Summertime parody by Joshyk14/The HeartBreak Kidz (this one is currently featured on nkotb.com)
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
On Friday, August 8 the doors on the West Side of the mall will be open at 7am. People will not be allowed to begin standing in line until this time. If you arrive before 7am Mall of America Security will ask you to leave the property and return at 7am. The Best Buy is located on level 3 on the West Side of the Mall.
For more information regarding the event please visit http://www.mallofamerica.com/adults_event_detail_objectname_nkotb.aspx
Thank you for your interest in the event!
Here are the details from that website:
Friday, August 8
New Kids On The Block — five now fully-grown men who forever defined what the modern boy band would look and sound like — are back together for the very first time in nearly a decade and a half! "The Right Stuff" really is — at long last — returning to your block.
Help Best Buy continue their Grand Opening Celebration with a special performance and autograph signing by New Kids on the Block. Reserve a place in the autograph line by pre-ordering the New Kids on the Block CD at Best Buy Mall of America. Pre-order "The Block" for $9.99, starting at 10 a.m., Friday, August 8. Limited-edition autograph passes will be issued with pre-orders on a first-come, first-served basis. Quantities are limited.
Performance & Autograph Signing Guidelines:
You must pre-order The New Kids on the Block CD "The Block" at the Best Buy Mall of America location (W340) starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 8. A limited number of Best Buy/New Kids on the Block wristbands will be distributed. You will need this wristband to enter the Rotunda for the performance & autograph signing. Wristbands will be distributed inside of the Best Buy Mall of America location beginning at 10am.
Mall of America staff must verify that you have purchased the pre-sale CD before you will be allowed to enter the autograph line. You must have a Best Buy/New Kids on the Block wristband to enter the Rotunda. Only 1 wristband per laminate will be allowed.
Laminates and wristbands will be limited to 4 per person. Wristbands are non-transferable. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Anyone 12 years of age or older must have a laminate and a Best Buy/New Kids on the Block wristband to enter the Rotunda. NO EXCEPTIONS.
When you enter the autograph line, please remain single file.
If you want to keep your space in line, you must stay in line. You may leave the line to use the restroom or get food for a short period of time. One person in your party must stay in line.
If you choose to leave for an extended period of time, you must go to the end of the line when you return.
The New Kids on the Block will not be signing memorabilia. You will be asked to put away items as you approach the stage.
Personalization will not be all allowed.
No posed photos of the band will be allowed. All cameras will need to be put away once you approach the stage.
People wearing wristbands that have been tampered with in any way will not be allowed through the autograph line.
A special needs area will be available for guests. Only 1 additional guest will be allowed in this area. Please inform a Mall of America representative upon your arrival and we will escort you into this area. Space will be limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.
PARENTAL ESCORT POLICY: We welcome all youth to Mall of America®, however on Friday and Saturday evenings youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older from 4 p.m. until close. One adult may supervise up to 10 youth. Anyone 21 years or younger should be prepared to show a current valid driver's license, state identification card, passport, or Mall of America employee identification card during the Parental Escort hours.
Friday, August 8
10 a.m. - CD pre-orders on sale at Best Buy (W340)
5:30 p.m. - Performance and autograph signing in Rotunda
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
New Kids On The Block want to work with Madonna
By 3am 11/07/2008
Not content with having Michael Jackson lined up for their big comeback, soon Madonna could be part of New Kids On The Block's return, too.
The band - who had hits in the late 80s with Hangin' Tough and You Got It (The Right Stuff) - are all set to work with Timbaland next week and hope the super producer will pull some strings to get the Queen of Pop on board for their album, out in September.
NKOTB's Joey McIntyre revealed: "It's so exciting. We loved what Timbaland did with Madonna's 4 Minutes and can't wait to see what he has in store for us."
Jordan Knight added: "I know he's putting in a good word for us to have Madonna on the album. It's looking good. Fingers crossed!"
With Jacko and Madge both 50 next month, perhaps "New Kids" should seriously consider a name change...
Thursday, July 10, 2008
There are some updates to the radio schedule, so here's my post from the other day with the updates added....
There have been a bunch of updates to the radio schedule, so here is the updated one with the links to listen live. The first time listed is in the German Time Zone, but I listed the US times zones on the next line (let me know if I made any errors).
Thurday, July 10
JORDAN, JONATHAN, JOE
9:30AM Bayern 3, München (Munich) 3:30AM Eastern (2:30c/1:30m/12:30p)
Update: Will air on Friday, July 11, between 6:00 – 9:00 am (12am Eastern, 11PM (Thurs) Central/10PM Mount./9PM Pacific)
11.00AM Antenne Bayern, München (Munich) 5:00AM Eastern (4c/3m/2p)
Update: will air on Sunday, July 13th, between 9:00 – 12:00 (3:00AM Eastern/2c/1m/midnight Pacific)
3:00PM N-Joy, Hamburg 9:00AM Eastern (8c/7m/6p)
5:45PM RSH Radio Schleswig-Hostein, Kiel 11:45AM Eastern (10:45c/9:45m/8:45p)
danach Meet & Greet SHZ (Schleswig-Holsteiner Zeitung), Kiel (?)
12:30PM HR 3, Frankfurt 6:30AM Eastern (5:30c/4:30m/3:30p)
1:30PM FFH, Frankfurt 7:30AM Eastern (6:30c/5:30m/4:30p)
4:30PM 1LIVE Studio, Köln (Cologne) 10:30AM Eastern (9:30c/8:30m/7:30p)
5:30 Radio RPR1, Köln (Cologne) 11:30AM Eastern (10:30c/9:30m/8:30p)
Update: will air on Saturday between 10:00am – noon (6AM Eastern/5c/4m/3p)
Friday, July 11
JORDAN, JONATHAN, JOE
10:30AM FFN, Hannover 4:30AM Eastern (3:30c/2:30m/1:30p)
11:30AM HitRadio Antenne, Hannover 5:30AM Eastern (4:30c/3:30m/2:30p)
3:00PM Radio SAW, Magdeburg 9:00AM Eastern (8c/7m/6p)
5:00PM BB Radio, Potsdam 11:00AM Eastern (10c/9m/8p)
5:00PM Radio RTL, Berlin 11:00AM Eastern (10c/9m/8p)
Anyway, here is one of the radio interviews from N-Joy in which they deny the rumor about working with Michael Jackson
KID'S STUFF: BOYS BACK FOR BLOCK BUSTER
10th July 2008
BOYBAND legends New Kids On The Block have unveiled plans for a full UK tour and comeback album.
I was one of a handful of journalists granted a private chat with the pop dons at their comeback press conference in the German city of Munich.
And I am pleased to report that Donnie Wahlberg, 38, Danny Wood, 39, Joey McIntyre, 35, Jordan, 37, and brother Jon Knight, 38, are sounding brilliant, musically.
And personality-wise they are as charming, funny and sweet as my childhood dreams led me to believe.
Donnie revealed that the reunion came about after he heard a demo of the song Click, Click, Click – now on the lads’ new album.
It prompted him to get in touch with his old bandmates about returning to the studio.
He said: “It’s not like we fell off the face of the earth.
“We just collectively decided to stop working together, so coming back is a very natural thing. We experienced something magic together.”
The lads are now gearing up to release their first single Summertime on September 1, with an album of entirely new material following a week later.
In addition, they will tour America this autumn before reaching the UK, including London’s 02 Arena, in January.
The single will be their first since 1994, but despite the time lapse the gang were adamant they wouldn’t change the “Kids” to “Men”.
Joey told me: “We’re kids at heart. What’s in a name?”
Collaborations with Ne-Yo, 26, and Pussycat Dolls have given their sound a modern twist, but they say they’re not trying to break the mould with their new tunes.
Jordan explained: “We don’t feel we have to do a ground-breaking piece of art for everybody to say: ‘Whoa, they’re deep.’
“We are a boyband, and we do have girl fans and we like showing off and having fun. If it’s not
And they are not back on the block because of Take That.
Jon insisted: “I couldn’t tell you what song they sang, or what they look like.”
Manbands at dawn: can’t wait.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Besides, "Click Click Click" here are the titles of some of their new songs that they played at the press conference this morning: "Two in The Morning" "Single" and "Dirty Dancing" (I think this song will also be featured in the Til Schweiger movie).
So, here is the unofficial track list (so far) of the upcoming album:
"Click Click Click"
"You Got My Heart"
"Full Service" (feat. New Edition)
"Looking Like Danger"
"Big Boy/Big Girl" (featuring Lady GaGa)
"Sexify My Love"
"Two in The Morning"
"Close to you" (Not sure this is the exact title)
"I'll Stay" (Not sure this is the exact title)
Hello from Germany!
Here in Germany!
Fans are awesome!
Weather is cold!
Album almost done!
Tour approaching fast!
Second “SINGLE” not far away!! (But keep pushing Summertime at your favorite stations til then).
We shot a cameo in a movie by Til Scweiger, who is a huge star here, and it was really funny!
I hope you get to see it someday. Til is the biggest and best of Germany and he is a hell of a nice guy to do this with us!
Oh yeah- if you doubt my word…
Ask the fans here in Germany! They can’t get rid of me! In fact, they can’t get rid of any of us!!!Good times!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Jonathan’s July 4 blog!
Hello to you all! Standing in line at the Long Beach Airport getting ready to jump on a plane to Boston. Going home for the 4th of July to spend time with my family, see my dog, ride the horses, and play in the dirt on my tractor!! Haven’t been home for a while so looking forward to seeing everyone. My youngest nieces and nephews have grown so much in the past few months. Can’t wait to see them walking and talking. Had a one word conversation with my niece the other day and she actually said hi! It brought a tear to my eye. I wish I could bring them back to Los Angeles. Heading out to Germany on Saturday. We have an extremely busy schedule while we are there. Not looking forward to the jet lag! Our first show is approaching fast. I’m still waiting to be awakened from this awesome dream. Somebody please pinch me so I know this is really happening! Can you believe this?!! See you soon.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
NEW Kids On The Block have roped in one of The Pussycat Dolls’ songwriters to sex up their comeback album.
Talking to me at Isle Of MTV in Malta, 22-year-old tunestress Lady GaGa said of her NKOTB collaboration: “I wrote a song on the album and I’m a featured singer on a song called Big Boy, Big Girl.
“The album will surprise people. It’s completely futuristic – new, now and contemporary.
“There is nothing jaded or old about it. It’s them doing 2008.”
The New York lass added: “Working with them is the most incredible experience.
“They are just an amazing talent. It is going to be a good year for them – I have faith that they are really going to come back with a bang.”
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
New Kids on the Block & New Edition Record Together
"Donnie Wahlberg had this idea for a few months, since New Kids had the idea of getting back together really," says producer Nadir "RedOne" Khawat, who worked on the song. "Donnie's been looking for that one track for all of them and I think we found it."
Last week, just days after New Edition took home the Golden Note Award at the 21st annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul awards in Beverly Hills, the group (minus Bobby Brown) went into an L.A. studio to record with the New Kids. The ensemble track, titled "Full Service," will appear on NKOTB's not-yet-titled upcoming album.
The song was written by Wahlberg, Khawat, and New York disco diva Lady GaGa. "It sounds very universal and melodic and has both sides in it: The R&B, which is New Edition and the pop side for New Kids," says Khawat. "It's very uplifting. Right away you start feeling good and every part feels natural to each one of the guys."
So what was it like being with all of them in the studio? "It went really smoothly," says Khawat, adding that they munched on sushi in the studio and the guys prayed together before recording. "There were no egos or attitudes. It felt like they'd been friends forever."
In a recent chat with PEOPLE, New Edition frontman Tresvant addressed the rumors that the two bands have been feuding for years. "The thing people were going back and forth with was we'd been doing what we were doing for the longest [but] we couldn't get cartoons and things that the white guys were getting. It was like, 'wow,' " he said. "But the guys themselves, we have mad love."
According to Eurweb "Producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins .... is in the studio working on new music for Brandy, Beyonce, Fantasia, Mario, New Kids On The Block (reunion album), the Black Eyed Peas and others."
If you're interested, NKOTB.com has added more items to their store
Here are the chart numbers for this week:
American Top 40: #24 (up from #25)
Rick Dees Weekly Top 40: #22 (up from #24)
Radio and Records: #19 (up from #21)
Mediabase: #19 (was #19 last week too)
Billboard Hot 100: #43 (down from #42)
VH1 Video Countdown: Second week at #1