Thursday, July 31, 2008

New Interview from Z100

Here’s an interview with NKOTB taped backstage at Zootopia!


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Clip of new song "Single" from People.com

From people.com:
FIRST LISTEN: NKOTB and Ne-Yo Team Up on a New Song Originally posted Wednesday July 30, 2008 05:00 PM EDT New Kids on the Block and R&B star and producer Ne-Yo have recorded a new song together – and People.com has the first listen of the track. The song, titled "Single," will be available on iTunes Aug. 12, and also appears on NKOTB's upcoming album The Block, due out Sept. 2.

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!

New Kids on VH1 on September 27th

New Kids on the Block will be a guest on VH1's top 20 countdown on September 27!

Donnie and Danny on German station RPR1

Donnie and Danny were interviewed on German station RPR1

Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Donnie & Danny on HR3

Here are highlights from the interview Donnie and Danny did with German radio station HR3

Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Antenne Bayern interview with Jordan, Joe and Jonathan

New interview with Antenne Bayern with Jordan, Joe, and Jonathan is out now.

Update: Original interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved? I found this clip on YouTube from Nykki72 that might be it!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Donnie and Danny Interview with energy.de

Here is a video of Donnie and Danny from when they were in Berlin. One thing they mentioned is that they are planning on releasing the International Tour dates the second week of September.

Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Blog from Jonathan - July 29th

Jonathan posted a new blog: 

Jonathan checking in! Tuesday morning here in LA. Heading off to rehearsal in a few minutes. Just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone that was able to attend our event this past weekend in LA. It was a great pleasure to meet so many people from all around the country and hear your questions. It was also a pleasure to see your reactions to our new music! The new album is something we are really proud of and it will be our honor to share it with the world. It has been the best of times in rehearsal with the guys everyday. I wish you all could be flies on the wall. I forgot what a bunch of comedians they are. I couldn’t have a better bunch of guys to work with! The album cover artwork will be arriving today at the studio. Can't wait to see the final product!!!! See you all real soon! September 18th is approaching fast! All the best, Jonathan

Update, 3:10PM: Jonathan left another message: 

Jonathan update… Ok, Los Angeles is officially a crazy place! I just went through my first earthquake. Makes me want to get out on tour all the more. Seems really strange to me that ten minutes after it ended life continued as normal for these people. I think I'll park my car on the street from now on and not in the underground garage. I never get to rehearsal on time, but believe me, I couldn’t wait to leave my apartment this morning.

Click Click Click Performance

Check out the video below of the first ever live performance of "Click Click Click"! Video courtesy of KatieNKOTB


Monday, July 28, 2008

YouTube videos

Here are a few You Tube videos of note that came out recently...

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

Fans talk about the CD Preview Party

Here is a video from YouTellConcerts.com about the CD Preview Party

The Block: Deluxe Edition

Amazon.com is now advertising a "Deluxe Edition" of the upcoming New Kids CD "The Block". They don't say what makes it different from the regular version - it only says it is 2 discs. I'll let you know if I hear any more details.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

News from the CD Preview party!

According to a post by ktsummer, the next single is a song called "Single" (featuring Ne-Yo), so it looks like it is not "Dirty Dancing". 

 They performed "Summertime", "Tonight", and "Click Click Click". And they played "Full Service", "Big Boy/Big Girl", and "Single" off of their new album. Click here for some videos she got from the event. 

 Did anyone else go to this event? Let us know the details!

Interview from last month's Much Music Awards

Here is another interview during the Much Music Awards last month.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Donnie checks in from rehearsal!

New Kid Blogs 2 days in a row! Check out Donnie's new blog posted at nkotb.com Donnie checks in from rehearsal! Whats Good All?? Hope all is well. Gotta say…. Our album is coming out great!!! (At least in my humble opinion…….) On a side note… While I enjoy any hype for our album…. And while I also (sometimes) enjoy the audacity of people writing blatantly fabricated “news” articles… We are NOT recording with Michael Jackson and/or Madonna. We never claimed to be either. Good fun reading about though! Sorry to let ya down…. Or not. Anyway…. Can’t wait til you all hear who we did do some collabo’s with!!!! Ha! GET READY….. WE’RE COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Much Love- Donnie W PS- WE ARE COMING! YA HEARD ME?

Joey Interview with on Rick Dees Weekly Top 40

You can listen to Joey on Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 at rick.com until the end of the week. 

Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Blog from Joey "Joe checks in from rehearsal!"

Here is the new blog from Joey from nkotb.com 

Yo!
A little somethin’ somethin’ from rehearsals. Things are slowly speeding up ( I think that’s an oxymoron).Excited about meeting the fans who are flying in to see a sneak peek rehearsal. We think it’ll be good for us. Make us stay on point. I think we are gonna have a lot of laughs!!I’m sure the rest of the guys will fill you in on all the shenanigans. Gotta get back to practice! Xoxox-jm

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

More details on Mall of America appearance

I sent an email to the Mall of America asking where to line up and when do the doors open, and here is the response:

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!

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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

New Kids on the Block spotted in Miami

According to the Miami Herald, the New Kids were at the Tides Hotel in Miami this weekend. Here is the article: 

Hangin' Tough on the terrace at The Tides The recently reunited New Kids on the Block seemingly found all ''The Right Stuff'' this weekend at the Tides Hotel. 

While the ''kids'' may not exactly look the same in bathing suits as they did in ''91, the original boy band soaked up the sun from one of the hotel's swanky poolside cabanas. The hotel's terrace provided another spot for the boys to, uh, ``Hang Tough'' and squeeze in some much-needed relaxation before their international tour kicks off in September. 

On Friday, NKOTB singer Jordan Knight was seen working out at the original South Beach Crunch. He was sporting a white T-shirt and black shorts, doing some serious ab work.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Donnie Wahlberg Speaks out about Life Insurance

Here is an article from Investment News 

New Kid reaches out
In September, actor and former New Kids on the Block frontman Donnie Wahlberg will add another title to his résumé: national spokesman for the Life Foundation's annual Life Insurance Awareness Month.

The Arlington, Va.-based Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education is educating the public on the benefits of life insurance and stressing the importance of consulting a financial professional when buying a policy. September marks the fifth year that the foundation has reached out to Americans to show them why they should purchase life insurance.

Mr. Wahlberg, who will also tour with his reunited band this fall, will conduct interviews on national television and radio, as well as in print media.

He will be featured in a video message, calling for industry support of Life Insurance Awareness Month. That message will be distributed to carriers and producers nationwide.

Mr. Wahlberg will also speak at the Falls Church, Va.-based National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors' annual convention Sept. 8 in San Diego.

The star's endorsement of life insurance is based on a personal story. Mr. Wahlberg's sister, Debbie, died at 44 without life coverage, leaving behind a 16-year-old son.

Although the extended Wahlberg family cared for the young man, the event showed Mr. Wahlberg firsthand why planning for the unforeseen is so important. The purchase of life insurance was a "no-brainer" once the celebrity sat down with his financial adviser, Mr. Wahlberg said in a statement.

"My sister was taken away from us too soon. She was a young woman who had her whole life ahead of her, but like so many people, she didn't think about the 'what-ifs,'" Mr. Wahlberg said.
"If something were to happen to me, I want to know that my loved ones will be taken care of financially," he said.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

TIKonline.de on New Kids in Germany

TIKonline.de covered the New Kids in Germany! Here is their photo of Donnie and Danny.

List of people working with the New Kids on the Block

We already heard from Donnie and Danny's interview with Faz.net that they are working with Timbaland. And according to the Thomas Crown Chronicles, the New Kids are also working with Jim Beanz.

I thought I'd put together a list of people that have been rumored to be working on the album since the news has been spread out throughout this blog:

Timbaland
Jim Beanz
Ne-Yo
Akon
Nasri
Teddy Riley
New Edition
Pussycat Dolls
Lady Gaga
RedOne
Rodney Jerkins (Darkchild)
Adam Messinger
Dakari
Emanuel Kiriakou
Hakim Abdulsamad
Gary Barlow
Colby O' Donis
Claude Kelly
Kara DioGuardi
Chris Brown

There may be more that I'm forgetting, so leave a comment if I've missed someone.

Friday, July 18, 2008

NKOTB at Mall of America on August 8th

Posted at nkotb.com: Friday, July 18th, 2008 

EXCLUSIVE BEST BUY GRAND OPENING PERFORMANCE AND AUTOGRAPH SIGNING!MINNEAPOLIS, MN FRIDAY, AUGUST 8th at 5:30PM., ROTUNDA AT MALL OF AMERICA 

Autograph session immediately follows a live performance. Reserve a place in the autograph line by pre-ordering the NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK CD “THE BLOCK” at Best Buy Mall of America (Mall of America location only). Pre-order “The Block” for $9.99, starting at 10:00 A.M Friday, August 8th at Best Buy. Limited edition autograph wristbands will be issued with pre-orders on a first come first serve basis. Quantities are limited.* Mall of America parental escort policy applies.** 

 *Autograph passes only available with pre-orders placed at Best Buy Mall of America location. Consumer must present receipt at Best Buy Mall of America to pick up pre-ordered CD between 9/2/08 and 9/6/08.**Mall of America Parental Escort Policy: On Friday and Saturday evenings, youth under 16 must be accompanied by and adult 21 years or older from 4:00 p.m. until close. One adult may supervise up to 10 youth. Anyone 21 years or younger should be prepared to show current valid ID with proof of age during parental escort hours.

Tony n' Tina's Wedding (Starring Joey McIntyre) is now on DVD


According to USA Today, after about 4 years, the movie "Tony n' Tina's Wedding" starring Joey McIntyre is now finally available on DVD.

Joey McIntyre on Rick Dees this weekend?

I heard that Joey will be on Rick Dees top 40 countdown this week. If you don't get that program locally, they post the whole show (probably on Monday) at rick.com

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Cover of the upcoming New Kids on the Block album!


Check out the cover of the upcoming New Kids on the Block CD!

Joey Interview with 93.3 KOB


Joey was on 93.3 KOB (Albuquerque, NM) this morning.

Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Danny Blog - July 17th

Danny posted this blog today

Hi everyone,

We are back from Germany and it was amazing. Throughout this experience I never know what to expect. The German fans are more than ready for THE BLOCK just like everyone here and in Canada. The support was unbelievable and it was awesome. Everywhere we went people were there to support us. We are looking forward to the European tour next year.

I want to rundown our week for you so maybe you will get an idea of what it was like.
We arrived Monday July 7th to Germany. We took the day to recuperate from jet lag, see the movie set, and have a fitting for our crazy medieval outfits.

Tuesday we filmed, as ourselves in medieval times, with the amazing German director/actor Til Schweiger. It was a fun day aside from the black soot we all inhaled during the filming. After we finished we were blowing out black boogers. There were flames being blown thru the air throughout our performance. It was a pleasure working with Til and we look forward to the release of the movie in December.

Wednesday was the big international press conference. It was amazing to see over 200 European journalists in the room. I always feel like we are just those 5 guys from Boston and how did we end up here. It was a very humbling experience. The rest of the day was spent doing tons of European press and we didn’t finish until nighttime.

Thursday and Friday NKOTB was split into 2 groups so we could cover more ground. We went to Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne, Hamburg, Kiel, Hannover, Magdeburg and then all got back together in Berlin. We visited radio stations, TV stations, did print interviews and Internet outlets. It was great and felt really good to be so productive.

I need to personally thank Sven Kilthau-Lander, Jurgen Grebner, and the whole Universal Records staff for the amazing job they did in Germany. We are looking forward to all our future endeavors in Europe.
We are back in L.A. for tour rehearsals. September 18th is coming soon and we are so excited.

Love Danny

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New Album: "Block" out September 2nd

According to Amazon.com, The new New Kids on the Block album is called "Block" and it will be released on September 2nd. It is available for pre-order now.

Video of FFN Radio Interview

Jon, Jordan and Joe on Radio FFN in Germany courtesy of Nykki72

Music Queen at Germany Press Conference

More press conference footage with TV Host Music Queen courtesy of Nykki72

Monday, July 14, 2008

New Blog from Joey McIntyre

Joey posted a new blog at nkotb.com today

“Alle funf!!!!”
Means “all 5″ in German.
That’s all I can say in German so far.
We had a blast… a lot of work but having our fans show up
everywhere we go made it a lot easier.

The schnitzel was on point. And we couldn’t believe how tall
everyone was- men and women. Damn! I felt like Ryan Seacrest over there.

So its back to rehearsal and putting together the greatest show on earth
by the “5 hardest working kids in show business”.

Let’s get this!

xoxo
-jm

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Video of Donnie and Danny from tikonline.de

Here is a video of Donnie and Danny from tikonline.de

Update: Video has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Video of the N-Joy Interview

Here is the video of the N-Joy Interview with Jonathan, Jordan and Joe courtesy of Nykki72

Jordan, Joey and Jonathan on RBB TV

Here is a video of Jordan, Joey and Jonathan on RBB TV courtesy of Nykki72

Friday, July 11, 2008

Rumor: New Kids on the Block want to work with Madonna

This is from the same source that told us that the New Kids would be working with Michael Jackson (which Joey denied yesterday), but here's an article from The Mirror saying they want to work with Madonna:

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

Sacramento and 2nd Mohegan Sun Shows Announced

Sacramento and 2nd Mohegan Sun Shows Announced
October 9, 2008
ARCO ARENA
Sacramento, CA
ON SALE 12pm Friday July 18
November 8, 2008
MOHEGAN SUN EVENT CENTER
Uncasville, CT
ON SALE 10am Saturday July 26th

1Live Interview with Donnie and Danny

Listen to the 1Live Interview with Donnie and Danny.

Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Updates to the radio station schedule

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 (?)


DONNIE, DANNY

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)


DONNIE, DANNY

5:00PM Radio RTL, Berlin 11:00AM Eastern (10c/9m/8p)


Video from ITN

ITN posted a video from the press conference...

Update: Video has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

N-Joy Interview with Jordan, Joey and Jonathan

I heard some of the radio interviews didn't air when they were scheduled... I'm not sure what happened, but maybe they just recorded them at those times, and they'll air them later.

Anyway, here is one of the radio interviews from N-Joy in which they deny the rumor about working with Michael Jackson

Article from the Daily Star Says New Kids will be at O2 Arena in London

Here is an article from the Daily Star

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
broke...”

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.

New Kids on the Block to record with Michael Jackson?

Will the New Kids on the Block to record a song with Michael Jackson? Well, according to this article from the Mirror, it may happen.

Update: 9:17AM - Joey denied this rumor on a German radio station this morning.

New Kids & the Jack
EXCLUSIVE Boyband veterans join King of Pop
By Sarah Tetteh 10/07/2008

Michael Jackson is set to make a comeback with golden oldie boyband New Kids On The Block.
The King of Pop had secret talks about the link-up with the band's stars at his home in Nevada last week.

New Kids singer Donny Wahlberg, 38, said: "It's very exciting. It's one big party and everyone wants to join us." The pop veterans announced the plan as they celebrated the launch of their first reunion tour in 20 years which starts in September.

New Kids were the original US boyband and sold 80 million records with hits including Hanging Tough and Right Stuff.

And they are just some of the artists collaborating with Jacko, 49, as he attempts to revive his career following his acquittal three years ago of child abuse charges.

The Bad singer was due to release his much anticipated album this year to coincide with his 50th birthday.

But a source said: "He has been in the studio for months. He wants to create an amazing album and won't release anything until he is totally satisfied.

"He's a musical genius and record bosses want to leave him to develop his magic. It will be down to him when it is released."

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

International Tour Plans and Song Titles From the Press Conference


New Kids on the Block will be in the UK in January 2009, and the rest of Europe after that.

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"
"Summertime"
"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"
"Single"
"Dirty Dancing"
"Close to you" (Not sure this is the exact title)
"I'll Stay" (Not sure this is the exact title)

Article from musikmarkt.de

Article from musikmarkt.de

New Kids On The block introduce first songs

Munich - on the 9th of July, the New Kids On The Block in their first European press conference officially announced their comeback. They premiered four songs from the new album which will be out on September 5th in Interscope/Universal.

The four new titles, "Two in The Morning", "click click click", "Single" and "Dirty Dancing" are in the Pop-R'n'B to establish. Among others, the quintet has worked with Ne Yo, Pussycat Dolls, Akon and the US Boyband New Edition. The album will be released on Interscope, "we believe it is our best album yet (?)," said New kid Joey McIntyre.

The first Single, "Summertime", will be released August 29th. It will be played on the radio starting July 10th. For the first time the representatives present in Munich were able to see the accompanying video. The title "Dirty Dancing" will be featured in the new Til-Schweiger-film "1 1/2 knight - in search of the carrying away Herzelinde". In the film, the New Kids On The Block will guest star and will perform the song in a medieval club. The actor and director Til Schweiger, was also at the press conference, said the song "Dirty Dancing" is a "next Smash hit" with an "incredible Hook".

The five group members Danny Wood, Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre and both brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight, famous during the eighties and nineties with hits such as "Step By Step" on the international charts. The New Kids On The Block were a prototype of the Boyband and paved the way for acts such as Take That, the Backstreet Boys and *Nsync. The New Kids On The block sold more than 80 million albums worldwide and were one of the most successful pop groups.

Meanwhile the five "New kids are kids", although some have kids of their own and are in their mid to late 30's. McIntyre: "We are still kids, somehow." On the question, what the poor husbands should know, because its women are again in the NKOTB fever, answers Wahlberg: It "with to the concert (?)."

The group wants to address mostly fans in the age between 23 and 38 years. Numerous fans that were too young to go to concerts, could make up this now. From mid-Jan 2009 the group will be on tour in Great Britain, Germany and the remainder of Europe is to follow. As of the end of September the Boygroup will be in the USA and Canada for their first concert tour.

New Blog from Donnie


Here is Donnie's latest Blog at nkotb.com

Hello from Germany!

Hey All-
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!
Much Love,
=donnie w

Photos from the International Press Conference


I haven't heard any news from the press conference yet, but there are some photos on Getty Images

Sunday, July 6, 2008

NKOTB CD Preview and performance July 26th in LA

Radio stations across the country are giving away trips to Los Angeles for the CD preview and a performance by the New Kids on the Block, which will take place on July 26th. As far as I know, it'll be open to contest winners only.

Songwriters Claude Kelly and Kara DioGuardi worked on new NKOTB album

Here are the names for a couple more songwriters that have worked with the New Kids on the Block: Claude Kelly (also wrote for Akon and Whitney Houston) and Kara DioGuardi (also wrote for Jonas Brothers and Clique Girlz)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

New blog from Jonathan Knight (July 3)

Jonathan posted a new blog at nkotb.com

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.
Jonathan

Access Hollywood tomorrow

If you missed it, Access Hollywood will re-air NKOTB behind the scenes and video at the end of the episode on July 4.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Daily Star talks to Lady Gaga about New Kids album


The Daily Star has a brief interview with Lady GaGa about the new NKOTB album.


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

Radio Interview with Donnie Wahlberg from My 99.9 Radio

Donnie did an interview with My 99.9 Radio (Colorado Springs, CO) in May, but I just found it today.

Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

New Kids on the Block & New Edition Record Together


According to People.com New Kids on the Block & New Edition recorded a song together. Here is the article:

New Kids on the Block & New Edition Record Together
By Jessica Herndon
Just when you thought the New Kids on the Block reunion couldn't get any sweeter, word comes that the guys are recording a song with another favorite boy band: New Edition.

"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."

New Kids in Milan on July 9th? and More...

There is a rumor out there that NKOTB will be in Milan, Italy on July 9 for a concert and the announcement of the international tour dates. I can't find any other details on this, but I hear they'll be going to Germany next week for that movie, so it's possible they'll make a stop in Milan.

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