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 parady by RedOctagon
Summertime parady by puremarkska
Summertime parady 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
A little somethin’ somethin’ from rehearsals. Things are slowlyspeeding up ( I think that’s an oxymoron).Excited about meeting the fans who are flying in to see a sneak peekrehearsal. 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 shananigans.Gotta get back to practice!Xoxox-jm
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
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:
Rodney Jerkins (Darkchild)
Colby O' Donis
There may be more that I'm forgetting, so leave comment if I missed someone.
Friday, July 18, 2008
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. Quantites 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.
„The people do not ask nevertheless also different group for their names!” New Kids on the block in the evening sun
14. July 2008 you were the mother of all Boybands, which bestbezahlten entertainers of the world, her have eighty million plates drawn up. Now they are around the forty: Fourteen years after the separation is those new Kids on the block back. In the interview Donnie and Danny explain, why.
In order to be honest, when I heard that there is a comeback that new Kids on the block, thought I, sound tragically.
Donnie Wahlberg: Why?
Well, you are any more new one, you are no more Kids….
Beach Boys are also no more Boys.
After fourteen years: What drives adults of men to demonstrate again too choreographies rehearsed fifth next to each other?
For me personally was it like that I had new Kids a mad career after the dissolution that. And for a few different one of the boys is valid also. I worked with some the best producers and actors of the world, I am a respected actor, I would not like to work, as if I indicate, but around your question to answer… why we again together are? I found a plate, with which we fell in love. I found the music, I liked her, I wanted her to sing….
How do you find to music?
I turned straight with Robert de Niro and Al Pacino in New York, and I had visited our old music attorney, so only, in order to say hello. And it gave me a CD, a demo Tape of a Canadian Singer Songwriter, and it announced, hör's you times, I hab's even not yet belonged. And it affected me immediately. Such a beautiful song.
The single „summer time “?
No, the song is called „Click Click Click “.
So far one was allowed to hear only the single.
I played the song Jordan, and he agreed to go through if I became the admission financiers. And Joe and Danny and John agreed also. And then it made for so much fun that we took up thereafter still another song. And then I decided that I a whole album before financiers, and we to have then a half year worked to. We alone. I organized and financed Fotoshootings, the flights, everything. It was a large risk.
Did you think briefly to change your names?
No. We are, who we are. We are not new, and we are not Kids, but which soll's? Green Day are not green also. That is only one name. And it is a name, which people recognize. And I do not want to criticize you, but the people ask nevertheless also different group not for their names. The people ask us whether we through-brought our whole money that we do not make again music… however why ask that anybody Rolling Stones? The people do not ask adults of group for it….
Rolling Stones play instruments. Rolling Stones do not dance rehearsed choreographies.
They play instruments? And which has with something to do? I wrote Nummer-1-Platten, I have Nummer-1-Platten produced….
Danny Wood: From where do you want to know that we do not play instruments?
, You do not play notion?
Yes, I play guitar.
As said, so far is only the first single well-known, and since you do not play an instrument.
Wahlberg: I do not understand, what to it be so important should to play an instrument. Frank Sinatra did not play an instrument, and it is one of the largest singer legends of all times. That I do not want to compare us with Frank Sinatra… I am even an instrument. I am an entertainer. I write song, I produce song, I hits wrote, I produced hits, sing I hits….
Did you have new Kids on the block after the dissolution that never the desire to make somewhat completely different one? To perhaps still study? They were so young, when your group dissolved, you were all beginning, center twenty.
Wood: Yes, but we made nevertheless completely different things. I have four children. A girl, I adopted one of them, in Russia. Them were eleven months old and eleven Pound weighed. I mean, the life consist nevertheless of more than music or that new Kids.
I ask, because I want to really understand it: Doesn't it feel like a step back to continue where you stopped before fourteen years?
That became it, if we would make it for the wrong reasons. So it is a step forward. If you hear the whole album, you will understand that.
Thus this mark goes around the music.
Absolutely. Otherwise we would not make it. It is like in former times, but with a much higher musical quality.
So far I know only the video to the first single. And there, you excuse, are nevertheless everything completely exactly like in former times. There they dance with naked torsos at the beach, it are pretty girls, you are brown, muskulös… and the music, now.
Wahlberg: Actually another song should have become the first single, a song, in which I process the failure of my marriage. But it did not seem correct for the group to acknowledge thereby. There it concerns my personal life, not around the group as a whole. „Summer time “was stop a good song for the summer, in order to be honest. One will only see with the next two Singles, where we stand today.
That will be interesting, because you were as it were the prototype for all the Boybands, which came to you, Take That, N Sync, Backstreet Boys… now could you the prototype for into the years Boybands come become. Does one say Menband?
Wahlberg: I can say the following: One never knows, how it goes correctly. One can only try to give its best. There are many people, which see the video of „summer time “and to say, okay, those are honestly. And others see it saying and, those make still the same Pop. And if we had made a darker album, it would have given people, which would have found the dumb. We can make it quite for not all. I would have uncoupled lunatically gladly another single than first.
I meant something else. They are now actually the opposite of what one introduces oneself under a Boyband. They are married or divorced, have children. Is expected by Boybands that they work, as if would be free it. They should be projection surfaces. One said certainly nevertheless in former times, you to you should your private life secret keep.
No, one does not have. See, in America gave it only Backstreet Boys and N Sync, here in Europe gave it much more Boybands. Therefore one thinks here, there would not be a formula, a blueprint that one would say to those, like her to give oneself would have… with us was that like that. Nobody said us at that time, how we have to be, because nobody knew, what one should have said us. Do they understand?
Wood: For us there was no blueprint, we was the blueprint. In each regard. The record company did not react to our success, it had a plan.
And which for a success: eighty million sold plates!
Wahlberg: That was rather coincidence. The marketing plan of the record company was wrong. The record company wanted us over the urban-radio stations marked out. Their plan was that we were white boys, who sounded like black boys - we should all fools, and which would like black public us, before it would find out that we would be white. The functioned not. The plan went inclined. And then a Popradiostation played us, and the reaction was upsetting. And in such a way the record company that it had to change the course, noticed it marketed us then as Pop, and all fell themselves like the vultures on us. Later Boybands was formed after us. There it was called, lets it us exactly the same make, we needs a cool one, a shy one, a good one, a strong one and so on. I should be probably with us the strong one. But I was simply only, who I was.
1990 was you the bestbezahlten entertainers of the world, you was times unbelievably famous. Which is more difficult to bear: If constantly fans besiege the house, or if no more fans besiege the house?
All part of the life, it is belonged to. Some people drink much, if they are young, make much party. If they stop thereby, is missing to them somewhat. One can ask oneself: what better, is a life with parties or one without? Keins of both is the correct answer. In the life it concerns other things.
But it must be nevertheless difficult to come down from the summit of the fame again. You played their last route 1994 in much smaller resounding than before. Everything totally all the same?
That will differently answer from that group to everyone. With me was it like that: I accepted. Clearly there are moments, there feels one as in a roller coaster. One evenly still was in the highest high, and then it goes down, and the wave of the energy is away, and you are suddenly alone and think, and now? Then one must remember that it did not concern fame. One must find then something else, with which one can go itself a roller coaster ride. Whether now as a plumber is, as a father, to find as actors… something new which binds one again in such a way, that is the challenge.
If you make photos now again as group, pose, dance - doesn't feel like a terrible Déjà vu?
Sometimes. But we stand there over it.
Did you have to adapt your dance style to your age, so that it does not work in a silly way? Or will you again exactly the same dance on the stage like in former times?
We are today better.
We are better. We are all in super form. None became fat.
They are today in better form than with beginning twenty?
Wahlberg: Look at its muscles!
Wood: I am before three years the Miami marathon coagulated, I am a marathon as I still with that new Kids was run never. I am today better in form. We know today very exactly, what we do, in addition, know, how this juvenile energy is to be controlled. We are today all ripe.
Do you have to smoke all stopped, drinking like the remainder of the world?
Wood: I drank never much.
Thus were you never a wild juvenile Boygroup?
Wahlberg: We had our moments, oh. But it is never gotten out of control. We had luck.
Wasn't one of you once arrested, because he set a hotel carpet in fire?
Wahlberg: I. But I set no carpet in fire.
Wood: It squirted with the fire extinguisher. It should become a caper. There I was. There was no fire.
Wahlberg: There so much fire was in the area, as is in this area here straight fires, and one threatened me to put me for twenty years into the prison. It was complete horse muck. That was a sad time.
Was that the only arrest?
Oh, which I know.
Okay, we speak over something else. Is correct, what in the Internet to read actual you becomes with Michael Jackson into the studio to go?
They would have met, it are said it last week.
No. I should it on 4 July in read Vegas to meet, but did not come off, and it would have had also nothing do with our plate. One of our producers works with it, and I made any joke over it on our press conference. It is to be seen merry, be said now like one again everything can or not, and it goes around. I read, we with Madonna would also work.
Yes, and with Timbaland.
Timbaland is correct.
How much do you have to pay to Timbaland, so that it works with you?
Wood: We do not know yet.
Wahlberg: I know it, but I do not say it to you.
What has to happen, so that you rate the comeback as success?
Wood: That already happened.
Wahlberg: The US route is already nearly sells off, it is unbelievable. We made a great plate, found we a record company, which wanted this plate. All further one is a gift. Let me the still following say, simply because of the direction, into which this interview went: The prices for our concert maps are as low as possible. We do not want to use anybody, we want at nobody to enrich itself. One often used us. We were successful, we much money made, as had hits, but - one acted often not in our interest. We want to now make that differently: We want to make something, which is exactly the same in our interest as in that of the public. So. Thank you.
Interview Johanna Adorján
The single „summer time “is published in August with universal, the album then in September.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
We are back from Germany and it was amazing. Through out 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. Every where we went people where 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 where blowing out black boogers. There where flames being blown thru the air through out 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.
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
Promi summit in Munich: The News kids on the block introduced its new album, and Til Schweiger passed by, around its clothe "1 1/2 knight" to rented per - then the elderly Boyband plays therein with. A single question remained at the same time openly: Who helps here whom?
Finally one was able to get yes the impression, would search Til Schweiger not for the occupation for a new film, but rather after guests for "bets that. ..?“. Again and again its production firm in the past weeks had announced prominent, that in its new film "1 1/2 knight - appear in search of the carrying away Herzelinde" : Fatih Akin, Johannes Heesters, Helmut mark word. Moreover Dieter Hallervorden, Roberto Blanco and - naturally - Thomas Gottschalk. In this unequal row, the inclined reader asked himself the same question, that also in every "bets, that. ..?“ -shipment arises: What connects these people actually – seen there from that they are prominent all?
In Munich, further guest stars imagined today now for Schweigers film: the New kids on the block, that mother of all Boybands, who 14 years ago actually had gone apart. Approximately 140 journalists had registered to the press conference in the cellar of the Sofitel Bayerpost hotels, and because it concerned the first press conference of the group in Europe, came round one-third of the journalists from foreign countries.
That Til Schweiger let see itself also at the organization and wanted to speak over its new film, provided at least at some German medium representatives for confusion. "Is the now one press conference over the New kids on the block or Til Schweiger", whispered a journalist. Or differently asked: Who supports here actually whom in the graduation? The New kids on the block Til Schweiger? Reversed or?
With waiter shirt, but without necktie
When the group finally appeared after a half hour delay, some journalists answered this question on its type: with a loud circle. What delivered at once also a certainty: The reflections of at that time function also 20 years later yet. To be sure Jonathan Knight, 39, Joey McIntyre, 35, Jordan Knight, 37, Donnie Wahlberg, 38 are, and Danny Wood, 38 in which years come, the eye they impress apparently yet always, also if its clothing style is declaration of war gaudily colored no more.
Up to Danny Wood and Jordan Knight, that gave the Jungspunde with hood sweater and T Shirt, the remaining group members in the style Jogi Löws appeared: sportingly elegantly with waiter shirt, but without necktie. One could say also: timely. The question is only whether the prototype of all Boygroups did not miss this time the correct moment. Take That and the cheek street Boys brought its comeback namely already behind itself.
Just as Til Schweiger. Its last film of "no ear rabbit", in which it led the administration that wrote script, and played the leading role, saw more than six million cinemagoers. The film is therewith the cash register success largest German of the last three years. Moreover Schweiger is established meanwhile so well in the film economy that he even can afford it not to allow missliebige journalists in press demonstrations and to threaten therewith, to call an against price to the German film price into life because the academy had not considered its film in this year's award of the Lolas – where Schweiger this connection even speaking challenges.
Such arguments should play no role in Munich today however. The record company universally announced proudly that the concerts of the NKOTB in the United States were sold out already after four minutes. And if the euphoria does not transfer itself to Germany, still the guest appearance remains in "1 1/2 knight", the Schweiger just in Saxony-Anhalt turns – that did not say the universally-PR-brigade naturally.
Nice music for little girl
Who helps here therefore whom? NKOTB have one in any case Schweiger ahead: They come from the United States, the longing country of all German Showstars. Also Gottschalk invites yes into each show an English language star guest, who sings, so that one doesn't have to interview it. And how Gottschalk also Schweiger lived a time long in Malibu whereby Schweiger retracted again to Germany, when the offers were limited from Hollywood.
Also NKOTB more calm with criticism concern than the German filmmaker. The "Mad" published itself 1991, on the height of its renown, -magazine once a cover, on that Alfred E. new man, the drawn Coverboy of the satire periodical that keeps closed ears with Klostampfern, because behind it the Boyband trällert. And a T Shirt that one was able to buy at that time showed a drawing with eight feet, who look forth under a block. Inscription: "New kids under the block".
Also on the press conference in Munich fell an around the other time that badly word of the retort group, but instead of throwing out the journalists, declared the group that the money would not have brought together, but rather the beautiful memories it again. And as Schweiger - schweigerlässig grinning - after an hour the stage entered, heard itself the group members quietly on, what the German end held the eighties of its group. "That was nice music for little girl. I heard HipHop and House", said it. So much to the criticism capacity.
The question remains collaborates, why Schweiger generally with the group – or NKOTB with Schweiger. "The record company has us joined", said Donnie Wahlberg, and Til Schweiger nodded good and emphasized turn out to be would become that the collaboration was super, the new Single very certainly a Nummer-1-Hit and would be it generally meanwhile an absolute fan.
A business on mutuality therefore: One knows also that yes of "bets that. ..?“.
There are some updates 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 interivews 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 unoffical 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 niece’s and nephew’s 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.”