Monday, June 30, 2008
YOU have the chance to win to stand in front of a movie camera with NKOTB
Til Schweiger desperately wanted Jordan, Danny, Jon, Joey and Donnie to become a part of his new movie “1 ½ Knights — In Search of the Ravishing Princess Herzelinde” (Movie in theatres on HollyEve 2008). A big wish, NKOTB were happy to make it come true for him. In a guestrole the band will be performing in a midevil club. YOU have the chance to be standing in front of the movie-cameras, too. Be there when NKOTB film their performance, heating up the audience in the club, because we raffle off one supernumerary role in the movie for this scene. Click here to apply for the role on www.n-k-o-t-b.de
Here it is in German
Du hast die Chance, mit New Kids On The Block vor der Kamera zu stehen!Til Schweiger wollte Jordan, Danny, Jon, Joey und Donnie unbedingt in seinem neuen Kinofilm “1 ½ Ritter – Auf der Suche nach der hinreißenden Herzelinde” (Filmstart: Heiligabend 2008) dabei haben. Ein Wunsch, dem NKOTB liebend gern gefolgt sind. In einer Gastrolle werden sie nun in einem mittelalterlichen Club auftreten. DU kannst vor den Filmkameras stehen und dabei sein, wenn NKOTB Euch, dem Publikum im Club, richtig einheizen, denn wir verlosen eine Komparsenrolle. Klicke hier um Dich zu bewerben www.n-k-o-t-b.de
Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Monday, June 23rd, 2008
Mixing the album- HOT!
Rehearsing for the tour- HOT!
Meeting many fans new and old- HOT!
Temperature in L.A.- CRAZY HOT!!!!!
Celtics won the Championship- SIZZLIN’(Maybe that’s why its so hot in L.A.????)
Much Music Video Awards- HOT & WET!
Rihanna in her catsuit- STEAMING HOT!!
Three months til the jump off- SSSSS!
Last thing- all fans be forewarned!!!! I ain’t hiding in my hotel on this tour! I am coming to, and I will, FIND YOU!!! I expect to meet you, speak with you, and get some face time with as many of you as possible. That’s my word!
Let’s have some fun!!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
I wanna thank you for all of your love and support…God is so awesome…I want all of you to look forward to the music coming soon and you’ll be the first to know where Blackstreet or I will be. I’ve been working with New Kids on the block, Pussycat Dolls, John Legend, music for film such as Rick James (SuperFreak), and more.
Get ready for the New New Jack Swing….I’m Back!!!!!!!
One love…Teddy wit da 1 2 Checka.
New kids on The block to guest star in a Til Schweiger Movie
It is currently the most celebrated return... With the announcement of the New Kids On The Block reunion after more than 14 years, the new single and a world tour (U. S. and Canada concerts sold out within 4 minutes ) are Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood and Jordan & Jonathan Knight! Among other things, the band's website is getting a lot of traffic. And now there are yet more reasons to be happy: The News kids On The block will come to Germany in beginning of July for the filming of "1 ½ knight" will perform a song with Til Schweiger in a medieval club!
In fact, two of the New kids have the surname "Knight". When the group heard about Til Schweigers inquiry they were thrilled. Above all Donnie, who has a great Hollywood career, recognized the name Til Schweiger. A short telephone call between both sealed the extraordinary collaboration of the group with Til Schweiger.
Filming for the adventure comedy "1 ½ knight" started in Mid-May. It will film exclusively in Saxony-Anhalt, Bavaria and Berlin. The script comes of Oliver Ziegenbalg and Oliver Philipp. Schweiger produced it together with his long-time partner Tom Zickler, for its label "Barefoot Films/Warner Bros. Pictures
Germany brings "1 ½ knight" into the German movie theaters. Contents: The time of the Knights has amazing parallels to the present: brand armor, gecastete minstrel, Ride-ins and flextime for the serfs. The noble knight lance (Til Schweiger) and the Turkish Kleinganove and wannabe knight Erdal (Rick Kavanian) have to find the kidnapped daughter of King Gunther. (Thomas Gottschalk) to liberate and experience is a Middle Ages - and the New Kids On The Block -- how it has never been seen!
The Comeback Single "Summertime" will be available on the 29th of August.
Who wants star with the "New Kids On The Block" in the new-Til Schweiger film "1 1/2 Ritter – Auf der Suche nach der hinreißenden Herzelinde"? The Boygroup who had a surprisingly great comeback have announced that they will perform in a medieval club. And you can be there: BILD.de makes it possible.
In early July, Jordan (38), Danny (39), Jon (39), Joey (35) and Donnie (38) of "New Kids On The Block" from the U.S. to travel to Germany.
They'll go there with the personal invitation of movie theater star Til Schweiger (44) and this Middle Ages Film will be in movie theaters on the 24th of December 2008.
If you want to be there on the July 8th at the Trausnitz castle and be in the movie with the "News kids On The block", write us e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send us a photo of itself and write us why you are the largest "New kids On The block" - fans and why must win.
Hotel and transportation included. And you'll have a personal meeting with the guys.
Here is what "UnsuspectedVisitor " posted a few days ago at nkotb.com:
NKOTB signed on to star in Til Schweiger's upcoming movie, a medieval comedy. They are set to perform a song at a medieval club. Filming starts on July 8th.Movie premiere will be on February 19th 2009.
THE BLOCK IS BACK!
American Top 40: #25 (up from #28)
Rick Dee's Weekly Top 40: #24 (up from #24)
Radio & Records: #21 (up from #22)
Mediabase Top 40: #19 (up from #21)
Billboard Hot 100: #42 (up from #63)
VH1 Video Countdown: #1!!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
So Toronto was off the chain as you heard from Danny. Personally, I think we were a little more loose (if that’s possible) north of the border because we were in another country. Seems like Canada is so close, so you might not think its a big difference from the U.S. if you haven’t been there, but it is.Some of the cliches are true. Canadians are much more laid back than us. They are much less affected by all the craziness we surround ourselves with in the States. In short, I think the love flows a little easier up there. Don’t get me wrong, I’m proud to be an American, I just think we could learn something from O’ Canada.
So anyway, we had a great time at the Much Music Awards…once again it rained on our performance. I think we’re gonna start worrying if it doesn’t rain on show days now. It’s always fun to be around other bands and artists, hanging out, checking out the different vibes. Rihanna is stunn-ing. Sum 41, who are the favorite sons of Canada, wore vintage New Kids t-shirts. They saw an interview we did the day before where I said that they were gonna be our back up band because we didn’t have our band. They got the joke. Their reaction was very Canadian to me. (Wow, I think I might move there. No Sa!)
So check it…we are leaving sound check and this girl stops Jordan and says, “will you take a picture with my dog?” And Jordan obliges her. As the girl is taking the shot, she says, “Jordan, over here. Over here!” So Jordan’s like, “I’m looking.” And she says, “no, I’m talking to the dog. His name is Jordan.” AAHGADOOJH!!!! She named her dog after her fave New Kid. Not the craziest thing we’ve ever heard, but worthy of notice.
SO THEN… I’m at an party that night before the show and I meet two sisters. One points out that her sister was a huge fan of mine and so she named her hampster after me. Strange, but again at this point, we’ve kinda heard it all. But then it went over the top when I bumped into them later and the sister said, “Oh, when little Joey died, it was baaaad, real bad. She was….” And before she could go into the details of her sister’s trauma of losing her little hampster Joe, the other mortified sister cut her off abruptly and pulled her away. I wasn’t sure if she was embarrassed because she was talking about something personal or that it was kind of morbid to say I had died? Naming your pets after your favorite New Kids, is that a Toronto thing?
Wednesday, June 18th, 2008NEW blog from DANNY!Wow!!!! We just did The MuchMusic Video awards in Toronto. The show went off without a hitch, in the rain again. The slippery stage was almost irrelevant and the crowd reaction was awesome. The fan support has been so unbelievable and I am so grateful. At every turn on this ride, new and amazing things are happening. Most of all, the fun we are having is beyond anything I anticipated. Every aspect of what we are doing this time is better.
Now the real work begins. Time to go into lock down tour rehearsals. We are determined to put together a great show. I am. Looking forward to the challenge. We have to match how intensely you guys have supported us
Also, nkotb.com had a new photo on the site for about a day, but for some reason they removed it. So if you missed it, here it is:
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Here is what the caption says:
Donnie Wahlberg Shooting a Commercial on a Bench in Faneuil Hall Boston, MA.... Reebok will film a star-studded NBA-themed TV spot today [6/16] at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, where celebs like David Ortiz will be shot sitting next to the bronze statue of Red Auerbach smoking cigars.
Click here to view the photo of Donnie.
By the way, here is the first commercial from last fall:
Thanks to the fan who left the comment about this!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
We met Joey Mac and the rest of the New Kids on the Block, who, sources tell us had some drama with Rainn Wilson.
No one would tell us exactly what happened but there appeared to be some "drama" that went down between them backstage.
By all accounts, The Office star, Wilson, was being quite difficult.
Monday, June 16, 2008
'New Kids' fans still screaming, 15 years later
Sheri Block, CTV.ca Entertainment
New Kids on the Block's fans may have matured into adults, but it didn't stop many of them from screaming out the name of their favourite boy band member backstage at the 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVAs).
Performing at their first major live event in more than 15 years, the Boston-based group who achieved massive success in the late 80s and early 90s for their pop songs and choreographed dance moves, had the ladies screeching "Donnie!" or "Joey!" at the top of their lungs once more.
"(It's) evolved into a respectful healthy mature adult sort of screaming," said Donnie Wahlberg with a laugh, noting that many of their fans have since grown up to have families and careers.
"It's kind of a chance for them to just let their hair down and kind of be kids again, be free again. While we have a lot of work to do and a lot of responsibility putting this together, I think it's a chance for us to do that as well. I don't think we're having mid-life crises or anything but you know, we're having fun and we're getting to do something we haven't done in a long time and I think it's the same for the fans," he said.
It doesn't hurt that the fans are now legal drinking age, said Joey McIntyre.
"Back in the day they scream because they didn't know what else to do. (They had) feelings they couldn't really act upon so they screamed. Now they scream because they can drink and they get a little tipsy."
It has been a year of comebacks for many boy/girl groups from the 90s and Melanie C of the Spice Girls, who reunited for a world tour earlier this year, said when a group gets back together you have to give the fans something of quality or it's not worth doing.
"I don't think you should go out there just to make money, I think you should go out there for the fans. And people can criticize you for coming back but you know what? ... The people want to see it," said Mel C, who presented an award at the MMVAs.
"Sporty Spice" is now concentrating on her solo career -- she just released her fourth album -- and said there will be no more Spice Girls reunions in the future.
"We toured in January, February and that really was our goodbye. We have no plans to do anything else in the future but then we never ever thought we would (reunite again)."
The success that groups like New Kids on the Block and the Spice Girls have enjoyed is a level reality TV girl group Girlicious can only hope to attain one day.
The four-member group that was formed from 'The Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious' told reporters backstage they look up to these groups and want to stay together forever so they don't have to reunite.
But when it comes to sustaining their musical longevity, manager Robin Antin and judge on the reality series, was quick to jump in.
"We have an incredible label, Interscope, Geffen, A&M, that have supported us through the whole process. My partner, Jimmy Iovine, and Rob Fair, are so supportive ... I know as far as longevity, between all of us, we have an incredible backbone supporting this.
"It's real," continued Antin. "It's not just some reality show thing where they go away tomorrow. It's something I've put my heart and soul into and I hope 15 years later, I can be sitting here doing the same thing."
"Even though we came from a reality TV show we worked just as hard if not harder than every other artist out there," added group member Natalie Mejia.
Click here to listen to this morning's interview on EZ Rock (with Jordan, Joe and Jon).
By the way, I'm waiting to see if Chum, 99.9 Mix and Z103.5 put the other interviews on their respective websites. I did record Chum and Mix (unfortunately, I couldn't get the Z103.5 player to work), so if for some reason they don't post them on their websites, then I'll post them later today.
Also, there is a high quality version of the medley on the MuchMusic site. Go here, then click on "MMVA '08 The Show" on the left side, then click on the arrow next to "Displaying 1-10 of 19" (upper right side above the list of videos), then find the one that says "New Kids On The Block - Medley (Live)
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
She also has some photos posted here
Also, Chum FM will be broadcasting the audio from the show tomorrow night starting at 9PM Eastern
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Mark Wahlberg says he used to bully the New Kids on their tour
Lady Gaga is a huge New Kids fan and will be featured on the New Kids' song "Big Boy/Big Girl"
Chris Brown and is hoping to work with New Kids on the Block.
The New England Patriots perform "The Right Stuff" at a charity event
Lance Bass thinks the New Kids reunion is amazing
SUMMERTIME digital release internationally is Monday - the song will be serviced around the world to radio next week. Some markets (only the UK for now) have gone earlier (this week.) Australia will go June 30th.
At the risk of sounding overconfident, New Kid Joey McIntyre says he can't see LA beating Boston. "Tell me how are they going to do it?" Joey Mac said yesterday on his way to rehearsal with his bandmates. "Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol? They're nice players, but they're soft. They're pushovers." McIntyre was MIA last night, but told us that he and Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, and Jordan and Jonathan Knight will all be at Game 4. Asked about the New Kids' fall tour, McIntyre said the preparations are exhausting. "We want to put on a kick-[butt] show," he said, "and that takes a lot of work."
Game 4 is at 9PM/8PM Central this Thursday on ABC
In the mean time here are some photos of Donnie from Games 2 and 3:
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Reunited New Kids On The Block ignite passions
06/08/2008 4:48 PM, Reuters
On the set of NBC's "Today" show, fans screeched the names of their favorites: "Joey!" "Jordan!" "Donnie!"
The New Kids on the Block are trying their hand at a comeback. So far, all signs say go. Sixty hours before the "Today" show concert even started, and despite the rain, fans started lining up outside the studios at Rockefeller Plaza, hoping to catch a glimpse of the former teen idols.
By the time the boy-band-turned-man-band took to a wet and slippery stage, the crowd had swelled to several thousand; mostly casually dressed women in their 20s and 30s who wept, sang along lustily and held doll-size versions of the band members aloft.
"The 'Today' show turned out to be a 90-minute infomercial for the band," says Jared Paul of AGP, the New Kids' manager.
In the wake of the May 16 taping, the band's single "Summertime" debuted at No. 57 on the Billboard Hot 100 before sliding to No. 83 the following week.
Obviously, a connection is still being made with fans of group -- five Boston boys who exploded in the late '80s and ruled the charts into the early '90s. "Hangin' Tough" was certified platinum eight times over, and "Step by Step" went triple platinum. The band also had three No. 1 singles, and its members' faces were slapped on everything from lunchboxes to sleeping bags. By 1994, however, the New Kids' star had waned, and after their "Face the Music" album sold poorly, shifting only 138,000 copies, the boys called it quits.
In the intervening 14 years, the five members dabbled in solo albums, acting and real estate, and kept in touch as friends.
The decision to make 2008 their comeback year was based mostly on timing, according to Jordan Knight. "We were finally in a place where we could create the space in our lives to make music and go back on the road," he says.
According to Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg was the driving force behind the initial reunion plans. "Donnie got us all together to work on a song called 'Click Click Click,' and something, well, clicked," he says. "We all started to get really excited."
The New Kids' currently untitled album will reach stores on September 8. Among the target demos are teen girls, who were mere infants when the band was first breaking.
The band will launch a North American tour on September 18 in Toronto, and initial dates are sold out, according to Live Nation senior VP of touring Brad Wavra.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
Click here to listen to the Summertime remix they played on Q102 (and part 2 of Donnie's interview).
By the way, Donnie said they're going to try to get the CD out in August instead of September!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
SUNDAY JUNE 15TH, 2008
FLUID LOUNGE PRESENTS:
THE OFFICIAL NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK PRIVATE PARTY!
Hosted by: Donnie Wahlberg
Fluid Lounge – 217 Richmond st west
Music by: Christopher Michaels
MC: Devo Brown
Doors open at: 10 PM
Dress code: strict
Tickets: limited - $20.00 @ the door
For more information and to get on the guest list, go here
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
Part 2 will be up Wednesday and Part 3 will be up on Friday at people.com
Jordan posted a new blog at nkotb.com (I think it's a little different than the one that got deleted though, so I guess we'll never get to read that one.)
June 2nd, 2008 NEW BLOG from JORDAN!
FOLKS!!! Whats the good word!!!! First I wanna say sorry for not putting up a blog yet but you know me….I like to lay in the cut. Anyway, I just finished watching the Celtics win over the Pistons and now I’m sitting here in my living room writing this note.
I’d like to tell you all how amazed, surprised, excited, and grateful I am to see such a response and outpouring of support for this reunion. It’s really mind boggling! I mean, I thought we could do good work and get a buzz going about this project but WOW!!! It makes me feel we have to work even harder to reciprocate the love we’ve been getting.
A lot of people in the very beginning were asking…”well why are you doing it”? I really wouldn’t say much back (typical me behavior I guess) cuz deep down inside I knew that trying to explain in words just never cuts it. People now say “man aren’t you glad you chose to do it”!!!! I think to myself well “I didn’t choose as much as…it chose me” I really feel doing this is a calling, NOT a career move or a business decision. For a while now people have been asking in increasing intensity about a reunion. Whether it be a casual remark like “you talk to the other guys much?” or straight up “When are you guys gonna reunite”. So, I kinda felt it would be a good time, but more importantly it was a good time for me personally, and thank god for the other guys as well. Its not easy being in a group or a family or on a team but I believe its where you reap the most rewards and benefits. I think as long as you hang in there with each other through the inevitable friction you raise each others energy up and up and up to a point where it would have never gotten if you were alone. Good stuff!!! I needed it! I got it! Through being back with my homies from Boston and our fans across the world my life feels richer, more exciting, challenging, and a lot more whole, ……so THANK YOU!!! I REALLY, REALLY mean it!!!
I love you all,…… see you on tour!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Here's the info they gave:
New Orleans Arena
New Orleans, LA
More Info Coming Soon
Stay tuned for the 'SUMMERTIME' VIDEO WORLD PREMIERE this weekend, ONLY on VH1 and VH1.com! Check local listings for information.
Saturday, June 7 - SNEAK PEAK @ VH1 TOP 20 COUNTDOWN
Sunday, June 8 - VIDEO WORLD PREMIERE @ 2 PM on VH1 and online @ VH1.com
Update: 9:01pm - Thanks to the person who left a comment that "Summertime" was this week's "Sure Shot" on the Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 (I didn't know he was still doing a countdown!). Anyway, you can listen to him playing the song here (it's within the first minute, this link will probably expire by next week).