Saturday, February 28, 2009

NKOTB on VH1 Countdown

Here are youtube videos of the guys on VH1:

Youtube video courtesy of soapsfan13

Friday, February 27, 2009

Jordan on Mix 107.9 KVLY

Listen to this morning's radio interview with Jordan:

YouTube video courtesy of alternageek

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Donnie at the World Poker Tour Invitational

Donnie will be attending 7th Annual World Poker Tour Invitational at the Commerce Casino in LA on Feb. 28th. Thanks to Bertha for the update.

Monday, February 23, 2009

2 in the Morning video!

Here is the music video for the New Kids on the Block’s latest single "2 in the Morning"!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Joe on Candy Girls

Joe appears in a video promo for the new show "Candy Girls" (on E!). Not sure if it'll be just a brief appearance or a reoccurring role. The first episode airs Sunday, March 8 at 10:30/9:30c

Friday, February 20, 2009

"Tonight" performance on Regis and Kelly

The guys did a performance of "Tonight" that was not aired on Regis and Kelly, fortunately a fan snuck a video and put it on youtube:

Youtube video courtesy of Stephana215

Here's a video from their perspective: 

Video courtesy of alternageek

NKOTB on the Today Show

Here is the video of the New Kids on the Today Show! They are interviewed and performed “2 In The Morning” 

Video courtesy of yikes77

NKOTB on "Red Eye"

The guys were on the show "Red Eye" on Fox News. Here is the video:

Video courtesy of Laurina Marcic 

Thursday, February 19, 2009

NKOTB at The Palms Restaurant

Photo of the guys at The Palms restaurant in NYC. Their portraits and autographs are on now on the wall of the restaurant.

E! News Appearance

The guys were on E News today... here is the video:

Youtube video courtesy of NKOTBRandyGirl1

On the set of "2 in the Morning" video

Here is the article that went with it:
A hot girl. A green screen. And loads of hair product. That all adds up to one thing: Another New Kids on the Block music video. In this exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at the group's new video for "2 in the Morning," Danny Wood takes you into a "pretty creepy old house" in the Pacific Palisades where he joined Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Jordan and Jonathan Knight for their latest project. While the video follows the narrative of a feuding couple, don't expect one of the boys to bust out their acting chops. Jokes McIntyre: "We hired big-time actors to do that for us."
The video premieres on Feb. 23 on AOL but to give the guys an advance review, call the group's new number (617) 830-1100 (Boston area code of course!) and "we'll hit you back," says McIntyre. "We'll call you when we're kicking back, onstage on tour, from the ocean, who knows?"

New blog from Donnie

Here is Donnie's latest blog:

Thursday, February 19th, 2009THE PARTY CONTINUES…Hey All-

Some fans just told me they aint coming to see us this Spring.

They wanna wait til the Summer because the show “aint gonna change til then….”

Excuse me but maybe you didn’t get the memo???

Did you get us confused with someone else???

Did you suddenly forget why we do this????

We aint them other groups!!!!

We do it for you and for us!

We earned this time. OUR TIME!!!

Do you really think we gonna go into re-runs already?

Do you really think we are gonna suddenly rest after all these years????

Get your head right!!!!

The Spring is the start of the next wave!!!!

The party goes on in the Spring!

You’ve been warned!!!

If you miss it-

Then you’ll miss it!

As Always Your Man,

Donnie W


Did I mention…….?



Regis and Kelly Appearance

Regis and Kelly clips are on youtube:

Youtube videos courtesy of OldSchoolNKOTB

"What Doesn't Kill You" DVD Release Date

"What Doesn't Kill You" will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on April 28

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Jimmy Kimmel Update

The date for Jimmy Kimmel has been set: They'll be on Monday, March 2nd.

Go here to get tickets.

From Danny

Here is Danny's latest Blog at

February 18th, 2009

Hi everyone,
I want to tell you how touched and grateful I am for the outpouring of support you have given me, the Betty Wood Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Thousands of you purchased the NKOTB pink ribbon tank tops, t-shirts, and I’ve heard that you’re hosting fundraising events and organizing walk teams all over the world. I just want to say thank you to EVERYONE who is volunteering their time to help end breast cancer forever. I appreciate everything you’re doing, and the people at Susan G. Komen for the Cure really appreciate it as well. Every dime we raise from this effort will go directly to Komen, and we’re setting up a link right now that will allow you to make your donations directly to Komen through my site, in memory of my mother. We’ll post the link on, on Facebook and on Komen’s site as soon as it’s ready.

I also want to remind you to do your breast self-exams, get a mammogram when it’s time and to just take care of yourselves. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, but 98% of those women will beat it if they are diagnosed early. I promise you that I will keep fighting to help create a world without breast cancer, a world where my fans can be proud of the great things we are accomplishing together and most importantly, a world where my daughters will grow up without fear of losing their lives to this awful disease. LET’S FIND A CURE TOGETHER!

Love Always

Interview with Kevin Cofield

Here's an interview with Kevin Cofield, who runs the "Pro Tools" at the concerts... he talks about the stuff that he needs to do behind the scenes to make the concert run smoothly.

Update: Video has been deleted. Does anyone have it saved?

Jimmy Kimmel and "2 in the Morning" video

Here are some updates from the newsletter:

Jimmy Kimmel Live NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK outdoor mini-concert!
To register for free tickets go to: It's first come first served and the website will be up within the next few hours.

(Note: I don't see a date listed... does anyone know?)

CALL US! 1 (617) 830-1100
We're just a phone call away! Leave us a message, we MIGHT EVEN CALL YOU BACK!

NEW SINGLE! Watch the video premiere of "2 in the Morning" exclusively at on Monday, Feburary 23rd.

Today Show February 20th!
Catch NKOTB LIVE on the TODAY SHOW Friday, February 20th. They will be on during the 10:00AM hour - check local listings. Interview & performance of "Two in the Morning." The band will be performing inside but we want YOU to come out & support!!!!!!

Today Show
35 W. 48th Street
New York, NY

Live with Regis and Kelly!
Tune in to see NKOTB on Live with Regis & Kelly February 19! Check local listings for times.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Joey McIntyre Reflects On Last Year

Joey posted blog on

Joey McIntyre Reflects On Last Year.

The last year has been an unexpected wonderfully strange journey.

To be able to do what I love and perform for so many people on such a stage is a huge gift and one I will be truly grateful for throughout my life and career.

We've had a blast making this album, producing this show and tour throughout North America and Europe. You learn so much about yourself and others when you have the opportunity to see so much. The all important balance in life is paramount to me in what I do. I don't always achieve it but I do strive to get there.

You guys out there that have supported me through it all are owed a debt of gratitude. The only way that I know how to pay that debt is by being the most honest, engaged performer I can be. I have been blessed and I look forward to years and years to come filled with music and humor and education. Let's get this!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Jordan and Danny on "Brisant"

Here is an interview with Jordan and Danny from the show "Brisant". Thanks to Inge for the update.

Youtube video courtesy of lacrima2501

Donnie and Danny on BackStageNL

Here is an interview with Donnie and Danny from BackStageNL. Thanks to Maria for the link.

Friday, February 13, 2009

NKOTB In Frankfurt Video

Here is a video from Rheinmain TV in Frankfurt featuring interview clips of Jordan and Danny

Youtube video courtesy of RheinmainTV

Video of NKOTB in Dublin

Here is a video from the O2 in Ireland, featuring interview clips of Jordan and Jonathan

Youtube video courtesy of laurina949

Blog from Jordan

Jordan posted this on his myspace site:

Like Woah! People keep asking me since I posted the vlog what does "like woah" mean? So I will clarify. In the vlog when I was talking to the girl from East Harlem I wrote in caption "homegirl is woah"! That means she's hot, or fine or bangin, or sexy. Alot of people thought it meant SHE was thinking "woah! there's Jordan..blah blah blah" but thats not what I meant. You gotta realize I just woke up, I'm exhausted, I'm cold, I walk out and............."LIKE WOAH". I was pleasantly surprised is all I'm saying!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

NKOTB to be on Today Show Feb. 20th

Update: please note date change to Feb 20th

Here's some news from



Thursday, February 20th

They will be on during the 10:00am hour - check local listings.

Interview & performance of “Two in the Morning”

The band will be performing inside but we want YOU to come out & support!!!!!!

Today Show
35 W. 48th Street
New York, NY

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Jordan's v-log from Paris

Jordan almost didn’t make it to the Paris concert after losing his passport in Amsterdam! 

 Video courtesy of OUBad

Monday, February 9, 2009

2 in the morning video?

Not sure if this for the music video or a DVD they are releasing... According to Polydor, it is "A sneak preview of the special UK tourpiece - exclusively available through iTunes from 23rd Feb!". Thanks to Bettina for the link.

Video courtesy of Daniele Nascimento

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Interview on

Here is a short interview with Donnie and Joey from (It's dubbed over in German, but you can hear a little bit of Joey and Donnie). Thanks to Inge for the update. 

Update: Video has been deleted. Does anyone have it saved?

Dance and Shout

The guys have a little fun at the Paris concert:

Thanks to Bertha for the link. Youtube video courtesy of DKNKOTB

"Volle Kanne"

Here is a video of the guys on the German TV show "Volle Kanne" (on station ZDF). Thanks to Sandra and Inge for the update.

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

"The Right Stuff" on "America's Best Dance Crew"

The song "The Right Stuff" was featured on the show "America's Best Dance Crew". 

Update: Video has been deleted. Does anyone have it saved?

New Stuff on

Here is Joe's latest blog:

I have had a really sweet time on this UK/Ireland/Germany/Amsterdam/ Paris tour. It was so cool to be able to kick off another tour. It was like a rebirth. The crowd in Manchester really sent us off on a wave and each city has caught that wave and sent us higher and higher.

We’ve always said that the UK - England, Scotland, Wales- has had a certain energy and we’ve always taken to that. I liken it to going on vacation- you feel like you can be a different person. And that’s sort of how I felt during these shows. Our history with our German fans is long and strong and its is lives on. It was great to see our German fans so happy that we were finally in their country again performing! I had 3 of the most peaceful days in Amsterdam. I forgot how wonderful that place is. I want to move there for a summer…Thank you Amsterdam. Paris will always have a special place in my heart, a very special place. I wish we could have spent more time there. To perform in Ireland (Northern too!) was a soulful experience. My homeland…The Irish are my peeps and they didn’t let me down. I love ya!

Of course I always have a blast on stage no matter where I am and I cant wait to get back to the states and Canada, but is was nice to spice things up midway thru this awesome journey.

I’ve also enjoyed doing my new medley… I’ll talk about that at a later date because I don’t like going into detail about something that everyone hasn’t seen yet. I love performing it. Right now I don’t miss Stay the Same. Some of the fans say how they miss it and that’s nice to hear- it says that it means something to them. But I think folks are digging the new Joe Mac medley.

We will miss Europe!!!!

I cant write a big enough blog to explain all the love and fun we’ve experienced over here. I can only keep doing my thing and continue to try and give the best show I can. Its a blessing and a privilege to entertain you.

Thank you thank you thank you.


for now….

And Donnie's latest golf video:

Update: removed because link no longer works

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Donnie and Danny on

Here is an Interview with Donnie and Danny from Thanks to Maria for the update.

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

New Blog from Donnie

Here is Donnie's latest blog

Hey All….

Canada? NUTS!


The UK and Europe? INSANE!

The US and Canada again???


Is your head really screwed on straight???

Is your mind really right?????

Are you absolutely sure you want to do it again??

Cuz guess what?

I AM READY!!!!!!

I am more than ready!!!!!

I was ready the day we stopped.

Here’s the thing….

We had so much fun….

Can we have more?

We let ourselves go….

Can we go further?

We pushed it to the limit….

Can we push it harder?

We got crazy…

Can we really get any crazier???????

HELL YEAH WE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!

This is your time!!!!!!

This is our time!!!!!!

It only gets better!!!!!!!!!!


I can’t even type no more…..

It’s 4 am in Amsterdam and I gotta go for a run in the sub-zero temperatures to cool off!!!!!

It’s about to get real crazy.

You’ve been warned.

Come ready or don’t come at all!!!!!!!

In 2009 we go harder.

There is too much to be down about in the world right now…..

Let’s laugh and sing and dance and hug and kiss and spread the love all the way through it!!!!

It’s our time.

Nuff said.

As Always Your Man-

Donnie W

PS- you ain’t get enough face time? You ain’t get any face time?

It’s 4AM- I don’t sleep.

Find me!!!!!


New Kids on Regis and Kelly February 19th

According to this website, the guys will be on Regis and Kelly on February 19th.

Part 7 of Retro Rewind interview

Here is the 7th and final part of Joey's Retro Rewind interview. Thanks to Trey for the update.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Joey and Jordan interview with RTL Boulevard

Here is an interview with Joey and Jordan from RTL Boulevard in Holland. Thanks to Deborah and Jerroel for the update.

YouTube video courtesy of couthie

Monday, February 2, 2009

Behind the scenes with the road crew

Here is an article and video about the road crew. (Click on link to watch the video).

Alexis Petridis sets out to meet the roadies, managers, stylists and technicians who really make gigs happen.

As a teenager, Joe "Kentucky" Zaccone used to enjoy videos of Texas heavy-metal band Pantera. What struck him, however, wasn't really the band but the roadies he saw backstage: "I just saw the way the crew interacted with the band and got interested." He had inadvertently alighted on what he has come to regard as "the greatest job in the world". He went on to spend 10 years learning his craft in the world of metal, with Slipknot, Danzig, Hatebreed, Type-O-Negative and Fear Factory. "Travelling technician, roadie, whatever you wanna call it," he says. "It's my life."

As he stands in a corridor at the Manchester Evening News Arena, now a stage manager and a "backline crew chief" responsible for maintaining the instruments on a world tour, you might say that Kentucky is a man living his dream - were it not for the fact that it's hard to believe that any of his teenage dreams involved working with New Kids On the Block. And yet that definitely is New Kids over there in the background, going through a soundcheck in the main hall. The original 1980s boyband, recently reformed to the delight of thirtysomething women around the globe, New Kids frequently interrupt our conversion with the deafening strains of Tonight, the jaunty single that gave them their ninth consecutive US top 10 hit back in 1990.

Journalist and broadcaster Stuart Maconie once said that one of the defining characteristics of the roadie is his refusal to pass judgment on the musical worth of the bands he works for: "Ask about any of his previous employers and his answer will be the same, 'He's a really nice bloke, actually.' He could have worked Hitler's Sudetenland tour, and his verdict would have been, 'Hard-line politics, yes. But he's a really nice bloke, actually.'"

That certainly seems to be the case with Kentucky, who has been with New Kids since rehearsals for their comeback tour began last summer. "Since June," he says, "it's been New Kids all the way, straight and strong." With his arms and legs covered in tattoos, his hair dreadlocked, and his beard arranged in a plait, Kentucky doesn't look like the sort of man who would ordinarily have much time for I'll Be Loving You (Forever), but he seems confused by the suggestion that he might be happier working for a metal band.

"No," he frowns. "It doesn't matter what music is playing. Actually, working with bands you wouldn't usually be listening to - it kind of broadens your mind." Certainly, his duties on the New Kids tour are slightly different from those he would have had working with Hatebreed. As well as setting up, dismantling and checking the sound of the drumkit, he's responsible for handing out mics, towels, water and hats to "the guys" during the show, every item colour-coded to match each of New Kids' five members. Woe betide the roadie who inadvertently hands Donnie's hat to Jordan.

The one concession Kentucky has made to his own musical leanings involves the drumkit he designed for this New Kids reunion tour. "I'm like, OK, I'm a metal guy, so I'm going to make this huge, overly dramatic drumkit - like something Lars Ulrich from Metallica would play - for this pop tour. Everyone's like, why would you do that? You're just adding to your work, making it three hours [to set up] instead of one. You know what? I love it."

The British leg of the tour has a crew of 35, overseen by production manager Bobby Schneider, a 49-year-old who looks a little like Phil Silvers of Sergeant Bilko fame, had Silvers spent his formative years on the road tending to the needs of Metallica. Like Kentucky, Schneider began working on the New Kids tour in June, choosing the crew and checking seating plans against stage layouts. Schneider arrives at the arenas first thing in the morning, as the carpenters start building the stage and the equipment is unloaded, to put up signs guiding artists and crew around the often labyrinthine backstage areas, and to issue schedules detailing what time New Kids go on, when they come off and what time everyone has to get out of there by. The schedules carry a line from Cicero: "The shifts of fortune test the reliability of friends."

Despite having more than 50 dates under his belt, Schneider has yet to see a New Kids show all the way through: "That's my downtime, when I can catch up on emails. I'm already working on the March dates of the US leg. It's not like I'm sitting there reading the paper." I tell him that his job doesn't sound like much fun and he looks genuinely shocked: "I wouldn't trade it for the world."

Schneider says the crew is less than half what a star of Madonna's stature would have, which seems in keeping with the relatively stripped-down nature of the show: there's no big theme and not much in the way of special effects, beyond an interlude when New Kids gather around a grand piano on a rather precarious-looking secondary stage in the middle of the crowd. "So many pop shows right now have huge concepts," says artistic director and choreographer Kevin Maher, "but I think the idea behind this one is just to see them. It's about the fans enjoying that they're back." You also get the feeling that the lack of concept may have something to do with the kind of concepts New Kids tours used in the past. "We had one called Magic Summer," Joey McIntyre says with a shudder. "We had to do, like, magic tricks on stage. It was kind of embarrassing."

You certainly can't fault them for the diversity of the staff. At one extreme, there is Vincent Boucher, the urbane former fashion director of US Esquire magazine, brought in to style the group. He talks of presenting "mood boards" to the band, of the necessity to mix "high and low fashion" and uses the phrase "he understands a Raf Simons shirt with an attached scarf". At the other, there is Kentucky, who is erudite, funny and far removed from the troglodytic gear-humper of popular myth - though you suspect he would no more understand a Raf Simons shirt with an attached scarf than he would Old Norse.

Two things unite them all. The first is a certain reticence. You might think that living a life just out of the spotlight would leave you with a burning desire for recognition, but apparently not. Many people working behind the scenes on the tour decline to be interviewed, or will be interviewed but not photographed, or will only supply responses by email. And, despite repeated entreaties, concert promoters SJM refuse to answer any questions about the processes by which a major tour for a reformed boyband is booked in Britain.

It's hard to see why, unless they pick the venues using sacrifice-based necromancy: "Oh mighty Satan, will New Kids On the Block sell out Wembley?" But then again, those who work behind the scenes on a rock tour are conditioned to be imperceptible. If they come to the public's notice at all, something has gone wrong. And a pop show, after all, is about the suspension of disbelief. "I've come to Manchester lookin' for a girl," yells Donnie Wahlberg midway through the show; yet he's no more here lookin' for a girl than he is lookin' for an elephant, but the audience scream as if he means it. It's as if the people behind the show think that if they reveal too much, the pact between artist and audience will be broken. If people know how the tricks are done, no one will believe in the magic any more - and the screaming will stop.

"It would be gratifying if the audience understood the amount of effort that went into putting on the show," says Dave Pinksy, the front-of-house sound engineer, a man not only charged with tuning the PA, overseeing the soundcheck and "standing in the midst of the crowd, wrangling 100 different audio inputs into what you hear", but with providing the pre- and post-show auditorium soundtrack. This he does using tracks from his own iPod, his brief chance to put his personal stamp on proceedings. He knows, however, that all this effort "has to remain as invisible to the fans as possible. That mystique is part of the illusion that we're here to provide."

Pinksy has mixed the sound for everyone from metal bands to Nick Lachey, the boyband star and former husband of Jessica Simpson. He says every genre has a different "fingerprint" that requires a different skill: in metal, it's all about the guitars; in hip-hop, the drums and bass. And with pop, he says, you need to keep the sound light and airy. This sets him apart from everyone else I speak to - since the other thing that seems to unite New Kids' workforce is the belief that working on their live show is no different from working on any other band's, up to and including Aerosmith, the previous employers of wardrobe mistress Johanna Pepitone.

Actually, Pepitone doesn't just look after the clothes; she looks after everything from buttons and zips to Odour-Eaters and tampons. She also sends unwanted gifts from fans to charity: "Whaddaya gonna do with a soft toy when you're a 30-year-old man?" She has a Brooklyn accent and a demeanour that hovers between no-nonsense and terrifying. "These artists," she sighs, "they like to think they're different, but they're all the same. New Kids different from Aerosmith? You kidding me? Five boys, that's all it is."

Nevertheless, there are certain special considerations that come with a reformed 1980s boyband. "It's a weird thing," says choreographer Kevin Maher of New Kids who, being in their 30s, are now neither new nor kids. "You still want them to dance, because that's what they were known for back in the day, but they're grown men now - so you want it to be age-appropriate. You don't want it to look like they're trying too hard. I didn't want them to feel, you know, ridiculous. You have to give certain moves a different feeling."

It seems to work, at least as far as the women of Manchester are concerned. As New Kids On the Block perform, they go crazy in time-honoured shrill style. The show looks effortlessly slick, a blur of costume changes, confetti canons and featherweight pop hits. Watching them, it's somehow hard to imagine that, somewhere to the side of the stage, there is a man with dreadlocks, tattoos and a liking for Pantera, ensuring that the hats and mics are being handed out according to their correct colour-coding. But there is. As the house lights go up, Kentucky appears on stage and begins dismantling that overly dramatic drumkit. Filing out, none of the audience seem to notice him - which is, of course, the point.

Joey interview with WSNX - Regis and Kelly and Jimmy Kimmel coming soon!

Here is a recent interview with Joey on 104.5 WSNX (Grand Rapids, Michigan). 

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

He says they'll be one Regis and Kelly and Jimmy Kimmel in Mid-February!

Danny Interview on RTE (Ireland) - They will be coming to Asia and Australia

Here is an interview with Danny from the Will Leahy show on Ireland radio station RTE. By the way, he mentions they'll be in Asia and Australia later this year.

Fresno - April 16th

According to, the guys have a concert in Fresno scheduled for April 16th. Here are the details:

If you're a New Kids on the Block fan who has been hangin' tough for a Fresno date on the group's reunion tour -- your dream has come true.

NKOTB will perform April 16 at Save Mart Center. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday and cost $20, $39.50, $59.50 and $79.50.

In 2008, the New Kids reformed after 15 years, releasing a new album, "The Block," and starting a reunion tour with all five original members.

The tour had been in California on its early legs, stopping in San Jose, Los Angeles and San Diego, but there wasn't a Fresno date on the schedule until Monday.

It won't be the group's first Fresno stop. NKOTB performed at the Wilson Theatre (1989) and Selland Arena (1991) during the height of its teeny-bopper popularity. At the time, it had young girls around the country singing along to "Hangin' Tough," "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" and "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)."

Tickets for the Save Mart Center show will be available at the Save Mart Center box office; at Ticketmaster locations, including many Save Mart supermarkets; online at; or by calling (559) 485-8497.

Jordan on FM 97

Here is a recent radio interview Jordan from FM 97 in Lancaster, PA

YouTube video courtesy of couthie

Sunday, February 1, 2009

New blog from Danny

Danny posted a new blog on his Myspace site

From Germany
Current mood: thankful
Category: Music

Hi everyone,
Just wanted to say thank you to all our UK, Irish, Scottish and German
fans for making our European tour so special. You guys are making us
feel right at home. We have been able to let loose and give you guys
some shows I will never forget. After 17-18 years it is amazing the
support you guys have shown. I love all of you.
And to everyone back home in America, we can’t wait for March 7th. We
are starting a new leg to our North American tour. Also be on the look
out for our new video for “2 in the morning”. Lets make this one a big
hit by calling the radio stations and hitting up VH1. This song has
always been one of my favorites and I have been waiting for the
release. Lets make a big push into the summer. 2am, the spring tour,
the cruise, and then the all new summer tour. I still catch myself in
disbelief. I am so grateful to all of you and lets keep this ride

All my love