Sunday, February 21, 2010

VH1: 5 questions with NKOTB

VH1 asked the guys 5 questions, you can watch the video here, or just watch the video below:

Video courtesy of KatieNKOTB

Donnie at World Poker Tour’s (WPT) Celebrity Invitational

Donnie to attended the World Poker Tour’s (WPT) Celebrity Invitational. He won an autographed guitar from Slash and was interviewed by CardPlayer website

Donnie to guest-star on "In Plain Sight"

According to Donnie to guest-star on "In Plain Sight" Season 3 premiere on March 31 (on USA Network). It sounds like this show tapes in New Mexico, so this is probably what he was working on a few weeks back...

‘In Plain Sight’ Sets Sights on Wahlberg, Others
by Matt Webb Mitovich

Donnie Wahlberg will be the new kid on the block when he guest-stars on ‘In Plain Sight’s Season 3 premiere.

OK, technically he’ll be the new grown man on the block as he plays the relocated witness-of-the-week on the March 31 season opener.

Wahlberg represents the first of many guest stars in ‘In Plain Sight’s sights this season.

Four-time Emmy winner Allison Janney (’The West Wing’) will appear in multiple episodes as a U.S Marshal who butts heads with Mary, while Steven Weber (’Studio 60,’ ABC’s upcoming ‘Happy Town’) will play a charming FBI agent.

Also, Tess Harper (’No Country for Old Men’) will guest as a take-no-prisoners federal prosecutor, Josh Cooke (’Four Kings’) will play the very first witness Mary and Marshall handled, and Oscar/Emmy/Grammy winner Rita Moreno is heading for some wedding planning, as Raph’s (Cristian de la Fuente) Aunt Rita.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

More "day in the life of NKOTB" from AOL

Along with the video, AOL also has an article and several photos.

Update: Here is the article:

New Kids on the Block have been in the game for over 20 years, and though Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, Joey McIntyre and brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight took a long hiatus in the mid-'90s, the group's comeback in 2008 with its latest album, 'The Block,' proved that this boy band was still "hangin' tough."

The guys recently came to New York City to promote their tour documentary, 'Coming Home,' and their upcoming two-night stint at Radio City Music Hall in June. With hordes of dedicated New Kids fans -- many of whom are now well into their 30s -- still camping out days before an appearance, the guys never seem to get tired of the attention they get.

"It's an ongoing fun kind of thing," Jordan tells PopEater. "It's like we play cat and mouse or boy-girl in the playground like when you're little. You know, it doesn't get too old. I'll be honest -- we like their attention as much as they like our attention, so we feed off each other. It keeps it fun."

If you're going to get around New York City with New Kids on the Block, there's no other way to travel than by caravan. Packed into the back seat of a black truck, Donnie, Danny and Jonathan tried to get rid of their "morning show-itis" by cracking jokes, laughing about high school -- Donnie even gave us a bit of lesson in Mandarin, or at least what he remembered from the classroom -- and finally reminiscing about the NKOTB reunion tour. The guys explained that coming back after the long break was a mind-blowing experience and that they didn't expect the positive response they received from the fans. "My legs were like rubber," Danny says about NKOTB's first show in Toronto. "I wasn't prepared to be that nervous."

However, as the New Kids got to each stop on the international tour, it became easier and that energy felt like what they experienced as teenagers. "At our shows, [the fans] really let loose," Danny says. "It's pretty amazing seeing that. It's like a girls' night out."

New Kids on the Block didn't stop there, giving about 2,000 fans the chance to go on a cruise with the group for a few days in May 2009. With the endless cocktails, non-stop club music and access to the band, the fans were able to take their hair down and just party it up. "We're always trying to find new and exciting ways to get together," Joey says. "The idea is to keep it fresh for us. If we're excited about something, the fans will be excited about something. We were a little reticent about getting on a boat with 2,000 people, and it turned out being one of the best things we ever did."

As the guys hopped from interview to interview throughout the day, it's obvious that they still have the same energy as they did when they were teens, perhaps even more. Goofing around whenever they can, they even showed off their love for MTV's hit reality show, 'Jersey Shore,' at every chance they got -- fist pumping in the lobby of the Time and Life Building and even singing the chorus of LMFAO's 'Shots' through the streets of midtown Manhattan. So, what sparked this fascination with pumping one's fist?

"The thing about the fist pumping is it's so goofy," Jordan says. "It's like to let yourself go and do something that goofy is fun, and that's probably why it's so infectious. And ['Shots'] is very obnoxious and perfect for the fist pump."

Despite their funny, energetic and goofy ways, the men of New Kids also have a different side, especially when they talk about their families. For most of the group, fatherhood has not only made them look at getting back into the music business differently but also made them feel whole. "It changes your priorities, how you spend your time trying to figure out, 'OK, how am I going to do what I love to do?" and be there for your family," Joey says. "It's tough. It's a very human thing, to balance work and family. It gives you a lot more perspective in life, makes you a better person, a better artist."

Whether it's giving a show-stopping performance, staying at home with their kids or even just challenging anyone to a fist-pumping battle, New Kids on the Block have come full circle -- and they have no plans of stopping there. With 'Coming Home' on DVD now, the Radio City Music Hall and other gigs on the schedule, as well the second annual NKOTB cruise to the Bahamas, it looks like these Kids have really turned into very fine men who'll never stop pleasing their fans.

"They've been a big part of this reunion," Donnie says. "If the fans want it, we give it to them. We let them dictate."

Monday, February 15, 2010

Interview with Joey from artistdirectvideos

New interview with Joey from artistdirectvideos:

A Day in the Life (PopEater)

Here is a "day in the live of the New Kids on the Block" video from PopEater.

Video courtesy of BrazilianBLOCKHEAD

Another Radio City Music Hall show on June 17

They have added another Radio City Music Hall show on June 17. Here's the info from

THU 17-Jun
New York NY
Radio City Music Hall
AMEX PRE-SALE 10am Friday Feb 19 to 10pm Friday Feb 26
TICKETS ON-SALE 10am Saturday Feb 27

Friday, February 12, 2010

Donnie on Cherry Tree Radio - 2/12/10

Donnie was on Cherry Tree Radio today. Here is his interview!

Part 1

Part 2

Thanks ddubsloverlola for posting the videos!

More shows added for Hammond and Foxwoods

Sunday, June 6
Hammond IN
The Venue at Horseshoe Casino

Saturday, May 22nd
Mashantucket, CT
MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Second Hammond IN show added


By overwhelming demand!

The Venue @ Horseshoe Casino

NKOTB on E! News

Here is a clip of NKOTB on E! News :

Youtube video from tigzybear

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

NKOTB to be honored at New England Urban Music Awards April 24

Hip Hop Press reports that New Kids on the Block to be honored at New England Urban Music Awards April 24

Velvet Stylus to serve as Music Director/House Band for New England Urban Music Awards, New Kids on the Block Tribute

February 9, 2010, Boston, MA - Celebrated R&B/Hip-Hop band VELVET STYLUS has been selected as the Musical Director and House Band for the Fifth Annual New England Urban Music Awards! The in-demand awards show highlights the musical achievements of performing artists, producers, DJs, promoters, choreographers, and radio stations/personalities in Hip-Hop, R&B/Soul, Gospel, Jazz, Latin/Caribbean, Reggae, Spoken Word, Blues, and Dance.

This year, the New England Urban Music Awards will also pay homage to the musical contributions of New Kids on the Block. In addition to performing for the awards throughout the night, Velvet Stylus is designing a special collage of newly arranged selections spanning New Kids on the Block's entire recording career!

Velvet Stylus, the 2008 title-holder of Best R&B Group from the New England Urban Music Awards, is a two-time nominee this year in the R&B Group and R&B CD/Single categories for their acclaimed single, "Inside Your Mind". The New England Urban Music Awards are a "people's choice" award, determined by fans who vote online.

Velvet Stylus members Darcie-Nicole Wicknick, James Auburn Tootle, Jason Prokorym, Tony Porter, and Josh Witmer are Berklee College of Music Alumni who work extensively in a myriad of professional live performance, music education, and recording settings.

Velvet Stylus feels privileged to honor the legacy of New Kids on the Block, who remain an international and community legend, and who inspire so many. The All-Star Tribute will include special guests, to be announced.

Tickets are already available for the event, which takes place on Saturday April 24, 2010 at the historic Strand Theater in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

For more information

andPOP interview with Joey

andPOP did an interview with Joey:
Update: Video has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Interview with VH1's Best Week Ever

Here is a video from VH1's Best Week Ever:

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

Saturday, February 6, 2010

NKOTB on Access Hollywood

Youtube video courtesy of NKOTBRandyGirl1

Second Vegas Show Added

From nkotb twitter update:

2nd VEGAS show added by overwhelming demand - FRI 5/7/10. Tix on sale Sat 2/13 1p pst

Friday, February 5, 2010

US Magazine: "More NKOTB Hijinks"

Here's some videos of the New Kids on the Block talking with US Magazine!

Video courtesy jkOhSnap

Video courtesy Us Weekly "DVD 'Coming Home' Is 'A Love Letter To The Fans'

Click here for an article and video from

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

NKOTB answer fan's questions on

Check out this new interview with the New Kids on the Block from People magazine!

NKOTB on Fox News

Here is a video from Fox News:

Video courtesy of jkOhSnap

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fox News: Hangin’ Tough with the New Kids on the Block

Here is an article/interview from Fox News

Hangin’ Tough with the New Kids on the Block – at Fox!
by ashleydvorkin

Step By Step I’ll break it down (and promise to control my NKOTB song references), but the greatest hits do rush back when you sit-down with this group!

Jordan, Jonathan, Joey, Donnie and Danny all joined me in the studio just as the release of their new DVD “Coming Home” hits the shelves. The DVD documents their reunion and gives a behind the scenes look as the guys get back in the studio and hit the road with their fans. Donnie says folks will see they all do a share of playing the prankster and being the team leader, “anyone can be a practical joker, anyone can … run a situation, an interview, a rehearsal, a strategy session… we all sort of trade roles at different times.”

Meanwhile Jonathan adds they have the fans to thank for giving them momentum to keep this gig going, “I figured that we’d do the reunion and it would be this big build up and we go out and do our thing and then it would kind of die off. And it hasn’t, it hasn’t done that yet.”

It’s safe to say the actual “reuniting” days are done. They’re just back in business. And they’re looking ahead to much more in 2010 with show dates and even a second NKOTB cruise, which according to Donnie, is quite an amazing time “We’re basically five guys in the middle of the ocean with 2500 female fans, mostly female fans, and whether they’re with us or around us all 24 hours a day it doesn’t matter, they dive into the cruise atmosphere, they have a completely good time.”

As for reaching out to their fans, from the high seas or not, you can rest assured it’s them behind the texting. Joey says it’s actually pretty obvious, “It’s all us and we have a lot of fun with it, and the fans know that too and I think you can tell by the nature of our tweets.”

These days the group is putting their celebrity to good use, joining fellow artists for to help victims of the Haiti earthquake. Donnie says the goal is to get supplies on the ground asap, “We directly donated money to send a plane to Haiti full of medical supplies and doctors and we’ve asked the fans, a group of artists have gone out to their fans to ask them, to help raise money to send the plane back. It’s a direct way to get people on the ground and doing something immediately to help.”

And for a quick trip down memory lane, I had to bring up all that merchandise – the posters, the lunch boxes, the list goes on. So I asked if they have any New Kids gear… it seems their new kids do! Danny’s 10 year old daughter got hold of one prized possession, “She found these stuffed animal dolls that, they came out, but it never really was sold to the public. The few people got them, and then they got pulled off the shelves because they’re pretty hideous. She still plays with it though.”

Also, we’re here at Fox and it’s American Idol season, so I asked the guys if they’re eyeing Simon’s soon to be open seat. It sounds like Joey may be willing to throw his hat in the ring, “I love it, I find myself talking to the camera sometimes… Some of the artists that go on there are great and they say exactly what you would want to say and some of them aren’t as engaged but just to be involved and see these kids and sometimes maybe give them just that word of advice…”

For now find him along with his fellow supergroup members out to show they’ve still got the Right Stuff (I had to) for this gig with plenty of shows coming up and a take-home with the new “Coming Home” DVD.

MTV News: Jimmy Fallon Reveals His Secret NKOTB History

Here is an article/video from MTV News:

Jimmy Fallon Reveals His Secret New Kids On The Block History Posted 6 hrs ago by Jocelyn Vena in Music, Television

It turns out that not only does Jimmy Fallon have a killer Boston accent, he also has some singing chops (which should come in handy now that he's "Jimmie," the sixth member of the New Kids on the Block).

When he sat down to chill with the guys (and later me), he shared his memories about growing up in the heyday of NKOTB's fame. He admits that he has a few favorite New Kids songs, even if they were mostly only loved by the ladies. "'Right Stuff' is kind of an anthem. There was one point in my life where you just you really couldn't get away from the New Kids," he told MTV News with the guys by his side before breaking into song.

"More girls were into it than guys, but it was still one of those things where if you wanted to be with a girl you had to know New Kids songs," he recalled. "I know at one point if you went to mall there was like outside of every store there was a poster of you guys. It would just be everywhere. It was awesome."

Want to here more about Jimmy's NKOTB memories? Want to see him sing a little NKOTB? Check out the video and tell us what your favorite New Kids memory is.

MTV: NKOTB Call The Roots 'Gentlemen' After 'Jimmy Fallon' Gig

New Kids On The Block Call The Roots 'Gentlemen' After 'Jimmy Fallon' Gig 'They're on it,' Donnie Wahlberg says of the 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' house band.

When New Kids on the Block stopped by "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Monday night, they couldn't help but notice one thing about the show's house band: The Roots are perfect gentlemen.

"They're on it. It was pretty painless, pretty easy," Donnie Wahlberg told MTV News backstage at the show, where the guys were promoting their DVD, "Coming Home," which dropped Tuesday (February 2).

"They're all gentlemen too," Joey McIntyre added.

"This is the first time we've ever performed with the Roots, and we're very happy about performing with them," Jordan Knight said about their gig with the band. "We rehearsed earlier. They're quick, and they're gentlemen."

The New Kids performed a medley of their fan favorites on the show, including "Tonight," "Dirty Dancing," "You Got It (The Right Stuff)," "Please Don't Go Girl" and "Step by Step," with the Roots backing them up. "We're gonna do a medley of songs — some of the old stuff and throw a new song in there too," Danny Wood explained. "This is basically to let everyone know we have our DVD coming out."

In addition to the DVD, the guys also just announced a mini-tour this summer, but their priorities on Monday we're all about Fallon's show. "Honestly, it's very cool to be at 30 Rock and performing on the 'Late Show With Jimmy Fallon,' " McIntyre said.

They might have been biased because of their appearance on the show, but is Fallon NKOTB's favorite late-night host? "Absolutely, of course. All the Jimmys," McIntyre joked about Fallon and Kimmel. "I'm still mourning Conan, but that's OK. He'll be back."

Yahoo Music: Step By Step Live

Here is a new video on Yahoo Music of Step by Step Live:

Video NKOTB on Jimmy Fallon

Here is the video of NKOTB on Jimmy Fallon:

Youtube video courtesy of NkotbJoeyJordanFan

MTV News: Jimmy Fallon Becomes The Sixth New Kid On The Block

Here is a video from MTV News...

Jimmy Fallon Becomes The Sixth New Kid On The Block
Posted 12 hrs ago by Jocelyn Vena in Music, Television

MTV News had the honor and distinction this afternoon to head over to 30 Rock to interview the New Kids on the Block and Jimmy Fallon before tonight's show. The interviews were supposed to be separate. You know, we'd get some time with NKOTB and then we'd get some time with Jimmy before he sat down to host "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."

As we were interviewing NKOTB, however, we found out Jimmy would be coming in and that all six guys would be in the room at the same time. We rolled with it. That's what we do! When Jimmy sat down, he began a very fun little interview with the New Kids.
During their chat, Jimmy decided to join the band. He's Jimmie now. And we have to say, Fallon is still really good at that Boston accent he made famous on "Saturday Night Live." He got some great details about the guys' appearance on his show tonight. Apparently, Fallon's people "demanded" the guys play a medley of their hits with Jimmy's house band, the Roots.

What will they be playing? Want to get some insider details about their appearance on the show? Check out the video.

Video courtesy of jkOhSnap

OK Magazine: The New Kids Visit the OK! Block

Here is an interview with the group from OK Magazine The New Kids Visit the OK! Block February 1st, 2010 2:43 pm / Author: Mary Beth Quirk

It’s not every day that the heartthrobs of the past and present come together, but here at OK!’s NYC offices, we were lucky enough to be visited by some of the most sigh-inducing, pulse-quickening celebs America has ever seen — both from 20 years ago and today — the New Kids on the Block.

NKOTB — otherwise known as Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight and Danny Wood — made the time last week to sit down with the whole OK! family and chat about their new concert CD, Coming Home, their return to NYC in June at Radio City Music Hall, the Jersey Shore and more. And of course, being the gentlemen that they are, they gracefully posed for tons of pics with all their OK! staff fans!

Have any celebrity fans turn up the live shows?
Jordan: Oh yes. Carrie Underwood’s a big fan our ours. Kelly Clarkson. All the American Idols.

Who’s your favorite person on Jersey Shore?
Donnie and Jordan: DJ Pauly!

What are some of the things you’ve got going right now through Twitter and Facebook?
Donnie: Connecting with our fans first and foremost. We gather information from them and when they want something they tell us and we can respond to their needs and wants immediately. Haiti is a perfect example. We can promote causes like right now and we can also promote a record, a project, something that were interested in.

Joey: They know about stuff before we do.

What are some of the craziest fan moments you’ve had over the years?
Jordan: It might have been in Korea. We were checking in at an airport and some fans caught wind of where we were going to be and a whole bunch of fans turned up while we were checking in at the ticket counter. It got so crazy that we had to jump over the counter and get onto the conveyor belt that takes your luggage down and underneath. We ended up underneath with all this luggage stacked up. Nearly got a stamp on our heads.

How was touring with Lady Gaga?
Donnie: She just had a spirit. It’s fun to watch Lady Gaga and RedOne, who produced a lot of her stuff and we also work with. It’s fun to see someone start before anyone really knows who they are. She was always creative and always ticking. She was very down to earth. She co-wrote a couple of songs on our album and she did a duet on On The Block as well. She was just a great girl and now she's a great girl who’s famous.

Jon: I’ll never forget the first day I met her. I didn’t even know who she was and the president of our record company brought her over to a rehearsal. She walked in the room and I thought, “Who is that?” I just assumed she was famous already. She just had that aura about her. I think that she's always had it in her.

Was anything off-limits on the live DVD anything that didn’t make the edit?
Donnie: There’s a segment on the DVD that’s about the cruise. It shows Danny and I, going from cabin to cabin visiting the fans, and there was a girl on there who was in the shower when we came inside the room! It was really funny. I made a note to get a snippet of it in and we didn’t do it. I kinda kicked myself when I watched it last night. Her girlfriend let us in the cabin and was like, “Oh my god, my friend loves you guys. “The friend let us in the bathroom and the girl peeked round the curtain and was like, “Oh my God!” But we ended up chatting for about 10 minutes. Ill get the clip and leak it on I want it to be seen!

Who’s single right now?
Donnie: Well, there are two married guys in the group and three unmarried guys in the group.

Any more new material in the works?
Jordan: Not in the works, but the door is wide open.

Donnie: We’ve got a few things going on, so when the smoke clears a little bit, it’ll be fun to see what happens.

Interview by Eloise Parker

OK Magazine: Joey McIntyre’s Culture Vulture Outtakes

Here is a new interview with Joey from OK Magazine

Joey McIntyre’s Culture Vulture Outtakes
February 1st, 2010 10:56 am / Author: Valerie Nome

Joey McIntyre stops by the OK! office on Friday, along with his fellow New Kids On The Block Jon Knight, Jordan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood.

It’s perfect timing, considering his Culture Vulture is in the OK! on newsstands now. Psst … this is what you won’t find in the magazine.

The pop icon, 37, who wed Barrett in 2003, is dad to sons Griffin, 2, and Rhys, one month.

Favorite thing to collect?
Money. No, I’m kidding. I know you’re going to put that down. It’s too late. I let it out now. [laughs] I can’t throw things away. I’m not a pack rat, but I like papers and receipts. Meaningful receipts, like my wife and I’s first date, or a cool dinner with friends. I have receipts from dinners from 10-15 years ago that I can’t let go of. There’s nothing better than going out to eat, and you look at the date, you have the date there, it’s all printed out, you remember what you ate, you remember where you were. It’s fun.

Favorite family activity?
Disneyland is pretty cool. Just the fact that you’re going to Disneyland is fun. Just saying you’re going is a good time.

Favorite celebrity?
He’s radical and he’s tough, but I like Alec Baldwin. He speaks his mind, and I’m sure he’s definitely a lefty. He’s very liberal – not that I’m not liberal – I’m definitely a Democrat. But other than that, he speaks his mind, he’s funny, and he’s a great actor. I admire his honesty.

Favorite album?
My favorite album would be U2’s All That You Can’t Leave Behind. That was an amazing album, and for them to be still doing what they do – that was almost ten years ago, that album – but it’s still so fresh. That was a great album.

Favorite movie?
Definitely in my top three is a movie called Midnight Run with Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. It’s a road movie. It’s hilarious and funny, and it’s got a little bit of everything and a lot of one-liners. That I like.

Here’s a pic of Joey and I:

  Pick up the OK! on newsstands now for Joey’s Culture Vulture. The cover line is Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt/“Yes! They’re Together Again.” Also, check out Joey’s latest solo album, Here We Go Again, which is out now, and New Kids On The Block’s DVD Coming Home, which is in stores Tuesday.

Monday, February 1, 2010

New concert dates

New concert dates just announced at

May 8: Las Vegas,
The Pearl Concert Theater
On Sale 2/16 @ 12PM

May 21: Mashanutucket, CT
MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods
On Sale 2/12 @ 9AM

May 28: Atlantic City, NJ
Borgata Hotel Casino
On Sale 2/13 @10AM

June 4: Hammond, IN,
Venue at Horseshoe Casino
On Sale 2/12 @12PM

June 10 & 11: Orilla, ON
Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
On Sale TBA