Friday, October 11, 2019

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy in People Magazine

Donnie and Jenny are featured in the new issue of People Magazine on stands today.  They gave People a tour of their home in St. Charles, IL.

Check out the article here.

NKOTB 2020 cruise announced!

The New Kids on the Block have announced their cruise for 2020.  It'll take place April 23 - 27, 2020 leaving out of Miami and visiting Half Moon Cay!  Here is some info from their official cruise website

We can’t wait to create new memories with all of your when we set sail on Cruise 2020. We plan to blow everything that came before out of the water and leave it all on the ship! The annual can’t-miss BH family event is something we look forward to all the time. Cruise X definitely went down in the history books but we’re sure to find ways to top it together when we hit the water on Cruise 2020.

We’ll be sailing on the Carnival Conquest from Miami spending a bunch of days at sea together and hanging out on our favorite private island, Half Moon Cay.

Presales and Onsales
We can't wait to return to sea with you. Mark your calendars for the following dates and times and GET ON THE BOAT!

10/16/19 - 10:00 AM ET - 10 Timers presale

10/16/19 - 12:00 PM ET - Block Nation presale

10/17/19 - 12:00 PM ET - Past guest presale

10/28/19 - 12:00 PM ET - General onsale

10 Times and  Past guests will receive their presale codes from Rose Tours. Block Nation members will receive their code from Block Nation

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Donnie Wahlberg's interview with No Filter with Zack Peter

Donnie was interviewed on the No Filter with Zack Peter podcast. He talks about the Mixtape Tour, what he thinks about the possibility of NSync going on tour without Justin Timberlake, how he dealt with ups and downs of fame and transitioning to acting after NKOTB, what his plans for the future are now, what his favorite New Kids on the Block tour has been, and will he ever write a book. He also answers Zack's icebreaker questions about his favorite drink, the Kardashians and more.

Click here to listen!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Watch NKOTB on 3rd hour of TODAY

In case you missed NKOTB's appearance on Today this morning, here is the video clip!

The New Kids on the Block have been hanging tough for more than 30 years. Now in the midst of their sold-out North American “Mixtape Tour,” Dylan Dreyer catches up with Danny Wood, Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, Jordan Knight and Jonathan Knight for the 3rd hour of TODAY.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Donnie and Jenny's interview with Jon Taffer Part 2

Part 2 of Jon Taffer's interview with Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy has been released. Donnie talks about why he was a little hesitant to start a relationship with Jenny, and how therapy helped him, why do they don't have "make up sex", how they help each other when one of them is feeling down, and more.

Click here to listen!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Reviews of NKOTB's Mixtape Tour and more

Here are some more articles and reviews about New Kids on the Block and the Mixtape Tour:

New Kids play generous hosts in TD Garden show - The Boston Globe

Joey McIntyre breaks down about dad during NKOTB's Boston concert - Boston Herald

Tiffany Reflects On Her ‘Overwhelming’ Time As A Teen Star, Talks Debbie Gibson And Mixtape Tour With NKOTB - ET Canada

New Kids On The Block’s MixTape Tour Brings New Twist To Old School Hits - Nerds and Beyond

NKOTB’s Jonathan Knight and Pop Star Tiffany Talk Dating, Coming Out and 31-Year Friendship - ET

Prediction: Salt-N-Pepa will upstage NKOTB's ‘Magic Mike’ shtick tonight at Xcel - City Pages

'They couldn't breathe': The first time New Kids on the Block conquered Milwaukee
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

New Kids on the Block keep Xcel Energy crowd on their feet with infectious, campy energy - Press

30 years on, New Kids on the Block have the right stuff in St. Paul concert - Minneapolis Star Tribune

'New Kids' back on the block after nearly 30 years - WISN Milwaukee (video clip)

New Kids on the Block make nostalgia feel fresh again at Milwaukee stop of 'The Mixtape Tour' - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

6 best moments from New Kids on the Block's throwback visit to Fiserv Forum - On Milwaukee

New Kids on the Block in Detroit, in photos - The Oakland Press

New Kids and friends spin a magical Mixtape night at Little Caesars - The Oakland Press

WATCH: Detroit Lions' cheerleaders perform at New Kids on the Block concert at LCA
Detroit Sports Nation

NKOTB, Salt-N-Pepa, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany play a non-stop 80s and 90s mixtape in Detroit - MLive

Smiles at New Kids on the Block in KeyBank Center - Buffalo News

Knight hangin' tough with NKOTB - Boston Herald

NKOTB woo fans with crowd-pleasing performance on Mixtape Tour - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Some moms are sharing their nostalgia for New Kids on the Block with their children - Greensboro News and Record

PHOTOS: New Kids On The Block still have the right stuff - WPVI-TV

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Jonathan Knight's interview with Columbus Underground

Columbus Underground interviewed Jonathan recently to talk about the tour and more. 
Here is a copy of the article:
“This tour has been an absolute blast. It’s been one of the most fun ones that we’ve done,” New Kids on the Block founding member Jonathan Knight-Rodriguez tells me over the phone during a day off in between shows in Des Moines and St. Paul.
The Mixtape Tour, which kicked off on May 2 in Cincinnati, will stop in 53 North American cities before it concludes on July 14 at Hollywood, Florida’s Hard Rock Events Center. Joining them on the road is a rather robust line-up of their contemporaries: Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, Naughty by Nature, and Salt-N-Pepa.
For those of us Gen X-ers who were raised on pop radio waves, it’s a ticket that’s hard to resist.
“Yeah, it’s definitely a lot of people’s childhoods wrapped up in one tour,” Knight-Rodriguez affirms. “You know, we’ve known Debbie Gibson forever. And just touring with Tiffany before was so much fun for us. We had her come out when we did a show at Coney Island, and we asked her to do one song with us, not even thinking about the future. She just did so well, and we were, like, ‘This is a no-brainer. We need to get out and tour with Tiffany again.’ And it just went from there.
It was a lot of phone calls and a lot of discussions back and forth about who we thought would fit on this bill. And, of course, Salt-N-Pepa, and Naughty by Nature, and Debbie — it just all came together and it was perfect.”
The Mixtape Tour also culminates the recent 30th anniversary celebration of Hangin’ Tough, the 1988 breakthrough album that sent the then-fledgling careers of Knight-Rodriguez and younger brother Jordan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, and Danny Wood, skyward. Their prevalence shifted music culture and conversation, especially in North America. In March, they reissued their juggernaut, which included a new single, “80s Baby,” along with two additional new tracks: “Boys in the Band (Boy Band Anthem),” and “The Way.”
Their broad appeal is helping the New Kids fill up many of the same venues that they sold out in their teens and 20s — the good fortune of which is not lost on Knight-Rodriguez and his band mates.
“We’ve had such a great career, and to still be here 30 years later and playing arenas is something really special.”
The Mixtape Tour lands in Columbus on Saturday night at the Schottenstein Center. Knight-Rodriguez and I spent some time discussing the band’s lengthy career and what has kept them moving onward and upward in a changing musical landscape.
Hangin’ Tough changed absolutely everything for the five of you. What do you remember most about making that record? And what about once it gained momentum and began to ignite?
“Just the whole process of making an album back then, compared to now, was so different. You know, we all had to be present in the same room when we were recording. Now, somebody could be on the east coast, west coast – somebody could be in a hotel room on vacation and sing some lines and get them sent over to whoever’s producing it, and you can put it all together. That’s a big difference.
It’s hard to believe that it was thirty years ago. We were just little kids. So, you know, being young and recording the album, having a record label, being in stores and on billboards and all that stuff – it was just an amazing experience.”
I was in high school when the tour that followed Step by Step stopped in Winnipeg, and I remember so many of my classmates who went to the show were just reduced to rubble the next day because of the experience. It was the first time I’d seen people react to a band with such vivid emotion, and I can’t imagine how it must have felt to be on the receiving end of that. How did you protect yourselves from that level of mania and stay grounded? 
“[laughs] You know, that’s funny because we actually talk about that all the time — how did we not end up addicted to drugs, or in trouble, or in jail, or stuff like that. It was just so much craziness around us. But, I think we were just brought up by really strict parents. And, we had each other, we had to answer to each other. If someone was getting out of line, they’d get pulled aside and told, ‘Listen, you can’t do that. You’re gonna screw everything up for everybody!’ The madness back then was crazy — we were touring 364 days out of the year.
And, even when we came home off tour and tried to take a break, it was just…there really was no break for us. Everywhere we went — airports, restaurants — people would recognize you. So, that was a hard thing to deal with. You know, but, we all made it through and came out unscathed.”
I imagine touring now must be a much more…maybe ‘pleasant’ isn’t the right word, but certainly the immense pressure that used to come with touring while you’re trying to fulfill an obligation to ‘make it’ is probably off your shoulders at this point. 
“Yeah, exactly. There’s not 300 people hanging out in front of our hotel, and we can’t leave. You know, the fans have grown up, as well. Even us walking through the audience in a 15,000-seat arena — everybody’s not rushing out to grab us or rip out hair out. So, yeah, it’s definitely a lot more enjoyable this time around.”
You and Jordan grew up in a musical household. How did that contribute to your coming-of-age as musicians and performers?
“My dad’s a minister, so we always sang in the church choir. And, actually, the four New Kids besides Joe all went to a performing arts elementary school — so, we had school chorus and all of that. It was just…music was just always around. If it wasn’t my big sisters blasting Elton John, Journey, or, you know, all those great acts…it was just constantly around us, and just something we really enjoyed.”
And do you have any go-tos in your own music collection that you return to when you need fulfillment outside of what you create with the band?
“Ooh, that’s a tough one. I listen to every kind of music. You know, thank goodness for satellite radio. One day I’ll have on some heavy metal, the next day it’ll be some dance/electronica, and then 90s pop. All kinds. As long as there’s noise in the background, it’s good [laughs].”
What would you say is most misunderstood about New Kids on the Block and your lived experience as a collective?
“Goodness. You got me. You know, I think a lot of people think…I don’t know. You’ve got me stumped on that one…”
Well, let me ask this instead: what do you hope people say or remember most about your work as a band?
“I mean, good memories and happiness. I know in meet-and-greets now, we hear stories from fans about when they were younger and they were going through troubles that we were a joy to them. They were able to put on our music and get through hard times. I think that’s the biggest thing I’m proud of. Music brings joy, and we were able to bring joy to people’s hearts.”
Now that you each have an extra 30 years of life experience accumulated since Hangin’ Tough, I’m curious what your backstage and tour bus conversations are like now compared to when you were on the road in 1989? I’m guessing they’re a bit different.  
“[laughs] Yeah, conversations in our dressing room are a lot different. I would say the biggest thing we talk about now is politics and world things. You know, when you’re 20 — there are so many things you just don’t think about or care about. Now, it’s really cool to have conversations about stuff like that — grown-up stuff like parenting, sports talk, political stuff…”
You mentioned how much the music industry has changed over the years. What’s something you’ve seen progress or happen within it that you never thought you’d see when you were younger?
“There are so many record companies going out of business, and that you can make a record and not be signed to a major label and still get exposure. Social media has given so many young artists a platform to just do their own thing and not really have a company behind them. Radio stations and stuff that are all closing down. Everything’s streaming now. Everything’s changed — even in the last 10 years that we’ve been back. So many things are done differently than how they were done back in the day.”
You give a lot of praise to your fans for their dedication to your music. I’m sure you’re also seeing newer generations of listeners who are now just discovering who you are for the first time.
“We’re seeing a lot of our fans bring their daughters, and they’re as young as, you know, 10. So, that’s been pretty cool. It’s funny to me, too, because here we are — 50-year-old guys — and we have teenagers coming to our show and they know all the words to our songs and they sing along with their moms. I know if I were 12 and I went to a 50-year-old’s concert, I’d probably look at my mother, like, ‘Who are these old dudes?!’ [laughs] It’s pretty cool.”

Donnie Wahlberg on Jon Taffer Podcast

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarty were on Jon Taffer's "No Excuses" podcast to talk about their relationship, dealing with Donnie being away on tour, raising their kids, challenges with trust and dealing with past traumas, and more.

Click here to listen!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

80s Baby Official Music Video

New Kids On The Block released a new music video for "80s Baby" with some behind the scenes footage from their Mixtape Tour. Check it out below:

Monday, May 27, 2019

PopStruck's interview with NKOTB

PopStruck did an interview with the New Kids on the Block and they had to each answer questions about each other such as: Who is most likely to Google themselves? Who is the most easily scared? Who is always late? Who is the messiest? Who is the best cook? Who dresses the best? Who would sing Britney Spears songs in the shower? Which other member would they like to be re-born as?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

New Kids on the Block pay tribute to Selena

New Kids on the Block performed a tribute to Selena Quintanilla by playing her hit song "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" at their show at Corpus Christi's American Bank Center. Here is a news clip from 3News about the moment:

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Reviews from NKOTB's Mixtape tour

Below are some links to reviews of New Kids on the Block's Mixtape Tour....

New Kids on the Block bring the ’80s back to life with Mixtape tour stop at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (Cleveland)

Tim Finn Review: Mix Tape Tour Featuring New Kids on the Block (Kansas City)

New Kids on the Block bring the right stuff for mixtape-style show at Enterprise Center (St. Louis)

New Kids On The Block brought an '80s mixtape to life in Nashville

NKOTB brought New Orleans back to the 80’s with their Mixtape Tour

Donnie Wahlberg invites fan to Blue Bloods set

The Boston Herald posted an article about Donnie taking the time to show a fan who is interested in being in show business to a taping of Blue Bloods....
Dorchester native Donnie Walhberg is a reminder there are really good men in this world willing to put aside their super busy, hectic lives to uplift others.

And help them achieve their dreams.

My teenage daughter Brittany and I experienced this firsthand on Friday in Brooklyn, N.Y., where Wahlberg welcomed us to the TV set of “Blue Bloods,” his hugely successful CBS series now in its ninth season. Debuting in September 2010, the popular family cop drama, starring Wahlberg playing the beloved lead Detective Danny Reagan alongside Tom Selleck and Bridget Moynahan, is a Friday night staple for millions of devoted viewers nationwide.

Brittany and I visited the set Friday afternoon and spent several hours with Donnie and the super nice cast and crew and watched a live taping of its latest episode. Wahlberg, whose multitalented wife, Jenny McCarthy, has been a guest on my Herald Radio show, got wind my daughter is an aspiring actress and invited us to the “Blue Bloods” set to experience a live taping so she can learn about TV production, meet the talented cast and crew, and pick up a few acting tips along the way.

And who could be better than Donnie — a terrific actor, businessman, musician of New Kids on the Block fame and TV director who’s starred in multiple hit Hollywood films over the decades in addition to the smash success “Blue Bloods.”

In between takes, Donnie came off-set and gave Brittany acting lessons and tips on how to memorize lines, bringing emotion to a scene and much more. We were blown away by his generosity and kindness and couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity.

As Brittany and I rode in an Uber to dinner in Little Italy later that evening, we discussed the importance of sharing one’s success with others and that no matter what career she ultimately pursues to always remember to spread sunshine toward others and pay it forward.

A lesson best taught by Boston native Donnie Wahlberg; a great day we’ll never forget.

Adriana and her daughter Brittany on the Brooklyn set of Blue Bloods with Boston native Donnie Wahlberg.

Jordan Knight reminiscing about I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)

ET Online posted this article in which they talked to Jordan the song "I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)".  He shares his memories of singing it at his wedding, how Maurice Starr first introduced the song to them, memories from filming the music video and more.

NKOTB's Jordan Knight on 'I'll Be Loving You (Forever)' Turning 30 & Singing the #1 at His Wedding

In 30 years, Jordan Knight has performed the ballad "I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)" to thousands of fans in hundreds of cities around the globe. But it was the sweet and spontaneous time that he serenaded the woman he’ll actually be loving forever, at their wedding, which brought the New Kids on the Block singer to tears.

"It was kind of impromptu," he recalls of singing the hit at his 2004 nuptials to Evelyn Melendez. "There was a piano on wheels and a friend of mine pushed it in and was like, 'And, now Jordan’s going to sing, 'I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)!' He put me on the spot, so I sang it."

"She loved it," he adds. "When I was singing, I was really feeling it and meaning it, so I think she knew that. We both cried and it was definitely a beautiful moment."

While many artists tire of singing their biggest hits, to the contrary, Knight says three decades later he still feels blessed every time he gets to perform the song.

"To be able to sing a song like that and know that everybody knows it and it went to number one is special," he tells ET. "Since I was young, I sang in the church choir and singing was just always a love of mine, so to have a song like that and be able to carry that into my teenage and adult life … it’s like everything else is icing on the cake. I look back and I’m like, 'That’s all I need -- just to be able sing that one song.'"

"I honestly feel the same way performing it now as I did then," he continues. "It doesn’t get old to me because the melody is so pretty that it’s nice to sing every night. I never have to go on autopilot. I can always feel it when I sing it. I think of my wife, of the people in the crowd, my mom and my kids -- it just never gets old."

The hit was written by music producer Maurice Starr, who formed New Kids on the Block in the '80s, on the back of his success with fellow Boston group New Edition. While the quintet’s first self-titled record didn’t garner attention, the group got to work on Hangin’ Tough in 1988, with Starr presenting the ballad to Knight during a session at the producer’s ramshackle Roxbury studio.

"Every now and then Maurice would pop up out of the blue with a song," recalls bandmate and selfie king Donnie Wahlberg. "He would say, 'We’re going to meet Friday night and record song A,' then he would show up randomly and go, 'No, we’re doing song B. I got a new song.' 'I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)' was one of those songs -- he just came out of nowhere with it, saying, 'I got a hit record, we’ve got to move onto it right away.' Whenever those strokes of genius happened, we went along with it. It sounded like one of those epic ballads that becomes number one on the charts."

Starr had penned the track with Motown legend Smokey Robinson in mind, but with New Kids on the Block his priority at the time, he decided Knight, 48, would be the perfect vocalist for the song.

"Maurice gave me the demo and I played it on a little cassette tape in front of my family," Knight remembers. "That was before I recorded it and they were all like, 'Oh my god, you have to sing that song. It’s so awesome!' They were all into it. Then when I actually sang it, my mother loved it, my family loved it, my girlfriend at the time loved it."

"It was a song you could get lost in," he adds. "I spent a couple of days recording it and I just remember being so excited about piecing it all together, hearing the outcome and being part of the creative process -- saying, 'Oh, let’s try this because it could sound better.' Being part of something that was so awesome and beautiful was really cool."

The band filmed a music video for the track in spring in New York City, where they were followed walking across the Williamsburg Bridge, then meeting some girls, playing pool and eating pizza. Showing their growing fan base what a date with the guys might look like, the video made young women around the world swoon over them even more.

"I shot it on the ground, then I jumped onto a helicopter and shot them from up there," the video’s director, Doug Nichol, says. "It was really fun. We didn’t have a lot of money, so it was just me with a 16mm camera and a small crew and we just did it. We filmed them singing to a bunch of girls in a gym, then playing pool over in Brooklyn."

"That was always the vibe of their videos -- the guys are hanging around, then they meet up with some girls and have a sweet, innocent time," he adds. "If you watch all of the videos, that’s what happens!"

Of course, fun with girls was only reflective of what the group, who were between 16 and 20 in age, were experiencing in real life at the time. In fact, Nichol recalls one of the young pinups losing their virginity the day of the shoot.

"We shot them walking over the Williamsburg Bridge and as we got to the end, everybody was waiting and we were surrounded by a bunch of girls," Nichol recalls. "I remember the next day one of the guys telling me, 'Hey Doug, thanks so much,' because I guess he slept with a girl for the first time!"

Just as one of the group members scored a home run in their love life, the song went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1989. It also hit the top 10 in countries including Australia, Ireland and the U.K.

In the decades since, it has also become a wedding playlist must for "Blockheads," who have tearfully enjoyed the track for their first dance.

Now, with his brother and bandmate, Jonathan Knight, planning to tie the knot with fiancรฉ, Harley Rodriguez, would Knight consider being wedding singer with the iconic track again?

"Maybe!" he says with a laugh. "You never know. It’s definitely a wedding song!"

In the meantime, the father of two is enjoying some downtime chilling at home in Massachusetts, helping run his Italian restaurant, Novara, and doing "old man stuff" like golfing and bowling before kicking off the Mixtape Tour with his brother, Wahlberg, Danny Wood and Joey McInytre on May 2 in Cincinnati.

The lineup also features Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, Naughty by Nature and Salt-N-Pepa, who all feature on "80s Baby," one of three new tracks (along with "The Way" and boy band anthem "Boys in the Band") on the group’s recently released Hangin’ Tough (30th Anniversary Edition). Knight says the guys are currently working out how the acts will come together on stage.

"We’re going to make sure that we collaborate with the other artists and just do fun things," he says. "The crowd is paying good money, so we want to dazzle them!"

Movie About NKOTB 'FanGirls' Shopped at Major Studios

TooFab posted this article about a possible movie with a NKOTB theme

The New Kids On The Block are back on tour -- cue the big hair, scrunchies, neon windbreakers and just about everything '80s nostalgia! 
It's a great time be a middle aged Blockhead. And now there's a screenplay garnering industry buzz that celebrates what it means to stan something for decades (before the term "stan" even existed). 
TooFab has learned a movie about late-thirties NKOTB fangirls -- appropriately titled "FanGirls" -- is being shopped at major studios and is garnering a lot of interest in Hollywood. 
It's being billed as an R-Rated female comedy about four lifelong friends who loved New Kids On The Block when they were kids. The four ladies head to Vegas to relive their youth as one of them approaches the big 4-O to revel in a NKOTB reunion concert. Mayhem ensues. 
It is being shopped around as "Hangover" meets "Bad Moms" but with more heart. We're told "FanGirls" is a coming of age story for females in their late-thirties and examines the ups and downs of longterm friendships. 
The screenplay, by Lara Khajetoorians Larkin, made it on The Hit List 2016 (an industry list of the top specs of the year). 
The tagline on the IMDB page advises: "FanGirls don't blow the band."

Monday, May 13, 2019

Wahlburgers: The Final Season Premieres May 15th on A&E

Donnie's reality show Wahlburgers will will be airing its final season starting May 15th on A&E!  Here is the promotional video:

Friday, May 10, 2019

Joey McIntyre featured in Harvey Girls Forever

Joey is the voice of the blonde in the fictional boyband "Crush 4U" in the Netflix animated show "Harvey Girls Forever". The other voices are done by Nick Lachey (98 Degrees), Joey Fatone (NSync) and Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men).

Here is a short clip from the show:

Monday, May 6, 2019

Entertainment Tonight's interview with New Kids on the Block

Entertainment Tonight was backstage at NKOTB's opening night of the Mixtape Tour in Cincinnati. They show some behind the scenes footage and do a brief interview. Check out the video below:

Monday, April 8, 2019

Donnie Wahlberg on Reality Life podcast

Donnie was recently interviewed on the Reality Life with Kate Casey podcast. They talk about Very Scary People, other pop culture topics like reality TV shows and more.

Click here to listen!  (His interview starts around 8.5 minutes in.)

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Watch Joey McIntyre's interview with Talk Stoop

Joey was was interviewed by Talk Stoop with Nessa. He is asked which member of NKOTB takes the longest to get ready, who is the most outgoing, who most likely to talk baby talk to their significant other. They also talk about Waitress, and getting married just a year after meeting Barrett.

NKOTB on Facebook Live with GMA

The New Kids on the Block did a Facebook Live with Ginger Zee of Good Morning America before they appeared on the show a few weeks ago. They talk about Joey's appearance on Drop the Mic, pacing themselves while on tour, which members are not riding together on the tour bus for the Mixtape Tour, and more.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Listen to Danny Wood's interview with Froggy 100.3

Froggy 100.3's Ben Ryan interviewed Danny Wood and Jessie Chris about their collaboration on their song, "Bodyguard"! They talk about how "Bodyguard" came out and more. Check out the audio below:

Listen to Donnie Wahlberg on WGN Radio

Donnie was briefly interviewed by WGN Radio. He talks about opening another Wahlburgers restaurant in St Charles and the New Kids on the Block being back in the charts.

Click here to listen! (Donnie's part starts around 27 minutes in)

Monday, March 25, 2019

Entertainment Tonight goes behind the scenes for "Boys in the Band"

Entertainment Tonight was on the set during the making of the video and also interviewed them. Lance Bass asks them a question and they are asked why Hanson and Jonas Brothers were not mentioned in the song.

Click here to watch!

Behinds the scenes of NKOTB's 'Boys In the Band'

The New Kids on the Block released a behind the scenes video of the making of their music video for “Boys In The Band!" Watch the video clip below:

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Donnie Wahlberg talks about "Very Scary People" with CNN

Donnie was interviewed on CNN's New Day to talk about "Very Scary People". He talks about John Wayne Gacy and why he believes it's important to get into the mind of criminals.

Donnie Wahlberg on HLN

Here is a short clip of Donnie being interviewed by HLN's Mike Galanos (The host of "True Crime Live"):

Watch Donnie Wahlberg's interview with Robin Meade

Here are some clips from Donnie's appearance on "Morning Express with Robin Meade" including some scary themed karaoke.

Watch Donnie Wahlberg's interview with Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper talked with Donnie Wahlberg about his new HLN series "Very Scary People", the upcoming New Kids On The Block tour, Lady Gaga opening for them on their 2008 tour, how he met his wife Jenny McCarthy and more.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Watch Joey McIntyre's interview with Elvis Duran Show

Joey McIntyre was interviewed by the Elvis Duran Show to discuss being in Waitress on Broadway, performing the same show night after night, making mistakes on stage, and he calls a fan who racked up a large phone bill by calling the New Kids 1-900 number.

Listen to Danny Wood's interview with Billboard Chart Beat Podcast

Danny Wood and Jessie Chris were interviewed on Billboard Chart Beat Podcast with co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson. Danny and Jessie talk about how they got together to record the song "Bodyguard", surprising her cousin with the opportunity to meet Danny, Danny's feelings about reuniting with the New Kids on the Block, their collaboration with Backstreet Boys for the NKOTBSB tour, how it felt to have their first number 1 on Billboard, and more.

Click here to listen!

Watch Donnie Wahlberg on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Donnie was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. They talk about if his mom watches his shows, Wahlburgers, Tom Selleck's mustache, his driver getting a ticket on New Year's Eve, Very Scary People, the upcoming NKOTB tour and more! Watch the video clip below:

Monday, March 11, 2019

Joey McIntyre vs. Joey Fatone on Drop The Mic

Joey McIntyre went up against Joey Fatone in TNT's Drop The Mic. Check out the video clip below:

Watch NKOTB on On Air With Ryan Seacrest

New Kids on the Block were on On Air With Ryan Seacrest to promote "Hangin Tough" reissue. They talk about first getting together as a group, making the music video for "Boys in the Band" and how the song came to be, and more.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Joey McIntyre interviewed on Live at 5

Joey was recently interviewed on’s show Live at 5. He talks about his role in Waitress, some of his other roles in broadway shows, what would he think about doing a broadway show based on the New Kids in the Block and more. Joe’s part starts approximately 7 minutes in.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Donnie Wahlberg/NKOTB interview with ExtraTV

Donnie talks about meeting Luke Perry and his connection to the Step By Step music video in this clip from ExtraTV:

Watch NKOTB on Strahan and Sara

Strahan and Sara welcomed New Kids on the Block on their show yesterday. They talk about going on tour, sharing tour buses and more. They also do a live performance of Step By Step.

Watch NKOTB on GMA (3/8/19)

The New Kids on the Block were interviewed on Good Morning America yesterday. They also performed "Boys in the Band" and a medley of their hits. You can watch clips from the show below:

Watch NKOTB on BUILD Series

New Kids on the Block were interviewed on BUILD Series. They talk about when they first met each other, Joey in Waitress, their upcoming tour, K-Pop like KTS, their own favorite boy band, their first concert they went as kids, and more.

Watch NKOTB on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

New Kids on the Block were on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan yesterday to promote their reissue of Hangin Tough. Check out their interview and performance below:

Video courtesy of EmVianWho Calligraffie

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Listen to Donnie Wahlberg's interview on the Jenny McCarthy Show (3/1/19)

Donnie Wahlberg was on the Jenny McCarthy Show to talk about NKOTB’s new song “Boys In The Band,” and making the music video. Listen to the interview below:

Behind the Scenes of NKOTB's 'Boys in the Band' Music Video

Entertainment Tonight went behind the scenes of New Kids on the Block NKOTB's "Boys in the Band" Music Video. NSYNC's Lance Bass, Bell Biv DeVoe, Naughty by Nature and Debbie Gibson all make cameos in the 'history of boy bands'-themed video. "Boys in the Band" is featured on the 30th anniversary re-issue of their album, "Hangin' Tough," which will be released on March 8.

Click here to watch version 1!

Click here to watch version 2!

Friday, March 1, 2019

Watch the Boys In The Band (Boy Band Anthem) music video

Here is the music video for "Boys In The Band (Boy Band Anthem)" by New Kids on the Block. The song is from the "Hangin’ Tough (30th Anniversary Edition)" that is being released on March 8!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Listen to Boys In The Band (Boy Band Anthem) by NKOTB

The New Kids on the Block just released their latest song "Boys In The Band (Boy Band Anthem)".  It's now on iTunes and you can listen to it by playing the video below!

Watch Jonathan Knight's interview with A.V. Club

Jonathan Knight along with David Bromstad, Alison Victoria (hosts of other house-flipping shows on HGTV) were interviewed by AV/TV club about the challenges of flipping houses on a tight timeframe, growing up helping his dad, how he started flipping houses and more. Watch the video below!

Friday, February 22, 2019

NKOTB on GMA on March 9

New Kids on the Block will be performing on Good Morning America on March 8th to celebrate the release of the 30th Anniversary edition of the "Hangin' Tough".

NKOTB autograph signing in NYC on March 8


To celebrate the release of Hangin' Tough 30th Anniversary edition, NKOTB will be appearing at Sony Square in New York City on Friday, March 8! You can pick up your copy and get it signed by Donnie, Danny, Jordan, Joey & Jonathan.

Here's what you need to know:

  • Wristbands can only be obtained by purchasing NKOTB's Hangin' Tough 30th Anniversary Edition at Sony Square NYC, starting on Friday, March 8 @ 11 a.m.
  • Wristbands are limited — first come, first served.
  • No posed photos/selfies allowed with the band.
  • If you have a wristband and purchased multiple copies of Hangin' Tough 30th Anniversary Edition, the band will sign the respective amount of booklets (no personalization).
  • Sony Square NYC will only accept credit card payment.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Donnie Wahlberg interviewed on Two Cups of Joe

Donnie was on the Two Cups of Joe podcast with Joey Fatone and Joe Mulvihill (his manager) to talk about The Masked Singer and more.

Click here to listen! (His part starts about minute 18:00)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Watch Joey McIntyre's interview with iHeartRadio Broadway

Joey was interviewed by iHeartRadio Broadway about his run in Broadway's Waitress, his upcoming tour with NKOTB, moving to NY with his kids and more. Watch the video below:

New NKOTB single "Boys In The Band" to be released on March 1

From Donnie's tweet today:

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Watch Donnie Wahlberg's interview with Entertainment Tonight (2/14/19)

ET sat down with Donnie on Monday where he talked about 'Masked Singer' rumors. He also talks about the upcoming show 'Very Scary People,' a six-episode HLN true crime series starting on March 17.

Watch Donnie Wahlberg on the Rachael Ray Show (2/14/19)

Donnie was on the Rachael Ray Show today. He played a Valentine's Day version of Spin the Bottle, he is asked what nicknames he and Jenny have for each other, a bad date memory, who their sons go to for advice, and more! Here are a couple clips from the show:

Monday, February 11, 2019

Donnie Wahlberg to star in new TV show "Very Scary People"

Donnie shared this tweet today (edited to remove hashtags)

Scenes from TCA in Pasadena CA where we announced my new HLN TV crime show "Very Scary People" with the great Nancy Duffy (my fellow executive producer) and Joey Jackson Esq! Premieres March 17th 9/8c on HLN TV #Scary.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Watch Music Video for Bodyguard by Danny Wood and Jessie Chris

The music video for Bodyguard by Danny Wood and Jessie Chris has been released! Check it out below:

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Watch Donnie Wahlberg on Live with Kelly and Ryan

Donnie was on Live with Kelly and Ryan this morning. He talked about why he chose to watch the Super Bowl from home with his son, meeting Jenny McCarthy for the first time, the 9th season of Blue Bloods and how the show's dinner scenes tie the cast together. Watch the clip below!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

New Song by Danny Wood and Jessie Chris coming Friday

Danny recorded a song called "Bodyguard" with Jessie Chris and the song and music video will be released on Friday! Danny shared a small snippet on his Instagram:

Also check out this behind the scenes look at them recording the song.

Watch Joey McIntyre on Sway's Universe

Joey was recently interviewed on the Sway's Universe Sirius XM show to talk about starring in Waitress. They also talk about New Edition, groupie love, Backstreet Boys versus NSync and more. Check out the video below.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Watch Joey McIntyre and Eddie Jemison's interview with Broadway World

Joey and his Waitress co-star Eddie Jemison were interviewed by Broadway World. He talks about how his sarcasm off-stage affects how he portrays his character - Dr. Pomatter, performing Sara Bareilles' songs and more.

Click here to watch!

Listen to Joey McIntyre's interview with Billboard on Broadway

Joey was interviewed on the "Billboard on Broadway" podcast to talk about his role in Sara Bareilles' musical Waitress. He talks about growing up performing in theater and the transition to NKOTB. They reminisce about his other Broadway roles like Cabarettick...tick...BOOM, and Wicked. They also discuss kinds of roles he would like to play in the future.

Click here to listen!

This or That with Joey McIntyre

Joey recorded a quick video on the Waitress Facebook page, where they ask him several "This or That" questions about what he prefers. Watch the video clip below:

Watch Joey McIntyre and Stephanie Torns on Facebook Live

Joey and his Waitress co-star Stephanie Torns did a Facebook Live where they answered fans questions. Check out the video below:

Friday, February 1, 2019

NKOTB Cruise 2020 news

New Kids on the Block posted an update on their website this morning saying there will not be a cruise in 2019, but they will have one in the Spring of 2020! It seems like the text is not showing up on some mobile devices, so here is the complete announcement:

Hi, Blockheads! 
We've received so many inquiries about the next NKOTB Cruise. Including many questions about whether there will even be another cruise. Rest assured — NKOTB Cruise XI will be happening. In fact, we cannot wait to set sail with you again! That said, we've long wanted to find a way to return the cruise to its original Spring-time period.
Since we will already be spending this coming Spring and Summer hanging out with all of you on the Mixtape Tour, we've decided that this is the perfect opportunity to begin the process of making plans to give everyone a reset, and prepare to set sail on our next cruise in the Spring of 2020. We know you all like to plan ahead and so do we! This will give us all ample time to prep for what we all hope will be the greatest cruise ever and in the most optimum weather! 
We can't wait to release our new music on the Hangin' Tough Re-issue this March and kick off this tour in May 2019. It's going to be an epic journey together with you filled with new memories. We will announce further information on our 2020 Cruise XI at a later date — most likely towards the end of this year. We will see all of your beautiful faces at the Mixtape Tour if not sooner

Monday, January 28, 2019

Listen to Joey McIntyre on the Jenny McCarthy Show

Joey McIntyre recently did an interview on the Jenny McCarthy Show. He talks about his parents, his move to New York, performing on Broadway, what his thinks about people using their phones while he is performing, his new role in the musical "Waitress", who they think could be the Rabbit on "The Masked Singer", his appearance on the first season of "Dancing with the Stars" and more.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Watch NKOTB's quick interview with Billboard

New Kids On The Block chatted with Billboard at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. Check out the video below: