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 broadway.com’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

From nkotb.com:


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:

IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM NKOTB
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: