OK, it's Official...The NKOTB THREAD OMG !!!

who was/is your favorite New Kid ??

  • Donnie

    Votes: 3 6.4%
  • Danny

    Votes: 9 19.1%
  • Johnathan

    Votes: 3 6.4%
  • Joey

    Votes: 9 19.1%
  • Jordan

    Votes: 23 48.9%

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MJJChichi

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<_< Jordan huh

OK, A NKOTB fan is a fan ... Don't forget to vote for Danny err I mean jordan :cute: :D
 

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Come on Jonathan fans, we are so close to Joey's and Donnie's fans... :punk:
 

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I hate to say it but NewKid fans are not as energetic as they once were ...
 
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It's the merchandise that is lacking ChiChi. We need some T-shirts, watches and NKOTB necklaces!!!!

Back then, they were really milking it for ALL it was worth. Even my gran had a NKOTB T-shirt (all though I remember her using it while cleaning the house. My granma did it NKOTB-style:cool:)
 

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i can remember doing several things NewKid style but nothing that involved gramma :cute: HeeHee
 

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I hate to say it but NewKid fans are not as energetic as they once were ...

I think they are older. They are in their early 30s or so... like me, I'm not that hyper when I see them or watch them like I used to be.
 

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I was watching Return of the boyband on MTV this morning when I saw Danny there. I had no idea who he was until I tripped over this thread. All I kept thinking as I watched the show was "who the heck is that man and why is he complaining?" I guess I'm just too young then. :D
 

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NKOTB's first single "Summertime" will be released May 13, which will be available digitally on iTunes and anywhere music is sold digitally.

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Listen a short clip here

They have also announced more tour dates :happy:

May 16 2008 TODAY SHOW New York, New York
May 17 2008 IZOD CENTER East Rutherford
May 18 2008 TWEETER CENTER Mansfield, Massachusetts
September 20 2008 BELL CENTRE Montreal, Quebec
September 21 2008 AIR CANADA CENTER Toronto, Ontario
Septemper 23 2008 IZOD CENTER East Rutherford, New Jersey
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September 24 2008 NASSAU COLISEUM Uniondale, New York
September 26 2008 TD BANKNORTH GARDEN Boston, Massachusetts
September 27 2008 BORGATA HOTEL AND CASINO EVENT CENTER Atlantic City, New Jersey
October 04 2008 ALLSTATE ARENA Chicago, Illinois
 
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^^^thanks for the news!

Joey looks fab! :wub: He has changed the most I think (maybe because he was/is the youngest) and now I find him the most handsome among the boys.
 

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**puts on thong and gets into the cake**

Happy Birthday Danny !!


 

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New Kids are back, and so are fans’ childhoods

The group is in the spotlight again, but with a much older following



As I look back on my life, I realize there was a time before the New Kids on the Block, and there was a time after. Their high-energy, late-’80s/early-’90s dance moves, their feathered hairdos, their shoulder-padded blazers — it all entered my consciousness like a bolt from the blue. I turned around one day and all my friends at the Sheehan School in Westwood, Mass., were wearing New Kids pins and New Kids shirts.
My friend Nikki Delaney had New Kids sheets and a New Kids bedspread. She laid her little head down on a pillowcase adorned with all five of their faces. Her older sister took her to a concert (they had to leave because it was too noisy and Nikki began crying). She also had a Joey doll and someone gave her a poster signed by him.
“It said, ‘To Nikki from Joey,’ ” she recalled. “It was the greatest thing in my life.”

I think I was a little late to the Kids because my parents didn’t get cable. The only chance I had of glimpsing the videos was going to my Nana’s or hanging out with the kids next door. But sure enough, by 1988, I was in full swing with the Jordan, Joey, Donnie, Danny and Jonathan mania.

Now, 20 years later, they are back. The Kids — er, men — are launching a tour with Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers. They have a new single called “Summertime,” and on Friday will be performing on TODAY.

Mass(achusetts) mania

The New Kids on the Block took Westwood, a small Boston suburb, by storm. It helped that they were hometown boys. Bad-boy Donnie Wahlberg and jockish Danny Wood grew up in the grizzled Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. Front-man Jordan Knight and his brother Jonathan were born in Worcester. The baby, Joey (who is now 36!), grew up in Jamaica Plain. To the kids of Westwood, these guys were bigger than Aerosmith, bigger than Bobby Brown — even bigger than the Red Sox!

My former classmate James Nasman was a mellower sort of New Kids fan. He liked Donnie, who he described as “the closest thing to a badass that group had.” James roller-skated to “Please Don’t Go Girl,” and liked to rock out to “Step by Step.” But most of all, James, now a researcher at Children’s Hospital in Boston, recalls the New Kids “mass hysteria” that overtook our elementary school.

In all probability, 26-year-old Betsy Narciso was one of those girls. She was the first person who came to mind when I learned the New Kids on the Block were getting back together. Betsy and I attended the same after-school program. I distinctly recall sitting with Betsy on a picnic table. She wore a black bowl hat, a denim vest and definitely a giant New Kids on the Block button. Come to think of it — I remember singing the songs with her! Betsy took being a New Kids fan seriously.
“I believe I had a New Kids on the Block birthday party,” she told me recently. “I had the dolls. I had all the pins. I had all the tapes. I had T-shirts. I know I didn’t have the bedding. I know at one point I had a backpack. That’s all I can remember that I had.”


Rise and fall of the Kids
Girls like Betsy helped make the man behind the supergroup very wealthy. Producer Maurice Starr created Bobby Brown’s original group, “New Edition,” and thought he might find even more success if he replaced the black kids with white ones.
The New Kids on the Block released their self-titled debut in 1986 to little fanfare. The “mass hysteria” James referred to began in 1988 with their second album, “Hangin' Tough,” which included songs like “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” “Cover Girl,” “Please Don’t Go Girl” and “I’ll Be Loving You Forever.” They recorded a successful Christmas album and then moved on to the more mature “Step by Step,” named for its first single, which also features the oddly Beatle-esque “Tonight.”
By 1994 gangster rap and grunge relegated the Kids into cheesy artifacts of the previous decade. Their attempt to become harder and hipper by changing their name to NKOTB failed with the fourth album, “Face the Music.”
“I think it went downhill from there,” Nikki said.
Thus the Kids went their separate ways. Jordan kept singing and scored a huge hit in 1999 with his suggestive song “Give It to You.” Joey starred on “Boston Legal,” competed on “Dancing With the Stars” and had a few hits of his own. Jonathan Knight left show business to become a real estate developer. Danny Wood formed an independent record label and recorded a few solo albums. Donnie followed his Oscar-nominated brother Mark (aka Marky Mark) into acting, starring in “Sixth Sense” and HBO’s acclaimed miniseries “Band of Brothers.” Fine accomplishments to be sure, but none of the New Kids received the same adulation and adoration apart as they did together.

‘It’s like your childhood is back’
My friend Brent Stackhouse got a chance to watch the phenomenon upclose when he lived in the same Boston apartment building as Jordan Knight. Each Monday, young Brent left his apartment to attend his guitar lessons. Every week, while he made his way to the building’s lobby, the elevator stopped at the 18th floor and Jordan Knight, accompanied by two large bodyguards, got on. Even at age 12, Brent, who now works in finance, couldn’t help but be embarrassed. Here he was, a kid “with a bowl cut, braces and (wearing a) baha,” carrying a 3/4-size acoustic guitar in front of a bona fide rock star.
“I just wanted to die. If I could have found my way into the wood paneling, I would have,” said Brent, 27. “He would never say anything. They would stop talking when they got on the elevator.”
Brent’s presence in the building may have made life more difficult for the New Kid. On his 13th birthday Brent and a friend were with their mothers on the elevator, on their way to see the musical “Forever Plaid.” Sure enough, they stopped on the 18th floor. Jordan and his entourage got on.
“So we go down the elevator and the elevator door opens and 15 of our friends are down there waiting for us — he blanched,” Brent said. “I’m sure he thought all those 13-year-olds were there for him.”
Now those 13-year-olds are in their late 20s and early 30s. Many of them, like Betsy and Nikki, are excited to relive the hysteria. Tickets for their upcoming Boston concert are about to go on sale and Betsy has her credit card ready. She’s trying to gather the same group of friends she saw the New Kids with in 1990.
“It’s like your childhood is back!” she said. “We can be kids again, with alcohol this time. It was such an unbelievable phenomenon — mass following. They had a cartoon on Saturday morning. To see them come back and see them 20 years later — it’s fun!”
The only question now is: Can they take it beyond the nostalgia aspect? Will their music still top charts in 2008? Brent Stackhouse is not sure if it matters.
“They already made it,” he said. “All we can do is analyze their legacy.”

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/24583744/
 
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I saw their performance on the "Today" show and Ihave to admit, they were very good. I might (I cannot believe I am saying this) have to see if they are coming to Philly so I can maybe check them out. ;)
 

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I LOVE NKOTB!!!Jordan is the man always has been and always will be.I 've been a fan for almost 21 years now.I saw them in concert on '90 and Jordan solo in 04.I got to touch Jordan twice:)))I'm still happy about that.I 'm definately going to see them when they come up here.
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did you see the performance with Miley Cyress ??
 
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I saw their performance on the "Today" show and Ihave to admit, they were very good. I might (I cannot believe I am saying this) have to see if they are coming to Philly so I can maybe check them out. ;)
:clapping::dancin::cheers:

HeHeeeeee :giggle:
OK, sooooo ... you have to have a preference of the boys errr ... MEN :lol:

C'mon, you already admitted you have 'BlockHead' tendancies ... which one of them 'Blocked' you in ??
 
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Yes, they have hooked me all over again. This is the only place I will admit it and if anyone asks, you never heard of me.

The first time around, I was in love with Jordan. JK, Jordan Knight! Touched his glistening shoulder at a conert. It was a definite moment to remember. Doesn't say much for my life, does it?

Danny has definitely matured better than the rest. There is still a very soft place in my heart for Jordan. However, Joey has captured my attention this year. Who do I vote for though?

Such a dramatic gay moment for me.
 

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Wow nice to see so much NKOTB Fans here. My favourite is allways Jordan :wub: It´s so yummy:wild: I was on 2 Concerts at one i was in the first row Donnie walks over and give me Five :swoon: I like the new Song too and i´m so excited to see them again on the new Tour:punk::D
Here Summertime Video
http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=25qiZy7vmqY

And here a second Song from the forthcoming Album. Its called Click Click Click but its only Sound.

http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=GR8Ef3Cj4Tw


Hope u understands all. My english is soo bad sorry!:*****:
 
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Uh Oh !! :eek:

Jordan is catching up to my Danny :(

Hey sunset, is the NKOTB forum back up yet ?? Last time I tried to log in, it said coming soon ... you know anything about it ??
 

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New Kids To Copy OutKast
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Reformed pop stars NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK are considering following in OUTKAST's footsteps by releasing their solo material under the boyband's name.
OutKast are known for their unusual recording style and their 2003 album Speakerboxxx broke musical boundaries with both members, Big Boi and Andre 3000, creating solo efforts and then releasing both albums on the same record.

And now New Kids On The Block are considering following suit, as they would all like an exciting new project to work on.

Singer Joey MCIntyre says, "We all want to make more music - my creative juices are flowing. Donnie was talking about solo albums and putting them out together like OutKast. Whatever it is that we do after the tour has to be exciting for us. We're not going to hire a bunch of producers to write songs and we simply sing them."

01/18/2009 11:16:54 PM
http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/new kids to copy outkast_1092142
 
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