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Donnie Wahlberg’s son turns down offer to open for NKOTB


New Kids on the Block star Donnie Wahlberg offered his teenage son’s metal band the chance to open for the group when they reform this year – and they refused.

The 1990s boyband are back with a new album and a tour, and Wahlberg wanted his 15-year-old son Xavier to join him on the road. But the teen didn’t deem his dad’s band cool enough: “He’s in a death metal band, and he’s told me that the reunion is cool – but it’s pop, so he’s going to stick to his thing. They don’t even want to open for us.”



Posted Monday, June 9th, 2008 at 10:10am
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Donnie Wahlberg: Fans are the best part of the New Kids reunion

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It’s New Kids fever all over again! Between their Today show performance last week – for which some of the thousands of fans in attendance camped out for 48 hours – and concerts in New York and Boston, the boys are most definitely back.

“I am so happy to finally be able to perform for the fans,” Donnie Wahlberg wrote on the NKOTB site. “It’s really the best way to repay all of you for all of the love you show us.” To prepare for the recent shows, he says, the band has been rehearsing for six to eight hours a day, working out, plus shooting a video and cutting more songs for their album.

“Looking back on all the shows,” Donnie blogs, “I’d have to say that overall things went pretty freak’n awesome!!!!!!!”

But the guys are still hard at work. “Today I’m going to finish editing the video for ‘Summertime’ before I head to the studio with Joey [McIntyre] and Jordan [Knight] to cut a new song,” writes Donnie. “I can’t wait for you guys to see the video, it’s a lot of fun.”

Hitting the road will be, too: “I can’t wait,” Donnie writes. “Seeing [fans] at the shows, autograph signings, or even meeting you in the streets is really the best part of all of this . . . I’m so grateful to all of you.”


Posted Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 at 1:13pm
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New Kids on the Block line up their first concert


The reunited New Kids on the Block will perform their first proper gig alongside modern day pop icons Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers.

The quintet will perform in public for the first time in 14 years when they appear on U.S. morning show Today on May 4th, but the group’s first full show will take place at New York radio station Z100′s annual Zootopia concert two weeks later.

New Kids on The Block will appear on a bill at New Jersey’s Izod Center with Cyrus, Jordin Sparks, the Jonas Brothers, OneRepublic, Simple Plan and Sara Bareilles, among others.



Posted Tuesday, April 8th, 2008 at 8:08am
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New Kids on the Block preview a new song

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There’s a new ballad on the block!

Nearly 14 years after breaking up, the ’90s boy band New Kids On The Block are back with a new ballad on their official Web site.

The song (its name isn’t revealed) plays over a promotional video for the band that says the Kids once had it all – a $1 billion in album sales, millions of fans, with music that “influenced a generation” – but then “walked away from it all.”

The video next teases the a comeback, asking: “Are you ready?”

The song, a source says, was recorded by all five Kids last November in Orlando.

Who was your favorite New Kid?

Posted Tuesday, January 29th, 2008 at 7:19pm
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The New Kids On The Block are planning a REUNION!


After months of speculation and rumor, the Kids are coming back. A well-placed source tells PEOPLE exclusively that New Kids On The Block are indeed getting back together.

The band’s Web site,, which had been dormant, is now back up and running in anticipation of the official announcement, which the source says will be made in the next few weeks.

The site currently features a television graphic with a fuzzy, flickering photos of NKOTB in their heyday, and a link inviting fans to sign up for info.

The boy band, which made legions of tweens swoon in the early ’90s, selling more than 50 million albums, became a worldwide phenomenon before calling it quits in 1994.

Eighteen years later, they’re still “Hangin’ Tough.” The oldest “Kid,” Jonathan Knight, now a real estate developer, will turn 40 later this year. Since the band’s demise, former members Donnie Wahlberg, 38, and Joey McIntyre, 35, have seen acting success, while Danny Wood, 38, has worked as a music producer and Knight’s brother, Jordan, 37, has continued to record.


Posted Sunday, January 27th, 2008 at 3:15pm
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