Sunday, January 27

Get. This.

New Kids on the Block circa 1989


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, www.nkotb.com, 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.

13 comments:

Scott said...

what next? locusts?

Scott said...

what'd i'd REALLY like to know is how you knew the site was dormant and that it is now up and running? huh? huh?? face it, you are closet nkotb fan.

you probably used to get jiggy with your nkotb flashlight under your nkotb bed-in-a-bag while listening to oh oh oh-oh oh....

dara said...

Strangely enough, I am about as indifferent to this as I was to the New Kids back in the 8th grade, when all of my female contemporaries had plastered their bedroom walls with their posters.

Meh.

zandria said...

Whaaaat? No way! I wasn't allowed to listen to NKOTB when I was a kid (I grew up in a religious household, long story), so I was never a fan...but who knows! Maybe the second time around? (Doubt it.) :)

DaGince said...

Well it does say somewhere in revelations about the dark music in tones of old, sounding forth the apocalypse...good knowing you people, but I'm sure we'll all be at the same lunch table together.

haveyaseenlucky said...

http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/boyz_ii_men/tours.jhtml

Deatoni said...

UPDATE: Danny, aka. the Hairy one, says LULZ and spits at your NKOTB dreams.

http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/4427?loc=interstitialskip

Anonymous said...

Dwood dwooned it!

Hooker said...

I remember years ago playing at a small club near Fenway in the neighborhood that Jordan used to live. He'd come in and hang out. People would be getting pictures with him and whatnot.

ac said...

Who's whatnot?

Michelle said...

Which is exactly why I think it best to not be famous... cuz pics like this never go away... lol

Hope ur well, honeybee.

randiedoula said...

I have to imagine you are to old, and I mean that nicely, to have ever been a fan. I seem to remember my sister going to a concert. There must have been some drunk parents at those shows.

Anonymous said...

Well, that's the third Horseman...
-Wobyn