Jonathan Knight Discusses New Kids, Celebrity & Groupies

Jonathan Knight of New Kids On The Block

Rockerrazzi.com caught up with Jonathan Knight of New Kids on the Block, where he talked about the boy band’s reunion tour, how it’s so different this time around, how sometimes the hoopla is a little overwhelming, if he thinks about how he wants to be remembered, how he’s still dealing with the panic disorder, and how the groupie situation is with the band compared to in the past. As for whether they’ll be continuing, Jonathan said, “I think we’ve opened a can of worms now that can’t be closed. So who knows?” Watch the interview via YouTube below the cut. (more…)

New Kids On The Block ‘2 In The Morning’ Video

Donnie Wahlberg describes the concept of the New Kids On The Block music video for '2 In The Morning'New Kids On The Block have just premiered the video for their song ‘2 in the Morning’, off the Boston boy band’s fifth studio album ‘The Block’, out now on Interscope. Shot at a mansion in Pacific Palisades, California, the John Logsdon directed video follows a feuding couple throughout the house.

Donnie Wahlberg describes the concept of the piece as “somewhat based on a very literal translation of the song with a twist. The twist is actually playing out of all the scenes is actually being played out in the head of the lead actor. We’ll leave it a mystery whether it’s happened already and he’s regretting it, or it’s happened and he’s replaying it in his head, or he’s imagining what’s about to happen if he goes in the house. It’s really gonna be up to the viewer.”

Watch it and behind the scenes footage via Vevo below.

On TV: Lily Allen, Jonas Brothers, New Kids On The Block

Pop acts on television this week include:

Lily Allen, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Monday, ‘The Hour with Geoge Stroumboulopoulos’ (CBC) on Tuesday, and ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated).

Jonas Brothers, who perform on ‘Good Morning America’ (ABC) and ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Monday, ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday, and ‘The Barbara Walters Special’ (ABC) on Oscar Sunday.

Miranda Cosgrove, who visits ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Monday.

Melanie Brown, who visits ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday.

Sara Bareilles, who performs on ‘Today’ (NBC) on Tuesday.

Janet Jackson, who appears on ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday.

‘American Idol’ kicks off the semi-finals this Tuesday and Wednesday on FOX, while ‘Idol’ judge Paula Abdul visits ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Thursday and Randy Jackson guest co-hosts ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Friday.

Lisa Hannigan, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show’ (NBC) on Wednesday.

Drew Lachey, who visits ‘The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet’ (FOX) on Wednesday.

Lykke Li, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ (NBC) on Wednesday.

Joey Fatone, who visits ‘Last Call’ (NBC) on Thursday.

Anya Marina, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Thursday.

New Kids on the Block, who perform on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Thursday and ‘Today’ on Friday.

Taylor Hicks, who takes part in Dating with the Stars Week on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Thursday.

Nick Carter, who visits ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Thursday.

Kinky, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Thursday.

Miley Cyrus, who appears on ‘The Barbara Walters Special’ (ABC) on Oscar Sunday.

New Kids On The Block Bring Their Comeback Tour To Germany

New Kids On The Block brought their show to Germany, and ITN has highlights of their show, reaction from fans, and remarks from Joey McIntyre.

“I think it’s a great aphrodisiac being on stage, and your wife to be able to experience that and see that,” Joey said when asked if it’s still possible to be sexy as a family man. “I have to put all that energy into my marriage. Frankly it’s been great to travel around and have my family with me.”

Watch the video, also featuring comments from Donnie Wahlberg, below.

New Kids On The Block Announce Spring Tour Dates

New Kids on the Block

New Kids on The Block announced a new series of headlining shows in support of the veteran boy band’s first studio album in 15 years, ‘The Block’. The spring tour kicks off March 7th in Hidalgo, Texas, wrapping up March 31st in Manchester, New Hampshire. Check out the 15-city jaunt below.

3/07/09: Hidalgo, TX – BorderFest
3/09/09: Tulsa, OK – BOK Cetner
3/10/09: Bossier City, LA – CenturyTel Center
3/12/09: Estero, FL – Germain Arena
3/13/09: Orlando, FL – Amway Arena
3/16/09: Nashville, TN – Sommet Center
3/17/09: Greenville, SC – Bi-Lo Center
3/19/09: Baltimore, MD – 1st Mariner Arena
3/20/09: Hershey, PA – Giant Center
3/22/09: Erie, PA – Erie Civic Center
3/25/09: Portland, ME – Cumberland County Civic Center
3/28/09: Niagara Falls, NY – Senca Niagara Casino
3/29/09: London, ON – John Labatt Centre
3/30/09: Kanata, ON – Scotiabank Place
3/31/09: Manchester, NH – Verizon Wireless Arena

New Kids On The Block Backstage With Johnjay & Rich

New Kids on the Block

New Kids On The Block spoke with Johnjay and Rich of 104.7 KISS FM in Phoenix on Monday (October 13) at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale. The guys gave the DJ’s a hard time about trying to get them to “remember when” the last time they met before talking about Johnjay’s weight loss, how they’ve gotten back in shape for the comeback tour, how they’re “very lucky to have a second chance to do it again”, what band momentos they’ve kept, and more. The interview audio and pictures at johnjayandrich.1047kissfm.com have since been removed.

On TV: The Ting Tings, Kimberley Locke, Britney’s Mom

Pop acts on television this week include:

Eric Hutchinson, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Monday.

Jessica Simpson, who visits ‘Rachael Ray’ (Syndicated) on Monday.

The Ting Tings, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ (CBS) on Monday.

Britney Spears’ mother Lynne, who discusses her new book ‘Through The Storm’ on ‘Today’ (NBC) on Wednesday and ‘Rachael Ray’ (Syndicated) on Friday.

New Kids On The Block, who perform on ‘The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos’ (CBC) on Wednesday.

Kimberley Locke, who performs on ‘Today’ (NBC) on Friday.

AOL Sessions: New Kids On The Block

New Kids On The Block took part in an AOL Sessions performance before an audience of screaming female fans, performing ‘Step By Step’, ‘Single’, ‘2 In The Morning’ and ‘Summertime’. The reunited Boston boy band also did a video Q&A session, discussing their new album ‘The Block’, paving the way for the boy bands that followed them, and the reaction from their fans after the long hiatus. The interview and performances at AOL.com have since been removed.

New Kids On The Block ‘Single’ Video

Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood of New Kids On The Block

Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood of New Kids On The Block are out with the video to their new release ‘Single’, featuring Ne-Yo, the second release from the Boston, Massachusetts veteran boy band’s comeback album ‘The Block’, out now on Interscope Records. Watch it below the cut. (more…)

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