Trade News | September 10, 2008 | Comments ()
Wow. Just wow.
If you haven’t heard, for some inexplicable reason, New Kids on the Block have reunited. There’s a new album (I heard small clips from a few songs the other day on the radio and my ears ran off to Mexico as a result). There’s a tour. And on September 28, there’s going to be “New Kids on the Block: A Behind the Music Special Event,” a full 90-minute retrospective which will include a live cut-in featuring the band performing three songs from a concert in Boston.
As the press release explains:
“New Kids on the Block: A Behind The Music Special Event” … will celebrate the history of the pop phenomenon while also documenting their inspired 2008 reunion in their own words through new interviews with the band, rare archival images and modern day verite footage shot by the band members themselves. Featured throughout the 90-minute special will be live reports from Boston, as NBC and Access Hollywood’s Maria Menounos counts down to the live broadcast of the first three songs from NKOTB’s sold out concert … in their hometown of Boston, Massachusetts.
Who the fuck thought this was a good idea, and how much will it cost to have them rubbed out? Because, first of all, we just don’t need this. At all. Not even a little bit. And second of all, Donnie Wahlberg managed to shed his boyband past and put together a respectable acting resume (while Marky Mark may be more popular, thanks to his non-receded hairline, Donnie is definitely the more talented actor). And it was all for naught, as he’s now just going to be known as the bald new kid. Great, just fucking great.