Like, ohmygod, NKOTB are back! (Well, maybe.)

Nkotb_lDig out your banana clips, dust off that "I (heart) Joey!!" pin and get ready… cuz the New Kids on the Block are getting back together!!

Okay, that might not be totally true. The Internet is chock full of reports and rumors that the Boston boy band is planning a reunion of sorts. But the details are sketchy. Are they embarking on a reunion tour? Recording an album? Or is this all just a big publicity stunt for a new reality show called "Making the Band: NKOTB Style"? (I just made that title up. There is no such show. Although I’d probably watch it… Fox, call me!)

At this point, who knows? Danny Wood has posted blogs on his MySpace page denying the rumors. But the band’s official website has coincidentally reemerged after quite some time in the dark, playing a "new" song by the Kids. PopWatch contacted several publicists and managers associated with the band and its members,but those who responded declined to comment.

Whether the rumors are true or not, the real question remains: Does anyone even care if NKOTB gets back together? Do you really want to see 40-year-old Jordan Knight doing the "Hangin’ Tough" dance? Can Joey McIntyre even hit those high notes in "Please Don’t Go Girl" anymore? And is this what Donnie Wahlberg’s career has come to? Who would actually go to these hypothetical shows?

Well, me, for one. I’d totally go. No, seriously. If for no other reason than to witness the absolute hilarity of seeing a bunch of thirtysomething women regress to a mass of screaming girls again. I’m not judging — I’d be right there with them, probably shrieking "I love you, Joey Mac!!" just like I did back in 7th grade at my first concert ever. Stop laughing. You know I wouldn’t be the only one.

So if the rumors are true… would any of you PopWatchers plunk down the cash to catch Donnie, Danny, Jordan, Jon, and Joey one last time?

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  • QueenC

    I picture a scene similar to the ones in “Music and Lyrics,” in which Hugh Grant nearly breaks his hip performing for swooning soccer moms.
    I’m totally there.

  • Heather

    I remember a group of girls in high school went to their concert and rented a room at the hotel next to the arena so they could spend the whole night trying to find them. If those girls are going I think I’ll pass.

  • T-Rex

    I detest everything new kids. My all-time favorite Mad Magazine was the one in which Mad trashed the new kids. That said, I would buy my wife tickets to this show in a heartbeat. Then I would bask in the warm glow of a job well done.

  • Snarf

    I didn’t “get” them the first time round..I certainly wouldn’t pay anything to expose myself for V2.0. Although I can picture them performing at Casino Rama somehow……

  • lawyergirl77

    As embarassing as this admission is going to be…
    … I would be willing to make the 8 hour trip to Boston to see them perform again. I squealed like the 12-year-old girl I was when I heard this rumour earlier this week. And I clicked like a madwoman when I heard that there was a snippet of a new song on the official website.
    I’d be tempted to ask people to send help, but the interventions didn’t work in high school (no matter how hard I tried to be cool and deny how much I wanted to be Mrs. Jordan Knight) and they won’t work now.
    Bottom line: SQUEEEEE! Count me in!!

  • Anonymous

    I saw them when I was ten years old and now seventeen years later I cannot wait and will do whatever it takes to see them again!

  • Erica P

    I was so excited when I heard there may be an NKOTB reunion. I saw them 3 times when I was younger and would totally go see them now even though I’m almost 30. Although it may be difficult to find anyone that would actually go with me now. I still heart Jordan…even though he was on the Surreal Life!

  • NKOTB Lover

    I’m am so excited, if the rumor turns out to be true. When I first heard the news I went to Google and You Tube to watch all the old videos and hear the songs once again. Oh the memories it brought back! I would be there in a heartbeat!

  • Nathan

    Talk about an ill-advised reunion, these guys couldn’t sing when they were young, imagine how it’ll sound now. They don’t even have their looks to fall back on anymore. This will be so very terrible.

  • Mimi

    I wouldn’t go pay (with my parents’) money in 4th grade to see them and I certainly wouldn’t pay my own money to see them now. I am pretty sure I was the only 4th grader in my school district who said, these guys suck and they aren’t going to last.

  • Maria

    Jill, if you need a concert buddy, let me know. Because I have been giddy since hearing the news. And I’m 30!

  • Willowbear

    I will definitely be there, I still have a piece of the t-shirt that Donnie Wahlberg threw into the crowd during the Hanging Tough tour… if my mother can still adore Donnie Osmond, I can still swoon a bit for NKOTB.

  • Nix

    Re: Donnie — Yes, and that’s the tragic part, since he’s a better actor than his little brother. Oh Johnny Drama.

  • Mrs.JoeyMac

    YES! I would be there in a heartbeat, along with a slew of 30 year old friends. We’ve been singing the songs since we heard the rumors. I saw Joey McIntyre last year when he was touring for his Talk to Me album and he was amazing. He did all his own music but sang Please Don’t Go Girl at the end and I almost couldn’t hear him over all the screaming. It was a ton of fun and I’d love to see them all back together again. I’m from Boston so they’re near and dear to us.

  • Mary

    Oh I hope so much this rumor is true…as long as the tickets are somewhat reasonable and the distance is somewhat close, I’m there!

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