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New Kids on the Block are back to annoy us

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Tbdnewkidsontheblock040708 What would happen if a boy band from two decades ago got back together and all their shrill teenaged fans had turned into shrill soccer moms? Ask the New Kids on the Block, who turned up on the Today show Friday to announce they were back for the first time in 19 years. They've got a new platter on the way, which should hit stores in summer.

"Weve been recording since August," Donnie Wahlberg said. "We have a great album coming out for the new material." Wahlberg added the group hopes to start a tour in the fall, and will perform together live for the first time since Hypercolor shirts were big on the Today show on May 16.

But the real news is all the now-middle-aged fans who turned up to prove they could still emit nasally whines for minutes on end without breathing. Really, is the return of Joey McIntyre really that big of a deal?

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:40am]

    

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