EXCLUSIVE: New Kids On The Block thank One Direction for making boybands cool again
VETERAN pin-ups New Kids On The Block have thanked One Direction for making boybands cool again.
Still Hangin’ Tough, Joey McIntyre, told me: “It’s fun to see One Direction’s success, they have made people much more open to all types of music.
“It means people are more tolerant of our music too. We tip our hats to them in our new show with a cover or two.”
Everyone has a favourite 1D member, and Joey’s no different.
He picks out Niall Horan, “I have to say Niall because I’m Irish, right,” he laughed.
“But Harry is hard not to say yes to!”
The US star, 41, joked: “We did a few pelvic thrusts back then, but nothing like Miley.
“In this day and age to still be able to go too far is an achievement.
“I don’t know what going too far even is any more. So kudos to her that she’s pushing an envelope I didn’t know was there.
“She gets complaints but it sounds to me like what they used to say about Madonna.”
Joey explained: “The Rock The Boat reality show is centered around the fans.
“It’s a new craze in the States.
“Everyone from pop bands to rappers to metal acts is doing cruises.
“The first year we did it we couldn’t believe the madness, it was like spring break.
“There’s no escape being out at sea, so it’s a huge party, and we’ll be at the mercy of our fans.”
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