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New Kids on the Block alums Jordan Knight and Joey McIntyre are still hangin' tough with solo CDs. McIntyre has released 8:09, and Knight has reworked old faves on Jordan Knight Performs the New Kids on the Block: The Remix Album.
ON PERFORMING OLD SONGS "I do a lot of New Kids songs [onstage], and I don't care what people think," says Knight, 34, who has a son, Dante, 4. "They're good songs, and the crowd loves them. I don't ever try to escape where I came from."
ON THE POSSIBILITY OF A REUNION "I'd rather not revisit it unless we get paid a gazillion dollars. Which we probably won't. But I think we could go onstage right now, without practicing, and really do a great show."
ON RABID FANS "A lot of people come up to me and say, 'I had your [New Kids] sleeping bag.' I always go, 'So I slept with you, huh?' I slept with a lot of people."
ON THE TITLE OF HIS NEW ALBUM On Aug. 9, 2002, real estate agent Barrett Williams showed him a house at 809 Nowita Place in Venice, Calif. "It was the biggest life-changing moment I have ever experienced," says McIntyre, 31, who rented the house, fell in love with the agent and married her on Aug. 9, 2003.
ON HAVING GROWN-UP FANS "There's a little bit more listening to the music going on. It's not so much screaming and craziness."
ON HIS BOY BAND YEARS "You look at pictures and go, 'Oh, my God. What was I thinking with the hair and the clothes?'"