Jordan Knight Talks New Kids On The Block's Past And Present

05/09/2013
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(Radio.com) New Kids on The Block's (NKOTB) Jordan Knight was only 14 when the group of five guys from Boston first heard the screams of crazed teen girls. Speaking with Scott McKenzie and the Morning MIX on a break from tour rehearsal, the NKOTB singer, who will turn 43 later this month, took time to reflect on the overall changes from the past to the present.

"Our fans grew up with us. When we first went out, it was like braces, pigtails, and everyone looked kind of young and geeky and now everyone's grown up and sexy," Knight said.

"You know what's cool is, we do meet and greets and a lot of fans will show before and after pictures, like 'this is us in 1989 and this is us now.' It's really cool because in those moments I'm really grateful that we have a relationship with our fans…we grew up with them and they grew up with us."

Ways for fans to interact with the guys have changed a lot over the years though, with social media being the main role for fan contact today.

"Back in the day, it seemed like our fans were just fans," Knight said. "You had the wall of people with the flashes and screams and now you look in the crowd and you go 'hey there's what's her name,' and you know people by their Twitter handles. We even have conversations over Twitter with our fans. Social media is a great thing for a group like us, because we can just reach out to them and talk with them at any given moment." Knight also agreed that the concept of fame has seen a big change as well

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