[ JOEY ] MTV.com: NKOTB’s Joey McIntyre Doubts The Staying Power Of One Direction

Veteran boy bander Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block isn’t sure red-hot British bands One Direction and The Wanted are going to be long-term players on the music scene.

Talking to Yahoo UK, McIntyre said, “The odds are against both One Direction and The Wanted – neither of them are going to work in America – it hasn’t happened in 50 years so why now?”

(He had to be speaking specifically about British boy bands, as his own group found success in the U.S. in the early-90s and NKOTB’s tour mates the Backstreet Boys, along with NSYNC and 98 Degrees, led the charge in the late-90s/early-00s boy band Renaissance.)

Read full article on MTV.com.

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