[ New Kids on the Block ] No longer new or kids, but still having fun

New Kids on the Block may have made headlines last week over Jonathan Knight’s curious exit in the middle of the group’s intimate iHeartRadio performance in New York. But watching the New Kids’ sound check before that very same gig, one word came to mind: fun.

Throughout the group’s rehearsal, the five former teen heartthrobs appeared to have the energy of teenagers despite having come off back-to-back TV appearances that week. The guys were smiling, laughing and goofing off. They truly seemed to be enjoying one another’s company — even after all of these years. Jonathan Knight was actually the first to crack a joke during an interview with CBSNews.com before the show, and his brother, Jordan Knight, talked about how NKOTB simply loves performing for fans.

“It’s all about the fun. It’s all about making people smile and making people happy,” Jordan Knight said prior to the show at the iHeartRadio Theater Presented by P.C. Richard and Son, which streamed live at iHeart.com.

During the show, NKOTB performed favorites such as “Step by Step” and “Hangin’ Tough,” along with songs off its new album, “10,” including the single, “Remix (I Like The).”

Read the full article on CBSNews.com.

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