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Dana Marcy
Apr 6th, 2005, 12:49 AM
NE fans be there! I'll bump this up when it gets closer to air date. It's about time!!

APRIL 28TH!

:bounce:

harloo
Apr 6th, 2005, 12:56 AM
what about B2Men's behind the music?

moon
Apr 6th, 2005, 01:01 AM
NE fans be there! I'll bump this up when it gets closer to air date. It's about time!!

APRIL 28TH!

:bounce:

should be interesting. :D
I was just visiting my brother at Easter, and we were listening to some old NE., when he reminded me about how I used to have a crush on Ronnie Devoe :hearts:. It's funny, the things that younger siblings remember that we forget about. :)

kiwifan
Apr 6th, 2005, 01:02 AM
It could get pretty ugly. ;)

I hope its not leading up to another reunion. :rolleyes:

Will Bobby Brown be the villian; will he get to respond?

This could be hilarious. :devil: :devil: :devil:

moon
Apr 6th, 2005, 01:08 AM
It could get pretty ugly. ;)

I hope its not leading up to another reunion. :rolleyes:

Will Bobby Brown be the villian; will he get to respond?

This could be hilarious. :devil: :devil: :devil:

I'd love to hear Bobby's POV...:tape:

BTW--those boys have come a long way. They looked pretty rough during the
early years.

Dana Marcy
Apr 6th, 2005, 11:07 PM
Kiwifan, first boy band indeed! And I hope they talk to Maurice Starr about New Kids on the Block. :(

should be interesting. :D
I was just visiting my brother at Easter, and we were listening to some old NE., when he reminded me about how I used to have a crush on Ronnie Devoe :hearts:. It's funny, the things that younger siblings remember that we forget about. :)

Ronnie's cute but my crush was on Ralph. :hearts:

I'd love to hear Bobby's POV...:tape:

He has to!! I could see him holding out just to be a drama queen. :lol: :rolleyes:

BTW--those boys have come a long way. They looked pretty rough during the early years.

Oh you're so right!! I saw them in concert last summer and they looked FABULOUS. They all had suits on and looked great! And the show was the bomb!! :dance:

Hot 92 Jamz
Apr 7th, 2005, 01:40 PM
Kiwifan, first boy band indeed! And I hope they talk to Maurice Starr about New Kids on the Block. :(

That topic has come up in the past when I've discussed New Edition and I donít think Maurice Starr did anything wrong. The success of NKOTB exposed the injustice of the Top 40 charts (back in the late 80ís/early 90ís) but Maurice Starr was just being savvy and it paid off for him.

andrew_uk
Apr 7th, 2005, 01:47 PM
Candy Girl :lol: :dance: :wavey:

Dana Marcy
Apr 7th, 2005, 11:08 PM
That topic has come up in the past when I've discussed New Edition and I donít think Maurice Starr did anything wrong. The success of NKOTB exposed the injustice of the Top 40 charts (back in the late 80ís/early 90ís) but Maurice Starr was just being savvy and it paid off for him.

I don't know. :shrug: We'll have to wait for Behind The Music. ;)

Dana Marcy
Apr 26th, 2005, 11:33 PM
N'Sync and The Backstreet Boys Were Not the First Boy Bands!
Tuesday April 26, 1:11 pm ET
- VH1 Emmy-Nominated Series 'Behind The Music' Puts the Spotlight on R&B Supergroup New Edition in Its Latest Installment Premiering April 28 at 10pm*Original interviews from Bobby Brown, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill and Ricky Bell


They were the original boy band. But while New Edition was paving the way for some of the biggest bands of the past twenty years, they were plagued by bad business deals, internal strife, and a frustrating struggle for respect.

In this latest installment of VH1's acclaimed original series, "Behind The Music: New Edition," Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant sit down for our cameras and share their story of how their undeniable talent lifted them out of the projects and into the hearts of countless teenage girls. Premiering on Thursday, April 28 at 10:00 PM ET*, VH1's "Behind The Music: New Edition" features rare and never-before-seen archival video, film and concert clips and songs, plus exclusive interviews with the artists, their friends and colleagues.

VH1's "Behind the Music: New Edition" begins in the late 1970's in the Roxbury district in Boston, one of the most impoverished and crime-ridden areas in the city when five friends began singing and dancing together as a way to escape the turmoil that surrounded them. They named themselves New Edition and after gaining some local notoriety, attracted the attention of Maurice Starr, a local record producer (and later founder of New Kids on the Block) who was looking for the "next" Jackson Five. Under Starr's guidance, New Edition recorded and released their first single, a perfect pop confection called Candy Girl. The single and subsequent album exploded, sold hundreds of thousands of copies, and sent the boys on a seemingly endless tour around the country. Yet, for all of their hard work, the boys came home to Roxbury -- still broke and living in the projects.

Determined to succeed, New Edition split with Starr, continued to tour the world, and churn out top ten hits like Cool It Now and Mr. Telephone Man. History would repeat itself when they discovered that they had once again signed a record deal that had left them all in debt.

"Behind The Music: New Edition," features exclusive interviews with Bobby, Ralph, Mike, Johnny and Ricky, who candidly discuss how their issues, financial struggles, and inflated egos plagued the group.

LIFE AFTER BOBBY BROWN: "I think that it was a life decision that I wish we didn't make. Because, you know, we didn't have to do that ... and that day let me know how far away we was in Hollywood and how far away we were from Boston." (Michael Bivins)

"When I hear certain things, about Bobby hitting Whitney, or him being, being arrested for this or that, it's like, he's still my friend, you know. I just kind of like pray for him, like I hope everything is alright." (Ricky Bell)

BOBBY ON BOBBY: "I was really high on that tour. I don't know how you all put up with me, I really don't. I don't know how they put up with me. Um, I thank 'em though, I thank you an awful lot." (Bobby Brown)

"Everything was going perfect, man. But I was missing something. I was missing them. More than they know." (Bobby Brown)

GETTING PAID: "Our managers came and we were like, alright, where's that money at? And they showed up with $1.87. We had $1.87 in our bank account for all that blood, sweat and tears." (Michael Bivins)

EGO STRUGGLES: "After shows I'd be isolated in a room by myself. Literally, almost in tears. Having to call my mother. Because I couldn't understand why the fellas was mad at me. It got to a point where it got really out of hand." (Ralph Tresvant)

THE ARRIVAL OF JOHNNY GILL: "There was a huge explosion, I mean, it was, I mean, it got real ugly. Um, Ralph was like 'I didn't want' him, I didn't bring him in here. And I'm not trying to split up my money with, you know, five ways again." (Johnny Gill)

Viewers can log on to VH1.com to watch exclusive interview outtakes from the show. http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/behind_the_music/89763/episode.jhtml

kiwifan
Apr 27th, 2005, 12:38 AM
That topic has come up in the past when I've discussed New Edition and I donít think Maurice Starr did anything wrong. The success of NKOTB exposed the injustice of the Top 40 charts (back in the late 80ís/early 90ís) but Maurice Starr was just being savvy and it paid off for him.

I agree, he did nothing wrong, as a businessman...

...my gripe is just the way we (as a culture) will shamelessly white wash our pop culture.

I work in the music industry and you have no idea how much credit people try to give the Backstreet Boys (full disclosure, I've had a few great industry Christmas Parties thanks to "Britney and Co." at Zomba/Jive :drink: so I don't hate the "suits" just the Spin they put on recent history).

These same people think they're deep if they trump the Backstreet Boys with New Kids On The Block.

And then when I throw New Edition at them, they're all "well that's totally different."

I just smile and say, "What's the difference between N.E. and NKOTB?" :hehehe:

Hot 92 Jamz
Apr 27th, 2005, 12:59 PM
I agree, he did nothing wrong, as a businessman...

...my gripe is just the way we (as a culture) will shamelessly white wash our pop culture.

I work in the music industry and you have no idea how much credit people try to give the Backstreet Boys (full disclosure, I've had a few great industry Christmas Parties thanks to "Britney and Co." at Zomba/Jive :drink: so I don't hate the "suits" just the Spin they put on recent history).

These same people think they're deep if they trump the Backstreet Boys with New Kids On The Block.

And then when I throw New Edition at them, they're all "well that's totally different."

I just smile and say, "What's the difference between N.E. and NKOTB?" :hehehe:

Iíve had the same conversation! Not only New Edition but Iíll add The Jacksons (or the Jackson 5, take your pick) but some music fans donít see the trail that was blazed for Lou Pearlmanís groups.

Iíve never heard it put that way ďwhite wash our pop cultureĒ but thatís an accurate assessment. Look at Puffyís (now defunct) girl group Dream. :tape:

Dana Marcy
Apr 29th, 2005, 12:06 AM
It's on TONIGHT! Don't forget! :)

kiwifan
Apr 29th, 2005, 07:03 AM
Watching it, Bobby doesn't look long for this world. :tape:

Boy oh Boy if this Special doesn't scream...

"Industry rule number four thousand and eighty, record company people are shady.
So kids watch your back 'cause I think they smoke crack, I don't doubt it. Look at how they act." - A Tribe Called Quest

Bobby was admirably straight forward about himself. :bowdown:

I feel sorry for those kids; everybody ripped them off. :tape:

Dana Marcy
May 1st, 2005, 06:25 PM
I didn't see it. :o :o :o Real life just got in the way (yawl know how that is) but I will catch it in reruns.