In this week's print edition we tested fans knowledge of boy bands turned middle aged man bands in anticipation of New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men taking over the Tacoma Dome on July 9 (ticket info here.) Here are the answers (you know, for the people who didn't already look them up on their smart phones):
1 - NKOTB (or New Kids on the Block, or whatever they're called) released a comeback album in 2008 called ______.
2 - Which of these dudes is actually a member of NKOTB?
E) Jonathan Knight (though one could only hope the Rza would jump onstage with them some time.)
3 - 98 Degrees member Nick Lachey is associated with what Northwest sports franchise?
Nick Lachey was an owner of the Tacoma Rainiers until 2011. Duh! Did you never spot him lurking around Varsity Grill or Stadium Thriftway when he was in town?
4 - Finish the Boyz II Men lyric: “I’ll take with me the memories to be my ...”
B) “... sunshine after the rain” (from “It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”)
5 - NKOTB hails from what East Coast city?
6 - The 98 Degrees track “True to Your Heart” is a collaboration with what Motown legend?
E) Stevie Wonder
7 - Which ‘80s pop star managed Boyz II Men?
B) Michael Bivins (of New Edition and Bell Biv Devoe fame)
8 - Finish the NKOTB lyrics: “First time was a great time, second time was a blast, third time ____”
E) “... I fell in love” (from “You Got It (The Right Stuff)”)
9 - Alex Vanderpool is the alias for which boy band member?
B) Nathan Morris (of Boyz II Men)
10 - Which of the following tracks was on NKOTB’s self-titled debut album?
11 - _______||__wrote many of NKOTB’s biggest hits.
E) Maurice Starr
12 - Finish the 98 Degrees lyrics: “You can hardly wait to tell all your friends __”
E) “... how his kisses taste sweet like wine” (from “Invisible Man”)
13 - Donnie Wahlberg was arrested in 1991 for ______
A) “... setting a fire in a Kentucky hotel.”
14 - Which of these is a Weird Al Yankovic parody of a New Kids on the Block song?
C) “The White Stuff” (which is about Oreo cookie filling in case you were wondering about the inevitable Weird Al food angle.)