Joey McIntyre, Jordan Knight Pass Torch To 6 Piece

After assembling such platinum-selling teen groups as New Edition and New Kids On The Block, manager and producer Maurice Starr has put together a new act, 6 Piece, which he plans to unveil on an Atlanta radio station in March.

Atlanta station WBTS will host Starr and 6 Piece on March 3 in order to premiere the band's debut song, and former New Kids On The Block members Joey McIntyre and Jordan Knight will be on hand to informally pass the pop torch over to the new outfit.

Little other information is being released about 6 Piece prior to its radio debut, although the band is said to be based in Atlanta. On March 5 and 6, Starr will showcase 6 Piece at a pair of exclusive, invitation-only concerts being staged at the city's Celebrity Rock Café.

The group tentatively plans to release its debut record in the early summer.