Published on Nov 11, 2013
“Extra’s” AJ Calloway was with former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo as she handed over her crown to new Miss Universe, Venezuela’s Gabriela Isler. Grabbing the mic as “Extra’s” special correspondent, Culpo talked with Isler about her win. Donald Trump stopped by to congratulate both the current and former Miss Universes.
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“Extra’s” AJ Calloway caught up with Nick Jonas and GF Olivia Culpo at the “Miss Universe” pageant. Nick talked about the Jonas Brothers breaking up “for now,” and some of his upcoming solo material being inspired by Olivia.
One day after confirming their brotherly band of eight years was no more, the Jonas brothers said a “few days” of heavy conversations led them to decide to “be brothers first.”
“We’re family first and that’s always been our main priority and so honesty within what we do as a group was really important,” Nick Jonas, 21, said today on ” Good Morning America,” confirming he was the brother who initiated the split talks. “I came to the table with the guys…and shared my heart with them and my feelings.”
The three brothers, Nick along with Kevin Jonas, 25 and Joe Jonas, 24, announced through a spokesperson Oct. 9 that they had cancelled their 19-day tour. The band had been set to start the tour two days later in Pennsylvania.
“I said, ‘Look, I feel like we’ve had some complications within the group for a long time [and] without addressing them I think this train will fall off the tracks,” Nick said. “It was a tough conversation. It was the first time we really had that real conversation.”
At the time, the rep described the problem as a “creative rift” among the brothers, a description confirmed by Joe.
“It was just individual things that we were just butting heads about, whether it was the way to set up the music video or even just personal opportunities,” Joe said on “GMA.” “At some point we decided it was best to finish this and support each other on our own ventures along the way.”
The New Jersey-born brothers, who starred in 2010′s “Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream” and have sold more than 20 million albums, worked together on new music earlier this year, releasing the singles “Pom Poms” and “First Time.”
Fans will never hear their final album together as a band as a whole, the brothers said, but will get a special gift as a thank you for their years of dedication to the band.
“We’re going to release four of the unreleased songs from the album,” Kevin said. “And we put together the live tracks from the last summer tour – about 10 songs as well – so we’ll be giving that to our fans club members, as a gift from us.”
“I think that we have the best fans in the world and have for our entire career so we thank them for that and thank them for really understanding,” added Nick. “I think we’re really in a season right now of being excited about the future but also there’s a certain heaviness that comes with closing a chapter.”
Kevin, who announced at the end of August that he and wife Danielle, stars of their own reality show, “Married With Jonas,” on E!, are expecting a baby girl, said he plans to transition to a more behind the scenes role in the entertainment business.
“I’m going to be going into my first passion which is the business side of things,” Kevin said. “I’m in the first round of funding for an entertainment fund that will position brands to target millennials so I’m kind of pouring my passion into that.”
Both Nick and Joe said the future for them includes writing music for themselves and others, recording their own music, and exploring acting opportunities.
“This is the first time in a long time we have time to focus on ourselves and support each other through that,” Joe said. “We know it’s going to be sad for a lot of people but for us we are looking forward to the future.”
As for the biggest question circling the brothers’ split – whether they will they ever get back together as a band – the brothers themselves say even they don’t know for sure.
“I think it’s impossible to say forever with anything,” said Nick. “I feel like we’re playing it one step at a time right now and, like we said, rebuilding as brothers first and starting there.”
Published on Oct 30, 2013
Jonas Brothers Announce Break up. GMA. Jonas Brothers Break up Good Morning America. The Jonas Brothers pop-rock band, which formed in 2005 and soared to fame as members of Disney’s stable of teenage stars, has decided to call it quits for now, a band representative said on Tuesday.
The decision by the New Jersey-raised brothers Kevin, Joe and Nick came less than three weeks after they canceled their concert tour citing a rift in the band. The trio told People magazine it was a unanimous decision.
“We can confirm the news,” a representative for the band said in an email.
Kevin, 25, the oldest member of the group who is expecting his first child with his wife, said it was over for now.
“It’s really hard to say ‘forever,’” Nick, 21, told People. “We’re closing a chapter, for sure.”
The announcement followed a meeting on Oct. 3 when Nick told his brothers about his concerns about the group’s future.
The Jonas Brothers band released its debut album, “It’s About Time,” in 2006, and their brand of upbeat pop rock made them a teen phenomenon.
They have released four studio albums, the latest, “Lines, Vines and Trying Times,” was released in 2009. — Reuters
Yesterday it was announced that The Jonas Brothers may be breaking up. We interviewed the recently ripped Nick Jonas three weeks ago about his workout routines, diet, and—incidentally—life after The Jonas Brothers, and all seemed well. Sort of. Read the interview and you be the judge.
It’s noon on a clear Friday in New York’s West Village, and, as usual, there are people everywhere. This would be fine, were I not traversing the streets with one of the few men capable of inciting a riot of rabid tweens simply by virtue of existing. Having successfully built a juggernaut of a brand (the Jonas Brothers evolved out of his solo career), carved an enviable body despite having Type-1 diabetes, and picked up Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo as his girlfriend—all before his 21st birthday—the original JoBro has certainly earned his fans. Not that you count yourself among them— you’re too old for that, right? Well, here’s the thing. The more you get to know Nick Jonas, the more you’ll realize something: This guy’s pretty damn cool, and he’s just getting warmed up.
What’s it like being in a band with your brothers? Be honest!
The pro is that you have a really good support system. The con is that you’re with the same people every day for a long time, which, if you’re family or not, can be a lot at times. But we all have a good relationship and actually really enjoy our time together.
You guys spend a lot of time together. Do things ever break down after a while?
My brother Joe forgets lyrics a little bit. [Laughs] There have been a lot of times when I’ve had to help him out onstage. The fans know the words to every song, so they can kind of help as well.
Do the younger fans ever freak you out?
We have been given some pretty bizarre things. We were given a shark.
You were given a shark?
[Laughs] Like, in a tube. A mini shark—but a real, live shark.
You’re 21 now—do you feel like it’s time to target an older crowd?
It definitely comes with challenges. There are a lot of different ways you can approach coming to maturity, but the one we took is to continue to grow with the fans and take our time with it because it’ll last longer.
Speaking of growing, you’ve packed on some serious muscle. What’s your workout like?
I worked with a trainer who showed me some things that I can take with me on the road. Basically, it’s circuit training, so about six exercises, all targeting different parts of the body and then following it up with a two-minute cardio burnout. It’s been a really effective workout routine for me, and it keeps it interesting.
What do you eat to stay in shape?
A lot of lean protein, and I’ve cut out most carbs.
Diabetes makes it really hard to get results like yours. How did you do it?
It’s really about just staying on top of it and managing every detail. I had to work with my doctor, making sure all my numbers were good and that I wasn’t putting too much stress on my body working out as much as I was. When I work out, my blood sugar goes up. But then about an hour and a half later it drops down low. So, post-workout I would have to not only have protein to rebuild muscle but also carbs to sustain my blood sugar. So when I cut a lot of carbs out of my diet, I had to be conscious of that.
What’s been your key to success overall?
It’s about having a good team and just making sure they’ve got your back when you have a project that you’re passionate about.
The Brothers Jonas on their first new album in four years, those pesky gay rumors, and (what else?) twerking
What does a boy band do when it grows up? When I met the Jonas Brothers in early September at the Dream Downtown in New York, the question seemed to weigh heavily on their minds. Busy prepping the release of their fifth studio album, V, they were eager to discuss their artistic intent in shaping the sound on their first album as a band in four years — their first since departing from Disney-backed label Hollywood Records — as well as their transition to adulthood, which has seen them pursuing solo careers with varying degrees of success.
On the release of “First Time,” the band’s first single and video since 2009
Joe Jonas: We had planned a big, elaborate video, but the song leaked, so we had to think of a way to make a video in a short span of time. Nick was on his way to host the Miss USA pageant in Vegas, so we figured, let’s shoot a video in Vegas and fly in all of our friends. We spent the money we had for the video to throw a party and film it. People assume that we’re still these young kids. It shows us all as adults having a good time and enjoying ourselves.
On taking time off to focus on solo projects
Kevin Jonas: For seven years, it was nonstop. We had moments where we got frustrated with one another and we really just needed time alone. You can imagine what it’s like for a band to be together all the time, but imagine if they’re family, too. Taking that break was so nice because we worked our asses off, but we did things for ourselves. Then, we came back at the right time to do this all over again.
On Miley Cyrus’s VMA performance
Joe: [Hesitates] It wasn’t my favorite performance of hers. I think that there’s one way of saying you’ve grown up, and there’s another way — I think that’s her way. Look, people are talking about it, so I think it’s working for what she wants.
Nick Jonas: She’s smart. She’s very smart. We’ve always known that about her. She’ll always be successful. [The performance] was funny — I was laughing.
Nick: Something we’ve been more comfortable with this go-round, rather than three or four years ago, is being more opinionated.
Joe: You get to this point where you can’t live your life trying to satisfy everybody, personally or as a musician. Somebody’s going to find something negative. So we were like, Let’s just be who we are and have opinions — whether it’s on politics or music — and really show who we are as people.
Kevin: With being able to take back masters of our songs and become our own bosses in a way, we have a lot of people hearing new stuff, and maybe they have had misconceptions in the past of who we are as a band. At the end of the day, I think people are surprised to know that we’re a rock band at our core. Things have started to shift where people are starting to feel the passion behind the art that we’re doing.
On those gay rumors
Joe: We have a lot of gay friends and gay fans. It’s a boy band stereotype; people assume, but we don’t take offense.
Nick: Prior to us being a band, I was a super theater geek. I loved theater and I still do, and I care about fashion, and I care about a lot of things that I feel like stereotypes are attached to.
Joe: [Being in Out] is a moment for us for sure. We keep saying, “Well, it’s about time.”
On leaving their label, Hollywood Records
Nick: I think we realized that, creatively, we were in very different places.
Joe: We were in that place where we were starting to think about being able to make our grown-up record. We didn’t want to talk about if they would put a parental advisory label on it.
On heeding Demi Lovato’s [who dated Joe Jonas] call for a moratorium on twerking
Joe: I’m great [with twerking]. I’m with it.
Nick: I’m against it. I’ve just reached my limit. It’s just done. It’s too much.
Joe: Bring it on. I’m a fan. I just think it’s appropriate for the right people. Not everyone can twerk.
Nick: Anybody that’s on Diplo’s page — have you seen his Instagram? It’s impressive.
Kevin: I’m straight down the middle. The right amount at the right time.
Kevin and Dani Jonas have gotten cooking advice from Rachael in the past, but this time they’re in need of some canine-related tips. Watch their two adorable pups get a little training session.
The Jonas Brother tells Men’s Fitness editor Dean Stattmann about staying fit with diabetes and becoming an Uncle.
Dean Stattmann of Men’s Fitness goes one on one with the Jonas Brother
It was a family affair for the Jonas Brothers as they headed to the Wynn Las Vegas to celebrate the little brother Nick’s 21st birthday.
A group of Nick’s closest friends and family, including girlfriend and Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, were at Botero steakhouse at Encore for a birthday dinner. Afterward, the group headed to a huge bash at XS nightclub.
In our Glory Road segment, we get to talk to celebs and see what inspires them, what set them on their road to glory, and what they feel passionate about. Well, recently, the Jonas Brothers stopped by our studios, and I got a chance to sit down with them and chat a bit. Check it out!
Twenty million records sold worldwide. They have been tied to Miley, Selena, Taylor and Demi. And they hold the Guinness World Record for the most top 20 singles in a year. They are the Jonas Brothers.
Kevin Jonas: We have been very blessed. You know, performing at the Grammy’s, being nominated, you know, playing with Stevie Wonder and then, you know, playing at places like the White House for the president and Paul McCartney. It’s just things like that that you just kind of look back on. You look at your pictures and you’re blown away that you had these opportunities.
Scott: And it all started when these three were just teens.
How did you handle this extreme success that you guys were experiencing?
Joe Jonas: I don’t think there’s any real pro way of handling it. I think it’s about remembering where you come from and a really close knit family. We’re always working together but we’re family, so we can lean on each other and talk about things that usually you probably wouldn’t be able to talk about with other friends.
Scott: But their fame and packed schedules didn’t get the two youngest Jo’ Bros out of making sure schoolwork was done.
Nick Jonas: It was extremely difficult. It wasn’t an easy thing at all. I think we had a good team around us to help us pick time when it would work. Sometimes it would be early mornings, sometimes it would be late nights you’re working with schoolwork. But you know how it important it is.
Scott: Also important was their connection to their community. And giving back was something they felt called to do, even at a young age.
Nick: I was in New York doing some Broadway shows and saw a family – a homeless family on the street – and asked my dad what I was doing to help and he said, ‘Well, you do this and you do that and you give to the church,’ and all this. And I said, ‘Well, what am I doing though? And how can I help these people?’
Scott: And so, together they started the Change for the Children Foundation, a non-profit organization that allows the brothers to raise money for the causes they each support.
Nick, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at an early age, wanted to educate other young people about the disease.
Nick: I was diagnosed at thirteen. I felt like the right thing to speak about it publically and do what I could to raise money for research and raise awareness. We did a dollar-a-ticket to diabetes research on the previous tours we’ve done, and for three years straight raised over a million dollars just on that.
Nick: And it was pretty incredible to see that just from that one effort we did so much good. And that was only the beginning.
Kevin: I am involved with volunteerism. You know, there is so much that you can do within your local community.
Scott: Connecting with fans through social media, Kevin encourages young people to take action in their community.
Kevin: It doesn’t take a lot. And that’s kind of the message of the whole thing.
Joe: I work with the Special Olympics quite a bit and Feed the Children as well.
Scott: Joe’s work with Feed the Children has taken him to the African country of Kenya.
Joe: They teach them schooling systems, they teach them education, they also fix water systems for them.
Scott: The band’s foundation has raised $5.2 million since it started, and they plan on continuing their legacy of giving through their fans.
Joe: It’s the new generation. And who’s going to make an effort and an effect on our world?
Scott: Now as the Jonas Brothers get ready to release their latest album, they are excited to be getting back to the music.
Nick: It’s a really exciting time for us, and we’re just happy to be continuing to make music almost, I guess, ten years later.
Joe: You know, music is the best! So for us to have it as a job it feels like a dream come true.
Scott: Love when people drop by the studio! And we have got behind-the-scene photos from their visit up on Channel One’s Instagram.
And that is going to do it for us today. I am Scott Evans. Dare to make today great! We will see you tomorrow.
A return to music from Jonas Brothers had been a long time coming: After premiering new songs live in concert last year, they kicked off their comeback with the boisterous “Pom Poms” before hitting a new sonic high point with the lushly melodic “First Time.”
But that’s not all they have up their sleeve: The other new tunes they have in the hopper, like the muscular, aggressive “What Do I Mean To You,” transform the once-squeaky-clean boy band trio into a real rock act. That might come as a surprise to those familiar with their previous work, as well as fans of Joe Jonas‘ slick R&B-pop or Nick Jonas‘ acoustic-driven singer-songwriter tunes — but on their upcoming LP V, due out this fall, they show off a more diverse roster of sonic influences.
“We all like different kinds of music,” Joe explained of the various directions the boys took with their solo careers. “I think it was more about the places where we were in our lives, and what we were listening to, or what we were influenced by with the artists we were really into at the time. For me, that was the style of music I was really into at the moment — same with Nick, he was also super influenced by that stuff. With this record, we pulled pieces from all our inspirations. But at the same time, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves to make it sound different than anything we’d done before.”
If “First Time” showcased a more mature sound from the brothers, they take things even further in a dark direction on “What Do I Mean To You,” the likely next single. “I was inspired by being in London,” Nick said. “It’s really dark. That’s what I love about this song. We used to be more creative than we needed to be with our lyrics to disguise the things we were really talking about and the people we were talking about. Now, it’s more fun to just lay it out. The person’s name who it’s about is in the second verse of the song.”
“My favorite line in the song,” he continued, “is ‘Keys to an open door, don’t need a lock / Stains on a dirty floor, you don’t see a spot.’ Basically it’s just saying that this person treats you so poorly that you just have to lay it out. As a creative person, you always fear that they’re going to hear it and feel a certain way about it, but you have to be true to yourself — otherwise you’re going to regret not being that transparent.”
“There’s a real difference between doing it for publicity and doing it because it’s your passion,” Kevin Jonas added.
As for the distribution side of this next era? The boys are focusing their energy on their app, which they say is giving fans an inside look at their lives.
“We have things that we can feed to the world that we can just put out on a news blurb or post on Twitter or put on Instagram,” Joe explained, “and you’re just giving that away. Access to the artist is extremely important. But to have one place that people go to as a destination for all things Jonas Brothers — that’s a win for us because it’s our vision, and it’s important to know that the app can do that.”
Still, it always comes back to the music for the brothers Jonas, despite their rep. “In the past few years we’ve embraced a modern sound that we like,” Nick said. “We’ve had fun with experimenting and seeing what we can do to stretch the sound and continue to evolve. That’s why it was a really fun journey to take on this record.”
Check out JustJaredJr.com‘s brand new interview with the Jonas Brothers!
The guys – Joe, Nick, and Kevin – sat down with JJJ to discuss how the “First Time” video came about, which new songs they love performing, how interacting with fans is different now, and what life is like back on the road. Be sure to check out the video for “First Time” which premiered online last month.
Just Jared Jr.: So where did the concept for the “First Time” video come from?
Joe Jonas: It was originally a bigger budget video that we had a concept for, and then the song accidentally leaked. So we had to find a way to film a video in a three-day span and try to beat the big push of the song. So we called all of our friends from west coast to east coast, and it was kind of our idea along with a younger group of guys that are doing some directing and cinematography stuff. We got together and just came up with this concept and flew all of our friends into Vegas and just hung out for a weekend. Obviously there was staged stuff so it wasn’t just us partying or anything like that, but it came out way better than we expected because we were just having so much fun.
JJJ: Tell us what makes V different from your previous albums?
Nick Jonas: I think the biggest difference in this new album is the fact that it started with us and it finishes with us as well as far as how we release it. We are our own label, we’re in control of our destiny, and it gives a lot of freedom on the creative side. But also, with how we release it, and what we can do there to have a better connection with the fans. To use this new age to release the music and it’s been great so far. And once we dive into the different sound of the record, I think that a lot of different inspirations over the three and a half, four years that we took off, and we kind of all brought our own inspirations and influences to this, it made it very different.
JJJ: Any idea what the next single will be?
Kevin Jonas: We have ideas, but we’re just really focused on “First Time” right now. But we’re playing a lot of the new songs on the tour, and we’re starting to feel what may or may not be the next one.
JJJ: Do each of you have a favorite from the new songs to perform?
Joe: There’s a song called “What Do I Mean to You” that we’ve been playing, it’s a little bit more of a rock song with a kind of dub-step influence. Or as Nick says, post-traumatic stress…
Nick: Post-traumatic dub-step.
Nick: I think I’ve got a different song every week that becomes my favorite. “What Do I Mean to You” that’s one of them, a song called “Sandbox” is another one that I love. It really just kind of depends where my head’s at that week and I go for it.
Kevin: For me there’s one called “The World” that I really love. It’s really fun, we play it live. We’re gonna play it tonight!
JJJ: What’s the best part about being back on the road again?
Kevin: Just being able to be in front of the fans again and being able to interact and being able to make the music live. We worked so hard in the studio for the last year, year and a half, so to be able to be on stage performing those songs that we worked so hard for and seeing the response has just been incredible.
JJJ: Is interacting with fans different now as opposed to three years ago?
Joe: Yeah. I think the biggest difference is that they’re a lot older, and it’s cool to see fans in every city. Not any city in particular, but the first twenty rows that we can see clearly, cause everything else is kind of difficult to see, but the majority of the fans have like beers in their hands or drinks. It’s nice to see that they are aging up with us, our core audience that has been supportive throughout time. But also we’re even asking people, ‘Is this your first Jonas show ever?’ and the majority of the crowd raises their hand. It’s nice to see that it’s not just a recycled group of fans, it’s new fans that are also coming to our shows. At this stage in our career that’s really great to feel.
JJJ: What’s the hardest thing about getting back on the road after so long?
Nick: I think the hardest thing about getting back on the road, to be honest, each of us outside of what we do together have our own world now, which I don’t think was the case three or four years ago when we were touring and all of that. So we’ve spent significant time the past couple of years building that world up and sort of building our circles of friends and our homes. I know I value now sleeping in my own bed way more than I did in the past. I think that’s just something that happens over time when you sort of set up your home. So being away from home can be tough. Luckily we get to be with our family, so that’s not so much the issue, but more just being in your own space. That’s hard to get used to. But it’s all good, we love what we do and we love being in front of our fans.
JJJ: What’s the best advice you could give a young artist trying to make it in the industry today?
Nick: Two things: I think the first is, it is true that practice makes perfect. It’s not even so much practice that you’re thinking about, where you say I’m gonna take an hour out of my day every day to work on my instrument. It’s more about, you know, finding ways to just grow and be better that are actually inspiring and fun for you. And surrounding yourself with people that are more talented than you so you can try to pull from them. I think the other part of it is that the minute you see a little bit of a success or something good happen, don’t believe your own hype. It’s way easy to get in your own head and think more of yourself than you should. It’s just good to keep it low-key.
The Jonas Brothers are back!
After a three-year hiatus, Kevin, 25, Joe, 23, and Nick, 20, are heading back to the stage together, but don’t expect to see the same teen heartthrobs! These days the guys are all grown up.
Since their last album together, it was every Jonas for themselves. Kevin and his wife of three years, Danielle, hit the small screen on their reality show “Married to Jonas” and are currently expecting their first baby. Meanwhile, Joe struck out his own and released a solo album, “FastLife,” in 2011. Nick tried his hand at Broadway, nabbing a role in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” last year and working on his own solo career with his band, Nick Jonas and the Administration.
They had their individual fun, but now that the crew is back together, they’re busy putting their teen image in the rearview mirror and churning out new music like their rowdy party anthem “First Time,” the first single for their new album, “V,” hitting shelves later this summer.
Yahoo! Music caught up with the JoBros during a live performance at Z100 in New York City to get the scoop on Disney secrets, how they plan to party for Nick’s 21st birthday on September 16, and the trick to staying out of trouble.
What’s the transition been like from boys to men?
Kevin: It’s been a natural one since that is kind of the case with anyone in life. I think with our music, we needed to take some time off. … We were able to work on individual projects and live lives. Then we could come back and write about it and be the people that were are today. I think we all needed it. I think it has really played a huge contributing factor into the music and especially this album, “V.”
There’s been a lot of talk about how growing up “Disney” was like high school. Is that true?
Joe: When we were working with Disney, it was like a little high school because you see other Disney stars, actors and musicians all the time for events. Whether it was opening up a roller coaster or being at awards shows – we like to call it red carpet friends. You shake hands and you give a bro hug to someone you don’t see all the time. But, I think it was definitely a fun experience to be a part of that group of people.
If Disney had a “high school reunion,” would you go?
Kevin: It’s kind of like there is one right now. Thinking about the music and the Top 40 and what’s going on: you got Selena, you got Miley, you got us, you got all of these other people that are making music. It is interesting to see all of this music coming to a different place. Whether we’d go to reunion, I don’t know.
Nick: Sure. We’d go for the food. And the fellowship. And the drinks.
Joe: Lots and lots of drinks.
Drinks? You’re turning 21 pretty soon, Nick. How will you celebrate?
Nick: I am going to drink! A lot probably.
Kevin: We’ve each had pretty amazing 21st birthday parties so I think this one is going to be the one to take the cake. We can’t give too much away because it is still a surprise.
Nick: It’s not really a surprise. I am kind of in on the plans, but for everyone else it is going to be a surprise. But I am sure you’ll hear about it.
Joe: Probably New York City. We’ll see.
Nick: Maybe. It’s a good place to have it.
You’ve all dodged some of the normal missteps that other teen stars have made, why do you think that is?
Joe: We’re hiding drugs.
Nick: What an answer.
Joe: We really never had any interest in doing crazy stuff. Plus the biggest excuse on our behalf is that Twitter and MySpace were just taking off when we started 10 years ago. You think about the artists that are 17 or 18 or act like they’re 13. They don’t really have it as easy. People have got them under a microscope and they’re waiting for them to make their next move. I think there are a few things where maybe we got lucky here and there, and people don’t know some of our secrets, but you know we also never really had an interest.
What’s a secret?
Joe: One secret? You just want one?
Yeah … like have you ever skinny-dipped?
Joe: That’s not even crazy.
Nick: That’s an every day event.
Kevin: I think that we always thought things were a bigger deal than they actually were. We would always overthink everything.
Joe: On my 21st birthday, I remember I got iced – you know Smirnoff-Iced. Like seven times.
Kevin: Oh my god. It was so bad. I don’t even know who decided that that was a good call.
Joe: I remember freaking out that people were going to find out. But now it is like, really? Why did we care so much?
You started singing together 10 years ago — do you feel old?
Nick: Here’s what I feel. This sounds really dumb because we’re all very young. But I feel like even just three years of not doing this and coming back, it took me at least a minute to be like, “Wow this is kind of insane.” Our schedule, this whole thing is pretty intense.
Kevin: Yeah, it’s definitely intense.
Nick: I go right to sleep as soon as I am on the bus. There’s no hanging out. It’s bedtime.
What made you guys come back together?
Nick: What made us come back together is the feeling that all of us missed this. The great thing about having two bandmates is that you have a support system within it. When you’re doing stuff on your own, it is all on you. Also, we really do love what we’re doing together, musically. I’d say that when it comes to solo projects in the future, we won’t count it out because it may happen. But this will always be there. The brothers. We know we can always come back to this and continue to make music and do things together.
There are a lot of boy bands out there. Are there any you like?
Joe: We have some love for One Direction. We think they’re doing some cool stuff. They’re nice guys so we’re happy for them.
Clearly you’re big pop stars — can you do some of the same things other big stars do? Like, can you twerk?
Have you ever worn a grill? Or would you ever?
All: No! Never.
Would you ever paint your car the same design as your shoe?
Joe: (Laughing). Umm…
Nick: Yeah my shoes are blue and my car is blue.
Kevin: Black? My shoes are black! Yeah.
Would you ever create an alter ego?
All: Yes. Definitely.
What’s the craziest thing a fan has ever asked you to sign?
Nick: Their body parts.
Kevin: Their body.
Joe: Someone’s ass.