Nick Jonas Opens Up About The Jonas Brothers Break Up, Promises To Be At Chicago’s B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash In December
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Fresh off their appearance on Good Morning America where they announced the big break up, Nick Jonas joined The J Show to let listeners know that there will be a Jonas presence at the B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash. Hear him explain why they broke up and what’s next for the Jonas Brothers. He also answers fan questions live.
Nick opened up about the whole break-up. “We can say at this moment that the Jonas Brothers; that chapter has closed, and that is done. We are all looking forward to continuing on in our own way in our own career paths, but as far as the show (B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash) goes coming up here in December, we’re going to find a way to have a Jonas there in some way, and hopefully two,” Nick said. We are going to see you guys, and we wanted to make sure we told you that and the fans in Chicago, and thanks for the support through all this.
Many fans want to know what really happened, so Nick explained the process that led up to this decision. “It was a long process, and to sum it up in this last month when we did all this wouldn’t do it justice because I think it’s a lot bigger timeline. Basically I just came to my brothers and said, ‘Look, I’d love to have a conversation we need to have with you guys where we just talk about where things are at and get really honest and real with each other. I laid out some of the concerns I had about the group, you know, and said ‘I feel like if we continue on this path with these issues, it’s going to be very difficult to continue for all of us.’”
Nick continued, “It was tough to swallow at first for everybody. I think it was a very heavy conversation. Then after a few days of working through some stuff and talking more about it, we all did see that there were a lot of issues in the group and things that need to be addressed and came to a decision that we had been functioning as individuals within this group for a long time, and that it was time to close that chapter.”
When it comes to the fans all over the world, Nick knows that this news is tough. “We know that this is a real tough thing, and how disappointing it is for a lot of people. We are very aware of that,” he explained.
Some Chicago fans called in to ask Nick questions:
Q: What are you guys going to miss most about touring together?
A: “The thing we will miss most about touring together is probably playing the songs we wrote together. That’s one thing we always loved. The fact that we created our own music and were able to get on the stage and play those songs we wrote probably in a bedroom somewhere, or a studio, wherever it was, for people who sang along with us. That feeling is unlike any other in the world.”
Q: What’s going to happen to the album V?
A: “We’ve decided that we want to do something special for our fans because they’ve been so supportive of us for so many years. What we’ve decided to do is package an album with 10 live tracks from the summer tour and four of the songs that would have been on V, and if you count ‘Pom Poms’ and ‘First Time,’ it’s actually 6 songs that would have been on V. We’ll be sending that out soon for the fans.”
Jonas fans, we’ll see you at the B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash on December 14th!
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The Jonas Brothers did a photoshoot with Fault Magazine on July 26, 2013. The back cover has just been revealed along with a few photos from the shoot. The magazine is available for pre-order here. It is officially released on October 15th!
NOTE: The magazine is a UK magazine so shipping will cost more for those not from the the UK, etc.
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.
ARTICLE: Nick Jonas toasts 21st birthday with Miss Universe girlfriend Olivia Culpo, brothers at Wynn and EncoreTuesday, September 17th, 2013
It was a star-studded early morning party today for birthday boy Nick Jonas as he celebrated his 21st birthday with a kiss from girlfriend Olivia Culpo, the Rhode Island beauty who won the 2012 Miss USA and Miss Universe titles here at Planet Hollywood.
Brothers Kevin and Joe and their significant others, wife Danielle Jonas and girlfriend Blanda Eggenschwiler, respectively, made the celebrations a family affair. But also on hand in separate groups: Enrique Iglesias, in town for two concerts at the Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan; newly single actor Liam Hemsworth, whose longtime engagement to Miley Cyrus ended over the weekend; and “Celebrity Apprentice” star, rapper and DJ Lil Jon.
Here’s the official rundown of how Nick counted down the minutes Sunday night before he turned 21 and was allowed entry early this morning to XS at Steve Wynn’s Encore for his first glass of Champagne.
Our spywitness reported that the family group checked into Wynn Las Vegas on Saturday for the weekend, which began at Wynn Theater to meet the cast of “Le Reve — The Dream.” The performers showered Nick with early birthday wishes before Kevin and Joe joined him to pose for shots with the cast.
The brothers, who performed at the Mandalay Bay Events Center last month, were joined by their significant others for dinner at Andrea’s. Nick and Olivia were very playful and cuddly during dinner, while Kevin was doting on his expectant wife. The group, presented with signature chopsticks with their names engraved on them, enjoyed chef Joseph Elevado’s crispy tuna and special cucumber rolls, spicy tuna shrimp tempura, lettuce cups, New York Strip steak, black cod, Jidori chicken and smoked salmon.
On Sunday, the Jo Bros played golf and watched football before the big night.
A group of 25 of Nick’s friends and family gathered at Botero at Encore at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday for dinner on the patio and enjoyed steaks, truffle macaroni and cheese, ricotta gnocchi, wild mushrooms and more.
At the stroke of midnight, Nick was watching his iPhone’s date change over to this morning to officially ring in his birthday. The group erupted in applause while Botero staff presented Nick with a four-tier cake. The brothers sang “Happy Birthday” while Olivia snapped pictures on her phone. The couple cozied up, toasting with Champagne, followed by a kiss.
A family tradition followed as Nick made the first cut of the cake and then handed the knife over to Danielle, who has the next upcoming birthday, to make the final cut before it was served to the group. Kevin explained the family tradition to their friends at the table.
Fifteen minutes after turning 21, Nick led the group to the red carpet at XS. Nick revealed that he is looking forward to music and acting projects in the year ahead and that Olivia gave him a necklace for his birthday. Joe gave him a pair of Frank Sinatra’s tap shoes. Kevin went big, getting a few chips from Wynn to test his luck on the table games after the party.
A group of 20 was escorted down the nightclub’s golden staircase just after 1 a.m,. with 30 waitresses flanking them and waving light wands to direct them through the crowd. Headlining DJ Avicii even grabbed a photograph with the group before starting his set.
A second birthday cake was brought out by XS model waitresses. It was themed in true Las Vegas style with seven tiers of poker chips, card suits and black and red colors. The group partied into the early hours of the morning. Our thanks to David Becker and Gabe Ginsberg of WireImage for their photo gallery.
The Jonas Brothers did a photo shoot for OUT Magazine in New York City on September 6, 2013. They have posted some behind the scene photos on their Jonas Brothers APP (get on iTunes App Stores or Google Play – Mobile). It’s to be announced what month/issue this will be featured in.
Posted by Mark Schieldrop (Editor) , September 07, 2013 at 02:24 PM
Olivia Culpo’s boyfriend Nick Jonas said he thought her street sign is “awesome.”
Jonas was at Cranston City Hall to watch Culpo, also known in some parts as Miss Universe, get a street sign dedicated in her name.
Culpo, a Cranston native, thanked the crowd and posed for photographs with friends and family.
Jonas, who was delightfully squeezed by members of the Cranston East girls’ soccer team, acted low key and did his best to not steal the limelight from his girlfriend.
After posing for pictures with local girls, Jonas followed the advice of Culpo’s mom and brought the pageant winner a plate of clamcakes and a cup of clam chowder.
The Jonas Brothers visited Wild 99.5 in West Palm Beach, Florida to perform at the iHeartRadio Theater they have before going to the venue to perform for their concert (Cruzan Amphitheatre).
— WiLD 95.5 (@WiLD955) August 2, 2013
— Brody Smith (@brodyradio) August 2, 2013
The Jonas Brothers wave to the cameras while arriving at a radio station on Friday afternoon (August 1) in Palm Beach, Fla.
The guys — Nick, Joe and Kevin — stopped by to chat about their upcoming album, tour and more.
“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,” Nick recently shared with JJJ.
He added, “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.”
2013 – Jonas Brothers with Hot 99.5 DC – 7/29
2013 – WBTV North Carolina – 7/30
— WBTV_News (@WBTV_News) July 30, 2013
2013 – Jonas Brothers with Kiss 95.1 North Carolina – 7/30
2013 – Jonas Brothers with G105 North Carolina – 7/31
2013 – Fox News 8 Cleveland – 7/16
2013 – Jonas Brothers Visit Much Music Canada – 7/17
2013 – Entertainment Tonight Canada – 7/17
2013 – Jonas Brothers Visit KISS 92.5 Toronto – 7/18
2013 – Breakfast Television Toronto – 7/18
2013 – Jonas Brothers Boat Cruise with Kiss 98.5 Buffalo – 7/19
2013 – Jonas Brothers Beach Volleyball Game with WBLI New York – 7/20
2013 – Jonas Brothers at W Hotel with Kiss 108 Boston – 7/22
2013 – Jonas Brothers Visit Kiss 95.7 Uncasville – 7/23
2013 – Jonas Brothers Photoshoot with Fault Magazine – 7/24
— Jonas Brothers (@JonasBrothers) July 24, 2013
2013 – Jonas Brothers Visit Z100 New York – 7/24
2013 – VH1 Presents Mixtape Festival and Visit Kiss 99.3 – 7/27