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OUT MAGAZINE: Jonas Brothers: All Grown Up

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

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.

On maturing

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 Encore

Tuesday, 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.


ARTICLE/VIDEO: Channel One News Interview

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

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.

Scott: Wow!

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.

ARTICLE/VIDEO: Jonas Brothers Talk New Music, Growing Up & Finding Their Voice: Idolator Exclusive

Thursday, September 12th, 2013


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.”


ARTICLE: Jonas Brothers, Jason Derulo Added to Bill for ‘Live In the Vineyard’ Fest

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013


The Jonas Brothers will join Jason Derulo, Kevin Rudolf, Delta Rae, American Authors on the bill for this November’s “Live In The Vineyard” festival in California.

Earlier, organizers announced Five for Fighting, Gavin DeGraw, James Blunt, Lee DeWyze, Atlas Genius, Andrew Ripp and Christina Perri would play the private fest, which takes place in the Napa Valley from Nov. 1 to 4.

The four-day event is pitched as offering “exclusive access to recording artists, top tier wine makers, and world-renowned chefs,” all hosted in the “lush scenery of boutique wineries.”

Tickets are available only to special guests and through special radio station promotions featured on and exclusive sweepstakes and offerings from LITV’s partnerships with Aloft Hotels, Enterprise, Sutter Home, Southwest Airlines, and VH1.


PHOTOS: Jonas Brothers for OUT Magazine #BTS

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

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.

2013 – OUT Magazine (BTS) – 9/6

VIDEOS: Jonas Brothers during #NYFW with E!’s Fashion Police

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Jonas Brothers Hit Up NY Fashion Week
Kevin, Joe and Nick hang out on “Fashion Police” with Joan Rivers at New York Fashion Week. Plus, hear about their love lives!

Joe Jonas Talks Taylor Swift & Sex Tape
“Fashion Police” host Joan Rivers gets the Jonas Brothers to give up the dirt on Joe’s ex Taylor Swift–and those pesky sex tape rumors!

Nick Jonas on Meeting Miss Universe
The pop star opens up to Joan Rivers about how he started dating the most beautiful woman in our galaxy. Get the scoop on pageant queen Olivia Culpo.

VIDEO: Jonas Brothers Tour Announcement for Oct – Nov 2013

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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Thursday, August 8th, 2013

From Adventures in Wonderland:

AC United (Nick’s Team) – $5,000.00 USD
-Be water girl/boy for Team AC United
-Receive a Team AC United uniform
-Celebrate Joe’s birthday at the post game tailgate!
-Meet Kevin, Joe + Nick at their Los Angeles show 8/16
-Take an individual photo with the Jonas Brothers
-Access to the Jonas Brothers Official Sound Check at their Los Angeles show 8/16
*Note: All proceeds go to the Jonas Brothers Change For The Children Foundation

Bilbo Real (Joe + Kevin’s Team) – $5,000.00 USD
-Be water girl/boy for Team Bilbo Real
-Receive a Team Bilbo Real uniform
-Celebrate Joe’s birthday at the post game tailgate!
-Meet Kevin, Joe + Nick at their Los Angeles show 8/16
-Take an individual photo with the Jonas Brothers
-Access to the Jonas Brothers Official Sound Check at their Los Angeles show 8/16
*Note: All proceeds go to the Jonas Brothers Change For The Children Foundation

(To buy either of these packages, click the “Adventures in Wonderland” link)


3:00 P.M.

Jonas Brothers Charity Soccer Match to Benefit Jonas Brothers Change for the Children Foundation

Don’t miss the exclusive opportunity to celebrate Joe Jonas’ birthday and watch the Jonas Brothers and friends take the pitch followed by the LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake on August 17th at the StubHub Center. Proceeds will go to the Jonas Brothers’ charity, Change for the Children.

Event Details
– In order to be granted admission to the exclusive Jonas Brothers Celebrity Soccer Charity Soccer Match to take place at 3:00pm, you must present your LA Galaxy ticket vs. Real Salt Lake game for that night (immediately following the Jonas Brothers’ charity match).
– LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake tickets must say “GP JONAS” for entry to the charity game on the bottom left of the ticket. That same ticket will grant entry to the LA Galaxy game.
– Gates for the Jonas Brothers Celebrity Soccer Charity Match open at 2:30pm at the StubHub Center’s Track & Field Stadium. Kickoff scheduled for 3:00pm.
– LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake at 7:30pm (main gates open at 6:00pm)

GA Ticket: $40
Seat Location: G/A (General Admission or Grass Berm seating for LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake)

VIP Ticket: $150 (includes a Limited Edition Jonas Tour Cup t-shirt)
Seat Location: Fieldside behind Jonas players’ bench (Midfield Reserve for LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake)

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VIDEO/CONTEST: Huawei and the Jonas Brothers

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Be part of the Exclusive Huawei W1 Party and meet the Jonas Brothers! Find out how from Kevin, Joe and Nick in this video! Watch & then complete our questionnaire:

LIVE TOUR 2013: Radio Visit – Jonas Brothers Visit WILD 99.5 in West Palm Beach – 8/2

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

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).

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  • ARTICLE: Jonas Brothers Talk New Music & Tour with Just Jared Jr!

    Friday, August 2nd, 2013

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    Check out‘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.

    Kevin: Dub-stress!

    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?

    Nick: Completely.

    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.


    VIDEO: Jonas Brothers – “”First Time” (VH1 Stop/Watch)”

    Thursday, August 1st, 2013

    Posted 7/22/13
    Jonas Brothers perform “First Time” in 60 seconds.


    PHOTOS: 2013 – Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, VA – 7/29 (NJO Photo Coverage)

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

    Northern Virginia Freelance Photographer, Noelle Garnier did an exclusive show photo coverage just for Nick J Online in Bristow, VA. Below are some of the photos she took at the show. PLEASE KEEP THE TAGS ON & CREDIT ©Noelle Garnier 2013.

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