Catching the Love Bug: Exclusive with the Jo Bros
They're the hottest group since the 1990s Backstreet Boys mania, Hanson phenomenon, and *NSYNC obsession. Not only are they are rapidly burning up the charts with hit singles such as "Hold On", "S.O.S.," and "Burnin' Up," these boys are also selling out shows, clothing, magazines, and other items with their photos plastered on them as fast as the fans can recite, "Nick, Joe, and Kevin!"
Now, to fuel your fanatical adoration even more, THE STACKS is providing you with an exclusive interview with the Jonas Brothers. Check it out!
Joe, what's it like living your life on camera for the new TV show?
Joe: It's great, it's cool. It's definitely fun for us.
Nick, who are your inspirations for songwriting?
Nick: Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash, Prince; those are all big ones for me.
And how about for you guys? Joe?
Joe: I'm a big fan of Mick Jagger. He's always been amazing. And Bono, and some really influential people. Their songwriting is just amazing.
How about you, Kevin?
Kevin: I agree with all of those. I'm a big country music fan as well, so Brad Paisely, Tim McGraw. Lots of things like that as well.
How do you keep it real?
Joe: I think it's just important that you have time with your family and friends and you take that time. Thankfully, we have some really good friends of ours who've stuck around all these years throughout everything.
And they still give you trouble when you act up?
Kevin: Of course, but that doesn't happen.
What was the inspiration for "Tonight"?
Kevin: I think everyone's had that moment where they're on the phone and something's not going great, and then you just have to let it go that night. Hopefully it resolves. In the end, in the song it does kind of resolve, which is nice.
There's no personal story behind that?
Nick: No. I think it's just kind of like we said, relating to our fans and things they've told us that they've gone through and just being able to incorporate it into a song. I think we definitely have gone through it too, but I'm not going to give away the story exactly.
What is your funniest fan encounter?
Joe: We've had a couple. Way back when we first started, we were doing a school tour, and we were sound checking and Nick happened to be backstage by himself and the doors broke open. The girls broke open the doors and kind of all jumped on Nick. It was pretty scary. I just kind of walked away. Kevin was pulling the girls off of Nick. It was really funny.
Do you each have different types of fans or is it pretty even between the three of you?
Joe: There is an age gap between each of us, but not that much. Every fan kind of has their own thing. Most fans, we hear that they like all three of us.
During those Beatle-mania style moments, what is going through your head as you're trying to make your get-away or pull people off your brother?
Kevin: We love playing those moments on the television show, especially. In real life, as well. We just enjoy it. We have the best of both worlds.
Joe: No. We have a really good team around us that keeps us safe and protected. But more than that, I think we just are really happy with our fans. We have the best fans in the world.
Sounds like these guys have some pretty crazy fan stories, but still love every minute of what they do. Are you a Jonas Brothers fan? If you are, enter for your chance to win a signed Burnin' Up CD!
— Carly M., STACKS Staffer