Jonas Brothers interview with FresnoBee [Via JonasHQ]. Joe on boy
bands having a limited shelf-life: ‘What people don’t really understand is that we secretly are over the age of 40, so we’ve already lived through our shelf-life-time, so we’re just going back and trying to reinvent ourselves. In all seriousness, we are just having fun with what we do and playing music.’
Nick on being compared to the Beatles: ‘I think the Beatles are the Beatles
and no one can touch that. We’re honored that some people say that, but for us, we’re just trying to be ourselves and just trying to really be inspired by a lot of things. You know artists like the Beatles, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash, Prince and just continue to learn and have fun.’
Kevin on staying relevant in the music industry: ‘You think about that every
day as an artist in this generation. You look back on it, and just 10-15 years ago, Britney Spears and the ‘N Syncs of the world were selling a million records in the first day of their album release and they were selling arenas out.
We’re on an arena tour, but no one’s selling 10 million records anymore. The Internet has taken a very huge turn in music, but, of course, I think everyone wants to take new steps toward new ideas and new technologies that..
..will allow music to get there, and get out there first. We released an album a year the past four years now ..Just always continually making new music and continuing to put out music is very key in a world that moves so quickly.’
Nick on staying grounded: ‘It’s about the family base. We’ve made that rule
No. 1 from day one, making sure that the family comes first and that we focus on that. That’s the priority. Also we live by the rule, ‘We live life if it’s at the top like we’re at the bottom,’ which means stay humble and keep the right attitude.’