Jonas Brothers On Boy Band Shelf Life The Beatles AND Staying GROUNDED

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.’

  • ashley anna

    i love themm!!!

  • Anonymous

    they’re so honest. i love how they dont make it a big
    deal that they’re called The Beatles of our generation.
    love them :)

  • Anonymous

    Britney and N’Sync will always be better than them. And I’m still trying to understand the comment kevin made about people buying their albums on the Internet. Is he saying they have sold more than them lol? Because that’s entirely not true. I think Kevin needs to watch how he words things sometimes, like that comment he made about working at Starbucks (be thankful for us Kevin, we make your coffee.) I like JB but they have been pissing me off lately.
    ———
    wtf?? you like, expect them to be perfect. i word
    things wrong sometimes and it comes out the wrong way.
    everyone does it! just because they’re famous, doesn’t
    mean they’re perfect. kevin doesn’t mean to say it
    that way, but sometimes it comes out as that. and
    about the album thing, they’re saying that since we
    have the internet, people buy albums off the internet
    and onto their ipods, and don’t buy the actual album.

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    Can anyone say SLOW day?

  • Anonymous

    Well they’re failing at using any of those artists as influences in their music, because I’m really not hearing that sound at all.

  • trish

    That is funny, lmao, I didn’t even think of that!!!

  • meli

    isn’t this old? Tim your just like Niley fans. Stuck in the past
    ————
    lmao soooo true, thank you :) the Niley part

    ====

    can you say WIN?
    hahaha ily

  • nat

    LOVE you boys

  • kimmy4

    i love jb but their some interviews are always the same and predictable

  • Shauna

    These guys are so mature.

    But they need to change up their interviews.

    “It all goes back to the fans”
    “Its a family base.”
    “Our fans are the best in the world”
    “We love our family and each other”

    Etc, Etc.

    change it up, boys, i dont listen to your interviews anymore because I know what you’re going to say!

  • kimmy4

    thats what i was thinking too
    i can answer for them knowing whart there going to say

  • Anonymous

    ahaahahah 40 year old virgins!!
    i love them but taht was funny :)

  • Anonymous

    Kevin Nick and Joseph are amazing. People ask us
    how they are DIFFERENT, and this is exactly why.
    :)
    love you boys??

  • Anonymous

    hes not saying they are selling more. hes plainly saying nobody is selling as much as they did now.

    u have to take into consideration how many people now illegally download their music and stuff. if there was anyway to monitor how many times a song or album was downloaded then that added to the legally bought albums and stuff mite be alot. maybe even reaching to the 10 mil like britney and justin did.

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  • Anonymous

    aww. I LOVE them. :)

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    LOL sooo true. OU has been REALLY slow today….

  • Anonymous

    lol. 40 year old virgins? :S

    ‘What people don’t really understand is that we secretly are over the age of 40,’
    _________________

    LOL!
    _________________
    ROFL!

  • Courtney

    I love JB!

    :)
    Courtney.

  • number1fan

    JONAS BROTHERS FOREVEVVVERRR

  • woah

    isn’t this old? Tim your just like Niley fans. Stuck in the past

  • Anonymous
  • meli

    JONASBROTHERS
    the win of todays society
    ;}

    love them

  • Anonymous
  • jenn

    NICKS NEW BLACK KEYS SPEECH! READ! Ladies & Gentlemen it has been quite a year. With one year we have had 2 #1 selling Albums. We have also, been on the Rolling Stone Cover twice. As for for myself I have met the President of the United States and have had not 1 but 2 girls complain about me in 17 magazine. Its been a heck of year!

  • Anonymous

    GOD they’re fucking robots.

  • Anonymous

    I GIVE THEM 2 YEARS AND THEY ARE DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • katie

    awww i love these boys.
    jonas brothers 4evaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Anonymous

    stfu about kevin

  • Anonymous

    yeah, what the fuck i feel like i’ve seen this
    interview before.
    SLOW DAY, TIM?

  • Anonymous

    way to not even read the article douchebag.

  • Anonymous

    dude, get the fuck out no one cares
    stop promoting shit on oceanUP

  • Anonymous

    lol. 40 year old virgins? :S

    ‘What people don’t really understand is that we secretly are over the age of 40,’

  • http://myspace.com/librarycardprod dominique

    awwww this was with my local news paper.

  • Anonymous

    Britney and N’Sync will always be better than them. And I’m still trying to understand the comment kevin made about people buying their albums on the Internet. Is he saying they have sold more than them lol? Because that’s entirely not true. I think Kevin needs to watch how he words things sometimes, like that comment he made about working at Starbucks (be thankful for us Kevin, we make your coffee.) I like JB but they have been pissing me off lately.

  • Anonymous

    oooops, nevermind. i had to re-read that again. he didn’t say they were selling more records.

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  • Dumm Blonnd

    OLD.

  • http://Www.oceanup.com CornPopsGirl!!! <33

    Um he simply is saying that artists sold more back in the day. It’s not that hard to comprehend.

  • Sarah

    Well they’re failing at using any of those artists as influences in their music, because I’m really not hearing that sound at all.
    ——————
    I think they are influenced in ways that don’t necessarily mean they copy what their influences do, but rather in what they’ve been experimenting with and modeling some things after certain things they find they have taken a liking to, ya know what I mean? :)

  • Anonymous

    Joe is funny even in interviews

    love them!

  • Anonymous

    i looove the jonas, they are amazing

  • Anonymous

    lol. 40 year old virgins? :S

    ‘What people don’t really understand is that we secretly are over the age of 40,’
    _________________

    LOL!

  • Anonymous

    lmao

  • Aspen

    Rofl copter

  • kimmy4

    cool

  • Anonymous

    live your life!, do not try to live the life of others or criticize every word of a person, they are just persons!

  • Baha

    I love them all but i think Nick is the one who gives Robot answers. at least joe made a joke and kevin was being pretty natural. nick just kind of repeats himself

  • ILoveGarbo

    isn’t this old? Tim your just like Niley fans. Stuck in the past
    ————
    lmao soooo true, thank you :) the Niley part