Joe finds out that Stella has a date with a star athlete and
gets jealous. He creates a clothing emergency and Stella finds
out. She decides to take revenge.
Song: Tell Me Why
A Special Surprise...
Jonas Brothers YouTube Videos
Kristen? JoBros? Miley? Your Teen Choices
The Teen Choice Awards nominations were announced this week, and
the usual suspects led the way. Twilight, High School
Musical 3, Miley Cyrus, Gossip Girl
and the Jonas Brothers were among the most
recognized by the kiddos.
That's fine. But the burning
question is who are E! Online readers' faves? Get the list after
Based on traffic to our super-duper fanpages, here are the
teenyboppers you most care about.
1. Kristen Stewart Twilight is all the rage these days, and being the
rumored love interest of castmate Robert Pattinson
equals the No. 1 ranking.
2. Miley Cyrus
Hannah Montana's alter ego is getting over her breakup...perhaps
with a rebound reunion with Nick Jonas?
3. Taylor Lautner
Just being a New Moonie is good enough to crack this
list, but throw in those newly defined abs and a possible
romance with Selena Gomez, and he is Top 3
4. Dakota Fanning
The mature-beyond-her-years actress has been captivating our
attention for awhile, but now that she's part of the ever
buzzed-about Twilight posse—and partying with Kristen
Stewart—she's even a hotter commodity.
5. Nick Jonas
In recent days Nick has announced via Twitter that he received
his high school diploma. Oh, and he may be matriculating back to
a certain former flame.
6. Selena Gomez
Speaking of former flames, this Nick ex (and Taylor maybe)
continues to rank among the most popular of the adolescent set.
7. Joe Jonas
Nine Teen Choice Award nominations and a new album land another
of the JoBros to a spot on this list.
8. Taylor Swift
Those T-Pain teeth didn't seem to scare away
fans from checking out Tay's page in a week that saw her score a
couple of top prizes at the CMT Music Awards.
Rich Ross has a Mouse ear for 'tween' talent
As the Jonas Brothers took the stage at the Dallas Convention
Center on Nov. 18, 2006, the group had little to sing about.
The band's advocate at Columbia Records had left, and the label
was dropping them. Few gigs loomed on the horizon. But the crowd
at the Radio Disney 10th anniversary concert was oblivious to
the Jonas' travails. As the group sang "Year 3000," a hit on the
station, the audience responded with shrieking, bouncing
The reaction caught the attention of Disney Channel President
Rich Ross, who had been listening to the performance backstage.
"He ran up to me and said, 'I've never seen anything like
this in my life. I want you to know they could be so big,' "
recalled Kevin Jonas Sr., the boys' father and manager. "To this
day, I look at that moment as the turning point for the Jonas
The Jonases, who now boast two platinum albums, their own Disney
Channel show, "Jonas," and a 3-D concert movie, are among the
youthful stars who owe their big break to Ross, the man who
could be called the father of "Tween TV."
Since his arrival as senior vice president of programming in
1996, Ross has transformed Disney Channel from a cable
television backwater that ran old films and educational fare
into a reliable profit engine for the Walt Disney Co.
But more than that, he led TV's pursuit of the 9-to-14-year-old
"tween" audience, creating wildly popular personalities and
shows that not only dominate the age group's attention but have
muscled their way into mainstream culture: Hilary Duff as
"Lizzie McGuire," Miley Cyrus as "Hannah Montana," the "High
School Musical" movies, and now the Jonas Brothers.
Ross targeted a void in children's television -- the yawning gap
between Tigger, Pooh and the Disney princesses, and
innuendo-laced prime-time shows. Before Ross' efforts at the
Disney Channel, no network courted the age group, who influence
roughly $43 billion in spending annually.
"They existed. They weren't programmed to," Ross said. "They
were either forced to slum off younger stuff or watch what their
parents thought was inappropriate." In creating programming for
those viewers, Ross helped launch the careers of many of today's
most celebrated figures in young Hollywood, including Shia
LaBeouf, Zac Efron and Cyrus. He hopes two rising Disney Channel
stars, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez, will succeed Cyrus as tween
"In the 20 years I have known Rich, he has always been
recognized for his ability to spot talent," said Kevin Huvane,
managing partner at Creative Artists Agency, who represents
Cyrus. "Rich knows intuitively what is relevant to the
marketplace and is tremendously savvy at building programming
that resonates with audiences. In doing so, he has helped launch
a generation of stars."
The actors and their parents describe him as remarkably
approachable and concerned, and his personal touch was on
display at the February film premiere of "Jonas Brothers: The 3D
Concert Experience." He greeted by name not only proteges such
as "Hannah Montana" costar Emily Osment and Madison Pettis, who
appeared opposite Dwayne Johnson in Disney's movie "The Game
Plan," but also the Jonases' head of security and a Disney
As the band's black SUV pulled up to the El Capitan Theatre on
Hollywood Boulevard, Ross bristled with boyish enthusiasm.
"About to be the bedlam," he predicted, flashing a broad smile
as the crowd erupted in screams.
Ross grew up in the 1960s in Eastchester, N.Y., at a time when
most families had a single television set in the den and parents
fretted about their children's exposure to the "idiot box." At
the age of 9, he requested what then was considered taboo: a
television for his room. He still remembers meeting his father's
commuter train one night and seeing him step off carrying a
large TV box. But when Ross ripped it open, he discovered not a
television, but a puppy.
"I looked at it and said, 'This is a dog. Where's the TV?' "
Ross said. "I was sort of inconsolable. So, within a couple of
months, they got me the TV."
Each night, Ross would do his homework watching shows such as
"Mayberry R.F.D." and fall asleep hearing "The Merv Griffin
Show" echoing through the ventilation system from the den. He
grew to share his father Marty's love of comedy and a curiosity
about the New York end of the industry. While other kids at
summer camp were reading Sports Illustrated, he received Daily
Merv Griffin would end up giving Ross his big break in
television -- albeit indirectly. The entertainer's bookkeeper
was a friend of Ross' mother, Harriet, and she arranged an
interview for the 19-year-old Ross with Griffin's
representative, the William Morris Agency in New York, where he
was hired to work in the mail room.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and Fordham
University Law School, Ross took a job in the talent department
at Nickelodeon. Those early experiences -- especially with the
young actors he cast in such live-action Nickelodeon series as
"Hey Dude" and "Clarissa Explains it All" -- would shape his
later work at Disney.
The norm for casting was to evaluate talent solely on the
child's audition. "I broke some rules, like meeting the parents,
because to me it mattered," Ross said. "If you understand who
the families are, you understand what they need and they want.
Then you're more apt to get it right and be able to support
Indeed, Disney Channel hosts what it calls a "family dinner" at
the launch of every new series. The parents laud Ross and Disney
Channel Entertainment President Gary Marsh for cultivating an
environment where they feel comfortable enough to call or e-mail
with questions or concerns.
"From Day 1 they take a hands-on approach in bringing you into
the family," said Dianna De La Garza, the former Dallas Cowboys
cheerleader whose daughter, Lovato, stars in the new Disney
Channel series "Sonny With a Chance," now its highest-rated
JB World Tour: Dinosaurs, Volcanoes, & Waterfalls. Oh My!
kick off their big summer tour on Saturday in Dallas. And the
guys, who will be performing in the round, assure fansthat when they shill out money for
tickets, they will be buying a seat to the concert spectacle of
"I mean, you walk out there right now ... that looks big, and
then you add a lot of people in there and that's even bigger,
and then they also don't have seats on the floor yet," Joe Jonas
told MTV News. "So there's seats going to be all over the floor
too, so it's like, 'Whoa.' It's intense."
The intensity includes a water curtain, which led to the guys
making an interesting list of things you may or may not see when
you hit up one of their shows this summer. "We're going to bring
a mountain on the stage with us," Joe said, before Kevin
jokingly added, "And volcanoes and dinosaurs. We're bringing
Not only will the guys have a water curtain for real (the
dinosaurs and volcanoes will not be included on this stretch of
the tour), but they will also have mechanics that will certainly
bring them closer to their fans. "We do have a water curtain on
the stage. There's a lot of stuff that's going on," Kevin
explained. "We have an arm that lifts out of the stage that goes
about 30 feet that swings us over the audience."
But Joe wanted to be sure we got what Kevin meant by an arm. "A
big, like, mechanical-looking arm — not an actual arm," he
An Awkward Situation At Hand
Here's a clip of Larry King Live. It was bound to happen one of
Maybe the awkwardness of having to share love
life details with someone old enough to be your
great-grandfather had something to do with this.
The Jonas Brothers were being interviewed
by Larry King Thursday night, when the subject
of the boys' status came up.
"How are you doing in the female situation, Joe?"
asked King. "Do you have a girlfriend?"
"Yes, I do," a clearly uncomfortable Joe replied.
King proceeded to ask Joe if his girlfriend was as famous
as Nick's, obviously referring to Miley Cyrus
and the rumors that the two are once again an item.
And then it happened…
"I don't think anybody is as famous as Miley Cyrus,"
blurted Joe, somewhat confirming that she's back with Nick.
This, naturally, led to what felt like hours of a lot of
hemming and hawing, before Kevin eventually
piped in as the voice of reason.
"It is kind of weird for people all around the world to be
concerned about a 16-year-old's love life."
Looks like all of us could use a collective shower.
Jonas Sisters' SayNow!!
As you may have seen above, the Jonas Sisters now have a
SayNow!! Text jonassisterszone to 729669. You will then get a
message tell you what our secret phone # is! Then leave us a
voicemail about our latest episode, or leave us your thoughts on
'Lines, Vines And Trying Times'. We will also keep in touch with
you through this #. And you never know who may call you in the
Sure, right now the
Jonas Brothers are focused on their upcoming summer
tour (which kicks off on June 20) and their new album, Lines,
Vines and Trying Times, but once all that settles down Nick,
Joe & Kevin will get right back to work again, this time filming
"Camp Rock 2."
"We're going to be in Canada yet again," Joe said. Kevin
jokingly added that the biggest secret to the sequel to last
summer's hit movie is that it takes place "in space."
What about the whispers that the littlest Jonas, Frankie, might
be joining the cast? Well, not even his older brothers were able
to clear up the rumors about Bonus Jonas. "Frankie, being in the
movie? There's talks of that. I don't know," Joe said. "He might
just do his own movie."
Nick was quick to remind him that he already had — Frankie will
star alongside Miley Cyrus' little sister, Noah, in "Ponyo," out
this August. "Maybe he'll go to junior camp," Joe said about any
other films Frankie might be working on. "Frankie is a little
superstar. He has his own movie."
Their "Camp Rock" leading lady, Demi Lovato, also recently
chatted to MTV News about hitting the set with the boys later
this year, with or without Frankie onboard.
"They're, like, some of my closest friends," she said of the
JoBros. "Even in our free time, we'll be like, 'Let's go write a
song.' We were just thinking it's going to be so much fun."
Jonas Brothers on Track for 2nd #1
Jonas Brothers are on track to score their second No. 1 album
in less than a year as "Lines, Vines and Trying Times" is on
course to debut atop the Billboard 200 chart next week. Industry
analysts think the Hollywood Records album may sell upwards of
275,000 to 300,000 in its first week.
The brother trio's last studio effort, "A Little Bit Longer,"
bulldozed its way to a No. 1 debut last August, when it started
The JoBros are scheduled to chat on CNN's
"Larry King Live" on June 18 and perform on NBC's "Today" on
June 19. The band's tour kicks off on June 20 in Dallas at
"Lines" also led the Nielsen SoundScan Building Chart that was
released on June 17, which reflected unweighted sales through
the close of business on June 16. Billboard estimates the seven
merchants who report to Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart --
Trans World Entertainment, Best Buy, iTunes, Starbucks, Borders,
Target and Anderson Merchandisers -- comprise about 60% of all
U.S. album sales.
JB Wants a 'Paranoid' Kanye West Mash-Up
Although one wouldn't immediately think that the Jonas
Brothers and Kanye West have a whole lot in common artistically,
they certainly seem to be on the same wavelength when it comes
to song titles. 'Ye recently released his Rihanna-starring music
video for "Paranoid," which happens to be the name of the
JoBros' first single off their new album, Lines, Vines and
"We want to do a mash-up of [both Paranoid songs]," Nick Jonas
told MTV News. "So, if [Kanye]'s watching, I think it'd be
While the Jonas Brothers' video features all three guys
wrestling and driving fast cars, instead of Rihanna, the
brothers think they might gain some new fans out of the
confusion between West's track and theirs.
"Some guy heard [Kanye] did the song and wanted to download it
and heard [our version] and never heard of the Jonas Brothers
before," Kevin said. "And now he's bringing his family to the
show. ... I made that completely up. That didn't happen!"
Kevin decided not to further elaborate whether this "Paranoid"
story is the first or last time you'll see him making up
anecdotes for the sake of comedy. "Trust me," he said, jokingly
adding the statement that made both Joe and Nick very nervous.
"We don't ever tell the truth in interviews."
Just wanted to write and thank you all for all of the
support you continue to show us in our music and lives.
Check out a sneak peak of Jonas Brothers on Larry King
Live!!! You can catch the rest of the interview tonight at 9PM
ET/6PM PT on CNN!
[Jonas Brothers' MySpace Blog]
2nd JB Wembley Show Announced!! - PRESALE TODAY!!
Hey Jonas fans in the UK (and anyone else interested in
heading to London)--
Due to overwhelming demand (and following a brilliant show on
Monday), Jonas Brothers have announced a second London show
at Wembley Arena for 21 November! Get ready for a TEAM JONAS
presale beginning TODAY, Wednesday 17 June at 9AM local and
continuing through 8am Friday 19 June.
Remember that Team Jonas is a fan club, not a ticket club.
Membership in Team Jonas includes access to presale tickets, but
does not guarantee availability or location.
Go to the Team Jonas Tour section now to get your codes, and to
continue on to get your tickets when presales begin. If you
haven't already gotten your tickets to see Jonas Brothers at
Wembley--now is the time! Regular onsales will begin 19 June.
Subscribing to the time-honored practice of striking when the
iron is hot, the Jonas Brothers put out Lines, Vines and
Trying Times in June of 2009, making it their third album in
one year. True, Lines and A Little Bit Longer were
separated by a soundtrack to a concert film, but the flood of
product is a true reflection of the peak of the group's
popularity, just as how the over-produced, stretched-thin Lines
is a reflection of their hectic schedule. Where A Little Bit
Longer was built on a strong song foundation, Lines, Vines
and Trying Times feels constructed from the outside in, with the
concepts coming before the tunes, concepts that all take the
Brothers Jonas further away from the fizzy, power pop fun. Lines
is designed to showcase a mature Jonas Brothers, who wear their
maturation in an increased stylistic range, and fussed-over
arrangements that lend this a stiffness of a band well beyond
their years. Pop classicists that they are, the Jonases are a
bit more comfortable with immaculate arrangements than they are
with the expansion, as they fumble through a couple of country
songs and "Don't Charge Me for the Crime," a truly
bizarre duet with Common where they gamely, lamely affect a
hard-boiled pose. Tellingly, most of the forced moments were
written in collaboration with outsiders such as Cathy Dennis
and Greg Garbowsky, the latter being responsible for
co-writing "Poison Ivy," a power pop tune so labored it
reveals just how good A Little Bit Longer was. Overthinking and
over-production are the primary flaws on Lines, where every
point is hammered home by horns transported from the waning days
of the Reagan administration. This oddly yuppified production is
more Taylor Hicks than Taylor Swift, but the presence of Joe's
former girlfriend is felt elsewhere, whether it's in the lyric's
heartbroken love songs (as well as a couple of rocking
accusations), or how Miley Cyrus stands in for Taylor on one of
those country songs. But Swift also comes to mind because she
and the Jonas Brothers are trying to do a similar thing: make
teen pop that skews adult in its sound and form. The JoBros did
it effortlessly on A Little Bit Longer but on Lines, Vines and
Trying Times the seams are showing, which makes it a little bit
harder to enjoy, even if there are certainly moments where all
their craft and charm click, resulting in some fine pop that
points out what's missing from the rest of the record.
Themes: Girls Night Out, Summertime, New Love,
Introspection, In Love, Heartache, Affection/Fondness,
Reflection, Playful, Party Time, Empowering, Cool & Cocky.
'Lines, Vines And Trying Times' Review
The Mouseketeers' prerogative, it seems, is to rage against
the Disney machine that made them. In lieu of racy Vanity Fair
photo shoots or leaked full-frontal iPhone pics, however,
brothers Nick, 16, Joe, 19, and Kevin, 21, have given us their
rebel yell in album form. Lines, Vines and Trying Times
is the sound of a not-quite-quarter-life crisis, JoBros-style:
heartthrob angst wrapped in glossy hooks, soaring pop-rock
choruses, and (plus ça change) really great hair.
their fourth release in as many years, the boys don't entirely
topple their Tiger Beat pedestal, but with Lines' PG-13
sentiments and wailing guitars, they try hard to leave their
tween-dream innocence behind. That leads, inevitably, to a few
clunky metaphors: The pensive ''Turn Right'' compares life to
NASCAR, while the admittedly addictive ''Poison Ivy'' equates
love with — ahem — a bad rash. When the album's brash lead
single, ''Paranoid,'' and the sprawling ''Don't Speak'' reach
for a sort of baby-U2 grandiosity (The Joshua Shrub?), they
nearly pull it off. Alas, even guest rapper Common can't save
misguided bank-robber narrative ''Don't Charge Me for the
Crime''; it's the sonic equivalent of being held at gunpoint by
a baby rabbit.
Determinedly wholesome entries like ''Fly With Me'' and
''Keep It Real'' bow dutifully to the Jonases' younger fan base,
but darker bits, such as the apparent Taylor Swift dis ''Much
Better'' (''Now I'm done with superstars/And all the tears on
her guitar.... You're much better''), cut through the
NutraSweet. In the end, ruminative piano ballad ''Black Keys''
feels the most honest; its quiet brushstrokes of teenage despair
easily transcend Lines' misdemeanor mutinies. B-
Jimmy Kimmel Live
New CD In Stores & Online Right Now!!!
We just got back today from Europe. It was an amazing trip. We
loved being in NYC for our secret show, in Madrid, Paris, and
Now we are in Dallas for the last couple rehearsals for our
World Tour. The stage and stadium look amazing. We still cannot
believe that we are starting our tour in the New Cowboys Stadium
ALSO OUR NEW CD IS OUT EVERYWHERE TODAY!!!! We went to the
Walmart by the stadium and purchased CDs. We were joined by a
group of fans. It was awesome.
Please consider going out to any store that carries CDs and get
OR go online and download the CD.
AND TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS!!!!
Thanks for all the support. We are so excited about this CD and
the upcoming tour.
DON'T FORGET TO WATCH JIMMY KIMMEL TONIGHT!!!
If you have the CD, leave us a comment and let us know what you
think. What are your favorites?
[Jonas Brothers' MySpace blog]
JoBros Grow Up Through 'Trying Times'
Those Jonas Brothers fans are just going to love it when
they hear the three brothers tell them they're "much better"
than that girl with "all the tears on her guitar."
Older observers may have had enough by
now of hearing the aftermath of the brief Joe Jonas/Taylor Swift
romance play itself out publicly, but what else do young
celebrities have to write about? Fame? The Jonases' fourth
album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times (* * 1/2 out of
four) certainly has that. "I start to freak and scream so
loud/Just like the females in the crowd," Nick Jonas sings in
Don't Charge Me for the Crime— and that's the one about
unwittingly becoming an accessory to a bank robbery. The best
song may be the single written with song pro Cathy Dennis and
producer John Fields, but the Jonases put a lot of themselves
into their material, using youthfully earnest metaphors about
race cars and World War III.
They're also showing signs of stress:
Often, the girls are deceitful troublemakers, and the songs
reflect circumstances spinning out of control. But the brothers
sure know how to put the best face on it, with punchy horn parts
and crazily catchy hooks that show an appealing variety of
influences, from the Stevie Wonder-style clavinet on Hey Baby to
the fiddle breaks on What Did I Do to Your Heart. Everybody has
to grow up sometime, and Nick, Joe and Kevin are taking their
first wary steps in that direction. If they don't get too
tangled up in the lines and the vines, they should make it all
right. — Brian Mansfield
> Download:Paranoid, Much
Better > Skip:Black Keys
Jonas Brothers, "Lines, Vines and Trying Times" (Hollywood
Yes, millions of teenage girls helped the Jonas Brothers
rise to fame, but they're also the reason why the group isn't
taken seriously, musically speaking.
The musicianship of Nick, Kevin and Joe is often
overlooked, but that may finally change on their fourth
"Lines, Vines and Trying Times."
The follow-up to their breakthrough CD, 2008's "A
Little Bit Longer," "Lines" features a cool collection of
songs primarily written by the JoBros, including groovy ones
like "Hey Baby," "Much Better" and the first single, "Paranoid,"
But the best songs are the
slow jams, like "Turn Right" and the exceptional "Black
Keys," solely written by the youngest Jonas, 16-year-old Nick.
The CD is produced by John Fields (Miley
Switchfoot) and executive produced by poppa Jonas,
"Lines, Vines and Trying Times" is not without its
missteps, though. Where the boys try to take artistic leaps —
like collaborating with rapper Common on "Don't Charge Me for
the Crime" — they fall short. The country-sounding "What Did I
Do to Your Heart" is also dismissible.
CHECK THIS TRACK OUT: Definitely listen to "Black Keys,"
the most impressive song the CD offers.
LA Times Reviews LVATT
Plenty of young pop stars have grown darker on
records after a fast career ascent. Though "Lines, Vines
and Trying Times" has a touch of late-teen angst about
it lyrically, the Jonas Brothers' third album of
sprightly and eclectic pop is unexpectedly their most
easygoing and enjoyable yet.
The refreshing thing about "Lines" is the sense that
the brothers have zero hang-ups about finding
authenticity through traditional rock gestures. The
Jonas' have the advantage of a young fan base for whom
Neil Diamond was never hokey and for whom soul has no
political ramifications. So it feels natural when the
trio skips from falsetto-stretching funk on "World War
III" to rhinestone-cowboy country on "What Did I Do to
Your Heart." It's a clean synopsis of the "I listen to
everything" philosophy of today's youth, and it's in
service of some worthy songwriting.
Although the tunes are accomplished, "Lines" has a
patina of smarm that's less smart than the music. Every
lyric is populated with some strain of stock crazy chick
character who's always starting fights out of nowhere
("World War III"), refusing to get over a breakup
("Paranoid"), giving the brothers unexplainable rashes
("Poison Ivy") or being Joe Jonas' ex Taylor Swift
The Jonas Brothers have discovered many intriguing
angles for realizing their songcraft talents, but they
don't yet have perspective on a world outside the Jonas
orbit. But that's nothing a few years and a serious,
mane-tearing heartbreak won't fix one day.
-- August Brown
"Lines, Vines and Trying Times"
Two and a half stars
[Los Angeles Times]
"Lines, Vines And Trying Times" Review by...
Rolling Stones!! They gave them a pretty good review and JB was
awarded 3/5 stars!
Nobody wanted to bring up Taylor Swift, but the best song on
your new album vows, "I'm done with superstars/And all the tears
on her guitar." Snapness! JoMG BroMG! Not only do the boys zap
"Teardrops on My Guitar," the famous hit by Joe Jonas' most
famous ex, there's also "World War III" (about girls who drop
the bomb on you), "Paranoid" (rhymes with "consider me
destroyed") and "What Did I Do to Your Heart" ("All I ever get
is attitude"). Clearly, the gods of love have harshed upon the
Bros. Play this back-to-back with Taylor's Fearless, and you get
two sides of a teen romance for our times.
The boys continue to expand musically, making this their
kickiest and catchiest CD yet, even better than last year's A
Little Bit Longer. "Much Better" is a superb bit of
Motown-inspired moppet-funk, with some very 1985 synth-horn
blasts. (Producer John Fields has Andrew W.K. on his résumé, but
he seems to believe the peak of sonic perfection is Huey Lewis'
"The Power of Love.") They write their own tunes, showing off
the tricks they learned from their Stevie Wonder and Neil
Diamond albums, trying U2-style rock, country and Eighties hair
metal. But the weirdest moment has to be "Don't Charge Me With
the Crime," a gangsta-rap tale with police sirens, machine guns
and guest star Common. Even if the Bros aren't having any luck
handling girls, they do better with guitars — and that just puts
them in a long rock & roll tradition.
JB Talks Collaboration With Common
At this point it's not really news that
the Jonas Brothers
have Miley Cyrus on their new album, Lines, Vines and Trying
which dropped Tuesday (June 16), and we
here at MTV News are not surprised in any way to hear that the
boys turned to a hip-hop star for another song on their new
Back in March, the guys shared with MTV News their dream of
embracing hip-hop and "getting someone like a
Common or a Lupe
Fiasco or a Mos
Def" to collaborate with them. And — just like that!
— they got Common to guest-star on the song "Don't Charge Me
With the Crime."
"We have Common on one song called 'Don't Charge Me With the
Crime,' which is one of my favorite songs. It's a story song,"
Kevin Jonas told MTV News recently, describing the track's
bank-robbery premise, which, he assured fans, is purely
fictional. "It didn't really happen to us. But it's definitely
fun to have him on the track."
Not only did the Jonas Brothers seek inspiration from the
streets for the album, they also hooked up with young blues
guitarist Jonny Lang for their song, "Hey Baby." "We're huge
fans of his music," Kevin said. "He's playing guitar on it. For
us, we've never done collaborations with anyone, other than [our
bodyguard] Big Rob, we've never done collaborations with real
artists on our record, so this time around, we have some pretty
Message from Team Jonas!!
Team Jonas...the Most Awesome
Jonas Brothers Year Ever begins NOW!
MONDAY JUNE 15:
Vines and Trying Times is available
TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT! Whether you get your new favorite album
or your local record shop--just get it! No other band works as
hard to make their fans happy as Jonas Brothers do, so let's
help support them, and make them Number 1!
-Jonas Brothers performed tonight in
at Wembley Arena!
TUESDAY JUNE 16:
-Album Release Day--the most OMJ day of the year! Sing along to
this album with friends. Learn all the songs in time for the
-ALSO in big Tuesday news--Disney Channel's JONAS DAY is
happening all day long
on June 16. Tune in to see JB-hosted "Making of the Tour"
clips, JB music videos and "making of the videos" and much more!
-JB are the
musical guests on
Jimmy Kimmel Live.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 17:
Team Jonas member: support JB and request "Paranoid" at
your favorite local station today!
THURSDAY, JUNE 18:
-Jonas Brothers on
Larry King: World
Tour Exclusive! Jo Bros answer your questions on
Larry King Live,
so make sure to submit yours on the
Facebook page, or on
Larry's CNN site
by Wednesday. Larry will choose some to ask the guys on air!
Larry King Live airs
9PM PT / 6PM PT.
FRIDAY JUNE 19:
-Make sure to catch JB Perform on the TODAY SHOW! Viewing is on
a first-come, first-served basis outside TODAY's studio, located
at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza in NYC. Get there early or
make sure to
tune in to TODAY
at 7:00 AM ET.
-Stay tuned to
for a very special TJ contest announcement!
SATURDAY JUNE 20:
-The LAUNCH of the Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009 in
with special guests galore! Team Jonas will be in the house
looking for fans... Stay tuned for reports on the TJ message
boards on what YOU can expect to see when the tour gets to your
Less than a year ago, the
Jonas Brothers released their album A Little Bit
Longer, at a time when some critics claimed the band's
popularity was waning. But the guys have proven them wrong,
drawing crowds of screaming girls at
every appearance, selling out their summer tour in a hot minute
and getting people buzzing about their new album, Lines, Vines
and Trying Times (out Tuesday).
"I think in that period, we went through a lot, both in our
personal lives and musically," Nick told MTV News of the stretch
between albums. "And also we had a lot of music in our hearts we
just wanted to share. We're really happy with this album."
This time around, Nick, Joe and Kevin relied heavily on their
personal lives when it came time to write the tracks. These
songs include Nick's duet with
"Before the Storm," and Joe's apparent breakup ode to
Taylor Swift, "Much Better" (MTV News will have more
on that later this week).
And the guys say they're comfortable with fans dissecting their
love lives while listening to the songs. "Absolutely!" Joe said.
"I think that will happen until we're 60 years old."
Kevin agreed, saying, "For us, it's about personal experiences."
"I think even the songs that talk about previous relationships
really are pointed towards the fans in the end," Nick added.
"They're the best and they're the reason we're doing what we're
ONE MORE DAY!!!!
The countdown begins - just one more day.
Our new album, "Lines, Vines and Trying Times" hits stores on
Tuesday, June 16th!
Check out the CNN Behind the Scenes blog from this weekend!
Thank you so much for your support. We appreciate all of you and
can't wait to see you this Summer!
Don't forget - Monday at midnight, "Lines, Vines and Trying
Times" is in stores!!!!
It's almost here! Our new album "Lines, Vines and Trying Times"
is in stores TOMORROW - TUESDAY, JUNE 16th! Be sure to pick it
up tonight at MIDNIGHT!!
CHECK OUT ALL THE GREAT STUFF GOING ON THIS WEEK.......
DISNEY CHANNEL has declared Tuesday, June 16th JONAS DAY!
Throughout the day, the Disney Channel will air specials
including, "Making of the Tour Spots", "Paranoid" music video,
"Making of Paranoid", "Fly With Me" music video, "Good Morning
America" performance and more! .
LARRY KING LIVE
Don't miss the "LARRY KING LIVE" sit down interview with the
Jonas Brothers on Thursday, June 18th. Submit your questions on
the Jonas Brothers Facebook page by Wednesday (www.Facebook/JonasBrothers)
and Larry will choose some of your questions to ask the Jonas
Brothers on air!
Check out the blog and Larry King Live sneak peek video on The
Jonas Brothers below!
Jonas Brothers Recall Their High School Graduations
With every June comes several million
kids ready to graduate from high school and move on to the next
phase of their lives. And while for most people that means
college, a job or returning to one's parents' house and
wondering what to do next, for
some people that means success as
musicians and entertainers.
The Jonas Brothers — whose new
album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times, comes out this week — were
pretty much a pop-music sensation when they each graduated from
high school, so they had rather unconventional graduations,
given the nature of their home-schooled education.
"When I graduated from high school,
actually ... I was a home schooler," Joe Jonas explained to MTV
News. "But we have someone who's like a principal of the
home-schooling school, so she flew out and they all surprised me
by giving me like one of those cap and hats ... cap and gown,
whatever, mine was a cape! I cut it up so that it looked like a
While Joe had a cape, Kevin had an angel-food cake to celebrate
his big high-school sendoff. "The family got together, did the
cap-and-gown thing. We were all home-schooled," he said before
giving props to little brother Nick who just graduated school.
"We haven't celebrated yet, but it happened!"
Welcome to Class of '09 Week on MTVNews.com, where we're
celebrating a memorable time in the lives of more than 3 million
high school seniors: graduation! We'll be rolling out articles
and videos with graduation memories from your favorite
celebrities and much more. Be sure to upload your own
three-minute video for our
Class of '09 Valedictory Search to
Your.MTV.com — the winner
will be flown to New York for lunch with MTV News' Sway and will
attend a taping of MTV's new series "It's On With Alexa Chung."
JONAS Episode 6
Behind-the-Scenes with the Jonas Brothers (Larry King Live Blog)
Leading up to their appearance on LKL Thursday night,
The Jonas Brothers have given us UNPRECEDENTED
BEHIND THE SCENES ACCESS to their European tour.
LKL Producer Quinn Brown is embedded with the Jonas Brothers
and filed this report from Madrid.
Look for part
2 of Quinn’s log soon, and be sure to check the blog again
tonight for EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF THE JONAS BROS.
Pt. 1 – Jonas’ Play Lights-Out in Madrid
To get to the brothers Jonas, you have to get through Big
Rob. This is an imposing proposition. Rob stands over 6’5
and is built like an offensive guard in the NFL. My
photojournalist cohort, Bill, and I put a priority on
getting in good with Big Rob from the get-go of this Euro-vasion
by the powerpop gauntlet that is the Jonas Brothers.
So the night finally arrives- we get to see these teen
idols in action, live and on-stage in Madrid, Spain- and we
are all in the backstage hallway awaiting the opening prayer
that has been a staple pre-concert ritual since day one of
the Jonas’ shows. At about ten til showtime Big Rob decides
to good-naturedly whack someone with a huge high-five.
And then the lights went out. In perfect metronome timing
with the point of contact. While I would have believed in
this man’s ability to send shockwaves through an entire
arena with one “up-high”- it turns out the Spanish weather
is to blame. Two more power outages later, and we are
high-tailing it, sans encore, through the streets of the old
city back to our hotel.
But that didn’t stop the irrepressible brothers from
sending their fans home screaming, fainting, convulsing, and
Everyone knows that part. The die-hard fans, the
Disney-sponsored performances, the undeniably catchy hooks
and riffs. You’re reading this blog for some hidden
treasures. I’ll see what I can do.
My first encounter with the guys was quick. We boarded
the gigantic Jonas Express Boeing 757, and streaked across
the skies in quick fashion. I apologized to Nick
immediately for having our cameras in his face for the next
few days, to which he simply smiled and said, “enjoy it!”
Kevin jokingly walked over to a huddle including myself,
tour managers Matt and Joe, and publicist Lillian and said
he wanted to cancel half of the interviews slated for the
tour (something I could never foresee this band doing in a
million years…or at least until they become cagey rock
veterans). Joe offered a warm hello but remains the shy one
in the group…all despite his dead-on Jagger swagger and
Mercury poses in concert.
The Jonas organization is a tight-knit but not
tightly-wound group of people completely devoted to the
well-being and preservation of the Brothers. They are all
highly qualified, but lack the distinct stench of your
normal music business muckety-mucks. Take Lillian the
publicist, for example. Only someone with a broad mind and
endless charm could have started her career representing
N.W.A.—yes, the pioneering “gangsta” rappers- and move on to
Jonas Brothers. Manager Phil has militaristic precision,
but is smart enough to realize that letting the band stay
very late at the hotel to sign autographs- despite a waiting
plane ride- is essential to the band’s appeal and survival.
The fans. That’s what you will hear from all three
brothers, multiple times, in every single interview. And
it’s genuine. Critics can say what they want about the band
(and there are many divergent opinions), but the brothers
only care about the opinions of those kids coming through
the turnstiles. (you can hear from the Jonases themselves
speaking about their fans on Thursday’s Larry King Live).
After a single day of covering the band, it is clear that
the media attention alone would be enough to extinguish any
band with an age range far older than these guys. The
barrage is relentless. Five different countries with
one-on-one interviews with all 3 guys, plus a huge press
conference that the Jonases marched through as though they
had been doing it for thirty years—nothing fazes them. In
fact, they came into our own interview after all of this and
it was like they were seeing old friends for the first time
in months. An average age of 19 years old and total pros.
But the best moments, thus far, have been the bus rides
we’ve shared with the three musicians (and only a bodyguard
otherwise) where we get a real sense of each Jonas brother.
They talked about their proud adopted hometown of Dallas,
Texas (site of the LKL interview this Thursday). Joe gave
only a modest smile to the NY Times comparison between he
and Jim Morrison. The brothers, in a rare admission for
proud musicians, said they didn’t know much about the
legendary venues they are about to play (Wembley Stadium in
London and the Zenith in Paris)—but they were excited
nonetheless. Nick seemed genuinely intrigued by the old
world European architecture whizzing by on the city
streets. They also spoke of some of their musical heroes
like Elvis Costello, Brad Paisley, Jon Bon Jovi and Jimi
But the bus ride that sums up day one of Jonas in Europe
was the one we took to the venue earlier today. Escaping an
absolute mob of teenage hormones at the hotel, we took to
downtown Madrid. Joe- out of the blue, seemingly no
instruction to do so, called up a fan and sent his well
wishes. Nick found out that he had just completed all his
courses for high school and will be graduating soon. And
then…the nudists showed up. Spain is certainly known for
its red-hot summers, and I suppose the heat proved too much
for a certain throng of locals. The Jonas boys- in a true
display of maturity- gave them a wry grin and proceeded to
go back to whatever they were doing. The rest of us- we
couldn’t stop laughing.
The band tore through its set, and ignited the Spanish
crowd…and that was it. No time to rest. Paris lies ahead.
Jonas Conquistadores – 1. Europe- 0.