| This is an interview with Nick Jonas!
NICK MAGAZINE:What instruments do you play?
NICK JONAS:I play the guitar, drums, and piano.
NICK MAGAZINE:Which one are you the best at?
NICK JONAS:I play the guitar the most, so I’m probably best at that. I love the drums though. It’s one of my favorite instruments.
NICK MAGAZINE:Is there a musician you guys would like to play with?
NICK JONAS:We’ve always dreamed about singing with Prince one day.
NICK MAGAZINE:Do you have anything you always do before you go on stage?
NICK JONAS:We pray and then we huddle up and chant, “Livin’ the dream, baby, livin’ the dream!” It gets us all pumped up before we go out there and rock.
NICK MAGAZINE:What has been your favorite concert site?
NICK JONAS:I have a couple of favorite places. In Los Angeles the crowd is always pretty crazy—Chicago, too. Chicago was nuts. New Jersey is always a lot of fun. It’s kind of a hometown crowd.
NICK MAGAZINE:Where in New Jersey are you guys from?
NICK JONAS:We are originally from Wyckoff, New Jersey. We lived there for ten years and then we moved to Little Falls, New Jersey, and we lived there for a while, too.
| Time for an interview with Kevin Jonas!
LiveDaily: I understand you're in the studio working on a new album?
Kevin Jonas: We have only a couple things to do then we'll be done. It'll be very awesome to have another record already completed. Now we can hit the road. It's going to be awesome.
Are you going to play any of the new songs live?
We actually are, and that's going to be very exciting for the kids--to be able to hear some brand new songs. After the first show, it'll probably be up on YouTube and then all the other kids will know the lyrics to the songs. [Laughs]
You said you didn't feel like you've "made it" yet. What would it take for you to consider the Jonas Brothers successful?
I'm really excited about this tour. It'll be one of our first headlining tours. Then we've got so much more--we're going to release the next record, do another summer tour, then the TV show. I'm very excited for what the future has to hold.
For your headlining tour, you and your management laid down rules for people who wanted to purchase tickets to minimize the number of scalpers who bought tickets.
We definitely had a hard time on our last tour with Miley, with scalpers, because people were jacking up the prices of our tickets. So it was definitely really, really difficult. For us, when we came up with this tour, we really want to give the first few rows to our fans, so we opened those up to our fans. Then we had to go to a lottery system. Knowing how the scalpers work, they'll try and hire people. The scalpers will hire people to sit in front of the box office for days and days and days and just pay them to be there. So it's unfair to our fans. So we had to go to a lottery system. I think it's going to be an OK thing, but in our hearts, we want to do anything we can do for our fans.
What is the premise of your television show, "J.O.N.A.S."?
It's "J.O.N.A.S. (Junior Operatives Networking as Spies)." We're a band that plays music that's going undercover because they're international spies. It's a high-impact television show. We had to go through two weeks of martial arts training and it was awesome. We got to hang from wires. I did the whole "Mission: Impossible" thing, hanging upside down and doing flips in the air, right above the floor. It was awesome.
How do you expect to fit a television show and a music career into your schedule?
We definitely can do it. [Laughs] Once we're doing the show, we'll focus on the show. Maybe we'll be back in the studio when we're making the show. Then we'll be maybe doing fly dates over the weekend on tour. At the moment, we're just focusing on this tour that's going on right now.
Did you write the songs on "Jonas Brothers" collaboratively or does one of your brothers write the lyrics, another the music, etc.?
Me, Joe and Nick all write songs together. It's a collective group effort. There's not one person who does one thing more than others. Someone will write a song by themselves on occasion. It's very collective, very together. We build each other up to make the best song that we can.
For your album, you decided to put your own spin on Kim Wilde's hit "Kids in America," dubbed "Kids of the Future." Are you fans of that song?
Of course, the song is amazing, not our version but the version by Kim Wilde. [Laughs] It's a great song; we loved it. When they came to us with the opportunity to do it for the "Meet the Robinsons" movie, it was a really great idea. We were very excited to be a part of it. It's the first thing we did with Hollywood Records. Then we went and finished our record, and now we received our platinum plaque.
Have you seen your fanbase change since you released your first album, "It's About Time," and toured with Miley Cyrus?
Absolutely. Our fanbase has been opened up even more now to younger audiences, to older audiences, the parents, the teenage girls, of course, and guys are just awesome. It's growing exponentially. We're honored to be a part of that. The 56 shows we did [with Cyrus] were just great. Now, we're hoping to see if that will carry on to our own tour. It is very exciting for us.