The Jonas Brothers Are 'Burning Up' America
Thanks to legions of curious fans who can’t get enough of teen band, The Jonas Brothers, the boys – Kevin, Joe and Nick — are up to their ears in reporters. Journalists aren’t the only ones after the band though – everyone is name-dropping them, from the Obama family, who talked up the Brothers in their exclusive Access Hollywood interview, to Coldplay.
“Last night, at their concert, Coldplay went up and introduced themselves [to the crowd]. They said, ‘Hi, we’re the Jonas Brothers’ older brothers,’” Joe said. “Just the fact they knew who we were — we’re huge Coldplay fans so it’s just so cool.”
The band of brothers is making the most of its moment in the sun. Their latest star vehicle, Disney Channel original movie “Camp Rock,” scored 8.9 million viewers in its June 20 debut, and the group is currently on their U.S. “Burning Up” tour to promote their upcoming third album, “A Little Bit Longer.”
Despite all the hard work, they recently found time to take a vacation.
“After the Disney Channel Games, we took a [week’s] vacation down to the Bahamas,” Nick said. “It was unbelievable, we played golf everyday.”
The band stayed at the 10-room Bridge Suite at the Atlantis Hotel, where there was plenty of space to accommodate their entourage.
“Our band, those are our best friends and we bring them out on the road,” Nick said.
But life on the road isn’t just fun, games and interviews. They’ve also been working on their charity, the Jonas Brothers Change for the Children Foundation.
“Our main focus is kids with diabetes,” youngest Jonas brother, Nick, said. “Because I am a diabetic, that really has become a major thing for all of us as a family and as a band. [Kids] come up and say that we’re an encouragement just by singing a song – [it] makes you think, well if I just sing a song, what I can do if I really spend time to focus on this?”
“So many times kids come to the meet-and-greets and they have diabetes and they’ll say to Nick, they finally feel like they’re not the only ones out there,” Joe added. “It’s really cool to see that he can be such a leader for these kids.”
With support like that, it’s easy to see why there seems to be no sibling rivalry among the brothers Jonas.
“We’re each other’s best friends,” Nick said, noting that if things get tense on the bus, they blow off steam with a day on the links.
“We leave it on the course,” Kevin said.
Of course, there are a few things the young heartthrobs don’t have much time for – like dating.
“[We’re] single guys,” Nick said.
The younger brothers are also waiting for an opportunity to get their driver’s licenses.
“I have to do the driving test so maybe that can be an exclusive for you guys,” Joe joked to Access. “You can come with me [to] get my driver test.”
Joe and Nick are planning on getting their driver’s licenses in September, with the elder brother looking to buy a Corvette. As for Nick’s pick?
“It’s a Mustang GT 68,” he said. “It’s beautiful.”
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