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Interview With the Jonas Brothers

Aired May 3, 2010 - 00:00:00   ET



BECKY ANDERSON, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Their mere presence elicits screams reminiscent of The Beatles' era. And the fact that they're related doesn't hurt. The Jonas Brothers catapulted to teen stardom with appearances on the Disney Channel and their clean image and pop vocals made them an instant household favorite.


ANDERSON: Today, Nick, Joe and Kevin are singing, acting and performing around the world. In the last five years, they've released four studio albums with hit songs such as "Burning Up" and "SOS." They've shared the stage with some of the world's biggest stars and have even performed a gig at the White House.

There might be three of them, but for fans, there's never enough Jonas to go around.

The Jonas Brothers are your Connectors of the Day.


ANDERSON: And I recently spoke with all three of The Jonas Brothers via satellite from Los Angeles.

And I began by asking them what they were up to for the summer.

Listen to this.


KEVIN JONAS: We just announced our big -- our tour. We're going to be going to three different continents so far. And we're really excited about it. It's The Jonas Brothers. We're having a special guest, Demi Lovato. And then a bunch of the members of ca -- the cast of "Camp Rock 2." And it will be an incredible experience -- a full night of music. It will be really, really intense and we cannot wait for everyone to see the show.

We, you know, we're coming out with an iPhone ap, and, you know, an iPad ap that will help us, you know, coordinate with our fans, be able to talk about forums, you know, even get tickets. It's going to be awesome.

ANDERSON: New technology. New technology. Good stuff.

Well, let's get some of our viewers' questions in.

Nick, to you. Amalia from San Lorenzo in California says: "What's your favorite song and what is your favorite song to perform live? Is it the same one?"

NICK JONAS: Well, I think my favorite song from another artist would have to be "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder. And then my favorite song to play live with -- with my brothers here is probably a song called "SOS." It's one of our first singles from a couple of years ago and it's still a fun one to play live.

ANDERSON: Elz has written to us.

A question for you: "Do you -- do you all live in the same house together still?"

KEVIN JONAS: We all have -- we all have a house together in Texas and, you know, I just got married, so I have a separate home. But, you know, we -- at the time, right now, in Los Angeles when we're filming our - - Joe has a couple of roommates and plays. Nick still lives at home. And, you know, I live with my wife. But it's -- we're here together every single day. It's pretty awesome.

ANDERSON: Good stuff.

Amy Rose from Perth in Australia. She's written in. She says: "Thank you for all your charity work, guys. Can you tell us about it about what your charity work involves?"

Any of you.

JOE JONAS: Sure. We all have different organizations and things that we have -- are really strong in our hearts. For me, in particular, it's the Special Olympics, people affected by intellectual disabilities. And for me, I -- I try to do as much as I can. I started a fun run called iWin Fun Run. And we had one run so far last year in San Antonio, Texas. And about 600 people came out and ran. And the run is all about everyone is a winner and kind of, you know, raising awareness and -- and money. And it's been -- it's been really amazing.

ANDERSON: And either of you?

NICK JONAS: Absolutely. I've been able to do a lot of work so far with diabetes. It's something that affects me every day personally. And so to be able to kind of share my story and do what I can to help is -- is really an amazing thing. And the stories that I've heard so far from fans have been great. And -- and we're looking to do more in the future with that.

KEVIN JONAS: Yes. Me, Joe and Nick have, you know, all been working together with our foundation called Change for the Children. And each one of our initiatives, which is -- one of mine is, you know, volunteerism, we all work together for, you know, this to really raise as much money as possible.

ANDERSON: A question for Kevin from Fara, as well: "Will you sing on stage on your 2010 tour or will you only play guitar?"

They're desperate to know what's going to happen on this tour, evidently.

KEVIN JONAS: Yes. I -- well, I always sing on stage with the -- with the guys, you know, doing background vocals and stuff. Maybe they're referring to more like a lead vocal. I don't know, maybe. Recently, you know, I sang on a show and it was fun.

Who knows?

We're still in the -- working in the process, but there's a lot of new stuff going to happen with this show that we haven't done before. So I think anything could happen at this point and we're really excited about it.

ANDERSON: Good stuff.

Sofia -- she's written in. She says: "I love The Jonas Brothers. Great role models for all of us." And she's wondering if you ever plan on separating from each other to work on a new project or is that a bit -- as we'd say in the U.K. -- previous at this point?

NICK JONAS: Well, I think that, you know, we -- we all have individual dreams, as well as our dreams as the group.


NICK JONAS: And we've been able to pursue some of those dreams so far.

But as far as the group goes, you know, we have another exciting year coming up together with a lot of -- a lot of things happening. And it will be really busy. So we're looking forward to that. And we're looking forward to seeing our fans again and -- and performing together once again.

ANDERSON: Good stuff.

Sabrina from Pennsylvania. She's an iReporter and she's written in with a video question.

Let's have a listen.


SABRINA: Hi. I'm Sabrina from Pennsylvania and this is my question to The Jonas Brothers.

If you weren't famous, what do you think you'd be doing right now?


NICK JONAS: Wow! I think for me, I'd love to work with animals. That would be kind of cool -- if we weren't doing this.

KEVIN JONAS: That is pretty awesome. Probably finishing up school, going to -- probably not performing side, but maybe the production side of music or -- or TV or something like that. Yes, so...

JOE JONAS: And for me, becoming a professional athlete of some sort would be great.


ANDERSON: Good boys.

The Jonas Brothers for you.

And tomorrow, our Connector of the Day is the man who saved the lives of more than 1,000 people in Rwanda. The movie "Hotel Rwanda" immortalized his actions. And now, Paul Rusesabagina will be answering your questions. So get involved. Remember to tell us where you're writing in from and your question. Head to