Check out one of the last photoshoot pics of the Jonas Brothers we might see.
The group posed for People Magazine and opened up more about the breakup of the group musically.
“You prep a million ways,” says Nick, who initiated the breakup. “There was sort of a shut-off that happened. It took some time, about 24 hours or so, before we could really talk about it.”
“Kevin and I thought we were going into a meeting about releasing some of the music we’d been working on,” says Joe. Instead, Nick said he thought it was time to call it quits.
Joe says he didn’t say much at first, but Kevin and Nick talked late into the night. By the next morning, the brothers began to speak openly, in a way they never had before.
“There were tears and yelling from everybody,” admits Nick.
But, adds Kevin, “It was the most real, the most intense conversation that we’ve had in our lives together.”
“We’re choosing our family because it was becoming toxic,” says Kevin, who admits his relationship with his brothers was suffering, in part, because his focus was elsewhere.
“I wasn’t contributing to the music the way I should have,” says Kevin, who, admittedly, is more interested in the business side of things.
For even more on this story, pick up the new issue of People, on newsstands now.
Update: The Jonas Brothers have posted a message on their official website.
It is with heavy hearts that we confirm that our time as the Jonas Brothers is over. This decision has not come lightly, and we know that many of you will be disappointed. The time has come for us to move forward on individual career paths. We have been a band of brothers for 10 years and are now choosing simply to be brothers. Going forward, you can expect exciting things from each of us, and we will of course continue to support each other in all things.
We would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who has supported and inspired us through the years, and stood by us in this difficult decision. We feel and appreciate your love. Because you waited so long for new music, we want to honor our Team Jonas fan club members by giving you our final album. This digital-only album contains four new studio recordings that would have appeared on our V album (which will now go unreleased). In addition, we’re including 10 live tracks that we feel capture the energy and excitement of this past summer’s tour. Details regarding delivery of this digital album to Team Jonas members will be issued shortly. We hope you enjoy this album as much as we’ve enjoyed performing for you over the last 10 years. It has been an amazing experience.
You will always be the best fans in the world.
Kevin, Joe & Nick