The Jonas Brothers: Who They Are & What They Really Do Behind The Curtains

  1. The Jonas Brothers, Kevin, 19, Joe, 18, and Nick, 14, are no strangers to the music business. They've been playing together back home in Wyckoff, New Jersey, since they can remember. The Jonas Brothers started as a solo project of youngest member Nick Jonas. Once Columbia Records became aware that he had two other musically talented brothers, they were quickly signed. The brothers considered naming their group Sons of Jonas, before settling on the name the Jonas Brothers.

    what do you think of them?? i :heart: them

    the full story is here

  2. Like you, my daughter is a huge fan! She loves them! We took her to one of their concerts earlier this month. It was one of the longest days of my life. LOL! We got her VIP seating, pre-ordered their latest CD and she did the meet-and-greet where she met them and got a hug from them. She went crazy. LOL!

    She listens to their music all day and watches the videos on YouTube. Her walls are covered with their posters.

    I enjoyed the concert. They are very talented young men and their career is growing. She can't wait for their new Disney show to air.

    Who's your favorite brother? She loves all three but I believe Joe is her favorite.

    Thanks for the thread!
  3. There was an article about Nick and his diabetes (and his dating Miley Cyrus) in last week's People Magazine.

    The youngest member of the Jonas Brothers band is out to prove that an illness need not dash your dream
    By Sharon Cotler

    The transformation happened so quickly. Nick Jonas, 14, the youngest member of the Jonas Brothers band- and the mildest mannered of the family-began barking orders at his brothers like "Pizza. NOW!" That wasn't the only chnage: He began guzzling water, as many as 36 bottles a day, and, in two weeks, lost 15 lbs. from his lean, 115 lb. frame. When he took his shirt off, "he looked like a prisoner of war," says his mom, Denise. "There was no muscle, just bones."
    Why drastic chnage? A simple blood sugar test cleared up the mystery. Nick has Type 1 diabetes. His body no longer produces insulin, the hormone needed to utilize sugar in the bloodstream for energy. Unline Type 2 diabetes, more common in adults and often managed by diet, exercise and medication, Type 1 typically occurs first in kids and adolescents-roughly 1 in 500 has it-and requires daily insulin injection to maintain blood sugar within safe limits. Failure to keep that under control can quickly lead to serious problems. "If your blood sugar gets too low," says prediatric diabetes nurse Carolyn Gershenson, who has worked wtih Jonas, "you can become unconscious." If it stays high for too long, as Nick's was at the time of his diagnosis-700 milligrams per deciliter versus a normal premeal blood sugar count of between 70 and 120-you can fall into a coma.
    At the time Jonas, then 13, had n idea what diagnosis meant, except that is scared him. "Am I going to die?" he asked his doctor. The answer was no, but Jonas had alot to learn. Coping with diabetes, a lifelong illness that puts one at increased risk for heart disease, blindness and kidney damage, can't be shrugged off or forgotten for an afternoon. "Knowing your child will have to think about this every day, at every meal, for the rest of his life, is overwhelming at time," says Jonas's father, Kevin, 42, a minister turned manager who never lets a rolling suitcase stocked with emergancy supplies leave his side. "But is anyone can handle this, it's Nick."
    Mature beyond his years- he appeared in four Broadway shows before the age of 10 and was signed to a record deal with his brothers by age 11- Nick admits it sometimes bother him when people comment without thinking. Flight attendants, for example, who hassle him about drinking diet sod on planes- "They'll say you're thin enough," he says-although regular soda sends his blood sugar soaring. Before he switched to an insulin pump, he used syringes and pen injectors to give himself from 6 to 10 shots a day. "Once I was in the bathroom at a Fall Out Boy concert and soem guy comes in, see the syringe and goes 'Cool!,'" recalls Nick. "He had no idea!"
    Rather than hide it, Nick announced his condition to fans at a Diabetes Research Institute concert earlier this year, lifting up his shirtsleeve to show off his new pump, knownw as the OmniPod. The device attaches directly to the skin and drips insulin into the body. Before meals, Nick uses a remote control to increase the dose- based on blood sugar readings and how many carbs he intends to eat. "The only time you feel it is when you first put it on. It gives you a little prick, which is like a little needle," he says. "I want people to know I am not going to let this slow me down."
    It doesn't seem to. Nick and his brothers Kevin, 19, and Joe, 18, are in the middle of a cross-country tour to promote their second album, Jonas Brothers, and appeared on the Disney Channel's Hannah MOntana with Miley Cyrus, to whom Nick has been linked in real life. (He declines the comment, but Cyrus has called Jonas her boyfriend.) Home-schooled and wearing a "purity ring" on his finger to signify his commitment to sexual abstinence before marriage, Nick says he loves to hang out with his brothers, including Frankie, 6, the "Bonus Jonas." Oh, and he doesn't mind being a heartthrob. "It's any guys' dream," he says, "and the fact I am able to live it is awesome."