Jonas Brothers' Nick, Kevin, Joe talk split on 'GMA': 5 highlights
What's next for Jonas Brothers' Nick, Joe and Kevin following news of the pop group's split?
The three singers appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Wednesday, Oct. 30, to discuss their decision and their future, a day after they revealed the band would call it quits after more than seven years. Check out five highlights from their interview with co-host Robin Roberts:
1. New music is still coming
The Jonas Brothers will not release a new album as planned but fans will still get new music as a "gift" from the band.
"We're gonna release four of the unreleased songs from the album," Kevin said. "The rest of the album will be never released but then we also have gone back in the studio and finished recording the live ... we've put together the live tracks from the last summer tour, about 10 songs as well, so we'll be actually be giving that to our fan club members as a gift, just from us."
2. Nick initiated the conversation that spurred the group's breakup.
On Oct. 9, the group's spokesperson confirmed to OTRC.com that the band had canceled an upcoming North American tour, citing a "deep rift" among the singers. On Tuesday, the group said in an interview with People magazine that the band had called it quits.
"I was actually the one that initiated the conversation," Nick said on "GMA" on Wednesday. "You know, we're family first and that's always been our main priority so honest within what we do as a group was really important, so I came to the table with the guys just before we were prepping to leave for a tour and I shared my heart with them, my feeling."
"I think in a nutshell, I said, 'Look, I feel like we've had some complications within the group for a long time without addressing them. I think this train will fall off the tracks without really getting real about some of the concerns and some of the limitations that we may feel as individuals in the group,'" he added. "It was a tough conversation."
Nick also said that the three would focus on their individual passions and ultimately "choose to be brothers first."
3. Jonas Brothers bogged down by "complications"
On "GMA," Joe was asked to elaborate about the "complications" Nick had cited.
"To just name a few, I think for us, the band, it was the music," he said.
"You know, for us, we kind of held onto it for so long, that we kind of, at one point, a year later, we still kinda felt like it was starting to get stale to us or there was just individual things that we were just butting heads about, whether if it was a way to set up the music video to ... even personal opportunities and it just, at some point, we decided that it was best to finish this and support each other in our own ventures down along the way," he said.
4. What's next for the Jonas Brothers singers?
Nick - he said he plans to record and write more music -- "for myself and for other people, and also pursue acting opportunities, including the possibility of doing more theater. The singer has performed on Broadway several times since he was a child.
Joe - he said he also plans to concentrate on his own music and acting.
Kevin - the singer and wife Danielle, who star in the E! reality show "Married To Jonas," are expecting their first child.
"We're having a baby. We're really looking forward to it and even beyond that as well -- I'm going to be going into kinda my first passion, which was the business side of things," he said on "GMA." "I'm in the first round of funding for an entertainment fund that will position brands to target Millennials and so, I'm kinda pouring my passion into that as well as being a father."
5. Any chance of a Jonas Brothers reunion?
When the split was first announced, Nick told People magazine that "it's really hard to say 'forever.'" He echoed his statement on "GMA."
"I think it's impossible to say 'forever' with anything," he said. "But I feel like we're playing it one step at a time right now and like, we said, rebuilding as brothers first and starting there."
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