Helluva guy, that Brad Paisley. This was a real fun chat, mainly about my new Billboard cover stars Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato, but also about a tiny dog named Batman and a couple of little kids who are obsessed with film scores. Don’t miss this one, and check out my interviews with Joe Jonas and Island CEO David Massey for more. Oh, and here’s his painting for Demi.
In honor of my new Billboard cover story on Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas, here’s a full Q&A with big bro Joe Jonas (seen above with his DNCE band). In case you didn’t already figure it out, Joe’s a good-time guy. He was on vacay in Cabo when we spoke, while the littlest Jonas was busting butt on the road. Also see related chats with Brad Paisley and Island CEO David Massey.
Similar to the L.A. Reid piece below, I had the honor to talk to Island Records CEO David Massey about my most recent Billboard cover subjects—in this case, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas. My favorite quote about the latter: “He was such a serious little boy.” Read the whole chat for more JoBro anecdotes, and some Demi love. Also peep Q&As with Joe Jonas and Brad Paisley.
It’s not what you think. Those two up there? They might be music’s greatest power couple that isn’t actually a couple. Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato have been best friends since they were tiny tots entering the Disneysphere together, through several tours with the Jonas Brothers, and up to this exact moment in time, which finds them not only slaying arenas, but running a business together. Plus sharing advice about relationships (her to him: “Go get laid,” essentially) and looking out for each other (him on her: “I’m never ever drunk around Demi”). Also, peep the related standalone interviews with Joe Jonas, Island CEO David Massey, and Brad Paisley.
At the heart of the respective careers of Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers (both solo and, um, brolo) is one man who never went to college — instead he went on tour with Britney Spears, then moved to L.A. to build a small empire. Read Phil McIntyre’s story. Photo by Yu Tsai.