Despite their denials and the self-denial of their fans, the Jonas Brothers may very well be on the verge of a split-up.
"We're not angry with each other or anything like that but each of us have our own ideas on what music we want to do and as long as we're together there is very little freedom of expression", Kevin told a reporter, Saturday, apparently expecting the news to get out.
"We're brothers first and performers second, but after the past five years on the roller coaster ride, it's getting a little on our nerves and I think we need some time to do some individual stuff."
"Remember, we can always get back together and perform, but it's like we're always in a small room and we are not free to kind of let go and let the songs and tunes we have created as individuals be heard and judged."
"Let me say up front that we are NOT comparing ourselves with the Beatles but I can sure appreciate what they each went through."
"Kevin's right", the reporter was told in the Saturday interview by brother Joe. "Look at the Everly brothers of years ago. Those guys inspired the Beatles and so many more, yet they split up for many years. Now they get back to singing together every now and then."
"Remember, we have commitments to complete but you can just about count on some solo CD's in the near future. I mean, how will we know if our individual performances are good unless we try."
Nick contributed, "I hope our fans will stick with us. They've been great and we'd be nowhere without them. We DO NOT plan to go our separate ways, that would be silly. I love my brothers and we still love to play music together and plan to continue as long as our fans want to hear us. But give us some time to work all this out."
All three agreed that most of their fans are going through similar things at this stage of their life, an attempt to find out just who they are as individuals, and will understand.