Jonas Brothers Test Waters of Grown-Up Music
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2009 9:04 PM CDT
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(Newser) – The Jonas Brothers are cautiously courting a more mature audience with their new album, but they don’t want to leave their teeny-bopper past totally behind. “We are working to make that trade without having to give anything up,” Kevin Jonas tells Rolling Stone, but the pop sensations have no illusions. “It will take time, because of where we came from.”

Neither does one brother much care who’s in the audience. “I’m not in the band to say, ‘Hey, you need to respect us, take us seriously,’ because that’s kind of stupid,” Joe Jonas says. “We don’t care what age group we attract. If they like our music, they like our music, and if they don’t, fine.” Better check that with Nick, though; his older siblings have started calling the creative center of the group “Mr. President.”