Miley's Bro: Tattooed Nice Guy

But those 'fake' Jonas Brothers better watch out
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2009 9:21 AM CDT
Metro Station band members Trace Cyrus, left, and Mason Musso chat with VJ Lyndsey Rodrigues, right, during an appearance on MTV's "Total Request Live" on June 9, 2008 in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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(Newser) – Miley Cyrus’ half-brother Trace is covered in tattoos, wants to beat up two-thirds of the Jonas Brothers, and says the best—and worst—advice he ever got was when “Tom Delonge from Blink-182 told me not to sleep with too many nasty girls on the road.” But the truly shocking thing about the Metro Station guitarist and singer is that “I’m a very respectful young man,” he tells Details.

“People have this idea of what I'm like by looking at me, and I like shocking them by showing them I'm a good guy,” he says. His music gets a similar reaction from people who “think I'm in some metal band, and it's like, ‘No, man, I play pop music.’” Still, he maintains a rock-star definition of respect: “Oh, I'll break a hotel room,” he says. “But then I'll pay for it after.”