Monday, December 14, 2009

Nick Jonas Inspired By Prince and John Mayer

Are you loving Nick Jonas' new career turn with his new band Nick Jonas and the Administration? Plenty of people are! And now he's telling us all about his inspiration.
You obviously know where Nick Jonas is from (the Jonas Brothers, duh!). But do you know where his new bandmates, The Administration are from? They're actually from Prince's New Power Generation Band. So, it's not really a surprise that Nick Jonas found inspiration in Prince for his new LP.
Well, that's pretty cool for Nick! But he says he's still not sure if Prince has heard any of the new music. But he says, "I've heard one or two stories about how the guys in the band were asked by Prince to come and do some things with him, but they had to decline." So, Prince must know they're up to something!
And Nick is hoping for a little surprise visit from Prince when his band plays in Minneapolis: "We're playing a show in Minneapolis and it will be the homecoming for all the guys in the band. And [I'm] just waiting to see if Prince is gonna show up and be sitting there, like, with a blank face on. Hopefully he likes it." Wouldn't that be amazing for Nick Jonas?
But Nick says that he also uses John Mayer for inspiration (does every musician today?): "[I] admire his work and I think that using some of his songs as inspiration for this was a big thing." We love John Mayer too and think he definitely helped Nick Jonas get a more grown-up sound than he had with his brothers.
Other artists Nick Jonas admires include Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Elvis Costello and Johnny Cash."


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