October 30, 2013


Jonas Brothers Shelve New Album: "It Will Never Be Released"

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Chelsea Lauren/WireImage

One day after announcing the Jonas Brothers are officially breaking up, Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas stopped by Good Morning America to meet with bereaved fans and explain the details of their split.

For JoBros fanatics, it turns out there's even worse news: Their upcoming album V—which seems to be at least half-finished—will never come out.

"The album will actually not be completed," Kevin told Robin Roberts. "We're going to release four unreleased songs from the album. The rest of the album will be never released."

So while V is clearly not complete, it does sound like there are recordings of new Jonas Brothers songs they're choosing to keep in the vaults forever. Bummer.

The trio will, however, gift fan club members with 10 free live tracks from their tour this last summer. "They have traveled with us and been with us for so many years that we did not want to just leave without giving them back something," Kevin explained.

Nick, who was the catalyst behind the split, told GMA how the breakup went down just days before their aborted fall tour. "I said, 'Look, I feel like we've had some complications within the group for a long time without addressing them,'" Nick recounted. "It was a tough conversation… [and there were] a few days of working through it."

Joe, the middle brother, said they "butted heads about" everything from video treatments to the direction of their music over the last year. "It was starting to get stale to us," he admitted.

For a reminder of happier times, listen to our Essential Jonas Brothers Playlist.