Jonas Brothers declare 'it's over for now'

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Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Kevin Jonas recorded five albums together before splitting as a band.Rob Hoffman / Today

They'll still be brothers, but they won't be bandmates. Nearly three weeks after the Jonas Brothers canceled their tour thanks to a "deep rift in the band," Kevin, Nick and Joe Jonas have decided the band should call it quits.

"It's over for now," Kevin Jonas told People magazine.

"It's really hard to say 'forever,'" added Nick. "We're closing a chapter, for sure." 

Joe noted it was a "unanimous decision."

The consensus was arrived on at an Oct. 3 meeting, when Nick told his brothers he had reservations over the band's future. "I was feeling kind of trapped," he told People. "I needed to share my heart with my brothers."

The brothers' social media accounts revealed continuing signs of strife. On Oct. 22, Nick tweeted to fans:



And that same day Joe told fans to "please hold while we get our s*** together" on his Twitter feed. Kevin has not tweeted since Oct. 1; the @JonasBrothers account has been deactivated.

The band formed in 2005 and grew their fan base thanks to appearances on Disney Channel shows like the original movie "Camp Rock," and their own series "Jonas" (later "Jonas L.A."). They released four albums and recorded a fifth ("V"), scheduled for release this year. The tour meant to mark their reunion and support the album was cut short on Oct. 9, when band spokesperson Jesse Derris told People about the band's "deep rift."

People promises more revelations in their next issue, on newsstands Friday.