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The Jonas Brothers: Go Behind the Cover Story

July 23, 2008 9:25 AM ET

Click above for behind-the-scenes footage from the Jonas Brothers' photo shoot, where they candidly chat about their relationship with their "eccentric" fans, who they're digging right now and their favorite rockers of all time, from Elvis Costello to John Mayer.

Jonas Brothers Cover Story: The Clean Teen Machine
Photo Gallery: A Short History of the Jonas Brothers

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Song Stories

“Bird on a Wire”

Leonard Cohen | 1969

While living on the Greek island of Hydra, Cohen was battling a lingering depression when his girlfriend handed him a guitar and suggested he play something. After spotting a bird on a telephone wire, Cohen wrote this prayer-like song of guilt. First recorded by Judy Collins, it would be performed numerous times by artists incuding Johnny Cash, Joe Cocker and Rita Coolidge. "I'm always knocked out when I hear my songs covered or used in some situation," Cohen told Rolling Stone. "I've never gotten over the fact that people out there like my music."

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