The eldest Jonas Brother ranks Paul McCartney and Kings of Leon among his top live shows

By Simon Vozick-Levinson
August 06, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

Paul McCartney
”I saw him for the first time [at the Hollywood Bowl], which just completely blows you away and inspires you. He does things in a whole other way that you don’t even know how to explain. ‘Blackbird,’ ‘Hey Jude,’ ‘Back in the USSR’… The songs were just outrageous. I was freaking out during ‘Blackbird.’ He knows how to make you stay entertained.”

Kings of Leon
”I saw them at the Hollywood Bowl, too. They were just amazing and sounded incredible. A newer band like Kings of Leon playing such a great venue and really doing justice to that stage, it was really impressive. They’re young guys, just like us. It’s really cool to see.”

”We saw them play a long time ago, maybe five years ago. It was one of the first shows that really inspired us to play music and perform in a way that captivates the audience. To see how they built music into a production, it was really cool.”