And he blames Justin's dad.
Oh, and he has a new solo album coming out...but back to Justin.
Joe explained, "I've had an easier route than most. The youngsters just turning 20, the Biebers of the world, are under a microscope."
He added that Justin is "having a very tough time finding balance," noting, "I think we all saw it coming. Your dad is your party animal--that's going to sum it up pretty quick. There's an equation for some sort of explosion."
But back to that album, right? After the Jonas Brothers breakup, we expected Joe to do some solo work and here's what he says about it: "I'm trying to [make it] something that I really want it to be--do music that I'm really proud of and not let too many cooks in the kitchen."
And he doesn't want any judgy-judgy stuff going on with his new music, noting, "[I hope that] when I hit the reset button and release new music, fresh ears will listen open-minded and not judge."
This is a judgment-free zone, Joe.