Sunday, October 11, 2009

Jon Bon Jovi talks about Richie Sambora, The Circle and When We Were Beautiful

Here's an article in which Jon talks about Richie's addictions, the inspiration behind The Circle, the documentary, and juggling family life with touring.

Some key quotes...

On Richie:
"I saw a guy imploding and self-destructing. It broke my heart. Richie should have been dead. I cried for him. I was at my wits' end. What do you do?"


On the new album:
"The world crashed, hit rock-bottom, came up, rubbed its nose, saw the stars spinning and thought, 'We've got to make steps forward again.' The following month, Barack Obama was elected US President. As a writer, I started to steam-roll. We ditched the greatest hits concept and said: 'Let's go'."


On the price of fame:
"I've spent too many nights sitting in a hotel room with a sleeping pill and bottle of wine ... missing my kids. That's the cost."


The link to the rest of the article is here.

1 comment:

  1. Would have been nice if they had actually interviewed Jon rather than just taking bits and pieces that others had written.

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