Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Jon Bon Jovi in Reader's Digest

In this Reader's Digest interview, Jon talks about The Circle, politics, and getting old.


RD: What is your new single, We Weren’t Born To Follow about?
JBJ: It deals with events like the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iran. It’s meant to be an empowerment song for people who are committed. People like the young Iranian demonstrator Neda who (in June 2009) gave her life for her conviction. She was a leader, not a follower.

What? I know the video contains lots of stock footage, but... what? Never ceases to amaze me how songs like "It's My Life", "Have a Nice Day", and "We Weren't Born to Follow" can all sound the same yet supposedly be about completely different things.

There's a lot of politics being talked about in this interview (which I'm okay with because I'm "left leaning" but if you're more right-wing it might annoy you) but Jon also reiterates that he has no intention of entering politics himself because he has "too thin a skin".


RD: But then again you are always looking for new responsibilities. Are you a multi-tasker by heart?
JBJ: Perhaps that’s the answer. In any case I never was one to rest on yesterday’s successes. I’m much more motivated to find new challenges.


Check out the full interview here.

2 comments:

  1. i really hope they don't succumb to another greatest hits with a few new songs. it'll just be crossroad with the addition of it's my life, everyday, have a nice day and who says you can't go home. i know the band aren't stupid, i know they know it's all about the money you can make in the music industry these days, which is a very rare thing unless you are a heritage act like bon jovi, but surely the real fans aren't interested in this kind of release?!

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