There's also ticket information in this news report about the Alabama Gulf Shores gig with Bon Jovi and Brad Paisley.
And finally, a couple of reviews of "Sex, Drugs and Bon Jovi" by Richard Bozzett. One is by Bob Lefsetz, who's had a few cracks at Bon Jovi before and certainly doesn't mince his words here:
what broke up the band after "New Jersey" was money. Because Jon thought it was all about him. And the four others were getting screwed.Read the full article here.
You pay your dues, work ultra hard, but eventually you want yours. Do you get it?
Rich never got his 5%. If only he had a lawyer. But did he have an educated father, did he grow up in an environment where people said it was wise to pay a little now to make a lot later? I doubt it.
Then again, Jon’s wife-to-be, Dorothea, was afraid to order room service in the early days, for fear Jon would become incensed over the expenditure. I’ve got to give Jon credit. How many acts have started off broke and ended up broke because they didn’t know the value of a dollar.
This book is horribly written. It’s one man’s viewpoint.
But I know it’s true.
Kimberly Nicoletti also reviewed the book for Summit Daily:
“Sex, Drugs & Bon Jovi” is an interesting look into the rock lifestyle, but it's a bit of a misnomer. With a name like that, you'd expect the book to delve into all kinds of juicy secrets about Bon Jovi.Read the full review here.
Instead, as told by tour manager Rich Bozzett, it's more of a defense against how Bon Jovi only used drugs — amphetamines and downers like Valium specifically — because he “had to,” being it was the one way to deliver the energetic concerts he wanted to, to his fans. While other band members did cocaine, Bozzett and Jovi were busy being musicians — and taking care of the details of that business (giving interviews, etc.) before, after and during shows.