"I never thought the rumors would spread so rapidly," Goho said. "I am truly sorry for any and all damage that I may have caused Jon and his family. Furthermore, I can only hope that he continues to bring prosperity to the Philadelphia region and surrounding areas."
And from the Asbury Park Press:
“I’m in a band as well, and I was going into the recording studio, and we had talked about how the music industry just started taking a turn into crazy new worlds that no one, really, can assess,” said Goho, 30, in a telephone interview Monday. “Long story short, I was talking to my band members on their down time, and we got so worked up in the conversation, I just kind of took the liberty and started (the rumor), because I was so irritated.
“All I heard was ‘Bon Jovi this,’ ‘Bon Jovi’s starting a restaurant.’ What was the latest one? The Advil commercial (featuring Bon Jovi)? It was like, ‘Jeez, (Bon Jovi) was a household name due to the music, not the business.’ So I’m not proud of it. I’m getting a lot of backlash from it, but as stupid as it sounds, that’s how it started. I just had a blurb and went with it.”
In all honesty, Mr Goho wouldn't be the first person to feel that Bon Jovi has become more about "the business" than the music over the years but taking a crack at the Soul Kitchen -- not to mention stirring the wrath of the Jovi fandom -- was all kinds of silly. On second thoughts, maybe not, given I'm sure a lot of people who had never heard of Minutia now have. Jeff posted this on Minutia's Facebook page on Christmas day:
THIS IS A PERSONAL RESPONSE FROM JEFF GOHO ALONE - MY BAND IS NOT INVOLVED! - I'm getting a shit load of backlash from my most recent stunt. So, just to make it official, I'm sorry for the entire Bon Jovi thing. I will repeat the same exact thing that I told the Philadelphia Soul and everybody else spamming the fuck out of my email account. I am truly sorry for any and all damage that I caused Mr. Bon Jovi, his band members, and his family. And as I've told you blood-sucking press mongrels... I endorse all of his business endeavors and hope that he continues to bring prosperity to the Philadelphia region and tri-state area. And please stop sending attached hate mail to my fellow band members. They are in no way involved. I did it on my own. - Goho
Meh... This guy's not worth the fuss. ;)
APPENDIX #1: Hopefully this is the last bit of attention we give Goho on this blog, but Minutia has recorded a song/whiny rant in response to this saga called No Regrets. You can listen to it here.
Conversely, Bon Jovi's No Regrets (the Bounce outtake) can be heard here.
APPENDIX #2: Bon Jovi tour photographer David Bergman, who also took the photo proving Jon was still alive, wrote a blog about the whole death hoax incident... check it out at this link.