Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Big & Rich and Richie and Jon...

They worked together on We Got It Going On, the inane foot-stomper of Bon Jovi's Lost Highway album and now they've come together again for Big & Rich's new album:
It's been more than five years since Big & Rich released a new album, and they're coming back in a big way. The duo has partnered with two parts of legendary band Bon Jovi for collaborations on their upcoming album. Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora have been writing songs with Big Kenny and John Rich, as well as playing on the recording sessions, and even helping give the new project its title.

"It came out in a writing session we were doing with Richie Sambora and [Jon] Bon Jovi we were doing the other week," Big Kenny told Nashville newspaper The Tennessean. "They are going to record the song on our new album and a line in the song was 'hillbilly jedis with attitude.' All of a sudden, Bon Jovi stops and says, 'Hillbilly Jedis? That's it. I'd buy that shirt.' We were like, 'Hey, that's about a descriptive as you can get of what we are.'"
If I may be permitted to get this off my chest... The plural of Jedi is Jedi (without the S)! ;) But anyway, you can read the rest of the article here.

And here's a small taste of the track they wrote together, Born Again:


In other news, JBJ is playing solo (well, with a backing band dubbed the Kings of Suburbia) at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Florida on July 26, 2012.

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