If you missed the Bon Jovi's full Rock Hall induction ceremony, or you want to check it out again, you can watch it below:
I was tuning in on a Monday morning while getting ready for work, but the speeches are still emotional for me two years on. And I enjoyed the performances, even though they were far from perfect. No musical artist has had as much impact on me as Bon Jovi. Sure, they've disappointed and frustrated me at times, but mostly because I've been so invested in them. They've been by my side (in my ears) through highs and lows. And tattoo removal is painful and expensive, so they'll always be a part of me.* 😜
In all seriousness, I was happy when Bon Jovi got inducted into the Rock Hall and I'm happy to be able to watch the whole thing today.
*If you're wondering, I have a heart and dagger tattoo. It's pretty rad, if I do say so myself.
In much sadder news, rock 'n' roll legend Little Richard passed away on May 9. So here's "You Really Got Me Now" by Jon Bon Jovi featuring Little Richard, from Jon's debut solo album Blaze of Glory:
Jon and David also paid tribute to Little Richard on social media:
In 1990 when I wrote the Young Guns record I had the chance to ask some of my heroes to record with me - Elton John, Jeff Beck, and an all star cast came together to have fun and just make music. One day, Danny Kortchmar, the famed producer said “who else do you know?” I reached out to the legends legend Little Richard....he accepted. When he arrived in the studio he made all of us feel like little kids. He played, he sang, he laughed and told us stories. He blessed us with his smile and with his talents. I’ll never forget him.. I pray there’s a heaven and that Richard is at the piano.... JBJ
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