Monday, May 19, 2008


Hector shared these with me so I could scan 'em. Wow.


Don't laugh. I thought this was pretty interesting.

"When you mention the name Bon Jovi, you are really talking about two things: it's the name of one of the most famous rock bands in the world, and it's also the name of its front man and lead singer, Jon Bon Jovi. Either way, after a quarter of a century in the spotlight, you are still talking about one of the most successful acts in music history.

As correspondent Steve Kroft reports, since emerging from the clubs of the New Jersey shore a decade after Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi has sold just as many records around the world, but without the fanfare and critical acclaim.

None of it would have happened without the founder, Jon Bon Jovi: showman, salesman, philanthropist, sportsman, and clear-eyed CEO, who is very much an anomaly in the music business. .."

I loved this: "...A few days later the traveling circus with 92 employees and 27 truckloads of gear had moved west to Pittsburgh. And as with everything else in his life, Jon Bon Jovi is the ringmaster.

Asked what his payroll is, Bon Jovi told Kroft, "Outdoors it's a couple million a week. Indoors it's half of that. It's high. I mean, I get sick, man. There ain't no insurance for that, you know."...

See y'all at The Palms tonight. Band starts at 10:30 pm. No cover, no minimum.

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