Jon Bon Jovi has been bringing quality and award-winning music to people for years now, and it is somewhat saddening to see how much he aged.
It has been four decades since Jon Bon Jovi began building his empire in Hollywood. Throughout those years, he ultimately aged, too, and his now-silver hair can prove how much time has passed.
In an interview with USA Today, Bon Jovi spoke candidly about his legacy and current age.
“Let me tell you, I’ve earned this gray hair,” he said while laughing. “I’ve been through enough hurting and healing to be here.”
Furthermore, the rock legend noted how he survived trends throughout the years. Aside from that, he had to let go and mourn the bandmate who failed to prolong his life.
Per Bon Jovi, seeing how things flow so quickly made him feel like life is tough.
Who is Bon Jovi referring to?
Though his statement surprised his fans, Bon Jovi actually genuinely talked about his band’s former guitarist, Richie Sambora.
In 2013, Sambora left the band after struggling with substance abuse problems.
After he left, Bon Jovi only got to speak with him for the last time again five years later during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Since losing the guitarist, Bon Jovi and Tico Torres grew closer and stronger with the remaining members.
“Our bond is unbreakable. Jon has grown, like us, as a person, and he has definitely grown as a songwriter,” keyboardist David Bryan said.
Bon Jovi said that they successfully connected generations of people when asked the secret behind the band’s longevity. Because of this, he grew up more and tried not to write the song they had from 1984 to 1986.
In addition, he confessed that whatever revolution the band went through, it was his choice to lead the group to betterment.
“The band’s legacy is cemented. These songs mean a lot to a lot of people and I am grateful for that. It’s a gift that God gives you the job you wanted when you were a kid, and that I get to do it still,” he said, before declaring that he is the luckiest man alive.
Bon Jovi’s contribution
The band truly gave the world their greatest hits, including You Give Love a Bad Name, Blaze of Glory, and Always.
On Friday, they finally released their topical 15th album 2020. The single Livin’ on a Prayer became chart-topper as it speaks about President Donald Trump and other current issues — including the Black Lives Matter movement.
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