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Jon Bon Jovi: "My influences are Dire Straits, David Bowie, The Beatles, and Bruce Springsteen"

Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi talks solo albums, volunteerism, influences, and his acting career

In this interview with Kyle Meredith, Jon Bon Jovi discusses his album 2020 and how it reflects his experiences as a witness to history. He contrasts the themes of his earlier work in the 80s and 90s with the more topical issues addressed in this album, such as school shootings and the pandemic. Bon Jovi also talks about his involvement with the JBJ Soul Kitchen and the importance of volunteerism.

He goes on to share the inspiration behind his single, "Story of Love," which delves into his childhood and reflects on family, and expresses his appreciation for simple yet powerful songs and cites influences such as Dire Straits, David Bowie, The Beatles, and Bruce Springsteen. Additionally, Bon Jovi discusses his acting roles in the 90s and 00s, including appearances in shows like Sex & The City, 30 Rock, and The West Wing and reflects on why his acting career didn't take off as he had hoped and how it has influenced his music.

Watch the full interview above and then check out the videos below.

Kyle is the WFPK Music Director. Email Kyle at kmeredith@lpm.org