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10 Questions for Jon Bon Jovi 27 July 2007
Time article

Source: TIME

The Jersey rock star who has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide is touring in support of his band's latest album, Lost Highway. Jon Bon Jovi will now take your questions

Has the dynamic of the band changed over the years? —Aaron O'Reilly, London, Ont.
I don't think it has. It's always been a team sport. But somebody had to be the quarterback and somebody the receiver and the lineman. [Lead guitarist] Richie [Sambora] understands that, and the other guys have to collaborate as their parts fit.

Are you going country on us? —Larkin Werner, Pittsburgh, Pa.

No. To clarify, Lost Highway is not country. It's a Nashville-influenced Bon Jovi record. It's not George Strait or Alan Jackson. It's more Keith Urban, Sugarland or Big and Rich.

If you could choose only one song that showed the real you, which one would it be? —Doreen Townsend, Nashua, N.H.
I think if there was only one, it would be a tough choice between "Living on a Prayer" and "Wanted Dead or Alive." Maybe because the themes of "Wanted" are a little more universal, it makes "Prayer" that much more unique. There is nothing that you can say is derivative about the song. It is its own entity.

What's playing on your iPod? —Aiden Bettag, Dubuque, Iowa
I have been a great fan of Damien Rice and his album O. Most recently, this Amy Winehouse record [Back to Black] is slaying me. I love the sound of it. So I really do find great solace in the next generation of songs and songwriters.


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