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Rock solid Jon Bon Jovi 3 July 2010
Herald Sun article

Source: Herald Sun

HIS anthems follow a populist formula, but Jon Bon Jovi is not a rock star cliche.

"This cliche of being in a rock band - who gives a sh... any more?" Bon Jovi says, smiling. "It's not sexy, it's not fun, it's certainly not important.

"If your headlines are more about drink and drug habits, and not records or touring ability, you're an idiot."

Bon Jovi, 48, should know.

He has sold 120 million albums and played to 34 million fans while skilfully avoiding the traps of drink, drugs and divorce.

His bandmates haven't fared so well.

Guitarist Richie Sambora is divorced from actor Heather Locklear and underwent treatment for alcohol abuse and painkiller addiction.

Keyboardist David Bryan is also divorced. Drummer Tico Torres sought help for a drinking problem.


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