"Bon Jovi not ready for a rocker"
|Phoenix Pre-show Article (a bit late...)
Jon Bon Jovi is bored in Japan.
"This is what I get paid for: sitting in a hotel room in Tokyo, with nowhere to go and nothing to do," he says in the tone of a seasoned celebrity.
"The playing is great; the rest of this is crap. I've been here 25 times, so . . . I don't need to see any more temples or buy any more kimonos."
So, as Bon Jovi and his band of the same name wrap up their latest Asian swing and prepare to launch the second leg of the One Wild Night Tour in Phoenix on Wednesday, the singer-actor-sex symbol passes his time on the phone and hanging out with Aerosmith.
"If I stamp my foot on the floor right now, the guy who would yell at me would be Steven Tyler, because he's right below me," Bon Jovi says.
Bon Jovi, Tyler and their respective ax men - Richie Sambora and Joe Perry - had dined together the night before, and the subject of rock-and-roll longevity had come up.
Despite the fact that both acts now have decades under their belts and millions in the bank, they're still performers in the rock-and-roll circus.
"I'm big on being the youngest guy in the old-guy (rock) category," quips Bon Jovi, 39. "I dig that position.
"I can sit with Steven and Joe and Richie, having dinner and going, 'Yeah, man, we're still here. This is all right.' "
With a second career in the movies blossoming, Bon Jovi no longer devotes all his energy to singing his new hit It's My Life and such classics as Livin' on a Prayer, Wanted Dead or Alive and Bad Medicine.
However, the drive to perform 14 years after his first album remains.
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