Ahhh, the good ol’ days of lifting the convertible rooftop and blasting [lastfm]Bon Jovi [/lastfm] may be comin’ around again sooner than we think. With the release of Bon Jovi’s Greatest Hits hitting music stores the world over, Jon Bon Jovi has found himself back in the news. Some of his interviews have been lead to enticing stories of nostalgia while others have fallen flatter than wigs made of his glam-rock locks.
One interview in particular asked the frontman the most difficult question, reminding us of our own hard-hitting investigative journalism.
His question: What was it like being a heart-throb during the peak of the band’s success?
Bon Jovi didn’t exactly answer as we all expected.
Apparently, being beautiful is a full-time gig some of us aren’t ready to embrace.
Case in point,
Mr. Bovine Joni Mr. Jon Bon Jovi. Because of this unprepared forray into loveliness, the singer-songwriter felt he lost credibility. As a pop-rock icon during the 1980’s, he didn’t appreciate the fact that woman would rather see him naked than hear “Livin’ On A Prayer”. According to him, the constant fawning and praise (and underwear thrown on the stage) were nothing but distractions from his songwriting and performance duties. That’s enough to make any man livid (except us).
“‘At 26, 27, I was pissed off about it. Because I thought, ‘Goddammit! I’m working so hard! I’m trying so hard! I’m trying to do what I want to do, while I’m trying to please you! Now I can say: ‘Thank you ‘ that’s a wonderful compliment.”
But what about now? Surely the man has come to terms with his Adonis status.
“I’m vain inasmuch as I think I’m terribly out of shape right now. If you want to be perfectly honest, I’m 10 pounds overweight and I’m drinking too much and I’m bored to tears. OK. I’m not the fat Elvis. At 48, I look OK. But you know. I’m coming to real good terms with getting older.”
Oh, good. The man’s finally come to terms with his beauty. Apparently all it takes is a little ugly to get the pressure of beauty out of the system. Thanks for the notes, Jovi!
[Lifted from some hot chick at MusicNews]