Bon Jovi Explains His Songwriting, ‘2020,’ And Doing It ‘My Way’ | Mavericks With Ari Melber 1

Bon Jovi Explains His Songwriting, ‘2020,’ And Doing It ‘My Way’ | Mavericks With Ari Melber

 

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jon Bon Jovi opens up about his songwriting, from classics like “It’s My Life” to new ballads about Covid-19 and the BLM protests; why he runs his band like a CEO; and how he has learned to measure true success, in this new installment of “Mavericks with Ari Melber,” a series of interviews with artists, musicians and cultural icons.
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26 comments

  1. Jon Bon Jovi also squires about in a private jet. He actually used to have his own Boeing 707 with his last name painted the length of the plane. Bon Jovi should write a song how he is killing our planet

  2. I really admire Jon as a songwriter and more than that, as a kind hearted guy (caring for his country and also is actively involved in his community like with the JBJ soul kitchen, opening food banks to helped those who need it). He could have just avoided writing topics that will have heated debate
    Instead he wrote what he saw and I’m glad he wrote “American Reckoning” 🙂

  3. Didn’t care for his band in there heyday but I sure have grown to respect Jon bon jovi, he’s a good man.

  4. Wonderful interview! I love Bon Jovi music… John is one of my favorite people on the planet because of who he is as a person.

  5. This man is so amazing I have always been a fan growing up listen to and loving his music but he is way more than his music he is a unique and kind caring man love you Bon Jovi !! People can learn so much from him about what it really means to be good human being with kind heart .

  6. A few thoughts:
    1) The first CD I ever bought was “Slippery When Wet” for my oldest brother.
    2) The first song I heard from this album was, “Do What You Can”. I was so overcome by it, I immediately played it for all my children and my husband. It is the song I most wished in the almost 10 years since she died that my mom was still alive so I could share it with her. I thought it was going to be my all time favorite Bon Jovi song until…
    3) I heard “American Reckoning”. I had to pull my car over so I could cry safely.
    4) I confess that I have quoted “American Reckoning” twice online (Yes, I gave full credit with much gratitude to Mr. Bon Jovi). In a funny note, the first time was in a comment to your show, Mr. Ari.

  7. This man is so amazing I have always been a fan growing up listen to and loving his music but he is way more than his music he is a unique and kind caring man love you Bon Jovi !! People can learn so much from him about what it really means to be good human being with kind heart .

  8. This man is so amazing I have always been a fan growing up listen to and loving his music but he is way more than his music he is a unique and kind caring man love you Bon Jovi !! People can learn so much from him about what it really means to be good human being with kind heart .

  9. Been seeing Jon Bon Jovi on a number of long interviews these days and it never gets tiresome as he’s classy, articulate and now a bit edgy politically. When you think of class there are lots of entertainers but two recently who come to mind are Bon Jovi and Dave Grohl – two of the great performers for the Celebration of the Inauguration.

    Bon Jovi and Dorothea could do like many – just give their money to help others – but this couple and family actually put their own time, effort and cash into their ventures to help and lift others.

  10. What a great interview! Jon is an incredible person, very wise and humble. He is so unique. I;m proud to have been his fan for 30 years. He deserves all the respect and admiration, I love him!

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