Together and with The Power of We, we can start a revolution. One Soul at a time... ~Jon Bon Jovi *** There's a Story on every street corner, my friend. All you have to do is open your eyes... ~Richie Sambora

Friday Funnies...

Friday, November 11, 2011

First off, today is Veteran's Day and I want to say a huge Thank You to any of my loyal subjects who may have been and/or who still are in the Armed Forces.  If not for you, I wouldn't be or couldn't be doing what I have the freedom to do here, there and everywhere. 

So, for all you do for our country, I salute you and thank you, from the bottom of my heart.  And if you are somewhere far from home, away from your loved ones, I wish  you a safe and speedy return.

God bless you for all you have done and continue to do to keep us safe and free to be who we are and to do what we do.


Story Update...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The next chapter of New Beginnings has been posted.

Enjoy and thanks for reading!


Bon Jovi dot com News...

To celebrate the one year anniversary of the release of Bon Jovi Greatest Hits, join us on Wednesday, November 9th for a special streaming event! Starting at 11:00 AM EST, make sure to tune in to to watch the band perform an hour set on "Live on Letterman" recorded November 9, 2010.


4PM London // 11AM New York // 8AM Los Angeles

8PM London // 3PM New York // 12PM Los Angeles

8PM New York // 5PM Los Angeles // 2PM Wellington


A limited number of autographed Bon Jovi banners from the show at RDS Arena in Dublin, Ireland on June 29, 2011 will be up for auction over the next 5 weeks. Bid now to get your very own signed banner!
All proceeds will be donated to the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation.


Spend $50 in the Bon Jovi Store between now and 10AM PST on November 10th and receive a FREE Bon Jovi 2012 Calendar. Start shopping now to take advantage of this limited time offer!


Hair and Boobs...

Monday, November 7, 2011

Right from Richie's mouth... hair and boobs ladies... that's what the guys like!

In addition to his guitar-shredding skills, Bon Jovi‘s Richie Sambora clearly has many other qualities — and one of them, apparently, is honesty. When VH1 News caught up with him on the red carpet of Alicia Keys’ Keep a Child Alive Black Ball last week, he gave a little update about his recent reunion with Denise Richards.

“Things are good and I’m happy,” he said. “We always dug each other. She’s a great gal, and sweet, and we have a lot in common. We went through a lot together. … Easy on the eyes!”

But then reporter Janell Snowden may have slightly led Richie into a trap a minute later in the conversation, when she had him talking about the posters he had on his wall when he was a teenager.

“I had Raquel Welch, that big poster from One Million Years B.C., and I had Charlie’s Angels‘ Farrah [Fawcett]. Hair and boobs, man. What are you going to do? Guys love that.”

But Denise, honey, he loves you because you’re sweet too!



Service is Key...

At Bon Jovi restaurant, service is key

On a recent Thursday night, at a small restaurant with a new concept and only two weeks under its belt, customers lined up well before the doors opened for dinner.
The menu of "seasonal, regional American cuisine" offered rainbow beet salad, butternut squash soup, chicken in Creole sauce, pork chops with cranberry butter, cornmeal-crusted catfish, and grilled salmon with sweet potato mash.

But no prices.

Cash ($10 minimum per person, please, for a three-course meal that includes drinks and dessert) or vouchers earned through volunteer work are the only payments accepted.

Using this "community restaurant" model started in Utah, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen in Red Bank, N.J., about 90 miles from Philadelphia, is in the vanguard of redefining how hunger can be addressed.

More than a dozen small eateries have been created nationwide using this model, though nothing like it yet in Philadelphia. "At a time when one in five families are living at or below the poverty line and one in six children in New Jersey are food insecure, this is a restaurant whose time has come," Bon Jovi, 49, said on the restaurant's Oct. 19 opening day.

Dishes are prepared by paid chefs, using organic ingredients grown on-site or provided by Whole Foods Market in Middletown, which is where the rocker lives.

Most servers (four to six per evening) are volunteers from the wealthier nearby towns. Those who cannot pay the $10 minimum can put in an hour here or in one of two nearby food pantries to earn "gift vouchers."

The Soul Kitchen, centrally located in Red Bank's hip Arts and Antiques district, is in a former auto-body shop that sparkles with glass bay doors, sunny yellow walls, black tables and chairs covered in butcher paper, and floor-to-ceiling shelves decorated with jars of honey, pickled peaches, grains, and gadgets.

'Community kitchen'

The 25-seater has become a mecca, with guests waiting up to an hour to share a table with strangers, in keeping with the "community kitchen" concept.

"The response has been even better than we could have hoped for," Bon Jovi wrote on the kitchen's website (

So far, about 15 percent of patrons have paid with vouchers. The rest have paid in cash, which is what is needed if this restaurant is to stay afloat. Many are tourists making a side trip in the hopes of seeing Bon Jovi himself. But the musician has made a point of staying away, so as not to be disruptive.

Tony and Michelle Dragicevich, who said they retired early to travel the world running marathons and attending Bon Jovi concerts, came in from New Zealand to run in Sunday's New York City Marathon and eat at the Soul Kitchen.

Cathy Greene was driving north from South Carolina to visit family and made a point of stopping here.
The three elderly Saunders sisters, from nearby Ocean Township, said they had seen a community restaurant like this on an episode of The Bold and the Beautiful. And Pat Labunski, of Red Bank, said she heard about the kitchen from her daughter in Seattle.

As Mimi Box, executive director of the JBJ Soul Foundation, tells it, Jon Bon Jovi was performing in Philadelphia one winter and saw a homeless man huddled against a wall.

That led to a partnership with Sister Mary Scullion and Project Home in 2006. Bon Jovi calls Scullion, who serves on his foundation's board of directors, his "philanthropic mentor."

You can read the rest of the article here.


Richie Sambora "Feeling Fantastic"...

Sober Richie Sambora Is 'Fantastic' After Rehab Stint

Rocker Richie Sambora is feeling "fantastic" seven months into his latest bid at sobriety, confessing he checked into rehab earlier this year (11) because he needed a "tune up".

The guitarist turned to professionals at an undisclosed facility in Los Angeles in April (11) to seek help for alcohol addiction and exhaustion, but he was back on the road with his Bon Jovi bandmates in early June (11) and Sambora insists the treatment stint has worked wonders for him.

Asked how his sobriety is going, he tells WENN, "Fantastic... I couldn't be any better... I just needed to make sure that I was on the straight and narrow and I needed a tune up and that's what I did and that worked out well."

The rock star previously checked into rehab to tackle his drinking problem in 2007.



Famous Fin Fan?

From Miami Dolphins website...

Famous Fin Fan: Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi may be best known as the founder and lead singer of rock band Bon Jovi, which was named after him, but there is more to this football fanatic than just music. Bon Jovi was one of the founders and the primary owner of the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League. In 2008, they finished 13-3 and won their first ArenaBowl championship, defeating the San Jose SaberCats, 59–56, in ArenaBowl XXII.

Throughout his career, Bon Jovi has released two solo albums and 11 studio albums with his band, which to date have sold over 130 million albums worldwide. The band was declared the second-richest band for 2011, behind only U2. As a solo artist, Bon Jovi has received numerous awards for his work, including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination for his solo hit, “Blaze of Glory.” He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Monmouth University in 2001. Bon Jovi is also White House counsel; in 2010 he was appointed by President Obama to solve problems in poor communities in the United States.

How far back does your love of football go?

Bon Jovi: I played football when I was young. I started in Pop Warner football when I was little and then played again once I got to junior high school. That’s when I realized I wasn’t big enough for football. In Pop Warner, weight class was the key. I was a little linebacker, the defensive captain. When I didn’t make weight (95 pounds) the day before the first game, they sent me up to the “Midgets” and that weight group was for kids all the way up to 120 pounds! I was too small. So I sat on the bench, hoping to play second-string tackle. Then in eighth grade when I started junior high, I decided, I’ll give it another shot … but it wasn’t happening. Thank God I found music!

What are your earliest memories as a football fan?

Bon Jovi: As a spectator, I can’t remember not being involved in football. My earliest memory is of the Miami Dolphins, Bob Griese and the Miami Dolphins — first losing the Super Bowl, then going back and winning the Super Bowl. I remember writing on my football in chalk — “Griese’s Gang.”

Why were you a fan of the Dolphins?

Bon Jovi: As a kid, the appeal of the Miami Dolphins hit home with me — they were larger than life. I just loved the Dolphins. Griese, Paul Warfield, Mercury Morris, Jim Kiick, Larry Csonka, Nick Buoniconti and the head coach was still Don Shula then. I remember it to this day. I could probably still rattle off exactly where each one of them went to college, what positions they played, their stats — they were my team when I was very young.

Once a football fan, always a football fan, no matter what team you follow. And I should know, I live with two football fanatics, who are fans of different teams. (We root for three different teams, and my beloved 49ers have the best record so of the three!)

It gets a little crazy at the castle on Sundays from the time pre-season starts until after the Superbowl, when withdrawal sets in.

~ Q


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