Wednesday, November 21, 2012


              Bon Jovi at The Mint                                               Picture: Theo Kingma
 It's been some 20 years since Jon Bon Jovi played anything other than arenas or stadiums. But he reverted to his club roots in Los Angeles the other night when he performed a 40-minute set at the tiny Mint club on Pico Boulevard.
 His audience consisted of about 80 friends, journalists, agents and awards voters who were there to hear, among other numbers, Not Running Anymore and Old Habits Die Hard, the songs he wrote free of charge for the comedy film Stand-Up Guys and for which he is tipped for Golden Globe and Oscar nominations.  
  "I can relate to those guys," said 50-year-old Bon Jovi of the movie's stars, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin. Bon Jovi spent time on the set of the movie in Los Angeles watching the filming to get a feel of what was needed for the songs.
   The rocker was previously Oscar-nominated 22 years ago for his song Blaze of Glory from the film Young Guns 11. 

1 comment:

  1. Well I suppose it's a good way to up your chances of an Oscar nomination.