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The Sad Song Night magazine archives have been slowly gathered together over the years - some of the earlier articles serving as a reminder of what really happened back in those dim and distant days before the tours (and the hairstyles) were reduced to a more civilised length - and they’ll possibly stir up a few memories for those of us who twitched nervously over the break-up rumours of the early 90s, ..... and (speaking personally) that brief, suspiciously grungy look in late 1994!!

These pages are constantly under construction. Any article below, not underlined and linked is coming soon!

Please remember that all material in this section remains the property of the original copyright owners.



Section 1 Kerrang!


20.8.87 They Still Haven’t Named a Pizza After Jon Bon Jovi


19.8.89 Open Air and Say......Ahhh


11.11.89 Cosa Glasnostra


6.1.90 Brothers In Charms


28.7.90 What The Blazes Is Going On?


2.2.91 Bon Jovi In Japan


13.4.91 Jonny Be Frank


7.3.92 Born To Run (Again)


3.10.92 The Leap of Faith


16.1.93 (No) Bed of Roses


24.4.93 Born Again


4.9.93 No Sleep Till Jersey


16.10.93 Bon Jovi Escape Thai Fan Crush


18.12.93 Death or Glory


26.2.94 Getcha Rocks Off


25.6.94 Growin’ Up The K! Way


17.9.94 Bon Jovi Go Buskin’


24.9.94 Elvis Is Dead - But We’re Not


24.12.94 Home For Kerristmas with Jon Bon Jovi


7.1.94 Kerristmas Kracker


15.4.95 They’re Back!


19.8.95 Road Days + 26.8.95 Do I Not Like That?


11.11.95 Paranoid and Sunburnt


25.11.95 Behind Closed Doors


13.1.96 Nice One Jon


2.3.96 Sex, Guns and Rock ‘n’ Roll


9.3.96 London Kills Me


8.6.96 Let’s Go To Work


3.8.96 The Leading Man


4.1.97 Ride Cowboy Ride


17.5.97 This Is My Hollywood


29.4.00 Sex, Drugs, Death, The Mafia. The Confessions of Jon Bon Jovi.



Section 2, Q


1987 Rock ‘n’ Roll - It’s a Bitch


Jan 1989 If You’ve Got It - Flaunt It!


Nov 1994 The Right Trousers


Feb 1995 I Believe In America


July 1995 It Ain’t Half Hot Mum......


Aug 1996 God, I’m Beautiful


Oct 1997 Midlife Crisis?


June 2000 JBJ’s Record Collection


Oct 2000 Hello.... Wherever!



Section 3 Miscellaneous


1987 Metal Edge Bon Jovi Special


‘The Dirty Little Secret That’s Bon Jovi’, Playboy, September 1987


‘A Personal Talk With Jon Bon Jovi’, unknown source, mid 1980s,

‘Shooting The Bull With Jon Bon Jovi’, unknown source, 1989

‘Shooting ‘Em Dead In Hollywood’, Select, September 1990


‘Fighting Back’, Hit Parader, June 1992

’Hobby Shop’, Hit Parader, April 1992


‘Less Abject When Lippy’, Rock Power, 9.9.92

’Fast And Mousse’, unknown source, 1992


‘The American Dream Realised?‘, Raw, 30.9.92


‘A Question of Faith’, Metal Hammer, October 1992


’Bon To Be Wild’, Rock World, January 1993


‘I’m a Benevolent Dictator’, Raw, 1.9.93


‘Jon And Dorothea’s Malibu Hideaway’, Hello, 23.9.95

‘The JBJ Interview’, US magazine, August 1995


‘Groupies, Grunge and Movies, TV Hits, April 1995

‘Don’t Ask Me That Goofy Stuff’, Smash Hits, 7.6.95


‘Blond Ambition’, Sunday Times Magazine, 26.11.95

‘Rock On’, TV Hits, December 1995

‘Squeaky Clean’, Saturday Magazine, 20.4.96


’Wanted: Cred Or Alive’, NME, 6.4.96


‘Q&A’, TV Hits, 1996

’The Taming Of Jon Bon Jovi’, Now, 1996

’I’m Not Samson, Am I?‘, unknown source, 1996

‘What Makes Jon One Of Rock’s Hottest Properties...‘, Calendar Magazine, May 1996


‘Lies, Lies, Lies’, Top Of the Pops Magazine, April 1996


Wash Your Mouth Out’, Loaded, 1996


’GQ&A’, GQ magazine, 1996


‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Role’, Empire, July 1996

‘The Himbo Strikes Back’, Elle, August 1997


‘Jon Bon Jovi Has Sex Fantasies....‘, News Of The World, 7.7.96

‘Jon Bon Jovi’, Massive, August 1997


‘Bon Appetit’, New Woman, July 1997

‘The Smash Hits Jon Bon Jovi Interview’, July 1997


‘Rock ‘n’ Roles’, OK, 1997

’All The Way With Jon Bon Jovi’, Sydney Morning Herald, 1997


‘Music To The Eyes’, Woman’s Own, 11.8.97


FHM, September 1997


‘Destination Somewhere’, Elle, September 1997


Amica, 1998


US Magazine, 1998


The Times, Metro Section, 13.5.00


In-Style, May 2000


‘Bon Jovi Does Hollywood’, Vanity Fair, May 2000


‘Home Is Where The Heart Is’, US Weekly, 19.6.00


‘Don’t Mention The Hair’, New Musical Express, 17.6.00


‘Wanted’, Nylon, June 2000


‘Mr Platinum’, FHM, July 2000


‘Sad Medicine’, Ralph magazine, July 2000


‘Happy’, The Mirror, August 2000


The Telegraph, 6.8.00


‘The Secret Of My Happy Marriage?‘, The Sun, 18.8.00


Jump, August 2000


Hello, 19.9.00


‘Bon Jovi: Old Metal’, Loaded, November 2000


‘At Home With JBJ’, Smash Hits, 29.11.00


‘One Wild Jovi’, Smash Hits, 2.5.01


‘69 Brides and JBJ’, News Of the World, Sunday Magazine, 5.8.01


‘Living on A Prayer’, Daily Express, 7.9.02


‘Rocking Back’, Sunday Mail, 7.9.02


‘A Star Is Bon’, TV and Satellite Week, 6.4.02


‘Living On A Prayer’, 7.9.02, Daily Express


‘Rocking Back’, Sunday Mail, 7.9.02


‘Let’s talk About Sex’, M Celebs, late 2002


‘Jon Q&A’, Hot Stars, 26.9.02


‘Dear Superstar’, Blender, November 2002


News Of The World ‘Sunday’ Magazine, 24.11.02


‘Local Boy Makes Good’, People, 25.11.02


Metal Edge, December 2002


‘Why I Choose Wild Nights In...‘, Cosmopolitan, January 2003


‘Jon Bon Jovi’, Interview Mag, US, 2003


’I’ll Be There’, The Guardian, 24.5.03


’At Home With Jon Bon Jovi’, OK, June 2003


’Wolverhampton Express And Star Special’, 25.6.03





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