Bon Jovi: Jon sings America the Beautiful (or does he)

So Jon sings America The Beautiful for the NFL Special tonight....

Or does he?

If you listen to the version he recorded 10 years ago they cut the second stanza out to make this version shorter.  It's the same version though, note for note.

Here's the audio file from 10 years ago with the second stanza, Jon starts singing at :45.

America the Beautiful from 2001

He has a studio in his home, he couldn't have taken a few hours and recorded a new version?

Bon Jovi: Bootleg Saturday

I'm not going to call it Happy Saturday because this weekend is not a happy weekend. 

The events of 9/11/01 still cloud this weekend.  That's all I'm going to say.

Undivided from Tokyo on 9/11/02

Undivided from Shepard's Bush in 2002

Undivided from Giants Stadium 7/29/2006

Jon sings America the Beautiful (2001 version)


Bon Jovi: Not your average delivery person

How much do you tip him?

DELIVERY BOY - Rockstar Jon Bon Jovi is seen dodging traffic to return home with a large pizza in New York. Bon Jovi smiles for cameras as he ducks under the trunk of an SUV.


Bon Jovi: Richie Sambora International Hero

I love TMZ and honestly my brother said this is why he admires Richie too... All the wrong reasons in my opinion.

( And TMZ had no embed code so I downloaded this and uploaded it to youtube)


Hey Richie lots of women out there want to dust your... Guitar.

Bon Jovi: Jon in NFL doc on his BFF

Bon Jovi: Jon sings 'America The Beautiful' Redux

Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — 

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi has returned to a Manhattan fire house to pay tribute to firefighters marking the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The New Jersey native was filmed singing "America The Beautiful" Wednesday by an NBC television crew preparing for a special "NFL Kickoff 2011: Back to Football" show Saturday. He sang the same song for a performance that aired nationally on Sept. 23, 2001 prior to the kickoff of the first NFL games after 9/11. Bon Jovi said in an interview after Wednesday's performance that it was "as moving this time as it was then." Bon Jovi has spent three decades touring with his songs, which include "Livin' on a Prayer" and "It's My Life." The band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

Here's the original video ICYMI. Since he was with an NBC Crew I wonder if they're going to air it on Sunday Night on NBC or if it's for the league. If they show it before the 1 PM games I will miss it since I'll be in Raymond James Stadium watching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Detroit Lions, I'm sure I'll catch it on Youtube after I get home.

Here's all the info from Kickoff 2011:

Versus, USA, Syfy, G4 & NFL Network to air NFL Kickoff pregame Thursday at 7 PM ET

NBC to Join in Progress Following President Obama’s Speech
NFL KICKOFF 2011 Extended to 90 Minutes
NBC Adding NFL Special on Saturday Night at 8 p.m. ET

NFL KICKOFF 2011, the pregame show to officially celebrate the start of the 2011 NFL season, at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday.
NFL Kickoff 2011, which has been extended to 90 minutes, was originally scheduled to air on NBC but is now being preempted due to President Obama’s speech, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET. NBC will join NFL Kickoff 2011 in progress once its coverage of the speech has concluded and VERSUS, USA, Syfy and G4 will resume their regularly-scheduled programming shortly thereafter. NFL Network will carry NFL Kickoff 2011 in its entirety.
The President’s speech is not expected to conflict in any way with NBC’s Thursday night coverage of the first game of the 2011 NFL season, scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. ET and featuring the last two Super Bowl champions — the New Orleans Saints at the Green Bay Packers — from historic Lambeau Field.
NFL Kickoff 2011 will feature musical performances by award-winning artists Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum and Maroon 5 from a stage adjacent to Lambeau Field. The musical performances are part of the celebration to kick off the 2011 season and to honor the Super Bowl champion Packers.  This is the 10th consecutive Kickoff celebration to start the season and the eighth consecutive year the NFL has saluted the Super Bowl champions with the opening game in their stadium on a Thursday in primetime.
The 90-minute pregame celebration will also feature Football Night in America andSunday Night Football commentators Bob Costas, Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Dan Patrick, Tony Dungy, Rodney Harrison, Peter King and Mike Florio live from Green Bay as they examine the impending 2011 NFL season.
On Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET, NBC is adding a one-hour NFL special to preview the season. It will look ahead to the first full Sunday of football, address the season’s major story lines, feature a Bob Costas interview with New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, and show unseen musical performances from NFL Kickoff 2011.
NBC concludes NFL Kickoff weekend on Sunday, September 11 with Football Night in America (7 p.m. ET) followed by Sunday Night Football (8:30 p.m. ET), featuring the Dallas Cowboys at the New York Jets, airing at their traditionally-scheduled times.
NBCUniversal’s NFL Kickoff Programming Schedule
Thursday, September 8 (all times ET)
7 p.m.: NFL Kickoff 2011 — VERSUS, USA, Syfy, G4 and NFL Network/NBC (in progress following speech coverage)
8:30 p.m.: Saints @ Packers — NBC
Saturday, September 10
8 p.m.: NFL Special — NBC
Sunday, September 11
7 p.m.: Football Night in America — NBC
8:30 p.m.: Sunday Night Football, Cowboys @ Jets — NBC


Bon Jovi: Richie's MDA Performace

Richie sounded great as did Lorenza and Hugh!

I think last night on Twitter someone mentioned that when Richie does these one off solo acoustic things they sound better than when Jon does them.

I have to agree (sorry Jon).

Is it because Richie's played guitar on the original recording and therefore can emulate the technique that sounds best to my ear (and memory)?

Is it because on some base level (I know this is going to come across mean) I think Richie goes into these type of things from a purer place (meaning he actually wants to help raise money and help people with Muscular Diseases versus Jon who does a lot of these charity type shows because either he or someone he is friends with is being recognized by that organization?) I think the last show Jon did like this that was nationally televised was either Stand Up to Cancer or The Hurricane Katrina relief shows. But then again he was with Richie at both those shows.

But this is my blog, my opinion.

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