By Steve Newton
Ever since I decided that’s life’s too short not to spend countless hours poring over ancient tapes of interviews I did with famous rock stars, I’ve uncovered some pretty interesting excerpts.
Interesting to me, anyway.
Almost 30 years ago–on June 18, 1987, to be precise–I did a phone interview with Jon Bon Jovi, while he was touring behind his massively popular, Bruce Fairbairn-produced Slippery When Wet album.
The cool thing is, half an hour after I got off the line with Bon Jovi, I was scheduled to do another “phoner” with Little Steven, who was promoting his heavily political, anti-apartheid album Freedom — No Compromise.
Knowing they were both “Jersey boys”, I mentioned the imminent interview to Bon Jovi, who was adamant that I say howdy to Van Zandt, who he claimed was his idol.
Have a listen: