Rock legend Jon Bon Jovi, who has enjoyed a career spanning over four decades, has revealed that there’s one aspect of his earlier years that still makes him cringe to this day. During an interview with Andy Cohen on SiriusXM, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer expressed his discomfort with videos from his first two albums. He went on to describe the video for “Runaway,” the band’s first Top 40 hit, as “horrible, horrible.”
Fortunately, the band was able to change its approach by the time they released their third album. Bon Jovi explained that they realized the importance of promoting their live shows through videos. The videos for later hits such as “You Give Love a Bad Name” and “Livin’ on a Prayer” were focused on the band’s live performances. According to Bon Jovi, they recognized that this was all that mattered.
Bon Jovi is no stranger to success. He has sold millions of records and is known for hits such as “Bed of Roses,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” and “It’s My Life.” He has also made a name for himself in the film and television industries, with appearances in movies such as “Moonlight and Valentino” and television shows like “Ally McBeal.”
Despite his success, it’s refreshing to see that Bon Jovi can still be self-critical and acknowledge his past mistakes. This humble attitude is likely part of what has helped him remain relevant in the ever-changing music industry. Fans can only hope that Bon Jovi will continue to grace them with his iconic music and performances for years to come.