Bon Jovi- New Jersey 35th Anniversary- Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora

Jersey boys Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora join me here In the Studio for a particularly revealing look behind the curtain at the price of a permanent address in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame  on New Jersey‘s thirty-fifth anniversary.

In September 1988 it took a musical effort the size of New Jersey  to successfully follow up the phenomenon of Bon Jovi’s spectacular Slippery When Wet two years earlier, and the Garden State greats were more than up to the challenge, conjuring up the  rock’n’roll spirit with the Pentecostal pew-jumping  “Lay Your Hands on Me”; delivering doses of the FDA-approved “Bad Medicine”; the cinematic “Blood on Blood”, the jukebox singalong  “Born to Be My Baby”, the #1 “I’ll Be There for You”, and hidden beach gems like “99 in the Shade”. –Redbeard