Jon Bon Jovi has revealed that he is “very happy” with his upcoming album Bon Jovi 2020.
During an intimate Q&A session during the Runaway to Paradise concert cruise in the Mediterranean, he revealed that the project will be a socially conscious album and that he has a “clear vision going forward.”
He explained, “I think I’m very happy with it. I’ve written a bunch of songs that are very different. Don’t expect ‘[You Give Love a] Bad Name.’ This is a socially conscious record. There’s a song about veterans with PTSD; there’s a song about the shootings in Ohio and Texas. They’re songs about heavy matters – heavy subject matter.”
Bon Jovi also talked about his split with longtime guitarist Richie Sambora, saying that it was “probably the worst thing that’s ever happened to me professionally.” He said Sambora had “issues with stuff, and he just wouldn’t show up anymore.”
He continued, “That was hard. But life had to go on. It didn’t mean that I wanted it to be that way. But his inability to get it together, it was like cry or quit. So, I just decided to cry for a while.”