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jbjlover87 from massachusetts asks can you describe one song from the new cd?
JON says all the songs are upbeat & optimistic
luci from argentina asks When do you think that Bounce is gonna be released?
JON says we're looking at september of next year (2002)
Yooper from Michigan asks What do you feel when you first come on stage and see thousands upon thousands of screaming fans?
JON says I hope I don't have a hole in my pants...
Lupe from Texas asks Jon, will you ever consider writing or directing a movie? You'd be awesome!
JON says i'm in the process of writing two right now...
shelley from freehold asks if one of your children wanted to pursue a singing career,what would be your advice t o him/her?
JON says write hits!
Laura_fi from Finland asks What has been the most inventive banner you ever saw (besides from I've seen XXX number of Bon Jovi songs)?
JON says i've seen 150 Bon Jovi shows...
Rex from San Francisco asks is it music first or lyrics first?
JON says it's TITLES first, then music, then lyrics
Cil from Bolivia asks HOW MANY DEMOS HAVE THE BAND RECORDED SO FAR?
JON says 13!!!
DONNA BUTLER from ENGLAND asks From Donna and Julia for Obie - any advise on how we can get a job like yours, paid a fortune for doing very little?! hahahaha
JON says obie's already the luckiest man in the world
SiniFIN from Finland asks Back in 80's you used the famous pizza parlor jury. Do you think that it could perhaps work on internet, to ask the fans' opinions about the new songs?
JON says it would work... but not on the internet. more likely, in private.
Georgia_tsang from Holland asks do ypu have a perfect pitch?
JON says NO.
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Rachael from Auckland asks Any news on the Box set thats being released in 2003?
JON says yeah... we're already working on it. After the next album, to coincide with the 20th anniversary.
Kristen from South Carolina asks What artist(s) would you love to do a duet with?
JON says Leonard Cohen
stacy from missouri asks Jon, we all know how we would feel if we met you, but how do you feel when you meet one of your fans?
JON says flattered, honored, thrilled to meet the fans. it's fun.
BloodOnBlood from Belgium asks jon is richie htere with you
JON says yeah, he sure is. he's doing a guitar overdub right now...
Mauro_Italy from Italy asks Jon, what kind of music are you listening now??some bands?
JON says New Leonard Cohen, just bought the new Jagger, Kid Rock, Creed and Pink (and that's just today)
Gloria M. in CT from Connecticut asks JON - are you home now in Jersey??
JON says I'm here in NJ in the studio
Cowgirl from England asks Where were you when you first heard one of your songs on the radio?
JON says In my car...
giggles from kansas asks do you like doing this sort of thing cause the fans love it
JON says oh, yeah... that's why I've been logging onto the site. I'm keeping a close eye on the VH-1 voting so please vote
Rita from NJ asks Jon, are you fearful of travel now, or do you say &#38;#38;#34;go for it&#38;#38;#34;?
JON says Go for it - i've been going everywhere I have to go
Bonjovita from Mexico asks What car do you have?
JON says A VIPER
glassa from Columbia, MO asks Do you ever get annoyed or ticked when someone refers to Bon Jovi as 'Him' or 'he'?
JON says Definitely - it's a BAND!
stephanie from New Jersey asks how do you feel after a concert?
JON says Hopefully exhausted and excited at the same time
louloulouise from Warrington, UK asks do you ever forget the words when you're singing?? that must be really embarrassing!!!
JON says I do it often...
Bonjovita from Mexico asks What do you feel about having a lot of fans as my age, 13 years only?
JON says It's great - it's a whole new generation...
Cowgirl from England asks How do you wind down after a concert?
JON says WINE
mneil97 from Chicago asks Will the new album be a continuation of the Crush sound or do you see your self going in any new directions?
JON says I think every record is a continuation of growth...
JJ from Australia asks Where would you like to see the band in 10 yrs time?
JON says Doing the same thing again...
Loella from Spain asks How was the U2 concert the other night?
JON says The band was very good. I'm a big fan.
Georgia_tsang from Holland asks why do you put all the songs down semitones during gigs? Is it a technical problem?
JON says Yes... i'm not as young as I used to be!
Aline from Paris France asks Will all the songs in the new album be written by Bon Jovi members or are there other writers/composers involved ?
JON says There will be some with and some without...
Lupe from Texas asks How many hours do you guys spend in the studio each day?
JON says Minimum of 12...
Goofy from Europe asks How do you feel about fans going to your house?
JON says I don't like it.
Tammy from New Jersey asks What do ya think about those Giants?
JON says The secondary stinks.
PANDA1 from CANADA asks what do your kids say when they see you on t.v?
JON says We saw you on TV...
justjovi from UK asks you are a very talented man, what else would you like to do in life, apart from acting and singing
JON says write a movie.
Mel from Germany asks Is it strange for you that you can't go anywhere without being recognised as Jon Bon Jovi
JON says Nope.. it's pretty good! Pretty good work if you can get it.
Vicky from Kalamazoo, MI asks Jon - Do you plan on doing more political events in the future?
JON says I'm sure that I will.
lucystarr1 from TN asks I am a singer and take vocal lessons. What do you do to keep your voice strong and in good shape?
JON says Lessons. Warm-up & warm-down before & after a show.
rumson from NJ asks Do you mind stopping for pictures and autographs when you are not working?
JON says On the road, sure, no problem.
merim from turkey asks which actor or actress you want to take a part in your movie?
JON says Sean Penn, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Ed Norton...
Suzy from TN asks How do you have the time to work out with your crazy schedule?
JON says Gotta get up at 6am.
lucas from argetina asks Are you gonna use LOOPS, SCRATCHS, drum loops, and other stuff in the new album
JON says Yes...
HOTFORJON from KANSAS asks What is wildest thing a fan has done to meet you?
DAVE says Waited in front of my house with balloons...
ExstacyEyezz from Brooklyn, NY asks If you could meet one person.. dead or alive.. who would it be?
DAVE says ELVIS
Rachael from Auckland asks Are there any musicians you would rather have your teeth pulled out than listen to?? ;-)
JON says NO. I like all music.
DONNA BUTLER from ENGLAND asks Dave - While on tour, which songs are your favourites to play? and what songs make you work the hardest?
JON says I like to play them all and they're all hard! Nah, they're all easy - I know them 'cause we wrote them!
Karyn from New Jersey asks Dave, what artist do you listen to? and who is your biggest influence
DAVE says I like the new TRAIN record alot. My influences are everything I've heard.
Luscious from england asks daveeeeeeee, which is your most fave ballad to sing and why?
DAVE says LET IT BE. Why? I know the words.
Alfie from Australia asks Dave, when u retire from making music, what is next for David?
DAVE says shuffleboard in Miami.
Courtney from St. Louis asks What is one word to describe youself as a band?
DAVE says hip
runaway from greece asks do you guys prefer playing in big stadiums or in small bars? how's the feeling when you're onstage? greece loves you!
DAVE says I like to play everywhere any anywhere
DONNA BUTLER from ENGLAND asks You guys were great at the Concert for New York! What did you think of The Who?
DAVE says I thought they were amazing.
leese from cleveland asks How many rows back can you see the fans at a concert?
DAVE says I can see ALL the fans - they just get smaller the further away they are
Debra from Atlanta asks What is the weirdest item that has been thrown up on stage?
JON says Other than people throwing themselves up at us?
UndiscoveredSoul from Germany asks RICHIE DO U HAVE A DRIVERS LICENSE?
RICHIE says Absolutely.
Bonjovita from Mexico asks where were you on september 11th?
RICHIE says At Jon's in Jersey writing new songs
Jennifer from Long Island NY asks Could you give us some information on the next album?
RICHIE says Right now it's called 'Bounce' - we did 13 demos already - we wrote 26 songs... it's cool, it's and upbeat kinda vibe
Cyndi from New Jersey asks Richie, how is Heather?? We had to an opportunity to meet her years ago in California and she is so nice!!!
RICHIE says She's great. In fact, I'm leaving now to fly back to LA to be at home with the family for Thanksgiving so that's all... folks!
BonJoviGirl from Rushville,IN asks what's the info behind the title. what does it mean?
JON says 'BOUNCE' as in bouncing back - it's what Bon Jovi's always done. Plus, the country as a whole and especially NYC is bouncing back.
herbjovi from Pennsylvania asks Where are you guys at now? Are you all together?
JON says We're all in the studio finishing up the first demo session for the new album... but we're all getting ready close up shop for the holiday
always14 from Cleveland asks No question, just wanted to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving.
JON says Well Happy Thanksgiving right back atchya...
LuvRichie from Florida asks So where is Tico???
BON JOVI INFO HQ says Tico is working in the studio and unable to participate for this chat.
Groover from Sydney asks Jon whats ur fave holiday destination??
JON says A deserted beach.
brenda from Michigan asks Are you guys doing your own typing?
DAVE says No - you know how you can tell? what you're seeing is legible and free of typos!
armynurse from canada asks what is the best thing about touring?
JON says That time we're actually up on stage performing
rosana from brazil asks JON, what do you feel when you think that there are milions of BON JOVI and JON BON JOVI fans all around the world and to many of them you play a very important part in their lives (like in mine) and you don&#38;#38;#180;t even know about them or know that they are there? ROSANA - BRAZIL
JON says I'm flattered. It's pretty remarkable when you think about it to know that you've touched so many people's lives.
sirpercy from Luxembourg asks how can i get rid of my cat who doesn't stop jumping on my keyboard?
DAVE says I've got a good BBQ recipe... kidding
mneil97 from Chicago asks Jon as an actor would you rather play a small part in Harry Potter or star in Row Your Boat?
JON says As long as the script is good and it's a part I'd gain good experience from, it doesn't matter. Sure I'd like to be in a big blockbuster but that won't guarantee it's a good role.
annmack from cleethorpes uk asks who is prouducing the new album and is there a title for it yet
JON says We're here with Luke Ebbin who worked on Crush. Right now it's called 'Bounce'
shelby from SC asks Will we get to see you in the recording studio again like we did on your last record?
JON says Obie just left here with a ton of footage so he's gonna edit some of it so you guys can watch it in a couple weeks. The cameras aren't on fulltime like last time
BRAZILIAN_GIRLS from BRAZIL asks will the Bon Jovi box be released all over the world?
JON says yes
KeepTheFaith from Holland asks do you remember intervieuws by how good they were, or how bad they were...
JON says both - some are a blur because there are so many but you remember the really good ones and the really, really bad ones
cuda from chicago asks u still enjoy doing what u do jon even though ur almost 40?
JON says I'm loving every minute of it. What's not to love?
Tammy from NS, Canada asks If you could play a concert anywhere in the world, where would it be?
DAVE says Have they built a venue on the moon yet? I'd play there
Louana from The Netherlands asks what do you like best about your fans?
JON says Your loyalty and devotion over the years
PJ from UK asks did you like your talk at the oxford union
JON says I had a great time at Oxford. It's got such rich history and the Q-n-A with the students was really interesting - they had great questions
Boonie from Kansas asks JON Next tuesday is my B-day and I was wondering if I could have you say Happy B-Day to me? Thanks you so much!
JON says Happy Birthday baby
maria from ny asks I WISH YOU HAD SPOKEN AT MY COLLEGE GRADUATION.. WE HAD THE PRESIDENT OF IRELAND. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
JON says ha!!
stephanie from New Jersey asks Were you pleased with the Monmouth University speech?
JON says Absolutely - it was such a great day. I really enjoyed he whole thing
Lisa from Massachusetts asks do yu guys watch t.v? what are your favorite shows?
JON says the Sopranos. and the West Wing. (and Ally)
Rebekka from Germany asks Do you already know when you will tour again?
JON says We're gonna tour - after the new album comes out. But that's about all we know for sure right now
cuplik from OHIO asks jon, what's your favorite sports?
JON says football - go Giants
BRAZILIAN_GIRLS from BRAZIL asks are u driking coffee Jon as usual??
JON says double strength
Rockoholic from India asks
Jon do you miss
not being a teenager?!
JON says No. I'm like a fine wine getting better & better with age... I just keep on getting better
AlyKry from Stanfordville NY asks Hi, Jon..is this really you talking. I tried going to another chat room and it was unbelieve. If this is really Jon what was the name of the high school you graduate from?
JON says Sayreville War Memorial HS
Jess from Illinois asks This isn't a question but I just really wanted to say THANK YOU for your music!
DAVE says You're very welcome. Isn't that nice?
LAUREN from NEWYORK asks JON HOW DO YOU TAKE YOUR COFFEE?
JON says injection right into the vein
bojo from sydney asks Jon how will you feel when Stephanie is ready to date.
JON says 'Get thee to a nunnery!!!'
BRAZILIAN_GIRLS from BRAZIL asks Jon how do u feel about making video?
JON says they suck... you're not really playing.
bonjovigirl from Lake Orion, MI asks This isn't a question, I just wanted to say thanks 4 keeping rock n roll alive!
JON says Well, thank you for supporting us
MIRACLE from GEORGIA asks MIRACLE IS YOUR BEST VIDEO EVER!!!
JON says Is this Matt LeBlanc?
Kim from Milwaukee, Wi asks Jon, Thanks for taking time to speak with us. You are our leader, our guide , our inspiration, our teacher on life and love. You give us motivation to be better than we would be without you. Thanks for all you do. We will always need you.
JON says Well, that's very sweet darlin'. We're gonna head out now; it's been a long day in the studio so just a few more question and bye-bye
Goofy from Europe asks Where's Obie?
DAVE says We locked him in the trunk of my car
Krissie from germany asks Jon, do you like using the internet for promoting?
JON says there are good things about it.. and not so good things.
Blondie from Dallas asks Are you in a hurry to leave so you can watch JLo?
DAVE says NO
RichieRocks from SC asks The fans love you Jon Bon Jovi!!!!!!!!
JON says And we love our fans. Thanks guys for the questions. We'll keep working on the new stuff so be ready. Good night and Happy Thanksgiving.