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Bon Jovi chat - November 20th

   webmaster says   Bon Jovi should be showing up around 7pm for tonight's chat.
      webmaster says  Apparently a lot of people are having problems loading up the chat client at the top of the page. Hang tight and we'll have a link for you to click on to get it to work. :-)
      webmaster says   The band is wrapping up their work in the studio and they should be with us shortly.

      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

      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.
      webmaster says   If you can't see the chat room up top, please try click here and see if that helps.

      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 "go for it"?
      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 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´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

      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, 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?

      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

      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.