AP reports: “A Bills fans club recently founded to keep the NFL team in western New York has started an online petition to ban songs by Bon Jovi. The New Jersey rocker has been linked to a Toronto-based developer interested in purchasing a franchise and moving it to Canada’s largest city.”
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Yes, Jon Bon Jovi wants to be an NFL owner someday. No, he’s not trying to buy the Buffalo Bills. But that may only be because the Buffalo Bills aren’t for sale—yet.
This is heresy. Not that the Bills are rivals or anything, but where’s the local pride, JBJ? The Philadelphia Soul ain’t good enough for ya? (Apparently not.)
Rock star Jon Bon Jovi is consumed with purchasing an NFL team, according to numerous sources with knowledge of the situation, and is among the parties positioning to purchase the Buffalo Bills when the team comes up for sale.
“When the team comes up for sale,” by the way, is a euphemism for “When 95-year-old owner Ralph Wilson dies.” Talk about vulture capitalism! [CBS Sports]
The music world is buzzing with news Richie Sambora has parted ways with Bon Jovi.
The news comes after 30 years of making music together.
According to the website RumorFix.com, Sambora was fired from his rock band and will not be returning to the group’s concert tour.
The website’s sources said Sambora wanted more money and front man Jon Bon Jovi said no to the demand.
But, but…. Bon Jovi is not Bon Jovi without Richie Sambora! Without Richie, Jon Bon Jovi is just a guy in a leather vest and wholly inappropriate Native American necklace singing about cowboys. Without Richie, we don’t spend our junior high years in the 1980s in roller rinks, singing “Livin’ on a Prayer” at the top of our lungs!
Without Richie Sambora, all that Bon Jovi talk about “Jersey” and “home” seem hollow. The last 30 years of rock and roll seem false.
Anyway, we kind of saw this coming. And April’s Jon Bon Jovi interview with Ellen, in which he said Sambora was still the band’s guitar player, now has the corporate sheen of a team owner saying that his losing coach isn’t on the hot seat—about a week before that coach is fired:
Good luck Richie. It’s like our rock parents have divorced.