Jon Bon Jovi, the founder and legendary frontman of Bon Jovi, has talked about the band’s latest album, ‘2020,’ and opened up about his friendship with The Beatles icon, Paul McCartney, in the most recent interview he gave.
As you know, the great rock band, Bon Jovi, has released their brand new album, titled ‘2020,’ on October 2, 2020. While in quarantine, Jon Bon Jovi wrote the songs, ‘Do What You Can,’ which represents the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, and ‘American Reckoning,’ a protest song about George Floyd’s death.
The whole album, comprising of 13 tracks, represents a strong reaction to the current state of the world, dealing with the deadly virus, along with criticism of the recent social and political acts in the US.
After the release of Bon Jovi’s fifteenth studio album in the previous days, the lead singer of the band, Jon Bon Jovi, has made a conversation with the American Songwriter to detail the creation process and the aim of this project.
Admitted that he took the position as a witness to history in this album, Jon Bon Jovi added that his songs are not protestings ongs, but songs of social observation. In addition to the album, the musician spoke about one of the most wondered issues about his personal life, his relation with Paul McCartney.
He said that he has the absolutely incredible, heaven-sent gift to actually be able to say he’s friendly with Paul McCartney. Jon also revealed that he gets to spend a lot of time with him in the summers and calls him ‘Beatle Paul.’
Here’s what Jon Bon Jovi said during the interview about Paul McCartney:
“I have the absolutely incredible, heaven-sent gift to actually be able to say I’m friendly with Paul McCartney. And I get to spend a lot of time with him in the summers.
And I jokingly tell him that John and George just went back to their planet. I refer to him as Beatle Paul all the time. Wherever I’m at with him it’s ‘Hey, Beatle Paul, hey Beatle Paul.’ And one night he actually said to me, ‘Why do you do that?’
And I said, ‘Because I’m too old to call you Mr. McCartney and I’m too in awe to think that I could call you Paul. I’m too reverent.’ And he’s like, ‘Okay.’”
You can check out the rest of the interview here.