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  • >> Stephen: HEY, EVERYBODY!

  • WELCOME BACK TO OUR ONGOING COVERAGE OF JON BON JOVI.

  • SO WE'VE GOT A NEW ALBUM HERE.

  • IT IS YOU IT'S BON JOVI, IT'S THE BAND, "2020".

  • THAT'S A BOLD NAME FOR AN ALBUM.

  • A LOT HAPPENED THIS YEAR.

  • >> YEAH.

  • >> Stephen: WHEN DID YOU COMPLETE THIS ALBUM?

  • HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY CAPTURE?

  • BECAUSE EVERY MINUTE OF 2020 IS LIKE A WHOLE NEW YEAR.

  • >> YEAH, BUT BY MID JUNE I WAS STILL ADDING SONGS TO IT.

  • IN MARCH OF '19 WE WENT TO NASHVILLE TO RECORD WHAT I

  • THOUGHT WAS THE ALBUM.

  • IN RETROSPECK IT WAS JUST THE FIRST BATCH OF SONGS.

  • I CAME OUT OF THE ROOM AND SAID I WANT TO CALL THE ALBUM "2020".

  • IT WAS A TONGUE-IN-CHEEK WITH RECORD SALES OF T-SHIRTS.

  • AND I THOUGHT WE HAVE CLEAR VISION OF WHAT'S GOING ON, GOING

  • FORWARD.

  • AS THE SONG WRITING CONTINUED, I REALIZED THERE WERE SO MANY

  • THINGS GOING ON THAT WERE TOPICAL.

  • SO THE TITLE TOOK TON A MUCH -- TOOK ON A MUCH DIFFERENT

  • MEANING.

  • IN MARCH WHEN WE DELAYED THE RECORD AND OUTRIGHT CANCELED THE

  • TOUR SIMPLY BECAUSE I THOUGHT WE SHOULD REFUND PEOPLE'S MONEY SO

  • THEY COULD PAY CREDIT CARD BILLS AND RENT, OPPORTUNITIES WERE

  • ARISING TO THE RIGHT, i.e. THE FOOD KITCHEN AND WASHING DISHES.

  • DOROTHEA WAS ASKING FOR THE HOURS OF THE DAY AND THE WEEK,

  • BUT WHAT I SAID WAS IF YOU CAN'T DO WHAT YOU DO, YOU DO WHAT YOU

  • CAN.

  • I WOKE UP THE NEXT DAY AND SAID, THERE'S A SONG TITLE.

  • THEN WHEN WE WERE ALL ON LOCKDOWN AND WATCHING THE NEWS

  • 24-7, THE GEORGE FLOYD DEATH HAPPENED AND THE B.L.M. MOVEMENT

  • STARTED, SO I GRABBED MY GUITAR AND WROTE IT DOWN.

  • I WORKED HARD ON A SONG CALLED "AMERICAN RECKONING," AND ONCE

  • THAT WAS RIGHT AND I RECORDED BOTH OF THEM, "2020" TOOK ON A

  • MUCH DEEPER MEANING.

  • IT'S A TOPICAL RECORD.

  • I'M JUST A WITNESS TO HISTORY.

  • I DON'T TAKE SIDES THOUGH EVERYTHING IS PRETTY POINTED, I

  • DON'T COME DOWN ON THE LEFT OR THE RIGHT SIDE, BUT I POSE THE

  • QUESTIONS, WHICH IS PRETTY MUCH WHAT YOU DO ON A NEWINGLY BASIS.

  • POSE THE QUESTIONS, LEAVE IT UP TO THE PEOPLE TO DECIDE.

  • >> Stephen: COVID IS A HUGE PART OF THE YEAR.

  • IS THE BAND INFECTED?

  • I UNDERSTAND A COUPLE OF THE GUYS GOT IT.

  • >> TWO GUYS HAD IT BAD.

  • DAVID BRYAN, THE KEYBOARD PLAYER, HE GOT IT EARLY AND

  • RATHER SEVERE.

  • HE'S GOOD NOW, HE'S FINE NOW, AND THE PERCUSSIONIST, THE SAME

  • WAY.

  • THE ONE THING THEY SAID THAT'S UNIQUE TO A SINGER SITUATION IS

  • HOW IT AFFECTED THEIR LUNGS, REALLY HAD AFFECTED THEIR

  • SINGING AND IT'S TAKEN THIS SIX, SEVEN MONTHS TO FEEL JUST STRONG

  • ENOUGH.

  • >> Stephen: JON, WHAT SONG ARE YOU GUYS DOING TONIGHT?

  • >> I HAVE TO DO THE SINGLE, DO WHAT YOU CAN.

  • AND I'LL LEAVE YOU WITH THIS, MY WIFE SAID IF I JUST LEARN HOW TO

  • VACUUM AND FOLD THE LAUNDRY, IT COULD BE A DOUBLE ALBUM.

  • I DON'T KNOW IF SHE'S RIGHT BUT WASHING DISHES BRINGS ON HIT

  • SONGS, STEPHEN.

  • >> Stephen: "2020" IS AVAILABLE NOW.

  • JON BON JOVI, EVERYBODY.

  • BACK WITH A PERFORMANCE BY BON JOVI.

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