It would be easy to think that John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. pretty much has everything that he’s ever wanted in life.
Hailing from New Jersey, this smart man recognised back in the early 1980s that the big-haired bastard son of Bruce Springsteen and MTV could make him famous. And rich. And popular with the ladies.
Today, Bon Jovi are one of the biggest touring bands in the country, despite the fact that they have consistently released piss-poor music for the last 20 years. Incredibly piss-poor. Including their new album, This House Is Not For Sale, unleashed to a hail of indifference earlier this week.
We’ll give them the classily-titled debut album, Slippery When Wet, but, after that, the jokes, and the tunes, just weren’t funny anymore.
Well, the jaded rocker with the big philanthropic heart will be somewhat tickled pink this morning to discover that two of Ireland’s most handsome men threw off their hemp chains and lentil shorts so they could heartilyl re-embraced their early jock days, all on live TV.And they did so whilst lip-syncing to Bon Jovi’s It’s My Life. Rather than the band’s one and only kick-ass tune, Livin’ On A Prayer. The eejits.
The occasion was Ray D’Arcy’s limp-wristed chat show on RTE, and the cause was highlighting the upcoming Lip Sync Battle in aid of Gavin Glynn. We thought. We make it a rule not to watch The Ray D’Arcy Show, and it turns out these Greystones lads were cheating on us, by supporting the Marie Keating Foundation’s lip-sync contest.