“Made of lipstick, plastic and paint”: Bon Jovi made Metal-lite safe for teenage consumption

By on May 16, 2018

Have a peek at Night Flight’s 1989 Bon Jovi video profile, featuring more than a half-dozen of the classic videos by the band Night Flight’s Pat Prescott says made “Metal-lite safe for teenage consumption.”

It’s streaming on Night Flight Plus.

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On April 14, 2018, Bon Jovi fans rejoiced when the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, whose website assures us they’ve “influenced innumerable young bands seeking to follow in their footsteps” (which we think means future Hall of Famers Hoobastank and My Chemical Romance).

At the induction ceremony, Howard Stern — the band’s longtime friend — gave a twenty minute speech in which he reminded us that Jon Bon Jovi was “the man who single-handedly destroyed most of the ozone layer in the ’80s with Aqua Net hairspray.”

Stern also told reminded us that the band were “virtually broke” when they were recording their 1985 album 7800 Degrees Fahrenheit, living together in an apartment in Philadelphia.

They slept on the floor “when it was twelve degrees below zero outside,” with only “Jon’s hair and drummer Tico Torres’ farts to keep them warm.”

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About Bryan Thomas

Bryan Thomas has been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide, and a contributor to Launch, Music Connection, Big Takeover and numerous other publications and entertainment websites, blogs and zines, most of them long gone. He's written more than sixty sets of liner notes. He’s also worked for over twenty years at mostly reissue record labels -- prior to that he worked in bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl daze. He lives in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.