Jon Bon Jovi talked about meeting his acting idol, Al Pacino, and the Hurricane Sandy relief concert, 121212, with ‘Extra‘ while attending the New York City premiere of ‘Stand Up Guys.’ The singer, who wrote two songs for the crime comedy’s soundtrack, said he enjoyed writing something for Pacino, who stars in the film. The Bon Jovi leader added “To be able to write something for (Pacino), to get the note from him, telling me how he loved it, to actually have met him…that’s why I’m here today.”
The New Jersey native also discussed singing at the benefit concert, which helped the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Bon Jovi wanted to be a part of the concert, because “that’s my people. The whole area was dramatically affected, but we’ll rebuild. That’s what we do,” he said.
The ’121212′ concert, which took place on Thursday night at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, also featured Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Billy Joel. Bon Jovi explained, “It’s like a who’s who. If you were to die and go to heaven, that’s the lineup you want to be a part of.”
Watch Bon Jovi’s interview with ‘Extra’ at the ‘Stand Up Guys’ premiere below.
Written by: Karen Benardello