HAMMER: Well, rocker Jon Bon Jovi has a lot to say about out-of-control young Hollywood.
JON BON JOVI, SINGER: You have to have people around you who love you enough to tell you, who aren`t sycophants, who are being paid by you, and they can honestly grab you by the scruff of the neck, and tell you, that`s enough, go home.
HAMMER: Coming up next, my one-on-one chat with Jon. The stuff he also told me about Richie Sambora`s (ph) battle with alcohol just blew me away. We`ll let you know what he said in his own words, next.
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BON JOVI: If there`s any experience that I really lived through, it`s that somebody wiser and in a place of authority has to take you home and say that`s enough. Go home. Success will be here when you come back.
HAMMER: Tonight, I`m going one-on-one with Jon Bon Jovi. He`s got a lot to say about out-of-control young Hollywood. Welcome back to SHOWBIZ TONIGHT, TV`s most provocative entertainment news show. I`m A.J. Hammer.
Well, Bon Jovi, the band, just released its tenth album, called "Lost Highway." It is excellent. Some members of the band have certainly seen a lot of turmoil over the last couple of years. A lot of that came from guitarist Richie Sambora. He split from his wife Heather Locklear, then dated and broke up with actress Denise Richards. Then Sambora`s father died. And just recently, he spent a week in a detox facility for alcohol problems.
Well, Richie`s out now, so I asked Jon how Richie was doing.
BON JOVI: He is fine. He is going to be great. Look, he knows it`s one day at a time right now, but the way I equate it is that of a method actor who puts on the role and then he carries that weight throughout the entire process of making the movie. And the day it`s over, he takes off that costume and throws it off the cliff.
Well, this time he took all of that that he had to deal with through life`s issues, got to the place where we recorded the record. Now he is taking off the uniform. He`s throwing it off the cliff. And then I shot it in the back of the head. So no sequel, you know? It`s not coming back. He is going to be just fine.
HAMMER: Good. I think not only the fans, but everybody who has subsequently gotten to know his story a little bit through the headlines is pulling for him in a big way.
BON JOVI: Yes.
HAMMER: His headlines coming at a time when so many stars, particularly young Hollywood stars, are making headlines, particularly for going into treatment facilities. And the tabloid attention is at a fever pitch like never before. Could you imagine what your life would have been like 25 years ago when you were first becoming rich and famous if the tabloid attention then was what it is now?
BON JOVI: It would probably be similar. One thing -- and you have known me long enough -- is we never played that game. We would have left Hollywood in a minute. And to me a lot of those, you know, who are getting that kind of attention, A, shouldn`t be looking for it, and the media shouldn`t feed it. Both parties are guilty.
And being from a place that doesn`t have that kind of media attention allows you to be a normal person. And being in New Jersey, for instance, where there`s not that paparazzi hanging out in the bushes looking to get you in trouble, or those clubs inviting the underage young starlet in to drink, doesn`t really exist.
HAMMER: So really, what would you say to these young stars? A lot of them with a lot of talent. I mean, Britney Spears did not become a star without some talent. Lindsay Lohan is, a lot of people say, such a terrific actress who, unfortunately, has gotten too much attention for all of the wrong reasons. What kind of advice, as somebody who did live through it -- maybe they`re not going to be able to move to New Jersey to get away from it. What would you tell them to do?
BON JOVI: Well, it`s a longer conversation, A.J. But the truth of the matter is you have to have people around you who love you enough to tell you, who aren`t sycophants, who are being paid by you, and that can honestly grab you by the scruff of the neck and tell you, that`s enough, go home.
If there`s any experiences that I have really lived through, it`s that somebody wiser and in a please of authority has to take you home and say that`s enough. Go home. Success will be here when you come back. And to be caught up in the game of getting your picture in the paper for those reasons and calling the press to tell them where you`re going to be to start those fires, both parties are guilty of that.
HAMMER: Yes, it seems stability, above anything, really is such a key. And you are a prime example of somebody who has made that work for you. You know, you were a millionaire by the time you were 25 and famous around the world. And by and large, you have kept the same people in your life, whether it`s your band, your wife, your friends. It really has been a key to -- the fact that you and I are sitting here right now having the same conversation.
BON JOVI: Lessons were learned along the way. You know, this was a bumpy ride, like anyone else`s that`s had an honest to goodness career. But celebrity is what it is, and, like I keep reiterating, is being created instantaneously, with the Internet and the Youtube and -- they feed each other, too. That`s where I think the fingers should be pointing.
HAMMER: Was there a lesson you learned along the way, where at the time you thought you were so right and you turned out to be so wrong?
BON JOVI: Well, I think the greatest lesson that we learned was after having had four albums and four tours consecutively without a break is that the exhaustion sets in. When the exhaustion sets in, the decisions aren`t really necessarily the wisest. And it was at that time that, in retrospect, I only wish that somebody in a higher-up position would have been wise enough to not just try to do their job and provide more work, but have the confidence in that artist to say stop, go home. Just go to sleep for a year. Don`t worry about it. It will still be here.