Bon Jovi Slams Bieber: “He’s An A**Hole!”

    May 23, 2013
    Amanda Crum
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Bon Jovi apparently doesn’t think too highly of performers who keep their fans waiting.

The 51-year old rock star/actor brought up the rude behavior in an interview recently, citing a move by Justin Bieber as an example.

“Every generation has guys that do that, none of that is new,” Bon Jovi said. “They run the risk of disrespecting their audience members who have worked hard to pay for their ticket, to give you the permission to take two or three hours of their lives — or in that kid’s case, 80 minutes of their lives. Do it once, you can be forgiven. Do it enough times and shame on you. They won’t have you back. Then it just becomes a cliché. It’s really not cool — you’re an a**hole. Go to f***in’ work!”

He was referring to a recent performance which Bieber showed up two hours late for and left fans livid, although Bieber claims he was only 40 minutes late and blamed “technical issues”.

Bon Jovi has had problems with some performances of his own recently; the band had to find a replacement for guitarist Richie Sambora, who pulled out of their tour to seek help for addiction.

“It’s getting more and more difficult every day to not just sit here and say something,” he said. “Because all I can say is this — it’s for personal reasons. He’s been through it before, fortunately for us the same guy who filled in last time was available this time. Life goes on, so if someone chooses not to be here… unlike if this were, God forbid, The Edge, and he for some reason couldn’t make a U2 show, [then] it would be very difficult to just step in. You have a choice — you either figure it out, go and grow, not only survive but thrive. Or, you say, ‘I hate my brother and I’m gonna quit the band.’ ”

  • Wolvie

    After watching a Bon Jovi DVD that was included in his Circles album, I lost any and all respect for the D-bag. He spends the entire DVD talking about how he’s such a brilliant CEO, and how the guys in his band are hired musicians and not his bandmates. It was like a 45 minute spetacular about how great he thought he was… funny thing, it wasn’t 45 minutes of other people saying how great they thought he was. And Jon is calling out Beiber?

    • Justin

      any way you slice it the Biebs is a douchebag, looking forward to his fall to Lindsay Lohan status…

    • Roxyredcat

      The band are his band mates. You missed the part where he hires other people to replace the ones who can’t make it. It’s only temporary. There are about 4 guys who are permanent in the band. And you might want to re-evaluate the guy, because he has been charitable throughout his career. Case in point, what he did for the people of his town when Hurricane Sandy hit. That man is not in it for himself at all.He’s a family man who makes sacrifices. What he does on tour is a stage act not to be taken all that seriously, but he loves what he does. And he’s actually on time for it unlike Bieber.

  • http://Yahoo dolores

    That’s right Bon Jovi..thats why at 51years of age everyone packs into his concerts. Bon Jovi cares about people and especially his fans and gives his very best….he is amazing!!!! He is a professional and has true showmanship! Justin is fo full of himself ha can’t see past himself to see his fans…and he’s not worth the wait.

  • Eric

    And by actually giving a fuck about Justin Bieber, Jon Bon Jovi solidifies himself as a second rate rock star.

  • http://yahoo Linda W

    Good for Bon Jovi. He scolded Bieber like he was his kid. Maybe Bieber will do better. Face it He is a kid, and he probably tells his parents how it’s going to be. But he is the one who will lose out if he loses his fans. You make your bed hard, You lie in it. Love Bon Jovi, Now I know what happen to Richie. He got addicted again, and Bon Jovi is tired of dealing with his drug habit. You can’t blame him. No one is irreplaceable.

  • Shauna

    Really, Bon Jovi is slamming someone like Bieber? I don’t like Bieber, but Bon Jovi should “sweep on his own doorstep first”.
    The bubble gum “heavy metal” (HA HA) that they deliver is pathetic.

    • Vaharleygirl

      While I agree Bon Jovi’s house isn’t quite in order, and his music isn’t to everyone’s taste –

      The fact is, his shows still sell out, his albums still sell well, and Beiber’s ego is enormous for such an early stage in his career.

    • Roxyredcat

      Bon Jovi really isn’t a bad guy. He makes sacrifices, and he’s a family man. He helped out the people in his town after Hurricane Sandy, and he’s on time for his shows. He’s not rotten, I promise. The man is a fun lovin’ guy.

  • Dave

    Give em each a knife and let em fight to the death,,,then shoot the winner,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • http://yahoo Linda W

    Bon Jovi can talk good about hisself all he wants to . He deserves it. He put millions of his own dollars into New Orleans to build houses after the Hurricane came thru there. Did you know that Wolvie? I bet you didn’t He’s a man who looks after his kids, he doesn’t run out on them, or his wife. He even has a restaurant that you come in and eat anything you want, and put whatever you can aford in a jar. Who does that? A good man does those things. Bon Jovi deserves respect cause he don’t act like it. He’s your common everyday person you see walking down the street. He don’t feel like he’s special. Shame on you Wolvie.

    • Roxyredcat

      I completely agree with you! Well said Linda! :) I can’t believe all these people who don’t like him as a person. I like him as a person, and I love their music.

    • George

      I wonder how much tax credit he got for that. He’s no common man. He goes to New England Patriots games and sits behind the owner. You can check this on any web search for Bon Jovi as a tax cheat “Thanks to a tax exemption for beekeepers Bon Jovi pays a paltry $104 dollars on 6.8 acres of land in Monmouth County.” Last time I check he was a rock artist not a farmer.
      He invests heavily into businesses and gets the same capital gains benefits as Mitt Romney. I’m all for rich, smart businesspeople, but let’s hold off on sainthood.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Damian

    Funny how Bieber comes up in his mind when Rhianna has been doing it a lot more than Bieber and he didn’t mention her when it’s a lot worse in her case…

  • Shellye

    I agree with Jon about being respectful to fans and their time, absolutely. Never take fans for granted – they are what makes them who they are. But implying that Richie Sambora can be replaced so easily when others cannot – such as the Edge, is pretty rude and definitely not appreciating Richie at all. He’s been in the band for decades, he is also a known face of the band, he deserves credit for their success as well! I really like Jon, but…I hope I’m reading this out of context. If not, that is so rude and perhaps one of the reasons Richie is wherever he is.

    • G.

      My thoughts exactly. The headline should be “Bon Jovi throws Richie Sambora under the bus”. Richie has been with Bon Jovi for 30 years! Obviously, Bon Jovi is tired of the drama that surrounds Sambora. The interesting tangent is the fact Bon Jovi’s own daughter recently had a heroin overdose. You would think that he would have more compassion.

      • Roxyredcat

        What if Richie Sambora CHOSE to go into rehab? The article did not suggest that Jon made him go. And about having more compassion for his daughter,he does. I have watched several interviews about it. It’s not something he likes discussing, but he answers the questions anyway, and he’s still upset about the occurrence. His family life is not something he really wants to share with the world, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t care. He was really caught off guard when he heard his daughter did what she did. There was no explanation for it. It’s not his fault, it may just be the crowd she got into. Sometimes parents have no control over these things. But this article is not about the personal life of Bon Jovi. People need to stop bringing stars’ personal lives into the media. They are people just like us, and we should all respect that because we don’t know them in real life. Judging them makes us look like hypocrites.

  • Reggie

    People can vote with their dollars. Simply do not buy tickets to concerts or support with any other thing tied to the artist. That will get their attention. Face it, they only care about the almighty dollar not the fans.

  • Rita

    Good for you, Bon Jovi! Bieber is ridiculous! Now he’s hanging with Chris Brown, not good. This kid’s spiraling downward, instead of upward, that’s for sure.

  • Gartmore

    Not a Bieber fan and only listen to Bon Jovi if I happen to catch a song on the radio. That being said, it is disrespectful for singers to show up very late to their own concerts. Five to ten minutes late is not a problem, but if it happens routinely, ala Guns N Roses, then you end up developing a reputation for being a jerk to your fans and that sticks with you for life. Hopefully Justin will pick up on this and fix the issue.

  • Bob

    The NERVE of Jon Bon Jovi to say a anything about anyone being late to a concert. I waited 3 hours for Bon Jovi to take the stage at the Borgata in Atlantic City for a (Live) pay per view rehearsal show. You want to say something about other people? Why don’t you treat your fans with more respect too? Making me wait pist me off and I vowed never to go to another one of your shows ever again. Bon Jovi I just lost my last ounce of respect for you. Keep your opinions to yourself and just sing! You seem always wrong and fake whenever you open your mouth you tool

    • pop

      You are so right! They all do it.! !! So he need to keep his mouth shut !

    • George

      I don’t understand why people are disliking your comment if it is the truth. If you waited for 3 hours then he needs to put on the shoe because it fits-wear it.

  • Dizzydee

    If you read the original interview, JBJ is not actually calling Bieber an a-hole outright. Another ‘quote’, another article taken out of context, again. Shame on you, writer, for doing readers a dis-service!

  • Bell

    Jon hit the nail on the head and I’m glad someone famous called Beiber out. We were at a bowling alley in Louisville the night before a Beiber concert, he was there with his group of body guards and this lady walked up to him and ask for an autograph for her daughter. His repy was “I’m off the clock”. She said “Oh, sorry to bother you” and when she turned her back to walk away he flipped her the bird! Then looked at his “people” and started laughing. He’s a little turd.

    • Donna

      I agree.. he is an arrogant little turd who really needs to pull his pants up! Once his fans start to grow up, they will get tired of his stupid antics and move on. Bon Jovi’s fans have grown up with him and he has collected more along the way … that is staying power.

  • BobK

    Respect me I’m and artist. Bieber is a poser!

    • BobK

      an artist , auto select got me.

  • Blue Eyes

    Bon Jovi did the same thing. Tickets said one time. He came out 30 minutes later.

  • Here to Stay

    Yeah, as bad as the “boy bands” from 1998-2007 are to their fans. If anything I would put that on Jon’s shoulders they grew up with you. Why are you letting your co-worker get addicted again in the first place. I am so sick of celebrity “celebrityism” philosphy. It’s a philosphy that because they are “celebrity”, “star”, “bombshell”, “beauty
    , etc. that therefor they are better than you in every way and that just isn’t true. Plus, Bon Jovi was rude to me when I was working at my last job. I am one of his fans too. As for Beiber, he and Rihanna, and The Chris Brown mess need to hire new people and wake up and realize they are looking “stupid” and “poorly”.

    As for my friends from the “boy band days of the late 1990’s/early 2000’s” they are as equally as lost as Bon Jovi and his crew and need to stop spreading “Celebrityism” myth so thick around, it is hurting them, and even going to end up sending two of them back to rehab and make them lose friends they really need that love them for them.

  • Fighter

    I agree they all do it. They really shouldn’t and what you said about “celebrityism” @Heretostay was spot on. It is truely sad and hopefully preformers and enetertainers in Hollywood will wake up to how immature and stupid and even illegal or amoral some of the stuff they do.

  • G.

    Both suck. I am a huge Rush fan. They consistently take the stage exactly at their start time which sometimes sucks when your waiting in the beer line. They play for 2 1/2 – 3 hours every show. Hell, those dudes are 60 + years old.

    • Donna

      Let’s talk BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN!

  • cathy

    justin isnt the only that lets down his fans and comes late

  • Kay

    Bon Jovi doesn’t need to talk about anyone. Any idiots who would actually have a “benefit” to help Hillary Clinton recoup money from her election loss, doesn’t have the right to open their mouth about anyone. Starving children in the US and they help a millionaire. Talk about A**holes!

    • Donna

      And how many starving children has Justin Bieber helped in the US or even Canada? Nada. Everyone has the right to support whatever cause want and Bon Jovi has been performing in more benefit concerts than Bieber has been alive.

  • John

    Really—-who care about Janet Jackson becomeing a Billioniare—-People who have that much money ought to help poor Americans feed their children,and then she could smile a REAL SMILE.

  • Wafflefries

    What he is trying to say is” when you see a million faces, you rock then all, you do not leave them waiting”

  • mr.m

    Pussy magnet slaming.

  • Kansas

    GOOD FOR BON JOVI….. !!!!! :)

  • Frankie Fane

    Bon Jovi warning someone that they’ll become a cliche! This is hilarious on so many levels!

  • allison

    So I’ve seen Bon Jovi twice in concert, and had to take my young cousins to a Justin Bieber concert. I’m a fan of Bon Jovi and always will be, their concerts are amazing. Jon’s voice is so good and I just love them. Bieber on the other hand was terrible. I didn’t like him going into the concert and I thought I probably wouldn’t mind him after it, but WRONG! More than half of his concert he was backstage and a stupid movie was playing on the screens!!! All his songs sound the same and he is SO full of himself! Yup, so on Jon’s side with this one!

  • http://yahoo Rose

    justin is a wannabe white rapper who is very bad at it ,,he does not appreciate the status of his life .he is too into himself to realize it is his fan who put him where he is ..and to top it off he is not a very good singer or a performer ..seeing him would not be worth my hard working money ..

  • Willy Pheistergache

    Good for Bon Jovi! Beieber needs to be slapped for being the douchebag he is. I would love to see him get the crap beat out of him. I hope his fall is a s meteoric as his rise. Stupid idiot does not deserve to even walk near Jon.

  • cesar

    Shame on you Jon, you can’t even fix your own problem with your daughter, and you want to get rid of Richie when he was in the picture even before any of your kids. And about Bieber, why bother, fix you own band.

  • Stacey

    I agree!! You make me wait after I spent the money and made the time to come see you perform and support you as a fan and then you could care less and make thousands of people wait around for “Your Greatness” I don’t think so! I would never spend my money on you again!

  • Annie get your guns

    He was doing real good being himself. 2 problems. 1st he has grown up and 2nd what’s up with the Michael Jackson wanna be? The gloves, the monkey the craziness. Justin needs to either be himself and remain a nice guy or get out of the business. The little girls are growing up. They do not fancy him like they did when they were pre pre teens. If he wants to continue on for a couple more years then he should target the lil girls again and be a good cutie pie instead of a freak. Other than that Justin is going to be just a memory like Boy George and anyone in the hey day sensations. He will not have the staying power of greats like Bon Jovi, Elton John, Rolling Stones and all of the other greats. What they all have in common is they did not change who they first presented to the public and they have remained true to themselves and the public. Justin, I think you need to find another occupation because your days of the sensational tweeny bopper are numbered. I think you need to chill like Wayne Newton did and
    re-invent yourself like he did. He went from the high pitch swooner to the elegant king of Las Vegas. Perhaps you should ask him for advise. He is a wonderful entertainer. Not my favorite however, he knew he had to transform himself into something Great and he did. Justin, please ask him for advise. You will only benefit from his wisdom.

  • erica

    I am 19 years old going to be 20 soon and I absolutly hate Justin Bieber. I always had ever sence middle school.John Bon Jovi I have grew up lissing to his music I might not know everything thing about him but I know for a fact that he is a verry good man and much better then Justin Bieber. This is comeing from someone who knows for a fact that not everybody likes Bieber, especally in my school, more than half of my school hates him. I also know for a fact that the only people who love Bieber is the people who has not hit puberty and the popular kids in my school who acts just like him. This is comeing from someone who is growing up in the same generarion as Bieber.