Paul McCartney Taught Jon Bon Jovi a Beatles Trick For His New Album

by Jeremy Spirogis
Paul McCartney and Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi had accomplished the music for a brand new Bon Jovi album when the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit. He used the time so as to add one other music, “Do What We Can,” to the forthcoming album, however the launch is to be decided. In an interview with Howard Stern, Bon Jovi shared that he acquired former Beatle Paul McCartney to take heed to the brand new album.

Paul McCartney and Jon Bon Jovi
L-R: Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi | Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Clear Channel

Bon Jovi was a visitor on The Howard Stern Show on April 15. Just in the future earlier, McCartney was a visitor in order that they spoke about their mutual friendships with the Beatle. 

Jon Bon Jovi calls Paul McCartney ‘Beatle Paul’

Stern recalled a time he was out with Bon Jovi they usually noticed McCartney. Bon Jovi known as to him, “Beatle Paul.” Even McCartney questioned Bon Jovi’s nomenclature.

Jon Bon Jovi and Paul McCartneyJon Bon Jovi and Paul McCartney
L-R: Paul McCartney and Jon Bon Jovi | Shahar Azran/WireImage

“Whenever you run into him you become a teenage fan,” Bon Jovi mentioned. “We went to see The Eagles play. I said, ‘Beatle Paul.’ He said, ‘Why do you call me Beatle Paul?’ I said, ‘Because I’m too old to call you Mr. McCartney and I’m too in reverence to dare think that we’re that close that I can call you Paul. So would you like your majesty or Beatle Paul?’ And he’s like okay. Because he’s a Beatle for God’s sake and also one of the sweetest guys you’ve ever met in your life.”

Bon Jovi had a playdate with Paul McCartney

Bon Jovi’s spouse, Dorothea, and McCartney’s spouse made plans for the musicians to see one another. 

Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea HurleyJon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley
Dorothea Hurley and Jon Bon Jovi | Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Jackie Robinson Foundation

“My wife set it up,” Bon Jovi mentioned. “What she says is a playdate. Her and Nancy are good friends so she said to Nancy, ‘John wants to invite Paul over.’ So Paul shows up by himself. We sit on the couch. I play him a bunch of songs from the forthcoming record. Because I’m so proud of it, I had no issue playing it for him.”

Jon Bon Jovi and Paul McCartney shared a guitar

Bon Jovi had one music he had not but recorded, so he performed it for McCartney dwell.

“I had just written a song because there had been a couple shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio over a weekend,” Bon Jovi siad. “I was so excited about the song and so proud of it that I actually picked up my guitar and played it for him. That is something that 18-year-old me might have done but 50-year-old me would have been too scared.”

McCartney had some concepts, so he borrowed Bon Jovi’s metal horse.

“Now, he’s a lefty so he’s flipping my guitar over and talking through the song with me after I play it,” Bon Jovi mentioned. “You’re sitting there in your mind playing it over and over and over because it’s Beatle Paul.”

Paul McCartney shared a Beatles tip with Jon Bon Jovi

While discussing Bon Jovi’s new music, McCartney made a suggestion based mostly on how he and John Lennon used to jot down songs for The Beatles.

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Nancy Shevell and Paul McCartney | Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Casamigos

He was speaking about how they’d change time signatures and go off into these bridges on Beatles songs when he and John would write issues. So we began yapping about that. I mentioned, ‘Yeah, I do have that kind of a bridge. I didn’t play it for you as a result of I couldn’t bear in mind all of the listing of the names of the cities I wrote that go within the music. I simply thought the refrain was there, the verse was there, I may get by. I didn’t have that listing.’ When we recorded the music, I had that.

Jon Bon Jovi, The Howard Stern Show, 4/15/2020

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