What happens when you combine two American singer one from New Jersey and another from Tennessee and a real life prince? Well, you get a pretty cool performance.
About a month or so ago, it was announced that his Prince William had sent out invitations to Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift to attend the Winter White Gala, a 200-person charity dinner at Kensington Palace in London.
It only took a matter of time for the country singer and the royal to join Jon Bon Jovi on stage for a performance of one the band’s greatest hits, “Livin’ on a Prayer.”
Thanks to someone in the audience at the event, footage for the trio singing the hit song was uploaded onto Instagram with the caption reading, “Classic Tuesday night with Jon Bon Jovi performing Living on a Prayer with Taylor Swift and HRH.” It was almost instantly that the video started to surface everywhere.
The Winter White Gala s gala for Centrepoint, the homeless-youth charity William took on for his mother Princess Diana after she passed away in 1997. Also at the event were the rest of Bon Jovi, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michelle Dockery, but noticeably missing was William’s wife, Duchess Katherine and son Prince George.
The small family does live at the palace full-time, but for the event, Kate reportedly stayed at their nearby apartments with baby George.
Anyways, check out the video below (the top is from the audience member and the bottom one is the official video).
Looks like even musicians find Justin Bieber to be as obnoxious as the rest of us.
While speaking to the London Evening Standard, the rock icon had a few choice words to say to the pop star about showing up over three hours late for this show at the O2 Arena in London a few months back.
Some may have thought that the simple ‘apology’ Bieber issued through Twitter would have been enough especially when he blamed the whole issue on technical difficulties, Bon Jovi, being in the business long before Bieber was even a twinkle in his mother’s eye, could smell a lie a mile away.
“Every generation has guys that [show up late to their own concerts], none of that is new. 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.”
Bon Jovi continued, “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 assh-le. Go to f-ckin’ work!”
At Sunday’s Billboard Awards, Bieber acted like his usual bratty ways when the audience booed him when he went up to accept the Millstone Award. But no matter what, it looks like he’s somehow still getting what he wants because he won several awards on Sunday.
Bon Jovi is currently on tour minus guitarist, Richie Sambora who left the tour citing “personal reasons” for his abrupt departure. Rolling Stone magazine, on the other hand, had reported that Sambora has left the tour to enter rehab for substance abuse.