Bon Jovi's 'When We Were Beautiful' debuts Saturday on Showtime
Bon Jovi's new documentary -- When We Were Beautiful -- debuts Saturday (Oct. 24) at 9 p.m. on Showtime. The black-and-white movie follows the group's 2008 Lost Highway world tour (and of course promotes the band's upcoming album The Circle).
Band members Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Tico Torres and David Bryan also are featured in one-on-one interviews and retell the band's history (the rumored breakups, their sordid social lives, you name it). Of course, the buck always stops with Jon.
"True, it isn't a democracy," Jon says during the documentary. "I've had a vision. The vision seems to work." (Well, maybe except for your country music album, Jon.)
On Wednesday night, the band and some '80s celebrity friends gathered in New York for a Hornitos Tequila-sponsored screening of movie. Here are some cool publicity pics.
JUST WHAT I NEEDED: Ric Ocasek of The Cars (please reform the band, Ric!) and wife/former model Paulina Porizkova were on hand, even though they were celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary. (Who in the world figured they'd last that long?!? I hate you, Ric! ... But seriously, please get the Cars together again.)
GAME SET MATCH: I can't be the only guy out there who wants John McEnroe's life. And wife. Johnny Mac was there with Patty Smyth, who once gave us one of the greatest interviews in Stuck in the '80s history when she spilled the beans on Eddie Van Halen inviting her to replace David Lee Roth. Good move passing that up, Patty. Sometimes love of Eddie, Alex and the boys ain't enough.