'Extra's' Exclusive Interview with Bon Jovi: Part 2
As his "Circle" tour is underway in Europe, rocker Jon Bon Jovi opened up to special correspondent Laura Whitmore in part two of "Extra's" exclusive interview.
Bon Jovi is a rock God on the road, performing for about 3.6 million fans, but at home, he's just a dad. In differentiating between the two very different roles, the singer said, "I remember a quote that actually Bono said. He said, 'After the tours are over I stay in a hotel for a week to come down from that thing before I can walk into the kitchen and not expect the kids to applaud.'"
When the father of four does have some down time at home, he spends it with his family. Bon Jovi said his kids convinced him to play Rock Band with them... and of course he sang one of his own songs! He recalled, "Took the microphone, sang sitting down and... I failed. I go, 'Oh really?' and I stood up and looked at the TV and I said, 'Let's go again!' Failed again. So I said, 'Everyone goes to bed - turn this silliness off!'"
The megastar and philanthropist spoke of his charity work as part of President Obama's Council on Community Solutions, which aims to tackle poverty and homelessness. "Over the years we've built 260 houses," Jon revealed.
Jon is also busy with his own foundation, The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to bringing about positive change and helping the lives of those in need, "one soul at a time."
"I've been traveling around the country for 16 months, putting together a report, to both deal with the unemployment issue as well as the homelessness issue and feeding people, because the truth is, there's a lot of hard-working middle class people who are having a hard time making ends meet these days."
The generous rocker added, "Life is more than about singing and playing."