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May 03, 2005

Top-secret sound check

From the top-secret sound check to the star-studded red carpet, "Extra" has your all-access pass as Jon Bon Jovi rocks Sin City with a head-banging concert for the Hard Rock Hotel's 10th anniversary birthday bash.

"This is fun for us tonight," Bon Jovi told us.

The Hard Rock show was only the second time in two years the legendary Jersey band has played live. "We couldn't play in the club because the VIP list alone was more than the club held, so they built a make-shift stage in their parking lot," Bon Jovi explained.

The band has a new album and a tour planned for next fall, but lately Jon's been focusing on his day job: the football fanatic is the owner of an arena football team, The Philadelphia Soul.

"I've fallen in love with it because not only do I get football 12 months a year, but we've made such a difference in the community," Bon Jovi told us.

That's right, the rock-star-turned-Robin-Hood raised $.5 million for charities last year through the team, and he's using appearances like his Hard Rock show to get famous friends to sign on for a good cause.

But the rocker revealed that managing a team and time in the office is a lot harder than working the crowd with that mic. "It's like having an honest to God job," he laughed. "I've never had a job."

Posted by riesambo at May 3, 2005 11:49 PM