It's that time of the year, and we can now blast Jon Bon Jovi's latest hits to celebrate the holiday season!
To make up for the horrible year that 2020 was, Jon Bon Jovi has released not one, not two, but three holiday songs for his fans to enjoy. While Bon Jovi has never released an official holiday album, Jon Bon Jovi has crooned soulful renditions of Tom Petty's "Christmas All Over Again," The Pogues' "Fairytale of New York" and "If I Get Home On Christmas Day," which was recorded by Elvis Presley on the 1971 album "Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas." The Pogues' song, a duet with late singer Kirsty MacColl, came out in 1987. However, since the original track has a lot of offensive words, Jon Bon Jovi rewrote the lyrics to remove the offending words, as per Good Morning America.
Bon Jovi took to Instagram to share the news with his fans, and captioned the post: An early gift from me to you. A Jon Bon Jovi Christmas — streaming everywhere. Happy holidays, I hope you enjoy it. While the songs are available on all music streaming platforms, the music videos for the songs are exclusively available to members of the JBJ Experience Fan Club.
Bon Jovi once said "The way to feel good is to do good... Find your good, and do it." As reported earlier, these are words that he truly lives by and he and his wife, Dorothea Hurley have found a wonderful way to make a difference in the lives of people who really need it.
Together, the couple has set up a community restaurant named JBJ Soul Kitchen, where everybody has a seat at the table no matter how much they have in their pockets. "All are welcome at our table where locally-sourced ingredients, dignity and respect are always on the menu," says the JBJ Soul Kitchen website.
In 2011, while setting up the first JBJ Soul Kitchen, the rockstar said, according to CBS New York, "At a time when 1 in 5 households are living at or below the poverty level, and at a time when 1 out of 6 Americans are food insecure, this is a restaurant whose time has come. This is a place based on and built on community – by and for the community."
"The community kitchen actually allows people to come and volunteer or come and enjoy a meal with the in-need. You meet them; they meet you. It’s more of a community feel," Bon Jovi previously told PEOPLE. According to the Daily Beast, he also said, "What this restaurant is truly meant to do is empower,” says Bon Jovi. “You don’t come in here with a sense of entitlement. You come in here and volunteer because we need your help." Both Bon Jovi and Hurley had made it their priority to fight hunger and as long as there is a need for it, they will gradually open up more restaurants of JBJ Soul Kitchen.