Bon Jovi Loaning Stuff To Museum

By | May 8, 2001 at 12:00 AM

A black leather coat and a black Stetson hat are among the items Bon Jovi is loaning to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

The museum received the items, which mark some of the milestones in the rock band’s 17-year career, in a special presentation on Saturday.

Lead singer Jon Bon Jovi is loaning the museum the black leather coat he wore for the inside cover of 1988’s “New Jersey” album.

Guitarist Richie Sambora is loaning several items associated with the song “Wanted Dead or Alive,” including his trademark black Stetson hat and acoustic custom-made double-neck Taylor guitar.

“The museum is delighted that Bon Jovi has agreed to loan us items that have played a significant role in their career,” said Jim Henke, vice president of Exhibitions and Curatorial Affairs. “The museum continues to expand its collection of artifacts from ’80s and ’90s bands. The items received today are wonderfully representative of that era.”

Bon Jovi’s self-titled debut album was released in 1984.

The quintessential ’80s pop-metal band was propelled to multiplatinum status with the albums “Slippery When Wet” (1986) and “New Jersey.”

Bon Jovi’s latest release, “Crush,” has been certified double-platinum.

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