Look, I respect the work of New Jersey's second most beloved band, Bon Jovi, as much as the next person (who isn't from Buffalo). The guy who wrote "Wanted Dead Or Alive" and "Livin' On A Prayer" is capable of composing truly unstoppable pop-rock diddys.
But yesterday, Jon Bon Jovi brought his C- game to his Rutgers University commencement speech in Camden. "Lead by example," Bon Jovi said during the speech. In that case, we should all go out and write the shittiest songs we can!
"I tried to buy you all a gift," Bon Jovi told graduates—as you can hear in the video above, it sounds more like he re-gifted a half-written tune which he had lying around since the Have A Nice Day era (and did or did not finish writing 15 minutes before his speech).
Fox writes of the song: "'Reunion' advises students to 'learn to laugh, dare to dance, touch the sky' and also to 'start your revolution.'" Is this the revolution where Rutgers students rise up over having an average of $26,656 of debt due to student loans?
But hey, "You Give Love A Bad Name" still rocks.