Bon Jovi to Justin Bieber: Don't Be an A-Hole!

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Fresh off hearing boos from the Billboard Music Awards crowd, Justin Bieber is now hearing it from a rock legend.

Speaking to the London Evening Standard, Jon Bon Jovi went off a bit on Bieber for his unprofessional behavior in March when he showed up hours late for a concert at O2 Arena.

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"Every generation has guys that do that, none of that is new," Bon Jovi told the newspaper during a tour stop in Vienna. "They run the risk of disrespecting their audience members who have worked hard to pay for their ticket."

The singer understands that issues arise sometimes ("Do it once, you can be forgiven," he said) - but he still sent an overall message to Bieber and, really, all young artists out there:

"Do it enough times and shame on you. They won't have you back. Then it just becomes a cliché. It's really not cool - you're an a--hole. Go to f--kin' work!"

Hear that, Justin? Sound advice from someone who's been there.

Keep your chin up, though. At least Chris Brown is still in your corner.


The Bieber is still a kid in fact a spoil brat.


Justin Bieber is just another overrated teenybopper who is gonna CRASH AND BURN sooner or later..........


Richie Sambora: “Jon Bon Jovi needs to stop trash-talking!” Did Bon Jovi offer a 50% rebate to ticket holders when Sambora left the tour? No! Bon Jovi replaced Richie with Phil X. Who the hell is Phil X? The ticket holders that expected to see Richie Sambora perform got screwed again! Not like it’s the first time, seems to be a reoccurring problem. So, Justin Bieber was late eh? I hope that takes some of the heat off you and your makeshift travelling band. Take the money and run, Jon!


Guess someone forgot to tell dillhole Bieber that fame can leave as quickly as it came. I don't like his music or the way he behaves so losing his fame doesn't matter to me one way or the other. If he continues the way he's going I won't have to see or hear his junk anymore either. This is the most disrespectful person I've ever saw as an entertainer. There's an old cliche that says anyone can be replaced dillhole you day is coming (soon).


Jon Bon Jovi is an a hole himself. Instead of putting the kid down how about giving him some advice. Never liked the guy.

@ Tee

I agree with Big+daddy can't you read he gave advice although it will fall on deaf ears. To bad you're sounding like a idiot for not correctly reading what Bon Jovi said.

@ Tee

I guess you can't read. He did give him advice. And JB should take it.

Summer larose

Bait and switch :/ He didn't actually direct that at Bieber, he just was saying it in general as a way people shouldn't be...


Justin Bieber is being a asshole and I am a Canadian and ashame of him - at least pay some money to have your monkey looked after right That is one thing I hate you for - who does that to your pet you can afford to put him somewhere nice an looked after


Where's David Cassidy ?


Thanks Mr. Bon Jovi! These current stars feel a sense of entitlement and that everyone owes them something, including their fans. They forget who makes them famous in the first place. Never in the history of Bon Jovi's career, even during their young and wild years, have they EVER showed up late or cancelled concerts, disrespected fans, media or others in the public. This is why they are around after so many decades. Bieber is not the only star who should take a cue from older acts like Bon Jovi. I can name a couple others who have a huge stanbase on Twitter, Instagram, etc. and they are always late, calling off concerts, cussing out fans, acting foolish, etc. all in the name of ego and hype. And people wonder why classic rock acts or artists that have been around for 20-30 something years outsell concert tickets year after year. They show up and don't disrespect their fans! It's about time fans stopped letting these artist rip them off, take their money and treat them like crap.


thanks jon!! just cause a youtube star was born doesnt mean he can do that to fans!! his fans can as easily ruin his career as make it~!he will ruin his life by staying on the path hes making for hisself! i myself am not a bieber fan! his first song baby wasnt very impressive ! anyone can sing 2 words throughout a song!

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