May 21, 2013


Bon Jovi on Justin Bieber's Concert Tardiness: "You're An Assh-le"

Chris McKay / Mike Marsland
Chris McKay / Mike Marsland

Hey Justin Bieber, Bon Jovi has some advice for you: Stop being an assh-le.

Speaking to the London Evening Standard, the "It's My Life" rocker had some choice words for the Biebs about his decision to show up nearly an hour late to his own concert at London's O2 arena earlier this year. 

Though Bieber blamed "technical issues" and tweeted a very sincere apology (consisting of a lowercase "thanks"), Bon Jovi isn't having it. "Every generation has guys that [show up late to their own concerts], none of that is new. They run the risk of disrespecting their audience members who have worked hard to pay for their ticket, to give you the permission to take two or three hours of their lives—or in that kid’s case, 80 minutes of their lives."

Bon Jovi continued, "Do it once, you can be forgiven. Do it enough times and shame on you. They won’t have you back. Then it just becomes a cliche. It’s really not cool—you’re an assh-le. Go to f-ckin’ work!" 

[Airhorn!] Shots fired, Bieber! No offense, but you might want to listen to this guy—he's been making music since before you were born. Eleven years before you were born, actually.

Bon Jovi is currently on the road on his Because We Can world tour, but guitarist Richie Sambora has pulled out of the remaining dates for "personal reasons." Billboard reported Sambora had entered rehab for alcohol abuse.

"Life goes on," Bon Jovi said about replacing Sambora. "So if someone chooses not to be here... unlike if this were, God forbid, The Edge, and he for some reason couldn't make a U2 show, [then] it would be very difficult to just step in." Is it just us or does that also kind of sound like shots fired?

Bon Jovi's "Because We Can" tour wraps up in December in Brisbane.