Jon Bon Jovi wrote his solo hit “Blaze Of Glory,” for Young Guns II, in a bar, according to one of the stars of the film.
Kiefer Sutherland told our friends at WROR in Boston (a fellow Beasley Media station) about Jon Bon Jvoi’s involvement in the Young Guns franchise.
He said that a lot of famous guys wanted to be in the original Young Guns. “[Bon Jovi] and a few other people – Tom Cruise was one of them – they all wanted to say they had been in a western, and no one was making then,” Kiefer recalled.
Sutherland told the story of sitting in a bar with Bon Jovi and Emilio after shooting Young Guns. Bon Jovi was convinced there would be a sequel to the movie, and wanted to write the soundtrack.
“He had been writing on these three napkins, and he had written Blaze of Glory, and he pushed them to Emilio and said, and that’s the first single. It’s going to be a hit,” Kiefer said. “He did it in 15 minutes.”
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame may want to take note; Sutherland says, “Emilio has those three napkins framed in his house.”
Kiefer Sutherland comes to town this week to play the Ardmore Music Hall, Wed, 6/26 – click here for tickets