Bon Jovi describe the emotional rollercoaster of watching their legacy in new docuseries

Virgin Radio

27 Apr 2024, 10:59

Credit: Getty

Bon Jovi reflect on their musical odyssey in new docuseries Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story which chronicles the band’s emotional four decades of rock ‘n’ roll.

In a whirlwind of guitars and nostalgia, Bon Jovi's latest docuseries, Thank You, Goodnight, takes fans on a journey through the epic highs and uncertain lows of one of rock's most enduring acts.

The series documents the's band entire four decades in music, and will address Bon Jovi's problems with his singing voice, with the band having to. live on a prayer, as it 'threatens to bring everything to a screeching halt.'

It's a documentary that looks to shoot right through the heart with it's look at an 'epic past and uncertain future of one of the most recognisable bands in the world."

Speaking to at the UK premiere of Thank You, Goodnight on Wednesday (19th April) singer Jon Bon Jovi, pianist David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres described how revisiting their storied legacy was nothing short of an emotional rollercoaster.

For Jon Bon Jovi, the series served as a poignant reminder of the band's journey through 'wins and losses' over the past 40 years.

Reflecting on the emotional impact of watching their story unfold, he shared: "When we saw a rough cut some six, seven months ago, we were together, and it was emotional because so much has been accomplished in these 40 years, not only the peaks, but the valleys."

Indeed, four decades in the spotlight have seen the band weather storms and savour triumphs, shaping their musical legacy in profound ways.

The documentary is an intense and vulnerable look back over the career, but Jon went on to say that opening up to each other, isn't something that the band has ever found too difficult: "I don't think we've ever been afraid to be emotional. We just haven't always had a platform to discuss things. Whether you know, we were going through rough times, individually or collectively. You know, we didn't go out and talk about that.

"But you know, we encouraged each other in difficult times and pulled each other through. We've had births of babies and divorces and passing of bandmates or parents you know, we've, we've experienced a lot of life together."

For pianist David Bryan, the docuseries offered a chance to celebrate the band's journey as they approached their milestone 40th year.

Reflecting on the experience, he laughed as he felt like: "95% of the moments were a surprise!"

Maybe Rock 'n' Roll has buried a few too many memories.

A sentiment it would seem that drummer Tico Torres echoed, emphasising the power of archival footage in bringing their story to life.

"You forget a lot of things," he confessed, "And then to actually sit back and watch it, have somebody who archived it for you…it kind of made us laugh, cry, you know, every emotion watching it."

From the early days of gritty gigs to sold-out stadiums, the series encapsulated the band's evolution with raw authenticity.

As Bon Jovi fans eagerly anticipate the release of Thank You, Goodnight, they can expect an intimate glimpse into the heart and soul of one of rock's most iconic acts.

Directed by accomplished documentarian Gotham Chopra, this is definitely a film that fans will raise their lighters in salute and will do justice to the storied legacy of Bon Jovi, and their place in music history.

Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story is now available to stream on Disney+.