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Jon Bon Jovi and Longtime Manager Part Ways

June 21, 2010 08:08:51 GMT

The Bon Jovi frontman no longer works with Jack Rovner but insists he did not fire the manager over a VIP ticket package incident.


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Rocker Jon Bon Jovi and his longtime manager have parted ways after working together for the past five years. The Bon Jovi frontman recently cut ties with Jack Rovner after deciding they were heading in "different directions".

It was rumored Rovner had been fired by the singer after messing up a VIP ticket package, sold as part of the group's latest tour, which was meant to give die-hard fans the chance to meet and greet their idols. However, Bon Jovi has dismissed the allegations, insisting creative differences is the real reason behind the business split.

In an email to the New York Post's Page Six gossip column, he writes, "The boring truth is we decided to go in different directions and thanked both Jack and his team for a great job. He is and will remain a close friend and someone who I will be very grateful to for his dedication."

Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for Vector Management says, "Jack and everyone at Vector are very proud of the work they did (with Bon Jovi) together over the last five years, including their first Grammy Awards, first number one chart debuts globally, and even a number one on the country charts."


 




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posted by Chris on Jun 26, 2010
No true at all! The VIP packages never offered a Meet&Greet, so that's not the reason, perhaps was the outrageous prices though. Jon Bon Jovi can't be too happy to see that they are offering discounted tickets and in London even given them free, to create the illusion of sold out shows, and not even with free tickets the venue gets full. Sorry Jonny boy... greed (coming from you or your manager) is to blame!
posted by drew on Jun 26, 2010
Well said Chris!!!! They lost my respect when all they do is tell people to help make a difference to fight homelessness and help people but they charge 500.00 for a single ticket within the first few rows of ONE show? Who the hell does he think they are? The Beatles? I seen the Slippery when wet tour way back when and not only did the show ROCK (which they seem to abandon) but the ticket price was like 20.00. I understand that in 20+ years, that ticket prices will go up, but come on already! You could pay 100.00 and see Motley Crue in the 1st row. Granted they arent putting new material out, but even that is better than selling out to Country music and having all the extra "backup players" on stage. It is very disheartening. I was once a die-hard Jovi fan traveling miles to see the show in multiple cities...now I don't even listen to them on the radio unless they are playing a PRE-Crush cd. Someday they will learn. Im sure its not Richie, Dave, or Tico, its the head commander who is sinking this once famous band. Wake up Jonny before you are back playing in the bars!

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