Jon Bon Jovi: “I was in the room with Jeff Beck when he took a guitar out of a cardboard box, with a rented amplifier and no pedals and created that sound”

Jon Bon Jovi and Jeff Beck worked together on 1990 album Blaze Of Glory
(Image credit: Angela Weiss / David Redfern / Getty)

Jon Bon Jovi was interviewed on the Howard Stern Show recently and was asked to quickly pick his favorite guitarist. His answer? “Jeff Beck.”

In the clip below, the Bon Jovi frontman is immediately challenged on his answer by Stern, who asks “Not Jimi Hendrix?” However, the singer responds with a quick anecdote relaying his first-hand experience of Beck’s technique and tonal wizardry. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.