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 <em>Young Guns</em> 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 <em>Young Guns</em>. 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 <em>Blaze of Glory</em>, 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.”