We may one day look back on it as the greatest moment of Jon Bon Jovi’s career: During his set at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden, the former pop-metal punchline brought to the stage fellow Garden State emissary Bruce Springsteen. The duo sang together on the Bon Jovi crossover hit “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” while footage of the band’s front man consoling storm victims played on the screen behind them.
Once, not too long ago, these things would have been unthinkable: that Jon Bon Jovi, 51, would become the sort of figure who tours natural disaster wreckage while looking concerned, trailed by camera crews and officials in windbreakers; that the mighty Bruce would be reduced to a prop, a supporting player in the Jon Bon Jovi Show.
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