Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Bon Jovi Upstaged by Old Friend Bill Clinton Surprises Crowd at Campaign Rally for His Wife

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Bon Jovi Upstaged by Old Friend Bill Clinton Surprises Crowd at Campaign Rally for His Wife

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Jon Bon Jovi ended up being the opening act Thursday night at his Love Trumps Hate campaign rally for Hillary Clinton at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall.

Wrapping up a four-song acoustic set with "Here Comes the Sun," the rock star from New Jersey spoke of how difficult the job of being president is and said he knew of someone with firsthand experience. With that, he introduced a surprise guest: former President Bill Clinton.

Bon Jovi has been friends with the Clintons since the mid-'90s and has worked with the former president to fight homelessness with the Clinton Global Initiative.

Bon Jovi and Mr. Clinton share the current cover of Billboard magazine in an issue about rockers and activism. "He is one of the most effective philanthropists of anybody in entertainment," Mr. Clinton said, while joking about the rocker being the better-looking one on the cover. …

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