HarperCollins inks book deal with Bon Jovi

MUMBAI: HarperCollins Publishers has inked a deal to publish the first ever official Bon Jovi book, which will be called Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful.

Celebrating the band’s 25th anniversary, the book contains never-before-seen photographs and exclusive text from the band and will be published next October by the Collins Design imprint. Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful will also serve as a companion to a major documentary about the band being released at the same time.

The story of Bon Jovi’s career – spanning three decades, countless hits, sold-out stadiums – reads like a timeline of popular culture and has earned them legendary status. But for all their acclaim, fans have been offered very few up-close-and-personal glimpses of the band members. To commemorate their 25th anniversary, the band gave filmmaker and photographer Phil Griffin unprecedented access to their lives, onstage and off, during 2008. This insider portrait of one of the world’s best-loved rock bands is the subject of a major documentary.

The public face of Bon Jovi — band of brothers, hitmakers, rock stars — is well known, but in Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful, gorgeous, exclusive photographs and revealing text from Jon, Richie, David and Tico themselves tell the behind-the-scenes story. From intimate moments to basking in the limelight, the book offers fans an honest, unposed and unscripted portrait of this legendary band at work and at home.

"We are honored to be collaborating with one of the most successful bands in Rock history. Bon Jovi’s continuing success has been no less than remarkable and we are thrilled to be publishing the must-have book for all their fans," said Collins Design publisher Marta Schooler.