Cipriani Wall Street. September 26, 2007. By Whitney Sparks
West Side Story is being honored tonight. Do you remember the show?
“When I was a little boy, we used to play Jets and Sharks. You always wanted to be a Jet. Looking back, I wish I was a Shark.”
Sharks or Jets?
“Iím not going there. Iím from New York originally, so I donít want to get myself in trouble. ”
Richie Samboraís in rehab. How does that happen?
“In that rock-and-roll lifestyle itís like, ‘Woo! Rock and roll! Youíre a rock god! ’ And then itís like, ‘Okay, now you have a drinking problem. And now you have to grow up.’ ”
—Jon Bon Jovi (Getty)
You were just in Nanny Diaries. Any bad babysitting experiences?
“I was watching a kid one time and he ate a handful of pennies. My mom told me, ‘Donít worry. Itíll come out the other end. ”
—Brian Stokes Mitchell
What advice do you have for young, struggling musicians?
“Weíre all young struggling artists in the music industry. Even my old ass!”