Calling him Mr. Sinatra, Jon Bon Jovi waxed nostalgic about his fellow New Jersey-born singer on the Howard Stern Show this week. Bon Jovi said it wasn't until Sinatra had just died that he was "finally able to understand" the famous Hoboken crooner -- and all he had meant and accomplished. Bon Jovi famously referenced Sinatra's line, singing "like Frankie said, I did it my way" in his massive hit, "It's My Life."
Bon Jovi succinctly described Sinatra's career saying "he went from teeny bopper [hero] to Chairman of the Board." Bon Jovi is a film actor, too, something Sinatra also did -- winning an Oscar, btw. Bon Jovi was most impressed by Sinatra's courage and can-do attitude on social issues, saying he "walked through the front door with Sammy Davis Jr." and commending Sinatra's support for Israel and JFK. "Not a bad guy to look up to," said Bon Jovi. In that vein, Bon Jovi said the title of his new album, This House Is Not For Sale, is about "integrity."Most INTERESTING FINDS on Amazon]