As he preps for the release of the new Bon Jovi album, This House Is Not For Sale, Jon Bon Jovi will be taking home a special honor for his work outside he band.
Bon Jovi will be feted at the 10th annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards taking place September 19 in New York, where he'll also perform. Bon Jovi is being honored for the 10-year anniversary of his Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, which provides aid for housing and hunger issues in the U.S. Other honorees include Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos, Somalian social welfare worker Dr. Haw Abdi and social activist Adi Godrej.
Other performers include opera tenor Andrea Bocelli with the Voices of Haiti Choir, while "American Idol" alumnus Randy Jackson will be the event's musical producer.
Bon Jovi joins Sting and Trudie Styler, Quincy Jones and Leonardo DiCaprio in receiving the Clinton award.
This House Is Not For Sale is due out October 21 and has been preceded by the title track.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.