28 Jan '11, 6am

Open for Bon Jovi? No thanks: By eddino abdul hadi, music reporter 'We don't want the stress of joining another

Open for Bon Jovi? No thanks: By eddino abdul hadi, music reporter 'We don't want the stress of joining another

Rockers Bon Jovi (top) will perform at Hard Rock Calling 2011 in London's Hyde Park in June. -- PHOTOS: REUTERS, ST FILE WHO wants to rock out with Bon Jovi? Not many of the bands here, it seems. A competition organised by Hard Rock Cafe Singapore offers the winners $1,000 cash and a chance to play an opening set for the American pop-rockers in London. Only one band had signed up by Monday, four days before the original registration deadline which was today. Last-minute entries brought the number to nine at press time. Hoping to receive more entries, the organisers have extended the deadline to Feb 7. Is $1,000 not attractive enough to the more than 1,000 amateur bands that are thought to exist in Singapore? Or are Bon Jovi considered passe? Singer of local indie band The Great Spy Experiment Saiful Idris, 31, says his band have no interest in joining. He adds: 'The opport...

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