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Bon Jovi axes manager Jack Rovner

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Published: Monday, June 21, 2010, 17:18 [IST]

New York (ANI): Jon Bon Jovi has fired his longtime manager, Jack Rovner, after a string of problems. According to reports, Rovner was seen crying around the town as Jon told him, “I'm going in a different direction." Rovner and his Vector Management came into trouble after selling VIP concert tickets for 1,000 dollars on the band''s tour for their latest album, 'The Circle".

The VIP tickets included a meet-and-greet with Bon Jovi and even a photo with the rock icon. But fans complained they were never granted the promised access. "Rovner recently sent his lawyer, Michael Guido, to ask Jon for a raise and was told he was lucky to have a job," the New York Post quoted a source as telling.

Bon Jovi said in an email: “Though I personally live for and love Page Six, I'm sorry to say that the tidbit you have received regarding the split between Vector Management and Bon Jovi is inaccurate. The boring truth is we decided to go in different directions and thanked both Jack and his team for a great job. He is and will remain a close friend and someone who I will be very grateful to for his dedication."

A spokeswoman for Vector Management said, "Jack and everyone at Vector are very proud of the work they did [with Bon Jovi] together over the last five years, including their first Grammy awards, first No. 1 chart debuts globally, and even a No. 1 on the country charts. Vector continues to represent the nation's top-selling acts, including Kings of Leon, Kid Rock, Dierks Bentley and many others."

Topics: jon bon jovi, the circle, lady gaga, cheryl cole
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