Jon Bon Jovi Help Big and Rich's Hillbilly Jedi

09/21/2012
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(Classic Rock) Jon Bon Jovi is responsible for country band Big and Rich being allowed to call their new album Hillbilly Jedi.

He stepped in when the duo's record label told them they couldn't use the title because George Lucas had trademarked the Star Wars word. And it took just one call from the singer to turn things round.

Big Kenny Alphin and John Rich co-wrote the song Born Again with Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, during which the title "Hillbilly Jedi" came up.

Rich tells Billboard: "I don't remember who actually said it first, but I remember Jon Bon saying: 'If I ever saw a couple of hillbilly Jedis it would be you knuckleheads.' The title just kind of stuck.

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