EW's April 27, 1990, issue: From a controversial album by Public Enemy to Bon Jovi's chest hair, it was a time for wild and woolly entertainment

By Michael Slezak
April 23, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT
Jon Bon Jovi: Neal Preston/CORBIS

Movie Debut
Jon Bon Jovi in Young Guns II
Once upon a time, Jon Bon Jovi was an accidental movie extra. When he showed up on the set of the brat-pack Western sequel Young Guns II (for which he recorded the soundtrack hit ”Blaze of Glory”), producers slapped a costume on his back and cast him in an uncredited role as a prisoner. The bit part certainly didn’t hurt Bon Jovi’s thespian fortunes, and lucky for him, neither did his ”Blaze of Glory” video ensemble of daring leather pants and chest-hair exposing vest: The Jersey rocker has had roles in more than a dozen movies since. (Read the News & Notes item)