Jon Bon Jovi has sold millions of albums and written anthems sung in karaoke bars the world over, but the rocker thinks Bon Jovi would have failed on an American Idol-style competition when they first started out.

After performing on the UK’s version of Idol, the X Factor, modest Jon says,”I wouldn’t have made it on that show. The pressure is unbelievable.

“Success wasn’t measured back then as it is today – it took us three albums to make it big and I don’t think they would have let happen now.”

The New Jersey rockers are celebrating releasing their 11th studio album, The Circle.

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