It doesn’t get more “New Jersey” than Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi popping into Freehold Township’s landmark Jersey Freeze for a couple of ice cream cones. The Asbury Park Press reported the pair of rock icons pulled into the hometown favorite of Springsteen’s and ordered a pair of cones: “sprinkles for Bon Jovi and chocolate dip for Springsteen.”
“The Boss,” who’s been a lifelong customer, brought Bon Jovi — Sayreville, New Jersey’s favorite son — for a quick treat on this past Wednesday (October 5th) when Jersey Freeze owners Matt Cangialosi and Katie DiNonno took a photo with the pair. DiNonno said: “This was me and Matt’s first picture with (Springsteen) — we usually don’t bother him when he comes. But today it was both of them — there’s no way. I’m taking a picture. It was fun.”
APP.com reported that during Spingsteen’s August 2016 concert at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, he pressed the crowd if they were fans of the legendary ice cream parlor, asking, “Who’s been to Jersey Freeze? We’d stop there and it was much smaller. They didn’t have any hot dogs or hamburgers. They only sold ice cream and they sold two kinds: one was chocolate and one was vanilla. Just soft ice cream, that was all you could get. When I was a kid, I didn’t like chocolate or vanilla, I just liked the cones. So the guy used to save all the broken cones for me.”
- Coming on November 11th is Bruce Springsteen‘s soul covers set, titled Only The Strong Survive.
- “The Boss” released the video for the album’s first single, “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” a 1965 single by Frank Wilson on the Motown subsidiary, Soul Records.
- The album, which was recorded without the E Street Band, features two duets with Sam & Dave‘s Sam Moore — “Soul Days” and “I Forgot To Be Your Lover.”
CHECK IT OUT: Bruce Springsteen & Jon Bon Jovi outside the Jersey Freeze on Wednesday:
CHECK IT OUT: Bon Jovi with Bruce Springsteen at MSG performing “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” live at The Concert For Sandy Relief 12-12-12: