U-571 star Jon Bon Jovi isn't about to give up his rock and roll past, but he's willing to turn down the volume a bit as he focuses on his budding acting career.

"I don't think I'll tour as much as I used to," the Bon Jovi front man tells TV Guide Online. Indeed, the band's upcoming 50-show tour, which kicks off in July, is about one-fifth the schedule of tours past.

"I would love to be able to do both," says Bon Jovi, 38, whose growing movie résumé includes roles in Homegrown opposite Billy Bob Thornton, and Edward Burns's No Looking Back. "I look at someone like Sinatra who toured until he was 80 and made 60 movies ? that would be a great life to have.

"With the band, I'm the quarterback," Bon Jovi explains. "With [acting], I just show up and do my part. And I can just be an artist, and it's new and exciting; it's a challenge."

As he prepares to promote his band's new CD and upcoming concert tour, Bon Jovi is limiting his acting work these days to a bit part opposite Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt in Pay It Forward. Come January, however, he plans to shift his focus back to movies on a full-time basis.

He says he's considering various dramatic scripts, none of which involve rock stars: "God forbid! Believe me, I've had my fair share of those kind of scripts and they make really good cup holders."