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January 22, 2006

Bon Jovi!

The 1980's "hair-metal" band Bon Jovi performed in Buffalo's HSBC Arena Friday night. Fans of all ages, including children of the band's first fans, came to see the sold-out show.Guitarist Richie Sambora recalled an early gig in Buffalo."It was some ridiculous amount of snow, like 14 feet or something like that, and there was like 10 people in the club," Sambora said.

How times have changed.

The band released its latest album, "Have A Nice Day," in September, and has enjoyed success for 23 years. Now just at the beginning of this tour, they are headed for arenas in Europe, Japan, and Australia as well as the United States.

"If you want to have the staying power like we have for 20 years, you have to embrace the craft of song writing," Sambora said, "and you have to be a businessman, because it's tough to stay out there."

It was a huge night for Buffalo band Last Conservative, which opened for Bon Jovi.

Watch Robyn's story, including video from the show.

Click Here to See Richie Sambora's Complete Interview.

Posted by riesambo at January 22, 2006 11:17 PM