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January 30, 2006

You Give Football... A Bad Name

In addition, it’s been the third different sporting event this weekend that I’ve heard using this damn song, we’ve had a Bill Gramatica sighting (he missed an extra point), and Richie Sambora is starting at tight end for Philadelphia. Okay, that’s not true.

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Posted by riesambo at 11:01 AM |

January 27, 2006

AHS auction aims to raise over $30K

A signed guitar by Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi fame is one of the many items available for bidding at Agoura High School痴 annual auction on Tues., Feb. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the First Neighborhood Community Center in Westlake Village.

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Posted by riesambo at 07:31 AM |

Mailbag: Will the Tribe get run over?

Hey, Scott Stapp is getting married soon, and I was wondering if, as an employee of MLB.com, which is promoting his debut solo album, you would be invited or had an in for an invitation?
-- Brad M., Solon, Ohio

Unfortunately, I don't. But thanks to MLB.com's recent promotion of the new Bon Jovi album, I am invited to attend Richie Sambora's daughter's ninth birthday party. Yeah, that's right. Be jealous.

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January 25, 2006


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January 23, 2006

Live Review: Bon Jovi in Toronto

Bon Jovi makes smooth landing on ACC stage
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January 22, 2006

Bon Jovi’s plane skids off runway in Canada

No injuries reported after private jet overshoots runway in severe weather

Updated: 3:08 p.m. ET Jan. 21, 2006
HAMILTON, Ontario - Members of the band Bon Jovi escaped unharmed after their private plane skidded off a runway in Canada early Saturday.

It happened as their private Boeing 707 landed in Hamilton, Ontario, after a concert last night in Buffalo.

A spokeswoman says the band, touring staff and flight crew left the plane with no reports of injuries. The plane overshot the runway after landing in severe weather.

Posted by riesambo at 11:45 PM |

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 11:17 PM |

Bon Jovi fills the bill

Arena-rock pros give devoted fans a solid, stunning serving of hits

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Posted by riesambo at 11:13 PM |

January 20, 2006

Bon Jovi fans pack the house with energy

'80s pop metal faves look good, sound good, smoothly mix old, new

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January 18, 2006


Welcome to Wherever You Are, Pt. 1

Release date: 01.17.06
Label: Universal International

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January 16, 2006

Vets Bon Jovi still having fun

Meanwhile, the album's second single, Who Says You Can't Go Home, has been donated by Bon Jovi and guitarist Richie Sambora to a New Jersey tourism spring ad campaign -- although there is some dispute from the publisher, which wants $175,000 US for it.

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Posted by riesambo at 10:10 PM |

January 13, 2006

Life beyond the '80s

Over 20 years ago, when Bon Jovi emerged from New Jersey with the irresistibly catchy yet somewhat cheesy "Runaway," few would have predicted their long reign at the top of the charts.

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Posted by riesambo at 10:49 PM |

January 07, 2006

Bon Jovi offers Jersey a tune — for a song

Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora have said the state is welcome to use their latest hit, "Who Says You Can't Go Home," in a new commercial — gratis. But the song's publisher wants $175,000 for the rights, according to budget documents.

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Posted by riesambo at 10:55 AM |


Frontman JON BON JOVI and guitarist RICHIE SAMBORA gave the tourism board permission to use their new single WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T GO HOME in a new TV advertisement for the US' Garden State.

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Posted by riesambo at 10:50 AM |

Bon Jovi says take song, label says pay

"Coke pays millions to use a song in a commercial," the source told the News. "People should get paid for what they write. Jon and Richie are good Jersey boys. They've done so much charitable work for the state."

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Posted by riesambo at 10:46 AM |

January 06, 2006

Bon Jovi song may promote tourism

Bon Jovi and band mate Richie Sambora, both from New Jersey, agreed to let the state tourism commission use the song "gratis," but their publishers and record label want the fee, according to the JBOC memo.

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