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February 07, 2009

Bon Jovi Added to Jazz Fest Lineup

NEW ORLEANS - Bon Jovi has been added to this year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, putting the rockers in the company of Aretha Franklin, James Taylor, Sugarland and others already slated to perform.

Bon Jovi formed in the early 1980s with lead singer Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboardist David Bryan and drummer Tico Torres. The band has been rocking for a quarter-century and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast in August 2005, Bon Jovi gave Oprah Winfrey 1 million dollars to help build more than 20 homes for low-income families displaced by the storm.

The homes were built in Houma, a coastal Louisiana community roughly 50 miles southwest of New Orleans, through Habitat for Humanity and Oprah's Angel Network.

The group will join Dr. John, Kings of Ten, The O'Jays, Cowboy Mouth and more than a dozen other acts performing on May 2. In all, Jazz Fest spans seven days over two weekends - April 24th to 26th and April 30th to May 3rd.

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January 29, 2009

Lennon's Sons to Perform Together

Julian Lennon and Sean Lennon, the sons of John Lennon, are finally going to perform together in public.

Sources tell me that the Lennon boys have agreed to appear at a United Nations event here in New York on February 26th called the UN-Millenium Goal Awards. Other artists tentatively scheduled to appear include Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, as well as possibly Akon and Macy Gray.

The show is the brainchild of Rhodesian Sacha Stone, founder in 1999 of the Humanitad Foundation. Stone, who lives in the UK now, is said to have relationships with all involved and convinced the Lennons to come aboard. This would mean putting aside differences between the two former Lennon households.

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December 15, 2008

Bon Jovi has No. 1 tour in ’08

Bon Jovi has No. 1 tour in ’08

Bon Jovi’s refrain for 2008 could well be “have a nice payday,” as the veteran New Jersey rock band topped Billboard’s tally of the year’s most lucrative concert tours worldwide.
The group – from left, Richie Sambora, David Bryan, Jon Bon Jovi and Tico Torres – attracted nearly 2.2 million fans and grossed $210.6 million, according to Billboard’s Boxscore, outpacing fellow Jerseyites Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s “Magic” tour, which raked in $204.5 million during the period of Nov. 14, 2007, through Nov. 11, 2008, covered by the magazine’s survey.
Madonna’s “Sticky and Sweet” tour, which is continuing, tallied $162 million during the period to place third, followed by the second leg of the Police’s reunion tour, which brought in $150 million.
Celine Dion rounded out the Top 5, generating $91 million.

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December 06, 2008

'Tis The Season

'Tis The Season

The holidays are a time for giving and John Mayer and Mark Chesnutt are proof that musicians aren't opposed to joining the festivities.
Mayer will celebrate the season Dec. 6 with his 2nd Annual Holiday Acoustic Revue at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles with some help from up-and-coming U.K. singer Adele. The show will benefit Toys For Tots and Los Angeles Food Bank. Fans are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy (of $10 value or more) to the show and deposit them in the bins at the venue.
Chesnutt will do his part for the little ones Dec. 14 by performing at the 21st Annual SFPC Christmas Toys in the Sun Run Concert at Markham Park in Weston, Fla. Joining the singer are Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, Big Kenny from Big & Rich, singer/songwriter Brett James, guitarist Richie Supa (formerly with Aerosmith and Sambora) country artists Shelly Fairchild and LoCash Cowboys, NASCAR legend Kyle Petty and supermodel Niki Taylor.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, Fla. All funds raised go toward the cost of cancer treatments for children at the hospital.

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November 18, 2008

Richie Sambora heads for Hollywood

Bon Jovi man scores movie, hopes to enter Hall Of Fame

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora is to write the soundtrack for upcoming Hollywood action movie The Tournament.

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November 16, 2008

Guitar stars pay tribute to Les Paul in Cleveland concert

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"Let's thank God for this -- and thank God for Les Paul," said Sambora, who serenaded us with Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive" and dedicated his ballad "Great Hall of Fame" to the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers in the house. Besides Paul (who also pioneered multi-track recording), their ranks included Burton, Eddy, Gibbons, Kaye and the Ventures.

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October 29, 2008

The next sound you hear: Musical talent to try their hand at ringing in 'N-B-C'

B.B. King, the B-52s, the Flaming Lips, T.I. and Clint Black are among the musical acts NBC has invited to create their own take on the three-note chime for the Peacock network.

The artists will appear in on-air promotions for NBC's "Chime In" branding campaign.

King will be seen, for example, adding a twist to the G-E-C notes on his guitar, while the B-52s have come up with a more dance-oriented take on the chimes.

Other artists taking part are Richie Sambora and the Airborne Toxic Event.

The chime spots will air between shows at the top and the bottom of the hour. The musicians weren't paid, but reportedly were given a "modest gift honorarium." NBC launched "Chime In" earlier this year to re-emphasize its 75-year-old audio cue. All promos now end with the notes; in recent spots, the chimes have been tailored to fit the show being promoted.

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October 10, 2008

Slash, Richie Sambora, Billy Gibbons and other guitar greats booked for Les Paul tribute concert Nov. 15 at State Theatre

Slash of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top are among the musical luminaries lined up for a Les Paul tribute concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at PlayhouseSquare's State Theatre in Cleveland. The show is the climax of a weeklong American Music Masters salute to electric-guitar pioneer Paul, presented by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Case Western Reserve University and Gibson Guitar Corp.
"I have tremendous respect for Les Paul," Slash said. "He's such an icon in the guitar-playing world, let alone the recording world."
Also on the bill: the Ventures, Alannah Myles (best known for her 1990 hit "Black Velvet") and various hotshot guitarists, including former Elvis Presley sideman James Burton, Dennis Coffey of Motown's Funk Brothers, the Patti Smith Group's Lenny Kaye, Steve Lukather of Toto, Barbara Lynn and Jennifer Batten.
Paul, 93, is expected to attend, too. His name has graced a line of Gibson guitars since 1952.
"I'm looking forward to it," said Slash (real name: Saul Hudson), reached by phone Wednesday at home in Los Angeles.
Yes, he played a Les Paul guitar on Guns N' Roses' immortal "Sweet Child o' Mine" -- and on countless other songs in Slash's repertoire.
"A lot of great guitar players played a Les Paul, so I identified with the sound of it," Slash said. "It's an extension of what I'm trying to communicate as a musician."
Concert tickets -- $30, $40 and $50 -- are on sale at the PlayhouseSquare box office and at PlayhouseSquare.org, or charge by phone, 216-241-6000. VIP packages, $250 (including admission to a pre-show cocktail reception) and $500 (cocktail reception and after-party), can be purchased by calling 216-515-1207.
Paul designed and built one of the first solid-body electric guitars in the early 1940s. He also developed the first eight-track tape recorder and enjoyed success as a chart-topping recording artist.
Paul became a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer in 1988, enshrined in the early influence category. He is the subject of a permanent exhibit at the museum.

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September 12, 2008

Malibu Vineyard in danger of closing

Richie Sambora with Los Lobos at a benefit concert for the Midnight Mission of Los Angeles in March 2007. It was one of many events that have taken place at Malibu Performing Arts Center. The owners of MPAC are in danger of foreclosure on the property that houses the center. Photo by Devon Meyers

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September 06, 2008

Samuel Goldwyn to release blues musical

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) –
Samuel Goldwyn Films has
nabbed domestic rights to the 1930s-era blues musical "Dark
Streets," which features the first film score from B.B. King.
Rachel Samuels' adaptation of producer Glenn Stewart's
stage musical "The City Club" follows a naive playboy drawn
into a treacherous love triangle with two blues singers at his
favorite nightclub. Gabriel Mann, Bijou Phillips, Izabella Miko
and Elias Koteas star.
Etta James, Natalie Cole, Dr. John, Aaron Neville, Solomon
Burke and Richie Sambora perform original songs on the
soundtrack.
Goldwyn plans a late 2008 release for the film, which
earned a special jury prize at this year's CineVegas festival
as a work-in-progress.
Producers Claus Clausen, Andrea Balen, Corina Danckwerts
and Stewart will donate half of the film's profits to the Blues
Initiative, which aids New Orleans musicians hurt by the Gustav
and Katrina hurricanes.

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August 28, 2008

CELEBS AND POLITICS

Even so, Biden's Hollywood support historically hasn't been particularly broad -- mostly moguls, musicians and a sprinkling of actors. Supporters have included Schiff's West Wing colleague Bradley Whitford, Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg (although probably not in the same room with Eisner at the same time), Barry Diller, Rick Hilton (a John McCain supporter and Paris' dad), Barry Manilow, Don Henley, Richie Sambora and Cher. It wouldn't make a bad concert or a record company.

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August 23, 2008

Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi's is one of my favorite albums.

"Baby" with The-Dream is the current single from hip-hop's G.O.A.T. On the album, he also has a version of the track featuring Jon Bon Jovi's wingman.

"I have a remix of 'Baby' with Richie Sambora, which is a rock joint," he explained. "[It] is crazy but it's unconventional. I wanted to take it to another level and do something different and touch some of those people who like me when I do that rock-edge flavor. I got a whole crew of people out there who heard me on the Howard Stern ["Private Parts"] soundtrack with the [Red Hot] Chili Peppers playing behind me.

"The remix is hot," he added. "We creatively put our heads together. I told him I wanted that talk box. Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi's is one of my favorite albums. I thought the talk box on a couple of the songs was incredible, 'Livin' on a Prayer' especially. So, I got Richie to do it on the 'Baby' remix. It sounds crazy. Then he did some vocals, and he did some guitar solos ... so it's good. I'mma drop it out there, shoot it out there and give people a chance to feel it. We been talking about it, having some good conversations."

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July 30, 2008

It's all about Soul

Guitarist Richie Sambora should also get a nice solo or bridge during the song. He made Bo Bice's version of Vehicle into a great-rock song with his guitar play, and it doesn't hurt that Sambora is also part owner of the team. By doing this, the Soul and AFL could use the time that JBJ is not singing to put play-by-play calls from the ArenaBowl win and the 2008 season to make a great marketing package to get ArenaBowl XXIII in Philly next year and to get more butts in seats for the regular season, playoffs and ArenaBowl (especially if the Soul is not in the game). This could also become the team's official song for introductions and after each touchdown, so it needs to have some hard rock in, like Welcome to the Jungle that the Predators use and Enter Sandman like a bunch of team use.

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July 11, 2008

BON JOVI - SAMBORA AIDES AILING TEEN

BON JOVI rocker RICHIE SAMBORA is auctioning tickets for his band's upcoming New York concerts to help a young girl battle a brain cyst.
The guitarist is working with a New York radio station to help the family of New Jersey high school student Kelly Mahon pay for their daughter's massive medical bills.
Sambora - who shares Mahon's alma mater at Woodbridge High - will begin the bidding for the two Bon Jovi packages at $1,500 (GBP750) when the auction hits the airwaves on Friday (11Jul08) on New York's rock radio station WPLJ.
The winner will receive tickets to the band's upcoming concerts at Madison Square Garden next week (begs14Jul08), autographed memorabilia, and an invitation to meet Sambora backstage before the show.
Mahon was left nearly incapacitated after complications followed a 14-hour operation last autumn (07) to remove the cyst - leaving her dependent on a respirator and suffering from blurred vision.
She remains hospitalised, although doctors say her progress indicates she could return home soon.

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July 01, 2008

Bon Jovi to give free concert in NYC this summer

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In this May 20, 2008 file photo, the band Bon Jovi, from left, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Rico Torres and David Bryan pose in Abu Dhabi. New York City officials say Bon Jovi will play at a free concert in Central Park this summer. The concert will be held July 12th. [Agencies]

Bon Jovi will perform free concert July 12 in Central Park.

�It's billed as a prelude to the July 15 All-Star baseball game, which will highlight the final season at Yankee Stadium.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Jovi will help ensure it goes out in a blaze of glory, hopefully a blaze in late October at the World Series.

Bon Jovi's hits include "Livin' on a Prayer," "Bad Medicine" and "Blaze of Glory." Lead singer Jon Bon Jovi said playing Central Park is a dream come true.

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June 24, 2008

Company Wants To Write Its Name On Philly's Skyline

Letters of opposition have been sent to the zoning board by about a dozen condo owners, including Richie Sambora, lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi. He wrote that he doesn't want his skyscraper home known as "The Unisys Building," a sentiment also expressed by other tenants.

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June 09, 2008

Liberty Place residents fight Unisys plan

Richie Sambora, co-owner of the Philadelphia Soul and guitarist for Bon Jovi, complains that if the city approves a variance and allows the two 912-square-foot signs, he'll no longer be living in the Residences at Two Liberty Place - it might as well be the Unisys Building.
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May 12, 2008

Tip-Top Service

For nesters in Two Liberty’s aeries, concierges scale down life’s hassles.

Especially with views like these. To the east, for example, you can look over Billy Penn's shoulder, follow tankers that look from up here like toy boats on the Delaware, past the Etch-A-Sketch grids of Camden's streets and on into the tufted green suburbs of Cherry Hill and beyond.

Within a year, there will be a full complement of neighbors, including Richie Sambora, Bon Jovi's guitarist, and Tom Knox, the businessman who ran for mayor last year.

But for now, the lack of company works nicely for Michael Beautyman, who set up house on the 40th floor in early April.

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May 09, 2008

Richie Sambora Is NOT The Next Rock of Love

Recently, a rumor circulated that Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora will be the next rocker to search for love on VH1’s Rock of Love franchise. We can report that this is ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE. Every time Rock of Love ends, people start placing their bets on which rock star will be the next to publicly search for love. Until you hear officially from us, none of that is reality.

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April 02, 2008

Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora guitars auctioned at SART fundraiser

'Spirit of Music,' the St. Croix Valley Sexual Assault Response Team fundraiser, is planned from 5 p.m. to midnight, April 19, at the Hudson Golf Club.
Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora each donated an autographed guitar to be auctioned on Ebay and also at the event.

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March 02, 2008

Bon Jovi riding a smoother road

Jersey rockers speed past rocky start to 'Lost Highway' tour

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February 27, 2008

Inqlings: Sambora's crib: Two Liberty

Richie Sambora will be a stranger in this town no more.
The Bon Jovi axman, seeking an investment and a change of scenery, has signed an agreement to buy a condo way up high in 57-story Two Liberty Place. He'll join such folks as former mayoral hopeful Tom Knox, who recently bought half of a somewhat lower floor. (Knox will only be on the 46th.)

Sambora, who owns a piece of the Philadelphia Soul (as does Bon Jovi front man Jon Bon Jovi), is expected to stick around after next week's Wachovia Center shows to talk about his new pad. He may spill the price tag, which likely is in the high seven figures.

Sambora told People mag recently that he's recovering from a horrible 2007, including the death of his father from lung cancer, his divorce from Heather Locklear, alcohol rehab, a custody battle, and a breakup with Denise Richards. He told the mag that he's helping his mother and raising awareness for lung cancer.

Also in real estate: filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan is now asking $6.25 mill for his former seven-bedroom in Gladwyne, which went on the market nearly a year ago for $8 million. He bought it for $4.5 million in 2000, and added much, including a nonpareil home theater.

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February 15, 2008

Bon Jovi Snags Kopple For Documentary

Bon Jovi has commissioned Academy Award-winning director Barbara Kopple to make a documentary about the band, which she's started working on as the New Jersey rockers prepare for a U.S. tour to promote their latest album, "Lost Highway."

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February 14, 2008

Bon Jovi to raise cancer funds

New York - Bon Jovi is headlining a concert series to raise funds for lung cancer research - a cause that became personal for the US rockers, after band mate Richie Sambora's father died of the disease last year.

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February 13, 2008

Bon Jovi Autographed Acoustic Guitar

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Includes: Bon Jovi autographed acoustic guitar.

Bon Jovi established themselves as one of the world's most dynamic rock bands. The band is renowned for delivering electrifying live performances to sold-out stadiums, creating chart-topping songs, and being a powerful force in the music industry for decades. Bon Jovi's success continues even twenty years after their debut.

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February 07, 2008

Bon Jovi to kick off concerts for lung cancer research

New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi will
kick off the Stand Up For A Cure 2008 Concert Series next week
with a show in New York to help raise funds for lung cancer
research, organizers said on Thursday.

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February 04, 2008

Richie has a ball with Bon Jovi

All Blacks hunk Richie McCaw had a ball with rock pin-up Jon Bon Jovi before the American frontman and his '80s hit band went out in a Blaze of Glory at their New Zealand concert last weekend.

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STARRY NIGHTS: Hayley Holt, left, with Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie McCaw.

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January 28, 2008

Randy Jackson's Music Club

American Idol judge Randy Jackson has called upon every aspect of his career to produce Randy Jackson's Music Club, Vol. 1, his first solo album, which is due March 11, 2008, on his new label, Dream Merchant 21, and released through the Concord Music Group.

The album includes an ensemble of artists and features the return of fellow Idol judge Paula Abdul who's track "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow" is her first release of new music in over a decade.

Other guests on the album include Idol standouts Katherine McPhee and Elliot Yamin, U.K. phenom Joss Stone, country trailblazer Travis Tritt, pop-rock hitmaker Jason Mraz, ace country songwriter-producer John Rich (of Big & Rich), R&B luminary Sam Moore and Bon Jovi guitarist-harmonizer Richie Sambora. Randy also works once more with the incredible Mariah Carey who guests on the gospel track "Understand" along with Bebe Winans and Hezekiah Walker, Kim Burrell & Rance Allen. The collection also features major up and coming talent such as the wonderful Barbie Esco on the track "My R&B" and Kelli Selah on "Who's Gonna Love You Now" among many others.

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January 26, 2008

Aussie rocker Shannon Noll hoping for U.S. success

Aussie rocker Shannon Noll breaks into the States by way of New York.

TELL ME MORE: Multiplatinum-selling Shannon Noll is Australia's top rock artist, with 11 consecutive top 10 singles and multiple record industry awards snug under his belt. This month, he comes to the U.S. hoping his third album, "Turn It Up," will break him into the competitive American market. He got some American help on "Turn It Up" as well; the album features collaborations with Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora as well as Grammy-nominated producer Luke Ebbin.

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January 19, 2008

The first Hard Rock Caf� in Romania to be launched on Saturday

The first Hard Rock Caf� in Romania to be launched on Saturday

The collection of objects exhibited in the pub will include various things that once belonged to stars such as Shakira, Richie Sambora, John Lennon, Elton John, Madonna and Michael Jackson.

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January 15, 2008

【速報】ボン・ジョヴィの東京ドーム公演は5万人が大合唱

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2007年6月にリリースされた10枚目のアルバム『ロスト・ハイウェイ』を引っさげての来日公演は、11日(金)のナゴヤドームに続きこの日が2日目。

 5万人が集まった東京ドームは、コンサート開始前から熱気にあふれていた。

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January 12, 2008

WOWOW live report @ Nagoya

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2万人のファンがナゴヤドームに結集!コンサート開始から大合唱に
 2年ぶり14回目となるボン・ジョヴィの来日公演。今回は最新アルバム「ロスト・ハイウェイ」を携えて昨年10月に彼らの地元、ニュー・ジャージーからスタートしたツアーとなっている。来日公演の皮切りとなるナゴヤドームでは、2万人のファンが集まった。開演時刻の7時を少し過ぎた頃に、照明が消え、メンバーが登場。今回のアルバムのタイトルナンバーでもある「ロスト・ハイウェイ」でライブはスタートした。ジョンは後ろに「LOST HIGHWAY」と書かれた黒の革ジャンに黒のジーンズという姿で、まさにロックバンドの王者としての風格を感じさせる出で立ちだ。最高の笑顔ともに1曲目を終えると、そのまま大ヒットナンバー「禁じられた愛」がスタート。“Shot through the heart〜”というおなじみのフレーズで、会場は早くもステージと一体化して大合唱に包まれた。さらに「タイムマシンで昔に戻ろう!」というジョンの掛け声で、 デヴィッドのキーボードが印象的な「夜明けのランナウェイ」がスタート。会場全体は80年代に戻っているかのようにヒートアップし、「ザ・レディオ・セイヴド・マイ・ライフ・トゥナイト」へとなだれ込む。
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2万人が熱狂!

2万人が熱狂!ボン・ジョヴィ、日本ツアー初日21曲熱唱!

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“第2の故郷”と呼ぶ日本で息の合ったところを見せたボーカルのジョン・ボン・ジョヴィ(右)とギターのリッチー・サンボラ=ナゴヤドーム

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December 15, 2007

Good Medicine

Davis and the Stewarts had 15 minutes with Jon, Richie Sambora, Tico Torres and David Bryan, who were full of hugs and warm greetings.
The ladies found Sambora particularly charming.
“Could stick him in my pocket and take him home,” Davis says with a glint in her eye.
“He’s bad to the bone,” Stewart adds, in a way that suggests that’s a good thing.

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December 14, 2007

This time it's for real!

Jon Bon Jovi and Jersey bandmates atone for July dud with December to remember

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A rock marriage made in heaven

Slippery When Wet recorded in Vancouver and the rest is a great history

Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi have fond memories of Vancouver, particularly the strip clubs.

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PARALYSED BON JOVI FAN SUES FOR COMPENSATION

A BON JOVI fan has launched a $14 million (GBP7 million) compensation claim after he was paralysed at a gig in Canada.
Dennis Schulz suffered a dislocated spinal cord when he was crushed by revelers caught up in a brawl.
Schulz has filed against four fans, staff, promoters and the venue in Edmonton, Canada - but not the band.
Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, 48, says, "Oh god, we're really, really sorry."

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November 21, 2007

Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces 2008 Nominees

From the Team of Jon Bon Jovi/Richie Sambora to Steve Winwood...24 Songwriters in Race for Induction
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Hot Selling Concerts

The hottest concert tours each year usually feature a mix of new and old acts,
and that’s certainly been the case recently as Hannah Montana tickets have taken some headlines from traditional powerhouse concert tours like Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. But after the initial hysteria of Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus concert tickets, things got back to normal a bit and concert tours by
the likes of Bon Jovi, Springsteen and the E Street Band, and the reunited Spice Girls have their loyal fans hunting for concert tickets.

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November 19, 2007

Bon Jovi brings sexy back to town

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Even after 25 years, nothing says big and sexy in rock 'n' roll quite like Bon Jovi.

Hours before they were scheduled to start playing, Scotiabank Place was a frenzy of stretch limousines with a platoon of tight-lipped security escorting hundreds of killer babes glammed up for a big night out.

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November 17, 2007

Bon Jovi is on the move

Guitarist Richie Sambora has fond recollections of the B.C. city.

"Tremendous memories -- I was single for one, I had a great time, obviously. We made some great music there -- the monumental album of our career Slippery When Wet, that really, really changed our lives," Sambora tells Sun Media.

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November 13, 2007

Bon Jovi's 10th Commandment

Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Tico Torres and David Bryan rocked the new Prudential Center in Newark on Saturday for the tenth time in two weeks and wrapped up a landmark series.

You ain’t seen nothin’ ‘til you’ve been among 15,000 Devils fans singing “Livin’ on a Prayer.” Sambora is back in shape after a tough year in the supermarket tabloids, not only singing lead on “These Days” with a bluesy R&B voice that should be heard more, but wailing away with some beautiful solos on guitar.

His new wardrobe of wild hats and long leather coats comes from new girlfriend, Jennifer, a stunning young blonde described by friends in the band as the best thing that ever happened to him.


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September 27, 2007

Richie Sambora: "The Answer" Is In the Question Review

Seek the truth, and you shall find another life On Monday September 24, 2007 it was announced Richie Sambora entered rehab for the second time in four months. I have to tell you, my heart goes out to the guy. Jon Bon Jovi may be the brains behind the operation of Bon Jovi and is the driving force behind their continued success, but it's Sambora who gives the band its heart and soul.
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September 11, 2007

Canadian Idol

Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi workshopped with Bixby and Melo for yesterday's performance in which the two Idol hopefuls belted out Bon Jovi classics.
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September 02, 2007

Sun, sand, surf combine for a fine end to season

"This has been a very fun-filled summer," she said. "Lots of celebrities," she added, dropping the names of Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, singer Southside Johnny and actor Danny DeVito as faces she's recognized in the crowds at Martell's. "And I heard a rumor that Justin Timberlake was here."
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NETWORKS KICK INTO HIGH GEAR FOR NFL

ESPN did more tinkering.

It switched analysts. Joe Theismann is out; Ron Jaworski — who says he sees his niche as "the x's and o's, the football side of the game" — is in.

He'll join Mike Tirico and Tony Kornheiser in the booth. Michele Tafoya and Suzy Kolber will be on the sidelines.

ESPN also added three people — Emmitt Smith, Bill Parcells and Keyshawn Johnson — to the studio team. For the second half of the opening doubleheader, it will have three Mikes (Greenberg, Golic and Ditka) in the booth, with Bonnie Bernstein on the sidelines.

A new version of the Hank Williams Jr. theme song has been taped, this time backed by Brian Setzer, Richie Sambora, Gretchen Wilson and more.

That new theme kicks in Sept. 10, during the busy start to the season. The schedule includes:

Thursday: A half-hour "NFL Kickoff" concert at 8 p.m. is followed by the Saints-Colts game. The Saints were featured last year amid post-Katrina interest, but Madden says the focus now is on football. "I remember asking . . . "Is this just a feel-good story?' Then they came into Dallas and played the Cowboys (and) I said, "They are the real deal.' "

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August 06, 2007

Shannon Noll – next stop the World

Noll's third album New Frontier includes collaborations with Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora. He also wrote with proven hit makers Desmond Child and Richard Marx and had a hand in nine of the album's 12 tracks.

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August 02, 2007

Lakemoor bar setting for Bon Jovi video

A dirt road, a renovated bar, and a huge iron bull could land a Lakemoor tavern in a rock video.Production crews spent Wednesday filming exterior shots of the Iron Bull Saloon on Route 120, with plans to use it in rock band Bon Jovi’s next music video. The video “Lost Highway” is due to be released at the end of this month.
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July 28, 2007

Country music has many shades of macho

Fittingly, Lost Highway sounds just like another Bon Jovi record, albeit with guest appearances from LeAnn Rimes and Big Kenny of Big & Rich, and some fun strutting from guitarist Richie Sambora, happily augmenting his patented vocoder with a bottleneck.
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July 03, 2007

Life After Graduation (Even if its Been a Few Years)

Richie Sambora Kean University May 6, 2004

"For me, success is being able to give back to your friends, your family, your community, those in need and the world entire. Let me assure you, nothing in this life feels better than having the confidence that you can take care of yourself and your family and know that you can continue to grow and excel in your profession and as a person. This is my definition of success. But there's no magic potion -- no secret formula. There is absolutely no substitute for hard work. There is always someone right behind you, willing to work harder for what you have and what they want. Don't look over your shoulder and don't use or abuse others to get ahead. Keep your eyes focused on your goals and keep working for what you believe in and what you want to accomplish. Success is something that can never be measured by others -- only you can define and measure your own success.

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June 29, 2007

BON JOVI、ドリカム夢の共演実現に神戸っ子熱狂

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◆ 「THE SUPER DRY LIVE」で熱唱 ◆ アサヒスーパードライ発売20周年を記念した「THE SUPER DRY LIVE」が28日、神戸市のワールド記念ホールで開催され、世界を代表するロックバンド「BON JOVI」と日本の「DREAMS COME TRUE」が夢の共演を果たした。 オープニングを飾ったのはドリカムで「JET!!!」を皮切りに「大阪LOVER」など全8曲を披露。ボーカルの吉田美和は「久々に神戸に来られて嬉し〜い。きょうはみんなを酔わせちゃうよ」と、パワフルなステージで、約6000人の招待客を魅了した。 一方、BON JOVIは同ライブために約1年2カ月ぶりに来日。全米チャートのビルボードで17年ぶりに1位に輝いたニューアルバム「Lost Highway」や、ヒット曲「LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER」などを熱唱。この日、ボーカルのジョン・ボン・ジョヴィは38・5度の発熱をおしての強行ライブで、全11曲を歌い上げた。

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June 25, 2007

Concert at the O2 Arena

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O2 Arena in London - Arrivals

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June 24, 2007

Bon voyage: The return of Bon Jovi

It's almost 25 years since Bon Jovi shot to fame with their big ballads and even bigger hair. On the eve of their latest sell-out tour, Jon Bon Jovi tells David Usborne why it hasn't all been plain sailing
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June 20, 2007

SAMBORA DETOXING FROM ALCOHOL

BON JOVI rocker RICHIE SAMBORA has dismissed reports he checked into rehab earlier this month (Jun07) - he detoxed from alcohol instead. The 47-year-old guitarist spent a few days at the UCLA Medical Center to treat what was previously an undisclosed problem. Sambora has had a tough year - his divorce from actress Heather Locklear was finalised in April (07) and he recently split from girlfriend Denise Richards (07). His father also passed away from lung cancer. Speaking on U.S. TV show Today this morning (19Jun07), Sambora said, "I did detox. I didn't check into rehab. "Instead of me heading into a place - I was just drinking too much and I needed to get my life together. My dad died too. It's been a rough year. "I'm still in therapy and stuff like that, but it's good. I'm great. I feel fine." Bandmate Jon Bon Jovi added, "We've been through everything together and there was no way that we were not going to be supporting Richie right now - and that's what we're doing. He's been through the fire, and we've been there for him."

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June 19, 2007

Richie Sambora: Getting ‘life back together’

Bon Jovi guitarist talks about going to ‘detox’ and the band’s new album

It’s been a rough stretch of road for Richie Sambora: a divorce last year, a break-up this year, and now a trip to detox last week to deal with his drinking.

“I was just drinking too much, and I needed to get my life back together,” he told TODAY co-host Matt Lauer in the Plaza outside the show’s studios, during a break in an early morning concert Bon Jovi put on for thousands of fans.

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Music - Reviews - New York Times

But Mr. Bon Jovi has interests beyond civic cheerleading. On “Everybody’s Broken” he delivers a barbed sort of consolation, and on “One Step Closer” he describes what sounds like a recovery from addiction. Perhaps it means something that Mr. Sambora recently checked in and out of rehab; there’s a place for reckless behavior in country music, just as there’s a place for redemption.
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June 18, 2007

When Jersey meets Nashville

A little bit country

Bon Jovi recorded "Lost Highway" with John Shanks, who produced 2005's "Have a Nice Day", and Nashville producer Dann Huff, who has cut records with Keith Urban, Faith Hill and Rascal Flatts. The album includes "(You Want to) Make a Memory," which peaked at No. 35 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in April. Bon Jovi and guitarist Richie Sambora wrote with top Nashville songwriters such as Brett James and Hillary Lindsey, whose credits include Carrie Underwood's "Jesus, Take the Wheel."

"From a lyrical standpoint, there's not that much of a difference," Sambora says. "From a musical standpoint, it's just adding the country flavors, like a pedal steel and more mandolins than usual. But the guitars are still heavy at times. I played a lot more slide on this record. I played some Dobro. I had a chance to extend myself and evolve."

The title track, for instance, sports subtle touches of fiddle and pedal steel, as might be heard on an Urban record, while "Whole Lot of Leavin' " begins with an acoustic guitar pattern and that steady four-on-the-floor rhythm that Waylon Jennings used to favor. But those are minor variations.

All of the Bon Jovi trademarks are still present — the shout-along choruses ("I Love This Town") and even the voice box ("We Got It Going On")."

I don't necessarily feel it's a full country record," says Steve Bartels, president of Island Records, Bon Jovi's label. "It's more an album that is inspired by Nashville."

Even after the success of "Who Says You Can't Go Home" — which earned the band its sole Grammy — Bon Jovi knew he needed to tread carefully while courting the country audience, which can be intensely loyal but highly suspicious of outsiders. He delivered the keynote presentation at this year's Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, and the band showcased new songs and old hits during a private show for programmers and industry executives."

You don't want to feel like you're carpetbagging," Sambora says. "That's why we refrained from doing this before."

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COUNTRY "HIGHWAY"

Guitarist in rehab

In the title track of his band's new album, Jon Bon Jovi sings, "Life changes like the weather.

'Life took a strange turn for the musicians this month when guitarist Richie Sambora entered a rehabilitation facility for unspecified reasons. Sambora is expected to be well enough to perform with Bon Jovi on the "Today" show Tuesday, the release day for Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway." The band is scheduled to perform "(You Want To) Make a Memory."

If "Lost Highway" has an undercurrent of melancholy, it's likely a reflection of Sambora's troubles. Emotionally, Sambora has been put through the ringer since the "Have a Nice Day" album, enduring a divorce from Heather Locklear, a breakup with Denise Richards and the death of his father.

Sambora says as much in the publicity material for the album: "Writing this record with Jon was deeply cathartic. I was going through emotional changes that were new for me. An ailing father. A painful divorce. The start of a new chapter in my life. I poured everything I had into this project, every last bit of soul at my command."

Sambora also stated that "Seat Next to You," a song on the new album, was inspired by his relationship with his dad, though it has been altered to fit a romantic, boy-girl theme.

Sambora was not available for comment for this story. Plans for an interview with Jon Bon Jovi were canceled, with his publicist citing his "hectic travel schedule."

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June 16, 2007

BON JOVI TURN DOWN 1 MILLION BOOK DEAL

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Jon Bon Jovi: I've been no saint but my wife still rocks my world

"We finished touring last August and typically a two-year period goes by before you do something. But seeing what was happening with Richie and Dave (in the band) kind of inspired me to write."
What was happening with Richie and Dave were that both band members had gone through painful divorces - David Bryan from his wife April McLean and Richie Sambora from actress Heather Locklear.
Richie's subsequent relationship with Denise Richards (former wife of actor Charlie Sheen) ended shortly after his father died of lung cancer this year.
Indeed, Sambora has just been admitted into a rehab facility in California for an undisclosed problem.
"Richie's OK, but he's a work-in-progress, you know," says Bon Jovi softly.
"We've been in the band together for so long and gone through a whole range of experiences, but to be honest, we'd had no real strife until recently.
"Then parents were passing away and divorces were happening and kids were coming of age and suddenly it wasn't me, me, me any more, but we, we, we. The subject matter for the album just presented itself.
"There's a song called Whole Lot Of Leaving, an obvious phone call home to my wife saying: 'Hey baby, be strong, because there's a whole lot of leaving going on.'
"I'm there as the third person sitting on that bed while Richie's telling Heather or Dave's telling April that they're strangers and I'm there telling them there's light at the end of the tunnel.
"There's another song called Seat Next To You. For Richie, it was about missing his father. For me, it was about missing my girl when I'm away."

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June 15, 2007

Bon Jovi rocks a country album

"From a lyrical standpoint, there's not that much of a difference," Sambora says. "From a musical standpoint, it's just adding the country flavors, like a pedal steel and more mandolins than usual. But the guitars are still heavy at times. I played a lot more slide on this record. I played some Dobro. I had a chance to extend myself and evolve."
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June 14, 2007

Bon Jovi Revive Unplugged and find the Lost Highway

Bon Jovi Revive Unplugged and find the Lost Highway The band's boss talks about their new disc and their intimate concert performance.
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June 01, 2007

BON JOVI - BON JOVI THE POLICE TO REVIVE UNPLUGGED

BON JOVI, MARY J. BLIGE and reformed rockers THE POLICE are among the acts billed to revive MTV's UNPLUGGED series.
The acts have been lined up for a series of acoustic shows this summer (07), beginning with a Bon Jovi showcase next month (Jun07).
Insiders claim The Police will record their Unplugged show in Miami, Florida in July (07), during a break in their current American tour.
John Mayer and Kenny Chesney are also among those who will star in Unplugged showcases.

'Unplugged' Specials with The Police, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Mary J. Blige and John Mayer to Break Out Across MTV, VH1 and CMT
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May 26, 2007

SOUND SUPPORT

Larson has been a Jersey Shore musician for 30 years. He also runs the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park with Debbie DeLisa.For his new album, Larson enlisted the support of many musical luminaries, including the members of Bon Jovi — Richie Sambora, guitar; David Bryan, keyboards, Tico Torres, drums; and Jon Bon Jovi, who contributes vocals on "Angels With Broken Wings."
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May 25, 2007

A rock star has saved 12th & Porter.

"12th & Porter Saved"

A rock star has saved 12th & Porter.

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has played at 12th & Porter and loved the Nashville club .

He told his buddy, Michael Jackson producer Frank Deleio, that 12th & Porter was in trouble and now, the club has a new investor.

12 & Porter’s owners said the club is now more secure than ever because of Deleio.


In other entertainment news, the Nashville School of Arts held its graduation Wednesday night. Rather than a typical graduation, the school's graduation actually was, well, a show.

The students danced, played, sang and even acted.

The Nashville School of the Arts show is so popular that it drew 3,500 people are there were only 143 graduates.


Also, workers are getting ready for Thursday’s riverfront return of Dancing in the District.

It has a different name, the Downtown River Jam, but for the next two Thursdays Riverfront Park will be rocking as part of Nashville’s year-long celebration of the city's 200th birthday.

Thursday night’s line-up includes Jimmy Hall and Jack Pearson, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes and famous songwriter JD Souther, who wrote several hits for the Eagles.

The show is free andopen to the public.

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May 08, 2007

Bon Jovi CD Inspired by Nashville

May 7, 2007 — Next month, Bon Jovi unveils Lost Highway, the album the New Jersey rock band wrote and partially recorded in Nashville. Jon Bon Jovi has been coming to Nashville since 1991 and he tells The Tennessean that he thrives in the creative community of songwriters and musicians here.

"Everybody seemingly in this town is involved in the music business," he says. "I love that. I am not the freak like I am at home when you are the only guy who does what you do."

After the success of "Who Says You Can't Go Home," the No. 1 country duet with Jennifer Nettles, Jon thought the band should try more country collaborations. He and bandmate Richie Sambora stayed at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville and immersed themselves in songwriting.

"We recorded and wrote and hung out in the bar," he says. "I need room service and I need a gym. When you walk into a hotel that leaves a legal notebook sitting on your desk and has writable CDs in the gift shop, you know you are in the right place."

Dann Huff and John Shanks produced album, due for release on June 19. "It's not a country album, but "a Bon Jovi record influenced by Nashville." Jon says, "It's not our trying to fool anybody into thinking we've gone country."

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May 02, 2007

`Shock' Just A Tease

This week, after raising $60 million for charity, it's back to business, with Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora as mentors, and two people to kick out on Wednesday.
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Bon Jovi Idol

Bon Jovi said that some of the songs on the new album, Lost Highway out this June, are about band mate Richie Sambora’s divorce from Heather Locklear. He added, “I felt every bit of it with the exception of being in their shoes.”
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Bon Jovi headlines ‘Idol’

“But because of the circumstances around our lives, they were very fruitful, and a lot of the inspiration was watching what was happening in Richie’s life (bandmate Sambora split with wife Heather Locklear and is dating Denise Richards), compounded by all the good things that were happening in all our collective lives.”

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April 24, 2007

Richie Sambora's father dead

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora is mourning the loss of his father to cancer. Sources reveal that Adam Sambora, 70, died last Friday after a battle with lung cancer. He was diagnosed last summer. Sambora, who is Italian, met his wife Joan in her native Krakow, Poland and settled in New Jersey, where Richie was born in 1959. Sambora’s girlfriend, actress Denise Richards, is coping with her own cancer crisis – mom Joni, 53, has kidney cancer.

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April 21, 2007

Bon Jovi sell out first Dome gig

Rock group Bon Jovi's concert at the O2 arena sold out in less than 30 minutes, say organisers.
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April 16, 2007

Bon Jovi courts Nashville again with new album

As a result, much of "Lost Highway" reflects some of the
turmoil band members were facing. "I was watching my friend going through a very painful divorce and his father had stage four cancer," Bon Jovi says of guitarist/songwriting partner Richie Sambora. "We were dealing with a lot. Dave (Bryan), my keyboard player, was going through a terrible divorce at the same time. So it was all around me. That's how I got the idea for "Whole Lot of Leavin'."

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April 12, 2007

Get on the bus

The Pittsburgh Hard Rock Cafe handed over an autographed Korina Flying V guitar used on Bon Jovi's 2003 tour by six-stringer Richie Sambora. The guitar will be displayed in Hard Rock Park's "Born in the U.S.A." section.

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April 08, 2007

Half of Bon Jovi turned into action figures

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Jon Bon Jovi's female fans will soon be able to take the cuddly rocker to bed with them.

The frontman for New Jersey band Bon Jovi and guitarist Richie Sambora are the latest musicians to join McFarlane Toys' line of action figures, which will hit stores in August and sell for $10-$12.

The Tempe, Ariz.-based firm worked closely with the Bon Jovi principals to select the proper pose, accessories and facial expressions. However, Bon Jovi second bananas drummer Tico Torres and keyboardist David Bryan did not get downsized.

In the past, McFarlane Toys has issued action figures of such groups as Kiss, Metallica and Motley Crue -- with all the members of those bands' lineups getting dolled up.

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The legacy that Bon Jovi has created over the last three decades is an undeniable force in American rock music. While many bands from the 80s have been relegated to the history books, Bon Jovi's evolution has bridged the gap of generations and made them one of the truly indelible names in rock 'n' roll.

BON JOVI TO BE MADE INTO DOLLS

JON BON JOVI and his bandmate RICHIE SAMBORA will join the likes of KISS and OZZY OSBOURNE when action figure dolls are made in their likeness. The KEEP THE FAITH musicians have teamed up with MCFarlane Toys to create the dolls, which have been designed with clothing choices and facial expressions specific to the stars in mind. Fans of BON JOVI drummer TICO TORRES and keyboardist DAVID BRYAN however, will be disappointed to learn that they were left out of the plans.

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April 02, 2007

Untapped possibilities

5. Bridge the generation gap

A year ago, Councilman Tim Leavitt let it slip toward the end of a city council meeting that he had attended the previous night's Bon Jovi concert in Portland.
Bon who? asked a perplexed Pollard.
The New Jersey band has been a staple of the nation's music scene for more than two decades. Jon Bon Jovi, the group's lead singer, campaigned for John Kerry in 2004 and made a cameo appearance on "The West Wing." Richie Sambora, its guitarist, was married to actress Heather Locklear for 11 years.
But the Bon Jovi name was gibberish to Vancouver's top leader, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who listens to martial music in his city hall office.

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April 01, 2007

Billboard single reviews

ARTIST: BON JOVI
SINGLE: MAKE A MEMORY
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Still pumped from last year's sold-out "Have a Nice Day" tour, Bon Jovi readies a new studio album, "Lost Highway," due in June. Lead single "(You Want To) Make a Memory" is a surprisingly sparse and intimate ballad about two long-ago lovers getting in touch again. Over a pulsing crescendo of acoustic guitars, piano and strings, Bon Jovi delivers his most soulful vocal in years, sounding relaxed and nostalgic as he offers '80s-soaked lines like "I dug up this old photograph/Look at all the hair we had." It's a classic Bon Jovi anthem -- simple, well-crafted and enormously melodic -- with guitarist Richie Sambora singing open-hearted harmonies.

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March 31, 2007

"Kix Brooks Loses Big Stage, Plays At Tin Pan South"

Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi also played Thursday night at 12th & Porter in the same writers circle as Big Kenny from Big & Rich.
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March 30, 2007

A Benefit Concert for the Midnight Mission of Los Angeles

The Malibu Performing Arts Center (MPAC) was the place to be on March 23 as upper tier acts such as Richie Sambora, Jackson Browne and Los Lobos lent their musical talents on behalf of a very worthy cause, Los Angeles’ Midnight Mission.��

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March 29, 2007

Jon Bon Jovi, Jewel Perform at Nashville Benefit

Jon Bon Jovi, bandmate Richie Sambora, Jewel and Big & Rich performed Tuesday night (March 27) at Nashville's Cannery Ballroom during a benefit for the family of Buck Jones, a singer-songwriter who died March 17 after being hit by a car near an interstate highway in Royse City, Texas. After his vehicle blew a tire, Jones was walking along a service road when he was struck by a driver who was later charged with intoxicated manslaughter. Jones and Bon Jovi met last year after the rock star made a surprise appearance at one of Billy Block's Western Beat music showcases in Nashville. Jones, who is survived by a wife and a 7-month-old son, had been scheduled to perform at Tuesday's Western Beat show. Billy Currington and Keith Anderson also appeared at the charity show.

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Star-Studded Fundraiser Held For Buck Jones

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A star-studded fundraiser was held Tuesday night for Nashville singer and songwriter Buck Jones . Jones was killed last weekend in a traffic accident in his home state of Texas. Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora were among those who played at the fundraiser, held at the Cannery Ballroom. The acoustic show was even complete with a stage jumper. Christian Saenz, 25, who fronts the rock band Heroes, said he always sings Bon Jovi songs on stage so, why not join him?� Saenz said he had a blast, even when security hauled him off stage. In other entertainment news, the allegations...

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March 22, 2007

Big Names To Play Concert For Musician Killed In Accident

Country music could get a fourth nationally-televised awards show. Bon Jovi and Jewel will be in town Tuesday for a fund-raiser concert.

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Bon Jovi Goes Country

Jon Bon Jovi, who has already had a big county hit with Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”, has released another song to country radio . Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora made their upcoming record in Nashville and on Tuesday, their new song, “You Want to Make a Memory”, went to country radio stations coast to coast.

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March 21, 2007

Bon Jovi going a little bit country with new CD

NEW YORK (Billboard) - New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi are
courting Nashville with their new album, "Lost Highway," which is due in stores June 19.

The CD will be released by their longtime Island Records label in conjunction with its country arm Mercury Nashville.

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March 17, 2007

Rockers on a mission

0323Current_Sched.jpg Bon Jovis Richie Sambora will host as well as perform. The bill at the 500-seat venue also includes singer-songwriter Ilsey Juber and the Zen Cruisers (which includes Clem Burke from Blondie, Elliot Easton from the Cars and Doug Fieger from the Knack).
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March 16, 2007

Move over, Detroit – rock's new city is Nashville

Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, and Robert Plant are all recording in the capital of country.
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March 03, 2007

BJ Courts Country at Nashville Club Show

When he and bandmate Richie Sambora wrote "Who Says You Can't Go Home," which eventually became a Grammy-winning No. 1 country hit, they initially wanted to pitch the song to other artists in Nashville before ultimately keeping it for themselves. Prior to meeting Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, Bon Jovi enlisted another country star to record it.

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March 01, 2007

ESPN Arena Football to feature Bon Jovi-Big & Rich song "We Got It Goin' On"

ESPN's return to the Arena Football League will feature a duet between the iconic, Grammy Award-winning rock band Bon Jovi and country
sensations Big & Rich. Philadelphia Soul co-owner Jon Bon Jovi and band-mate Richie Sambora co-wrote a brand new song titled "We Got It
Goin' On" with Big Kenny and John Rich that will become the theme song
and part of the opening video for ESPN's weekly 2007 AFL game telecasts.
"We Got It Goin' On" will also appear on the upcoming Bon Jovi album,
which is planned for a 2007 release.

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February 24, 2007

American Idol Announces Guest Stars & Returning Idols For Season Six

AMERICAN IDOL’s sixth season continues to shine, with nine new celebrity coaches and guests scheduled to appear on the show. On last night’s results show, Ryan Seacrest announced that Tony Bennett, Bon Jovi, Barry Gibb, Jennifer Lopez, Lulu, Martina McBride, Peter Noone, Diana Ross and Gwen Stefani will join the list of top musical talents who have made appearances on AMERICAN IDOL. In addition, Season Four winner Carrie Underwood and Season Five finalist Kellie Pickler will perform on the show this season. Last night, Season Three winner Fantasia had the audience on its feet with her rendition of “I’m Here” from the musical “The Color Purple,” in which she will be starring on Broadway.

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February 23, 2007

Rock, Broadway Writers Set for Tin Pan South Fest

Rock, Broadway Writers Set for Tin Pan South Fest

Songwriters from the worlds of rock and Broadway will be performing alongside some of Nashville's finest country tunesmiths during the Nashville Songwriters Association International's 15th annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. The festival will take place March 27-31 at clubs throughout Nashville. Among the out-of-towners performing are Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, Vertical Horizon's Matt Scannell, Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive founder Randy Bachman and the Tubes' Fee Waybill, along with Richard Marx, Kenny Loggins, Dr. John and Broadway composers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and Amanda Green (High Fidelity). The Nashville songwriting community will be represented by a long list that includes Kix Brooks, John Rich, Rodney Crowell, Craig Morgan, Radney Foster, Lee Roy Parnell and Jeffrey Steele. Passes to attend all of the shows are priced at $75.

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February 19, 2007

Gore announces Live Earth

Organisers estimate that a total of two BILLION people worldwide will view the shows, which will feature acts such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snoop Dogg, Bon Jovi (with or without Richie Sambora!), Duran Duran. Foo Fighters, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow and the Black Eyed Peas.

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February 13, 2007

49th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Category 39

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)
Who Says You Can't Go Home
Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles
Track from: Have A Nice Day
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Universal Music Group's bash downtown saw the likes of Sting and the newly regrouped The Police, along with Beck, 50 Cent, Paris Hilton and Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora.

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Denise Richards and Richie Sambora 2007 Sony/BMG GRAMMY After Party - Red Carpet

Bon Jovi won the award for Best Country Collaboration for the song "Who Says You Can't Go Home" at the 2007 Grammy Awards which aired last night on CBS!

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February 02, 2007

Grammy nominations cap off stellar year for Nova Scotia's Gordie Sampson

A recent collaboration with Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora may land on a country-tinged Bon Jovi album.
"Bon Jovi is probably the biggest guilty pleasure in the world, everybody's a fan kind of in a way. They're enigmas, they're legends," says Sampson."I was actually quite nervous writing with them because it was just a bit surreal but they turned out to be...incredibly great guys."

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January 27, 2007

R.S.V.P. To Help

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Kenneth Cole's "R.S.V.P. To Help" Benefit Hosted by Kenneth Cole And Jon Bon Jovi
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Richie Sambora, Howard Stern & Beth Ostrosky, David Schwimmer, Ron Perelman, Russell Simmons, Petra Nemcova, Deborah Gibson, L.A. Reid, Steve Bartels, John Sykes, Rob Light, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid, Maria Cuomo Cole, among others, all came out in support of Jon and Kenneth's mission to unite, motivate and inspire the community to focus on "responding to the call" to bring about positive change.
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January 12, 2007

Richie Sambora Jams With Locals

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Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora jumped on stage Monday night at the Nashville music club Fuel on Second Avenue . Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi are in town finishing up an album and went to Fuel to hang out with Nashville singer Billy Falcon, his daughter Rose Falcon and Nashville duo the Mulch Brothers. Sambora tried to talk Bon Jovi onto the stage, but to no avail. Several folks have hinted Bon Jovi might return to Fuel next Monday.

...see also this video...

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December 19, 2006

Sampson writes for new CD, Bon Jovi

A couple of months ago, Sampson wrote with Bon Jovi of all bands. The session with frontman Jon Bon Jovi and guitarist Richie Sambora yielded a country song called "On Another Day," for possible inclusion on the New Jersey band's next album.

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December 16, 2006

THE SUPER DRY LIVE

◆“THE SUPER DRY LIVE”チケット …7,500組 15,000名様(【第1回抽選】3,750組 7,500名様【第2回抽選】3,750組 7,500名様)
“THE SUPER DRY LIVE”:アサヒスーパードライが、日頃のご愛飲に感謝して開催する、全席ご招待のプレミアライブイベントです。

会場・開催日時
〔神戸会場〕
神戸ワールド記念ホール(神戸ポートアイランドホール) 平成19年6月28日(木)19:00開演予定…3,000組 6,000名様(【第1回抽選】1,500組 3,000名様 【第2回抽選】1,500組 3,000名様)
〔東京会場〕
日本武道館 平成19年6月30日(土)18:00開演予定…4,500組9,000名様(【第1回抽選】2,250組 4,500名様 【第2回抽選】2,250組 4,500名様) 
出演アーティスト:BON JOVI/DREAMS COME TRUE ほか
※出演アーティスト等ライブの詳細は、www.superdry.jpをご覧ください。
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※実施会場までの交通費など諸費用は、ご当選者様のご負担となりますのでご了承ください。
※事情により、実施内容・出演者などが変更あるいは、中止となる場合がありますので、ご了承ください。
※ご当選の権利は、第三者への譲渡または換金等はできません。

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December 02, 2006

Bon Jovi rocks MuzikMafia

Tuesday night's MuzikMafia show was slated as the big musical coming out for the Johns.

John Rich of Big & Rich is trying to orchestrate a big (& rich) comeback for veteran John Anderson (Seminole Wind), and Tuesday's show at Mercy Lounge provided the first public stage for the new dynamic duo.

But there was also plenty of buzz about the arrival of two unannounced guests, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora.

The two have been in and out of town working on a new album with high-powered Music Row producer Dann Huff (Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood).

Bon Jovi now has plenty of Nashville buddies, including Big Kenny of Big & Rich.

Seems Richie wasn't feeling very well, but that didn't stop him from hitting stage and jamming with his Music City pals.

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November 07, 2006

CMA Awards

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Jon Bon Jovi, left, and Richie Sambora arrive at the 40th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Monday, Nov. 6, 2006.

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'Who Says You Can't Go Home?' Sugarland and Bon Jovi rock Nashville with their crossover radio hit.

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October 25, 2006

Special Guests Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora To Appear

Special Guests Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora To Appear
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October 24, 2006

Entertainment Elite Intersect in Nashville for 'The 40th Annual CMA Awards'

Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Sugarland, and Josh Turner to Perform; Presenters Include 'American Idol' Alum Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes, Barbara Mandrell, and New Jersey Rockers Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora

CMA AWARDS: NOV 6 -- JON AND RICHIE TO PRESENT
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September 30, 2006

BON JOVI ACTION FIGURES

McFarlane Toys has announced that Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora are the latest musicians to join their expanding collection of music action figures.

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September 21, 2006

Keith Urban and Bon Jovi Surprise Crowd at Charity Show


Keith Urban and Bon Jovi's Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora made surprise appearances Tuesday night (Sept. 19) at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium during songwriter Craig Wiseman's annual concert benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank. Wiseman's numerous song credits include Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying" and "The Cowboy in Me" and Kenny Chesney's "The Good Stuff" and "Young." Also performing Tuesday were Alabama lead vocalist Randy Owen, Brooks & Dunn's Ronnie Dunn, LeAnn Rimes, songwriters Tony Mullins and Jeffrey Steele and guitarist Dann Huff. Owen sang several Alabama hits, "Tennessee River" and "Lady Down on Love," and LeAnn Rimes' performance featured "Something's Gotta Give," written by Wiseman and Mullins." Accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, Keith Urban delivered "Making Memories of Us" and his current single, "Once in a Lifetime," while Bon Jovi and Sambora performed "Living on a Prayer," "Who Says You Can't Go Home" and "Wanted Dead or Alive." Ronnie Dunn was backed by a church choir when he closed the evening with "Believe," the Brooks & Dunn hit he and Wiseman co-wrote.
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Music stars rocked the Ryman Auditorium on Tuesday night for a good cause. Bon Jovi and Keith Urban surprised fans at the annual Second Harvest Food Bank benefit concert.� LeAnn Rimes, Ronnie Dunn of Brooks and Dunn, and Randy Owen of Alabama also attended the benefit. The proceeds from the show went to support Second Harvest.

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The Oprah Winfrey Show

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Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora also pitched in to make Bon Jovi Boulevard a reality and says it's amazing to be able to see where his money has gone. "I had tears in my eyes back there, I really did. It warmed my heart," Richie says. "I'm so glad we can do all that stuff."

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September 20, 2006

Bon Jovi To Hold Music City Fundraiser

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Bon Jovi will be in Nashville Tuesday night.� Bon Jovi has been coming to Music City since the early 1990s because he loves the songwriting community.� He, along with Richie Sambora, will join LeAnn Rimes, Ronnie Dunn from Brooks & Dunn, Randy Owen from Alabama and more at the Ryman Auditorium for a fundraiser.� Tickets cost $40 and all proceeds go to the Second Harvest Food Bank.� The show's organizer, songwriter extraordinaire Craig Wiseman, said there's a good chance that Mr. Nicole Kidman will play as well. Persistent country singer Rodney Atkins has scored his first number one song, about ten years after he got his record deal.� “If You’re Going Through Hell” topped the chart at number one and on Monday night, Atkins held a number one party.� His 4-year-old son Elijah also attended the party. In other news, Hank Williams Jr. faced assault charges in a Memphis court Monday.� Williams is accused of hitting on and eventually choking a 19-year-old waitress.� On Monday, the waitress, Holly Hornbeak, said Hank should be punished.

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September 10, 2006

Fashion Rocks Benefit (video)

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Upcoming Specials : First Look of Fashion Rocks (4:14)

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September 09, 2006

Fashion Rocks (Fashion Wire Daily)

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Denise Richards and Richie Sambora arrive at the Fashion Rocks concert in New York on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006.(Fashion Wire Daily/Grant Lamos IV)

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September 08, 2006

Fashion Rocks Benefit

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Actress Denise Richards, left, and musician Richie Sambora arrive at the Fashion Rocks concert, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.(AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)

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August 01, 2006

Hal-cyon Days

As MTV's 25th birthday approaches, pop commentator Hal Sparks jokes with EW's Vanessa Juarez about old videos, ''Headbanger's Ball,'' and more

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July 29, 2006

Bon Jovi plays it up in arena setting and scores big

Bon Jovi plays it up in arena setting and scores big

FOXBOROUGH -- Bon Jovi is all about big, bold strokes and big, easy-to-remember catch phrases: Livin' On a Prayer . Keep the Faith . Blaze of Glory . Wanted Dead or Alive . Like the New Jersey pop-metal band's sturdy, arena-ready hooks, you've heard all the lines before. But somehow, the meat-and-potato anthems -- because they bring back the promise, recklessness, and melodrama of youth -- still signify good times and a rock 'n' roll fantasy or two.

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There’s no treat like a Jon Bon at Gillette

This may seem obvious, but Bon Jovi is all about Bon Jovi. Jon Bon Jovi, that is.

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July 27, 2006

Just a regular guy with a helicopter and a BMW

Bon Jovi: Just a regular guy with a helicopter and a BMW
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July 26, 2006

They like Bon Jovi, they love their Steelers

- They like Bon Jovi, they love their Steelers

We find out Friday how prepared the Pittsburgh Steelers are to defend their Super Bowl title. One thing's for sure: Steelers fans are already in midseason form.

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45,000 fans rock to Bon Jovi

45,000 fans rock to Bon Jovi as Steelers celebrate Super Bowl trophy

Some came for the Steelers. Some came for the music. Most came for the unique convergence of the two last night at Heinz Field, and most came away happy.

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July 24, 2006

On staying power and power ballads

Jon Bon Jovi talks of staying power and power ballads

Q. Richie Sambora has been through the media mill lately.
A. Richie, in the media?

Q. C'mon.
A. He's been through hell. Between the divorce [from Heather Locklear] and getting together with his new girlfriend [Denise Richards] and breaking his shoulder and [his father's illness], it's been an awful year. For my dear friend's sake, I hope that's all behind him.

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July 22, 2006

Bo Diddley, legendary rock star, coming to town

Bo Diddley, legendary rock star, coming to town
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Working class and working hard

Working class and working hard

Jon Bon Jovi shares what it's like to be a rock star, family man

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July 21, 2006

Bon Jovi: a concert by the numbers

Were it possible to include such things in museums, Jon Bon Jovi's smile belongs somewhere between Jimi Hendrix's scarves and Roy Orbison's sunglasses. Impossibly white and astonishingly straight, it was visible from the floor level to the cheap seats at Giants Stadium Tuesday night, a frequently flashed miracle of modern dentistry.

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Bon Jovi rocks sweltering stadium with old, new hits

Jon Bon Jovi began Tuesday's concert at Giants Stadium by daring the elements to mess with him.

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Turning up the heat

Bon Jovi rocks sweltering Giants Stadium with hits old and new

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July 20, 2006

BJ wants to go country

Bon Jovi wants to go country
Jon Bon Jovi goes the country way
BON JOVI EYES COUNTRY RECORD
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BJ PROUD HIS LYRIC EMPOWERED GENERATION

JON BON JOVI is pleased he refused to let his BON JOVI bandmate RICHIE SAMBORA persuade him to remove a FRANK SINATRA reference from hit song IT'S MY LIFE, because it's the lyric he's most proud of. Singer Bon Jovi claims his choice words have "empowered a generation". He tells the New York Post, "In It's My Life, I sing, 'like Frankie said, I did it my way'. "When Richie heard that, he said to me, 'Nobody gives a s**t about you looking up to Sinatra. There's no way we're putting that line in the song.' I said, 'Screw you - I have to sing the song every night, and I believe in the lyric.' "I was right, because that lyric has touched so many people. People too young to even know who Frankie was. Frankie could be their buddy, their brother, their teacher. "What that lyric did was empower a generation to think, 'I'm taking control of my life.'"

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July 19, 2006

Out and about

Out and about

Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora hit Chickie's & Pete's (15th & Packer) Saturday night after Bon Jovi rocked Citizens Bank Park. They signed autographs between bites of crabs, crab fries, and lobster pizza.

Former Phillies slugger John Kruk and Iggle Jason Short also dropped by the after-party.

Bon Jovi, a co-owner of the Philadelphia Soul, has a history with Chickie's & Pete's and owner Pete Ciarrocchi. The Packer Avenue location appeared in the band's "Who Says You Can't Go Home" video and Jon gave a shout-out to the joint on an episode of "Oprah."

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July 17, 2006

Rocking out, doing good

These Jersey guys show staying power.

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July 15, 2006

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Whose team are you rooting for?
According to the tabloids, "Team Heather" and "Team Denise" T-shirts have been flying off the shelves of West Coast boutiques, ever since Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora took up with actress Denise Richards after splitting with his wife, actress Heather Locklear, Richards' (former) close friend.

Despite stardom, Bon Jovi is still working for a living

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Rocking out, doing good

These Jersey guys show staying power.

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Jon Bon Jovi has plenty on his plate

His band is still going strong, but the rocker has filled up his life with more than just the music

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July 08, 2006

Still wanted

HOLLYWOOD, Florida (Hollywood Reporter) - Faced with continuing declines in attendance and a potentially disastrous void as the cash-cow classic acts from the '60s and '70s retire, concert promoters searching for answers might do well to examine the enterprising route taken by Jon Bon Jovi.

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July 05, 2006

Down-home charm sets Clarkson apart

Down-home charm sets Clarkson apart

If everything goes according to plan, Kelly Clarkson will never star in a celebrity sex tape.

Nor will the former "American Idol" champ ever be caught toting around a small, yippie dog in her designer purse.

And you can safely assume that the 24-year-old will never date, marry and/or divorce Richie Sambora.

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July 04, 2006

Sambora's bad name

Sambora's bad name

AN Adelaide concreter who used the name of Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora to allegedly defraud banks and financial institutions of $37 million in loans has denied the charges.

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Posted by riesambo at 07:43 PM |

July 02, 2006

A band in a name

A band in a name

For people forming bands, arriving at a name to collectively call the group is one basic, significant step. And while some opt to choose ‘dictionary’ words or phrases relating to them (or not), there are still those who officially call themselves simply via their birth certificate names/surnames or even that of another person. Well, these group acts must be aware of the "now a name, soon a legend" catchphrase and would like to get a try in making it happen by themselves.

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Posted by riesambo at 08:15 AM |

June 29, 2006

"Wassup" Rocks Box Office With Strong Weekend in NYC; LA and Chicago Up Next

"Wassup" Rocks Box Office With Strong Weekend in NYC; LA and Chicago Up Next

The event, which celebrated the film's milestone in reaching 1 million paying moviegoers, drew several thousand to a downtown plaza before the fire department closed off the area because it reached capacity. Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora played a short acoustic set, then joined Gore, director Davis Guggenheim and others at a dinner at the nearby prestigious Noe Restaurant as the movie played.

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June 27, 2006

Bon Jovi Rocks Out for Global Cause

On Saturday, JON BON JOVI and RICHIE SAMBORA rocked the Los Angeles Film Festival's presentation of 'An Inconvenient Truth' -- and ET was there to bring you all the action!

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June 24, 2006

Now, the real test for Gore's 'Truth'

Now, the real test for Gore's 'Truth'

Gore will be on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight and appears on The Daily Show and The View next week. On Saturday, Gore will introduce a free concert by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora before an outdoor screening of his movie in Los Angeles

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Musicnotes signs pact with Sony/ATV

Musicnotes signs pact with Sony/ATV

Digital sheet music provider Musicnotes.com said Friday that it has signed a long-term distribution agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, publisher of such artists as The Beatles, Stevie Nicks, Richie Sambora and Gretchen Wilson.

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June 23, 2006

Gary Kramer Releases the Tomcat Guitar

Gary Kramer Releases the Tomcat Guitar, the Newest Version of the American Delta Wing Guitar Series

Tomcat Is the Ultimate Guitar for Its New Ergonomic Contour, DiMarzio Pickups and Delta Wing's Patented "Recessed Tuning" System

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June 21, 2006

Les Paul: Bing, BB and me

Les Paul: Bing, BB and me
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June 15, 2006

Bon Jovi guitar auction

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June 12, 2006

Milton Keynes pix

Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi performing in concert Milton Keynes, England - 10.06.06
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June 10, 2006

Bon Jovi Live in Session

Bon Jovi Live in Session Friday 2 June

Hear the session again via the BBC Radio Player.

Living On A Prayer
Who Says You Can't Go Home
It's My Life
Last Man Standing
Wanted Dead Or Alive
Have A Nice Day

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Bon Jovi are one of the world's most successful groups, bridging the gap between heavy metal and AOR with both style and ease, and still selling out stadiums after more than 20 years in the spotlight.

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Magic night of rock

BON JOVI set the standard for the Ricoh Arena last night.This is what the stadium was built for; to be the venue for top-class entertainment.And if you're into rock music they don't come any better than this.

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BON JOVI HAMPDEN

Bon Jovi Hampden, Glasgow June 3 *****

NEW Jersey pop-rock outfit Bon Jovi's hair may have been tamed but they proved they were still kings of stadium rock when they thrilled the 45,000 fans who packed out Hampden with a rollercoaster performance.

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June 08, 2006

Bon Jovi, Hampden Park, Glasgow

One moment summed up this first night of the New Jersey rockers' UK arena tour more than any other, yet it featured the star of the show in name only. In one of the live camera's dalliances away from the strutting Jon Bon Jovi, it alighted on a pretty brunette by the flanks of the stage. She was sporting a short tartan skirt and a T-shirt bearing the words "Mrs Bon Jovi".

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June 07, 2006

Autographed Bon Jovi guitar

Autographed Bon Jovi guitar to be raffled next month

Somebody is going to have a nice day this summer, courtesy of Bon Jovi.A Celebrity Ovation guitar, autographed by all four members of the band — singer Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Richie Sambora, drummer Tico Torres and keyboardist David Bryan — will be raffled July 15.The money raised will benefit Michelle Seamans, a cancer patient from Middletown and a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in that community. "St. Mary's is actually sponsoring the raffle," says Lee Edwards, proprietor of the Rock'n Music Academy. "But we will be doing the drawing here."In fact, the guitar was donated, says Edwards, through the efforts of one of his students at the academy.The raffle is part of a Summer Concert Charity Event to be held that Saturday at Rock'n Music Academy on Route 35 South in Middletown.

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June 04, 2006

Hampden Park, Glasgow

West End Festival

Various venues, Glasgow, 9-25 June Leith Festival Various venues, Leith, until 11 June

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June 01, 2006

On the road with Bon Jovi

To his critics, he's just an over-coiffed mediocrity. To his fans, he's a living rock god. To himself, he's just a kid from New Jersey who got very, very lucky. But one thing's for certain: Jon Bon Jovi's latest world tour is the quintessential rock'n'roll experience. Ed Caesar joins the man and his band on the road

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May 30, 2006

Rock's Bon Jovi Captures Country Fans

Rock's Bon Jovi Captures Country Fans

'Who Says You Cant Go Home' Hit No. 1 On Country Charts

"It took me (20 years) to realize there's only so far away from home that you can run until eventually you're on your way back home."
Jon Bon Jovi

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May 27, 2006

'I'm the poster boy for marriage'

'I'm the poster boy for marriage'

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He laughs. "Nobody cares. Richie's the one getting all the media for that." (Sambora has been dating the actress Denise Richards and has previously dated Cher and Ally Sheedy, as well as having been married to Heather Locklear.) "Me? Nobody cares. I'm the poster boy for marriage. How I became the poster boy, I don't know, because I'm not the only one. Up until about two minutes ago, Steven Tyler [of Aerosmith] had been married for as long. Bono's been married as long. Springsteen's been married, this time, for as long. But that's OK. People say, you know, 'How come you're not sleeping with Angelina Jolie?' Well ..."

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May 26, 2006

Bo Bice's Life After 'American Idol'

Bo Bice's Life After 'American Idol', Coming In Second Was Good Enough To Boost Caree

The set includes the track "Nothing Without You," which Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and John Shanks wrote specifically for Bo.

"I got to perform with Richie on the 'Tonight Show,'" said Bo. "So Richie Sambora and I were backstage talking and that's actually how it came up. He was like 'Look, I just wrote this song for you and wanted you to check it out.' So a few weeks later, I got pitched the song and the rest is history."

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May 24, 2006

Bon Jovi, Pele & Ronan Keating in Dublin: Photos...

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It's gotten a little quieter around the usually celebrity packed streets of Dublin lately but with Bon Jovi, Pele & Ronan Keating in town at the weekend we weren't totally alone...

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May 16, 2006

Interview mit Richie Sambora

MusicBlog: Frischluftfanatismus

[video]Interview mit Richie Sambora [wmv]
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[photo] Bon Jovi rockten auf der Gugl
[photo] Bon-Jovi in Linz
[video] Bon Jovi embarks European tour

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May 14, 2006

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Bon Jovi 2006 in Dusseldorf - Samstag, 13. Mai 2006, Arena Dusseldorf

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April 25, 2006

ジャパン・ツアーの裏話

ボン・ジョヴィ、ジャパン・ツアーの裏話を公開!
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April 16, 2006

Tony Levin is ace of the bass

"I've played the Shore with other groups too, from rehearsing there with Richie Sambora to playing with bar band Uncle Funk," added Levin. "It's well known to be home of serious rock fans, and an especially receptive place for progressive rock."

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Live review: PGS LIVE!!

Japanese review & pix from 1st show in Tokyo.

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April 09, 2006

DJ SNOOPY

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いよいよ明日からジャパン・ツアーがスタートするボン・ジョヴィ。今日リッチーにインタヴューしました。左腕がとても痛々しいでしょ。バスルームで滑ったんだって・・・・・。今でもかなり痛いようだけど、日本のファンのためにがんばるって!ミセス・サンボラ募集中って言ってた・・・。目立たないように、手を挙げてみた・・・(笑)追記今日のライヴでは、ギブスをはずしていました・・・・涙・・・・・。2006/4/8(Sat) ...No.52

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April 08, 2006

NJ Tourism Turns to Bon Jovi

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - April 7, 2006 - Tourism officials hope Bon Jovi will lure visitors to the Garden State.
The group's current hit, "Who Says You Can't Go Home," will be featured on T-V commercials that will begin airing in New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland later this month.
Singer Jon Bon Jovi, who grew up in Sayreville, and bandmate and songwriter Richie Sambora waived their royalty fees for the song.
Governor Corzine says the ad campaign will be fun and focused on the positive.

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Despite Sambora's broken arm...

Guitarist Richie Sambora fell in his Los Angeles home and fractured his left arm in two places last month. Bon Jovi said Sambora will be able to play the Japan dates, but he may have to cradle the guitar sitting down, and has been experimenting with putting the strap over his other shoulder.

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April 07, 2006

local charities

Items on display for a silent auction and raffle included a guitar signed by Richie Sambora and tickets to "American Idol."

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April 03, 2006

broken arm...

People: Chitchat about the stars

Richie Sambora suffered a broken arm in a spill recently at his Los Angeles home, E! Online reported. The Bon Jovi guitarist won't miss the band's next tour. He is expected to be recovered in time for the Japanese leg of the Have a Nice Day World Tour, starting Saturday. Sambora has one less shoulder to cry on since he filed for divorce from his wife, Heather Locklear, two weeks ago.

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April 02, 2006

Bon Jovi/Habitat

Jon Bon Jovi, Habitat, Sprint & families join at Philadelphia Soul home-game to celebrate upcoming completion of constructio
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April 01, 2006

Richie Sambora's Tough Break

Bon Jovi guitarist breaks left arm.

-- As if going through a divorce wasn't bad enough, Richie Sambora got another tough break last week when he fell and broke his arm.

According to the band's official web site, the Bon Jovi guitarist fell at his home in Los Angeles last week and broke his left arm.

Sambora's arm was treated and will be in a sling but, in true superstar fashion, he'll still perform when Bon Jovi kicks off the Japanese stadium leg of their "Have A Nice Day World Tour" on April 8th.

Sambora's arm will be fully recovered by the time Bon Jovi starts their European tour in May. No shows will be cancelled.

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March 30, 2006

Help A Local Band Make It Big With Bon Jovi

A local band is hoping to make it big, all they need is a little help from you.� We're talking about the band, After August.� They won the spot to be the opening band for Bon Jovi back in February at the Bi-Lo Center, and now they have the chance to make even more dreams come true and take their music all the way to New York.

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March 16, 2006

Bon Jovi's Duet With Jennifer Nettles Hits the Country Top 10

Bon Jovi's Duet With Jennifer Nettles Hits the Country Top 10

Keith Urban Previously Recorded a Version of "Who Says You Can't Go Home"

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March 11, 2006

Bon Jovi still ‘wanted dead or alive’

Jon Bon Jovi and Sambora had great stage presence. Sambora sang and performed a guitar solo during the song “I’ll be There for you,” which was brilliant.

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Posted by riesambo at 07:09 PM |

Bon Jovi gives fans what they want

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Sambora has some moves of his own, those of a gum-chewing guitar god. Clad early on in his uniform of gaucho-style hat, long coat and large cross around the neck, the 46-year-old Sambora crafted some nice leads on such songs as 釘orn to Be My Baby� and 的'll Sleep When I'm Dead.�

Sambora knows his way around finger-blurring speed leads, and while some might contend that many of his solos sound similar, the screaming fans in Glendale certainly wouldn't be counted among those critics.

Sambora brought the house down when he took center stage to sing the early hit, 的'll Be There for You.� He sang and played with such passion that it's hard to imagine he's been performing the song since 1988.

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Bon Jovi rocks Glendale Arena

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora was “punk’d” Thursday night during the band’s encore at Glendale Arena. Halfway through the group’s countrified rendition of their new single, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” a man dressed in a furry dog costume bounded across the stage and wrapped himself around a shocked Sambora’s leg.

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March 09, 2006

41st annual Academy of Country Music Awards nominees

Vocal Event of the Year

"I Play Chicken With the Train" -- Cowboy Troy and Big & Rich
Producers: Big Kenny, John Rich and Paul Worley
Record Label: Warner Bros. Records / Raybaw
"Like We Never Loved at All" -- Faith Hill With Tim McGraw
Producers: Faith Hill and Dann Huff
Record Label: Warner Bros. Records
"When I Get Where I'm Going" -- Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton
Producers: Chris DuBois and Frank Rogers
Record Label: Arista Nashville
"Who Says You Can't Go Home" -- Bon Jovi With Jennifer Nettles
Producers: Jon Bon Jovi, Dann Huff, Richie Sambora and John Shanks
Record Label: The Island Def Jam Music Group

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March 08, 2006

Bon Jovi keeps it simple, and that's how fans like it

A tried-and-true blend of power-pop hooks and smoldering looks leaves 'em happy at a packed Staples Center show.

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Bon Jovi returns to glory days in Seattle show

Bon Jovi went in and out in a blaze of glory Monday night.

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March 07, 2006

Say what? (^o^)

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Say what? Misheard lyrics provide a good laugh

Zipping through traffic, windows cranked down, radio cranked up, I heard the opening guitar of Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer," a song I've been singing for 20 years, and prepared to let loose. After hunky Jon whispered that ''Once upon a time...'' preface, I threw my giant head back and screamed the song's first famous line:

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March 06, 2006

Giving ’80s glam rock a good name

The band sounded amazing and the consensus was that Jon Bon Jovi is aging well and does not look 44, but the rest of the band has kind of let themselves go. Richie Sambora was looking a little jowly and the drummer had flabby arms. But it was a good show nonetheless.

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March 04, 2006

HAVE A NICE GIG 2

Bon Jovi has been telling hundreds of American bands to "Have a Nice Gig."

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March 03, 2006

Jon Bon Jovi lifts otherwise disappointing show in San Jose

Jon Bon Jovi lifts otherwise disappointing show in San Jose
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Jody wins battle to open for Bon Jovi at Giants’ Stadium

Jody wins battle to open for Bon Jovi at Giants’ Stadium

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February 28, 2006

HAVE A NICE GIG

DETROIT’S OWN JODY RAFFOUL BAND WINS BON JOVI’S “HAVE A NICE GIG” OPENING ACT COMPETITION

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February 25, 2006

Loyal Bon Jovi fans have hair-raising nice day

The hair may be smaller, but the bravado was as towering as ever.

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Bon Jovi's rock recipe pleases fans

"After you come see this band live, you're going to be converted," Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora said late last year.

Um . . . got any other suggestions?

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February 23, 2006

Bona fide Bon Jovi

Bona fide Bon Jovi Band points to its longevity, new CD as the real deal
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February 22, 2006

Wembley...

Hair rockers Bon Jovi may have to cancel their prospective gigs at the new Wembley Stadium because the venue may not be ready in time.

Bon Jovi had originally scheduled the gigs for June 10 and 11, however Multiplex, the company building the new stadium, have been struggling for some time to get the stadium ready for its planned completion date.

Furthermore, several major sporting events including the FA Cup final have been moved to alternative locations.

Fans will have to live on a prayer until a further announcement is made.

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February 20, 2006

Daytona 500

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora performs prior to the Daytona 500 February 19, 2006 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Ralph Notaro/Getty Images)

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February 18, 2006

Good Lyrics and Strong Ballads Keep Bon Jovi on Top of Charts

theledger.com Good Lyrics and Strong Ballads Keep Bon Jovi on Top of Charts

Twenty years later, rockers still drawing sold-out crowds.

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From steel horses to honky-tonks

Bon Jovi hits a country crossroad

With more than 100 million records sold during a two-decade career, it's been proven time and again that the members of Bon Jovi know how to expand their audience.

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Posted by riesambo at 08:51 PM |

February 17, 2006

Out of the shadow

The spotlight shines on Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora after years playing guitar behind the band's famous leader.
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February 06, 2006

I Am Mad At Bon Jovi

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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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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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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 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.

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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.

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Bon Jovi fills the bill

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

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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 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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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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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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BON JOVI NJ SONG DONATION STALLED

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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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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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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December 27, 2005

You can't take Jersey out of Bon Jovi

"Have a Nice Day," the band's ninth studio album, sounds like classic Bon Jovi with additional harmonies by guitarist Richie Sambora and other band mates.

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December 24, 2005

Bon Jovi suffers from no point, and no good tunes

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I can also tell you guitarist Richie Sambora is a dead ringer for Motley Crue's Tommy Lee, only Richie looks healthier. That may explain why his current wife, Heather Locklear, left Tommy and married Richie years ago. I also noticed Jon Bon Jovi looks more and more like Heather Locklear with his blonde shag haircut. When Jon and Richie sang into the same microphone for the duet "I'll be there for you" it really was more creepy than endearing. Let's put it this way: Mick and Keith don't sing "Wild Horses" into the same mic and Steve and Joe don't sing "Sweet Emotion" that way, either. But as the title of that old Knack album proclaimed, "The little girls understand."

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December 22, 2005

Bon Jovi shows Jersey pride, plays the hits

"Hey, I'd like to apologize for the beginning of "Bounce,' " Sambora told the crowd, explaining a minor flub. "I couldn't see."Sambora and Bon Jovi then harmonized on a low-key arrangement of "I'll Be There For You" that changed the fist-pumping power ballad into something more mellow and melancholy.

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December 21, 2005

Concert review: Bon Jovi

The band’s latest album sounds like classic Bon Jovi, with additional harmonies by guitarist Richie Sambora and other bandmates.

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December 16, 2005

It's Pop Goes the Rocker Again, This Time a Longhaired Alumnus of 'American Idol'

Rock stars, more than behind-the-scenes songwriters, are expected to write music full of oversize gestures and potentially embarrassing lyrics; they're supposed to write songs that couldn't possibly have been written by anyone else. And so when Mr. Bice sings "Nothing Without You," written by Mr. Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and John Shanks, it's not hard to hear it as a potential Bon Jovi song, especially when the guitars come crashing to a halt right before the chorus.

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December 15, 2005

Bon Jovi rocks the Pepsi

ALBANY -- Bon Jovi's show at the Pepsi Arena Monday night had every element of a great concert -- the sound was perfect, the songs were awesome, the fans were way into it and the band, well, it IS Bon Jovi after all.
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December 12, 2005

Bon Jovi gives hair metal a good name

It’s all about the hookup. The opening bands for megawatt rockers Bon Jovi at the Garden Friday night and tonightwereBoston-grown rock acts Damone and Era for a Moment, respectively. How did the lucky unsigned acts (Damone recently lost its RCA deal after one album) hook up with the hoary hair-metal beast that is the ever-popular Bon Jovi?

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December 10, 2005

Intestines, 'Idol,' Baby And Bon Jovi Helped Inspire Bo Bice's Debut

Bo Bice is in denial. The credits on his debut album, The Real Thing, due Tuesday, include Nickelback's Chad Kroeger, former Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora. And yet Bo still refuses to call them his peers.

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Having a Very Nice Day

After more than 20 years of cranking out hits, Bon Jovi is not ready to slow down. Hot on the heels of its latest CD success, the band has embarked on a world tour that makes a stop at the Pepsi Arena in Albany on Monday, Dec. 12. As the tour kicked off last month, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and keyboardist David Bryan spoke to media from around North America, including The Saratogian, during a teleconference about their 'Have a Nice Day' CD and tour and life in general.

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December 09, 2005

Heart, soul and hair

The boys in Bon Jovi were the same as ever Tuesday night at Mellon Arena -- just older.

In fact, the song "Just Older" set the stage for a funny unrehearsed moment. Guitarist Richie Sambora strode to frontman Jon Bon Jovi's microphone to add vocal harmonies on lines about standing shoulder to shoulder and sharing the sort of secrets that only friends can. When he leaned in, Bon Jovi accidentally sent Sambora's pink, feather-accented hat awkwardly tumbling from his head. After the song, Bon Jovi told Sambora, "It's a good thing you're not Tim McGraw."

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December 07, 2005

Imagine, after 25 years . . .

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Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi: I was driving in my car, coming back from band rehearsal, and I had to pull over. I was shocked, in tears. It was a heavy moment. I remember like it was yesterday. It was somewhere around 9:30 at night. I was listening to WNEW in New York. I just got a chill right now thinking about it. I'm a huge Beatles fan; it definitely invaded my brain and my heart.

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December 04, 2005

Stars name their favorite Lennon songs

What's your favorite John Lennon song -- and why?

Richie Sambora: "Jealous Guy." It's haunting, that whistle. Everybody is in that position at one point in their relationships.

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December 02, 2005

Bon Jovi pushes ahead with new sounds

With more than 100 million records sold during a two-decade career, it's been proven time and time again that the members of Bon Jovi know how to expand their audience.

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November 29, 2005

Bon Jovi rocks Mohegan Sun

MOHEGAN-- Bon Jovi rocked the Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday night, playing to a sold out crowd that was as enthusiastic now as they would have been 20 years ago.

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November 17, 2005

liveDaily Interview

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora notes that fans won't find a treasure trove of love songs on his band's latest album, "Have a Nice Day," a rarity for the New Jersey-bred outfit. Instead, as the snarky title track implies, Bon Jovi went with a more aggressive approach.

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November 15, 2005

Years fly by, but Bon Jovi never gets old

What is it about Jon Bon Jovi and band that has kept them going so long, particularly when most of the band's peers are playing clubs and the Ribfest circuit?
Here's a look at five reasons why Bon Jovi still rules in 2005:

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November 14, 2005

Bon Jovi blazes brightly with the old stuff

The New Jersey rocker and his band sparkle like Diamond but focus too heavily on their new album.

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November 05, 2005

Have a Bon Jovi day

A smiley face with an edge sets the tone for the New Jersey rockers' new ventures into social commentary and country music.

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November 04, 2005

Soundcheck : Richie Sambora : Bon Jovi guitarist

ONE OF THE ONLY’80s arena-rock acts to sustain its popularity into the ’90s and beyond, Bon Jovi continues to be a hot ticket. Its new album, sarcastically titled Have a Nice Day, features a title track about “living in the world of broken hopes and dreams” that serves as a response to the last presidential election. It will likely join “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Wanted Dead or Alive” and “You Give Love a Bad Name” as one of the band’s more popular anthems, something that’s not lost on guitarist Richie Sambora, who recently phoned from his California home. — Jeff Niesel
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November 03, 2005

Bon Jovi mixes old, new, treats 'em right in D.M.

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Strip away the flashy trappings of an arena rock show, provide the rock god nothing but an acoustic guitar and a microphone, and still he should be able to captivate the audience.

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Bon Jovi in Des MoinesBon Jovi kicked off its international "Have aNice Day" tour at Wells Fargo Arena inDes Moines Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, playingto a sold out crowd of about 15,500.

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Bon Jovi's latest CD has Bob Dylan flavor

The five boys from Jersey set a personal best with the September release of their ninth studio album, "Have a Nice Day." Debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, Bon Jovi's "Have a Nice Day" marked the best-ever first week of sales for the group, selling over 200,000 units.

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Posted by riesambo at 10:22 AM |

November 02, 2005

Soundcheck : Richie Sambora : Bon Jovi guitarist

ONE OF THE ONLY’80s arena-rock acts to sustain its popularity into the ’90s and beyond, Bon Jovi continues to be a hot ticket. Its new album, sarcastically titled Have a Nice Day, features a title track about “living in the world of broken hopes and dreams” that serves as a response to the last presidential election. It will likely join “Livin’ on a Prayer,” “Wanted Dead or Alive” and “You Give Love a Bad Name” as one of the band’s more popular anthems, something that’s not lost on guitarist Richie Sambora, who recently phoned from his California home.
— Jeff Niesel

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October 30, 2005

HabitatPhiladelphia.org

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The rain held off for a beautiful day of filming in N. Philly! Bon Jovi, sponsors, volunteers, homeowners, area residents, and Habitat staff gathered ...

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October 28, 2005

Richie Sambora is ready to rock D.M.

'Spoiled' Sambora ready to play

By KYLE MUNSON
WANTED DEAD OR BY DEADLINE

October 27, 2005

It's no big shock when the pampered rock star phones late for his interview.At least Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora had an upstanding, iron-clad excuse when he rang earlier this month.He had to attend a parent-teacher conference for his daughter Ava Elizabeth, a third-grader.

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Bon Jovi Partners With Habitat for Humanity to Provide Homes in Partnership With North Philadelphia Families

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Documentary-Style Music Video To Be Filmed On-Site for "Who Says You Can't Go Home," - Bon Jovi's 2nd Single From New Album, HAVE A NICE DAY (Island Records)

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October 23, 2005

Bon Jovi sets up more shows, ticket on-sales

As sold-out shows continue to stack up for Bon Jovi (tickets | music)'s forthcoming tour, the New Jersey rockers have loaded the schedule with a slew of new 2006 concerts.

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October 19, 2005

Bon Jovi Eyeing Show On Military Base

Sambora recently showed his support for the troops by performing at "Rockin' the Corps," which was taped in the spring at Camp Pendleton and is out now on CD/DVD. Among the other performers were Destiny's Child, Hootie & the Blowfish, Godsmack, Ted Nugent, KISS and Cedric the Entertainer.

"My father-in-law was a U.S. Marine Colonel and he was stationed on the base that we played at," Sambora says. "There were about 68,000 Marines and families. We were raising money because when these kids go away and then come home in a body bag, their family gets $12,000 and they get kicked off the base a month later."

While Sambora says Bon Jovi currently has plans to tour through next summer in support of the Island album "Have a Nice Day," the guitarist is already planning on recording his third solo album sometime next year.

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October 18, 2005

Fashion Rocks Benefit

The Prince's Trust
Swarovski Fashion Rocks

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US singer Bon Jovi , second from left, arrives with fellow band members at the Swarovski Fashion Rocks for the Prince's Trust in Monaco, Monday,Oct. 17, 2005. From left is David Bryan, Bon Jovi, Tico Torres and Richie Sambora .

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October 17, 2005

BON JOVI OFFER ROLLING STONES OPENING SLOT

BON JOVI have cheekily offered THE ROLLING STONES a support slot at their concert opening London's brand new Wembley Stadium, after beating the rock veterans to land the gig.
The selection of US band Bon Jovi over the British Stones to be the first group to play the UK's most prestigious stadium on 11 June next year (06) surprised music industry insiders.
But singer JON BON JOVI doesn't mind allowing the SIR MICK JAGGER-fronted veterans support his band at the concert.
He says, "Well, it's booked, but if they really want to open the venue, they can go on before us.
"I think that's a great idea."
Bon Jovi were also the final act to play the historic venue prior to its demolition.

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Yahoo! News Photo : Nokia Theather

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Music group Bon Jovi is photographed at the Nokia Theather in New York on September 19, 2005. From left is David Bryan, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Tico Torres. Bon Jovi's new album is titled 'Have A Nice Day.'

JBJ interview @ msnbc.msn.com

Group tries nontraditional songs on new release

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October 16, 2005

Irish coach Weis asks crowd to keep it loud

Throughout the day, rumors ran from the Grotto to at least one Chicago radio station that Weis had convinced fellow Jersey-ites Bruce Springsteen and/or Jon Bon Jovi to appear at the assembly. One South Bend TV station went so far as to report that Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora had ''definitely'' been seen near Touchdown Jesus at midday. Apparently not.

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October 13, 2005

Les Paul Keeps Rocking at Age 90

At age 90, the man who developed the solid-body electric guitar has finally released his first rock album, "Les Paul & Friends: American Made, World Played" — which is remarkable considering that he is a longtime inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He appears with Frampton, Beck, Clapton, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora and other guitar legends on the new CD.