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Richie Sambora Debuts 'Optimistic' Anti-Drug Song

May 28, 2014

Richie Sambora has written a new song, "Lighthouse," that he hopes will help people with their drug addiction. The Bon Jovi guitarist debuted the tune at an event designed to raise awareness about heroin and painkiller abuse in a high school...

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Bon Jovi Celebrate Three Decades With ‘New Jersey’ Reissue

May 20, 2014

Bon Jovi will celebrate 30 years of living in sin with a massive catalog reissue campaign that kicks off July 1st with a remastered edition of their 1988 album, New Jersey. That record, which reached Number One on the Top 200, contained five singles,...

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What's the Greatest Hair Metal Song?

January 31, 2014

This was a dark week for fans of 1980s hair metal. Mötley Crüe not only announced a farewell tour, they even signed a legal document mandating they can never reunite again. We don't know what sort of rock and roll court will enforce this agreement...

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Madonna Leads List of Top-Earning Musicians

November 20, 2013

Madonna is the highest-paid musician in the world for 2013, according to a new ranking in Forbes, besting runner-up Lady Gaga by $45 million. Madonna has made an estimated $125 million over the past year, the majority of which...

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Bon Jovi Drummer Goes Under the Knife

September 23, 2013

Tico Torres has undergone a second emergency surgery in two weeks, this time to remove his gall bladder. According to The Guardian, Bon Jovi are now going ahead with scheduled shows with Rich Scannella filling in on drums while Torres recovers. The band...

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Obama Enlists Bon Jovi, Alicia Keys to Promote Health Care Plan

July 23, 2013

President Barack Obama is turning to big names in entertainment for help promoting his health care plan: he's seeking assistance from the likes of Bon Jovi, Alicia Keys, Oprah Winfrey, Amy Poehler, Jennifer Hudson, Michael Cera and more, The Associated...

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Gaga Named Forbes' Most Powerful Musician

June 26, 2013

It's been a pretty quiet 2013 for Lady Gaga following her tour-ending hip surgery, but she has some good news to celebrate: Forbes has named her the most powerful musician in the world. Women Who Rock: In the Pages of Rolling Stone Mother Monster earned...

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Richie Sambora to Sit Out Remainder of Bon Jovi Tour

April 3, 2013

Richie Sambora won't be joining Bon Jovi tonight in Edmonton, Alberta, or on any of the rest of the dates the band has scheduled through April 25th on its "Because We Can Tour." Bon Jovi cited "personal issues" on their website as the reason...

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Bon Jovi's New Album: 'A Big Rock Record' With Social Commentary

January 23, 2013

Bon Jovi says their next album will be a "big rock record" that will feature "a lot of social commentary." Speaking at a press conference in London on Wednesday, Jon Bon Jovi said What About Now, due March 26th, documents a "moment in time – a post-first-term...

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Nirvana Reunites, Plus 10 Other Great Moments From '12-12-12'

December 13, 2012

Closing out a six-hour concert that featured sets by Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, the Who, the Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, Bon Jovi and Kanye West is no easy feat, even for Paul McCartney. Opening with a blazing rendition of "Helter Skelter" is a...

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Eddie Vedder, Bon Jovi, Dave Grohl Join 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Lineup

November 27, 2012

Dave Grohl, Eddie Vedder and Bon Jovi have been added to the all-star bill for the "12-12-12" Hurricane Sandy benefit happening December 12th at Madison Square Garden to raise money for the Robin Hood Relief Fund. Jon Bon Jovi was already set to...

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Swift, Chesney Top Billboard's Money-Maker List

March 11, 2014

Taylor Swift owned the top spot of Billboard's highest-paid musicians of 2013, raking in $39,699,576.60, which was plenty to best second and third place finishers Kenny Chesney and Justin Timberlake who earned $32,956,240.70 and $31,463,297.03. Using...

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Bon Jovi's 'Livin' on a Prayer' Is Back on the Charts

November 21, 2013

It's been 26 years since Bon Jovi's mega-anthem "Livin' on a Prayer" topped the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks, and while Tommy and Gina may have stayed at Number One in your heart in the interim, the band's 1986 single returned to the chart this week...

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Bon Jovi Drummer Rejoins Tour After Surgeries

October 10, 2013

Tico Torres has rejoined his Bon Jovi bandmates on tour following back-to-back emergency surgeries. The drummer underwent emergency gall bladder surgery on September 20th after requiring an emergency appendectomy in Mexico City a little...

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Bon Jovi's Tico Torres Has Appendix Out

September 12, 2013

Yet another wrench has been thrown in Bon Jovi's touring plans: the band has postponed a handful of shows after drummer Tico Torres required emergency surgery to remove his appendix, The Associated Press reports. Torres checked into the American...

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Jon Bon Jovi Makes $1 Million Donation for Sandy Relief

July 9, 2013

Jon Bon Jovi returned to his hometown of Sayreville, New Jersey to donate $1 million to the New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, a charity that aids those effected by last year's hurricane, Billboard reports. The Sandy Relief Fund is helmed by the...

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Paul McCartney Tops List of Richest U.K. Musicians

April 11, 2013

Paul McCartney has once again topped the Sunday Times' Rich List, a rundown of Britain's wealthiest musicians, according to The Associated Press. In a list to be published this weekend, the Sunday Times estimated that the ex-Beatle shares a...

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On the Charts: David Bowie and Bon Jovi Debut Strong

March 20, 2013

WINNER OF THE WEEK: David Bowie. Yes, technically, Bon Jovi's What About Now is Number One (95,000 copies sold) and Bowie's The Next Day (85,000) is Number Two. But be honest – given the choice, would you rather write 174 words about Bon Jovi or...

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First $50 Million From '12-12-12' Benefit Ready for Distribution

December 19, 2012

The organization channeling money raised by last week's "12-12-12" Hurricane Sandy benefit concert is ready to begin distributing the first $50 million to various groups aiding victims of the late October storm that devastated parts of New York,...

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Update: Paul McCartney to Lead Nirvana Reunion at 12-12-12 Concert

December 12, 2012

Paul McCartney will close out tonight's 12-12-12 Sandy benefit concert by performing with "Dave Grohl and Friends" as well as Diana Krall, according to an official rundown of the show. Widespread reports suggest that Grohl's "friends" will include Krist...

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