Bon Jovi: It's Alright!

Ok, most die hard Bon Jovi fans HATE Who Says You Can't Go Home for various reasons.  Jon loves that song more than anything so it's not going away anytime soon.

*sobs*  I know, it upsets me too.

Here's how we can get through the song together.

Your Mission:  
Go to a Bon Jovi concert
Count how many times Jon says "It's Alright"
Post to Twitter or Facebook
It's that easy.

If you want to make it more interesting place bets with your friends at the show, closest one to the number (higher or lower) gets the cash.

In case you are interested MissMarieJosee said there were 22 "It's Alright!"s at the show in Montreal.

Have fun

Bon Jovi: Live in the Chicago Area? Wanna see Bon Jovi for free? Wanna stay at the Red Roof Inn?

Majic 95.1 welcomes Bon Jovi to Chicago March 9th and we are sending you there FREE! Three chances every day to win concert tickets and an overnight stay at the Red Roof Inn, downtown Chicago right on the Magnificent Mile! Take Majic to Work and win! Starts Monday (2/21)…


Uh oh, I better tuck in my shirt and pull up my pants my sarcasm is showing. 

Out of all the hotels in Chicago they have to put you up at the Red Roof Inn & they have to advertise it?


Good luck if you live in Chicago and listen to Majic 95.1.

Bon Jovi: Something funny

I think we can all have a good laugh or a grin with this one:

Bon Jovi: Bon Jovi thrills fans at Bell Centre


Bon Jovi performs to a sold-out crowd at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Friday night.
Photograph by: Allen McInnis, The Gazette
There has to be a new, concert-related repetitive-stress injury around the corner. One that involves pumping your fist in the air hundreds of times in a short time period. And when they get around to calling it something, they might as well name it after Bon Jovi.

In the first of two sold-out shows at the Bell Centre on Friday night, Jon Bon Jovi and his New Jersey arena-rockers had 21,000 fists – double that number for some songs –pushing upward along with the insistent 4/4 beats and anthemic hooks.

“It’s” (pump) “my” (pump) “life” (pump) was the makeshift choreography, with an arena full of ecstatic fans taking the song’s carpe-diem message to heart.

It made complete sense, because the crowd at a Bon Jovi show deserves, at the very least, equal billing with the headliners.

The group’s music has, for almost three decades, not really been about musical challenge. You could always hear one of those big Bon Jovi choruses coming from several blocks away. What it has always done is provide a springboard for big, communal moments.

It’s true, simple, heartland rock, ever more so since the group decided to mix a little country in with Richie Sambora’s industrial-strength string bending.

And boy, did the fans get what they came for this time. While it was one of those nights where the no-smoking and fire-exit announcements drew excited cheering, Jon Bon Jovi wasted no time in upping the ante, jumping up on a small platform at the direct opposite end of the arena from the stage to open the concert with Last Man Standing.

After that surprising kickoff, some harried-looking security guards guided the singer across the Bell Centre to the main stage as he tried to press the flesh with fans on his way.

Once he arrived at his destination, he goaded the fans to get out of their seats. Like those instructions were needed – at any point.

Perhaps Bon Jovi’s most obvious gift is his showmanship. He’s capable of strutting with Mick Jagger-esque athleticism, as he did on staggered stage surfaces in We Got It Goin’ On, making sure even those in the crummy seats felt close to the action. Or he can do a pensive pause and drive the crowd even crazier, as he did at the end of Whole Lot of Leaving.

During an unplugged sequence, the four key members of the group – Bon Jovi, Sambora, keyboard player David Bryan on accordion and drummer Tico Torres – lined up on the catwalk and consciously tried to tone down the proceedings a little with three-part harmonies on Something For the Pain and a charming cover of the Who’s Squeeze Box, among other acoustic moments.

But it was the crowd-baiting biggies that dominated the night. You Give Love a Bad Name, Bad Medicine (done as a medley with Roy Orbison’s Pretty Woman) and Sambora’s showcase Lay Your Hands on Me were but a few.

For the dreamers and screamers in the crowd last night, Jon Bon Jovi and company were Jersey’s most persuasive ambassadors of rock.

Bruce Springsteen at his peak might not have been able to sway them.

Bon Jovi: DC is getting an Evening w/Bon Jovi

Those of you going to to the show in DC are getting an Evening with Bon Jovi.

Posted by: Nico Dodd in Leisure Verizon Center

Bon Jovi
Sunday, February 27, Verizon Center ($19.50-$149.50), 6:30 p.m. doors

JBJ and company welcome you to “An evening with Bon Jovi.” For about twenty bucks, you can bring the kids too. Look forward to pending a couple hours looking down from the Verizon Center Penthaus waiting for the band to play “Livin’ on a Prayer.” Last year, Bon Jovi’s “Circle Tour” was the highest grossing tour of 2010.

When I think of the term "Evening with Bon Jovi" I think of the 1996 show in Yokohama, where they did an acoustic set list that ended with In These Arms and then an electric set.  I think many of us have been BEGGING for this for years (since the 1989 MTV awards for me).  Of course last nights show was a pretty traditional show with a REALLY long encore.  I think there were 7 or 8 songs in the encore. 

If you've never heard that show I have it here:  HERE

Bon Jovi: Bon Jovi guitar among auction items at memorial concert


Bon Jovi guitar among auction items at memorial concert. Randy Baker displays the Bon Jovi autographed Carparelli guitar that will be auctioned off Sunday during the Tyler McGill Benefit Concert being held Sunday The Birchmount restaurant. Staff photo/ANDREW PALAMARCHUK

A guitar signed by Bon Jovi will be auctioned off Sunday at a concert honouring music lover and Scarborough murder victim Tyler "T-Lar" McGill. 

The event will raise money for ProAction Cops&Kids, a charity that funds police-led outreach programs for at-risk youths.

McGill was stabbed at the drive-thru of the McDonald's on Eglinton Avenue near McCowan Road on July 29, 2007. The 22-year-old died in hospital five days later.

McGill's mom Carole said the benefit concert will feature a silent auction that will include a Carparelli guitar autographed by all the members of Bon Jovi. "They signed it after their show on Tuesday," she said. "We're hoping to raise over $8,000."

McGill, a self-taught guitarist, played in a band called United during his high school years.

He worked as a carpenter but wanted to return to school to become a graphic artist.

Carole said the annual concert helps keep her son's memory alive. She said the event turns something "so negative" into "something positive (that) hopefully will benefit a lot of kids."

About 400 people attended last year's event.

The concert will be held 2 p.m. to midnight Feb. 20 at The Birchmount restaurant, 462 Birchmount Rd. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door. It includes appetizers and a hot buffet (5:30 to 7 p.m.).

"We've got an amazing, diverse lineup of music," Carole said. "It's very exciting."

Bon Jovi: Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora Hits Fashion Week with Nikki Lund

I saw this yesterday on my lunch break, tweeted it, but didn't post it.  So now I am.

Can I just ask this? 

WTF is going on with Richie's hair? 

It's like he's gotten several different stylists  to cut it and they're not sure if they want to do something conservative or something flashy for a rock star and it's too short and chunky.

Although Richie, I do know a stylist in South Carolina who will cut, style and make you look like a few million bucks amongst other things.  I also know a nurse in PA who will take care of you if necessary but those are completely unrelated topics.

Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora Hits Fashion Week with Nikki Lund 

by Rachel Been, N.Y.
February 18, 2011 3:45 EST
Rachel Been

Bon Jovi
To help close out Fashion Week, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and designer/Secret Crush member Nikki Lund unveiled the Fall 2011 season of their fashion label, White Trash Beautiful, at New York's Metropolitan Pavilion last night (Feb. 17). The collection was a mix of gowns, cropped blazers, and sheer blouses in a palette of black, teal and gray.

In addition to the fashion collaboration, the pair created an original soundtrack for their runway show. "You will hear a song called 'This Could Be The Night Tonight,' where one of the main hooks is, 'Do you like my ass in these pants?'" Sambora tells Billboard.com. "So obviously, the fashion influenced the music."

Sambora will be on tour with Bon Jovi through the summer, but the guitarist says that he looks forward to continuing his musical relationship with Lund. The pair has finished a total of ten tracks are are planning on developing more.
"I think [the music] is completely different. There is no hint of Bon Jovi. It's like gorilla dance music," notes Sambora. "We just wrote a song that sort of sounds like country and the White Stripes put together. Making independent music is a great outlet for me."


Bon Jovi: New Years Eve Spoilers

Oh, this movie sounds sucktastic, although not as sucktastic as the embarrassing crapfest that was National Lampoon's Pucked.

Here are the Jon Bon Jovi spoilers:

By Dustin Rowle

A couple of years ago, the success of the Valentine’s Day film, She’s Just Not That Into You spawned the new romantic dramedy subgenre, The All-Star Clusterfuck Rom-Com, the unofficial sequel of which was last year’s Valentine’s Day. Later this year, another iteration of these movies is set to come out, New Year’s Day, which will star a massive collection of A- and B-list talent, each of whom will do two days of lazy, half-assed film in New York. Garry Marshall, who is directing New Year’s Day, will then take each of the 10 different subplots and edit them into a series of tenuously related shitty vignettes all revolving around New Year’s Eve.

Obviously, with as many stars as these movies have, and with as many subplots that are involved, it’s impossible to flesh out any of the characters or the storylines, so there’s a great deal of typecasting involved. There needs to be an instant connection with these characters because there’s no time to develop that connection, so we have a good idea of these characters’ motivations before we even see the trailer. As such, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out how all the little subplots will work themselves out. All you need to know is the name of the star, the one-sentence description of his or her character, and the setting. If you know that much, and if you’ve seen the previous two films (and Love, Actually), you can basically write the damn films yourself.

However, the casting for each of the 15 players involved has occurred over the course of the last six months or so. But, if you spend a few hours tracking down all of the available press releases from the various trade news sites, it becomes very easy to put the entire puzzle together. It’s like one of those toddler’s puzzles with 15 very large, clearly marked pieces. It’s screen writing for dummies.
That’s what I’ve done here. I’ve assembled the puzzle, drew some very obvious conclusions, and spliced it all together below, no more or less sloppily than Garry Marshall will. I am certain that I’m accurate on at least 90 percent of the subplots, so I suppose — speculative though it may be — spoiler warnings are in order.

This, folks, is the entire plot to New Year’s Eve. Note that, to save confusion, I use only the actors’ real names instead of their character names, although most of those are available as well. Check back on December 9th, if you’d like, to confirm how completely accurate this is.

Recording Studio
Jon Bon Jovi and Katherine Heigl: Bon Jovi, appropriately, plays a musician scheduled to play in Times Square at midnight. However, he runs into an old girlfriend, Katherine Heigl, who is catering an event at the recording studio. They have a brief moment in which they reconnect, but circumstances pull them apart. She returns to catering, and he plays his Times Square show. However, after the show, Jon Bon Jovi shows up at the recording studio, where Katherine Heigl is cleaning up, and he professes his love for her.

Lea Michelle &Ashton Kutcher: Lea Michelle plays one of Jon Bon Jovi’s back-up singers. Ashton Kutcher plays a friend to Jon Bon Jovi. As they are leaving the recording studio, they get stuck in an elevator together. They initially hate one another and spend much of their time cutting each other down. That is, until they realize how well they know each other, make a connection, kiss, and accompany one another to Times Square, where Michelle does back-up duties for Jon Bon Jovi.

Michelle Pfieffer: Pfeiffer plays a bitter, put-upon secretary at the recording studio where Jon Bon Jovi is recording. However, she has a run of bad luck (she’s nearly ran over by a cab) and decides to quit her job. She enrolls the assistance of Zac Efron, who is a bike courier that routinely delivers to the studio. He helps her tackle all of her New Year’s Resolutions from the previous year before midnight. Pfieffer and Efron end up becoming good friends over the course of the evening.

Hector Elizondo: Elizondo is retired, and used to be in charge of maintaining the New Year’s Eve ball. When it malfunctions, Elizondo is called in to assist Hillary Swank. He helps to fix it, but on his way out of Times Square, he has a chance encounter with Michelle Pfieffer.
The Sister’s Wedding and Times Square

The only thing I haven’t figured out yet is what song Jon Bon Jovi will play in Time’s Square.

Bon Jovi: But I thought he only liked Football?

Jon Bon Jovi was spotted by several different sources at the Toronto Raptors vs. Miami Heat game last night in a private box. He watched the Heat (LeBron, Dwayne Wade et al.) steamroll over the Raptors 103 - 95.

One of the sources

Today is the BIG day of the WTB Debut showing at NY Fashion Week, I believe this is Fall/Winter 2011.  So I'm sure you'll see lots of Richie & Nikki related bits in the news later this evening.  Their showing is at 6:30 PM ET at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street).  So keep your Google Alerts open for that!


Bon Jovi: Thank You For Loving Me in Toronto, etc

Honestly, this isn't one of my favorites.  I remember Jon saying back when Crush came out that this would be a #1 (so says the man who wanted Living on a Prayer to go on a movie soundtrack).  I thought it was ok.  But it's nice to hear something different, right?  I mean you don't HAVE to play WSYCGH every night do you?

And here's the Viagra for women

From Just Older.... God Jon... Jesus Christ please wear that shirt in San Antonio, Vegas, Atlanta & Orlando. Not Jesus wear that shirt but Jon.... *pants*

Bon Jovi: Jon (& David) Out & aboot & "Painfully Sober"

Here's some video of Jon in TO (Not Terrell Owens Toronto, Ontario!), and I say aboot because that's how our Canadian Friends to the north say "about".  There is also a Shirley the Poodle sighting.

Bon Jovi: 5 Most Expensive Concert Tickets Ever

Interesting.  I think the #1 person on this list is there because when he played in Vegas his shows were at a smaller theater and the cheapest seats were like $200 a piece.

I have seen the #1 & #5 (OBVIOUSLY) acts live, I'd love to see #3 & #4, but #2 she could do a free show in my backyard and I'd stay at a hotel elsewhere.

5 Most Expensive Concert Tickets Ever
By admin

Have you ever wondered why you have to shell out so much cash for live concert tickets? Contrary to popular belief, recording artists cannot live off their album sales alone. In fact, 80 percent of a band’s annual income comes from touring. They only make a small profit on album sales after managers, producers, agents, record labels and taxes take their cut.

That’s why concert tickets can sometimes cost you an arm and a leg (and why it takes your friends so long to pay you back for their share of the concert tickets).

Here is a list of the five most expensive concert tickets ever, based on average ticket costs.

5. Bon Jovi
Average price: $105.35 (2010)

Featuring Bon Jovi's Hair as the Opening Act
Bon Jovi’s 2010 world tour resulted in $201.1 million gross revenue, which was more than any other band made that year, according to L.A. Times. Nevertheless, the average ticket cost for that tour still places the band at the bottom of this list.

Bon Jovi is well known for putting on powerhouse, three-hour sets, which may be why fans don’t mind dropping their weekly pay on one night with Jon Bon. The band is versatile and resilient, dropping a country album in 2007 to compliment their rock albums released from 1984 to today.

4. Rolling Stones
Average Price: $136.63 (2005)
Made with genuine leather
One of the oldest and most popular bands around today is without a doubt The Rolling Stones. Age is not a factor for them, as they still tour like they did 20 years ago, and they continue to reap the rewards.

Mick Jagger and his crew hauled in $138.5 million during their “A Bigger Bang” tour, from Fall 2005 to 2006. This hardly comes as a surprise with over one million tickets sold to loyal fans who simply can’t get enough of their ageless musical idols. Needless to say, this band already has the next tour planned for 2011-2012.

3. Paul McCartney
Average Price: $288 (2010)

Not Ringo
A former member of the outrageously popular band, The Beatles, Paul McCartney didn’t start raking it in until long after the breakup of the band.

The Beatles’ highest-priced ticket on their American tours was a whopping $8.50 in 1964. Interestingly enough, when adjusted for inflation, that still only comes in at a modest $59. McCartney, however, demands five times that amount now; mainly because he is the last living, non-Ringo link to the greatest band of all time.

2. Barbara Streisand
Average Price: $300 (2006)
Diva pricing

As ‘best-selling female artist of all time,’ Barbara Streisand attracts a completely different target audience than other performers, according to USA Today. Hence, her concerts not only sell out, but they result in astronomical ticket prices for special seats, which in turn drives up the average ticket price.

In 2000, Streisand charged an outrageous $1,530 for a front row seat to her concert in Australia, with ticket packages scoring more than $5,500 on stubhub.com. Apparently, Streisand’s fans have deep pockets.

1. Elton John
Average Price: $306 (2008)
The piano comes standard
Sir Elton John is without a doubt the undisputed king of piano rock, and as such his concerts have never been cheap.

Although he and Billy Joel enjoy touring together, John actually makes more with his solo concerts. This pop music icon sells out baseball stadiums and arenas where ever he goes and fans apparently don’t mind the outlandishly high ticket prices.


Bon Jovi: Happy Single Appreciation Day! Always!

I can't find the version on You Tube with the full explanation.  

We all read into this song as being I'll love you forever... BLAH BLAH BLAH

But Jon explains it a little differently.  It's written from the perspective of a stalker.  YIKES!  That kind of make you look at the song from a different angle now doesn't it.

Happy Single Appreciation Day to all my single friends.


Bon Jovi: Another Valentine's Day Gift For you

All that and chocolates too???  Why Jon you shouldn't have!
So the other day I posted this (click on the image!!!):

Now today I have this: My Funny Valentine

And if you want to save the $4.99 here's a "bouquet" for you:   Here

Bon Jovi: The More Things Change

Pittsburgh night 2 was a great set list!  And you got the 2 new songs from Disc 2 on the Ultimate Greatest Hits!

The More Things Change

This is Love This is Life

Why do cities with 2 shows get these type of set lists this is what a majority of real fans want to see.

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