BON JOVI - USA

Bon Jovi - 1984 - Mercury
7800 Fahrenheit - 1985 - Mercury
Slippery When Wet - 1986 - Mercury
New Jersey - 1986 - Mercury
Blaze Of Glory - 1990 - Mercury
These Days - 1995 - Mercury
Crush - 2000 - Mercury
One, Wild Night Live 1985-2001 - 2001 - Mercury
Bounce - 2002 - Island
This Left Feels Right - 2003 - Island
Have A Nice Day - 2005 - Island
Lost Highway - 2007 - Island
The Circle - 2009 - Island
What About Now – 2013 – Island
This House Is Not For Sale – 2016 - Island


  
 
Members

S= Johnny And The Leeches, Raze, The Rest, The Wild Ones, The Big Dogs>>JON BON JOVI [John Bon Giovi] >>The Big Dogs
G= Solo, Message>>Richie Sambora>>Solo, Message – Sidinex, Flip City, Randy Coven, Triumph, The Bushdoctors, Powder>>PHIL X [PHIL XENIDIS]
B= Phantom's Opera, Solo, Message>>Alec John Such - Alice Cooper, Andy Pratt, Bon Jovi, Cher, Danny O'Keefe, David Bromberg, Gladys Knight & the Pips, John Prine, Judy Small, Michael Bolton, Ringo Starr, Mary McCaslin, Rory Block, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Steve Forbert, Steve Goodman, Willie Nelson, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Poison>>HUGH MCDONALD>>Michael Bolton, Cher, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Mary McCaslin, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Poison
D= Phantom’s Opera, Pat Benatar, Cold Sweat, Frankie & The Knockouts>>TICO TORRES [HECTOR TORRES]
K= Johnny And The Leeches, Raze, The Wild Ones>>DAVID BRIAN [DAVID RASHBAUM]>>Solo, Message



History

Bon Jovi was the evolution of various high school acts founded mostly by Jon and David Brian. After years on the amateur circuit success came Jon's way when a New York station placed Runaway on rotation. Success was immediate when the New Jersey band released its debut (featuring Aldo Nova) and Runaway hit the radio. Catchy and accessible, the single launches the band and the future seemed bright. Tours with Eddie Money and Kiss follow.

Slippery When Wet was a smash hit aided by a committed label, crafty management courtesy of Doc McGhee, massive hooks, the exact number of ballads, good videos and a hair-appeal that attracted female fans in droves. 780O Fahrenheit followed and was named after the temperature at which a sample rock melts. The band headlines Bodukan in Japan and opens for Ratt back at home. Album number three is originally called Wanted Dead Or Alive in the press. The LP's artwork censored in various territories for showing too much cleavage. Regardless the album marks the band's breakthrough. Around the same time Jon discovers Cinderella (no not the heroine) at a club in Pennsylvania. A feat he repeats two years later with Skid Row (Gene Simmons eat your heart out!).

The '90s saw the band participate in Russia's Moscow Peace Festival organized by their convicted manager as part of his 'community work.' Alec John Such was fired from the band in 1994 and unofficially replaced by session man McDonald who, in reality, had always played in studio for the band. Bon Jovi weathered the lean '90s in much better shape than its hard rock colleagues owing to the band’s changed style and looks. It was quite a feat seeing how the band was often strictly part-time. Bounce was released in October of 2002 and was produced by the band and Luke Ebbin. The album was promoted using the dubious method of collecting buyers' personal information via a PIN provided with the CD. Island and the band called it The American XS Serialization Program.

Rumours that band members have had to lose weight or get/have gotten fired have always signified a band hell-bent on commercial success. Jon Bon Jovi with his later-era looks had concentrated on an acting career in the nineties. The band had also been Jon's solo band on and off. Although Jon's 'other' solo act was called The Big Dogs.

Bon Jovi's This Left Feels Right was a reworking of the band's hits on acoustic guitar. The CD was released in November of 2003.

The band finished recording its ninth studio album in late 2004 and announced that the first single was called Have A Nice Day. Jon chalked one up for social conscience when he performed at Wal-mart’s annual shareholders conference in 2005. In the meanwhile, the band's rarities box set 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong was doing brisk business in the USA. Have A Nice Day topped at number two in the charts, while 2007’s country-tinged Lost Highway hit number one in Canada, The Netherlands, USA and Germany. Richie Sambora celebrated the success in rehabilitation thereby missing a couple of television and live appearances. Bon Jovi performed at New York's Madison Square Garden on July 14 and 15 of 2008 and at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game concert on July 12th in New York's Central Park. Bassist Eric Brittingham of Cinderella filled in for Poison’s Bobby Dall on the last few shows of the latter band’s tour with Def Leppard and Cheap Trick after Dall had to exit for personal reasons. Hugh McDonald filled in for Dall at the August 25th concert at USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City, Utah. In April 2009, a documentary of the band, entitled When We Were Beautiful, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. It chronicled Bon Jovi's story over the last 25 years while also showing the band on the Lost Highway tour. In 2008 Bon Jovi recorded its Madison Square Garden show in high definition. The result was made available in late 2009 as the Live At Madison Square Garden DVD. The Circle was the title for band’s eleventh studio album. It was produced by John Shanks and released on November 10, 2009. It landed at the number one position on the Billboard charts but fell out of the Top Ten by the week after. Reminiscing about the experience of listening and enjoying music in 2011 John Bon Jovi told Sunday Times Magazine that, “What happened? Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business." The singer was blaming Apple CEO Steve Jobs and that company’s iTunes. Sambora quit in 2013 in the midst of a tour when the band was supposed to perform in Calgary, Canada. Jon would later report that Sambora did not tell him about his departure. The guitarist had a band called RSO with his girlfriend Orianthi and also performed Bon Jovi songs. Bon Jovi replaced Sambora with Phil X again. 2016’s This House Is Not For Sale was the band’s first without Sambora.

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