Bon Jovi Plan March Release for New Album, ‘This House Is Not for Sale’

Bon Jovi plans March release for new album

Ok people, it’s time to get excited, because Bon Jovi has reportedly scheduled a March release for their upcoming album, This House Is Not For Sale.

Frontman Jon Bon Jovi discussed the new LP during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, telling reporters that the group’s most recent recordings found them “really going back to the beginning” — right down to where and how the songs were tracked.

“We were recording at different times and different rooms in the studio. That’s not happening anymore,” said Bon Jovi. “We went back to the place where we cut ‘Runaway’ in 1982 – where I used to sweep the floor and fetch coffee.”

“When I wrote ‘Runaway’ in 1982, my viewpoint wasn’t that big, but with every record and passing decade of our career, we evolve. We keep our eyes open, let information in and write about the world around us. We really couldn’t write ‘You Give Love a Bad Name’ now. It was great when I was 25 but not at 53,” said Bon Jovi. “This record is about our integrity. Integrity matters and we’re at a stage of our career where we don’t have anything left to prove.”

This House Is Not for Sale marks the first Bon Jovi album completely lacking the creative input of guitarist Richie Sambora, who quit the band in 2013.

Bon Jovi Reportedly Working On New Album With Eight Songs In Development!

Jon Bon Jovi

Rumors have begun circulating about a new Bon Jovi album in the works. According to one source, the band has returned to the recording studio working on tracks rumored to be some sort of back-to-roots album. According to this source, eight songs are currently in development. “It’s still in the early stages. He’s got security on the doors to ensure no-one hears a whisper.”

While it’d be exciting to see the band going back to their roots and doing more tunes like ‘Living on a Prayer’ and ‘You Give Love a Bad Name’, I’m not sure the boys have it in them after all these years. But for now, we’ll just have to wait and see what they have in store for us!

Jon Bon Jovi’s Wife Hospitalized After Accident

Jon Bon Jovi’s wife, 52 year old Dorothea Hurley was rushed to hospital this weekend after having an accident at home which resulted in her losing a fair amount of blood. It’s being reported that Dorothea accidentally sliced her arm below her wrist open with a knife while she was chopping onions in their SoHo penthouse.

A law enforcement source told the New York Post’s Page Six that the Jon made a frantic 911 call because the cut caused “heavy bleeding” and escorted his wife in an ambulance to Beth Israel Medical Centre at 11.30am. Dorothea received stitches and was released a few hours later.

Richie Sambora Set To Present Tonight On The Revolver Golden Gods Awards!


Richie Sambora will be presenting Album of the Year tonight at The Revolver Golden Gods Awards Show, America’s only hard-rock and heavy-metal award show, tonight! The event will stream live online with pre-show kicking off at 10PM ET/7PM PT on Amazon,, and the VH1 app.

Nominees in the Album of the Year category include Like Clockwork Queens of the Stone Age, 13 Black SabbathHail to the King Avenged Sevenfold, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies Volbeat, The Paradigm Shift Korn, and The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell,Volume 1 & 2 Five Finger Death Punch.

The event will also feature appearances by Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Joe Manganiello, Dave Navarro, Carmen Electra and more – with Joan Jett receiving the Golden God Award and Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose receiving the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jon Bon Jovi Takes SoHo Penthouse Off The Market

Bon Jovi SoHo Duplex

Awhile back, we posted about Jon Bon Jovi’s $45 million SoHo apartment going up for sale. And we’ve now learned that Jon has taken his massive 7,452-square-foot penthouse off the market for now.

The consensus seems to be that the apartment was just priced too high, and even after cutting the price down to $39.9 million this past September, the unit failed to find a buyer.

Leonard Steinberg of Douglas Elliman, who was the listing agent for the penthouse when Bon Jovi bought it for $24 million in 2007, said he felt the home was priced on the higher side.

“I feel certain the sellers and brokers thought so, too, and pushed pricing knowing the owners were not in a hurry to sell,” Steinberg said. “This can work in a rising market, and last year the market was rising swiftly on the high end.”

He predicts that the brokers and sellers will re-list the home in the high-$30 million range – A more realistic figure based on recent signed contracts.

Given that Jon purchased the apartment for $24 million in 2007, even if it were to sell in the low $30 million range, he’ll still walk away with a healthy profit.

Jon Bon Jovi to Headline Howard Stern’s 60th B’day Party


Legendary shock jock and America’s Got Talent judge Howard Stern will celebrate his 60th birthday in style, as Jon Bon Jovi, Steven Tyler and John Fogerty will all be performing at Howard Stern’s Birthday Bash on January 31st. Presented by SiriusXM and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the show will take place at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

Other celebs honoring the birthday boy include David Letterman and comedian Louis C.K. Stern recently spoke about Bon Jovi on air, saying “I am very excited to see Jon and thank him for that. And also one of my heroes will perform that night — one of the all-time greats. … A guy whose every record I bought when he was in Creedence Clearwater Revival, and later his solo stuff. John Fogerty will come by to perform two great songs. I won’t say what the songs are, [but] we’re really excited about that.”

Stern had previously announced that Tyler would make an appearance but did not divulge what the Aerosmith frontman has planned.

“He’s going to be performing with someone very special,” said Stern. “There’s a lot of superstars coming, but I am a huge, huge fan of Aerosmith’s and of Steven’s. I love the way he interprets a song, and to have him there that night performing is fantastic.”

Sounds like an amazing night planned for the King Of All Media. Happy 60th Howard!

Richie Sambora Appears At “From Hollywood With Love”


Richie Sambora appeared at From Hollywood with Love on Saturday, a fundraiser for the Midnight Mission which is commemorating its 100th anniversary of serving the Los Angeles region’s neediest population. Richie has been a long-time supporter of the Mission, and was even awarded the 2012 The Golden Heart Award by the organization.

His performance at the show included songs off his newest album Aftermath of the Lowdown, as well as covers of classics by Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, and the Allman Brothers alongside guitarist Orianthi. The event was hosted by Kevin Nealon and featured Robben Ford, Joe Bonamassa, Jimmy Vivino, Jason Sinay and many more.

Here are a few more photos from his performance:


New Clip from Richie’s Performance on FOX SPORTS

Richie Sambora was up to some cool stuff this past weekend that we thought you guys would enjoy. Yesterday, he performed a fun little tune on FOX Sports paying tribute to San Diego Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers’ bolo ties, which have been receiving quite a bit of attention during this playoff season.

Check out the video here:

Bon Jovi Tops the List of “Pollstar’s” Top 20 Worldwide Tours


Bon Jovi had the highest-grossing tour in the world in 2013, according to Pollstar, with their Because We Can tour grossing $259.5 million this year, the highest total in the band’s career. And they did it without guitarist Richie Sambora, who sat out most of the trek.

Beyonce came in second, taking in a total of $188.6 million. Pink, Justin Bieber, and Bruce Springsteen round out the top five.

There were a couple of newcomers to the list, according to Pollstar. One Direction nabbed 10th place by grossing a total of $114 million, and Bruno Mars wound up at number 17, with $72.4.

2013 set a record for world tours. Altogether, the top 20 worldwide tours took in $2.43 billion in primary ticket sales. According to Pollstar, that’s a 24% increase ($470.6 million) over the $1.96 billion generated in 2012.

There were, however, fewer artists who saw big paydays. Thirteen tours grossed over $100 million in 2012, while just six matched that mark this year.

Congrats to Bon Jovi for this epic achievement!

Richie Sambora and Stevie Wonder Duet at Hollywood Christmas Parade

Check out this video clip of Richie Sambora and Stevie Wonder performing a duet of “Silent Night” at the 82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade.

Richie also played his own set, which included his hit “Livin’ on a Prayer” and the Bill Withers classic “Lean on Me.” The star-studded parade airs nationwide on more than 350 stations in the coming 2 weeks (many on Dec 22 and Christmas Day). Check your local listings or click here for air dates and times. It will also air on the Hallmark Movie Channel on Dec 20th at 5pm ET/PT, 4pm CT & Dec 24th at 11am ET/PT, 10am CT.

On playing with Stevie, Richie says, “It is almost beyond words. He was the guy that I emulated when I was a boy, and he taught me how to sing. It was an honor to meet your teacher. The first thing I did was whisper in his ear, ‘I’m sure you get this a lot, but you were my inspiration as a singer.’ The first thing he said is, ‘You do the first verse!’”