Watch as Prince William sings Livin’ on a Prayer with Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift at the Winter Whiets Gala charity ball at Kensington Palace. He’s got the (slightly nervous) voice of an angel at the Winter Whites Gala charity ball at Kensington Palace, but we reckon a few butterflies are understandable!
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According to various news sources, Jon Bon Jovi is consumed with buying an NFL team, and he’s currently angling to purchase the Buffalo Bills when the team comes up for sale.
In recent months, Jon has been spotted with New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, and he’s attended various meetings with NFL bigwigs across the country. In the past, he nearly became a minority owner of the Atlanta Falcons, but this time around he’s aiming to be the principal owner of a team.
While Jon Bon Jovi is a wealthy man for sure, it remains to be seen if he has capital required to meet that threshold of ownership.
Personally, I think Jon should move the team to NJ, rename them the NJ Bills, and change the logo to a Property Tax Form. Finally, New Jersey would have a team that represents the state!
Thanks to an impassioned viral video of a Celtics fan lip-synching to “Livin’ On A Prayer” in Boston’s TD Garden, Bon Jovi’s 1986 #1 hit has returned to the Billboard Hot 100 at #25.
Even though it’s been 26 years since the song topped the charts for four weeks, the viral clip of fan Jeremy Fry performing an intense air-guitar while mouthing the words to the song down the stands helped bring the anthem back to the forefront. The video has been around on the web for a few years, but thanks to renewed viral interest last week, the video racked up more than 12 million views this month and boosted the song to over 5.1 million streams in the U.S. last week, according to the Nielsen BDS.
“Livin’ On A Prayer” also landed at No. 5 on the Streaming Songs chart and saw an 11 percent increase in downloads this week.
If you missed this viral video, you can watch it below:
Richie Sambora has been a busy guy since his split with Bon Jovi, performing at three separate events over the past few weeks. And we’ve got videos from each of ‘em!
Richie Sambora Makes History at 2013 Breeders’ Cup:
Richie Sambora Performs at Melbourne Cup:
Richie Sambora Performs “Dead or Alive” for the Dream Foundation:
Want to attend the Bon Jovi concert this Friday, October 11th at the Staples Center? Hyde Lounge at Staples Center is giving away a pair of VIP, Premier Level seats for the concert, and you can enter to win by clicking the link below:
Bon Jovi has been nominated for Best Tour and Favorite No. 1 Billboard 200 Album at the Billboard Mid-Year Music Awards this year!
Help Bon Jovi win by casting your votes for Because We Can – The Tour and What About Now. Fans can vote multiple times a day, so be sure to vote each and every day!
Award winners will be announced on Billboard.com at the beginning of July.
Bon Jovi fans, get ready, because your favorite New Jersey rockers are coming to a city near you this fall! Bon Jovi has just announced another round of North American “Because We Can – The Tour” arena shows.
Bon Jovi will be returning stateside for a number of shows in July, and then back again for a fall leg that kicks off on October 2nd in Vancouver and runs through November 8th.
No word yet if Richie Sambora will be joining the band on this leg of the tour, but if not, they will continue with guitarist Phil X, who has been filling in for Richie Sambora since April.
Here is Bon Jovi’s North America Tour Itinerary:
12 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
18 – Dearborn, MI – Ford Field
20 – Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium
22 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
23 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
24 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
25 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
2 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena
5 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
6 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
8 – Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
9 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
11 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
12 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
15 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
16 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
25 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
1 – Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
8 – Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
This isn’t good.. Richie Sambora has dropped out of the current leg of Bon Jovi’s tour because of “personal issues.”
Rumors have been swirling that substance abuse might be to blame (Sambora’s spent time in rehab in 2007 & 2011 for alcohol and prescription drug abuse), but sources directly connected to Bon Jovi tell TMZ that “it’s all about a war that’s exploded between Jon and Richie”.
At the center of the controversy are two issues – One, that Jon constantly belittles Richie. And two, that they’re fighting over money.
No telling how this will affect the rest of the tour, but a statement on the band’s website assures visitors that all shows will go on as scheduled.
Discovery Channel’s new seven-part North America series premieres on May 19th, and Bon Jovi’s track Army of One has been selected to be the theme music for the show.
“Bon Jovi’s ‘Army of One’ captures the daring, wild spirit of Discovery’s upcoming landmark television event that presents our homeland as an extreme world all within one continent,” said Eileen O’Neill, group president of Discovery Channel and TLC, in an official statement.
With Army of One providing the intro and Tom Selleck narrating, it sounds like a win to me!
Bon Jovi celebrates the release of their twelfth studio album, “What About Now” with Walmart Soundcheck. With over 130 million records sold worldwide, the band reflects on how they continue to stay relevant in a rapidly evolving industry. Watch their exclusive 7-song set and interview here, and pick up “What About Now” online and in Walmart stores nationwide!
In addition, they’re also running a special Bon Jovi sweepstakes, where you can enter to win autographed “Because We Can” Tour collector’s packs through Monday, April 1st.
Click here to enter the autographed Bon Jovi sweepstakes.
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