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Bon Jovi In, Radiohead Out in Rock Hall Final Cut

The Cars, Moody Blues, Nina Simone will also be inducted

(Newser) - Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi led the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees. The Cars, as well as first-time contenders Dire Straits, the Moody Blues, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, also are part of the 2018 class... More »

Is China Mad at Jon Bon Jovi?

Bon Jovi's first-ever Chinese shows mysteriously canceled

(Newser) - It seems the Dalai Lama has indirectly led to the disappointment of Chinese concertgoers once again. One week before Bon Jovi was to play a three-city tour of China—the band's first-ever shows in the country—two of the shows were mysteriously canceled, the Washington Post reports. This despite... More »

Angry Buffalo Bars Banning Bon Jovi

Locals don't want him buying, moving the Buffalo Bills

(Newser) - Jon Bon Jovi reportedly wants to buy the Buffalo Bills and move the NFL team to Toronto—but angry Western New Yorkers are fighting back. A group calling itself 12th Man Thunder is calling for all Buffalo businesses to ban Bon Jovi from their establishments, WGRZ reports. What does that... More »

The 10 Most- Misheard Song Lyrics

Starring Abba, Queen, Bon Jovi

(Newser) - "See that girl, watch her scream": British music website Blinkbox has polled 2,000 adults on the most-misheard pop lyrics ever, and the results are amusing. While Ozzy Osbourne, Lady Gaga, and Shaggy topped the list of least-understandable singers, it was Abba, Queen, and Bon Jovi whose individual songs... More »

Weird Trio: Prince William, Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi

Prince teams up with singers for 'Livin' on a Prayer'

(Newser) - Well, this is a musical act that probably won't go on tour any time soon: Prince William and Taylor Swift joined Jon Bon Jovi on stage at a charity event at Kensington Palace yesterday, where they helped him sing "Livin' on a Prayer," the Guardian reports. Swift... More »

Bon Jovi Fired Richie Sambora: Source

Rumor mill in full swing over alleged 'divorce'

(Newser) - Has Richie Sambora been kicked out of Bon Jovi? That's the gossip making the rounds, started by a report on RumorFix . Sources say Sambora was fired from this year's tour because he was too expensive. The 30-year member of the band was paid $2 million a month and... More »

2012's Top-Earning Musician Might Surprise You

'Forbes' releases annual list of highest-paid musicians

(Newser) - The top-earning musician of 2012 is ... Dr. Dre? Yes, the rapper tops Forbes ' annual list of the highest-paid musicians, thanks mostly to his wildly successful Beats headphone line, which also scored him a spot in Forbes' top five highest-paid celebrities this year . The top 10 musicians who raked in... More »

Bon Jovi Opens Up About Daughter's Heroin OD

Calls it a 'tragedy' but says 'we're good'

(Newser) - His daughter's drug possession charges have been dropped , but the gossip hasn't been so quick to fade away. So Bon Jovi himself addressed 19-year-old Stephanie Bongiovi's Nov. 14 heroin overdose in an interview with My Fox LA yesterday, calling it a "tragedy" but seeming relatively unruffled.... More »

Bon Jovi Daughter Arrested After Alleged Heroin OD

Stephanie Rose Bongiovi is OK, but facing charges

(Newser) - Police arrested Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter this morning after being called to her dorm room over a report that she had allegedly overdosed on heroin. Cops found Stephanie Rose Bongiovi alive at upstate New York's Hamilton College, but a drug task force also found heroin, marijuana, and... More »

Jon Bon Jovi: I'm Not Dead

Wanted alive: Rocker quashes death rumors

(Newser) - Jon Bon Jovi wants his fans to know that, contrary to rumors sweeping the Internet, he hasn't gone out in a blaze of glory. A news blog printed a fake report of the rocker's death which quickly spread across Facebook and Twitter, E! Online reports. When Bon Jovi... More »

Guess Who Made the Most Concert Money This Year?

Bon Jovi—and not just in North America

(Newser) - Yep, it’s definitely time to give Bon Jovi some respect : The band boasts the highest grossing concert tour of the year—worldwide. Pollstar ranks the top five touring acts of 2010, via the Los Angeles Times :
  1. Bon Jovi: $201.1 million.
  2. AC/DC: $177 million.
  3. U2: $160.9 million.
  4. Lady
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C'mon, Bon Jovi Finally Deserves Some Respect

Opinion: It's time to give it up for these 'low-maintenance heroes'

(Newser) - Their big-haired peers from the 1980s have mostly faded to oblivion, but Bon Jovi is the most profitable touring act in world—for the second time in three years. "Shouldn’t we finally give the band themselves some credit for the Springsteen-level success they are now enjoying in middle... More »

16 Couples You Can Still Root For

Now that Courteney and David are no more...

(Newser) - If you found yourself oddly bummed over the news that Courteney Cox and David Arquette (and Christina and Jordan , and Laura and Ben ) split up, it’s probably because you actually liked them. So did the people over at New York magazine, who came up with a list of... More »

Jon Bon Jovi Fumes at Forbes

But you can't argue with the mag's numbers

(Newser) - Today in the Whiny Celebrities Department: Jon Bon Jovi, who is none too pleased he was left off of two Forbes celebrity lists. “Jon kicked up a huge fuss and got his people to complain” when he didn’t make it on the Power 100 or the Musicians’ Rich... More »

Lautner to Kanye: You Messed With the Wrong Taylors

Twilight werewolf uninspiring as show continues trip south

(Newser) - Taylor Lautner flipped, kicked, and chopped his way to vengeance on a fake Kanye West, but the Twilight werewolf's presence on last night's Saturday Night Live didn't make it a howl, writes Ken Tucker for EW . Lowlights:
  • "The only thing worse" than Kanye-Taylor jokes "would have been a
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Bon Jovi Is NBC's First 'Artist in Residence'

Jon and the boys will promote new album exclusively on network-owned air

(Newser) - In a move that will keep him exclusively on NBC-owned airwaves as he promotes his band’s upcoming album, Jon Bon Jovi has signed on as the network’s first “artist in residence.” His first appearance was on this morning’s Today show; he has spots scheduled with... More »

At $242M, Madonna Tops Music Moneymaker List

(Newser) - When it comes to overall revenues in 2008, all other musicians took a back seat to Madonna. Billboard notes that the top 20 earners all toured, a move that is bringing in more and more money as record sales tank. The top moneymakers:
  1. Madonna: With more than $242 million, the
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Bon Jovi Guitarist Cops DUI Deal

Richie Sambora dodges jail time for drunk-driving charge

(Newser) - Bon Jovi rocker Richie Sambora may have to take extra care next time he gets behind the wheel of a steel horse, but the axman will be staying out of jail after cutting a deal with prosecutors over drunk driving charges, E! Online reports. The guitarist, busted last month for... More »

Bon Jovi Guitarist Busted for DUI

With young daughter in car, he also faces endangerment charge

(Newser) - Laguna Beach police have slapped Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora with DUI charges after catching his black Hummer bopping and weaving down the street late last night. Sambora took a sobriety test and was hauled downtown at 4am, the AP reports. He may be in more trouble—three passengers were... More »

Bon Jovi: Political Power Broker

Candidates rush to appeal to NJ rocker

(Newser) - If you want to play in New Jersey politics, there’s one man you have to talk to: Jon Bon Jovi. He's a good friend of the Clintons and has held court with John Edwards and Al Gore. Barack Obama’s still hoping. State politicians rush to consult the rocker,... More »

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