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Founding Bassist for Bon Jovi Dead at 70
He Was 'Integral
to the Formation'
of Bon Jovi
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He Was 'Integral to the Formation' of Bon Jovi

Alec John Such dead at 70

(Newser) - Alec John Such, the bassist and a founding member of the iconic rock band Bon Jovi, has died, the AP reports. He was 70. The group on Sunday announced the death of Such, the New Jersey band's bassist from 1983 to 1994. No details on when or how Such...

Jon Bon Jovi Cancels Show After Positive COVID Test

Jersey rocker is 'fully vaccinated and feeling fine'

(Newser) - Fans attending an event with Jon Bon Jovi were required to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. Bon Jovi himself could only provide one of the two—he tested positive for the virus Saturday evening, just before the show. The three-day “Runaway with JBJ” event in...

These Are Your Inauguration Performers

Lady Gaga to sing national anthem at Jan. 20 ceremony

(Newser) - The inauguration performers have been revealed. Lady Gaga, who campaigned for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Pennsylvania, will sing the national anthem at the Jan. 20 swearing-in ceremony, to kick off around 11:30am ET, Variety confirms. Jennifer Lopez is also slated to perform at the ceremony, where Georgia...

Bon Jovi's Christmas Cover Causes a Stir
Bon Jovi's Christmas
Cover Causes a Stir
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Bon Jovi's Christmas Cover Causes a Stir

At least some of the Pogues apparently not pleased with redo of 'Fairytale of New York'

(Newser) - Jon Bon Jovi's new sanitized version of a politically incorrect 1980s Christmas hit has the song's originators, the Pogues, feeling scrappy. That's per the Irish Mirror , where it was reported that the Irish rock legends retweeted a message Wednesday referring to Bon Jovi's rendition of "...

Friday's Scene in London: The Rocker and the Royal

Prince* Harry, Jon Bon Jovi meet up at Abbey Road Studios in support of Harry's Invictus Games

(Newser) - As Prince Harry—or just "Harry," as he now prefers to be called —is undergoing his "transition" from senior royal to a "privately funded [member] of the Royal Family," he's squeezing in some final duties. What made it onto his itinerary Friday: a...

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...

7 Celeb Couples Who Got Hitched in Vegas

And some of them are actually still married

(Newser) - What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, unless of course it involves a marriage certificate. And for the 14 celebrity couples rounded up by PopSugar , it did. Seven standouts:
  • Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton wed in Vegas in 2000 after dating for mere weeks. They divorced in 2002.
  • Kelly
...

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...

8 Celeb Couples You Forgot All About

Or maybe didn't even know about in the first place

(Newser) - Ahh, the 1980s. Big hair, New Wave, lots of neon, and these 16 celebrity couples you probably forgot all about, as rounded up by MSN . A sampling:
  • Oprah Winfrey and Roger Ebert went out twice in the 1980s, and it was Ebert who encouraged Winfrey to syndicate her talk show.
...

Stars Rock '12-12-12,' Raise $30M for Sandy

Springsteen, McCartney, Bon Jovi come together for storm relief

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, and Kanye West were just a few of the music and screen legends who raised millions for Sandy relief last night. Appearing on TV, radio, the Web, and in movie theaters, the 12-12-12 concert had a potential audience of some 2 billion, USA ...

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...

Jon Bon Jovi: I'm Not Dead
 Jon Bon Jovi: I'm Not Dead 

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...

Tom Coburn: Millionaires Get $30B Yearly from US
 Top 1% Nabs 
 $30B a Year in 
 Federal 'Welfare' 
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Top 1% Nabs $30B a Year in Federal 'Welfare'

Sen. Coburn investigates massive handouts

(Newser) - They’re already in the top 1%, yet they’re getting government handouts worth more than NASA’s budget. American millionaires rake in $30 billion a year from the feds, Republican Sen. Tom Coburn finds in a new report. That’s three times the EPA’s yearly allotment, yet it’...

At Bon Jovi's Restaurant, Pay What You Can

'Soul Kitchen' lets customers work for their dinner in New Jersey

(Newser) - At Jon Bon Jovi’s new restaurant, you can get “cornmeal crusted catfish with red beans and rice” or “grilled salmon with soul seasonings” without paying a cent. The restaurant aims to feed the hungry—but that doesn’t mean the meal is totally free, the Christian Science...

No, Bon Jovi, Steve Jobs Isn't Killing Music
No, Bon Jovi, Steve Jobs
Isn't Killing Music
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No, Bon Jovi, Steve Jobs Isn't Killing Music

Digital changes aren't all bad

(Newser) - Jon Bon Jovi has accused Steve Jobs of personally "killing" the music industry, but Bon Jovi is just engaging in silly "nostalgia grief," writes Keith Staskiewicz at Entertainment Weekly . In his interview with the London Sunday Times, Bon Jovi fetishizes the experience of a physical record. Because...

C'mon, Bon Jovi Finally Deserves Some Respect
C'mon, Bon Jovi Finally
Deserves Some Respect
OPINION

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...

Jon Bon Jovi Fumes at Forbes
 Jon Bon Jovi Fumes at Forbes 

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...

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...

Bon Jovi Launches Iran Protest Video in Farsi

(Newser) - Jon Bon Jovi has released a music video in support of Iran protesters in which he sings Stand by Me in Farsi with exiled Iranian singer Andy Madadian, reports Reuters. "It's not for sale," said a producer of the video, which was first released on mydamnchannel.com. "...

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