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Bon Jovi News: Band to release new single ‘Because We Can’ on January 7th, JBJ receives Golden Globe nomination and will appear on ‘Late Show With David Letterman’
On January 7th, Bon Jovi's new single "Because We Can" will be released worldwide and available for download on iTunes. "Because We Can" is the lead single from the upcoming Bon Jovi album 'What About Now', due out in early 2013. Look for Jon Bon Jovi as a guest on CBS's Late Night With David Letterman, on Thursday, December 20th to talk about the upcoming tour, new music and the experience on being part of the epic 12.12.12. Huricane Sandy benefit concert.
In the coming weeks Bon Jovi will be revealing more exclusives about the single and album that will bring the band closer to their fans than ever before, and will feature a special, never-before-seen multi-dimensional experience. Download the Bon Jovi app now at mobileroadie.com/apps/bonjovi to unlock a whole new world of Bon Jovi!
'Bon Jovi Inside Out', a concert documentary that premiered in movies theaters in late November, is also available through iTunes. Recorded during a handful of sold-out shows at colossal venues -- Madison Square Garden, London's O2 Arena, and the grand opening of New Jersey's New Meadowlands Stadium -- 'Bon Jovi Inside Out' finds the band tearing through a set of handpicked fan favorites. The tunes encompass Bon Jovi's career but offer a heavy dose of 'Slippery When Wet' sing-alongs like "Livin' on a Prayer" and "Wanted Dead or Alive".
Jon Bon Jovi is finishing 2012 on a high note as his song ‘Not Running Anymore’ has just received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Song. The track appears in the upcoming Al Pacino-Christopher Walken comedy ‘Stand Up Guys,’ which is expected in select theaters in the coming weeks, with a wider release on Jan. 11th. Bon Jovi has a history with the Golden Globes, previously winning a statue in 1991 for Best Original Song with his ‘Young Guns II’ movie theme ‘Blaze of Glory.’
The singer’s competition includes Adele‘s ‘Skyfall‘ title track, Taylor Swift‘s ‘Safe & Sound’ from ‘The Hunger Games,’ the Keith Urban-penned ‘For You’ from ‘Act of Valor‘ and ‘Suddenly’ from the movie musical ‘Les Miserables.’
Bon Jovi have announced the first set of US dates, taking them from coast to coast on their Because We Can – The Tour. The tour will kick off in Uncasville, CT on February 9th, treating fans to one-night-only performances in US arenas nationwide, plus multiple stadium shows including a two-night stand at MetLife Stadium in the band’s home state of New Jersey.
Ensuring that there is truly something for every fan, Bon Jovi is offering a wide range of ticket options, starting at $19.50 (plus service charges). Visit BonJovi.com for up-to-date information. #BecauseWeCan
“As AEG Live embarks on its fourth collaboration with one of today’s greatest original rock bands, it is no surprise that they are going to sell out stadiums and arenas around the globe, since Bon Jovi has consistently delivered the goods to their hardcore and new fans alike,” said Randy Phillips, President & CEO of AEG Live. “‘Because We Can - The Tour’ will again showcase Bon Jovi’s immense catalog of hits and some incredible new music from the forthcoming What About Now album and the signature state-of-the-art production that have become the hallmarks of Bon Jovi tours.”
Overwhelming demand for the band’s previously announced Canadian dates has already led to second shows in Montreal and Toronto, and Bon Jovi has plenty more in store. The band will expand their current tour schedule with additional North American dates including Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA; Ford Field in Detroit, MI, and many more.
The tour, promoted by AEG Live in the US, Canada and the UK, will debut brand new songs from Bon Jovi’s upcoming album. What About Now, to be released in spring 2013, loading even more ammunition into the band’s huge arsenal of hits. The group’s return to the road in 2013 will launch the latest chapter in an ongoing blockbuster run which has already secured Bon Jovi’s status as the essential live rock band – having performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 35 million fans. Because We Can – The Tour will make its way across the globe with dates in Europe, the Far East, Africa, Latin America and Australia.
North American dates:
Feb. 9 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
10 - Washington DC - Verizon Center
13 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
14 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
17 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
18 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
20 - Kanata, ON - Scotiabank Place
21 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
27 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
Mar. 1 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum
2 - Sunrise, FL - BB&T Center
5 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
6 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
9 - Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
10 - Columbus, OH - Nationwide Arena
13 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
14 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Center
16 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
17 - Lubbock, TX - United Spirit Arena
Apr. 2 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
3 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
5 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
7 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
10 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
11 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
13 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
14 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena
16 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
17 - Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena
19 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
20 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
23 - Glendale, AZ - Jobing.com Arena
25 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
The 12.12.12 Hurricane Sandy relief concert took place last night at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and it truly was an epic event. It all kicked off a set by Bruce Springsteen anbd the E Street Band, who was joined by Jon Bon Jovi for 'Born To Run', that was followed by a Roger Waters set that included Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam helping out on 'Comforably Numb'. Adam Sandler (with Paul Shaffer) did a fantastic "New Yorker" version of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah', including lyrics that were both comedic and passionate.
Jon Bon Jovi and the band returned to the stage for their own set, and Bruce Springsteen returned the favor on a version of 'Who Says You Can't Go Home.' Sets by the great Eric Clapton, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Kanye West and Alice Keys followed and it all wrapped up with Paul McCartney perfoming Beatles and Wings classics as well as being joined by Dave Grohl, Krist Noveselic and Pat Smear on a new track that we now know will be a part of the upcoming 'Sound City' movie soundtrack.
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Proceeds from the show will be distributed through the Robin Hood Foundation. More than $30 million was raised through ticket sales alone.
Paul McCartney played a set that included the Beatles' "Helter Skelter," followed by Wings' "Let Me Roll It," "Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five," and the newer song "My Valentine" off of his 2012 release 'Kisses on the Bottom.' He also performed "Blackbird," "I've Got A Feeling," and "Live And Let Die," the latter two coming after his appearance with the former Nirvana crew.
Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, told TMZ that she was "not amused" after hearing the news. Love stated, "Look, if John [Lennon] were alive, it would be cool." Love also told TMZ that she was upset with Novoselic and Grohl for calling the 12-12-12 performance “a Nirvana reunion,” because she says that Cobain was the heart and soul of the band.
Paul McCartney with Dave Grohl, Krist Noveselic and Pat Smear 'Cut Me Some Slack' will live on beyond the benefit as the Foo Fighters tweeted after the show that it was the first song off of the upcoming ‘Sound City‘ documentary soundtrack. I would have liked to have seen the guys on an actual Nirvana tune, and was hoping for some kind of all-star jam as the close of the concert, but that didn't happen. The concert was well past curfew, so I understand, but it did come to kind of an abrupt end. I am not complaining though, because it is all about the cause, and I thanks all the artists for coming together to contribute to rebuilding the damage caused to the people affected by Hurricane Sandy. We wish them all the best this holiday season.
Forbes Magazine has released their top earners in music list for 2012 and former Pink Floyd mainman Roger Waters earned more than any other rock musician in 2012. His $88 million was the second-biggest earner overall, with only Dr. Dre bringing in more bank ($110 million)
Dre made the majority (around $100 million) from a business deal related to his beats headphones, but Waters’ income was almost entirely from his Wall world tour. The $158 million came from 63 concerts. Waters has recently announced more open-air Wall shows including one in London next year, so he could quite possibly make next year's list.
Also in the top 20 were rock acts, Elton John ($80 million), U2 ($78 million), Bon Jovi ($60 million), Paul McCartney ($57 million), Foo Fighters ($47 million) and the Red Hot Chili Peppers ($39 million).
Forbes compiled the list from data available between May 2011 and May 2012, including record sales, touring, endorsement deals and other ventures minus management fees, legals costs and tax.
Touring income remains the biggest earner for most big-name musicians. Gary Bongiovianni, editor of trade magazine Pollstar, says: “The concert business had another solid year as both artists and promoters used more caution in trying to achieve their objectives.” But he added: “The good seats for major artists continue to be priced at a premium.”
Forbes’ highest-paid musicians 2012
1. Dr Dre – $110 million
2. Roger Waters – $88 million
3. Elton John – $80 million
4. U2 – $78 million
5. Take That – $69 million
6. Bon Jovi – $60 million
7. Britney Spears – $58 million
8. Paul McCartney – $57 million
8. Taylor Swift – $57 million
10. Justin Bieber – $55 million
10. Toby Keith – $55 million
12. Rihanna – $53 million
13. Lady Gaga – $52 million
14. Foo Fighters – $47 million
15. Diddy – $45 million
15. Katy Perry – $45 million
17. Kenny Chesney – $44 million
18. Beyonce – $40 million
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers – $39 million
20. Jay-Z – $38 million
After recently giving us the richest drummers in the world, Celebritynetworth.com is back with the compiled list for the richest lead singers in the world. It could be obvious to you who is #1, but check out the rest of the top 25 below and the complete list here. The list compiles all information including salaries, real estate holdings, divorces, record sales, royalties and endorsements to come up with the figures. The final net worths come from a formula that takes out taxes, manager’s fees, agents fees, and lifestyle. We can't wait for CelebrityNetWorth.com's next list.
1. Paul McCartney - $800 Million (The Beatles)
2. Bono - $600 Million (U2) - There was a time when Bono’s net worth could have topped $1 billion. Through his private equity venture Elevation Partners, Bono purchased a 1.5% private stake in Facebook long before the IPO. Had the company achieved a $100 billion market cap, Bono may have been the first billionaire rock star. Currently Facebook’s market cap is $44 billion.
3. Jimmy Buffett - $400 Million
4. Elton John - $320 Million (Solo)
5. Mick Jagger - $305 Million (The Rolling Stones)
6. Sting - $290 Million (The Police, Solo)
7. Phil Collins - $250 Million (Genesis, Solo)
8. Dave Matthews - $250 Million (Dave Matthews Band)
9. Prince - $250 Million
10. Dave Grohl - $225 Million (Foo Fighters, Nirvana on drums)
11. Rod Stewart - $220 Million
12. David Bowie - $215 Million
13. Bruce Springsteen - $200 Million (The E Street Band)
14. James Hetfield - $175 Million (Metallica)
15: Axl Rose - $150 Million (Guns N’ Roses)
16. Roger Waters - $145 Million (Pink Floyd)
17. David Gilmour - $130 Million (Pink Floyd)
18. Steven Tyler - $130 Million (Aerosmith)
19. Jon Bon Jovi - $125 Million (Bon Jovi)
20. Anthony Kiedis - $120 Million (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
21. Sammy Hagar - $120 Million (Van Halen/Chickenfoot)
22. Robert Plant - $120 Million (Led Zeppelin)
23. Bruce Dickinson - $115 Million (Iron Maiden)
24. Eric Clapton - $115 Million (Cream, Solo)
25. Ozzy Osbourne - $90 Million (Black Sabbath, Solo)
We now know who the richest drummers in the world are, and it really should be no suprise who is #1. Celebritynetworth.com compiled all information including salaries, real estate holdings, divorces, record sales, royalties and endorsements to come up with the figures. The final net worths come from a formula that takes out taxes, manager’s fees, agents fees, and lifestyle. Check out the Top 30 below.
The 30 Richest Drummers in the World:
1. Ringo Starr – $300 Million (The Beatles/Solo)
2. Phil Collins – $250 Million (Solo/Genesis)
3. Dave Grohl – $225 Million (Nirvana/Foo Fighters)
4. Don Henley – $200 Million (The Eagles)
5. Lars Ulrich – $175 Million (Metallica)
6. Charlie Watts – $160 Million (The Rolling Stones)
7. Larry Mullen Jr. – $150 Million (U2)
8. Roger Taylor – $105 Million (Queen)
9. Joey Kramer – $100 Million (Aerosmith)
10. Chad Smith – $90 Million (The Red Hot Chili Peppers/Chickenfoot)
11. Travis Barker – $85 Million (Blink 182/The Aquabats)
12. Stewart Copeland – $80 Million (The Police)
13. Alex Van Halen – $75 Million (Van Halen)
14. Nick Mason – $75 Million (Pink Floyd)
15. Tommy Lee – $70 Million (Motley Crue)
16. Bill Ward – $65 Million (Black Sabbath)
17. Jon Fishman – $60 Million (Phish)
18. Carter Beauford – $55 Million (Dave Matthews Band)
19. Rick Allen – $50 Million (Def Leppard)
20. Tre Cool – $45 Million (Green Day)
21. Danny Carey – $40 Million (Tool)
22. Tico Torres – $40 Million (Bon Jovi)
23. Max Weinberg – $35 Million (Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band/Conan O’Brien)
24. Mickey Hart – $30 Million (The Grateful Dead)
25. Bill Kreutzmann – $25 Million (The Grateful Dead)
26. Neil Peart – $22 Million (Rush)
27. Taylor Hawkins – $20 Million (Foo Fighters)
28. Questlove – $16 Million (The Roots, Jimmy Fallon)
29: Steven Adler – $15 Million (Guns N’ Roses)
30. Mick Fleetwood – $8.5 Million (Fleetwood Mac)