Tag: Jon Bon Jovi
Notre Dame Football may have found it's next "Rudy," or at least has found a super-donor Dad! Fox News is reporting that Jon Bon Jovi’s son, Jesse Bongiovi, has reportedly walked on to the Notre Dame football team as a cornerback.
The Asbury Park Press reports the freshman is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 183 pounds, and was a standout at Poly Prep High School in Brooklyn.
“Jesse has earned his spot on the (roster),” Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly told csnchicago.com. “He’s a tough kid.
“The kids really like him. They respect him. They don’t look at him as a rock star’s son. They look at him as a kid that loves Notre Dame and wants to play football and help this team.”
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.
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)
Original New Jersey rockers Sebastian Bach and Jon Bon Jovi, who have had their differences over the years, apparently have buried the hatchet over a bottle or 15 of vino.
Bach told French TV awhile back that his problems with Jon Bon Jovi originated from a contract Skid Row signed with him and Richie Sambora back when the Skidsters were just starting out. In that contract, Bon Jovi and Sambora owned Skid Row’s publishing rights. Once the band hit it big with their debut album, that sold 5 million copies in 1989, those publishing rights were worth big bucks.
“Nobody thought that we would become a big band. That happens all the time in the music industry. Jon was like, ‘We’ll take you on tour, but if you guys make it big,’ then he gets a cut of it,” Bach said. “So I was bitter about that for awhile, but then I realized that we probably wouldn’t have made it as big, or maybe at all, if he didn’t take us.”
Sambora ended up giving his share of the deal back to Skid Row, but businessman Bon Jovi wouldn't. So the distance and distain continued for years until Bach saw Jon Bon Jovi at a restaurant in London while out to dinner with his buddy Axl Rose.
“The waitress says, ‘Hey, guess who’s over in the corner.’ And me and Axl go, ‘Who?’ She said, ‘Jon Bon Jovi.’ And I go, ‘Get the f— out of here.’ He was in the corner. And I didn’t know what to do. ‘Cause we had had words…most of them were mine,” Bach laughed. “So I go, ‘You know what?! F— this. I’m gonna go over there and say ‘Hi’ to him.’ ‘Cause we used to be great, great friends; I had Christmas dinner at his house and stuff.”
Bach made his way over to JBJ's table and the following happened as described by Bach: “He’s looking at me, like, ‘What are you gonna do? What are you gonna say?’ And I was like, ‘Hey, man, how is it going?’ And he was, like, ‘Hey, man?’ And we stood up and we hugged and then he came over to me and Axl’s table and we drank about 15 bottles of red wine, had a great time.” I would have liked to see photos of that. It is surprised that after 15 bottles of wine, Axl didn't make news in some way. LOL - Just kidding Axl