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Biography of Bon Jovi~It's My Life


Biography Bon Jovi - It's My Life
Bon Jovi formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake 'Jon Bon Jovi' (John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.), guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres as well as current bassist Hugh McDonald. Is a rock band from New Jersey, USA. They have sold over 40 million albums in the United States and more than 120 million albums around the world since its establishment in 1984. 

The band became known for writing several rock songs, and gained wide recognition with their third album Slippery When Wet, released in 1986. After touring and recording non-stop during the 1980s, the band went on hiatus after the New Jersey Tour in 1990, during which time Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora both released successful solo albums. In 1992, the band returned with the album Keep The Faith. They released their single "It's My Life", which followed a second hiatus, successfully introduced the band to a younger audience. Bon Jovi has been known to use different styles in their music, which includes the country for the 2007 album Lost Highway. Their latest album, The Circle, was released on 10 November 2009 in the United States.

Jon Bon Jovi began playing piano and guitar in 1975 at thirteen classes with his first band 'demolish'. At the age of sixteen Bon Jovi met David Bryan and formed the 12-piece cover band Atlantic City Expressway. They played New Jersey clubs even if they are minors. Still in my teens, Bon Jovi played in the band John Bongiovi and the Wild Ones, playing local clubs like "The Fast Lane" and opening for acts known in the area. In 1980, he formed another band, "The Rest", and opened up for New Jersey acts such as Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes.

In mid-1982, out of school and working part time in a shoe shop ladies', Jon Bon Jovi took a job at the Power Station Studios, Manhattan recording facility where his cousin Tony Bongiovi was co-owner. Bon Jovi made several demos - including one produced by Billy Squier - and sent them to record companies but failed to make an impact. His first professional recording lead vocals in "R2-D2 We Wish You Merry Christmas," which is part of the Christmas in the Stars album co-produced cousins.

Bon Jovi visited local radio station WAPP 103.5FM "Apple" in Lake Success, New York. He spoke directly to the promotion director John Lassman, who accepted the song "Runaway" for inclusion on the compilation album of local homegrown talent stations. Bon Jovi was initially reluctant, but eventually gave them the song Bon Jovi had used studio musicians to play on the song "Runaway". Studio musicians who helped record "Runaway" - known as The All Star Review - were guitarist Tim Pierce, keyboardist Roy Bittan, drummer Frankie LaRocka, and bassist Hugh McDonald.

This song started getting played in the New York area, then other sister stations in major markets took the song. March 1983 Bon Jovi called David Bryan, who in turn called bassist Alec John Such (b. Alec John Such, November 14, 1952, Yonkers, New York, USA) ex-Phantom Opera and an experienced drummer named Tico Torres. Tapped to play the guitar was Bon Jovi's neighbor, Dave Sabo (aka The Snake) who later formed the group Skid Row. Sabo was eventually replaced by Richie Sambora (b. Richard Stephen Sambora, July 11, 1959, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA). Before joining the group, Sambora had toured with Joe Cocker, played with a group called Mercy and had been called in to audition for Kiss. He also played on the album Lessons with the band Message, which was re-released on CD through Long Island Records in 1995. The message was originally signed to Led Zeppelin's Swan Song Records label, although the album was never released.


Tico Torres was also an experienced musician, having recorded and played live with Phantom's Opera, The Marvelettes, and Chuck Berry. He appeared on 26 records and has recorded with Franke and the knockouts, a Jersey band with hit singles during the early 1980s. David Bryan had quit the band he and Bon Jovi founded in order to study medicine. While in college, he realized he wanted to pursue music full-time and has been accepted Juilliard School, New York music school. When Bon Jovi called his friend and said he was putting together a band and a record deal looked likely, Bryan followed Bon Jovi and gave up his studies.

Once the band started playing show and opening for local talent, they attract the attention of record executive Derek Shulman, who signed them to Mercury Records and who was part of the PolyGram company. Because Jon Bon Jovi wanted a group name, Pamela Maher, a friend of Richard Fischer and an employee of Doc McGhee, suggested they call themselves Bon Jovi, following the example of the other famous two word bands such as Van Halen. The name was chosen is not the original idea of ​​Johnny Electric. Pamela name suggestion was greeted with little enthusiasm, but two years later they hit the charts under that name. Cover art for Runaway.

With the help of their new manager Doc McGhee they recorded the band's debut album, Bon Jovi, which was released on January 21, 1984. The album included the band's first hit single, "Runaway", reaching Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 followed by "She Do not Know Me" which was a song Mercury requested Jon record and include on the album as part of the deal. Until now, the song remains the only track on the album never entered that Jon Bon Jovi has no writing credit.

The group found themselves opening for Scorpions in U.S. and for Kiss in Europe. In August 1984 the band made an appearance at the Super Rock Festival as a special guest in Japan. However, "Runaway" became a hit and Bon Jovi attracted the attention in Japan. Bon Jovi got the first gold disc for their first album in Japan. The album peaked at # 43 on the Billboard 200 album chart in U.S. and a year after its release, it was certified Gold by the RIAA. In 1985, Bon Jovi's second album 7800 ° Fahrenheit was released. The band released three singles "Only Lonely", "In And Out Of Love" and the ballad "Silent Night". The album peaked at # 37 on the Billboard 200 and certified Gold in U.S. While the album did not do as well as they had hoped in terms of sales, it allowed Bon Jovi to get out on the road touring again. Their first Japanese performances as headliner which had been done immediately after the release of the album and eight shows in total became sold-out all, and the album hit the Top 5 and certified Gold in Japan.

In May 1985, Bon Jovi called places in the UK and Europe. 7800 Fahrenheit peaked at # 28 in the UK and # 40 in Germany. At the end of the European tour, the band began a 6-month run of U.S. tourdates supporting Ratt. In the midst of that tour they managed to make appearances at the Texas Jam and Castle Donnington's Monsters Rock concerts in England. Jon Bon Jovi also did a solo appearance at the first Farm Aid in 1985.

In April 1986 Bon Jovi moved to Vancouver to record their third album. Six months of studio work produced Slippery When Wet. The album, produced by Bruce Fairbairn and mixed by Bob Rock, was released in August 1986 and became Bon Jovi's breakthrough album. The first single, "You Give Love A Bad Name", became the band's first # 1 single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The follow-up single, hit "Livin 'on a prayer" # 1 as well, spending four weeks at the top position, both co-written with songwriters virtually unknown young man named Desmond Child (b. John Charles Barrett, October 28, 1953, Gainesville, Florida, USA), which tracks the talent recommended by KISS frontman, Paul Stanley. The partnership of Jon Bon Jovi song / Child / Richie Sambora Desmond continues to this day. The album's third single "Wanted Dead or Alive" is a major Top 10 hit and still remains to this day, the Bon Jovi "National Anthem".

MTV wholeheartedly embraced Bon Jovi, whose camera friendly good looks and concert videos helped catapult the band into superstardom. With the overwhelming success of Slippery When Wet Bon Jovi had become the worldwide musical superstars they had been dreaming. Slippery When Wet reached number one in Australia, Canada, Norway, Finland, New Zealand, Switzerland and holds the record for the most weeks for a hard rock album at # 1 in U.S., spending 8 weeks at # 1 on the Billboard 200. The album also hit the Top 10 in Austria, the Netherlands, Japan, and the United Kingdom, spending 107 weeks on the UK Albums Chart. In 1987, Slippery When Wet was named the top selling album of the year by Billboard and "Livin 'On A Prayer" won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Stage Performance in 1988., The band also won an award for Favorite Pop / Rock Band at the American Music Awards and an award for Favorite Rock Group at the People's Choice Awards.

When Slippery When Wet was released in August 1986, Bon Jovi was the support act for 38 Special. At the end of 1986, Bon Jovi is well into six months of headline dates in arenas across America. In August 1987, the band's British title "Monsters of Rock" festival. During their set Dee Snider, Bruce Dickinson and Paul Stanley joined the band to perform "We're an American Band". The band finished the year has 130 titles showing in the "Tour Without End", grossing $ 28,400,000.

Jon Bon Jovi was asked what all of that meant astronomy, to which he replied, "Everything is bigger, and it moves twice as fast. You've recognized twice as often. This is bigger, the whole world gets bigger. You have to sell more records, be huger. You get smarter and you understand the business a little more, so the more responsibility you understand now., and you want to make sure everything goes right ".

Following the group's success, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora were asked to assist in producing self 'back' Cher's-titled album in 1987. Jon and Richie co-wrote and sang backing vocals on Cher's single "We All Sleep Alone" and also made a couple of tracks on the album, later going on to co-produce a multi-platinum album Cher's Heart of Stone in 1989.

Determined to prove that the success of Slippery When Wet was not fluke, Bon Jovi released their fourth effort New Jersey in September 1988. The resulting album was a commercial hit. New Jersey spent four consecutive weeks at # 1 on the Billboard 200 and two weeks on UK Albums Chart. New Jersey also holds the record for the hard rock album to spawn the most Top 10 singles, with five singles record on the Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart in the United States. "Bad Medicine" and the ballad "I'll Be There for You", both hit # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album's three other singles ("Born to Be My Baby", "Lay Your Hands on Me", and "Living in Sin") reached the Top 10 and the big hits on MTV.

Bon Jovi even made the news when the video for "Living In Sin" was banned by MTV for featuring some overzealous romance / sex scenes. After it was re-edited and MTV put it in heavy rotation. Bon Jovi mounted another tour around the world that continued throughout 1989 and 1990. They visited more than 22 countries and performed more than 232 shows before the rest. The personal highpoint for the band was their June 11, 1989 sell-out homecoming at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. In August 1989, the band headed to Russia for the Moscow Music Peace Festival. Bon Jovi was the first band authorized by the Russian government to perform in Russia and New Jersey was released on the state-owned record label, Melodiya, a privilege no Western artist ever given before. Monsters of Rock festival was canceled in 1989 because of the deaths of two fans during the Guns N 'Roses' performance in 1988. It was replaced with another rock festival which took place in Milton Keynes with Bon Jovi, Europe, Skid Row, and Vixen as participants.

The non-stop touring was taking its toll on the band. At the end of the New Jersey tour, Bon Jovi had 16 months of concerts under their belt and the band members were exhausted physically, mentally and emotionally. Finally, after the last tour date in Mexico, and without any clear plans for their future, the band members had returned to the house. Between 1990 and 1991 the band members they parted. Fatigue recording both Slippery When Wet and New Jersey back to back, with a world tour that completely after each album, took its toll on the band. The band has stated that there were few if any goodbyes between them at the end of the tour of New Jersey. During the time they took off from the scene, the band retreated to their own interests and showed no desire for making another album.

Jon Bon Jovi recorded a solo album, a soundtrack to the movie Young Guns II more commonly known as Blaze of Glory. After initially approached by his friend Emilio Estevez to lend "Wanted Dead Or Alive" as the theme song for the upcoming Billy The Kid sequel, Jon Bon Jovi ended preparing an all new theme song for the soundtrack of the film and gave his first solo album. Released in 1990, the album featured high profile guests such as Elton John, Little Richard and Jeff Beck. Album fared well commercially and received positive reviews. The title track, "Blaze of Glory" hit # 1 in the United States. In 1991 "Blaze of Glory" won an award for Favorite Pop / Rock Single at the American Music Awards and a Golden Globe, as well. This song also get Jon Bon Jovi an Academy Award nomination and a Grammy nomination.

Sambora, with the help of Tico Torres and David Bryan, released a solo album entitled Stranger In This Town, in 1991. The album featured Eric Clapton on the song "Mr. Bluesman". David Bryan recorded a soundtrack for the horror movie The Hereafter, which is the brightest part of that year after he was hospitalized with an illness caused by a South American parasite. Alec John Such took a fall off of his motorcycle which injured his bass-playing hand, forcing him to develop a new way to hold and play his instrument. Disappointed with the music business, despite his success, and unhappy with the status quo, in 1991 Jon Bon Jovi fired his management, business advisers, and agents, including long-time manager, Doc McGhee. Jon took the quarterbacking responsibilities himself by closing ranks and creating Bon Jovi Management. 

In October 1991 the band went to a Caribbean island of St. Thomas to discuss plans for the future. They managed to resolve their differences by allowing each member to speak about his feelings without interruption from each other. Upon completion of their problems, they walked back into the Vancouver Little Mountain studios with Bob Rock to work on the band's fifth album in January 1992.

Bon Jovi's fifth studio album Keep the Faith was released in November 1992, was "the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Bon Jovi" and marking a change in the band's sound. To promote Keep The Faith they returned to their roots playing a few dates in small clubs in New Jersey where they began their careers. musical tastes had changed in the four years between New Jersey and Keep the Faith. Though industry and a growing audience affinity for Grunge, Bon Jovi's sound morphed itself to work in the music world in 1990, and also the image they change. focused media attention on Jon Bon Jovi's hair. When Jon Bon Jovi cut hair, he made headlines on CNN.

The album reached double platinum in the United States and peaked at # 5 on the Billboard 200. But on the other side of the Atlantic, the reaction is quite impressive. The album debuted at # 1 on both the UK and Australia and reached 5x platinum in Canada and 3x platinum in both Japan and Australia. Keep The Faith was also a huge success in Germany, and sold very well in Asia and South America, two emerging and growing record markets. The band appeared on MTV Unplugged in late 1992, but different from the other episodes of MTV Unplugged series. The performance captures Bon Jovi in ​​an intimate, "in the round" experience, performing acoustic and electric renditions classic hits (Bon Jovi and non-Bon Jovi tracks) and new material from Keep the Faith. The concert was released commercially in 1993 as Keep the Faith: An Evening with Bon Jovi.

To mark the beginning of the next phase of the band Bon Jovi launch an extensive international tour, visiting countries the band had never seen before and headlining stadiums in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. They visited 38 countries and performed 177 shows on the Keep the Faith Tour / I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Tour.

In October 1994, Bon Jovi released a greatest hits album titled Cross Road, with two new tracks: "Always" and "Someday I'll Be Saturday Night". The first single off of the album, "Always", was a big hit. "Always" spent six months on the top 10 Billboard Hot 100, hit # 1 in 21 countries certified platinum in the U.S., sold 3 million copies worldwide and became the highest selling single Bon Jovi. That year Bon Jovi won an award for Best Selling Rock Band at the World Music Awards.

In the same year, bassist Alec John Such left the band, the first lineup change since Bon Jovi began. Bassist Hugh McDonald on "Runaway," unofficially replaced as bassist, with rumors that he had also recorded bass on previous albums. Jon Bon Jovi said, regarding the departure of like: "Of course it hurts But I learned to accept and respect The fact that I'm a workaholic, studio, studio out, stage, stage off, want .. dealing with music day and night, does not mean everyone have to adjust to the speed you want Alec. place to stop for a while now, so it does not come as a complete surprise. "

Bon Jovi's sixth studio album, These Days, was released in June 1995. It was the first album Bon Jovi released after the departure of bassist Alec John Such. Critics responded to These days a lot because they had to Keep The Faith, noting that the band had continued to mature lyrics and explore different styles of music, while keeping the music nuanced Bon Jovi. Jon Bon Jovi has stated that even though the album was their darkest, the band was in a very happy place at the time.

This album hit the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 and managed to reach Platinum status by the RIAA in U.S. but fared better internationally than in the U.S. The album debuted at # 1 in the UK where replaced Michael Jackson's History album at number one on the UK Albums Chart and spent four consecutive weeks participated in # 1. In Japan, the album topped the Oricon chart with sales of 379,000 copies in its first week, becoming then-fastest selling album by a non-Japanese artist in the history of the state table. lead single This Is not A Love Song reached # 14 in the United States, and is the only significant U.S. hit from the album. However, the album produced four UK Top 10 hits. That year the band won the BRIT Award for best international band and also won a MTV Europe Music Award for Best Rock.

World tour that began in India took the band though Asia, Europe, Australia and South America before the band's first show in South Africa. A career highpoint came in June 1995 when Bon Jovi sold out three-nights at London's Wembley Stadium history. With a film crew in tow, this concert has been documented for Bon Jovi: Live From London, a Grammy-nominated video of their appearance record. Bon Jovi visited 35 countries and performed 126 shows on tour day.

After the huge success of the Tour Today, the members of Bon Jovi separated them. But unlike the period following New Jersey tour, tainted with uncertainty, this hiatus was conscious group decision. Members of Bon Jovi agreed to a two-year self-imposed sabbatical from the band. In 1997, Jon Bon Jovi landed the lead role in several films. While he was free between filming different movies, Jon wrote what would become his second solo album, Destination Anywhere 1997. A short film of the same name was recorded around the record release, based entirely on the songs from the record and starring Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Moore, Kevin Bacon and Whoopi Goldberg. Tico Torres used the opportunity to further pursue his painting while David Bryan started writing and preparing various musicals. In 1998, Richie Sambora released his second solo outing titled Undiscovered Soul.

Bon Jovi reunited in 1999 to record the song "Real Life" for the movie EDTV minus Bryan who was recovering from an accident in which he nearly severed his finger. In 1999 Bon Jovi was ready to release a new album, under the "Sex Sells" title work, but the album was suspended and only three of more than thirty songs written were used for Crush. In Real Life music video you can see some posters of this album).

After an absence of nearly four years, during which several band members worked on independent projects, Bon Jovi regrouped in 1999 to begin work on their next studio album. In June 2000, Crush was released as the band's seventh studio album. The first single "It's My Life" was recorded as one of the most successful releases in a decade and most importantly, becoming a symbol of the band's longevity as they prevailed through different changes in the mainstream rock scene with admirable success. This album helped introduce them to the base, a new fan of the younger. That year the band received two Grammy nominations for Best Rock Album Crush and Best Rock Performance Duo / Group "It's My Life". The video for "It's My Life" won the My VH1 Music Awards for "My Favorite Video". VH1 also featured the band on the episodes of Behind The Music in 2000.

Bon Jovi played stadiums in Japan and Europe during the summer of 2000 including two sold-out concerts at London's historic Wembley Stadium, becoming the last concert ever held in the legendary before demolition. That summer the band played to more than one million fans in less than 30 shows. After they returned to the U.S. the band perform sold-out arena tour in the spring of 2000, followed in the spring of 2001 with a sold-out arena-amphitheater run date in America. They revisited stadiums in Japan and Europe including their first date in Wales at the Millennium Stadium. After this they had one more lap of shed dates in America.

Bon Jovi sold out two homecoming concerts at New Jersey Giants Stadium. The concert not only meet the career and personal highlights for the band but the broadcast broke the record ratings for the network VH-1. Main article: One Wild Night: Live 1985-2001 While on tour, Bon Jovi released a collection of live performances from throughout their career in an album entitled One Wild Night: Live 1985-2001. This is the first album Bon Jovi live. The songs are taken from the archives of recorded material the band had been collecting from their earliest days to the right of way through the tour. The band awarded for "Hottest Live Show" at the 2001 My VH1 Music Awards At the awards show, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora surprised a live theater full of attendees and a live television audience with a beautiful rendition of "It Comes The Sun" as a tribute to George Harrison. 

When the Crush and One Wild Night tours were complete, the members of the band had anticipated a brief vacation before work would begin on the band's eighth studio album. But on September 11th, the world changed. A few days after the terrorist attacks, Jon and Richie had filmed Public Service Announcements for the Red Cross, recorded "America The Beautiful" for the NFL and performed as part of the historic America: A Tribute to Heroes live telethon. One month later, the band participated at two Monmouth County Alliance of Neighbors concerts in Red Bank, NJ to raise funds for the families close the band's hometown, which hit the World Trade Center disaster. And on October 21, 2001, Bon Jovi performed at the monumental Concert For New York at Madison Square Garden, raising relief funds and honoring those who worked to save lives during the attack. Bon Jovi also released a second greatest hits album titled Tokyo Road in 2001.

In the spring of 2002, the group entered the studio to begin recording the eighth studio album, the title, Bounce was a reference not only to New York City and the United States' ability to bounce back from the World Trade Center attacks as a nation but, it also referred to Bon Jovi, the ability of the band to get back up again and again, for years. Bounce represents a return to Bon Jovi's "roots" with Richie Sambora playing heavily distorted guitars, gravelly vocals by Jon, keyboard effects and piano by David Bryan and booming drums by Tico Torres. Jon Bon Jovi noted that "Bounce" is mainly a "Jon and Richie album". However, this return to a more sound "classic Bon Jovi", while aid to some fans, also brought some critics that accused the band of being too "formulaic", a criticism that has been directed at the band in the past.

The first single from the album "Everyday", nominated at the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. The band continued Bounce Tour for this album, in which they made history as the last band to play Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia before it was demolished. Following the end of the Bounce Tour in August 2003, Bon Jovi embarked on a project, originally intending to produce an album consisting of live acoustic performances, the band ended up rewriting, re-recording and reinventing 12 of their biggest hits in a new and much different light . This Time Feels Right was released in November 2003. Main article: 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can not Be Wrong

The following year, the band released a box entitled 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can not Be Wrong, the title of a tribute to Elvis Presley 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can not Be Wrong. Set consists of four CDs packed with 38 unreleased and 12 rare tracks, as well as DVD. Box set marked the sales of 100 million Bon Jovi albums and also commemorated the 20 years of the band's first album release in 1984. In November 2004, Bon Jovi was honored with the Award for Merit at the American Music Awards, where they perform a sneak preview of an unfinished song, "Have a Nice Day".

Bon Jovi participated in Live 8 on July 2, 2005 where they debuted a version, the last full "Have a Nice Day", alongside "Livin 'on a Prayer" and "It's My Life". Bon Jovi's ninth studio album, Have a Nice Day, was released in September 2005. "Have A Nice Day", the first single from the album. The second single, "Who Says You Can not Go Home", was released in the United States in early 2006. In the U.S., a duet version of "Who Says You Can not Go Home" with country singer Jennifer Nettles of the band Sugarland was released, they also released "Welcome to Wherever You" as the third single. And in May 2006, Bon Jovi became the first Rock & Roll Band has hit # 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Chart. On February 11, 2007, Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles won the Grammy Award, for "Best Country Collaboration with Vocals" for "Who Says You Can not Go Home". The band also won an award for Favorite Rock Song at the People's Choice Awards with "Who Says You Can not Go Home".

Soon after the release of Have A Nice Day, the band started gearing up for the new 2005-2006 worldwide Have A Nice Day Tour. This tour, being shorter than the previous ones with only seventy-five shows originally planned, took the band on stage and a lot of stadiums around the world. The tour was a significant commercial success, as the group played to 2,002,000 fans, and the tour grossed a total of $ 191 million. The tour was the third highest grossing tour of 2006 taking in just over $ 131 million, just behind the A Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang World Tour and Madonna's Confessions Tour. On 14 November 2006, Bon Jovi were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame with James Brown and Led Zeppelin.

In June 2007, Bon Jovi released their tenth studio album, Lost Highway. This album is the sound effects rock band with country music following the success of the band's version of the 2006 single "Who Says You Can not Go Home", a duet with Jennifer Nettles. To promote the new album, Bon Jovi made several television appearances, including the annual CMT Awards in Nashville 6, American Idol, and MTV Unplugged, as well as playing at the Live Earth concert at Giants Stadium. They also performed ten promotional gigs in the U.S., Canada, UK and Japan. As part of the 'tour', the Bon Jovi were the first group to perform at London's new O2 Arena (formerly the Millennium Dome) when it opened to the public on June 24, 2007. 23 000-seater stadium sold out within 30 minutes of tickets released. 

Lost Highway topped the charts in the United States, the Netherlands, Japan, Australia, Europe, and Canada. The album was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album and the albums first single "(You Want to) Make a Memory" was nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 2008 Grammy Awards. Albums third single "Till We Is not Strangers Anymore" won the CMT Music Award for Collaborative Video of the Year in 2008 Presenter LeAnn Rimes accepted. Award on behalf of the band, as Bon Jovi was not at the awards ceremony. The song was also nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year. In October 2007 the band announced the Lost Highway Tour. Starting with the 10 shows to open the brand new, Newark, New Jersey Prudential Center, the band toured Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and then Europe, finishing in the summer. 

Throughout their career, the band has released eleven studio albums, three compilation albums and one live album, and have sold 130 million albums worldwide. They have performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans, and was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006. The band was also honored with the Award of Merit at the American Music Awards in 2004, and as songwriters and collaborators, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009. On 28 September 2010, Bon Jovi was nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but on December 15, 2010 it was announced that Bon Jovi did not make it.

Personnel
Jon Bon Jovi - vocalist, guitarist
Richie Sambora - guitar, backing vocals
Tico Torres - drummer, percussionist
David Bryan - keyboardist, backing vocals

Album Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
7800 ° Fahrenheit
Slippery When Wet
New Jersey
Keep the Faith
These Days
Crush
Bounce
This Left Feels Right
Have a Nice Day
Lost Highway

Solo Album
Blaze of Glory
Stranger in This Town
Destination Anywhere
Undiscovered Soul
On a Full Moon
Lunar Eclipse
The Power Station Years: The Unreleased Recordings

Single
"Runaway" · "She Do not Know Me" · "In and Out of Love" · "The Hardest Part Is the Night" · "Only Lonely" · "Silent Night" · "You Give Love a Bad Name" · " Livin 'on a Prayer "·" Wanted Dead or Alive "·" Never Say Goodbye "·" Bad Medicine "·" Born to Be My Baby "·" I'll Be There for You "·" Lay Your Hands on Me " · "Living in Sin" · "Please Come Home for Christmas" · "Keep the Faith" · "Bed of Roses" · "In These Arms" · "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" · "I Believe" · "Dry County" · "Always" · "Someday I'll Be Saturday Night" · "This Is not a Love Song" · "Something for the Pain" · "Lie to Me" · "These Days" · "Hey God "·" Real Life "·" It's My Life "·" Say It Is not So "·" Thank You for Loving Me "·" One Wild Night "·" Everyday "·" Misunderstood "·" All About Lovin 'You "·" Bounce "·" Have a Nice Day "·" Who Says You Can not Go Home "·" Welcome to Wherever You Are "·" (You Want to) Make a Memory "·" Lost Highway "·" Till We Is not Strangers Anymore "·...

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