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Bon Jovi Are The Latest Act Banned From China

Bon Jovi was scheduled to perform for the first time ever in China next week, but the two performances -- one in Shanghai and the…
James Rettig | September 8, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Bon Jovi Say Fuck You To Longtime Label On New Album

After 32 years, Bon Jovi is leaving Mercury Records. "It is the end of an era," Jon Bon Jovi told Billboard yesterday. The band just…
Peter Helman | August 23, 2015 - 5:54 pm

Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Jack White, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple Among The Guests For SNL’s Huge 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live will celebrate its 40th anniversary this Sunday night, and the list of musical guest stars is absolutely insane. The special will take…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 13, 2015 - 5:26 pm

Dr. Dre Made More Money This Year Than Any Musician Ever

Dr. Dre topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid hip-hop acts a few months back, and now the financial mag has named Dre the world's richest…
Chris DeVille | December 12, 2014 - 11:37 am

Richie Sambora Reconciles With Jon Bon Jovi Thanks To Ice Bucket Challenge?

It's a social media miracle! Well, kind of. Maybe. See, relations between Jon Bon Jovi and longstanding Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora have been frigid…
Chris DeVille | August 21, 2014 - 5:47 pm

Gambler Stiffs Deadmau5 Out Of $200k For Playing “Livin’ On A Prayer”

Deadmau5 came in at fifth on this year's Forbes list of highest-paid DJs ($21 million!), so he isn't exactly hurting for cash, but getting stiffed…
Chris DeVille | October 11, 2013 - 10:28 am

Watch Nirvana & Paul McCartney Debut “Cut Me Some Slack” At 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief

So last night the unthinkable happened: Paulvana, Nirmacca, Nicartney -- whatever they're calling themselves (Abomination is taken) -- performed at the 12-12-12 Concert For Sandy…
Michael Nelson | December 13, 2012 - 11:04 am

Bon Jovi x Bon Iver = Bon Joviver

The only real question here is how did it take this long for this to happen:…
Amrit Singh | January 24, 2012 - 12:34 pm

Rock Hall 2011 Nominees Announced, Sorry Duran Duran

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has announced its 2011 Nominees and Alice Cooper, Donovan, Dr. John, and Neil Diamond are first time nominees.
brandon | September 28, 2010 - 1:48 pm

“We Are The World,” “Everybody Hurts” Remade For Haiti

It's frustrating when texting "Haiti" to 90999 is the best most of us can do to counter the overwhelming devastation in that country, but that's…
Amrit Singh | February 2, 2010 - 5:03 pm

Guitar Hero CEO Says Blame Courtney

Dan Rosensweig insists his company’s offer to desecrate Kurt Cobain’s legacy was crystal clear and that Dave and Krist should take it up with Nirvana’s…
Scott Lapatine | September 17, 2009 - 4:18 pm

Unlocked Kurt Cobain Sings Bon Jovi In Guitar Hero 5

Not to mention Bush, Megadeth, and Public Enemy. Last week we reported that the Nirvana frontman has been licensed as a videogame character, complete with…
Scott Lapatine | September 2, 2009 - 2:20 am

SXSW 2009: Decemberists Debut Hazards Of Love

Last night Austin's Stubb's Bar-B-Q hosted the live debut of Decemberists' Hazards Of Love, the latest morbid prog opera from a band famous for them.
Scott Lapatine | March 19, 2009 - 11:28 am

OldStand: SPIN, November, 1990

Take our ink-stained hands and join us at the OldStand, where Jon McMillan goes to remind everyone what an honest-to-goodness music magazine is supposed to
Jon | June 23, 2008 - 3:16 pm

Foo Fighters, Jon Bon Jovi Get Punched Just Before Eating (And Björk & Charles Barkley Do Iconoclasts)

This week's SNL got off to a rocky start when a cross-eyed and painful-to-watch Ritchie Sambora lost his next-to-only line during host Jon Bon Jovi's…
Stereogum | October 15, 2007 - 10:21 am

Bon Jovi Covers Leonard Cohen

No matter what ails, Bon Jovi covering “Hallelujah” is bad medicine. Yes, it’s been covered a billion times, but can we draw the line somewhere?
Stereogum | June 20, 2007 - 10:23 am

(Beat)Box Jovi

By now you’ve realized that we’re probably the only people in America not watching Idol. Not ’cause we’re too good for it (we’ve seen that…
Stereogum | May 3, 2007 - 10:12 am

Jon Bon Jovi Is Such A Doll

Now your Fall Out toys will have someone to get frisky with! All that’s missing is that “Wanted Dead Or Alive” cowboy hat.
Stereogum | April 9, 2007 - 10:04 am