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30 Essential Max Martin Songs

The thought came to me in a drug store. Or a department store. Or the backseat of a taxicab. I don’t remember where it was, exactly, except that it was the type of place where, in 2015, one might hear Taio Cruz’s 2010 hit “Dynamite” playing in the periphery. That is to say: anywhere i… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 26, 2015 - 11:51 am

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 place over the course of three and a half hours and will feature appearances by 50 Cent, Arcade Fire, Backstreet Boys, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Paul Simon, Fiona Apple, Jack… More »

By: 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 musician overall, a conclusion that should surprise no one after Dre and Jimmy Iovine sold their Beats empire to Apple for $3 billion this year. Thanks largely to that Apple… More »

By: 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 lately, and Sambora hasn’t performed with Bon Jovi for well over a year. But as Billboard points out, while participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, JBJ nominated Sambora along… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 21, 2014 - 5:47 pm

The Week In Pop: It’s Time We All Agreed That Coldplay Is Great

We need to have a conversation about Coldplay. More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 13, 2014 - 4:22 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 for $200,000 is never a pleasant experience. That’s what allegedly went down Feb. 11, 2011, according to a pending dispute in Las Vegas federal court. More »

By: 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 Relief at Madison Square Garden. It should go without saying that my criticism/cynicism here is strictly musical and cultural: Whatever fresh hell occurred last night was very much in the… More »

By: 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:… More »

By: 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. As are Bon Jovi, who get to leave our perpetual bridesmaids list. The other 2011 nominees: Beastie Boys, Chic, J. Geils Band, LL Cool J, Darlene Love, Laura Nyro, Donna Summer,… More »

By: 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 a reflection both of our limited day-to-day resources and the real need there for complete social regeneration. Strange, sad times. And in times like these we’re not gonna goof o… More »

By: 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 estate. Jon Bon Jovi’s weighed in too. No doubt this will all be cleared up soon via Courtney’s Twitter. More »

By: 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 Daniel Johnston t-shirt. Frances Bean’s rent isn’t gonna pay itself, ya know? The game, Guitar Hero 5, was released yesterday and now we know that you can unlock Kurt i… More »

By: 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. NPR.org streamed the ambitious performance of this dictionary rock LP start to finish, adding a chatroom so fans could ask each other what foxglove is in real time. Per NPR:… More »

By: 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 look like.

For the cover story, Bob Guccione Jr. himself gets in the ring with a hirsute Bon Jovi, and luckily the profile, much like The Bon himself, i… More »

By: 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 monologue (Sambora smiling blankly, mouthing “Oh shit, I lost it.” To his credit, intended or not, his bumbling facial expression was sorta funny.) Didn’t look like JBJ was pleased, mouthing… More »

By: 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? Is there some way to call a moratorium? If they could drum up support for Paris petitions, anything’s possible. Listen here. (Via TMFTML) While we’re talking tunes covered to death,… More »

By: 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 reality show Wedding Crashers — made us wanna slit our wrists), it’s just that the talent seems pretty boring.

So Tuesday night, New Jersey’s own Jon Bon Jovi wa… More »

By: 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.

 

Spawn.com also is putting out a Richie Sambora doll. We’d show ya, but it doesn’t involve a powder-blue muscle shirt. More »

By: Stereogum / April 9, 2007 - 10:04 am