Bon Jovi is an American hard rock band, formed in New Jersey in 1983 by its leader and vocalist Jon Bon Jovi. During their early years they were considered one of the characteristic bands of glam metal, a rock genre that prevailed from the eighties until the early nineties.3 Although their success was not immediate, they achieved good reviews with their debut album, Bon Jovi (also known as "Runaway", for the single with which the group was released), which was released in 1984. Texts: Wikipedia
What About Now (2012)
Produced by John Shanks, the album was released between March 8 and 13, 2013, depending on the country (in Spain it was published on the 12th). In an interview with Classic Rock magazine, guitarist Richie Sambora stated that the album was recorded before his solo album, Aftermath of the Lowdown, was completed. He and Jon began to write the songs and, before realizing it, they were already in the studio with the band. "The album is finished and has an exceptional sound. We will begin our tour in February 2013, so we will be on stage very soon." Richie Sambora also characterizes the new material as a compilation of "different elements", but assured the old fans that they will be equally satisfied with the new work.
The Circle (2009)
Produced by John Shanks, the album was released on November 2, 2009, with "We Weren't Born to Follow" which premieres on the radio on August 17. The album was released in Germany on October 30, 2009. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, guitarist Richie Sambora says the album is a return to "rock and roll" and said "It will not be great in some chorus there. Sounds like Bon Jovi, but it sounds cool. We experimented with a lot of new sounds and had a great time working with John Shanks, who is also a very good guitarist, so he and I did a lot of 'weaseling' with the guitar sounds. There are a lot of very good guitar sounds and new type atmospheres in the new Bon Jovi album, which I think makes it really modern. I think people are going to dig, man. And the hard rocks. "
7800 ° Fahrenheit (1985)
It was released on April 20, 1985. The album has sold 2.5 million copies worldwide. The album was released on April 22, 1985 and it shows for the first time the logo of the band that would later be used on all their albums of the 80's. According to Jon Bon Jovi the title of the disc refers to the temperature at which a stone becomes liquid.
Lost Highway (2007)
It is the third album of the band that manages to position itself as number 1 in the American Billboard Top 200 after approximately 20 years of the successful albums Slippery When Wet and New Jersey, and has sold more than 5 million copies, this being the disc best selling Bon Jovi since Crush, 2000.
Bon Jovi (1984)
Also known as Runaway, it is Bon Jovi's first album and Jon Bon Jovi's second. The album was going to be released in 1983, but the edition was delayed until the end of January 1984. The album has sold more than 3 million copies worldwide and got a double platinum record in the United States.
Have a Nice Day (2005)
It has sold more than 4.5 million copies worldwide. Colloquially known as "HAND", it is the ninth studio album of the band. "The title," Have A Nice Day "was the first and last one that occurred to me," says Jon Bon Jovi. The truth is that, originally, the idea is stolen from the frequent talks heard by Jon Bon Jovi between his wife (Warner's sales) and Scheduller Merlina Schilliro (who coined this phrase used universally today). "Obviously there is an ironic sense when you say it. You can say it in one direction and take it in another." The song sets the tone for the rest of the album - there are twelve songs that deal with how to cope with adversity and how to risk enjoying what the world can offer you. In other words, twelve songs focused on a theme that, over the course of a stellar career, Bon Jovi has made his own theme. "Have a Nice Day" is a challenging response to the disappointment that the singer suffered after the 2004 presidential elections. He had campaigned alongside Democratic candidate John Kerry. But for Bon Jovi the song rises with a chorus that recommends a renewed conviction in the face of setbacks, suggests optimism against the opposition, moral foundations must prevail despite the consequences: "I ain't gonna do what I don't want to / I'm gonna live my life ... When the world gets in my face, I say / Have a nice day! " ("I will not do what I do not want to do / I will live my life ... When the world hits my face, I say / Have a good day"). For guitarist Richie Sambora, the raw sound of songs like "Have a Nice Day", "Last Man Standing" and "I Am" is a celebration of another recent social movement: the resurgence of true rock and roll. "This album continues the evolution of Bon Jovi, obviously," he says, "but the idea of making a bigger rock and roll album was on my mind. I wanted to capture the essence of this band, almost like a live concert. because that's where our talent lies. That's what I was trying to do. I really wanted to be aggressive, I felt we could do it now. "
It is the tenth disc of Bon Jovi and the tenth third of Jon Bon Jovi, inspired by the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, on September 11, 2001.
It was released on Island Records on June 13, 2000, marks the return of the band after 5 years of silence. The album has sold 12 million copies worldwide. In this album the band took a more commercial and Pop / Rock oriented sound.
Keep The Faith (1992)
It was released to the market by Mercury Records on November 3, 1992. After New Jersey (1988), all members of the band ventured to different areas. Jon Bon Jovi wrote and recorded the album "Blaze of Glory" as the soundtrack of the movie Young Guns II (the song Blaze Of Glory was a massive success). Richie also recorded his first solo album, Stranger in this Town, and David premiered his Netherworld album, composed of piano songs. All these events unleashed rumors that the band had separated. The album meant the end of his old metal influences, and introduced a more melodic and soft rock. The album moved away from the glam metal sound and the wild guitars with their solos, to move on to a new sound, with piano ballads and long guitar solos. They also renewed their image to adapt it to the new style. This musical change is especially appreciated in songs like Keep The Faith, If I Was Your Mother, I Believe or the Ballad Dry County. This album, moreover, is the one with the most video clips, due to the great promotion of the band's return. Keep The Faith was the best selling album in Canada and Europe in 1993. It has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and is Bon Jovi's fifth best selling album.
New Jersey (1988)
It was released to the market by Mercury Records on September 13, 1988. Its sales amount to about 22 million copies. It is also known for being the first and only album of a western band to be released by a record label in the former USSR. The album was a great success for the band managing to position five of their songs (Lay Your Hands On Me, Bad Medicine, Born To Be My Baby, Living In Sin and I'll Be There For You) in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. This album made Bon Jovi the only Hard Rock band that has placed 5 tracks from the same album in the US Top 10, which has never been surpassed or matched by any band of this genre.
Slippery When Wet (1986)
It was released to the market by Mercury Records on August 18, 1986 in the United States and in September of that same year in the United Kingdom. He is considered one of the best albums of the 80's, highlighting him, the hits You Give Love a Bad Name and Livin 'On a Prayer. Recently, the latter was called the best song of the 80's by the television network VH1. In 2006, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of its release, the album was reissued in High Definition DualDisc format. The CD side contains the original disc and the DVD side an extended version of the disc in DVD High Definition Audio format (remastered to be heard on 5.1 surround systems), in addition to 5 extra video clips.
These Days (1995)
It was released to the market by Mercury Records on June 27, 1995. These Days has sold more than 13 million copies around the world, becoming the band's fourth best-selling album. This album has two remarkable characteristics that differentiate it from the previous ones; on the one hand it has a more mature sound and darker lyrics than in its previous productions, which can be seen in the songs "My Guitar Lies Bleeding In My Arms", "(It's Hard) Letting You Go" and "Something To Believe In ", among others. It was also characterized as a more romantic album, with a large number of ballads and some Pop rock songs, such as "This Ain't A Love Song" or "If That's What It Takes". On the other hand, the rock songs of the album were closer than ever to alternative Rock, something with which Bon Jovi had not flirted until then, with songs like All I Want Is Everything, Something For The Pain and Hey God, songs that They sound like this genre, however, Hey God, it has not been widely accepted in the United States due to its explicit letter, and that it was originally going to be censored, however the paid band so that it was not censored. The most successful songs on this album have been "This Ain't A Love Song" (and its Spanish version) and "Lie To Me".