Bon Jovi

Formed 1983.
Bon Jovi


Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.), guitarist Richie Sambora, David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's lineup has remained mostly static during its history, the only exception being the 1994 dismissal of bass player Alec John Such, who was unofficially replaced by Hugh McDonald. In 1986, Bon Jovi achieved widespread global recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet. The band's fourth album, New Jersey was equally successful in 1988. After touring and recording non-stop during the late 1980s, the band went on hiatus following 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. Their 2000 single "It's My Life", which followed a second hiatus, successfully introduced the band to a younger audience. Bon Jovi have been known to use different styles in their music, which has included country for their 2007 album Lost Highway. On March 12, 2013, Bon Jovi released their 12th studio album, What About Now.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Greatest Hits

    Greatest Hits 2010

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    New Jersey hard-rockers of worldwide appeal release a new hits collection.
  2. Review of The Circle

    The Circle 2009

    Reviewed by Tom Hocknell
    Dependable drive-time rock delivered with an admirable straight face.
  3. Review of Lost Highway

    Lost Highway 2007

    Reviewed by Helen Groom
    ...Big guitars tempered with country stylings, lyrics of emotional turmoil and...
  4. Review of This Left Feels Right - Live (DVD)

    This Left Feels Right - Live (DVD) 2004

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    Isn't this just a souped-up MTV-style 'Unplugged' session in wolf's clothing?
  5. Review of Bounce


    Reviewed by Morwenna Fisher
    From the opening heavy drum beat of the first song 'Undivided' to the final guitar...
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