Tag: Bon Jovi

Monday 12/6/21 2am ET: Feature LP: Bon Jovi – Bounce (2002)

Bounce is the eighth studio album by American rock band Bon Jovi, released on October 8, 2002 through Island Records. Produced by Luke Ebbin, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora, the album was recorded at Sanctuary II Studio in New Jersey.

Bounce was heavily influenced by the September 11 attacks, owing in part to Jon Bon Jovi’s proximity to New York City. The title “Bounce” was a reference to New York City’s and the United States’ ability to bounce back from the World Trade Center attacks as a nation. Album cover creative was produced by Grammy® Award-winning Art Director – Designer, Kevin Reagan and photography by Kevin Westenberg. Cover image for the album includes a stylized image of a radio telescope dish at the Very Large Array.

The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, making it Bon Jovi’s highest debut in the band’s history at that time.

  1. “Undivided” 3:53
  2. “Everyday” 3:00
  3. “The Distance” 4:48
  4. “Joey” 4:54
  5. “Misunderstood” 3:30
  6. “All About Lovin’ You” 3:46
  7. “Hook Me Up” 3:54
  8. “Right Side of Wrong” 5:50
  9. “Love Me Back to Life” 4:09
  10. “You Had Me From Hello” 3:49
  11. “Bounce” 3:11
  12. “Open All Night” 4:22

Jon Bon Jovi – lead vocals, guitar
Richie Sambora – lead guitar, backing vocals, talk box on “Bounce” and “Everyday”
Tico Torres – drums, percussion
David Bryan – keyboards, backing vocals
Hugh McDonald – bass, backing vocals
Jerry Cohen – unspecified musical contribution
Andreas Carlsson – unspecified musical contribution
Samuel Waermo – unspecified musical contribution
David Campbell – orchestral arrangements
Luke Ebbin – orchestral arrangements

Friday 8/27/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet (1986)

Slippery When Wet is the third studio album by American rock band Bon Jovi. It was released on August 18, 1986, by Mercury Records in North America and Vertigo Records internationally. It was produced by Bruce Fairbairn, with recording sessions between January and July 1986 at Little Mountain Sound Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The album features many of Bon Jovi’s best-known songs, including “You Give Love a Bad Name”, “Livin’ on a Prayer”, and “Wanted Dead or Alive”.

The album has been called the album that “[turned] heavy metal into a radio-friendly pop format”, and is also commonly seen as “a breakthrough for hair metal”.

Slippery When Wet was an instant commercial success, spending eight weeks at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and was named by Billboard as the top-selling album of 1987. Slippery When Wet is Bon Jovi’s best-selling album to date, with an RIAA certification of 12× Platinum, making it one of the top 100 best-selling albums in the United States. The album was featured in the 2005 book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

  1. “Let It Rock” 5:26
  2. “You Give Love a Bad Name” 3:43
  3. “Livin’ on a Prayer” 4:11
  4. “Social Disease” 4:18
  5. “Wanted Dead or Alive” 5:09
  6. “Raise Your Hands” 4:17
  7. “Without Love” 3:31
  8. “I’d Die for You” 4:31
  9. “Never Say Goodbye” 4:49
  10. “Wild in the Streets” 3:56

Jon Bon Jovi – lead vocals, electric rhythm guitar, acoustic rhythm guitar on “Wanted Dead or Alive”
Richie Sambora – harmony and backing vocals; electric, acoustic, and 12-string lead and rhythm guitars; guitar synth; talk box on “Livin’ on a Prayer”
Alec John Such – backing vocals, bass guitar
Tico Torres – backing vocals, drums, percussion, finger cymbals on “Livin’ on a Prayer”
David Bryan – backing vocals, keyboards, “noise”, horns (horns credited as Lema Moon)
Tom Keenlyside – saxophone
Hugh McDonald – bass guitar on “Livin’ on a Prayer” (uncredited)

Friday 6/11/21 2pm ET: Sounds of 2010s

Featuring music from Hootie & The Blowfish, Tyler Farr, Bon Jovi, Pink, Keb’ Mo’ and more

Wednesday 6/2/21 3pm ET: Sounds of The ’90s

This week we feature music from the EnVogue, Aerosmith, Chris Isaak, Meredith Brooks, Tina Turner, Elton John, Seal, Alan Jackson, Del Amitri, Robert Plant and more . . . 3 – 6pm ET

Wednesday 5/19/21 2pm ET: Sounds of The ’90s

This week we feature music from the Proclaimers, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Lulu, Paula Cole, Poison, Bon Jovi, Donna Summer, Fleetwood Mac, Joshua Kadison, Marcia Griffiths, Mariah Carey, Cher, Spin Doctors and more. . . .

Sunday 2/21/21 2am ET: Feature LP: Bon Jovi – New Jersey (1988)

New Jersey is the fourth studio album by American hard rock band Bon Jovi, released on September 19, 1988 by Mercury Records. The album was produced by Bruce Fairbairn and recorded at Little Mountain Sound Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The album was the follow-up to the band’s third album, Slippery When Wet, and reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart in its second week of release after debuting at number eight. It remained at the top for four consecutive weeks and was Bon Jovi’s last album to do so until Lost Highway (2007).

It produced five Billboard Hot 100 top ten hits, the most top ten hits to date for any hard rock/glam metal album, including “Bad Medicine” and “I’ll Be There for You”, which both reached number one. The album was certified 7× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album also debuted at number one in the UK and was the band’s first UK No. 1 album. New Jersey was released by the Soviet state-owned record label Melodiya, being the first American album to be officially released in the USSR.

1. “Lay Your Hands on Me” 5:58
2. “Bad Medicine” 5:16
3. “Born to Be My Baby” 4:40
4. “Living in Sin” 4:39
5. “Blood on Blood” 6:16
6. “Homebound Train” 5:10
7. “Wild Is the Wind” 5:08
8. “Ride Cowboy Ride” 1:25
9. “Stick to Your Guns” 4:45
10. “I’ll Be There for You” 5:46
11. “99 in the Shade” 4:29
12. “Love for Sale” 3:58
13. “Blood on Blood” (Live Version) 12:04
14. “Born to Be My Baby” (Live Version) 5:47

Jon Bon Jovi – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
Richie Sambora – lead guitar, background vocals
Alec John Such – bass guitar, background vocals
Tico Torres – drums, percussion, background vocals on “Born to Be My Baby”, “Love for Sale”
David Bryan – keyboards, background vocals
Scott Fairbairn – cello
Audrey Nordwell – cello
Bruce Fairbairn – additional percussion, horn

Thursday 11/26/2020 3:30am ET: Feature LP: Bon Jovi – 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can’t Be Wrong (2004)

100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can’t Be Wrong is a boxed set released in 2004 on Island Records. A collection of demos and B-sides, it was released to celebrate Bon Jovi’s twentieth anniversary and the milestone of the band selling 100,000,000 records worldwide.

The box set consists of 4 CDs, and also includes a DVD of the band talking about the tracks and additional archive candid footage of the band. Additionally, the Japanese version of the box set also includes a fifth CD. The box set charted at #53 on the Billboard 200.

Apart from songs released as iTunes singles “The Radio Saved My Life Tonight” was released as a promo CD single for the box set. and charted in Japan at #37. The song was since played extensively on the bands following Have a Nice Day Tour.

The box set includes the songs “Real Life” and “Good Guys Don’t Always Wear White” which were previously released as singles for soundtrack albums but never featured on a Bon Jovi album until now. “Edge of a Broken Heart” was also previously released for a soundtrack album and the Slippery When Wet 2-CD Special Edition Bonus CD (PHCR-90015/6) in 1998.

The album title and the cover art is a play on the 1959 Elvis Presley compilation 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong.

1. “Why Aren’t You Dead?” (Unreleased demo, 1994) 3:31
2. “The Radio Saved My Life Tonight” (Unreleased demo, 1992) 5:08
3. “Taking It Back” (Unreleased demo, 1992) 4:17
4. “Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night” (Original demo, 1994) 5:18
5. “Miss Fourth of July” (Unreleased demo, 1992) 5:40
6. “Open All Night (#2)” (Unreleased demo, 1994) 5:47
7. “These Arms Are Open All Night” (Unreleased demo, 1998) 5:20
8. “I Get a Rush” (Unreleased demo, 1996) 2:57
9. “Someday Just Might Be Tonight” (Unreleased demo, 1996) 4:13
10. “Thief of Hearts” (Unreleased studio track, 2003) 4:17
11. “Last Man Standing” (Unreleased studio track, 2003) 4:32
12. “I Just Want to Be Your Man” (Unreleased demo, 1994) 3:28

1. “Garageland” (Unreleased demo, 1999) 3:26
2. “Starting All Over Again” 3:44
3. “Maybe Someday” (Unreleased demo, 1999) 4:43
4. “Last Chance Train” (Unreleased demo, 1998) 4:31
5. “The Fire Inside” (Unreleased demo, 1994) 4:50
6. “Every Beat of My Heart” (Unreleased demo, 1992) 4:49
7. “Rich Man Living in a Poor Man’s House” (Unreleased demo, 1998) 4:22
8. “The One That Got Away” (Unreleased demo, 1999) 4:48
9. “You Can Sleep While I Dream” (Unreleased demo, 1999) 4:53
10. “Outlaws of Love” 3:20
11. “Good Guys Don’t Always Wear White” (The Cowboy Way, 1994) 4:29
12. “We Rule the Night” (Unreleased demo, 1985) 4:09

1. “Edge of a Broken Heart” (Disorderlies, 1986) 4:36
2. “Sympathy” (Unreleased demo, 1992) 5:23
3. “Only in My Dreams” (Unreleased demo, 1994) 5:07
4. “Shut Up and Kiss Me” (Unreleased demo, 1997) 2:47
5. “Crazy Love” (Unreleased demo, 1998) 4:25
6. “Lonely at the Top” (Remixed version of B-Side, 1995) 3:51
7. “Ordinary People” (International B-side of “Say It Isn’t So”, 2000) 4:07
8. “Flesh and Bone” (Unreleased demo, 1994) 5:01
9. “Satellite” (Unreleased demo, 1999) 4:56
10. “If I Can’t Have Your Love” 4:15
11. “Real Life” (EDtv; unreleased remix, 1999) 3:52
12. “Memphis Lives in Me” 3:03
13. “Too Much of a Good Thing” (Unreleased demo, 1999) 4:23

1. “Love Ain’t Nothing But a Four Letter Word” (Unreleased studio recording, 1992) 4:14
2. “Love Ain’t Nothing But a Four Letter Word” (Original demo, 1992) 4:08
3. “River Runs Dry” (Unreleased demo, 1996) 3:57
4. “Always” (Unreleased demo, 1994) 5:46
5. “Kidnap an Angel” (Unreleased demo, 1999) 5:56
6. “Breathe” (B-side, 2002) 3:40
7. “Out of Bounds” (Unreleased demo, 1986) 3:46
8. “Letter to a Friend” (Unreleased demo, 1994) 4:19
9. “Temptation” (Alternate Version of International B-side to “It’s My Life”, 2000) 4:23
10. “Gotta Have a Reason” (Unreleased demo, 1993) 4:59
11. “All I Wanna Do Is You” (Unreleased demo, 1997) 3:03
12. “Billy” (Unreleased demo, 1992) 4:32
13. “Nobody’s Hero” (Unreleased demo, 1994) 4:33
14. “Livin’ on a Prayer” (Original demo, 1986 – Hidden track) 3:52

Wednesday 11/25/2020 6am ET: Feature LP: Bon Jovi – Lost Highway: The Concert (2007)

Lost Highway: The Concert is the fourth live DVD from American rock band Bon Jovi. The DVD shows the band performing the Lost Highway album in its entirety to an audience of approximately 2,000 people in the Chicago Illinois. It is the first time in the band’s history that they have performed an entire album in sequence live. After they completed performing the album in its entirety, the band played three of their hits: “It’s My Life”, “Wanted Dead or Alive” and “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”. The concert was released as a bonus audio disk with the German and UK version of Lost Highway on May 16, 2008 under the name Lost Highway: Tour Edition.

Lost Highway
(You Want To) Make a Memory
Whole Lot of Leavin’
We Got It Going On
Any Other Day
Seat Next to You
Everybody’s Broken
Till We Ain’t Strangers Anymore
The Last Night
One Step Closer
I Love This Town
It’s My Life
Wanted Dead or Alive
Who Says You Can’t Go Home

Jon Bon Jovi (lead vocals, guitar)
Richie Sambora (lead guitar, backing vocals, talkbox)
Hugh McDonald (bass, backing vocals)
Tico Torres (drums, percussion)
David Bryan (keyboards, backing vocals)

Bobby Bandiera (rhythm guitar, backing vocals)
Lorenza Ponce (violin, backing vocals)
Kurt Johnston (pedal steel, backing vocals)

Wednesday 10/14/2020 1am ET: Feature LP: Bon Jovi (1984)

Bon Jovi is the self-titled debut studio album by American rock band Bon Jovi, released on January 21, 1984. Produced by Tony Bongiovi and Lance Quinn, it is significant for being the only Bon Jovi album in which a song (“She Don’t Know Me”) appears that was not written or co-written by a member of the band. The album charted at No. 43 on the U.S. Billboard 200.

Aside from the hit song “Runaway”, songs from the album were rarely performed live after Bon Jovi released Slippery When Wet in 1986. However, on the band’s 2010 Circle Tour, songs including “Roulette”, “Shot Through The Heart” and “Get Ready” were performed. The album was ranked the 11th best rock album of 1984 by Kerrang! magazine. The song “Shot Through the Heart” should not be confused with the much better-known “You Give Love a Bad Name” from Slippery When Wet.

1. “Runaway” 3:50
2. “Roulette” 4:38
3. “She Don’t Know Me” 3:58
4. “Shot Through the Heart” 4:16
5. “Love Lies” 4:06
6. “Breakout” 5:20
7. “Burning for Love” 3:51
8. “Come Back” 3:56
9. “Get Ready” 4:07
11. “Runaway (Live Le Zenith 1988)” 5:18
12. “Roulette (Live BBC Friday Rock Show)” 5:39
13. “Breakout (Live Super Rock ’84)” 6:26
14. “Get Ready (Live Japan Tour 1985)” 7:04

Jon Bon Jovi – vocals, guitar
Richie Sambora – guitar, vocals
Alec John Such – bass, vocals
Tico Torres – drums, percussion
David Rashbaum – keyboards, vocals

Wednesday 10/14/2020 12am ET: Feature LP 2020: Bon Jovi – 2020

2020 is the fifteenth studio album by American rock band Bon Jovi. The album was initially set for release on May 15, 2020 through Island, but was later pushed back to October 2, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The album’s debut single “Unbroken” was released in November 2019, and the second radio single “Limitless” was released on February 20, 2020. Both songs feature music videos. “American Reckoning” was released on July 10, 2020 along with a lyric video, and “Do What You Can” was released as a single on July 23, 2020. The music video for “Do What You Can” was released on August 25, 2020.

While in quarantine, lead singer Jon Bon Jovi wrote two more songs that would be included in the final album: “Do What You Can”, which represents the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and “American Reckoning”, a protest song about George Floyd’s death, and written in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Before the postponement, the songs “Luv Can” and “Shine” were initially part of the album, but they were replaced with “Do What You Can” and “American Reckoning”. The tracklist order also changed, as the first version of the album was set to start with “Beautiful Drug” and finish with “Blood in the Water”.

1. “Limitless” 3:42
2. “Do What You Can” 4:20
3. “American Reckoning” 4:42
4. “Beautiful Drug” 3:48
5. “Story of Love” 5:50
6. “Let It Rain” 4:39
7. “Lower the Flag” 4:55
8. “Blood in the Water” 5:58
9. “Brothers in Arms” 4:13
10. “Unbroken” 6:08
11. “Do What You Can” (featuring Jennifer Nettles) 4:12
12. “Shine” 5:25
13. “Luv Can” 5:57

Jon Bon Jovi – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, production
Phil X – lead guitar, backing vocals
Hugh McDonald – bass
Tico Torres – drums
David Bryan – keyboards, piano, backing vocals
John Shanks – rhythm guitar, backing vocals, production
Everett Bradley – percussion, backing vocals

Tuesday 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is an American rock band formed in 1983 in Sayreville, New Jersey. It consists of singer Jon Bon Jovi, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald. Previous bassist Alec John Such was dismissed in 1994, and longtime guitarist and co-songwriter Richie Sambora left in 2013.

In 1984 and 1985, Bon Jovi released their first two albums and their debut single “Runaway” managed to crack the Top 40. In 1986, the band achieved widespread success and global recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet, which sold over 20 million copies and included three Top 10 singles, two of which reached No. 1 (“You Give Love a Bad Name” and “Livin’ on a Prayer”) Their fourth album, New Jersey (1988), was also very successful, selling over 10 million copies and featuring five Top 10 singles (a record for a hard rock album), two of which reached No. 1 (“Bad Medicine” and “I’ll Be There for You”). After the band toured and recorded extensively during the late 1980s, culminating in the 1988–90 New Jersey Tour, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora released successful solo albums in 1990 and 1991, respectively.

In 1992, the band returned with the double-platinum Keep the Faith. This was followed by their biggest-selling and longest-charting single “Always” (1994) and the album These Days (1995), which proved to be a bigger hit in Europe than in the United States, producing four Top Ten singles in the United Kingdom. Following a second hiatus, their 2000 album Crush, particularly the lead single, “It’s My Life”, successfully introduced the band to a younger audience. The band followed up with Bounce in 2002. The platinum albums Have a Nice Day (2005) and Lost Highway (2007) saw the band incorporate elements of country music into some of the songs, including the 2006 single “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”, which won the band a Grammy Award and became the first single by a rock band to reach No. 1 on the country charts. The Circle (2009) marked a return to the band’s rock sound. The band also enjoyed great success touring, with both the 2005–06 Have a Nice Day Tour and 2007–08 Lost Highway Tour ranking among the Top 20 highest-grossing concert tours of the 2000s and the 2013 Because We Can Tour ranking among the highest-grossing of the 2010s. The band continues to tour and record, with their most recent album This House Is Not for Sale and its associated tour encompassing 2016–19.

Friday 12am ET: Feature LP: Bon Jovi – Greatest Hits (2010)

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by American rock band Bon Jovi, released on October 29, 2010.

The standard edition of the album includes fourteen of the bands hits and two brand new singles “What Do You Got?” and “No Apologies.”

A double disc version entitled Greatest Hits – The Ultimate Collection was also released featuring a second disc of fan favorites along with two more new songs: “This Is Love, This Is Life” and “The More Things Change.”

The new songs were written specifically for this new compilation project. The font used for the band’s name on the album’s cover is a return to the Bon Jovi logo used from 1985 to 1988 and it is also the first ever album to use the heart and dagger logo.

Bon Jovi performed a special, live streaming concert for the Live on Letterman web series on November 9, 2010. The band performed a significant part of the album during the hour-long set.

1. “Livin’ on a Prayer” 4:13
2. “You Give Love a Bad Name” 3:45
3. “It’s My Life” 3:44
4. “Have a Nice Day” 3:48
5. “Wanted Dead or Alive” 5:11
6. “Bad Medicine” 5:16
7. “We Weren’t Born to Follow” 4:03
8. “I’ll Be There for You” 5:46
9. “Born to Be My Baby” 4:40
10. “Blaze of Glory” 5:40
11. “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” 3:50
12. “Lay Your Hands on Me” 3:49
13. “Always” 5:56
14. “Runaway” 3:53
15. “What Do You Got?” 3:47
16. “No Apologies” 3:44

1. “In These Arms” 5:19
2. “Someday I’ll Be Saturday Night” 4:39
3. “Lost Highway” 4:04
4. “Keep the Faith” 5:46
5. “When We Were Beautiful” 4:10
6. “Bed of Roses” 6:38
7. “This Ain’t a Love Song” 5:06
8. “These Days” 6:27
9. “(You Want To) Make a Memory” 4:36
10. “Blood on Blood” 6:16
11. “This Is Love This Is Life” 3:25
12. “The More Things Change” 3:53

Saturday 7pm ET: Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay

On this last weekend before the holidays, would you believe, winter officially begins at 11:19 tonight, and this morning as we speak, I’m working feverishly with Santa to put together 2 holiday playlists of music to aid you in your last minute holiday shopping and tree trimming activities. You’ll most likely hear on “Great Soul Performances”: Jimmy Castor, Jose Feliciano, the Golden Gate Quartet, Nat “King” Cole, Luther Vandross, Chris Brown, and I think I’m going to be singing myself with the likes of the “Legendary” Teenagers, Joel & the Dymensions (in the guise of Santa’s Doo Wop Helpers) and with Kid Kyle & his Kool Kats, also you’ll hear Eartha Kitt, James Brown, Pearl Bailey, the Salsoul Orchestra and others. It will start at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT.

And if that weren’t enough, at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT it will be time for more Holiday music on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where we’ll present: Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Temptations, Sir Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, Kurtis Blow, New Edition, Run D.M.C., Gerald Alston, Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge, Ray Charles and a lot more. Encore time as always will happen tomorrow Sunday at 5PM ET. It all happens here on RadioMaxMusic.Com. Now, like Emu & Doug, Santa and I have to get back to work. HO! HO! HO!

Tuesday 4pm: Sounds of The 80s

This week on Sounds of The 80s we feature music from:  Van Halen, Robbie Nevil, Billy Ocean, Models, Toto, Bon Jovi, Ronnie Milsap, U2, INXS, Contours, Jimmy Buffett, Kool & The Gang, Double Image, Donna Summer and more . . . 

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

In this installment of Sounds of The 80s.  Tina Turner, Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, Neil Young, 38 Special, AC/DC, Def Leppard, Rosanne Cash, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Petty, Bon Jovi, Greg Kihn and more. . .