Billboard Bits: Bon Jovi/Big & Rich, Cornelius
The 2007 Arena Football League season will kick off this year with a brand new theme song by Bon Jovi and country act Big & Rich. Jon Bon Jovi and bandmate Richie Sambora co-wrote "We Got It Goin'The 2007 Arena Football League season will kick off this year with a brand new theme song by Bon Jovi and country act Big & Rich. Jon Bon Jovi and bandmate Richie Sambora co-wrote "We Got It Goin' On" with Big Kenny and John Rich, to be played during the opening video for ESPN's 17-week AFL game telecast on ABC starting March 4.
"We Got It Goin' On" is also slated to appear on the upcoming Bon Jovi album, to be released this year.
This is not Bon Jovi's first foray into a county collaboration. Last year, "Why Says You Can't Go Home," Bon Jovi's duet with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, became the first track from a rock band to top the Hot Country Songs chart.
-- Mariel Concepcion, N.Y.
Japanese experimental electronic artist Cornelius will release his first album in over five years on April 24. "Sensuous" hits shelves via EverLoving, his first since 2002's "Point." The artist is also planning an accompanying DVD packed with music videos for each of the album's 12 tracks, to be released this fall.
As previously reported, Cornelius, aka Keigo Oyamada, has been tapped to play this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 27-29 in Indio, Calif. The artist is also in the midst of planning a headlining tour to follow his appearance.
In 2002, "Point" topped out at No. 17 and No. 47 on the Top Electronic Albums and Top Independent Albums tallies, respectively.
-- Katie Hasty, N.Y.