1. Axl Rose Sees the Lighter Side of Death Hoax

    December 04, 2014 1:33 AM EST No, Axl Rose hasn’t left this world for a paradise city in the sky. And he’s dropped an amusing tweet to prove it. The Guns N’ Roses frontman is the latest musician to fall victim to a death hoax that's spread fast via social media. He assua ...

  2. Estranged Richie Sambora Accepts Jon Bon Jovi's Ice Bucket Challenge

    August 21, 2014 12:30 PM EDT Can ice water thaw famously strained relationships? The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge seems like it might be first step in some kind of reunion between Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora . Let's back up: Bon Jovi completed the challenge Aug. 16 and c ...

  3. Bon Jovi, Chris Christie, Robert Kraft Join In ALS Fundraiser

    August 17, 2014 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jon Bon Jovi isn't averse to taking ice cold showers -- at least when it's for a good cause. Justin Bieber Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates President Obama & Beliebers The rocker accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit th ...

  4. Bon Jovi Explains Why He's Bidding on Buffalo Bills In New Letter

    August 03, 2014 12:47 PM EDT Jon Bon Jovi is hoping he's written a hit with Buffalo Bills fans in a bid to stem concerns of whether his prospective ownership group plans to buy and potentially relocate the franchise to Toronto. In a letter published by the Buffalo News on ...

  5. Bon Jovi Explains Why He's Bidding on Buffalo Bills In New Letter

    August 03, 2014 12:47 PM EDT Jon Bon Jovi is hoping he's written a hit with Buffalo Bills fans in a bid to stem concerns of whether his prospective ownership group plans to buy and potentially relocate the franchise to Toronto. In a letter published by the Buffalo News o ...

  6. Bon Jovi Group Eyeing Bills Studied Toronto Sites

    July 24, 2014 7:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium in Toronto, a person close to the situation said. The study identified at least thre ...

  7. Bon Jovi Part of Group Eyeing Buffalo Bills

    July 19, 2014 12:00 PM EDT 3 1 1 Rocker Jon Bon Jovi is part of a Toronto group that has retained a banking firm and submitted paperwork expressing interest in buying the Buffalo Bills, three people who have reviewed documents regarding the sale process told The Associated Press on ...

  8. The Wild Night When Bon Jovi Met Michael Jackson

    June 25, 2014 7:10 PM EDT On the five-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, author Zack O'Malley Greenburg demonstrates the late superstar's work ethic with an anecdote from his new book, in which the Jersey rockers get a visit from Bubbles the Chim ...

  9. Annual NMPA Meeting Addresses Membership Benefits, Technological Advances, Songs as 'Hopes and Dreams'

    June 12, 2014 2:44 PM EDT While the U.S. music publishing industry may have generated an annual revenue of $2.21 billion in 2013, National Music Publishers Association president and CEO David Israelite estimated (at the organization's annual meeting on June 11) that i ...

  10. Dolly Parton Talks 'Blue' Album, Gay Fans and Willie Nelson's 'Dork' Days

    May 13, 2014 9:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 "They know I understand what it's like to be me, and to fight for being myself," Parton says of why she's always had a large following in the LGBT community Dolly Parton doesn't really do "small," and that trait ha ...

  11. Prince William, Duchess Kate Learn To DJ: Watch

    April 24, 2014 6:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 He might be the future King of England, but Prince William won’t be commanding big sums as a DJ anytime soon. It was all smiles when William and his wife, Duchess Kate, had a spin on the decks during a visit to a community music center for youth in ...

  12. Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-Income Housing In Philly

    April 22, 2014 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jon Bon Jovi is showing some brotherly love to the less fortunate in Philadelphia. On Tuesday, he attended the grand opening of a low-income housing development that bears his initials. The 55-unit JBJ Soul Homes will be occupied by low-income tenan ...

  13. Prince William Sings 'Living on a Prayer' With Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift: Watch

    November 27, 2013 4:31 AM EST 0 0 0 The future king of England knows how to rock out. Prince William joined Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift onstage Monday during a charity gala at Kensington Palace in London. Bon Jovi convinced William to join him for "Living on a Prayer," wit ...

  14. Jon Bon Jovi Denies Pursuing Buffalo Bills

    November 25, 2013 4:30 PM EST 0 0 0 While Jon Bon Jovi is interested in becoming an NFL owner one day, he's not currently pursuing the Buffalo Bills, the New Jersey rocker's publicist told The Associated Press on Monday. "The Bills are not for sale, and he has too much ...

  15. Bon Jovi's Publicist Says There's No Truth to Buffalo Bills Rumor

    November 25, 2013 12:18 PM EST Jon Bon Jovi's publicist tells The Associated Press that while the New Jersey rocker is interested in becoming an NFL owner one day, he's not currently pursuing the Buffalo Bills. Ken Sunshine calls a report that Bon Jovi is actively inv ...

  16. Bon Jovi's 'Prayer' Re-Enters Hot 100 Due To Viral Revival

    November 20, 2013 3:39 PM EST Bon Jovi's 1987 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Livin' on a Prayer" returns to the ranking at No. 25 thanks to renewed viral interest. The iconic rock track debuts on Streaming Songs at No. 5 after garnering 5.1 million streams in ...

  17. Richie Sambora Says Money Wasn't the Reason He Dropped Off Bon Jovi Tour

    November 18, 2013 9:31 AM EST Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora's departure from the band this spring had been shrouded in mystery, but the axe man is now saying that he had his reasons. "Honestly, I went out for the first leg of the tour, I had no idea this was g ...

  18. Richie Sambora Discusses His Split from Bon Jovi Tour

    November 17, 2013 11:57 PM EST Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora's departure from the band this spring had been shrouded in mystery, but the axe man is now saying that he had his reasons. "Honestly, I went out for the first leg of the tour, I had no idea this was goin ...

  19. Backbeat: Bon Jovi Inaugurated to ACC's Hall of Fame with Record-Breaking 17 Performances

    November 08, 2013 1:53 PM EST Bon Jovi received the inaugural induction into the Air Canada Centre’s Hall of Fame in Toronto, selected because the New Jersey rockers have played the arena a record-breaking 17 times. No other act comes close. The ceremony took place late afte ...

  20. Jon Bon Jovi Walks Down the Aisle To Give Fan Away

    October 14, 2013 2:18 AM EDT Jon Bon Jovi has a career from making grand entrances. On the weekend, he delivered big-time -- at a wedding. The rocker walked Australian bride-to-be Branka Delic down the aisle before her nuptials to Gonzalo Cladera. The ceremony on Saturday to ...

  21. Bon Jovi's Tico Torres Back on the Road After Surgeries

    October 10, 2013 3:26 AM EDT Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres is back in action, having returned behind the kit just in time for the group’s show in Fresno. The 60-year old musician had emergency gall bladder surgery on Sept. 20 just one week after undergoing an appendectomy at t ...

  22. Bon Jovi's Tico Torres Has Emergency Appendectomy, Tour Dates Tweaked

    September 12, 2013 12:38 AM EDT Drummer Tico Torres' emergency appendectomy in Mexico City has forced Bon Jovi to postpone concert dates. The band postponed Tuesday's show in Mexico City after Torres checked into the American British Cowdary Hospital. Jon Bon Jovi says ...

  23. Jon Bon Jovi's Son Earns Spot on Notre Dame Football Squad

    September 01, 2013 11:40 PM EDT Longtime New York Giants fan Jon Bon Jovi has a new football team to root for: Notre Dame. The New Jersey rocker's son, Jesse Bongiovi, has earned a spot on the Notre Dame University team as a walk on. “He’s a tough kid," Notre Dame head ...

  24. Richie Sambora Was Sacked From Bon Jovi Tour: Report

    August 22, 2013 4:47 AM EDT In what seems to be the messiest divorce in rock, Bon Jovi has reportedly fired lead guitarist Richie Sambora from the band’s current tour. According to the website RumorFix.com , Sambora’s departure is all about money. Sources say that Sambora wa ...

  25. Jon Bon Jovi Donates $1 Million to Hurricane Sandy Relief

    July 09, 2013 12:11 AM EDT Sayreville, N.J., native Jon Bon Jovi returned to his home state to donate $1 million to the New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, the charity led by first lady Mary Pat Christie. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was on hand to receive the rocker& ...

  26. Bon Jovi Waives Performance Fee, Lowering Ticket Costs for Beleagured Spanish Fans

    May 30, 2013 10:35 AM EDT U.S. rock star Jon Bon Jovi and his band are waiving their performance fee for a concert in Madrid as a gesture to their Spanish fans hit hard by the country's severe economic crisis. El Mundo newspaper and other media outlets said Thursday ...

  27. Bon Jovi Tour Rolls On Without Richie Sambora

    May 05, 2013 10:57 PM EDT Bon Jovi is set to begin the European and South African legs of the band’s “Because We Can” tour on Tuesday, but the trek will continue without guitarist Richie Sambora. Sambora took to his Twitter account on Friday afternoon to assure fans that ...

  28. Jon Bon Jovi Applauds New Jersey’s New Overdose Law

    May 03, 2013 12:23 AM EDT Just a few months after his daughter survived a drug overdose, Jon Bon Jovi joined New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Thursday for the signing of a law to encourage reporting of overdoses so victims don't end up dead. Bon Jovi called the law a li ...

  29. Bon Jovi, David Bowie Among Six Debuts To Hit Top 10 On Billboard 200

    March 20, 2013 11:37 AM EDT It's the most top 10 debuts appearing on the chart in four months. The last time there were more in a week was the Dec. 1, 2012, chart, when seven albums arrived in the region. That week, One Direction's Take Me Home led the debut pack ...

  30. Adele, Taylor Swift Nominated for Golden Globes

    December 13, 2012 12:13 PM EST Two of the biggest female artists in music will compete for Best Original Song at the Golden Globes next year, with Adele's Bond track "Skyfall" squaring off against Taylor Swift's "Safe & Sound," from "The H ...

  31. Sandy Concert Duets: Watch Springsteen & Bon Jovi, Waters & Vedder + More

    December 13, 2012 11:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Along with a slew of winning performances from the biggest music stars on the planet, 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief boasted a handful of marquee collaborations that are unlikely to ever duplicated. The Boss rocked out with Bon Jovi, the lea ...

  32. Adele, Taylor Swift Nominated for Golden Globes

    December 13, 2012 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 Jon Bon Jovi and Keith Urban Also Up for Original Song; For TV, 'Nashville' Scores Two Nods Two of the biggest female artists in music will compete for Best Original Song at the Golden Globes next year, with Adele 's Bond track " ...

  33. 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert Rocks NYC With Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Nirvana; Raised $36 Million Before a Note Was Played

    December 13, 2012 8:14 AM EST Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. 12- ...

  34. 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Setlist

    December 13, 2012 5:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Many of music's biggest stars including Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys and Kanye West played and played and played… and played during the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief Wednesday night, to the tune of nearly six hours. Our f ...

  35. 12-12-12: 12 Things You Didn't See At the Sandy Concert

    December 13, 2012 2:40 AM EST 0 0 0 Though there was tons to see onstage during the nearly 6-hour 12-12-12 Concert, which benefited the Robin Hood Relief Fund, there was plenty going on backstage amid a frenzy of set changes, rock legends and celebrity guests. Here are 12 highlights f ...

  36. Sandy Concert Rocks NYC With Stones, McCartney and a Reunited Nirvana

    December 13, 2012 2:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Gotta give it up for the locals. Musicians closely associated with New Jersey and New York dominated the 12-12-12 concert to raise funds for Hurricane Sandy survivors, selecting songs that created a narrative of perseverance, rebirth and hope. CONCE ...

  37. Morning Fix: Rihanna's First No. 1 Album; Adele Hits 10 Million; Today's Congressional Internet-Royalty Hearing

    November 28, 2012 7:40 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other FREE music-business newsletters RIHANNA EARNS FIRST NO. 1 ALBUM WITH 'UNAPOLOGETIC' ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART: One week after Rihanna scored her 12th No. 1 single on the ...

  38. Jon Bon Jovi Stands 'Up' for New Movie Songs at Club Gig

    November 21, 2012 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 In the wake of the announcement of an arena and stadium tour in 2013 for his band , Jon Bon Jovi opted for a small club to introduce the two new songs he has in the film "Stand Up Guys." Bon Jovi performed a 40-minute acoustic set Tuesday ...

  39. Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi Join NJ Relief Fund Board For Hurricane Sandy

    November 20, 2012 1:58 PM EST MENDHAM, N.J. (AP) -- Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi are among the New Jersey natives joining a special fund created in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. After the Flood: Hurricane Sandy's Impact on the Music Business The musicians will serve ...

  40. Bon Jovi Announces 2013 Tour, Bargain-Price Tickets

    November 20, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bon Jovi 's "Because We Can" tour will hit the road in February with recession-friendly prices. The group's upcoming dates will feature seven price tiers in most markets, including more than 1,000 tickets priced at $19.50 before ...

  41. Bon Jovi Announce 2013 Tour Dates, Fan-Friendly Ticket Prices

    November 20, 2012 9:00 AM EST Bon Jovi's "Because We Can" tour will hit the road in February with recession-friendly prices. The group's upcoming dates will feature seven price tiers in most markets, including more than 1,000 tickets priced at $19.50 before ...

  42. DA: Heroin Charge Dropped vs. Bon Jovi's Daughter

    November 15, 2012 10:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Drug charges against Jon Bon Jovi 's 19-year-old daughter have been dropped, a central New York prosecutor said Thursday. Stephanie Bongiovi was found unresponsive by medics after she apparently overdosed on heroin in a Hamilton College dorm ea ...

  43. Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, The Who, Billy Joel Announced For '12.12.12.' Concert For Sandy Relief

    November 15, 2012 1:03 PM EST Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Who and Billy Joel are among the artists set to perform at the "12.12.12." Concert for Sandy Relief, scheduled for Dec. 12. Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Alicia Keys and Jon Bon ...

  44. Hurricane Sandy Concert: Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel Performing

    November 15, 2012 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 Star-packed lineup taking over Madison Square Garden on Dec. 12. Kanye West , Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band , The Who and Billy Joel are among the artists set to perform at the "12.12.12." Concert for Sandy Relief, scheduled fo ...

  45. Jon Bon Jovi's Daughter ODs on Heroin

    November 14, 2012 3:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter was hospitalized and is facing drug charges Wednesday after overdosing on heroin in a dorm at her college in upstate New York, authorities said. Stephanie Bongiovi was found unresponsive by an ambulance crew ...

  46. Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera & More Lead 'Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together' Benefit Broadcast

    November 02, 2012 9:41 PM EDT Many of the East Coast's biggest stars came together to help bring relief after what's been called the storm of the century on Friday night. How Matt Lauer Helped Book Bon Jovi, Springsteen, Aerosmith For Tonight's Hurricane Sandy T ...

  47. Springsteen, Aguilera & More Lead 'Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together' Benefit Broadcast

    November 02, 2012 8:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Many of the East Coast's biggest stars came together to help bring relief after what's been called the storm of the century on Friday night. Musicians and celebrities from Christina Aguilera to Jon Stewart joined the "Hurricane Sandy: ...

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