Jon Bon Jovi is back in the studio.

The Bon Jovi frontman shared the news during a brief chat with People magazine, which caught up with him while he was out at Kenneth Cole's Soho location for the "Common Thread: An Acoustic Collection Music Series" event the two are co-sponsoring — and while it's unclear whether he's working on new music for the band or a solo project, he made it sound like the songs are coming along quickly.

"I was in the studio all day working on the new record," Bon Jovi recently told the magazine. "I walked here from the studio."

Asked where he turns for inspiration after all these years — and nearly 20 band and solo albums — he said it's as simple as keeping an eye on what's happening around you. "I just read the paper, it gives you an opportunity to write something," he shrugged. "It's early but I'm about a dozen songs in. I feel good."

Bon Jovi's most recent release, 2013's What About Now, topped the Billboard album chart and sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. The group's next album seems likely to be their first to be written and recorded without guitarist Richie Sambora, who left during the tour for What About Now. Jon Bon Jovi's most recent solo effort, Destination Anywhere, was released in 1997.

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