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Bon Jovi could never catch a break with critics. When the band first showed up in the mid ‘80s, the members’ gigantic hair and toothy grins got more attention than their music. But by the end of the decade, when their hero Bruce Springsteen started scaling back and getting more introspective in his work, Bon Jovi stepped in to fill the vacancy left for an arena-packing band of New Jersey rockers stepping up for their working-class fans. Suddenly, Bon Jovi were one of the biggest bands on the planet, with the ‘Slippery When Wet’ and ‘New Jersey’ albums both going to No. 1 and selling close to 50 million combined copies. They still didn’t get much critical respect. But who cares? A quarter-century later, the group continues to pack venues, sell records (its past three albums all debuted at No. 1) and make a living without changing much.

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Scott Gries, Getty Images

Bon Jovi Leaves Mercury Records After Three Decades

If you listened closely to the title track of Bon Jovi's new album, you had to have seen this coming.

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Graham Denholm, Getty Images

Are Bon Jovi Mad at Their Record Company?

The title track to Bon Jovi's newly released album 'Burning Bridges' seems to indicate that the band has an issue with Mercury Records.

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Cowboys, Wet T-Shirts and Trash Bags: A Tale of Three Bon Jovi ‘Slippery When Wet’ Album Covers

'Slippery When Wet' made Bon Jovi international superstars, but not before they went through three wildly different concepts for the album artwork.

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YouTube

Watch the New Lyric Video for Bon Jovi’s ‘A Teardrop to the Sea’

Bon Jovi has released a lyric video for 'A Teardrop to the Sea' from the band's 2015 release 'Burning Bridges.'

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Stuart Wilson, Getty Images

Richie Sambora Is Still in No Rush to Reunite With Bon Jovi

Richie Sambora still has a "never say never" attitude toward the idea of reuniting with Bon Jovi, but fans shouldn't expect it to happen anytime soon.

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Republic Records

Is This the Track Listing for Bon Jovi’s ‘Burning Bridges’ Album?

Sources say that 'Burning Bridges' is a collection of outtakes from the group's most recent albums.

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Chris Christie Now Prefers Bon Jovi to Bruce Springsteen

Chris Christie said that, despite having attended 130 Bruce Springsteen concerts, he prefers Bon Jovi.

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Robert Cianflone, Getty Images

Hear Bon Jovi’s New Song, ‘We Don’t Run’

Bon Jovi fans hoping for an early glimpse of the band's upcoming Burning Bridges LP haven't had to wait long: a single from the album, "We Don't Run," is already being serviced to radio.

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More Details Emerge on Bon Jovi’s New ‘Album for Fans’

There is now information on two songs from 'Burning Bridges,' but still several unanswered questions.

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Bon Jovi Reportedly Set to Release New Album

Bon Jovi are reportedly set to release Burning Bridges, their first album of the post-Richie Sambora era.

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