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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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Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images

26 Years Ago: Jon Bon Jovi Marries Dorothea Hurley in Las Vegas

Jon Bon Jovi and his namesake band could seemingly do no wrong in the late '80s.

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Doc McGhee
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27 Years Ago: Bon Jovi’s Manager Convicted of Smuggling 40,000 Lbs. of Marijuana

After six years working its way through the courts, Bon Jovi manager Doc McGhee was convicted for drug smuggling on April 25, 1988.

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Mercury

30 Years Ago: Bon Jovi Build Toward Huge Success With ’7800 Degrees Fahrenheit’

Bon Jovi’s sophomore album – allegedly titled based on the melting point of rock (don’t ask us what kind of rock) – arrived on March 27, 1985 under immense pressure to perform.

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YouTube

Is This What Happened to Characters From John Mellencamp, Bon Jovi and Steve Miller’s Hits?

Classic rock fans of all ages have grown up with John Mellencamp's "Jack & Diane," Tommy and Gina from Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" and Billy Joe and Bobby Sue from the Steve Miller Band's "Take the Money and Run."

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Tico Torres Vs. Neil Peart March Drum Madness
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Tico Torres Vs. Neil Peart: March Drum Madness

The opening round of our new March Drum Madness competition matches two musicians with decades of success behind them, Bon Jovi’s Tico Torres and Neil Peart of Rush.

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Robert Cianflone, Getty Images

Jon Bon Jovi Is Working on a New Album

Jon Bon Jovi is back in the studio.

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Kat Villacorta
Kat Villacorta

Richie Sambora On His Split With Bon Jovi, Working With Orianthi + New Music

Looking back on his impressive run with Bon Jovi, guitarist Richie Sambora is quick to acknowledge that it was a really satisfying experience.

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Stuart Wilson, Getty Images

13 Facts You May Not Know About Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi have been a rock 'n' roll staple for three decades now.

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Ultimate Classic Rock
Ultimate Classic Rock

You Think You Know Bon Jovi?

Every self-respecting Bon Jovi fan knows all about steel horses and the story of Tommy and Gina, but the history of New Jersey's most impressively coiffed rockers contains a lot more than that.

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Bon Jovi Inducted into the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame

Bon Jovi beat the holy snot out of Poison to enter the UCR Hall of Fame.

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